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2015

Job listing offers glimpse at advanced medical research being conducted by Apple

Friday February 06, 2015

With the launch of the health- and fitness-focused Apple Watch fast approaching, Apple continues to bolster its internal research teams focused on analyzing the human body, representing a new and different direction for the tech giant.

Insider advises Apple investors to brace for 50% plunge in iPad sales this quarter

Friday February 06, 2015

Apple's shrinking iPad sales are expected to continue their downward trend this year, led by a particularly drastic year over year drop this quarter, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who does not expect a new 12.9-inch model to turn things around in the immediate future.

AppleInsider podcast discusses OS X Photos, Apple Watch news & net neutrality

Friday February 06, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the beta release of Photos for OS X, an inside look at the Apple Watch companion app, and discussion of Apple's mysterious camera-equipped vehicles.

Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

Friday February 06, 2015

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving "iCar," but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.

Twitter blames issues with Apple's iOS 8 for loss of 4M new users [u]

Thursday February 05, 2015

Character-limited social network Twitter on Thursday announced a lower-than-expected number of monthly active users for its just-completed fourth quarter, a figure that the company blamed in part on problems in Apple's rollout of iOS 8.

Apple trying 'very hard' with $250K bonuses to nab Tesla engineers as van sightings proliferate

Thursday February 05, 2015

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.

Swatch prepping Apple Watch, Apple Pay competitors, CEO says

Thursday February 05, 2015

Swiss timekeeping giant Swatch is planning a new smartwatch and mobile payment system to compete with the forthcoming Apple Watch and the already-established Apple Pay, the company's CEO has said.

First look: Apple's all-new Photos for OS X brings the best of iPhone, iPad & iCloud to the Mac

Thursday February 05, 2015

Apple's first beta of the new Photos application for OS X showcases a sleek, uncluttered interface that will instantly feel natural to anyone who has used the modern Photos app for iPhone and iPad, bringing welcome features and strong iCloud integration to the desktop.

Apple releases first beta of OS X 10.10.3 with debut of Yosemite's new Photos app

Thursday February 05, 2015

Developers can be among the first to get their hands on the new Photos for OS X application, thanks to the release of a preview build of of OS X 10.10.3 on Thursday.

Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID fingerprint sensors into touchscreen displays

Thursday February 05, 2015

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.

Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey update adds predictive emojis to iOS 8 keyboard

Thursday February 05, 2015

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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Thursday February 05, 2015

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Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept would estimate wait times at the airport, grocery store, DMV, more

Thursday February 05, 2015

Apple's interest in indoor positioning technology could go well beyond just identifying a user's location, by offering estimated wait times at a variety of businesses, allowing iPhone users to adjust their schedules and save time by avoiding high-traffic periods of the day.

After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky's the limit for Apple Inc's silicon design team

Thursday February 05, 2015

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.

Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60 percent of top 23 U.S. hospitals

Thursday February 05, 2015

An exclusive report by Reuters noted that 14 of the top 23 hospitals in the U.S. have already rolled out a pilot program using Apple's iOS 8 Health app, or "are in talks to do so."

Federal court levies near-$1M fine against Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Typo, makers of a BlackBerry-like keyboard accessory for the iPhone, were ordered Wednesday to pay the Canadian smartphone maker $860,000 plus attorneys' fees and costs after failing to heed a sales injunction handed down last March.

Apple restarts talks with content owners for over-the-top, web-based TV service

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Apple has turned its back on cable companies and is once again courting television programmers in a bid to bring live television content to the Apple TV, a Wednesday report suggests, with talks reportedly in the "early stages."

New iOS spyware targets non-jailbroken devices but requires user intervention to install

Wednesday February 04, 2015

A malware campaign known in the security industry as "Operation Pawn Storm" has begun to target Apple's iOS devices with a new malicious application that can steal photos, text messages, contacts, and other data from non-jailbroken iPhones, but which cannot be installed without users' consent.

Microsoft acquires iOS calendar app Sunrise for $100M - report

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Microsoft has reportedly closed a deal to acquire popular iOS calendar app Sunrise for "at least" $100 million as the software giant continues to invest in rival mobile platforms under CEO Satya Nadella.

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring Michael Fassbender, will hit theaters Oct. 9

Wednesday February 04, 2015

The long-awaited film based on the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters this fall, on Oct. 9.