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2015

Messages in iOS 8.3 beta comes with automatic spam reporting functions

Monday April 06, 2015

A new feature discovered in the latest iOS 8.3 developer beta lets users quickly report spam content in Messages without having to go through Apple's current elaborate support procedure, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple's new 12" MacBook shown off, compared to 11" MacBook Air in 15-minute video

Monday April 06, 2015

Ahead of the 12-inch MacBook's expected release later this month, a Ukrainian electronics reseller got its hands on the device to produce a fairly detailed video looking at hardware, performance and design.

First look: Beastgrip Pro lens adapter platform for Apple's iPhone

Monday April 06, 2015

Beastgrip, makers of the camera mount used to shoot a Bentley car commercial, are back with a Kickstarter for a much-improved version of their camera mount, Beastgrip Pro. AppleInsider was given an opportunity to test out the prototype hardware ahead of the crowdfunding launch.

Roku updates set-tops & mobile apps with features like voice search, Roku Feed

Monday April 06, 2015

Apple TV competitor Roku today updated its streaming media set-tops and companion mobile apps with new voice search functions, access to a content discovery system dubbed "Roku Feed," and faster hardware in the case of the Roku 2.

Display makers increase IGZO capacity as Apple ponders next-gen panels for 'iPad Pro' - report

Monday April 06, 2015

Apple is likely to choose IGZO-based display panels for its so-called 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro,' a Monday report from South Korea suggests, prompting Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG Display to make investments designed to increase their production capacity in a bid to win Apple's business.

Apple environment VP Lisa Jackson to speak at Rainbow PUSH Coalition summit

Monday April 06, 2015

The head of Apple's Environmental Initiatives division, Lisa Jackson, will be delivering one of the keynote speeches at May's PUSHTech2020 Summit, hosted by the non-profit Rainbow PUSH Coalition founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

About 20 Watch app developers visiting Apple labs each day under tight scrutiny

Monday April 06, 2015

Roughly 20 developers are coming to Apple's labs in Sunnyvale, Calif., each day in order to test their apps on the Apple Watch, doing so under intense supervision ahead of the device's launch, according to a new report.

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn seeks to change villainous public perception

Monday April 06, 2015

Long thought of as a soulless megacorp that treats workers as disposable cogs in its constantly-grinding machinery, Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn -- one of Apple's closest partners -- granted a rare look inside its Shenzhen factory gates as it attempts to alter that perception.

Samsung fighting off its own 'bendgate' controversy, says Galaxy S6 not bendable in normal daily use

Monday April 06, 2015

After Samsung poked fun at Apple's iPhone 6 for the so-called "bendgate" controversy, the South Korean electronics maker is now in the midst of its own public relations crisis, and has been forced to respond to a video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge bending and breaking.

Apple to release super-high resolution 'iMac 8K' later this year, display partner LG says

Monday April 06, 2015

In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed "iMac 8K" has been outed in a press release that was published by Apple display supplier LG, suggesting the all-in-one desktop will get an even higher resolution screen this year.

Apple Maps showing TripAdvisor, Booking.com reviews in search results

Sunday April 05, 2015

In what appears to be a recent update to Apple's in-house mapping service, hotel reviews pulled from TripAdvisor and Booking.com are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp.

Next-gen Apple TV will not initially support 4K streaming, report says

Sunday April 05, 2015

Industry watchers expect Apple to release a next-generation Apple TV set-top streamer later this year with a slew of upgrades, but the device might not support 4K high-definition content as some anticipated, according to a report published on Sunday.

Apple Watch's first-weekend sales will be interesting, but ultimately unimportant

Sunday April 05, 2015

With less a week left on the calendar before Apple opens preorders for its hotly-anticipated Watch, industry analysts have begun to weigh in with their predictions for opening weekend sales figures. While these numbers are sure to be interesting -- just as they are for the iPhone -- they likely won't mean much for the Watch's future.

Patent could delay Apple Watch debut in Switzerland, report says

Saturday April 04, 2015

The Apple Watch may not be able to launch in Switzerland until at least December of this year because of a patent dating back to 1985, a document from the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property suggests.

How to enable SMS text messaging through Continuity on iPad and Mac

Saturday April 04, 2015

Apple first introduced iMessage to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 5, and now with iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, SMS messages from any phone can be managed across all your connected devices.

Apple to offer in-store launch day pickup option for Apple Watch preorders

Saturday April 04, 2015

After announcing online Apple Watch preorders would commence on April 10, Apple on Friday said it will allow buyers to pick up their reserved device at brick-and-mortar locations on April 24, launch day.

Plaintiffs drop class-action suit claiming Google Android monopoly

Friday April 03, 2015

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google voluntarily dropped allegations that the company illegally created an Internet and mobile search monopoly through Android terms of use agreements.

Fox Business News apologizes after commentator calls Apple CEO Tim Cook a 'bigot'

Friday April 03, 2015

On Friday, Fox Business Network apologized for a remark made by a commentator earlier in the week in which a regular guest called Apple CEO Tim Cook a "bigot" for his stance on religious freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas.

Apple posts in-depth Apple Watch demonstration videos to new 'Guided Tours' webpage [updated with video]

Friday April 03, 2015

Apple on Friday launched an Apple Watch Guided Tours webpage, dedicating space for virtual tutorials that show users how they can expect to interact with various device hardware and software features come April 24.

Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple

Friday April 03, 2015

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.