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2015

iDevices shows off 'Switch' connected plug for Apple's HomeKit

Monday January 05, 2015

Apple fans will soon be able to control some lights and appliances with Siri, as Apple accessories partner iDevices has announced its new "Switch" HomeKit-compatible connected plug at the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

Dish announces 'Sling TV' $20-per-month Internet TV service with ESPN, CNN, more

Monday January 05, 2015

Satellite television provider Dish has jumped into the cord-cutting ring with a new over-the-top streaming television service featuring a number of big-name broadcasters, possibly signaling that content owners are becoming more at ease with alternative distribution methods that could bolster Apple's own efforts.

Supply chain rumor contradicts claims of new 4-inch iPhone in 2015

Monday January 05, 2015

The likelihood of a new or revised 4-inch iPhone remains uncertain, as even rumors from Apple's supply chain disagree about whether the company will continue to build new devices in the smaller form factor.

Intel officially unveils full Broadwell-based Intel Core CPU lineup

Monday January 05, 2015

Chip giant Intel on Monday took the covers off if its oft-delayed fifth-generation Intel Core processor family, a revamp that includes significant efficiency improvements and is expected to sit at the heart of Apple's rumored all-new MacBook Air.

Wearables, portable hard drives dominate early announcements from CES

Monday January 05, 2015

With the sun yet to rise on the first day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, companies looking to get a jump on the news cycle have provided early looks at wearable devices from new market entrants like Alcatel along with a number of intriguing portable hard drive updates and a plethora of iOS-connected accessories.

First Apple Watch advertising platform announced by TapSense [u]

Monday January 05, 2015

With the release of the Apple Watch around the corner, one advertising platform aims to be the first to provide mobile ads to users' wrists, unveiling a platform with hyper-local targeting and Apple Pay integration.

Apple Watch predicted to account for 36% of company's revenue growth in 2015

Monday January 05, 2015

The Apple Watch is expected to be a significant part of Apple's growth story in calendar year 2015, according to research firm Evercore, which advised investors to buy in to AAPL stock ahead of the wearable device's imminent launch.

Despite lawsuit, Apple's iOS 8 storage is actually far more efficient than Google's Android, Samsung's Galaxy, Microsoft Windows

Sunday January 04, 2015

There's something about Apple that makes people lose their minds, particularly people who are journalists. The most likely explanation is that putting "Apple" in a headline is currently the most irresistible clickbait known to mankind. That, and there's no time for fact checking or any sort of basic research in today's BuzzFeed world of made up garbage.

Purported 'iPad Pro' render hints at additional speakers on Apple's rumored 12" tablet

Sunday January 04, 2015

A new picture claims to show part of the schematic for a so-called "iPad Pro, complete with a speaker grille space at the top of the device next to the lock button, suggesting Apple's larger tablet could include a more powerful speaker array.

Bank of America promotes iPhone 6 in new TV ads for Apple Pay

Saturday January 03, 2015

Apple's blockbuster sales of iPhone 6 are continuing to benefit from Apple Pay commercials produced by banks, merchants and card processors. The latest spot from Bank of America calls Apple Pay "the new, easy, secure, smart way to pay with a simple touch."

Review: Adobe Ink and Slide

Saturday January 03, 2015

A few months ago, digital media monolith Adobe introduced its first foray into hardware with Ink and Slide, a stylish stylus and ruler combo with forward-thinking features and a sleek design. AppleInsider was able to take both for a test drive.

US government sanctions North Korea for Sony hack as 'The Interview' reigns atop iTunes charts

Friday January 02, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday, placing new sanctions against North Korea related to its government's believed involvement in an act of cyberterrorism that targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Digital music sales dropped 9% in 2014 while streaming surged 54%

Friday January 02, 2015

Apple's acquisition of streaming service Beats Music looms large over the latest music sales data, showing once again that the industry is trending away from sales of digital songs and albums.

New Apple Store displays show off art created with Apple products

Friday January 02, 2015

The intersection of technology and liberal arts has taken on a new approach at Apple's retail stores, where some locations are now doubling as public galleries to showcase art created with Apple hardware and software.

Retro is the iPad app Instagram users need

Friday January 02, 2015

Popular social network Instagram has yet to develop a universal or iPad optimized app for viewing and managing an account. That leaves Retro for iPad as the best option right now for managing Instagram on the big screen.

iCloud.com Photos beta disappears as users continue to await OS X iPhoto replacement

Friday January 02, 2015

Without explanation, the beta iCloud.com Photos application is no longer available to access via the website, as a vague "early 2015" launch date for a new Photos for OS X app also looms.

AppleInsider's updated iOS app features faster image loading, improved font options

Friday January 02, 2015

The official AppleInsider application, designed for both iPhone and iPad, was given an update on Wednesday with a few much-requested features, including darker displayed text and faster loading images.

Apple hands out MacBook Airs, iPads, Beats headphones in 2015 "Lucky Bag" promotion

Friday January 02, 2015

For its New Year's Fukubukuro "Lucky Bag 2015" promotion in Japan, Apple doled out big-ticket items like 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, Beats headphones and more to buyers paying an entry fee of about $300.

Review: iOgrapher iPhone and iPad camera platform

Thursday January 01, 2015

Made for iOS devices, iOgrapher is a highly adaptable camera platform that can be equipped with a variety of aftermarket lenses, microphones and other equipment to turn Apple's mobile product range into a portable movie making studio.