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2015

Disney reportedly pressuring Apple to accept more channels for rumored Internet TV service

Wednesday April 08, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims negotiations over a rumored Apple-branded over-the-top TV service recently escalated, with Disney now pushing for that a bulk of its channels be offered as part of the deal.

Twitter upgrades trends features for mobile, drops #discover and activity

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Twitter today made a collection of changes to the way trends are presented in its iOS and Android apps, incorporating new information while simultaneously doing away with #discover and activity.

Apple expands Siri support to 9 new countries, CarPlay to 6 regions

Wednesday April 08, 2015

As part of its iOS 8.3 rollout on Wednesday, Apple flipped the switch on various Siri features in nine new countries, while adding CarPlay capabilities in select locales.

Apple reportedly purchased keyboard app maker Dryft last year

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple recently acquired Dryft, a software keyboard developer headed up by one of the cofounders of popular third-party app Swype, according to a report on Wednesday.

First look: DJI's new Phantom 3 drone is more powerful, affordable & integrated with Apple's iOS

Wednesday April 08, 2015

DJI took the wraps off its new Phantom 3 drone on Wednesday in Manhattan, and AppleInsider was there to get a first look at the more powerful and more affordable model, which also boasts tighter integration with Apple's iOS platform.

Apple Watch could debut with 4-6 week lead times for some models

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Consumers who don't pre-order an Apple Watch this week could find themselves waiting more than a month to pick one up after sales begin, as some foreign outposts of Apple's online store indicate lead times that could stretch as long as six weeks.

Apple launches iOS 8.3 with new emoji characters, wireless CarPlay & more

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple on Wednesday issued the final release of iOS 8.3, adding features such as new emoji characters, Siri improvements, and wireless CarPlay support, alongside a multitude of bugfixes and minor interface tweaks.

Drone maker DJI announces Phantom 3 quadcopter with 4K video

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Chinese drone maker DJI on Wednesday announced an updated version of its popular Phantom quadcopter, packing a new camera system with upgraded controls and a sensor that can capture video at ultra-high resolution 4K.

Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app, iCloud Photo Library

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released OS X Yosemite version 10.10.3, bringing with it the company's long-promised Photos app, as well as a collection of bug fixes and security improvements.

Apple preparing for 'major, major' datacenter expansion in Oregon - report

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple is set to follow through on expansion plans for its $250 million datacenter in Prineville, Oregon, a Wednesday report suggests, after the Oregon legislature resolved a tax issue that could have tacked millions of dollars onto Apple's bills in the future.

First Apple Watch unboxing video emerges from Hong Kong

Wednesday April 08, 2015

As Apple distributes preview units of its new Watch to media outlets, unboxing videos are likewise appearing online, revealing what buyers can expect to see when they open up the product's packaging.

Apple turns to high-resolution photography, not CGI, for Apple Watch 'Motion' faces

Wednesday April 08, 2015

The animated flowers, butterflies, and jellyfish seen on the face of Apple's new smartwatch were not created with computer graphics packages, according to a new report, but were instead photographed in an intensive process that sometimes required more than a week to capture a single image.

Apple Watch performance problems to be fixed with software update ahead of April 24 launch

Wednesday April 08, 2015

The review version of the Apple Watch is experiencing performance problems that Apple says will be fixed in upcoming software updates, one of which is expected to arrive before the device lands on the wrists of consumers, according to an early review of the device.

Apple Watch reviews: world's best smartwatch, but nobody knows what a smartwatch should do

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Journalistic luminaries have begun to go public with their views on Apple's new wearable in the days before it goes on sale, and they have generally found it to be a beautiful device that ultimately succumbs to the fact that smartwatches have yet to find their niche.

Australian government is latest to grill Apple, Google, others over tax loopholes

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. and the E.U., the Australian government has declared that American technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft are all under investigation for their use of multinational corporations to pay lower taxes.

Sling TV to get HBO live and on-demand content days after HBO Now lands on Apple TV [u]

Wednesday April 08, 2015

As promised at the start of April, Dish Network's Web-based television service Sling TV will add HBO to its list of partner providers later this week, offering linear and video-on-demand content to paying customers.

Apple to release OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app today

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Mac users are expected to get a major mid-cycle software upgrade later Wednesday with the free release of OS X 10.10.3, featuring the all-new Photos app for Yosemite.

Apple to open second store in Hangzhou, China on April 24

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple on Tuesday announced the upcoming opening of a second store in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to start serving customers on April 24, the same day Apple Watch is slated to launch.

Photos of supposed Apple Watch, accessory strap packaging shows up online

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Weeks ahead of Apple's official Apple Watch launch date, a number of photos hit the Web on Tuesday allegedly revealing the device's packaging, as well as a first look at accesosry wrist bands.

Advocacy groups ask FTC to investigate YouTube Kids app for targeting children with ads

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google's YouTube Kids app violates rules for children's programming.