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2015

Drexel University installs iPad rental vending machine for students, library card holders

Thursday April 02, 2015

Philadelphians living near Drexel University can now rent one of a dozen iPads thanks to a new vending machine installed at the school's Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2 goes universal on iOS

Thursday April 02, 2015

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

Apple ranks 8th on list of companies with most granted mobile device patents for 2014

Thursday April 02, 2015

Apple last year placed eighth in a list of companies granted the most mobile patents, above most of the industry but below some of its chief rivals, a new market report revealed on Thursday.

Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers and public testers

Thursday April 02, 2015

As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.

Twitter's Periscope tackles interface and bug issues, Waze gets speed boosts, traffic bar

Thursday April 02, 2015

Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.

Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese smartphone market, led by iPhone 6

Thursday April 02, 2015

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple iPhone from Gazelle

Thursday April 02, 2015

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most significant change yet to iOS user interface

Thursday April 02, 2015

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen 'iPhone 6s Plus'

Thursday April 02, 2015

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

Apple Watch designers detail years of research and refinements that went into its development

Thursday April 02, 2015

The Apple Watch underwent many iterations and refinements before its designers felt it would be comfortable to use on the wrist, including over a year of adjustments on the Taptic Engine alone, according to a new profile published on Thursday.

First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use tool for creating compelling visual stories

Thursday April 02, 2015

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.

EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals with Apple streaming music service

Thursday April 02, 2015

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

Apple Watch graces cover of Canada's 'Flare' in latest celebrity spread

Thursday April 02, 2015

Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld wears an Apple Watch Sport on the latest cover of popular Canadian fashion magazine Flare, in the latest cover story for Apple's soon-to-launch wearable.

Apple invention details single-sensor, multi-lens camera system for iPhone

Thursday April 02, 2015

An Apple patent filing published Thursday describes a mechanism capable of directing light from two apertures onto a single image sensor, facilitating smaller iPhone form factors while ensuring identical image quality from both front- and rear-facing cameras.

Philips expands smart lighting lineup with Hue Go portable lamp

Thursday April 02, 2015

Announced on Thursday, Philips' new Hue Go lamp introduces portability and autonomy to the company's iOS-connected Hue smart lighting range of products.

Citi lays out five reasons why Apple stock, growth potential is undervalued

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Citi analyst Jim Suva believes investors and the Street are seriously underestimating Apple's growth potential, especially related to iPhone 6 performance, saying he expects AAPL to beat consensus for March quarter sales by at least $1 billion.

Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and infrastructure for rumored streaming TV service

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple is laying the the cost and responsibility of streaming infrastructure on TV networks participating in its upcoming subscription Internet TV service, according to industry executives quoted in a Wednesday report.

Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15 add-on tier

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can't live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.

TweetDeck for Mac gets catch-up update, Facebook debuts Riff video app for iPhone

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Twitter today released its first major TweetDeck for Mac update since August, bringing support for features like Teams and group messages, while Facebook launched Riff, an app for shooting and sharing collaborative videos.