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2014

Apple's latest iPhone 6 ads focus on Continuity, gaming prowess

Monday November 24, 2014

Apple on Monday released a pair of commercials starring iPhone 6 spokesmen Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, one covering iOS and OS X Continuity features and another highlighting the handsets' gaming capabilities.

iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners complain of easily scratched screens

Monday November 24, 2014

A growing number of iPhone 6 owners are complaining that their recently-purchased handsets are exhibiting slight surface scratching not seen with previous models, with some alleging flaws in material and design.

Apple shares hit all-time high above $118 as market cap flirts with $700B

Monday November 24, 2014

Shares of Apple stock reached a new all-time high on Monday, rising to $118.63 at the closing bell with a record market capitalization of nearly $700 billion.

Lack of centralized cloud infrastructure team hampering Apple's development of iCloud services - report

Monday November 24, 2014

Apple's work-in-progress iCloud Photo Library still hasn't fully realized the original concept, code-named "Hyperion," that was pushed years ago by late company co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a new report.

MythBusters explain the science behind Corning's new shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass 4

Monday November 24, 2014

Discovery Channel's Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage walked through some of the advances made by manufacturer Corning in the latest version of its popular Gorilla Glass line used in Apple's iPhone.

Apple reveals Black Friday partnership with Product (RED) for gift card sale

Monday November 24, 2014

Shoppers that purchase some of Apple's most popular products on Friday will also receive a Product (RED) gift card that can be used on the U.S. iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.

Apple's iOS App Store reaches record 7.8M daily downloads

Monday November 24, 2014

Propelled by the launches of new iPhones and iPads, Apple's iOS App Store saw daily downloads surge in the month of October, reaching a record 7.8 million downloads per day.

Samsung considering shakeup of mobile division in response to sagging profits, sales

Monday November 24, 2014

With Samsung's profits plummeting last quarter and sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 coming well short of expectations, the South Korean electronics giant is said to be considering changes in its executive team, particularly among the mobile division that competes with Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Chase touts Apple Pay partnership with new television ad

Monday November 24, 2014

Major U.S. bank Chase on Monday unveiled a new television advertisement prominently featuring Apple Pay, the latest of Apple's partners to leverage the mobile payment system in a bid to attract consumers.

Apple's World AIDS Day campaign brings exclusive app content for charity, retail sales donations

Sunday November 23, 2014

Apple on Sunday announced its 2014 World AIDS Day campaign that will see the company donate a portion of its holiday retail sales, as well as proceeds from a special section of the App Store called "Apps for (RED)," to the (RED) foundation's Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Apple's forecast to sell 71.5M iPhones units in Q4, iPhone 6 sales more than double iPhone 6 Plus

Sunday November 23, 2014

On the back of strong seasonal demand, Apple is forecast to ship over 71.5 million iPhones in quarter four, but will see a drop in demand to below 50 million units during the first quarter of 2015, one analyst says.

Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with exclusive RED Loop Pack, available for limited time

Sunday November 23, 2014

Apple on Sunday released an update to its GarageBand music authoring app that activates an option to purchase the (GarageBand)RED Loop Pack, an exclusive collections of hundreds of new instrument loops, with all proceeds going to charity.

Review: FLIR ONE and Seek bring thermal imaging to iPhone

Sunday November 23, 2014

After decades spent in development, thermal imaging hardware has finally trickled down to the consumer, bringing with it the ability to "see" and measure infrared radiation using something as small as an iPhone. FLIR was the first to bring an iOS-compatible offering to market, but is now challenged by startup Seek, which stuffed similar tech into a smaller package at a lower price point.

How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8 with compatible apps and accessories

Saturday November 22, 2014

After a rocky start, Apple's built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness data into one place. Here's a primer on how to best take advantage of the new wellness platform.

Deals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-Retina iMac

Saturday November 22, 2014

As part of its ongoing effort to deliver substantial deals ahead of the Black Friday frenzy, AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple's Authorized Resellers to give away a free Apple Magic Trackpad with every MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and non-Retina iMac that also comes bundled with deeply discounted 3-Year AppleCare plans.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014

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Review: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

Saturday November 22, 2014

iPad Air 1 & 2 owners looking for a quick and easy way to turn their tablet into a MacBook-style, lap-friendly portable computer need look no further than the new backlit BrydgeAir keyboard -- a well-built, well-designed productivity accessory.

Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

Friday November 21, 2014

Former Apple designer Susan Kare, who created famously distinct icons for the original Macintosh operating system, is selling through her online shop reproductions of the pirate flag that flew over the Mac team's building in 1983.

Apple's A8 SoC reportedly capable of 4K video output, may pave way for ultra high-resolution Apple TV

Friday November 21, 2014

According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are able to play back 4K video thanks to the powerful A8 system-on-chip, suggesting a future Apple TV model equipped with the same silicon would offer support for ultra high definition programming.

Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad

Friday November 21, 2014

Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.