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2014

Google Play Games cross-platform multiplayer comes to iOS, stepping up competition with Apple's Game Center

Monday March 17, 2014

Multiplayer support in Google Play Games has gone multi-platform, with a new software development kit that allows gamers to compete with one another while playing titles on Apple's iOS, as well as Android and the Web.

Microsoft releases free OneNote information organizer on Apple's Mac App Store

Monday March 17, 2014

Microsoft on Monday released an all-new Mac OS X edition of its popular OneNote application for free on the Mac App Store, taking the venerable digital notebook cross-platform amid stiff competition from Silicon Valley startup Evernote.

ACC Sports joins Apple TV channel lineup with game highlights, insider programming

Monday March 17, 2014

With the teams for NCAA March Madness now set to take the court, a new ACC Sports channel, representing one of the top basketball conferences in the country, has launched on the Apple TV.

Big-screen 'iPhone 6' predicted to drive massive upgrades, draw switchers from Android to Apple

Monday March 17, 2014

If Apple were to launch a redesigned iPhone with a screen size around 5 inches this year, it would become the "motherlode of all upgrade cycles" for the company, helping to reaccelerate year over year growth, one analyst believes.

Rumor: Apple to launch lower-capacity 8GB iPhone 5c this week

Monday March 17, 2014

Apple is said to be planning the introduction of a new, 8-gigabyte variant of the iPhone 5c -- possibly as soon as this week -- in what could be a bid to turn around flagging sales of the plastic-backed device.

Apple's Ive describes struggle for perfection in interview, calls copycat designs 'theft'

Monday March 17, 2014

In an interview published on Sunday, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive lifted a corner to Apple's veil of secrecy, offering a peek into his process of "making" and how an Apple product stands apart from other designs.

Review: iQi Mobile wireless charging adapter for Apple's iPhone

Sunday March 16, 2014

As iPhone owners clamor for a way to cut the final cord, AppleInsider went hands-on with Fonesalesman's new iQi wireless charging adapter to test if the promising charging technology is ready for the spotlight.

Steve Jobs believed HDTVs were a 'terrible business,' saw Apple TV set as unlikely, new book reveals

Sunday March 16, 2014

Before his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly said in a meeting with his top 100 employees that he didn't believe the company would ever release a television set, due to low margins and infrequent user upgrades.

Review: DJI Phantom 2 Vision, a high-end iPhone-compatible flying camera drone

Saturday March 15, 2014

With the iPhone-connected drone craze in full effect, AppleInsider decided to put to the test one of the most advanced, Apple-friendly prosumer aerial cameras available today: the DJI Phantom 2 Vision.

The many (alleged) lives of Microsoft's Office for iOS

Friday March 14, 2014

An iOS adaptation of Microsoft's ubiquitous Office productivity suite is ready to go pending the approval of new CEO Satya Nadella, according to a recent report, but we've heard this story before.

Apple updates Apple Store apps with notification tweaks for iPhone, gift card buying for iPad

Friday March 14, 2014

Apple on Friday rolled out an update to its Apple Store iOS app, which are separate downloads for iPhone and iPad, bringing enhanced in-store notifications to the former and gift card purchases to the latter.

iOS 7.1 adoption pegged at 18% after 72 hours, tracking in line with prior releases

Friday March 14, 2014

The number of iOS device users who have upgraded to Apple's latest iOS 7.1 update has grown over the past three days to account for 17.9 percent of all iOS traffic in North America, and is expected to overtake the previous iOS 7.0.6 update within a few days, one report says.

Transcend's 32GB RAM modules for Apple's Mac Pro doubles max memory to 128GB [u]

Friday March 14, 2014

Memory manufacturer Transcend on Friday announced availability of high-density DDR3 RDIMM RAM modules that bring the Mac Pro's total memory up to 128GB, doubling the max configuration advertised on the Apple Store.

Apple's iPhone takes 80 percent of China's booming premium phone market

Friday March 14, 2014

Countering the idea that China's smartphone market is only interested in cheap phones, Umeng, the nation's largest analytics firm, has issued a report for 2013 outlining that 27 percent of China's smartphones cost over $500, and that 80 percent of those are iPhones.

Apple supply chain rumors: 'iPad Pro' on hold, sapphire production limited

Friday March 14, 2014

A pair of fresh rumors from Taiwan claim that Apple's 2014 product line is far from settled, as the company is alleged to have shelved plans for a larger-screened iPad and is purportedly facing supply issues at its new Arizona sapphire plant.

Screenshots purport to show WhatsApp's new VoIP calling feature in action on Apple's iOS

Friday March 14, 2014

Ubiquitous cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp's forthcoming Voice over IP calling functionality, set to roll out to users later this spring, appears to have been revealed early in a series of screenshots posted Friday.

HDTV sales tumble 10% as rumors of full-fledged Apple television set have all but vanished

Friday March 14, 2014

Global television sales suffered a second consecutive year-over-year decline in 2013, adding color to recent indications of a shift in Apple's living room go-to-market strategy from an integrated television set to a standalone set-top box.

Apple's iPhone is most-desired smartphone in emerging markets, passing Samsung

Friday March 14, 2014

While many customers in emerging markets may not be able to afford an iPhone, they'd still prefer it over competing devices running Google's Android, including handsets from Apple rival Samsung, a recent survey reveals.

How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

Friday March 14, 2014

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

Apple-acquired Burstly may be closing down SkyRocket app monetization service

Thursday March 13, 2014

Less than one month after being purchased by Apple, Burstly has reportedly sent out notices to users of its SkyRocket monetization service saying the product's publishing and SDK license agreements will expire in 90 days.