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2015

Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

Monday August 03, 2015

Nokia has confirmed it will sell its Here maps division to German carmakers Audi, BMW, and Daimler, in a deal valued at 2.8 billion euros, or $3.07 billion.

Samsung cuts prices for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge by 100 euros after disappointing financial results

Monday August 03, 2015

Just four months after launching the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has begun to drop the price of its flagship handsets in an apparent effort to jumpstart slumping sales and push its troubled mobile division further into the black.

Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

Monday August 03, 2015

Apple is reportedly testing a service that will have its voice driven personal assistant, Siri, answer phone calls when a user is unavailable and then transcribe voicemails to text so that they can be quickly read.

New iMac models with upgraded CPUs & displays to drive 1M unit sales in Q3, analyst says

Monday August 03, 2015

Apple is expected to grow iMac sales to one million units during the upcoming quarter on the back of new, more powerful models with enhanced display technology, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

Sunday August 02, 2015

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.

Tech shuttle drivers approve Teamsters contract, Apple working with contractors to raise pay

Saturday August 01, 2015

After gaining representation by the Teamsters Union, a group of shuttle bus drivers serving Apple and other high technology companies in Silicon Valley on Saturday voted unanimously to adopt a three-year contract promising better pay and working conditions.

Fully assembled 'iPhone 6s' display purportedly shown off in new photos

Saturday August 01, 2015

A set of photos published to the Web on Saturday supposedly show an assembled next-generation iPhone display, potentially offering a first look at Apple's rumored Force Touch implementation.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Watch at Best Buy, Apple Music numbers, Apple TV news & more

Saturday August 01, 2015

The lazy days of summer were in full effect this week, but there were some brief glances of plans for the Apple Watch -- as well as a long-rumored Apple TV refresh.

Apple Watch supplier misses 2M unit break-even point for Q2, FUD flinging ensues

Friday July 31, 2015

A report on Friday floated more doom and gloom sales estimates for Apple Watch, noting a key component supplier ASE failed to meet its "break-even volume" of two million units per month in the second quarter. It also doesn't plan to reach that level in the third or fourth quarters.

IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks for employees

Friday July 31, 2015

It was learned in May that IBM plans to deploy some 50,000 MacBooks to employees by the end of 2015, but a newly leaked video suggests the company could see adoption numbers between 150,000 to 200,000 units.

BMW concerned about sharing manufacturing expertise to develop Apple Car - report

Friday July 31, 2015

Apple and BMW have in fact held talks about a potential Apple Car, but the German automaker has been reluctant to reach an agreement, as it is afraid it could just become a supplier to the world's largest company.

Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

Friday July 31, 2015

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

Facebook completes first full-scale drone for spreading Internet access to remote regions

Friday July 31, 2015

Facebook has finished construction of its first full-scale drone designed to provide Intenet access to remote regions of the planet, part of a larger program called Aquila.

Suppliers ramping up Force Touch module shipments for 'iPhone 6s,' rumor claims

Friday July 31, 2015

Apple touch panel suppliers are reportedly ramping up shipments of Force Touch modules in preparation for the launch of a next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch at Best Buy, rumored iPads, Steve Jobs movies & an Apple car

Friday July 31, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple Watch sales expanding to Best Buy, all the Steve Jobs movies, and a possible Apple Car. Neil and Victor talk about the security issues with Android, and Mikey discusses what security issues mean as cars become rolling computers.

Last Call: Free AppleCare with all standard 2015 13" MacBook Pros, up to $200 off BTOs

Friday July 31, 2015

There's less than 24 hours left on deals that offer Free AppleCare on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, and up to $200 on select custom configurations without AppleCare. These deals expire for good on July 31st at 11:59 p.m. ET

Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism with strong iOS encryption, experts theorize

Thursday July 30, 2015

A legal blog caused a bit of a stir on Thursday when it proposed Apple, along with other tech companies fielding communications services protected by strong encryption methods, might be held liable of providing material support to a suspected terrorist.

Apple seeds second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite beta to developers with minor changes

Thursday July 30, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a second beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite update to developers for testing, including what appears to be only minor tweaks and bug fixes.

Canadian Best Buy stores to start Apple Watch sales on Aug. 14

Thursday July 30, 2015

Hot on the heels of Best Buy's announcement that it will start selling Apple Watch in the U.S. on Aug. 7, the big box electronics retailer confirmed its Canadian outlets plan to commence sales of the wearable one week later.

New Apple TV rumored to debut in September with touchpad remote, dedicated app store, Siri support

Thursday July 30, 2015

A report on Thursday claims Apple plans to unveil a next-generation Apple TV model with its own app store, revamped remote control, Siri support and more at the company's yearly iPhone event in September.