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2015

Review: 'Becoming Steve Jobs' looks to dispel accepted Jobs myth

Saturday March 28, 2015

With "Becoming Steve Jobs," coauthors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli seek to dismantle perceptions of Jobs the egomaniacal, callous autocrat, replacing accepted opinion with a retelling of the life of a man who they describe -- for better or worse -- as being "half genius, half asshole."

Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness

Saturday March 28, 2015

To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.

Google, Johnson & Johnson to partner on surgical robot technology

Friday March 27, 2015

Google has formed a partnership with medical and consumer goods firm Johnson & Johnson that will see the development of robots to help surgeons in the operating room, according to an announcement made on Friday.

Meerkat works around Twitter social graph, Vine gets 720P update, and Instapaper adds 'speed reading'

Friday March 27, 2015

A trio of popular media apps received updates Friday, with live broadcasting app Meerkat gaining upgrades to compete with Twitter's Periscope, while Vine moves to 720p video and Instapaper adds Instant Sync and Twitter "textshots."

Apple has not approached Comcast about Web television deal

Friday March 27, 2015

Amid rumors of an Apple branded streaming television service, Comcast asserts it has not engaged in any discussions with the company about licensing NBCUniversal content to air alongside programs from potential partners ABC, CBS, Fox and more.

Apple's Tim Cook plans to give away all of his money

Friday March 27, 2015

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has revealed plans to donate the vast majority of his wealth to charity before he dies, saying that he wants to develop a "systematic approach" to philanthropy.

Tim Cook 'deeply disappointed' by new Indiana anti-gay law

Friday March 27, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday stood in opposition to a new Indiana law that allows businesses in the state to legally discriminate against gays and lesbians, while calling on Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson to veto a similar measure that is set to hit his desk.

BlackBerry sells just 1.6M smartphones in Q4 as software, services grow

Friday March 27, 2015

Canadian device maker BlackBerry on Friday revealed yet another quarterly decline in hardware sales, moving just 1.6 million smartphones in its fiscal fourth quarter as its once-dominant device business continues to retreat.

Apple's $848M solar power deal better on back end, says environmental VP Lisa Jackson

Friday March 27, 2015

The $848 million solar power deal Apple signed with First Solar last month is a better value than some have suggested, according to vice president of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who on Thursday pointed to a surge in the amount of power Apple will receive towards the end of the contract.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Twitter's live streaming app, Periscope, iCloud storage issues, and more

Friday March 27, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Twitter launches Periscope for iPhone, a live streaming app to compete with Meerkat. The issues with iCloud storage, Fantastical 2 for OS X hands-on, Square Cash, Apple Pay, and who still wants a 4" iPhone.

Google loses UK appeal in Safari cookie tracking case, could face trial

Friday March 27, 2015

The U.K.'s Court of Appeal has denied Google's request to block lawsuits from British consumers over the search giant's disregard for Safari privacy restrictions designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users.

Intel & Micron's new 3D flash memory could mean cheaper, larger storage for Apple's Macs, iOS devices

Friday March 27, 2015

Intel and Micron have announced the launch of a new 3D NAND flash technology, one which could substantially improve the amount of data storage possible in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and numerous other devices.

Apple Watch shops set to open on April 10 in London, Paris and Tokyo

Friday March 27, 2015

Apple on Thursday announced it will officially open three international Apple Watch store-within-a-store locations on April 10, offering customers shopping at high-end department stores the chance to try on and preorder the device before it goes on sale.

SoHo Apple Store hosts 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book reading, Q&A session with authors

Thursday March 26, 2015

Authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli visited the Apple Store SoHo in New York on Thursday to read selections from their hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" and field questions from what quickly became a packed house.

Apple moves to dismiss lawsuit over 'misleading' iOS device capacity claims

Thursday March 26, 2015

Apple on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented to consumers the amount of storage space iOS 8 uses in newly shipped iPhone and iPad devices, noting plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of fraud.

Apple Watch's Workout app learns users' strides over time, Turlington Burns diary reveals

Thursday March 26, 2015

In the third week of her promotional Apple Watch diary, posted Thursday, model Christy Turlington Burns made mention of a previously unknown feature of the wearable's Workout app that adjusts to a user's gait for more accurate results.

Apple Watch support comes to flurry of iPhone apps ahead of April launch

Thursday March 26, 2015

A collection of iPhone apps -- such as Evernote, Dark Sky, and the New York Times -- were updated today to support the Apple Watch, even though the wearable isn't shipping until April 24.

JP Morgan predicts Apple will stick with LCD, not OLED, for 'iPhone 7'

Thursday March 26, 2015

Despite finally jumping into the OLED market with the Apple Watch, Apple is not expected to migrate its handset line away from LCD technology in the near future, instead choosing to stick with LTPS-based LCD panels when it debuts its so-called "iPhone 7."

Apple Pay decals begin arriving with supporting merchants

Thursday March 26, 2015

Vendors who accept Apple Pay can advertise their support with new decal stickers supplied by Apple itself, which began arriving in the mail for merchants on Thursday.

Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 56 apps preinstalled, including Instagram & Microsoft OneDrive

Thursday March 26, 2015

Critics of so-called "bloatware" will have new fodder thanks to Samsung's forthcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will come preinstalled with a total of 56 applications, including third-party services like Microsoft OneDrive and Whatsapp.