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2015

First look: Fitbit expands range with Charge, pulse-monitoring Charge HR, GPS-enabled Surge

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Fitbit introduced its latest fitness tracking devices at CES in the Charge, heart rate-sensing Charge HR band and Surge "fitness super watch," the latter of which features standalone GPS tracking capabilities.

First look: SenseHUD turns your iPhone into a portable heads-up display

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Unveiled at CES, SenseHUD is portable device that promises to transform your smartphone into an automotive heads-up display, offering an aftermarket alternative to expensive preinstalled car navigation systems.

First look: ADAM iOS-connected asthma monitor

Wednesday January 07, 2015

The Automated Device for Asthma Management, or ADAM, by Health Care Originals is a unique iOS-connected medical device that aims to provide users with a complete solution for managing their asthma.

Apple to raise App Store prices in EU and Canada, 'change' Russian fees

Wednesday January 07, 2015

In a note sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple announced an imminent prices increase for Canada, Norway and all countries in the European Union, as well as an undisclosed change in app cost for Russian customers.

After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.

Apple seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta with focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Apple on Wednesday issued a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.2 maintenance update, once again asking developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver alongside general system compatibility testing.

Apple's iOS 8 now on 68% of devices as distribution growth holds steady

Wednesday January 07, 2015

According to the latest statistics from Apple, distribution of company's iOS 8 mobile operating continues to plod along and is now installed on 68 percent of iPhones and iPads registered to the iOS App Store.

Griffin shows off $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug, coming in March

Wednesday January 07, 2015

At CES this week, Griffin Technology took the wraps off a new USB-to-Lightning cable with a twist -- the USB Type A plug can be inserted in either orientation, just like Apple's own Lightning connector.

August iPhone-connected lock unveils new remote access add-on, private API

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Owners of the Yves Behar-designed August Smart Lock now have the option to control the device from their iPhone even when they're out of the house thanks to the new August Connect accessory announced by the company at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

Hands-on: Inside Henge Docks' motorized horizontal MacBook Pro docking station

Wednesday January 07, 2015

At its stand at CES, Apple-centric accessory maker Henge Docks offered AppleInsider an inside look at its upcoming Horizontal MacBook Pro Dock, revealing a motorized interface and circuit boards feeding a plethora of ports.

AT&T follows T-Mobile with new 'Rollover Data' offering

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Mega-carrier AT&T is the latest U.S. wireless provider to turn to mobile data as a market differentiator, introducing a new "Rollover Data" program that allows subscribers to stockpile unused megabytes much like older plans that included rollover calling minutes.

UBS data suggests Apple sold 69M iPhones in blockbuster December quarter

Wednesday January 07, 2015

The latest research from UBS has prompted the firm to advise investors that it believes Apple sold a massive 69 million iPhones in the just-concluded December quarter -- a sum that would obliterate the company's previous all-time record.

iOS-connected robotic printers and Thunderbolt storage highlight second day of CES

Wednesday January 07, 2015

The second day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brought a fresh round of announcements sure to intrigue Apple fans, including an update on the world's first iOS-connected robotic printer and a selection of new data storage devices.

Apple unwraps second retail store in China with cylindrical glass entrance

Wednesday January 07, 2015

In the midst of a major retail expansion across China, Apple continues to make progress on its latest flagship outlet in the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing, recently breaking down the scaffolding surrounding the new store's dramatic cylindrical entrance.

Roundup: The best Apple-compatible accessories seen at CES day one

Wednesday January 07, 2015

With the first official day of CES in the books, AppleInsider offers a roundup of the best new products we spotted at the annual consumer electronics event that tap into the Apple ecosystem.

Samsung feeling the squeeze from success of Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Kantar says

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Virtually everywhere in the world that research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech tracks smartphone market data, Apple saw marketshare gains, thanks to the popularity of its latest flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

ShowStoppers @ CES highlights industry focus on home automation

Wednesday January 07, 2015

This year's ShowStoppers @ CES event was chock-full of new and novel products marketed across a range of tech segments, but the main theme centered around smart home products, with startups showing off everything from LED light bulbs to ambitious "Internet of Things" solutions.

Hands-on: IK Multimedia's iRig 2 guitar interface, iRig MIC Field, more

Wednesday January 07, 2015

IK Multimedia, a leader in iOS-enabled audio production hardware and software, hit the CES show floor with an all-new lineup of products for 2015, including the new iRig 2 mobile guitar interface, iRig microphones and more.

First look: Next-gen FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera for iPhone

Wednesday January 07, 2015

At CES on Tuesday, Thermal imaging pioneers FLIR debuted a next-generation FLIR ONE consumer-level thermal camera that one-ups its predecessor by trading in the large semi-permanent iPhone case form factor for a small plug-and-play dongle with higher resolution sensors.

Narrative's next-gen Clip 2 'life cam' boasts 8MP resolution, better battery life

Tuesday January 06, 2015

Improving on its eponymous first-generation life-logging wearable camera, Narrative on Tuesday introduced the 8-megapixel Narrative Clip 2, which boasts Wi-Fi connectivity for uploading footage and remote smartphone control via Bluetooth.