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2015

Apple to give the first hit free with its new streaming service - report

Friday May 08, 2015

Apple is reportedly planning to entice consumers to sign up for its new streaming music service by offering a number of try-before-you-buy options, including a lengthy trial period and revamped iTunes Radio stations.

Nike CEO 'excited about the potential' of Apple tie-up, promises more to come

Friday May 08, 2015

The long-standing partnership between Nike and Apple has been beneficial for both companies, and Nike's chief executive hinted on Friday that additional projects were in the works even as Apple encroaches on Nike's territory.

Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

Friday May 08, 2015

Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years.

iPhone share of US market grows to 42.6% in March quarter

Friday May 08, 2015

Apple slightly increased its lead as the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S. during the March quarter, while Samsung and Motorola lost ground, according to new data published on Friday.

Ericsson turns patent royalty spat with Apple into an international incident

Friday May 08, 2015

Months after taking Apple to court in the U.S., Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has filed separate but related lawsuits in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands accusing Apple of using Ericsson patents without a legitimate license.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch sales in Europe, 'iPad Pro,' plus special guests

Friday May 08, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Daniel Eran Dilger sharing his experiences from Colette, one of the few fashion boutiques selling Apple Watches. We also discuss the latest 'iPad Pro' rumors, and special guests tech journalist Georgia Dow and Dell UX designer Jim Young join us for a talk on the Apple Watch.

LifeMap Solutions reports success in post to Apple's ResearchKit blog

Thursday May 07, 2015

In the first third-party post to Apple's ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app "stickiness."

Fitbit files for $100 million IPO, warns of Apple Watch competition

Thursday May 07, 2015

San Francisco-based fitness tracking device maker Fitbit on Thursday announced it is preparing for an initial public offering that it hopes will raise at least $100 million.

Apple Watch's heart rate sensor on par with Mio's dedicated Alpha monitor

Thursday May 07, 2015

The heart rate sensor in the Apple Watch is nearly on par with Mio's Alpha, a popular dedicated heart rate tracker also worn on the wrist, a new comparison of the two devices has found.

Apple cash reserves greater than those held by most US industries combined

Thursday May 07, 2015

The $178 billion in cash reserves Apple held at the end of 2014 was more than aggregate of every other non-financial U.S. industry sector, excluding the technology and medical industries, according to a Moody's Investors Service study released on Thursday.

Worst-case scenario from Irish tax changes could reduce Apple's annual earnings by 10%

Thursday May 07, 2015

If the European Commission were to levy a 12.5 percent tax on all of Apple's earnings that run through Ireland, it would reduce the company's annual earnings by just under 10 percent, a new "worst-case scenario" analysis has found.

Analysis of Apple Watch's S1 chip reveals 30 individual components in 'very unique' package

Thursday May 07, 2015

A deeper inspection of the S1 system-in-package that powers Apple's new wearable reveals a plethora of parts packed into an impressively compact space, including a new Apple-designed application processor alongside components from Broadcom, Skyworks, and NXP.

AT&T eases up on throttling of grandfathered unlimited data plans for smartphones

Thursday May 07, 2015

AT&T has relaxed its policy of throttling users of its grandfathered unlimited data plans, and will now only impose slower speeds only at times or in places with high network congestion, a small update to the carrier's website revealed on Thursday.

TestFlight beta-testing platform down since Wednesday, developers say

Thursday May 07, 2015

Apple's TestFlight beta-testing platform for iOS has been inaccessible to developers since late Wednesday, with no indication thus far of when the service might be restored.

Appeals court deals blow to NSA bulk data program, but collection continues

Thursday May 07, 2015

The National Security Agency's controversial metadata collection program --which indiscriminately siphons up billions of phone records -- was not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, though the court stopped short of ordering the program to be suspended.

Apple's invisible display concept would show more than the human eye can see

Thursday May 07, 2015

Future iPhone displays could transmit invisible but valuable information, such as barcodes for coupons or even advanced facial recognition, according to a proposed Apple invention.

Apple operations head Jeff Williams to speak at 2015 Code Conference

Thursday May 07, 2015

Apple's senior vice president of Operations, Jeff Williams, will be interviewed later this month at the second annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, the event's organizers announced on Thursday.

How to add and remove Apple Watch clock faces

Thursday May 07, 2015

One of the most customizable Apple Watch features is its clock face, with multiple "styles" like Modular, Chronograph and Solar each having individual options for complications, or sub-displays containing glanceable information.

Elon Musk welcomes rumored 'Apple Car,' reveals Tesla-to-Apple poaching at about 5:1

Wednesday May 06, 2015

During electric car maker Tesla's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, company founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk said it would be great to see Apple enter the automotive industry, while allaying concerns that the Cupertino tech giant's poaching operations posed a threat to his company.

Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store policies anti-competitive

Wednesday May 06, 2015

Spotify and other streaming music services are upset with Apple's App Store policies, which they say effectively prevent them from competing with iTunes or Beats Music, a report claimed on Wednesday.