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2015

iCloud.com gains options to restore files, contacts & calendar data

Friday August 14, 2015

Without fanfare, Apple recently updated iCloud.com to allow users to restore files, contacts, and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service, opening up a recovery window for mistakes.

New rumor repeats claim that Apple won't include 'iPad Air 3' in fall lineup

Friday August 14, 2015

Questionable assertions continue to claim that there will be no new "iPad Air 3" this fall, only a faster "iPad mini 4," due to Apple's alleged newfound conservativeness about tablets.

Google's initial Android Stagefright patch inadequate, forced to issue second fix

Friday August 14, 2015

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.

Apple supplier Foxconn seen cutting costs to cope with Chinese economy, slowing smartphone market

Friday August 14, 2015

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- beat gross profit estimates for the June quarter, but in what may be a sign that the manufacturer cut costs to cope with weaker demand, a report said on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's Sept. 9 event, conventional watch sales sliding, Samsung, more

Friday August 14, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Shane Cole and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 media event. Shane talks about Alphabet and Samsung, while Neil reviews a DJI drone. Shane, Neil and Victor also discuss Sony robot dogs, and the damage caused by counterfeit products.

Samsung denied rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

Thursday August 13, 2015

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Samsung's request for an en banc review of a previous decision that kept Apple's patent infringement trial win largely intact, leaving the Supreme Court as the Korean company's last recourse.

TestFlight update lets developers seed iOS 9 app builds to anyone

Thursday August 13, 2015

A week after updating its TestFlight app evaluation tool with support for iOS 9, Apple on Thursday added a backend feature that allows developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users outside of their dev teams.

Report: Apple TV service pushed back to 2016, new hardware expected in September

Thursday August 13, 2015

A report on Thursday claims Apple has been forced to delay the announcement of a hotly anticipated over-the-top streaming television service to sometime in 2016 as content licensing talks sputter.

Updated Apple diversity numbers show growth in hires of black, female, and Hispanic workers

Thursday August 13, 2015

As promised, Apple on Thursday issued an updated diversity report, claiming that it hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in its history.

Apple Music outdoor ad campaign goes interactive with Shazam

Thursday August 13, 2015

Apple has begun to roll out new, interactive Apple Music posters that work with the Shazam iOS app to link iPhone owners directly to the featured artist's page in Apple Music.

Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite privacy settings

Thursday August 13, 2015

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.

iTunes 12.2.2 makes enhancements to Apple Music, Connect, Beats 1

Thursday August 13, 2015

In tandem with iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple on Thursday also released iTunes 12.2.2, making some minor improvements to Apple Music, Connect, and Beats 1, while simultaneously solving problems with browsing local libraries.

Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music and iCloud Music Library

Thursday August 13, 2015

Apple on Thursday released to the public iOS 8.4.1, a maintenance and security update that the company said fixes issues with its recently launched Apple Music streaming subscription service related to playlists, iCloud Music Library, offline music and more.

OS X 10.10.5 closes DYLD vulnerability, fixes bug and performance issues

Thursday August 13, 2015

Apple on Thursday released the finished version of OS X 10.10.5, a maintenance update for Yosemite that mostly concentrates on bugfixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit.

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Thursday August 13, 2015

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Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay launching in the US on Sept. 28

Thursday August 13, 2015

At its Unpacked press event on Thursday, Samsung announced that Samsung Pay -- its answer to mobile payment systems like Apple Pay -- will launch in the U.S. on Sept. 28.

Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.7" Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+

Thursday August 13, 2015

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Thursday officially unveiled its new jumbo-sized Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, a pair of 5.7-inch handsets designed to compete against Apple's smash hit iPhone 6 Plus.

HTC, Lenovo announce job cuts as losses mount in smartphone market battle

Thursday August 13, 2015

Asian tech heavyweights HTC and Lenovo have revealed plans to slash their respective workforces and restructure their mobile phone units, moves designed to stem financial losses as the companies struggle to compete in the global mobile marketplace.

Apple making 'premium' accessory packaging mandatory at Apple Stores - report

Thursday August 13, 2015

Apple is reportedly beginning to enforce a mandatory policy of standardized, Apple-like product packaging for at least some third-party accessories sold in Apple Stores, according to an internal company memo.

New Apple TV expected, but streaming video service questionable for Sept. 9 event, Piper Jaffray says

Thursday August 13, 2015

Apple is expected to unveil a brand new Apple TV in less than a month, but consumers waiting for a new companion streaming video service from the Cupertino-based company may have to wait longer, according to investment firm Piper Jaffray.