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2015

Steve Jobs to be focus of upcoming opera set to debut in 2017

Wednesday August 05, 2015

A U.S. opera company in Santa Fe on Wednesday announced plans for an upcoming production centering on Steve Jobs, adding to a growing number of books, movies and documentaries focusing on the life and times of the late Apple cofounder.

Apple issues third OS X 10.10.5 beta to developers with minor changes

Wednesday August 05, 2015

Late on Wednesday Apple seeded a third beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers, further paving the road for what may be the last major update of OS X Yosemite.

TestFlight gets support for iOS 9 features, improved notification options

Wednesday August 05, 2015

Apple on Wednesday updated its TestFlight beta-testing app with support for various iOS 9 features, while also giving users more control over incoming notifications.

Swiss National Bank grows stake in Apple by 500,000 shares in June quarter

Wednesday August 05, 2015

The Swiss National Bank increased its stake in Apple during the June quarter by 500,000 shares, giving it a total of 9.4 million, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed on Wednesday.

Adidas buys fitness app maker Runtastic for $239 million

Wednesday August 05, 2015

Runtastic, makers of one of the most popular fitness-focused apps on Apple's App Store, announced on Wednesday that they have been acquired by athletic apparel company Adidas for a reported $239 million.

Pei Wei begins taking Apple Pay as Target trials retail beacons for iPhone users

Wednesday August 05, 2015

Asian-themed restaurant chain Pei Wei announced the launch of Apple Pay support on Wednesday, as big-box retailer Target simultaneously began testing Bluetooth beacons at 50 of its locations.

Graava camera edits its own footage using onboard sensors, Apple Watch and cloud processing

Wednesday August 05, 2015

Graava, a startup based out of Sunnyvale, Calif., on Tuesday announced a new action cam platform that processes motion sensor, GPS and Apple Watch heart rate data to intelligently edit down hours of footage.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgrades Apple stock to neutral on anticipated slowdowns

Wednesday August 05, 2015

On Wednesday, analysts with Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded Apple stock to neutral and lowered a price target from $142 to $130, citing several short-term pressures on shares.

Judge denies group status for lawsuit targeting Apple over lost iMessage texts

Wednesday August 05, 2015

A California lawsuit over texts lost in Apple's iMessage network can't proceed as a group case, a judge ruled, as it isn't clear all of the proposed members were impacted by a "contractual breach or interference" originating from iMessage.

Apple to patch actively exploited privilege escalation bug in OS X 10.10.5 - report

Wednesday August 05, 2015

A recently-discovered flaw in Apple's desktop operating system that allows attackers to gain root-level access without requiring users' passwords will be reportedly be fixed in the final release of OS X 10.10.5, which is already in beta.

IBM pushing Mac adoption in enterprise with new cloud-based IT services

Wednesday August 05, 2015

IBM on Wednesday announced a new program that's designed to help large enterprises incorporate Macs within their existing IT infrastructures, making it easier than ever for corporations to transition to Apple's OS X platform.

First look: DJI's new $799 Phantom 3 Standard flying camera drone

Wednesday August 05, 2015

DJI on Wednesday launched a new low-end addition to its Phantom 3 drone lineup in the form of the $799 Phantom 3 Standard, featuring a 2.7K high-definition camera and live iOS connectivity. AppleInsider went hands-on with the prototype hardware before its announcement, and offers an exclusive first-look.

Chicago Apple Store to host Q&A with fitness chief Jay Blahnik, hold 5K fun run

Wednesday August 05, 2015

On Wednesday, Apple's director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik, who played a role in realizing Apple Watch, will be at the North Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago to take part in a special question and answer session, to be followed by a 5K fun run.

Apple's 'Beats 1: Replay' brings full show replays to Connect

Tuesday August 04, 2015

A recently activated Apple Music Connect feature called Beats 1: Replay allows fans to replay taped Internet broadcasts of their favorite shows, including those hosted by DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga and Ebro Darden.

Congressional Black Caucus asks Apple to release diversity report after meeting with Tim Cook

Tuesday August 04, 2015

California state representative Barbara Lee said Apple seems to be on the right track when it comes hiring black employees, but is nonetheless calling on it and other tech companies to release federal data regarding workplace diversity.

Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

Tuesday August 04, 2015

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.

Apple Music streaming licenses allow for more Beats Radio stations, report says

Tuesday August 04, 2015

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple's content licensing deals allow for up to five live format streaming radio stations, meaning the company could launch four more Beats 1 Radio-style offerings without renegotiating with labels.

Apple Music joins streaming services counted in influential Billboard charts

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Music magazine Billboard has quietly added Apple Music to the list of streaming services factored into its music charts, which are often treated as the main gauge of popular music in the United States.

Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.

Taylor Swift says she was surprised by positive response to Apple Music letter

Tuesday August 04, 2015

Pop musician Taylor Swift was surprised by the positive response to an open letter criticizing Apple Music royalties, including Apple's quick decision to reverse course, according to an interview published on Tuesday.