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2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook joins roster of new trustees at Duke University

Tuesday July 07, 2015

North Carolina's Duke University on Tuesday announced the addition of several new members to its Board of Trustees, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will help direct the school's educational and fiscal policies.

Samsung Electronics revenue slides 8.4% after mismanaged Galaxy S6 launch

Tuesday July 07, 2015

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday released its second-quarter earnings estimates, calling for significant drops in revenue and profits based on what one report claimed was a gross miscalculation of demand for the Galaxy S6 versus the S6 Edge.

Apple Store at Queens Center in NYC to open on Saturday

Tuesday July 07, 2015

Apple's highly anticipated retail store at the Queens Center shopping mall in New York City will open this Saturday, July 11, the company has revealed.

Apple patent adds magnetic drive actuation to UK-style folding pin USB adapter

Tuesday July 07, 2015

Continuing a seemingly never ending quest for smaller form factor products, Apple engineers dreamed up a compact folding pin USB adapter design with the convenience of push-button magnetic actuation, as detailed in a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.

Apple Stores to start sales of first HomeKit-enabled thermostat on Tuesday

Tuesday July 07, 2015

Apple online and brick-and-mortar stores on Tuesday will start selling ecobee3, the first Internet-connected thermostat compatible with Apple's iOS-based HomeKit framework.

Apple's push into automotive spurs race to cash in on car-as-device gold rush

Monday July 06, 2015

Rumors of automotive product entries from Apple and Google are prompting carmakers to look beyond traditional toward revenue streams fueled by data, the first being a reported joint overture for Nokia's HERE mapping service worth billions of dollars.

Apple looks to reinstate Home Sharing with iOS 9, Eddy Cue says

Monday July 06, 2015

Following revelations that Apple disabled the popular music Home Sharing feature with its latest iOS 8.4 update, SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue on Monday said the company is working to restore services for iOS 9.

How to make Apple Music do more with Siri voice commands

Monday July 06, 2015

While Apple Music has drawn a lot of comparions with other streaming services, like Spotify and Google Music, on iOS it does have at least one special trick: Siri voice commands.

Apple to reportedly debut co-designed third-party accessory packaging at Apple Stores next week

Monday July 06, 2015

Apple Stores will soon get a more uniform look as select third-party accessory makers adopt packaging co-designed by Apple, part of a larger transition toward a "premium feel" under retail chief Angela Ahrendts.

Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months

Monday July 06, 2015

A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase "demo unit" quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple's SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store's display computers to record a full-length album.

Amazon brings Cloud Drive media, document access to iPhone & iPad

Monday July 06, 2015

Amazon on Monday released an official iOS client for Cloud Drive, allowing people to access content from the file storage service on their iPhone or iPad.

Purported 'iPhone 6s' schematics back claims of 0.2mm thicker design for Force Touch

Monday July 06, 2015

An alleged schematic for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s" may support claims that the device will be marginally thicker than its predecessor, presumably owing to design additions such as Force Touch.

Google's Waze mapping service launches carpooling trial in Israel

Monday July 06, 2015

As Apple looks to expand its Maps effort with public transit information, Google its taking its Waze service in a different direction, debuting a new ride sharing feature that is being tested in Israel.

GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone connectivity

Monday July 06, 2015

GoPro on Monday announced a new $400 action camera, the Hero4 Session, a cube-shaped device said to be half as big and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 models, while still offering many of the same features including wireless connectivity to Apple's iPhone.

Worries about sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 temper investor expectations ahead of earnings

Monday July 06, 2015

Korean investors have begun to back off their formerly hopeful predictions that Samsung's updated flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone could mitigate the conglomerate's recent financial freefall, thanks to seemingly lackluster sales of the new handsets.

Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple Inc, and its stark contrast to Google and Microsoft

Monday July 06, 2015

Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware business. That has implications for its future ambitions in TV and automotive, as well as highlighting the vast gulf between it, Google and Microsoft.

Review: Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i wireless game controller for iPhone and iPad

Sunday July 05, 2015

The Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i is the most affordable iPhone- and iPad-compatible wireless game controller on the market, and that alone will make it the ideal choice for many mobile gamers, even though its design has a few glaring issues.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, Beats 1, new iPods, car plans & more

Saturday July 04, 2015

The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.

Apple Music scores another exclusive with Eminem's 'Phenomenal' music video

Friday July 03, 2015

Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single "Phenomenal" on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.

Dr. Dre to debut radio show 'The Pharmacy' as Apple Music exclusive on July 4th

Friday July 03, 2015

Rap mogul Dr. Dre on Friday announced a Fourth of July debut of a bi-weekly radio show called "The Pharmacy," which will launch on Saturday as an Apple Music exclusive focusing on West Coast jams.