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2015

New 'Try the Watch' app uses augmented reality to visualize wearing an Apple Watch

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Consumers who are still unsure of how the Apple Watch will look on their wrist can now get a better idea using nothing but their iPhone, a printer, and a pair of scissors thanks to a new augmented reality app from Belgian IT firm Underside.

Last Call: Free LG super drive, Free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones, and up to $354 off all 2014 BTO MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Tuesday March 24, 2015

For just 24 more hours, we're give away $200 in accessories -- a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones -- with the purchase of any BTO mid-2014 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (with fresh price drops on 13" models). Readers can also pair the offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

Apple TV app lineup expands with TED, Tastemade, Young Hollywood

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Amid reports of a major hardware and software refresh coming later this year, Apple on Tuesday added three more app channels to the current-generation Apple TV: TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood.

Magzet aims to bring MagSafe-like functionality to 3.5mm audio jacks

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Anyone who has ever had their headphones yanked off their head after getting the cord caught on a doorknob or dealt with a loose plug from from too many insertion cycles will appreciate the idea behind Magzet, a new adapter that adds MagSafe-like functionality to the audio jack.

Ten One Design's Inklet is first 3rd-party app to support Apple's Force Touch trackpad

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Pressure-sensitive drawing is now capable with any stylus or just a finger on the new MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad, thanks to an update to the Inklet OS X app from Ten One Design.

Highly anticipated 'Becoming Steve Jobs' biography now available

Tuesday March 24, 2015

The hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" debuted on Tuesday to set the record straight on Apple's cofounder and upon launch rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Amazon's Rich & Famous Biographies list.

Apple location sharing patent could bring path tracking to Find My Friends

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Apple's current Find My Friends app lets iPhone and iPad users spot acquaintances on a map, but an invention detailed on Tuesday takes things to a whole new level with path tracking and route following.

Apple invents 3-sensor iPhone camera with light splitting cube for accurate colors, low-light performance

Tuesday March 24, 2015

An Apple patent published on Tuesday details a miniaturized iPhone camera system that employs a light-splitting cube to parse incoming rays into three color components, each of which are captured by separate sensors.

Netflix flips switch on streaming services in Australia and New Zealand, lands on Apple TV

Monday March 23, 2015

Netflix on Monday debuted its streaming media services to markets in Australia and New Zealand, with official subscription access rolling out on a variety of platforms including Apple TV.

Italian prosecutors complete probe into Apple over $964M in unpaid taxes, could pave way for trial

Monday March 23, 2015

Apple could potentially face trial in Italy after prosecutors there recently finished a probe into claims that the company's crafty accounting led to more than 879 million euros ($964 million) in unpaid corporate taxes.

Twitter experiments with autoplay video ads on iPhone and iPad apps

Monday March 23, 2015

Twitter on Monday initiated an ad engagement test through its iOS apps that will cause sponsored video ads to automatically play on select iPhone and iPad devices in the U.S.

Apple's new Apple Pay acceptance decal kits raise customer awareness at participating merchants

Monday March 23, 2015

Apple recently activated a program allowing merchants to order Apple Pay decal kits to dress up shop windows and registers, which raises customer awareness of where Apple's payment service is accepted.

Fitbit adds support for multiple trackers, bike tracking as Apple Watch launch approaches

Monday March 23, 2015

With the launch of the Apple Watch just around the corner, Fitbit has updated its software to support daily use of multiple devices from its ecosystem, while the new Surge has gained bike tracking capabilities.

Amazon Music for iOS gets ad-free Prime Stations, Instagram launches Layout for iPhone

Monday March 23, 2015

Amazon has launched a major overhaul of its Music app for iOS, including support for radio stations, while Facebook-owned Instagram has published Layout, a new iPhone app that lets users build collages out of their photos.

Square opens up Square Cash payments to businesses in bid to compete with PayPal, Apple Pay

Monday March 23, 2015

Mobile payments service Square announced on Monday that businesses can begin accepting payments sent via Square Cash, an iPhone and Android app previously aimed exclusively at person-to-person transfers.

Source: Apple Watch will see constraints at launch, but reports of late production issues overblown

Monday March 23, 2015

Rumors of production issues before a new Apple product launch are par for the course, and the Apple Watch has proven no different. But a source has indicated to AppleInsider that while there may be some supply issues for the debut of the Apple Watch, they are not unexpected and the company is prepared for them.

Apple posts fifth OS X 10.10.3 beta, adds OS X Recovery updates

Monday March 23, 2015

Apple on Monday seeded an updated beta build of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and public beta testers, the fifth pre-release version of the company's desktop operating system that brings updates to the new Photos app as well as OS X Yosemite's recovery tools.

Apple's mystery vans are so popular, people are making fake ones

Monday March 23, 2015

While Apple's radar- and camera-equipped minivans are being spotted with increasing frequency around the U.S., a new sighting this week in Germany served up an interesting twist: a Dodge Caravan that looks like one of Apple's vehicles, except it's a fake.

Apple outs wireless keyboard refresh on Czech store, could include backlight

Monday March 23, 2015

Apple looks set to update its venerable wireless keyboard, with the aluminum slab appearing on the company's Czech online store with a tweaked layout and altered function keys that could indicate plans to add backlighting in the next version.

iPhone 6 orders boost Pegatron's 2014 net profits to $466.8 million

Monday March 23, 2015

Pegatron saw annual net profits rise 53.4 percent to $466.8 million U.S. in 2014, according to a quarterly results announcement made on Monday, boosted by a growing share of the Apple's supply chain including the hugely popular iPhone 6.