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2016

Google staves off Oracle code copyright claim

Thursday May 26, 2016

Putting an end to a contentious trial, a jury on Thursday found that Google's implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android represented fair use -- rebuffing complaints by Java's nominal owner, Oracle.

Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor - report

Thursday May 26, 2016

While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.

Deals: Where to grab the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks this Memorial Day weekend

Wednesday May 25, 2016

This Memorial Day weekend, save up to $300 on popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when you pair instant discounts with exclusive coupons. Or snap up a 2015 12" MacBook for only $964 with 3 free accessories, free shipping and no sales tax in most states.

Rumor: leaked schematics reaffirm dual-lens camera, Smart Connector for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Thursday May 26, 2016

New sets of alleged "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" schematics purportedly leaked on Thursday may support rumors the Plus will ship with a dual-lens camera and a Smart Connector, although the standard model may still have some form of camera upgrade.

VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime and iMessage, add $190 million to patent payout

Thursday May 26, 2016

Intensifying its patent infringement case against Apple, VirnetX has asked a Texas court to order an injunction against FaceTime, iMessage, and a VPN feature, while simultaneously asking for greater damage payments on top of $625.6 million awarded earlier this year.

Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick and Magnetic selection tools, Retouch extension for Photos

Thursday May 26, 2016

Pixelmator Team on Thursday updated its namesake Mac image editor with two new selection tools, and a Retouch extension for Apple's OS X Photos app.

Apple pondered Time Warner buyout in 2015 - report

Thursday May 26, 2016

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet software and services, raised the idea of his company buying Time Warner in talks with the media giant late last year, a report said on Thursday.

Apple invention turns Lightning headphones into smart walkie-talkies

Thursday May 26, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a somewhat unusual Apple invention detailing a communications platform that ditches cellular in favor of direct, point-to-point network technology.

Energy consumption concerns loom over Apple's proposed Irish data center

Wednesday May 25, 2016

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

Google preps self-driving car facility near Detroit as Chrysler partnership ramps up

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Mich., just outside the home of the American auto industry in Detroit.

China's Xiaomi shows off new $460 4K camera drone

Wednesday May 25, 2016

The race to the bottom has reached the drone market, as infamous copycat Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed a pair of new camera-equipped drones that work with the company's smartphones.

Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has replaced 60,000 people with robots at a single factory in Kunshan, China, a report said on Wednesday.

Apple working on charging infrastructure for electric cars - report

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Apple is talking with firms which provide vehicle charging stations and hiring engineers with experience in the field as it works on a means of charging its rumored electric car, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Microsoft set to axe nearly 2,000 jobs in bid to 'streamline' smartphone biz

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a restructuring of its mobile hardware group that will see as many as 1,850 employees -- most of them former Nokia staffers -- lose their jobs as the company looks to right the listing smartphone ship.

Indian finance minister shoots down prospect of local Apple Stores - report

Wednesday May 25, 2016

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a ruling that Apple must follow local sourcing rules, potentially halting the company's near-term attemps to launch its first stores in the country.

24 Hour Deal: Apple's 128GB iPad Air 2 (WiFi, Silver) for $499.00 with free case

Wednesday May 25, 2016

For the next 24 hours, Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo's Deal Zone Deal of the Day offers the lowest price we've seen on Apple's 128GB iPad Air 2 (WiFi Only) in Silver, Space Gray, or Gold at $499.00 with free shipping, a free case, and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY.

Winners of the WaterField Designs MacBook bag giveaway announced [Carl J. and Tyler D.]

Tuesday May 24, 2016

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Carl J. and Tyler D., who scored a handcrafted laptop bag from WaterField Designs in the color of their choosing.

Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to six models, report says

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Korean carmaker Hyundai plans to integrate CarPlay compatibility into a total of eight 2015 and 2016 vehicles, bringing the firm closer to offering Apple's infotainment system across its entire lineup.

Apple brings iOS 9 Spotlight Suggestions to 7 more markets, adds NBC to Apple TV's universal search

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple on Tuesday made a pair of improvements to its search services by bringing iOS 9's Spotlight Suggestions to seven more markets and adding NBC as an item in the fourth-generation Apple TV's universal search results.