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2015

Apple's Boot Camp drops support for Windows 7 with latest MacBook models

Friday March 20, 2015

Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for installations of Windows 7 on the recently refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, meaning users will have to switch to third-party virtualization software, upgrade to Windows 8 or wait for Microsoft to release Windows 10.

Photo allegedly reveals Apple Store demo kit for trying on in-ear headphones

Friday March 20, 2015

A new photo, published on Friday, shows what is claimed to be a demonstration kit Apple Stores will soon use for customers to try on in-ear headphones, something that might otherwise be uncomfortable or unsanitary.

Apple's Safari among browsers taken down at Pwn2Own day 2

Friday March 20, 2015

Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer were all successfully exploited during the second day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver.

Apple devices account for over 25% of visits to U.S. government websites

Friday March 20, 2015

More than one quarter of the visitors to U.S. government websites in the last three months have come by way of a Mac or iOS device, according to federal analytics data, underscoring just how much Apple has inserted itself into the lives of average Americans.

Apple offers rare look inside secret Apple Watch health and fitness testing labs [u]

Friday March 20, 2015

In a new television segment aired on Friday, Apple offered an inside look at the previously secret health and fitness testing labs for the Apple Watch, hidden inside of a rather plain looking warehouse.

Apple to reveal new Apple TV with App Store, Siri & A8 CPU at WWDC in June - report

Friday March 20, 2015

Apple is planning to take the wraps off of a brand new Apple TV set-top box, featuring Siri integration and support for a native App Store, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report.

AppleInsider podcast recaps exclusive Project Titan details, first look at Force Touch trackpad, more

Friday March 20, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Editors Neil Hughes and Mikey Campbell review their 'Project Titan' Apple Car report, we give a first look and thoughts on the new MacBook Force Touch trackpad, Nintendo commits to make mobile games, online Apple TV service coming this fall, and more.

Google brings beta Places API to iOS, promises better location sharing

Friday March 20, 2015

Google on Thursday launched a beta Places API for iOS, which should allow future apps with location sharing to use actual place names, instead of latitude and longitude.

Apple subscription TV plan could help push services to 20% of company's earnings, Morgan Stanley says

Friday March 20, 2015

Apple's growing services business, including the App Store and Apple Pay, could account for 20 percent of its earnings in the next two years, or perhaps even sooner if the company launches its rumored subscription TV service this fall, one analyst believes.

Insiders detail beginnings of Apple's ResearchKit health data framework

Friday March 20, 2015

After a surprise debut earlier in March, Apple's open source ResearchKit framework is being hailed by some as the future of distributed medical research. Dr. Stephen Friend, who worked on the project and now serves as a medical technology advisor at Apple, paints a picture of the tool's early days.

Apple debuts programatic iAd buys on iTunes Radio, 'Customer Match' demographic targeting

Thursday March 19, 2015

Apple on Thursday officially started accepting programatic, or automated, iAd buys for iTunes Radio and rolled out a new user targeting feature called Customer Match.

Amazon given green light for U.S. drone tests, inches toward 'Prime Air' delivery

Thursday March 19, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday granted Amazon permission to conduct experimental unmanned aircraft operations in U.S. airspace, marking a significant step forward in the company's plans to roll out a drone delivery service.

Apple issues iPhoto update in preparation of Photos, security fixes for OS X Yosemite

Thursday March 19, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a trio of software updates for Mac owners, including a bug and compatibility fix for iPhoto, and twin security updates for OS X 10.10.2, matched to different hardware.

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

Thursday March 19, 2015

Adorama and AppleInsider are 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 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.

iMovie gains haptic feedback on Apple's new Force Touch trackpads

Thursday March 19, 2015

iMovie has become the first of Apple's apps to receive support for haptic feedback via the new Force Touch trackpad, providing a glimpse of Apple's plans for the technology.

Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer on luxury Android Wear smartwatch to counter Apple Watch

Thursday March 19, 2015

At today's inauguration of the Baselworld 2015 watch and jewelry expo in Switzerland, watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel on a new luxury smartwatch, due to launch sometime before the end of 2015.

US streaming music revenues eclipse CD sales for first time, as rebrand of Apple's Beats looms

Thursday March 19, 2015

Revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

Fast, luxurious & sensible: What the personal vehicles of Apple execs could mean for an Apple Car

Thursday March 19, 2015

With rumors of an Apple Car comes speculation about its potential design, and AppleInsider took a look at the personal vehicles drive by some of Apple's top executives to see how that might influence the company's thinking.

Sony Vue streaming TV service launches on PlayStation in select markets, coming soon to iPad

Thursday March 19, 2015

Sony's new Internet-based streaming TV service Vue is now available on PlayStation consoles in select markets, and will be coming soon to Apple's iPad, as cable cutting options available to consumers continue to grow.

Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store, Pixelmator for iPad gets watercolors

Thursday March 19, 2015

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.