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2015

Apple expands CarPlay availability to five new regions including Russia

Thursday April 16, 2015

In an update to its iOS 8 Feature Availability webpage on Thursday, Apple announced the rollout of CarPlay services to five new countries, including Russia and Sweden.

Chrome for iOS adds Today widget, Halo comes to iPhone and iPad for first time

Thursday April 16, 2015

Google today updated its Chrome for iOS Web browser with features such as an iOS 8 Notification Center widget and support for app extensions, while Microsoft launched its first Halo game for iOS, called Spartan Strike.

DODOcase announces dual charging dock for Apple Watch and iPhone

Thursday April 16, 2015

DODOcase on Thursday debuted its second Apple Watch accessory in the form of a book-like organizer with wooden charging stand and cable tamer capable of powering both Apple's new wearable and an iPhone.

Yahoo outs plans for Apple Watch support, ReSound debuts Watch app for hearing aids

Thursday April 16, 2015

Yahoo on Thursday announced plans to bring Apple Watch extensions to four of its iOS apps by April 24, while ReSound launched a Watch app for its iPhone-compatible hearing aids.

Apple seeds first OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers for testing

Thursday April 16, 2015

One week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with Photos for Mac, Apple on Thursday issued the first beta build of OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite to developers for testing.

Apple partners with SunPower to build twin 20-megawatt solar plants in China

Thursday April 16, 2015

Apple is set to expand its global investment in alternative energy sources with the construction of two new solar energy sites in mainland China, which when combined will provide up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of power each year.

Director J.J. Abrams shows off Apple Watch onstage at 'Star Wars' event in California

Thursday April 16, 2015

During a promotional stop for Disney's upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams flashed what appears to be a stainless steel Apple Watch during a panel discussion at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.

Pearson, not Apple, to blame for failed L.A. schools technology program

Thursday April 16, 2015

Though the Los Angeles Unified School District's demand for a multi-million dollar refund from Apple has grabbed headlines, the failure of the $1.3 billion program to create a new digital curriculum for Los Angles students appears to lie primarily with educational publishing company Pearson.

Apple's feud with antitrust monitor continues; company accused of not cooperating in iBooks oversight

Thursday April 16, 2015

Tension between Apple and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues to mount, as Michael Bromwich has accused the iPad maker of reducing its cooperating with his reviews of the company.

Apple fixes sporadic startup woes with OS X 10.10.3 supplemental update

Thursday April 16, 2015

A video driver glitch that caused some Mac users to experience startup trouble under OS X 10.10.3 was addressed by Apple on Wednesday with a supplemental update to the company's venerable desktop operating system.

Chinese government officially suspends controversial banking technology rules

Thursday April 16, 2015

The Chinese government on Thursday officially suspended rules on bank technology that have sparked the ire of the U.S. government and international businesses, and could have produced a barrier to the arrival of Apple Pay in the country.

Killer Deal: Save $50-$220 off all iMac 5Ks plus free AppleCare & a free Canon PIXMA printer

Thursday April 16, 2015

AppleInsider has re-teamed with one of Apple's authorized resellers to offer $50-$220 discounts on 48 different configurations of Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display, each of which is in stock and also comes with a free 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan, a free Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer, free expedited shipping (and no sales tax collected in 48 states).

OS X 10.10.3 triggering kernel panics when previewing JPEG files

Thursday April 16, 2015

Last week's OS X 10.10.3 update is in some cases triggering kernel panics when previewing large JPEG image files, leading to crashes and reboots, according to complaints on Apple's support forums.

'Unwavering' Apple CEO Tim Cook makes Time's 100 Most Influential People list

Thursday April 16, 2015

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again secured a position on Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People, and was praised in a profile written by Democratic Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Apple buys 36,000 acres of forest to create sustainable eco-friendly product packaging

Thursday April 16, 2015

Apple and The Conservation Fund are partnering to purchase more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, and will use the land to sustainably harvest materials that can be used for paper and packaging.

AppleInsider's iOS app gets support for native iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen resolutions, Apple Watch companion app in update

Thursday April 16, 2015

With the updated AppleInsider iOS app, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners can get the day's freshest Apple news delivered in screen resolutions native to their handset, while Apple Watch owners will be granted quick access to headlines when the device launches next week.

Apple details Watch accessibility features in website update

Thursday April 16, 2015

Consumers with visual or aural impairments will have several options for making the Apple Watch more accessible to them, Apple revealed this week, including the company's oft-lauded VoiceOver functionality and user interface customizations.

Apple Watch won't be available in Apple's retail stores until June at the earliest

Thursday April 16, 2015

Walk-in purchases of the Apple Watch won't be available at Apple's retail stores until June at the earliest, as supply of the wrist-worn device will remain severely constrained, a new memo to employees from retail chief Angela Ahrendts has revealed.

Apple exploring light field image editing software, patent application shows

Thursday April 16, 2015

A patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is continuing to explore light field camera applications, in this case imagining how users would manipulate image data to change focus or depth of field in a photo editing app.

Jawbone announces Up4 fitness band with NFC payments, releases Up2 mid-tier offering

Thursday April 16, 2015

In what appears to be Jawbone's attempt to keep up in an escalating wearables arms race, the company on Thursday unveiled the Up4 fitness tracker with built-in NFC payments provided in partnership with American Express.