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2015

Apple adds user videos to 'Shot on iPhone 6' ad campaign

Monday June 01, 2015

As part of its ongoing iPhone 6 ad campaign, Apple on Monday moved beyond still photographs and added to its online "Shot on iPhone 6" gallery a handful of short films shot by users.

Apple's subscription TV service might not debut at WWDC

Monday June 01, 2015

Apple has postponed plans to reveal a rumored over-the-top streaming television service at WWDC due to disagreements with networks relating to content licensing and backend technological requirements, according to a report on Monday.

Microsoft buys out Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder

Monday June 01, 2015

Microsoft has forged an agreement to buy 6Wunderkinder -- the German developer behind to-do list app Wunderlist -- in a deal worth between $100 million and $200 million, a report said on Monday.

GoPro launches new mid-range $299 Hero+ LCD with integrated display, will sell drone in 2016

Monday June 01, 2015

Action camera maker GoPro on Monday announced a new mid-range model dubbed the Hero+ LCD, a $299 model featuring an integrated touchscreen display capable of recording 1080p high-definition video at 60 frames per second.

Chlorine leak leaves five injured at Apple's North Carolina data center

Monday June 01, 2015

Five people are receiving medical treatment after being exposed to a chlorine leak at Apple's data center in Maiden, North Carolina on Monday, reports say.

App Store's Games section revamps to concentrate on curated lists

Monday June 01, 2015

The Games section of the iOS App Store has undergone a significant overhaul since mid-May, and now concentrates curated lists instead of auto-generated sections like "New" and "What's Hot," checks showed on Monday.

Apple to announce $10-per-month on-demand music service, will retain Beats Music for now - report

Monday June 01, 2015

At WWDC in one week, Apple is expected to formally announce a new on-demand streaming subscription service that will take on the likes of Spotify for $10 per month, but will not outright replace Beats Music at first, according to a new report.

Apple provides glimpse of manufacturing, customer support operations in Ireland

Monday June 01, 2015

Apple has given local media a rare look inside its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, where workers assemble iMacs for the Old Continent and provide sales and support services to customers in Europe.

Apple fitness head Jay Blahnik hosts talks at Apple Stores in Australia, China, Japan

Monday June 01, 2015

Apples's director of Fitness and Health Technologies, Jay Blahnik, is currently touring Apple Stores in Australia, China and Japan to host a series of talks, reports said on Monday.

Apple Watch band stock improves: Milanese Loop, Sport, Leather Loop, Classic Buckle, & Link Bracelet ship within a week

Monday June 01, 2015

Apple Watch bands continue to trickle into the company's retail stores, while shipping times through Apple's online store also continue to improve, as supply for the accessories gradually catches up with consumer demand.

Watch Effect: Complications could bring glanceable, clutter-free info to iPhone lock screens

Monday June 01, 2015

Right out of the box, the Apple Watch offers greater customization than perhaps any other first-generation Apple product in history. In particular, user-configurable "complications" on watch faces could foreshadow similar customization coming to the iPhone lock screen.

Typo settles lawsuit with BlackBerry, to halt all sales of iPhone keyboards

Monday June 01, 2015

Typo Products on Monday settled a 2014 lawsuit brought against it by smartphone maker BlackBerry, and as part of terms of the agreement, will have to permanently halt sales of its physical iPhone keyboard accessories.

Microsoft sets July 29 launch for Windows 10, begins download reservations

Monday June 01, 2015

Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 10 will launch on July 29 across 190 countries, available as a free upgrade for both mobile and desktop Windows devices.

Woman dumps rare Apple I worth $200,000 at recycling center

Monday June 01, 2015

A Bay Area recycling center is attempting to track down an unidentified woman who dropped off a 1976-model Apple I in April, after the computer sold to a private collector for $200,000 this month.

Apple reportedly wooing Drake, Pharrell, David Guetta for iTunes Radio guest DJ spot

Sunday May 31, 2015

As Apple prepares to relaunch a revamped version of its free-to-stream iTunes Radio service, the company is looking to bring on musicians Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJs, a report said Sunday.

How to delete your old Apple iCloud backups and free up space

Sunday May 31, 2015

Deleting multiple backups can help conserve valuable storage space in Apple's iCloud. Here's how to free up space in iCloud to ensure that your iPhone and iPad backups are up-to-date in case the worst happens.

Metaio acquisition brings Apple's PrimeSense pickup into focus

Sunday May 31, 2015

Apple's heretofore puzzling buyout of Israeli sensor firm PrimeSense -- which created hardware designed to "see" in three dimensions -- now makes more sense in light of last week's acquisition of Metaio, a German software company specializing in augmented reality technology.

Google I/O 2015 sets a low bar for Apple's WWDC to leap

Saturday May 30, 2015

From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what Google had to show this year were things Apple had already introduced over the past year (or long ago). Once hailed as being "more innovative" and faster at introducing new features, Android has become a slow follower.

Watch Effect: Scaling up Apple's Taptic Engine for iPhone and iPad

Saturday May 30, 2015

One of the more exciting features introduced with Apple Watch is Apple's Taptic Engine, a technology that has effectively creates a compelling user experience by accurately reproducing taps, bumps and other tactile effects.

This week on AppleInsider: Ive's promotion, Apple Watch apps, augmented reality & more

Saturday May 30, 2015

Several events this week pointed to Apple's future plans, including a promotion for designer Jony Ive, comments from operations head Jeff Williams, and a takeover of augmented reality firm Metaio.