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2015

Apple's Beats Music rival Spotify hits 15 million paid subscribers

Monday January 12, 2015

Swedish streaming music firm Spotify on Monday revealed that its customer base grew to some 60 million active users by the end of 2014, of which 15 million had purchased paid subscriptions.

Ecosystem of health-focused apps & accessories will further strengthen Apple, UBS says

Monday January 12, 2015

Following a deluge of health and fitness devices announced at CES, one analyst has said he believes Apple's Health application and HealthKit tools for developers will help foster a diverse ecosystem that will further differentiate the iPhone from competing platforms.

Apple supplies developers fourth beta of iOS 8.2 with WatchKit support

Monday January 12, 2015

Apple on Monday provided developers with its fourth pre-release beta of iOS 8.2, a forthcoming software update that will unlock connectivity with the Apple Watch.

Signs point to iPhone 6 driving record sales for Apple in China, India

Monday January 12, 2015

During its quarterly earnings call later this month, Apple is expected to announce record-breaking holiday iPhone sales bolstered by unprecedented demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in major emerging markets China and India, new evidence suggests.

Apple earned 13% more patents in 2014, ranking No. 11 among all companies

Monday January 12, 2015

Apple was awarded 2,003 patents in 2014 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making "impressive gains" and inching closer to the top 10 companies receiving credit for intellectual property inventions.

Apple suppliers TSMC, Foxconn announce record December revenues as iPhone sales soar

Monday January 12, 2015

The iPhone's strong holiday sales helped two of Apple's biggest supply chain partners --Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Hon Hai Precision Industry --post record monthly revenues in December, according to the companies' regulatory filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Chevy's 2016 Volt hybrid electric car will feature support for Apple's CarPlay

Monday January 12, 2015

Chevrolet took the wraps off its new 2016 Volt at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, revealing that the next-generation electric vehicle will feature support for Apple's CarPlay in its infotainment system.

Roundup: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple's outdated Thunderbolt Display

Sunday January 11, 2015

The last time Apple updated its in-house external display line was 2011's Thunderbolt Display, but with no clear signs that a refresh is imminent, AppleInsider has put together a list of the latest and greatest monitors.

Wrap-up: CES 2015 shows off weird and wonderful variety of wearables, but home automation steals the show

Saturday January 10, 2015

CES is a weird and wonderful collection of products made by major manufacturers to the smallest of companies and even crowdfunded startups. The things you see might never come to market, but the tech presented serves as a good barometer for the year to come.

Deals: Free AppleCare & $120 off iMac 5K; $50 off iPad Air 2; MacBook Air coupons; $150-$700 off MacBook Pros

Saturday January 10, 2015

The new year has brought a return to MacBook Air coupons and aggressive discounts on Apple's latest iPads. Meanwhile, a number of exclusive and limited time promotions offer $200 off iMac 5Ks with free AppleCare, up to $400 off current MacBook Pros with AppleCare, and the return of the $999 MacBook Pro closeout.

Apple's rumored 12" MacBook Air may aggressively target mobility with USB 3.1 Type-C

Saturday January 10, 2015

The latest rumors of a new 12-inch MacBook Air model describe an ultra-thin laptop that drops nearly all of its physical ports for a single audio jack and USB 3.1 Type-C connector, features that were first revealed last April and further detailed in specifications documents released by Intel, with significant contributions by Apple, in September.

iPod shuffle shortages caused by supplier changes, Apple has no plans to ax its cheapest media player

Friday January 09, 2015

Though recent shortages of the iPod shuffle caused concern that Apple might discontinue its clip-on media player, a new report reveals that the issues are only temporary, as a result of a supplier change.

Cheap Chinese Apple Watch copycat appears at CES, less than 4 months after Apple unveiling

Friday January 09, 2015

Before the Apple Watch hits the market early this year, a Chinese company was at this week's CES selling a knock-off version of the highly anticipated wearable for less than one-tenth of the price.

Apple's OS X Spotlight found to ignore e-mail privacy settings

Friday January 09, 2015

Mac owners who regularly make use of OS X's built-in Mail application and Spotlight search should take care when searching through e-mail messages, as Spotlight's preview functionality has been shown to ignore Mail's remote content settings and could inadvertently transmit unintended data to email senders.

Samsung, ASE tapped to build Apple Watch's S1 processing module - report

Friday January 09, 2015

Apple will reportedly turn to longtime supplier and sometimes-rival Samsung to fabricate the application processor for the forthcoming Apple Watch, while Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is said to have been chosen to package the new device's S1 processing module.

Roundup: The best Apple-friendly gadgets seen at day three of CES

Friday January 09, 2015

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is now in the books, and AppleInsider offers a summary of some of the best Apple-compatible accessories we spied on the show floor on the third and final day in Las Vegas, including Lightning-connected headphones, more home automation accessories, and even a smart plant sensor.

Apple catches up with iPhone 6 demand, US online store lists all models 'in stock'

Friday January 09, 2015

Consumers in the United States will no longer face a backlog when purchasing an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Apple's online store, as supplies of the popular smartphones appear to have reached parity with demand nearly four months after their release.

Minimum iOS App Store price rises to $1.19 in Canada, 0.79 pounds in the UK, and 0.99 euros in the EU

Friday January 09, 2015

Apple's previously announced App Store price adjustments took effect on schedule on Friday, representing a slight increase in the minimum possible price for applications in the European Union, the U.K., Canada and Norway.

First look: Lucis' NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console

Friday January 09, 2015

After unveiling its upcoming NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console last year, Lucis Technologies brought a working model to the showroom floor at CES, demoing the console's automated lighting and security features.

First look: Philips shows off Lightning-connected Fidelio M2L headphones

Thursday January 08, 2015

At its CES booth this year, Philips showed off its Fidelio M2L headphones, which hold the title as the world's first the world's first Lightning-connected headphones.