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2015

Tim Cook 'deeply disappointed' by new Indiana anti-gay law

Friday March 27, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday stood in opposition to a new Indiana law that allows businesses in the state to legally discriminate against gays and lesbians, while calling on Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson to veto a similar measure that is set to hit his desk.

BlackBerry sells just 1.6M smartphones in Q4 as software, services grow

Friday March 27, 2015

Canadian device maker BlackBerry on Friday revealed yet another quarterly decline in hardware sales, moving just 1.6 million smartphones in its fiscal fourth quarter as its once-dominant device business continues to retreat.

Apple's $848M solar power deal better on back end, says environmental VP Lisa Jackson

Friday March 27, 2015

The $848 million solar power deal Apple signed with First Solar last month is a better value than some have suggested, according to vice president of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who on Thursday pointed to a surge in the amount of power Apple will receive towards the end of the contract.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Twitter's live streaming app, Periscope, iCloud storage issues, and more

Friday March 27, 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. Twitter launches Periscope for iPhone, a live streaming app to compete with Meerkat. The issues with iCloud storage, Fantastical 2 for OS X hands-on, Square Cash, Apple Pay, and who still wants a 4" iPhone.

Google loses UK appeal in Safari cookie tracking case, could face trial

Friday March 27, 2015

The U.K.'s Court of Appeal has denied Google's request to block lawsuits from British consumers over the search giant's disregard for Safari privacy restrictions designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users.

Intel & Micron's new 3D flash memory could mean cheaper, larger storage for Apple's Macs, iOS devices

Friday March 27, 2015

Intel and Micron have announced the launch of a new 3D NAND flash technology, one which could substantially improve the amount of data storage possible in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and numerous other devices.

Apple Watch shops set to open on April 10 in London, Paris and Tokyo

Friday March 27, 2015

Apple on Thursday announced it will officially open three international Apple Watch store-within-a-store locations on April 10, offering customers shopping at high-end department stores the chance to try on and preorder the device before it goes on sale.

SoHo Apple Store hosts 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book reading, Q&A session with authors

Thursday March 26, 2015

Authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli visited the Apple Store SoHo in New York on Thursday to read selections from their hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" and field questions from what quickly became a packed house.

Apple moves to dismiss lawsuit over 'misleading' iOS device capacity claims

Thursday March 26, 2015

Apple on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented to consumers the amount of storage space iOS 8 uses in newly shipped iPhone and iPad devices, noting plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of fraud.

Apple Watch's Workout app learns users' strides over time, Turlington Burns diary reveals

Thursday March 26, 2015

In the third week of her promotional Apple Watch diary, posted Thursday, model Christy Turlington Burns made mention of a previously unknown feature of the wearable's Workout app that adjusts to a user's gait for more accurate results.

Apple Watch support comes to flurry of iPhone apps ahead of April launch

Thursday March 26, 2015

A collection of iPhone apps -- such as Evernote, Dark Sky, and the New York Times -- were updated today to support the Apple Watch, even though the wearable isn't shipping until April 24.

JP Morgan predicts Apple will stick with LCD, not OLED, for 'iPhone 7'

Thursday March 26, 2015

Despite finally jumping into the OLED market with the Apple Watch, Apple is not expected to migrate its handset line away from LCD technology in the near future, instead choosing to stick with LTPS-based LCD panels when it debuts its so-called "iPhone 7."

Apple Pay decals begin arriving with supporting merchants

Thursday March 26, 2015

Vendors who accept Apple Pay can advertise their support with new decal stickers supplied by Apple itself, which began arriving in the mail for merchants on Thursday.

Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 56 apps preinstalled, including Instagram & Microsoft OneDrive

Thursday March 26, 2015

Critics of so-called "bloatware" will have new fodder thanks to Samsung's forthcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will come preinstalled with a total of 56 applications, including third-party services like Microsoft OneDrive and Whatsapp.

Apple's new spaceship campus might be named after Steve Jobs, Tim Cook says

Thursday March 26, 2015

While late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs's office remains in situ at the company's Infinite Loop headquarters, a more impressive memorial may be in the works as current chief executive Tim Cook has indicated his desire to name all or part of the new spaceship campus after Jobs.

Amazon debuts new unlimited Cloud Drive plans, Beatport comes to iOS

Thursday March 26, 2015

Amazon today launched two unlimited tiers for its Cloud Drive storage service, while prominent dance music service Beatport has revealed it will be debuting on Apple's iOS.

Angela Ahrendts was swayed to Apple retail by instant personal connection with Tim Cook

Thursday March 26, 2015

Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts chose to leave the British fashion house for Apple largely because of the opportunity to work with Tim Cook, she hinted in a recent interview, choosing to serve alongside the Apple chief executive as he reshapes the company.

Twitter launches rebranded Periscope app for live video broadcasting

Thursday March 26, 2015

Just a few months after acquiring the app's original developer, Twitter has released a rebranded Periscope app for the iPhone, which lets users stream live broadcasts to Twitter followers, like chief rival Meerkat.

Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone

Thursday March 26, 2015

Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits.

Apple Watch gets 2-page spread in Fitness First Australia magazine

Thursday March 26, 2015

Days after its Down Under debut, the Apple Watch has been featured in Australian exercise magazine Fitness First with a two-page spread that extolls the new wearable's virtues for fitness aficionados.