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2015

With Starbucks deal Spotify looks to build out streaming music platform

Monday May 18, 2015

Spotify on Monday announced a joint initiative with Starbucks that will see the world's largest coffeehouse chain stream its music in stores, promote premium Spotify subscription tiers and grant current users access to Starbucks' rewards program.

Audible enables CarPlay support, Mercedes-Benz prepares Apple Watch app

Monday May 18, 2015

Amazon-owned Audible on Monday added CarPlay support to its audiobook app for iOS, while Mercedes-Benz revealed an upcoming Apple Watch app that will handle functions like navigation and vehicle status updates.

President Obama uses iPhone to make first post on personal Twitter account [u]

Monday May 18, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama made his first post from a personal Twitter account on Monday, doing so from an Executive Office iPhone despite previous worries about the device's security.

How Coherent Navigation can help Apple with location technology and talent

Monday May 18, 2015

Apple's recent acquisition of Coherent Navigation, a California firm that worked on high-precision satellite navigation projects for the likes of the U.S. Navy, might at first seem a bit outside of the iPhone maker's wheelhouse.But a closer look reveals what could, in fact, be an excellent match.

Google Search designer Jon Wiley moves to lead role on virtual reality tech

Monday May 18, 2015

The lead designer on Google Search has taken up a new position as the lead designer on Cardboard, the company's low-cost, smartphone-based virtual reality headset project.

Lowest Prices Ever: Save $100s on all Mac Pros, each with Free AppleCare and Free Apple Wireless Keyboard & Magic Mouse; Apple Thunderbolt Displays for $750

Monday May 18, 2015

Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama and AppleInsider this week have teamed up to give away free AppleCare, a free Apple Wireless Keyboards & Mouse, and discounts of between $100 and $700 on over 100 different Mac Pro configurations. Tack on an Apple Thunderbolt Display for an all-time low of $750 or grab a 27" Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor for $525.

Carl Icahn sets new Apple target of $240 per share, valuing company at $1.4 trillion

Monday May 18, 2015

In his latest open letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has said he believes shares of the company should currently be trading at more than $100 higher than their current valuation.

Apple tops tech rivals in sales, profits & assets for first time in Forbes Global 2000

Monday May 18, 2015

For the first time, Apple is now the world's biggest technology corporation not just in terms of market capitalization, but also in sales, profits and assets, according to new rankings published on Monday.

Appeals court finds Samsung violated Apple's design patents, but not trade dress

Monday May 18, 2015

An appeals court ruled on Monday that Samsung's $930 million penalty, stemming from its patent infringement suit with Apple, must be adjusted, in a mixed courtroom outcome for the iPhone maker.

Apple's 50,000-square-foot retail store in Dubai to open in August

Monday May 18, 2015

Apple's largest retail store yet, and its first in the Middle East, is on track to open in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates this summer, a new report reveals.

Rumor: Apple to update 15" MacBook Pro, 27" iMac on Wednesday

Monday May 18, 2015

Rather than waiting for WWDC, Apple may update its 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac with Intel's latest Broadwell processors this week on Wednesday, according to a new rumor.

Apple's Cook references Steve Jobs, morals in commencement address

Sunday May 17, 2015

During his commencement address at George Washington University on Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates to follow their own North Star, saying there need not be a choice between "doing good and doing well."

First 'Steve Jobs' teaser trailer shows Michael Fassbender as late tech guru

Sunday May 17, 2015

Universal Studios released the first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle's highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic on Sunday, offering a glimpse at what to expect from the film and Michael Fassbender, who plays the late Apple cofounder.

Apple acquires high-accuracy GPS technology firm Coherent Navigation

Sunday May 17, 2015

In the midst of a major overhaul for its Maps service, Apple seems to have made another under-the-radar acquisition as the company apparently snapped up Coherent Navigation, makers of high-accuracy GPS devices and software.

Roundup: The best third-party Apple Watch running apps

Sunday May 17, 2015

Fitness tracking is a core Apple Watch feature, and Apple builds in comprehensive app support with its Workout app, but owners may want to check out third-party running-centric options with extras like route creation, coaching and social network integration.

This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' details, streaming music plans, HomeKit hardware in June

Saturday May 16, 2015

A relatively quiet week nevertheless witnessed some of the first detailed specs for the next-generation iPhone, as well as more news on Apple's plans for the Beats Music relaunch, and the first generation of HomeKit devices.

Apple CEO Tim Cook chronicles recent China trip on new Weibo account

Saturday May 16, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook chronicled a recent four-day trip to China on microblogging website Weibo, posting pictures and brief messages regarding Apple Store meet-ups, school visits and general goings on while in the country.

Apple rumored to have engaged troubled payments startup Clinkle in acquisition talks

Friday May 15, 2015

A report claims seven employees at much maligned payments startup Clinkle quit on Friday citing in part CEO Lucas Duplan's withholding of information about supposed acquisition talks with Apple.

Apple discontinues 15" MacBook Pro BTO models ahead of Force Touch refresh

Friday May 15, 2015

Apple on Friday began discontinuing many models of its professional 15-inch notebook ahead the company's annual developers conference, which is widely expected to give way to updated models with Force Touch trackpads and Intel's latest mobile processors.

Trader Joe's grocery chain preparing to accept Apple Pay

Friday May 15, 2015

Popular U.S. grocery chain Trader Joe's is gearing up to begin accepting contactless payments via Apple Pay at check-out, AppleInsider has learned.