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2015

Apple Pay could launch in Canada this fall - report

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple is preparing to launch its NFC-based mobile payments service in Canada this fall, a Friday report says, marking the first time Apple Pay would be officially offered outside of the United States.

SEC probes bond disclosure in L.A. school district's failed iPad program - report

Friday April 17, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into whether investors and other parties were properly informed about bonds being put towards the Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad program, a report said on Friday.

Apple's Retina MacBook bears first fruits of Anobit acquisition with new in-house SSD controller

Friday April 17, 2015

Already a showpiece of technical innovation, Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook appears to have one more trick up it sleeve in the form of a new, in-house SSD controller likely born of the company's 2011 acquisition of Israeli firm Anobit.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch try-ons, WWDC 2015, iOS 9 hopes & more

Friday April 17, 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. Neil, Shane and Steve discuss their Apple Watch try-on experience and impressions, WWDC 2015 speculation, hopes and fixes for the anticipated iOS 9, and more.

Apple to offer 'Apple Watch Basics' Workshops at retail stores starting April 24

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple's retail website was recently updated to reflect upcoming availability of a new Workshop called Apple Watch Basics, suggesting the company plans to roll out device training sessions for early Watch buyers from day one.

Yelp comes to Apple Watch in latest app update, brings nearby business discovery, search, ratings, more

Thursday April 16, 2015

In the buildup to Apple Watch's debut next week, Yelp on Thursday updated its app with support for the wearable, bringing direct wrist access to tentpole features like nearby businesses, reviews, address lookups and more.

Apple officially appoints Steve Dowling to VP of Communications

Thursday April 16, 2015

It appears Apple has filled the shoes of former PR chief Katie Cotton, as the company's Leadership webpage now lists former interim communications chief Steve Dowling as VP of Communications.

Snapchat paid ousted Apple exec Scott Forstall 0.11% to be advisor, according to leaked email

Thursday April 16, 2015

A leaked email from last year's Sony Pictures data breach that surfaced Thursday reveals Snapchat granted former iOS chief Scott Forstall 0.11 percent of its stock in fully-diluted shares in return for being a special company advisor.

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).