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2017

Chance the Rapper declares Apple paid $500K for exclusive 'Coloring Book' debut on Apple Music

Friday March 17, 2017

After some criticism about the artist's integrity and independence, Chance the Rapper made a series of tweets and revealed some of the only solid information about what Apple pays for exclusive releases on Apple Music.

'iPhone 8' could herald start of Apple's augmented reality ambitions

Friday March 17, 2017

Computer simulations, and the means to visualize them, could be in the palm of your hand in new and potentially revolutionary ways later this year, if rumors about Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 8" bear fruit.

Indonesian iPhone sales to resume on March 31 after Apple R&D investments

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple is on track to resume iPhone sales in Indonesia toward the end of the month, a report said on Friday, following a roughly two-year period during which sourcing requirements kept the device off the local market.

Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple is planning to grow its presence in India over the next year by expanding the number of Apple Authorized Reseller locations, with the addition of over 100 small stores believed to be a six-fold increase in the number of outlets already in operation in the country.

Fix your frayed Apple MagSafe or Lightning cables with Sugru Moldable Glue

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple's MagSafe and Lightning cables are notorious for fraying under heavy use. If you want to repair your cable, rather than purchase a replacement, Sugru Moldable Glue could be the solution you've been seeking.

Apple adds permanent 'Indie Games' page to App Store

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple will continue to highlight independently-produced games in the iOS App Store, with a new permanent 'Indie Games' collection accessible within the store, following after a 12-day promotion used to 'celebrate' the work of smaller game development studios.

Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes

Friday March 17, 2017

More than 80 percent of light fittings found in common households are now supported by Philips Hue connected lighting, thanks to the launch of new E14 candle/chandelier-sized sockets, in both multi-color and white ambiance versions.

Apple to build two new Chinese R&D centers, spend $507M on research

Friday March 17, 2017

Apple on Friday announced plans to set up two new research centers in China, spending a minimum of 3.5 billion yuan -- $507 million -- on research institutions overall.

AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, wearables, and Apple's coming 64-bit switch

Friday March 17, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey talk about the evidence of new iPads and the rumored event, the concept of removing large numbers of apps from the App Store, and the idea of Swatch making a smart watch.

Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit

Thursday March 16, 2017

Soverain Software, a non-practicing entity that gained media attention for suing Newegg and other online retailers over "shopping cart" patents, on Thursday filed a complaint against Apple for alleged infringement of IP relating to internet-based services.

Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

Thursday March 16, 2017

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.

How to order movie tickets within iOS 10 chat using Fandango's iMessage App

Thursday March 16, 2017

With the release of iOS 10, Apple introduced a new way for developers to add integrated new features for iMessage users. Here's how to use Fandango's app to explore movie listings, share showtime options with chat participants, select seats and purchase tickets with Apple Pay--all within iMessage.

Netflix considers mobile specific versions of original content

Thursday March 16, 2017

Netflix may make it even easier for its subscribers using iPhones to follow its original content in the future, an executive for the streaming service has revealed, advising that the firm is currently exploring the possibility of making mobile device-specific versions of its shows.

Ready to fly a quadcopter? Here are the best drones for beginners

Thursday March 16, 2017

With so many models on the market today, finding the right quadcopter can be challenging to say the least. We're rounding up a list of the best drones for beginners with price points starting at under $50.

Swatch to take on Apple Watch & Android Wear with custom OS

Thursday March 16, 2017

The Swatch Group will be paving its own road into the smartwatch space with a custom operating system, the company's CEO said on Thursday, with the OS going up against mature software from incumbents Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform.

Apple News iOS 10 update major driver of traffic to The Telegraph, users more engaged with content

Thursday March 16, 2017

Apple News is proving to be a success story for venues fully invested in it, with The Telegraph seeing readers coming from the service spending more time on articles, and greater numbers of articles read per user.

ColorWare will make the iPhone 7 Plus look like a vintage Macintosh for $1899

Thursday March 16, 2017

Nostalgic Apple fans with deep pockets can now purchase a custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus "Retro Edition" from ColorWare, designed to look like a vintage Macintosh computer from the 1980s, for a princely sum of $1,899.

Apple Music ambassador program offers Twitter promoters 3 free months for pushing streaming service

Thursday March 16, 2017

Starting Thursday, Apple Music launched a new user-driven promotional program on Twitter with the hashtag "#MusicForEveryMinute", promoted by student ambassadors who will be rewarded with an extra three months of free subscription.

Spotify may go with Apple Music-like album exclusives in new label deals

Thursday March 16, 2017

Spotify is nearing new deals with major record labels that could result in some albums becoming exclusives to its paid tier, a report said on Thursday.

Apple concept for biometric facial recognition could hint at 'iPhone 8'

Thursday March 16, 2017

Apple is adding to its existing patents for automatically unlocking an iPhone using facial recognition, according to a patent application published on Thursday, revealing the Cupertino firm is still refining alternative methods of biometric security it could use in future mobile devices.