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2015

Apple can't outrun China worries, stock drops into bear territory

Friday August 21, 2015

Apple shares fell by nearly 6 percent during Friday trading, sending the stock into bear territory for the first time in years as investors fret over the impact of China's apparent economic slowdown.

Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music integration with Siri

Friday August 21, 2015

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.

Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project Titan' evidence mounts

Friday August 21, 2015

The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.

Apple's Dr. Dre apologizes for past abuse of women, says he's a changed man

Friday August 21, 2015

Newfound attention to crimes committed by Dr. Dre 25 years ago have led both the entrepreneur and Apple to issue statements, in which the Beats cofounder said he is sorry for committing violence against women when he was younger.

French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s' preorders will start on Sept. 11 - report

Friday August 21, 2015

French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.

Rumor: Apple working on 'smart bands' for Apple Watch to add new health tracking functions

Friday August 21, 2015

A new rumor claims that Apple will add capabilities to the Apple Watch, and sell upgrades without the need to buy an entirely new watch, in the form of "smart bands" that could launch as early as 2016.

Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

Friday August 21, 2015

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.

Daimler CEO leaves door open to 'different types' of partnerships with Apple, Google

Friday August 21, 2015

Daimler is open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google, with the understanding their technology could be essential to future cars, Daimler's CEO said in a magazine interview published on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car' testing, games on Apple TV, Force Touch and more

Friday August 21, 2015

Get all caught up on the latest "Apple Car," Apple TV, and "iPhone 6s" rumors on this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast. Mikey also shares his experiences with the HomeKit-connected iHome smart plug, Neil gives his impressions of a unique new tethered drone, and Shane extolls the potential of Force Touch input.

Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

Friday August 21, 2015

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.

Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

Thursday August 20, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.

Apple TV sales slip to fourth place in US streaming device market, study says

Thursday August 20, 2015

According to research released Thursday, Apple TV was overtaken by upstart Amazon in the U.S. streaming device marketplace during 2014, dropping Apple's offering to fourth place in a burgeoning sector it helped create.

Dubai Apple Store opening pushed back to at least October, report claims

Thursday August 20, 2015

The launch of a Dubai Apple Store -- the company's first in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, outside of Turkey -- is being delayed by at least a month, a report said on Thursday.

Apple commissions manmade floral art to promote Apple Watch at London's Selfridges

Thursday August 20, 2015

A new marketing installation commissioned by Apple is filling all 24 windows of London's Selfridges department store with manmade flowers, each matched to the faces of the Apple Watch.

Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance

Thursday August 20, 2015

A test build of Google's forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.

Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing' phrase made famous by Steve Jobs

Thursday August 20, 2015

Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.

Deals: $999 loaded 11" MacBook Air, $1,785 15" MacBook Pro (2015), $300 off 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare, 27" Dell Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99

Thursday August 20, 2015

This week, we've brought back some of last month's most popular offers while extending several others, such as a fully-loaded 11" MacBook Air for $999 ($650 off), the new 15" MacBook Pro for $1,785 ($214 off), a near fully-loaded, early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare for $2,148.00 ($300 off) and Dell's Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99 ($200 off).

With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft

Thursday August 20, 2015

Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes -- it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.

Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party retailers with France's Fnac

Thursday August 20, 2015

On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France's Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.

First look: Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, an iOS-connected writing tablet

Thursday August 20, 2015

Boogie Board on Thursday announced a new version of their popular writing tablet, and for the first time, announced an accompanying iOS app that allows users to quickly sync their notes with their iPhone's camera.