Free AppleCare with each new iMac 5K or Mac Pro purchase: Apple Price Guides updated Nov 24th (exclusive coupons)

2014

Killer Deal: Free AppleCare with all iMac 5Ks & Mac Pros plus $50-$275 instant discounts, tax savings

Saturday November 08, 2014

As Black Friday inches closer, AI continues to teamed up with Apple's Authorized Resellers to help readers avoid the inevitable frenzy by securing their deals ahead of time. In addition to $50 off and free AppleCare with each new iMac 5K, readers looking for Mac Pros this weekend can also take advantage of exclusive bundles that pair free AppleCare with discounts of up to $250 (plus no sales tax collected in 48 states).

Review: Equil Smartpen 2, a Bluetooth-connected ink pen with real-time syncing

Saturday November 08, 2014

Smartpens have long been seen as the ultimate savior of cultures struggling to make the digital transition. AppleInsider took a look at the Equil Smartpen 2, one of the leading competitors, offering compatibility with both iOS and OS X.

Apple integrates Genius Bar reservations to online support options

Friday November 07, 2014

Apple on Friday updated its Support website to incorporate an option to schedule Genius Bar reservations for certain hardware and software issues, further filling in gaps between AppleCare's many arms.

Apple to reportedly open new corporate office and R&D center in Cambridge, UK

Friday November 07, 2014

It was reported earlier this week that Apple is planning to open a new office in the city of Cambridge, UK, an intellectual hotspot which already plays host to bases of operation for a number of large tech companies.

Many Apple Stores to open at 8AM on Black Friday, discounts available online

Friday November 07, 2014

For the upcoming Black Friday shopping bonanza, many brick-and-mortar Apple Stores are slated to welcome the holiday crush at 8 a.m. and will again offer the same discounts and deals to online customers.

Unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone revealed by FCC, features Bluetooth LE

Friday November 07, 2014

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday published testing results for the as-yet-unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the Apple-owned company's mid-tier Solo2.

Inside Apple's secret confidentiality agreements: Code names, security requirements, fines & more

Friday November 07, 2014

Apple's legendary efforts to keep upcoming products a secret are widely known, but the terms of the agreements that bind suppliers and workers were revealed in part on Friday, thanks to newly unsealed court filings.

Facebook says 66% of Android phones it sees have iPhone 4 era specs from 2011 (or worse)

Friday November 07, 2014

The world's most popular mobile app has developed a new way to manage Android fragmentation, targeting users' hardware capabilities rather than devices' installed OS versions. Facebook's new efforts note that two thirds of the Android phones it sees "are equivalent to something released in 2011 or earlier."

Court unseals documents in GT Advanced case, Apple says it 'bent over backwards' to help sapphire supplier

Friday November 07, 2014

Though bankrupt sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies has accused Apple of crafting a "classic bait-and-switch" deal, newly unsealed court documents reveal Apple's side of the story, with the iPhone maker claiming it did everything it could to help the struggling supplier.

HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

Friday November 07, 2014

Proving an earlier rumor accurate, Apple on Friday removed Fitbit hardware accessories from its online store, narrowing the fitness-related devices offered by the company ahead of the Apple Watch launch.

Roundup: Some of the best iOS 8 app extensions for iPhone & iPad

Friday November 07, 2014

iOS 8 offers powerful new tools to developers such as extensions, which allow third-party iPhone and iPad apps to be more flexible and interconnected than ever before. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best iOS 8 extensions available to download on the App Store right now.

Rumor: Faulty flash memory in select iPhone 6 & 6 Plus units prompts Apple to make switch [u]

Friday November 07, 2014

Apparent memory issues found in a select number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units are rumored to have prompted Apple to change to a different type of NAND flash technology when manufacturing new units moving forward [update: rumors were incorrect].

Microsoft's own Office apps much better on iPhone than Windows Phone 8

Friday November 07, 2014

In keeping with the growing importance of Apple's iOS platform, Microsoft's new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPhone are now far superior than those Microsoft offers for its own Windows Phone 8 platform.

Aaron Sorkin reveals details of Steve Jobs biopic, says he helped 'fix typos' in famous Stanford commencement speech

Thursday November 06, 2014

In a Bloomberg Televesion interview with host Emily Chang, Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed a few plot details on the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which is slowly making its way toward production.

Apple activates iCloud Photos image uploads for iCloud.com beta users

Thursday November 06, 2014

As part of Apple's continued effort to roll out next-generation cloud services, the company on Thursday updated the iCloud.com beta website with support for browser-based image uploads to iCloud Photos.

Apple's iPad continues to dominate NA usage with nearly 80% share, up from July

Thursday November 06, 2014

Fresh data from ad network Chitika shows Apple's iPad accounted for 79.9 percent of North American Web traffic for the month of September, up 1.9 points from measurements taken in July.

Amazon's 'Echo' is a standalone Siri-like virtual assistant for the home

Thursday November 06, 2014

In a surprise announcement on Thursday, Amazon revealed a new first-party hardware product class in "Echo," an Internet-connected virtual assistant stuffed into a tubular standalone speaker.

SEC investigating GT Advanced sapphire business, securities trading

Thursday November 06, 2014

In an attachment to its quarterly 8-K filing, GT Advanced Technologies said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an inquiry into the company's security trading practices and sapphire business.

Google Drive adds Touch ID support, Swype for iOS goes free, Apple apps get minor updates

Thursday November 06, 2014

As Apple introduced minor updates to iWork, Beats Music and more, a number of other key updates hit the iOS App Store, including a temporary sale on the popular Swype keyboard from Nuance, as well as Touch ID security and iOS 8 extension support added to Google Drive.

CBS News channel launches on Apple TV with new streaming CBSN network

Thursday November 06, 2014

CBS launched an entirely new interactive streaming news network on Thursday, CBSN, and made it immediately available via a new channel for the Apple TV set-top box.