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Topic: General

Apple's Upper East Side store in Manhattan to open after WWDC on June 13

05/29/2015, 01:05 pm

As the news from Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference will be winding down, the company will be gearing up for its next major retail opening in New York City, officially scheduled for June 13, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the store.

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Apple tops Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer technical support

05/29/2015, 10:05 am

Apple once again ranked highest this year on an annual Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer support services, the magazine has revealed in its July issue.

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Elite Chinese university allegedly ripped off Apple's Touch ID logo for anniversary celebration

05/29/2015, 09:05 am

A logo created for the 110th anniversary of China's Fudan University --one of the country's most prestigious institutions --bears a striking resemblance to Apple's Touch ID emblem, spurring accusations of copyright infringement against the Shanghai-based school.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Jony Ive's promotion, Apple Watch bugs & Pixelmator for iPhone

05/29/2015, 08:05 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Shane Cole as we discuss Jony Ive's promotion, Mikey's Pixelmator review, our Watch Effect series, and Apple Watch news. Also, Shane has a word to say on Apple Watch quality assurance.

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Apple buys established augmented reality firm Metaio

05/28/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple earlier this month completed an acquisition of Metaio, a German augmented reality firm that first started life as a side project at Volkswagen, for an as-yet-unknown project.

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IBM gives workers choice between Macs or PCs, plans to deploy 50,000 Apple MacBooks

05/28/2015, 02:05 pm

Starting on Thursday, IBM workers will be able to choose between a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or a PC when getting a new or updated workstation, according to a company-wide memo.

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Google's Nest team helps create Brillo & Weave, to simplify the connected Internet of Things

05/28/2015, 01:05 pm

Seeking to connect everything around us, from household appliances to public parking meters, Google on Thursday announced Brillo, a low-level operating system that can run on a range of devices, as well as Weave, a communications layer that will allow devices to talk to one another.

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A history of Jony Ive at Apple: From consultant to Chief Design Officer

05/28/2015, 12:05 pm

Jony Ive -- appointed this week as Apple's first-ever Chief Design Officer -- has a long history of design work for Apple, stretching all the way back to a consulting role in the early 1990s.

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Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'systematically plundering' confidential data

05/28/2015, 11:05 am

Jawbone is suing rival fitness tracker maker Fitbit, accusing the latter of "systematically plundering" corporate secrets by hiring Jawbone workers who smuggled sensitive data before exiting the company.

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FCC chairman to propose broadband subsidy for low-income Americans

05/28/2015, 10:05 am

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler will on Thursday propose subsidizing broadband Internet for poorer Americans, much in the way it currently subsidizes phone bills, officials with the agency said.

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Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

05/28/2015, 09:05 am

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.

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Apple updates WWDC app for 2015 event, confirms June 8 keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific

05/27/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the full schedule for the 2015 Worldwide Develoeprs Conference -- including the keynote presentation on June 8 -- and released version 3.0 of the WWDC iOS app, introducing a new Apple Watch companion.

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Jony Ive makes list of influential tech execs, Apple retakes top spot in brand rankings

05/27/2015, 11:05 am

On Wednesday Apple's newly-minted Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, came second to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on a Juniper Research list of the most influential technology executives in 2015, while Apple as a whole reclaimed the top spot on a Millward Brown chart of the world's most valuable brands.

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Emergency crews respond to 'large fire' at Apple complex in Mesa, Ariz. [u]

05/26/2015, 03:05 pm

Emergency responders coped with a "large fire" at Apple's complex in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday afternoon, putting out the blaze in 35 minutes, a local TV station said. [updated]

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Charter confirms Time Warner Cable takeover in deal worth $55.33 billion

05/26/2015, 09:05 am

Charter Communications on Tuesday confirmed plans to buy fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, as well as smaller cable outfit Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion.

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Apple's multitouch 'fusion keyboard' invention with multitouch keys could replace touchpads

05/26/2015, 04:05 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent describing a dual-purpose keyboard that sports touch sensors overlaid atop mechanical keys depressible to two more levels, affording users both multitouch gesture control and conventional keystroke entry without having to remove their hands from the device.

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Apple's Jony Ive promoted to Chief Design Officer

05/25/2015, 05:05 pm

Longtime Apple designer Jony Ive has been promoted from SVP of Design to a new position called Chief Design Officer, which will see the star designer relinquish day-to-day oversight of industrial design and user interface operations to take on a wider array of projects.

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Charter said to be nearing $55B deal to buy Time Warner Cable

05/25/2015, 03:05 pm

Charter Communications is on the verge of buying out rival Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal worth approximately $55.1 billion, a report said on Monday.

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Rumor: Microsoft interested in acquiring BlackBerry

05/25/2015, 12:05 pm

Microsoft is rumored to be talking with investment firms about the prospect of buying out Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, likely motivated by a desire to deepen its foray into the mobile enterprise and gain access to BlackBerry's patent trove.

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National Security Agency's bulk phone metadata collection program to sunset on June 1

05/25/2015, 10:05 am

The Obama administration has decided not to ask a secret court for a 90-day extension of Section 215 in the Patriot Act, effectively putting end to the authorized bulk collection of U.S. phone metadata by the National Security Agency.

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