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Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

08/03/2016, 07:08 pm

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.


App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

08/03/2016, 04:08 pm

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.


Latest Apple diversity report claims US pay equity, modest changes in gender & race

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday published its latest "Inclusion & Diversity" update, showing small changes in the gender and racial makeup of the company, and the steps the company is taking toward equal pay for people with the same jobs and performance levels.


Tech firms worry Supreme Court win for Apple over Samsung could benefit patent trolls

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

If the Supreme Court sides with Apple and upholds a 120 year-old law governing design patents, it may open the door to a highly lucrative field for patent trolls to exploit, intellectual property experts from the likes of Google and Facebook fear.


1Password extends hosted service to individuals, offers limited time promotion

08/03/2016, 01:08 pm

Popular multi-platform password app 1Password on Wednesday activated an individual hosted service using the same platform as subscription offerings 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.


Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.


Alphabet's X to test delivery drones, Instagram adds Snapchat-like 'Stories'

08/02/2016, 04:08 pm

As a part of its delivery drone effort, Project Wing, Alphabet's X division will be testing technology at one of six U.S. test sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's Instagram launched "Stories," a feature mimicking Snapchat's ethereal slideshows.


Apple releases third public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra

08/02/2016, 01:08 pm

Members of Apple's public beta program were supplied with their third pre-release build of Apple's two biggest upcoming platforms set for release this fall: iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.


Former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris leaves Twitter after six months

08/02/2016, 09:08 am

Ex-Apple public relations maven Natalie Kerris is departing her position as the vice president of communications of microblogging service Twitter after only six months in the role, for unknown reasons.


Apple touts Japanese job creation, boost to nation's economy

08/01/2016, 07:08 pm

Apple Japan published a special informational page to its regional website on Monday detailing how the company's various hardware, software and services businesses have positively impacted the Asian nation in 2015.


Apple shuttlebus drivers vote in favor of first contract after unionization

08/01/2016, 02:08 pm

More than 30 drivers who ferry Apple employees to work from off-site parking will not only get previously negotiated wage increases, but will be granted health benefits, pension contributions, vacation time, and overtime.


Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra

08/01/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with its fourth pre-release betas of iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad. In addition, macOS Sierra beta 4 for Mac, watchOS 3 beta 4 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 10 beta 4 for Apple TV were also released [updated].


VirnetX's $625M FaceTime lawsuit victory against Apple tossed, two retrials ordered

08/01/2016, 12:08 pm

A federal judge has tossed out a February ruling requiring Apple to pay patent holding company VirnetX $625.5 million over secure communications patents used in FaceTime and iMessage, and has ordered two complete retrials.


New 'Hey Siri' website indexes successful voice queries for Apple's Siri

08/01/2016, 11:08 am

A new website chronicles what users can say to Apple's Siri, and what to expect in return, for iOS 9 as well as the forthcoming iOS 10 and macOS Sierra implementations of the virtual assistant.


Apple partner Didi Chuxing to buy Uber China for $1 billion

08/01/2016, 08:08 am

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride sharing service that Apple invested $1 billion into, appears to be buying out rival service Uber China for $1 billion plus a promise to invest $1 billion into parent company Uber Global.


Kanye West wants Apple to buy Tidal, calls for executive meeting

07/31/2016, 03:07 am

Rapper Kanye West in a minor tweet storm on Saturday called on Apple to purchase Apple Music competitor Tidal, saying he wants to put an end to the "beef" between the two streaming music providers.


First look: Brooklyn celebrates the grand opening of its first Apple Store

07/30/2016, 03:07 pm

Brooklynites braved the summer heat on Saturday for the grand opening of their borough's first-ever Apple Store, in the neighborhood of Williamsburg. AppleInsider was there and provides a first look at the new retail space.


This week on AI: Q3 beats forecasts, 'Apple Car' leadership changes, augmented reality plans & more

07/30/2016, 04:07 am

The big news this week was Apple's quarterly results, which beat expectations even if they were still largely downhill. Meanwhile though, big shakeups were revealed within the "Apple Car" team and CEO Tim Cook teased the company's interest in augmented reality.


Apple urges Supreme Court to end long-running Samsung patent case

07/29/2016, 08:07 pm

Apple on Friday delivered a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a favorable ruling in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, saying the Korean company had not furnished sufficient evidence to send the case back to a lower court.


Apple CEO Tim Cook, VP Lisa Jackson to host Clinton fundraising event

07/29/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Vice President of of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson are holding an event for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's "Victory Fund" on Aug. 24.