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AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, privacy, Metal, Swift and more

06/12/2015, 08:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Daniel Eran Dilger as we discuss Apple's WWDC keynote, Apple Music, Apple News, Wallet, privacy and Apple's apps for Android phones. Daniel gives us a view into what's important to Apple, how it changes the industry, and what matters for consumers.


Apple posts 'Backstage' parody sketch from WWDC 2015

06/11/2015, 07:06 pm

With WWDC 2015, Apple chose to kick things off with a humorous sketch video lampooning the lengths to which companies go to produce gala keynote presentations. The video is now up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to resign, 140-character limit lifted for direct messages

06/11/2015, 07:06 pm

Twitter announced two major, albeit unrelated, developments on Thursday, noting the departure of Dick Costolo as CEO and a crucial service change that raises direct messaging limits from 140 characters to 10,000.


European Commission probes Amazon over e-book publishing contracts

06/11/2015, 05:06 pm

The European Commission on Thursday began an antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business, addressing concerns the company is unfairly using publisher deals to undercut competition -- mirroring earlier cases brought against Apple.


Apple leases 26K-square-foot space in Pittsburgh for unknown project

06/11/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple has leased one and a half floors, or about 26,000 square feet of floor space, of a mixed use development currently under construction in Pittsburgh, though the company's plans for the facility are unknown, a report said Thursday.


Apple to renovate flagship Fifth Ave. glass cube store, set up temporary outlet at FAO Schwarz

06/11/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple is planning to renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York City, and during construction will reportedly direct shoppers to a temporary outlet in a space currently occupied by FAO Schwarz.


Apple Store employees complained directly to Tim Cook over bag search policy

06/10/2015, 11:06 pm

According to court documents unsealed on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook received personal emails from Apple Store employees regarding bag check policies instituted for security purposes, calling the searches "embarrassing," "demeaning" and "disturbing."


Pop band Walk the Moon to play 2015 WWDC Bash

06/10/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced that pop rock band Walk the Moon will be playing at its annual WWDC Bash, this year scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, June 11.


Spotify climbs to 20M paid subscribers, picks up $526M in funding ahead of Apple Music launch

06/10/2015, 10:06 am

With the debut of the competing Apple Music service only weeks away, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its total subscriber base has climbed to 75 million people, 20 million of whom are subscribers to its more profitable Premium tier.


Apple fires Campus 2 contractors as 'spaceship' faces delays, spiraling costs

06/10/2015, 09:06 am

Apple has reportedly severed its relationship with general contractors Skanska and DPR -- the two firms responsible for overseeing construction of its new "spaceship" headquarters -- with near-immediate effect, a rare mid-stream shakeup that follows a string of delays and increasing costs.


Apple confirms vans are for mapping data, reveals future locations they will be driving

06/10/2015, 07:06 am

Apple has officially brought to an end the speculation surrounding its formerly secretive mapping vans, revealing that the vehicles are collecting data for future Apple Maps updates, and also emphasizing both privacy and transparency with a list of upcoming driving locations.


Apple's Schiller talks iPhone storage, thin design tradeoffs, single-port MacBook and more

06/10/2015, 02:06 am

During a panel session with Daring Fireball's John Gruber on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller offered his take on 16GB iPhones, the tradeoffs between battery life and device thinness, single-port MacBooks and more.


Apple's new developer resources for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan promise next-level apps and services

06/10/2015, 01:06 am

At is annual World Wide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple announced a host of new technologies designed to help developers offer improved user experiences over the entire Apple product line.


Apple supplies developers with new betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

06/09/2015, 01:06 pm

While the focus this week is on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, those won't become available to the public until this fall. In the interim, Apple has new updates for iOS and OS X that remain in testing, patching bugs and issues for each platform.


UK's Barclays in 'constructive' talks to add Apple Pay support

06/09/2015, 12:06 pm

Responding to a flurry of public complaints, U.K. bank Barclays said on Twitter that it is in negotiations to add Apple Pay support, and that efforts "remain constructive."


Apple posts full WWDC 2015 keynote extravaganza online

06/08/2015, 10:06 pm

Apple late Monday posted to its website a full version of this year's WWDC keynote address, which clocked in at just under two and a half hours from Bill Hader's comedic intro to a musical performance by The Weeknd.


Apple hands out Apple Design Awards to Pacemaker, Crossy Road, more

06/08/2015, 09:06 pm

Following Apple's WWDC keynote at Moscone West on Monday, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS and OS X apps "combined design and technology in powerful ways."


Apple Pay support will expand to include 'private label' retail store cards

06/08/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple on Monday is expected to announce that its Apple Pay mobile wallet will begin accepting retail store cards, allowing consumers to benefit from special offers and discounts at certain locations.


Live from Apple's WWDC 2015: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music and more

06/08/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off with a keynote presentation, unveiling the company's upcoming products, including the next-generation versions of iOS and OS X. AppleInsider is there live in San Francisco with complete exclusive coverage of the company's big event.


Tim Cook hints Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts could take stage today at WWDC

06/08/2015, 09:06 am

In an interview about the need for diversity in the tech industry, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted that women will be prominently featured onstage at today's WWDC keynote, which could mean the highly anticipated on-stage debut of retail chief Angela Ahrendts.