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Topic: General

Apple hires Wired magazine creative director to design team

11/29/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple is adding a new member to its design team, as Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine's Head of Creative, on Tuesday announced he will depart the publication to take on an undisclosed role at the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple announces winter iTunes Connect downtime slated for Dec. 23-27

11/29/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple has reminded developers that the annual iTunes Connect winter closure is approaching, with the 2016 holiday scheduled for Dec. 23 through Dec. 27.

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Kwikset debuts Kevo Convert smartlock, Canary brings security cam footage to iPad & Apple TV

11/29/2016, 01:11 pm

Kwikset this week announced a new smartlock, the Kevo Convert, while security camera maker Canary brought its software to the iPad and the Apple TV.

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Amazon working on touchscreen Echo speaker with higher-quality audio - report

11/29/2016, 11:11 am

Raising the bar even before Apple's rumored entry into the "smartspeaker" market, Amazon is at work on a new "Echo-like" model which will have a 7-inch touchscreen and high-end audio, a report said on Tuesday.

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ACCC draft determination denies Australian banks' bid to bargain or boycott Apple Pay

11/28/2016, 07:11 pm

In a draft determination issued on Tuesday local Australia time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission denied the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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AT&T launches DirecTV Now streaming service with free Apple TV offer

11/28/2016, 06:11 pm

In a bid to draw subscribers to its new DirecTV Now over-the-top internet streaming service, announced on Monday, AT&T is giving away Apple TV and Fire TV Stick hardware with certain pre-paid monthly packages.

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Amazon plans major crackdown on counterfeit sellers for 2017

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Not long after related Apple efforts, Amazon is about to embark on eliminating counterfeit vendors from its online store -- making it a major focus for 2017, a report said on Monday.

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First wave of Apple holiday email advertising hits, featuring musicians and music lovers

11/28/2016, 02:11 pm

As part of its holiday promotions, Apple is advertising deals for musicians and music lovers, with similarly curated emails coming for other interests soon.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 10.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1

11/28/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with new pre-release builds of three to test on three its four major platforms: iOS, macOS, and watchOS.

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Sling TV to start beta-testing cloud DVR functions in December

11/28/2016, 12:11 pm

Starting sometime in December, Dish-owned Sling TV will begin beta-testing cloud DVR functions, closing an important gap with its main competitor in internet TV, Sony's PlayStation Vue.

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Latest Apple headquarters drone video depicts carbon fiber auditorium roof, solar installations

11/28/2016, 11:11 am

While a company move-in date has not yet been established, the latest drone flight footage from the construction site shows a near-complete solar installation on several structures including the main headquarters, and depicts the largest carbon fiber roof in the world on the auditorium.

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Indonesian minister details potential Jakarta Apple research and development center

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

Supplementing its efforts in Indonesia, Apple appears to be on the cusp of setting up a research and development center in Jakarta, with plans and locations said to be finalized before the end of 2017.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

11/27/2016, 01:11 am

Master & Dynamic's top-of-the-line Bluetooth headphones deliver on style, build, and sound quality, but are almost certainly overkill -- especially if you intend to take them outside.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 5K activity challenges, the end of AirPort, and the impact on the Mac

11/25/2016, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss the Apple Watch 5K challenge, the end of AirPort, and what it means for the Mac.

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Apple doles out gift cards for Black Friday sales event [u]

11/24/2016, 10:11 pm

Marking Apple's return to Black Friday sales bonanza festivities, the company has chosen to dole out gift cards alongside eligible product purchases, offering customers in Australia Apple Gift Cards worth up to A$200.

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Twitter plans crackdown on developers & organizations exploiting data for surveillance

11/23/2016, 11:11 am

Over the next several months, Twitter will embark on a crackdown on developers building surveillance tools to track protesters and activists, the company said this week in announcement.

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Apple partners with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola to offer in-car Apple Music experience

11/22/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple is venturing further into the automotive industry in a deal with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, which on Tuesday said it will offer Apple Music to passengers as part of a new in-car experience.

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President-elect Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook phoned him after victory

11/22/2016, 03:11 pm

In an interview on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump noted that Apple CEO Tim Cook had called him, but no mention was made about the topics of the conversation the pair may have had, following Trump's contentious remarks on the campaign trail.

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The best iOS apps to shop for Black Friday deals

11/22/2016, 03:11 pm

The deal-grabbing frenzy known as Black Friday is just a few days away, and shoppers looking to nab the best deals on Apple products and accessories can get ahead of the game with a number of apps that help organize ads and track the best deals.

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Pundits believe Apple's Jony Ive no longer involved in iPhone, Mac product design [u]

11/22/2016, 10:11 am

According to numerous reports said to be out of Apple headquarters, the company's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive hasn't contributing much to Apple's consumer goods design as of late, and has been more interested in architecture and similar projects for the last few years.

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