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Apple reportedly mulling Tidal acquisition for access to exclusive content

06/30/2016, 06:06 pm

A shaky rumor on Thursday claims Apple is in early talks to acquire Tidal, the music streaming service and Apple Music competitor purchased by rapper Jay-Z in 2015.


Apple CEO Tim Cook named lead independent director at Nike

06/30/2016, 04:06 pm

Nike on Thursday appointed Apple CEO and longtime board member Tim Cook as its "lead independent director," while announcing company founder Phil Knight's retirement from the board.


Sling TV splits into 'Orange' and 'Blue' tiers, adds NBC, BBC America & other channels

06/30/2016, 03:06 pm

Sling TV on Thursday announced a slew of changes to its streaming service, including several new channels and the creation of "Orange" and "Blue" tiers, the latter bringing multi-stream support out of beta.


NYC Apple reseller and community staple Tekserve to close Manhattan store

06/30/2016, 02:06 pm

Tekserve -- both an Apple reseller and a gathering place for Apple users and devotees -- has announced it will close its Manhattan store in August, ending 29 years of service.


Nancy Pelosi expresses disappointment over Tim Cook's GOP fundraiser

06/29/2016, 08:06 pm

Engaging in a bit of political posturing this week, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a -- surprisingly condescending -- takedown of Apple CEO Tim Cook's fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican candidates.


Apple uses platform dominance to 'lock out' competition, says Elizabeth Warren

06/29/2016, 06:06 pm

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren turned a critical eye to Silicon Valley in a keynote speech delivered at New America's Open Markets Program on Wednesday, saying industry leaders Apple, Amazon and Google use their respective platforms to the detriment of smaller, less powerful competitors.


Hillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

06/29/2016, 05:06 pm

A new position paper outlining U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "Initiative on Technology & Innovation" broadly addresses a wide range of subjects, but in particular aligns with Apple's position on encryption and privacy championed by its chief executive, Tim Cook.


Sioeye iPhone-connected sports camera streams live via LTE, includes 5GB free with T-Mobile

06/29/2016, 03:06 pm

Startup camera maker Sioeye on Wednesday announced its Iris4G LTE iOS-connected action camera now offers data plans with U.S. carrier T-Mobile, including a starter package with 5 gigabytes of free bandwidth to begin live streaming on the go.


Apple issues fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 as developers await iOS 10 beta 2

06/29/2016, 01:06 pm

Both registered developers and public testers can now access the fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3, a minor forthcoming security and maintenance update for iPhone and iPad. New betas are also available for tvOS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.11.6.


Florida man sues Apple for over $10B, claiming violation of 1992 'reading device' concept

06/28/2016, 04:06 pm

A new lawsuit is reportedly asking for over $10 billion in damages from Apple, on the basis that the company is infringing on an "Electronic Reading Device" concept invented over 20 years ago.


Review: Rachio's iPhone-connected Smart Sprinkler Controller is efficient, easy to use

06/28/2016, 12:06 pm

With summer in full swing, scorching temperatures can wreak havoc on even the greenest of lawns. Rachio's second generation Smart Sprinkler Controller is designed to save you time and money by automating your existing sprinkler system with support for up to 16 zones.


Apple under investigation by South Korean anti-competition body

06/28/2016, 12:06 am

A South Korean government body is investigating Apple over "some matters" pertaining to the company's dealings there, a report said Tuesday local time without revealing the nature of the probe.


Google may release self-designed smartphone by end of 2016 - report

06/27/2016, 04:06 pm

Google is reportedly working on a new self-branded phone over which it will exert more design, software, and manufacturing control, putting the company in more direct competition with Apple's iPhone.


Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

06/27/2016, 03:06 pm

On Monday a newly-formed team at Facebook began curating lists of "featured" events, in a bid to provide better recommendations for people looking for activities around town.


Apple hands out rainbow Apple Watch bands to commemorate LGBT Pride

06/26/2016, 07:06 pm

In celebration of this year's LGBTQ Pride festivities, and the 30th anniversary of its own corporate Pride association, Apple this weekend passed out special rainbow colored Apple Watch bands to employees and published a selection of related iTunes content.


How the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

06/26/2016, 05:06 pm

As the AppleInsider podcast approaches 75 episodes, one of the most common questions we receive is how the show itself is produced. Our host Victor Marks offers a rundown of his process, including the hardware and software used to bring the weekly news program to life.


Review: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones

06/25/2016, 07:06 am

Right out of the box, you can tell that DJI's Phantom 4 is a complete reimagining of the entry-level lineup. From the sleek chassis to advanced automated controls, DJI has set a new standard, leaving competitors and its own legacy models in the dust.


This week on AI: 'iPhone 7' holds back, 2017 Apple Watch plans, Thunderbolt Display gone & more

06/25/2016, 04:06 am

With WWDC wrapped up for another year, attention turned back to future product rumors -- and for once, the iPhone 7 didn't dominate the discussion.


Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit

06/24/2016, 10:06 pm

Apple on Friday was slapped with yet another patent lawsuit leveled by a non-practicing entity, this time a renewed complaint dealing with VoIP technologies targeting FaceTime video and audio software.


Apple's Campus 2 to use updated Bloom Energy fuel cells first deployed at NC data center

06/24/2016, 08:06 pm

As part of efforts to generate clean energy at its Campus 2 headquarters, Apple is investing in an array of environmentally friendly fuel cells installed by Bloom Energy, the same manufacturer that supplied units for the company's Maiden, N.C., data center.