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Topic: General

Find My Friends comes to the Web via Apple's

10/21/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple's Find My Friends service can now be accessed from any mobile device, including a Windows PC, thanks to its debut on the portal.


Western Digital to buy SanDisk in $19 billion takeover connected to flash memory

10/21/2015, 02:10 pm

Hard drive maker Western Digital on Wednesday announced a $19 billion deal to acquire SanDisk, reflecting a shift in the storage industry away from magnetic hard disks towards solid-state drives and other forms of flash memory.


Apple continues expansion into north San Jose with 202,000-square-foot office space

10/21/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple has signed a lease for a building in north San Jose, Calif. measuring 202,000 square feet, marking yet another expansion in that part of the city for reasons unknown, a local report said on Wednesday.


EU rulings against Fiat & Starbucks tax breaks could foretell Apple paying back taxes

10/21/2015, 11:10 am

The European Union has ruled that Fiat Chrysler and Starbucks must each pay up to 30 million euros, or about $34 million, in back taxes --a decision that could foreshadow similar findings against Apple and Amazon.


Apple announces opposition to cybersecurity bill ahead of Senate vote

10/20/2015, 09:10 pm

Apple, one of the staunchest opponents of U.S. government efforts to conduct digital surveillance on its public, on Tuesday publicly denounced the efficacy of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, just days before the bill goes up for vote in the Senate.


Apple Store employee accused of stealing nearly $1M in gift cards

10/20/2015, 08:10 pm

As the result of an internal investigation, Apple Store employee in New York was arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including grand larceny, for purchasing $997,000 worth of gift cards using recoded credit and debit cards.


Jony Ive talks intersection of fashion and tech ahead of Apple-sponsored Met Gala

10/20/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple CDO Jony Ive recently sat down with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton to discuss the interrelationships between fashion and modern technology, the focus of next year's Apple-sponsored Met Gala.


Apple patents multi-use magnetic iPad stand, embedded environmental sensor tech

10/20/2015, 05:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted patent rights to an all-purpose docking solution for iPad and embedded sensor technology that could one day lead to an iPhone capable of informing its user of changes in temperature and humidity.


Tim Cook reveals Apple Music at 6.5M paid users, talks privacy, more at WSJD Live

10/19/2015, 11:10 pm

On stage at the second annual WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now has more than 15 million users, including 6.5 million in the paid tier, but stayed mum on Apple Watch sales numbers and a rumored car project.


U.S. to make drone registration mandatory for certain models

10/19/2015, 06:10 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced the formation of a task force charged with the creation of a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones.


Uber deploys fleet of mapping cars to collect street-level imaging data

10/19/2015, 05:10 pm

App-based ridesharing service Uber is using a fleet of vehicles to collect street-level mapping data, with the goal of improving routing and ETA data, a company spokesperson confirmed on Monday.


Apple's Tim Cook to join group of corporate leaders tackling Chinese environmental problems

10/19/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth.


Week in review video: New iMacs, MacBook screen problems, 'spaceship' Campus 2 update & more

10/19/2015, 02:10 pm

We've packed all the Apple news you need to know into our fast-paced, 120-second show, including info on the new iMacs, a MacBook Pro display coating recall, and much more. It features the hot stories and exclusive stories that will give you conversational ammo for this week's water cooler discussion.


Valve promises updates, free games for Mac owners unable to use Steam Link or Controller

10/19/2015, 09:10 am

Valve will be providing updates and free games for the Steam Link and Steam Controller, in light of both products lacking expected Mac support, according to an email sent out to early buyers.


First look: Using Steam Controller on Mac OS X

10/18/2015, 06:10 pm

When Valve announced they would be making a controller people went a little crazy. The firm spun up their PR magic machine in ways that could make Apple blush, positioning the controller as the grand finale in a three-part product push.


Video: more than half of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship Ring has topped out, just six months after it began rising

10/17/2015, 11:10 pm

Five of the nine building segments making up the "Spaceship" Ring in Apple's Campus 2 mega-project have reached their ceiling just six months after the initial dining hall structure reached its fifth floor back in March.


This week on AppleInsider: New iMacs, iWork updates, 'Magic' accessories & more

10/17/2015, 05:10 am

Apple this week made surprise announcements of new iMacs, Mac accessories and iWork updates, but also found itself in the spotlight for less enjoyable reasons, including lawsuits and problems with its online services.


Apple Stores show off 3D Touch on iPhone 6s with interactive LCD display tables

10/16/2015, 07:10 pm

To expose a wider audience to the new 3D Touch capabilities of iPhone 6s, Apple installed massive display tables outfitted with interactive screen surfaces at two flagship U.S. Apple Stores this week.


Wisconsin court orders Apple to pay $234M for WARF patent infringement

10/16/2015, 06:10 pm

A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday ruled Apple must pay $234 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the University of Wisconsin's patent licensing body


Following "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign, new billboards featuring Apple Watch, Apple Music target global audiences

10/16/2015, 06:10 pm

Over the past decade, Apple began using billboards to effectively advertise iPods, then iPhones and iPads. Its newest campaigns not only promote the latest Apple Watch hardware, but have also expanded to services with Apple Music.