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Topic: General

Square begins taking preorders for new chip card readers for iPhone, iPad

11/12/2014, 01:11 pm

As the U.S. credit card industry prepares for an upcoming switch to new cards with secure EMV chips, popular transaction provider Square is preparing to help retailers through the change, and is now accepting preorders for its new chip card-compatible readers.

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Walmart's Black Friday deals bundle $30 gift card with $200 iPad mini, $75 gift card with $179 iPhone 6

11/12/2014, 11:11 am

Walmart has revealed its sales for Black Friday, and a number of Apple products will see price cuts paired with free gift cards, including iPads and iPhones, while steep discounts will be offered on some Beats products.

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Apple rumored to turn huge downtown LA building into flagship store, office space

11/12/2014, 01:11 am

A new rumor claims Apple has leased a large part of the Broadway Trade Center, a five-story, 1.1 million-square-foot building located in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., and is looking to convert the space into a mini campus complete with Apple Store.

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Judge allows lawsuit over missing text messages to proceed against Apple

11/11/2014, 03:11 pm

Days after Apple provided a Web tool to allow ex-iPhone users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, a California judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Apple for "hijacking" users' ability to receive text messages can proceed.

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Apple continues exploring location-based security settings, looks at new adaptive brightness controls

11/11/2014, 02:11 pm

A pair of patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could hint at the company's plans for future user-facing features for its Macs and iOS devices, including a more granular control system for display brightness based on ambient light and security features that shift based on the device's location.

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Best Buy's Black Friday sales include $100 discount for iPad Air 2, up to $200 off Macs

11/11/2014, 10:11 am

Best Buy on Tuesday published the "doorbuster" deals it will offer for Black Friday 2014, with significant discounts on a range of Apple products including Macs, iPads, iPods, iTunes gift cards, and Beats headphones.

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Apple tech uses geofences, crowdsourced data to pinpoint cell network dead spots

11/11/2014, 04:11 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a mobile device monitoring system that uses anonymized crowdsourced data to map out cellular network dead spots.

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Apple's plan to penetrate enterprise involves dedicated sales team, partnerships with software developers

11/10/2014, 07:11 pm

Apple is looking to grab a bigger portion of the corporate software and solutions business with dedicated sales teams tasked with wooing big-name corporations, while at the same time working with software developers already entrenched in the enterprise sector.

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Full video of Tim Cook's WSJD Live conference panel posted online

11/10/2014, 06:11 pm

The Wall Street Journal has released the full version of its interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook filmed at the inaugural WSJD Live conference in October, where topics discussed ranged from Apple Pay to Apple Watch and more.

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Apple hires five employees from defunct mapping app Pin Drop in possible UK build out

11/10/2014, 05:11 pm

In what appears to be a build out of its UK operations, Apple recently hired five employees of defunct mapping app Pin Drop, who could be part of the first team to take residence at a rumored R&D office in Cambridge.

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President Obama pushes FCC to classify Internet as public utility, protect net neutrality

11/10/2014, 11:11 am

In a move likely to see support from Internet-based content providers such as Apple, Netflix, and others, President Barack Obama on Monday publicly called on the Federal Communications Commission to take the strongest measures possible in protecting net neutrality.

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Apple Rewards card from Barclaycard updated with 3X points on Apple Store purchases, Chip & PIN security

11/10/2014, 09:11 am

A new "Apple Rewards" Visa card launched this month by Barclaycard with a number of changes, most notably a revised rewards system that pays out Apple Store gift cards, as well as the addition of Chip & PIN security.

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Fitbit products remain on the shelves at Apple Stores, for now

11/10/2014, 08:11 am

Though Apple removed Fitbit hardware from its online store last week, the company's popular lineup of activity tracking devices remain on the shelves at Apple's retail stores.

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Review: Equil Smartpen 2, a Bluetooth-connected ink pen with real-time syncing

11/08/2014, 11:11 am

Smartpens have long been seen as the ultimate savior of cultures struggling to make the digital transition. AppleInsider took a look at the Equil Smartpen 2, one of the leading competitors, offering compatibility with both iOS and OS X.

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Apple integrates Genius Bar reservations to online support options

11/07/2014, 09:11 pm

Apple on Friday updated its Support website to incorporate an option to schedule Genius Bar reservations for certain hardware and software issues, further filling in gaps between AppleCare's many arms.

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Apple to reportedly open new corporate office and R&D center in Cambridge, UK

11/07/2014, 07:11 pm

It was reported earlier this week that Apple is planning to open a new office in the city of Cambridge, UK, an intellectual hotspot which already plays host to bases of operation for a number of large tech companies.

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Many Apple Stores to open at 8AM on Black Friday, discounts available online

11/07/2014, 05:11 pm

For the upcoming Black Friday shopping bonanza, many brick-and-mortar Apple Stores are slated to welcome the holiday crush at 8 a.m. and will again offer the same discounts and deals to online customers.

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Inside Apple's secret confidentiality agreements: Code names, security requirements, fines & more

11/07/2014, 04:11 pm

Apple's legendary efforts to keep upcoming products a secret are widely known, but the terms of the agreements that bind suppliers and workers were revealed in part on Friday, thanks to newly unsealed court filings.

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Court unseals documents in GT Advanced case, Apple says it 'bent over backwards' to help sapphire supplier

11/07/2014, 02:11 pm

Though bankrupt sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies has accused Apple of crafting a "classic bait-and-switch" deal, newly unsealed court documents reveal Apple's side of the story, with the iPhone maker claiming it did everything it could to help the struggling supplier.

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HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

11/07/2014, 12:11 pm

Proving an earlier rumor accurate, Apple on Friday removed Fitbit hardware accessories from its online store, narrowing the fitness-related devices offered by the company ahead of the Apple Watch launch.

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