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Topic: General

Microsoft's retail store chain flounders in stark contrast to busy Apple Stores

10/06/2015, 07:10 pm

Nearly six years have passed since Microsoft began opening retail outlets patterned after Apple's blockbuster retail locations. However, the now 116 Microsoft Stores are still a pale imitation to Apple's own retail network of 460 locations, often featuring more employees than customers as the firm's products have failed to excite and attract buyers.


Microsoft debuts Lumia 950 & 950XL phones, Display Dock, Band 2 fitness tracker

10/06/2015, 03:10 pm

In addition to showing off new Surfaces, Microsoft on Tuesday also revealed two high-end Lumia smartphones, a redesigned Band fitness tracker, and a Display Dock for Windows 10's Continuum feature.


Microsoft unveils Surface Book laptop & Surface Pro 4 tablet with new Surface Pen

10/06/2015, 01:10 pm

Microsoft took direct aim at Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro at a press event Tuesday, revealing the Surface Book -- its first-ever laptop -- and the Surface Pro 4, an updated tablet matched by a redesigned stylus.


From analog to digital: How Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' captures the rapid advancement of technology

10/06/2015, 11:10 am

The film "Steve Jobs" is set in three different time periods over a 14-year span, each presented in a visually distinct way by director Danny Boyle, reflecting the fast-paced evolution of modern technology.


Apple's angled camera concept could enable virtual keyboard docks

10/06/2015, 10:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a new type of camera that could capture images at indirect angles --a concept that the company says could be used to enable projected, virtual keyboards on any flat surface.


Microsoft exec jabs at Apple, tweets drawing of 'converged' toaster and refrigerator

10/06/2015, 10:10 am

Just before his company's Surface Pro 4 event, the head of Microsoft's Windows division took a shot at Apple, recalling disparaging comments its CEO Tim Cook made about "converged" devices like the Surface tablet a few years ago.


Apple buys machine learning firm Perceptio, suggests development of imaging AI

10/05/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple on Monday confirmed the purchase of machine learning firm Perceptio, a startup focused on bringing advanced image-classifying artificial intelligence to smartphones by reducing data overhead typically required of conventional methods.


Week in review video: Remembering Steve Jobs, build cost of iPhone 6s, 'iRing' & more

10/05/2015, 03:10 pm

Each Monday, AppleInsider packs all the Apple news you need to know into a fast-paced, 120-second show. This week, we cover all of the news about Steve Jobs, new water protection enhancements in the iPhone 6s, Apple TV developer kits, and much more.


Four years after the death of Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender talks about portraying an icon

10/05/2015, 01:10 pm

Actor Michael Fassbender spent nearly half a year learning about and portraying Steve Jobs, in a performance audiences will finally have the opportunity to see more than four years after the Apple cofounder's passing.


Irish minister says EU probe into Apple tax dodges should reach finding by end of 2015

10/05/2015, 12:10 pm

The Irish government has an "indication" the European Commission will decide whether its tax arrangements with Apple violated state aid rules by the end of the year, it was revealed on Monday.


Laurene Powell Jobs 'repeatedly' tried to halt Universal's Steve Jobs film, report says

10/05/2015, 11:10 am

Laurene Powell Jobs -- the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- reportedly tried several times to halt the development of the Universal biopic about her former husband.


Tim Cook marks anniversary of Steve Jobs's death, remembers a leader, mentor, and 'dear friend'

10/05/2015, 09:10 am

Monday is the fourth anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, a solemn occasion remembered by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in an email sent to his company's staff, in which he recalled a "brilliant person" who left an undeniable impact on those around him.


Adobe launches Photoshop Fix, Capture CC, more at MAX conference

10/05/2015, 09:10 am

At its Adobe MAX 2015 conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Adobe unveiled two mobile apps -- Photoshop Fix and Capture CC -- a new portfolio service, enhancements to its Creative Cloud software ecosystem and content marketplace additions.


Apple's Tim Cook accepts Visibility Award at Human Rights Campaign dinner

10/04/2015, 07:10 pm

In accepting his Visibility Award at a Human Rights Campaign dinner on Saturday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about his coming out as gay and argued that there are still obstacles to LGBT acceptance even if much progress has been made.


Talent behind 'Steve Jobs' didn't worry about looking like or appeasing their real-life counterparts

10/04/2015, 04:10 pm

The actors who bring the film "Steve Jobs" to life went to great lengths to get to personally know the real-life people they were portraying. But in the end, they weren't worried about closely matching their physical appearance, or even making them happy about how they were depicted.


Review: 'Steve Jobs' an electric depiction of Apple's enigmatic founder

10/03/2015, 07:10 pm

A humanizing, honest and emotional portrayal of the complex man who cofounded Apple, "Steve Jobs" is a deeply satisfying film grounded by sharp dialogue and a stellar cast. AppleInsider had a chance to view the film in New York on Saturday, and also to participate participate in a Q&A with the talent behind the production.


This week on AppleInsider: 13 million iPhones, OS X El Capitan, Bell on board & more

10/03/2015, 01:10 pm

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus continued to play an important part in this week's news -- and AppleInsider had a chance to review the devices -- but the Mac had a brief moment to shine with the launch of OS X El Capitan, and Apple made a rare addition to its board of directors.


Apple enhances Siri team with purchase of VocalIQ, a car-focused British speech tech firm

10/02/2015, 03:10 pm

Natural language processing firm VocalIQ, a U.K. company with a particular interest in voice control within automobiles, has reportedly been acquired by Apple, in a likely attempt to bolster its voice-driven personal assistant Siri.


Apple, Inc. massively expanding its iCloud data centers in Nevada, Oregon

10/02/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple is rapidly building out large new cluster buildings its iCloud data center near Reno, Nevada, about four hours east of Silicon Valley. At the same time, the company has also bought another nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Oregon to continue parallel iCloud capacity expansion at that site.


AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone 6s, talks 3D Touch, music subscriptions, more

10/02/2015, 08:10 am

On this week's AppleInsider podcast, Dan talks about his final review unit of the iPhone 6s, Mikey has three new iPhones, and we talk 3D Touch, El Capitan, whether or not to subscribe to Apple Music, and Aaron Sorkin's tiff with Tim Cook.