Get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Macs, iPads and iPhones: Apple Price Guides updated Oct 1st

Topic: General

This week on AppleInsider: Self-driving Apple Cars, Apple TV plans, corporate diversity & more

08/15/2015, 06:08 am

Groundwork continued to be laid this week for Apple's rumored Sept. 9 press event, but the news that stole the show was the revelation that Apple is not only working on an electric car, but a self-driving one, as some had speculated.


Review: iHome iSP5 SmartPlug gives dumb appliances a brain

08/14/2015, 09:08 pm

Longtime "Made for iPhone" accessory maker iHome is diverting course from its bread-and-butter bedside alarm clock/radios toward the burgeoning connected home sector. Its first product, an app-connected, HomeKit-compatible smart plug called...SmartPlug, was released Thursday and AppleInsider has the review.


Contractors stage workers' rights protests at California Apple Stores

08/14/2015, 08:08 pm

For the past couple of weeks, construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group.

36 comments gains options to restore files, contacts & calendar data

08/14/2015, 12:08 pm

Without fanfare, Apple recently updated to allow users to restore files, contacts, and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service, opening up a recovery window for mistakes.


Google's initial Android Stagefright patch inadequate, forced to issue second fix

08/14/2015, 10:08 am

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.


Apple supplier Foxconn seen cutting costs to cope with Chinese economy, slowing smartphone market

08/14/2015, 09:08 am

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- beat gross profit estimates for the June quarter, but in what may be a sign that the manufacturer cut costs to cope with weaker demand, a report said on Friday.


AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's Sept. 9 event, conventional watch sales sliding, Samsung, more

08/14/2015, 08:08 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Shane Cole and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 media event. Shane talks about Alphabet and Samsung, while Neil reviews a DJI drone. Shane, Neil and Victor also discuss Sony robot dogs, and the damage caused by counterfeit products.


Samsung denied rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

08/13/2015, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Samsung's request for an en banc review of a previous decision that kept Apple's patent infringement trial win largely intact, leaving the Supreme Court as the Korean company's last recourse.


Updated Apple diversity numbers show growth in hires of black, female, and Hispanic workers

08/13/2015, 04:08 pm

As promised, Apple on Thursday issued an updated diversity report, claiming that it hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in its history.


Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite privacy settings

08/13/2015, 03:08 pm

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.


Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay launching in the US on Sept. 28

08/13/2015, 11:08 am

At its Unpacked press event on Thursday, Samsung announced that Samsung Pay -- its answer to mobile payment systems like Apple Pay -- will launch in the U.S. on Sept. 28.


Apple making 'premium' accessory packaging mandatory at Apple Stores - report

08/13/2015, 10:08 am

Apple is reportedly beginning to enforce a mandatory policy of standardized, Apple-like product packaging for at least some third-party accessories sold in Apple Stores, according to an internal company memo.


Apple invention lets iPhone owners AirDrop encrypted data to a friend's device for safekeeping

08/13/2015, 05:08 am

According to an Apple invention published Thursday, the company is looking into forms of data sharing that would allow an iPhone owner having connectivity issues to offload files normally stored in the cloud to a "friendly device" for later retrieval.


Apple invention automatically shares photos based on facial recognition data

08/13/2015, 04:08 am

In an invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple outlines a process of identifying individuals in a digital image using facial recognition techniques and sending a copy of the photo out to those people by associating contact information pulled from an app like Contacts.


Apple partners with Code2040 to hire black and Latino CS students as interns

08/12/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a partnership with Code2040 that will see the company hire a handful of black and Latino computer science students as interns, part of a broader attempt at improving the racial diversity of its workforce.


Apple planning new flagship store in Chicago, could be 'transformational' for riverfront retail

08/12/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple is reportedly set to move its store on Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue down the street into a new riverfront location, with a "mostly below ground" design that will mimic that of its iconic Fifth Avenue location in New York.


Apple joins NFC Forum, will help shape future of wireless payments

08/12/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple this week officially joined the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that promotes the short-range wireless technology essential to secure mobile payment services, including Apple Pay.


Apple CEO Tim Cook among first investors in water saving shower head startup Nebia

08/11/2015, 09:08 am

The makers of a new water conserving shower head can count Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook among their first investors, who took a personal stake in the company after trying the eco-friendly product.


Study: Apple's lead in enterprise mobility threatened as iPad's tablet share plummets

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple's dominance in the enterprise mobility marketplace waned during the second quarter on a precipitous drop in tablet marketshare, the balance of which went to devices running Android and Windows, according to mobility solutions firm Good Technology.


Apple continuing work on Liquidmetal casting techniques, patents show

08/11/2015, 05:08 am

While Apple has yet to release a major product made from Liquidmetal stock -- aside from a SIM ejector tool -- the company is still actively researching methods of producing large format amorphous alloy parts, suggesting the material could one day see use in a shipping device.