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AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street woes, 'iPhone 7' headphone jacks, CES and more

01/08/2016, 08:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores what iPhone 6s order cuts could mean for Apple's future, the possibility -- or impossibility -- that "iPhone 7" will ship sans 3.5mm headphone jack, the tragic comedy that is digital copyright protection, CES 2016 and much more.


Cook, tech execs to meet with White House on terrorists' use of social media

01/07/2016, 10:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a host of tech industry executives will meet with White House officials on Friday to explore ways in which terrorist activity on social media and other online arenas can be hindered or countered.


Apple's Eddy Cue among speakers at private CES event for Rupert Murdoch

01/07/2016, 04:01 pm

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of Internet Software and Services, is reportedly among a select group of people attending a private CES event being hosted by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch.


Apple acquires facial recognition, expression analysis firm Emotient - report

01/07/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple has reportedly acquired Emotient, makers of artificial intelligence software that analyzes facial expressions to determine the subject's emotional state.


First Alert debuts IP camera, HomeKit-enabled Onelink products including, fire alarm, environment monitor & safe [u]

01/07/2016, 05:01 am

First Alert showed off a handful of Wi-Fi-connected Onelink products at CES Showstoppers on Wednesday, including HomeKit-enabled devices like a safe, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, indoor environment monitor, smart thermostat and, curiously, a camera.


Apple to open 30th Chinese retail outlet next week in Xiamen

01/07/2016, 02:01 am

Forging ahead with an aggressive retail expansion into China, Apple on Thursday announced it will open the doors to a new Xiamen Apple Store on Jan. 14, the company's 30th in the region.


CES ShowStoppers: Hackaball programmable toy, Fasetto Link mini NAS

01/07/2016, 01:01 am

The ShowStoppers event at this year's CES was expectedly crowded with new gear from both startups and stalwart industry players, but two products stood out from the crowd: Hackaball and the Fasetto Link mini NAS.


Apple COO Jeff Williams talks democratization of medicine, human rights, more in new interview

01/06/2016, 09:01 pm

Apple's newly minted chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, appeared as a guest on radio show Conversations on Health Care on Monday to discuss the potential Apple Watch, iPhone and Apple's health platforms have on democratizing healthcare, as well as other topics like human rights issues.


Apple CEO Tim Cook earned $10.3M in 2015, Angela Ahrendts highest paid exec

01/06/2016, 06:01 pm

Executive salaries are among the tastier tidbits in Apple's annual proxy statement, and this year's filing revealed CEO Tim Cook to have received $10.3M in cash and stock for 2015, while SVP of retail Angela Ahrendts was paid $25.8 million.


Samsung, Lenovo, LG & HP show off copies of Apple TV, MacBooks at CES

01/06/2016, 05:01 pm

CES wouldn't be the Consumer Electronics Show without a little Copycat, Emulate & Steal. This year's event showed off some of the tech industry's best ideas on how to make products that look as much as possible like Apple's as they attempt to transition from selling cheap commodity products to premium hardware that struggles to look designed in Cupertino.


Apple includes shareholder proposal on diversity in proxy statement, advises vote against

01/06/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple, in its 2016 proxy statement issued to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, decided to let shareholders vote on a contentious proposal that would force the company to add "people of color" to high-ranking management and its board of directors. The letter recommends a vote against, however, saying installed policies not only address diversity concerns, but are much broader in scope.


Class action lawsuit claims Fitbit's heart rate monitoring isn't accurate enough

01/06/2016, 04:01 pm

A new class action lawsuit is accusing Fitbit of misleading shoppers about the heart rate sensors in two of its flagship fitness trackers, the Charge HR and the Surge.


Oculus Rift preorders start at $599, with first units shipping Mar. 28

01/06/2016, 03:01 pm

Oculus on Wednesday disclosed the long-awaited preorder details of its Oculus Rift VR headset, which will cost $599, and first begin shipping on March 28.


Kwikset Premis lock, Elgato outlet & light switch to launch with Apple HomeKit support

01/06/2016, 05:01 am

This year's CES saw a burgeoning smart home device market pick up steam thanks in part to widely available infrastructure protocols like Apple's iOS-based HomeKit, with device makers like Kwikset and Elgato eager to show off their latest compatible wares.


Foxconn offered $12.6M government subsidy to stem layoffs linked to iPhone 6s order reduction, report says

01/05/2016, 10:01 pm

Piling on to reports of slowing iPhone 6s demand, a report on Tuesday claims the city of Zhengzhou is offering Apple supplier Foxconn a $12.6 million subsidy to keep workers in its plant, a facility thought to be dedicated in large part to iPhone production.


Deals: $200 off DJI Phantom 3 Standard and Advanced drones

01/05/2016, 09:01 pm

One day after DJI launched a new 4K-capable Phantom 3 model, the drone company's lower tier offerings are being marked down by select resellers, with significant savings to be had on Phantom 3 Standard and Phantom 3 Advanced models.


Apple files permit to build second data center cluster in Reno

01/05/2016, 07:01 pm

Apple is looking to build out its data center operations in Reno, Nev., with a new project calling for an expansion of existing infrastructure that will bring the company's Reno Technology Park plot to near capacity.


Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch to be iOS compatible later this year

01/05/2016, 06:01 pm

Samsung during a CES keynote on Tuesday announced plans to make its Gear S2 smartwatch compatible with Apple devices running iOS, a surprising feature addition considering the two companies are fierce competitors in the mobile space.


Parrot unveils new Disco winged drone with 50mph top speed, iOS connectivity

01/05/2016, 01:01 pm

Do-everything electronics maker Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its new Disco drone, eschewing the quadcopter design for a new winged style that adds advanced autopilot systems and a significantly higher top speed.


Kanye West slams Apple partner Nike, pimps Kim Kardashian's Kimoji app in 'Facts' diss track

01/05/2016, 10:01 am

The 2016 edition of producer-turned-rapper-turned-designer Kanye West's annual New Year's Eve drop took the form of a diss track aimed squarely at longtime Apple partner Nike, while Yeezus also seized the opportunity to promote his wife's Kimoji app that he claims "shut down the App Store."