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Apple iPad software issue grounds 'several dozen' American Airlines flights [u]

04/28/2015, 10:04 pm

At least one American Airlines flight was grounded before takeoff on Tuesday due to a software bug that disabled pilots' iPad-powered electronic flight bags, potentially affecting the carrier's entire fleet of 737 aircraft.


'Test model' iPad among items stolen in house robbery, still at large

04/28/2015, 10:04 pm

A report on Tuesday details a recent home invasion in Cupertino, Calif., in which thieves stole thousands of dollars' worth of goods and cash, including what is being described as a "test model iPad from Apple."


SEC probes bond disclosure in L.A. school district's failed iPad program - report

04/17/2015, 09:04 am

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into whether investors and other parties were properly informed about bonds being put towards the Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad program, a report said on Friday.


Pearson, not Apple, to blame for failed L.A. schools technology program

04/16/2015, 03:04 pm

Though the Los Angeles Unified School District's demand for a multi-million dollar refund from Apple has grabbed headlines, the failure of the $1.3 billion program to create a new digital curriculum for Los Angles students appears to lie primarily with educational publishing company Pearson.


LAUSD seeks multimillion-dollar refund from Apple for scrapped iPad in education program

04/15/2015, 09:04 pm

After officially scrapping a $1.3 billion educational technology initiative based on Apple's iPad, the Los Angeles Unified School District is reportedly demanding the company either return millions of dollars or face a lawsuit.


Chassis allegedly for Apple's A8-powered 'iPad mini 4' shown in new pics, video

04/07/2015, 03:04 pm

Amidst rumors suggesting Apple's underpowered iPad mini 3 will soon see an upgrade, a new video and accompanying images show off a chassis with minor design tweaks alleged to be coming in a fourth-generation model.


On its 5th anniversary, Apple's iPad remains world's best tablet, but tablet market is due for change

04/03/2015, 10:04 am

The iPad has proven to be a bigger success than just about anyone, including Apple, ever predicted. But while the overall tablet market exploded, riding high on the success of the iPad, it plateaued just as quickly, and seems poised for a shakeup in the near future.


Drexel University installs iPad rental vending machine for students, library card holders

04/02/2015, 05:04 pm

Philadelphians living near Drexel University can now rent one of a dozen iPads thanks to a new vending machine installed at the school's Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.


Microsoft ditches ARM for Intel with new $499 Surface 3, its latest iPad competitor

03/31/2015, 12:03 pm

After two generations of ARM-based tablets that ran a limited version of Windows, Microsoft has finally abandoned the low-power processors for Intel's latest Atom chips, allowing the third-generation Surface to run full-fledged Windows 8.1.


Adobe debuts Comp CC for iPad, Facebook Messenger gets third-party hooks, Google Drive enables automatic backups

03/30/2015, 04:03 pm

Adobe on Monday launched a conceptual design app for the iPad, Comp CC, while Facebook brought third-party app integration to Messenger, and Google Drive gained support for automatic iOS photo and video backup.


Apple embarks on wave of new battery-related job hires, targets iOS improvements

03/30/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.


Rumor: Apple's jumbo 'iPad Pro' allegedly shown in spy shots with potential second port

03/30/2015, 01:03 pm

As has become a rite of passage for rumored Apple products, the company's long buzzed-about 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" was allegedly shown off in a series of photos posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Monday, suggesting that it could house a USB type-C port or a second Lightning connector.


UK Parliament approves $1.5M plan to supply members with new iPad Air 2s, laptops

03/24/2015, 09:03 pm

The UK's House of Commons has decided to give each member of parliament a copy of Apple's latest iPad Air 2, as well as a laptop, as part of a project that will cost taxpayers almost $1.49 million.


Facebook begins rolling out nostalgic 'On This Day' feature to Web, mobile app

03/24/2015, 03:03 pm

Facebook on Tuesday announced the debut of a new feature for users of its website and mobile apps, "On This Day," meant to spark nostalgia by highlighting content posted to the site in years past.


Amazon Music for iOS gets ad-free Prime Stations, Instagram launches Layout for iPhone

03/23/2015, 03:03 pm

Amazon has launched a major overhaul of its Music app for iOS, including support for radio stations, while Facebook-owned Instagram has published Layout, a new iPhone app that lets users build collages out of their photos.


Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

03/19/2015, 02:03 am

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.


China Unicom, China Telecom to start selling 4G models of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27

03/18/2015, 01:03 pm

China Unicom and China Telecom will begin selling 4G LTE-capable versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27, the two wireless carriers announced on Wednesday.


Facebook Messenger gains app-based person-to-person money transfers

03/17/2015, 05:03 pm

In "coming months," Facebook is rolling out person-to-person money transfers in its Messenger apps for iOS, Android, and the Web, the social network announced on Tuesday.


BlackBerry staggers back into the tablet market with Samsung hardware and IBM software

03/16/2015, 10:03 am

Downtrodden Canadian device maker BlackBerry has revealed its latest effort to maintain some semblance of grip on the enterprise with the SecuTablet, a modified Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with security software provided by IBM and encryption hardware from Secusmart, a German firm acquired by BlackBerry in December.


Apple Inc drives CarPlay adoption deep into the auto industry, including China [u]

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year--with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers (and those manufacturers largely sell models in joint ventures with Apple's CarPlay partners).