Social networking heavyweight Instagram on Thursday added a new direct messaging feature designed to counter the popularity of upstart competitor Snapchat, while gesture-based keyboard Fleksy can now be integrated into third-party apps thanks to a new SDK.
Apple continues to dominate smartphone sales with their flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c as the handsets took two of the top three sales slots at every major U.S. wireless carrier for the third month in a row.
Following the death of a 15-year-old Pegatron worker who falsified documents related to his age, Apple dispatched its own medical experts to the factory in question to conduct an investigation, and came to the conclusion that the boy's death was not related to working conditions.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing for an anti-spoofing method in which camera output, as well as data from other on-board sensors, are used to change a browser's GUI in real-time.
Michelle Lee, who until July was running Google the firm's patent strategy, has been named the deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and will run the agency until a new director is appointed.
Adobe late Wednesday announced availability of its latest Lightroom 5.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.3 updates, adding support for cameras and lenses that went to market since the last software versions were released, including the iPhone 5s.
A page advertising reservations for China Mobile Beijing's 4G LTE service now features Apple's iPhone 5s, as well as a bejeweled golden apple, hinting that preorders for the popular device may be in the offing.
A South Korean court on Thursday local Korea time dismissed a Samsung patent suit against Apple that sought monetary damages and a sales ban against the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
Apple on Wednesday held its "Hour of Code" youth workshops as part of Code.org's worldwide campaign to introduce computer science to children and teenagers. AppleInsider was able to attend a session at a North Carolina Apple Store.
In a two-week holiday sale that starts this Friday, Walmart will be offering a substantial $72 discount on Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s when purchased with a two-year wireless agreement.
Promise Technology on Wednesday announced its new Pegasus2 RAID arrays are now shipping, bringing one of the first Thunderbolt 2-equipped storage solutions to market for high-powered computers like the upcoming Mac Pro.
During its first month on the market, Apple's iPad Air has taken four of Japan's top ten tablet slots while iPad mini has taken two additional spots, giving Apple 60 percent of the sales charts.
Creative social networking site Pinterest unveiled a redesigned version of their iPad app Wednesday, while Valve Software gave Steam Mobile a new look-and-feel and Rockstar Games' iOS port of GTA: San Andreas hit the App Store.
A monthly report tracking the market share of top smartphone vendors in China indicates a massive surge for Apple occurring at the launch of new iPhone 5s and 5c models.
A series of tweets from noted photographer Kevin Abosch seems to have outed iPod inventor and former Apple executive Tony Fadell as the buyer of a one-of-a-kind Mac Pro and a set of solid gold Apple EarPods at last month's Product (RED) charity auction.
Streaming music service Spotify announced on Wednesday that iPhone and iPad users can now access its content without having to pay for a subscription, though there are restrictions on how music can be played from a mobile device.
An over-the-air change to the Apple TV on Wednesday brought Bloomberg, Crackle and KORTV to the set-top streamer alongside access for cable subscribers to their local ABC affiliate.
With Steve Ballmer's days left at Microsoft dwindling down, the outgoing CEO has participated in a new interview reflecting on his legacy, in which he boasts how profitable he made the company's business, and takes credit for the company's buzz-generating, but not particularly profitable, Xbox division.
The newest entry in the popular Angry Birds franchise, a Mario Kart-like downhill racer set in a new three-dimensional world, is now available for download on the App Store.
The recent unexplained deaths of 'at least five' workers -- including a 15-year-old-boy -- employed at mainland Chinese factories owned by contract manufacturer Pegatron have once again shone a spotlight on labor practices at the OEM.
During an investor conference on Tuesday, AT&T chief Randall Stephenson said wireless carriers need to push toward an ecosystem devoid of subsidies for high-end smartphones, a tack to which T-Mobile is already committed, as evidenced by a no money down iPhone offer for the holidays.
In job listing website Glassdoor.com's annual "Best Places to Work 2014" list, reviews from Apple employees put the Cupertino company at No. 35, down one spot from last year's finish.
On Dec. 14, a newly expanded San Francisco Apple Store in Stonestown will reopen to the public, while on the other side of the world, a new location will have its grand opening in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Samsung has always been cagy about releasing data on the devices it sells, but it just provided a new clue that indicates "phablet" models are not nearly as popular as is commonly believed, again explaining why Apple hasn't been in a rush to sell a big screen iPhone.
Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Tuesday released a new version of its mobile app, bringing support for photos in direct messages, a revamped user interface and enhanced notifications.
Apple has improved its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, with the iOS 7 update for iPhone and iPad, though Siri's chief competition, Google Now, has improved enough to be on par, new tests have concluded.
Michael Pallad, formerly senior vice president of National & Network Sales at radio conglomerate Cumulus Media, has begun work at Apple as the head of iTunes Radio's international advertising sales force, according to a new report.
Popular user-to-user service marketplace Fiverr made their first move from the desktop to mobile devices on Tuesday with the launch of their new iPhone app, allowing customers to order gigs on the go.
Apple's online store was updated on Tuesday to reflect 24-hour shipping times for all capacities and colors for carrier-locked versions of the iPhone 5s in the U.S., though customers looking to buy an unlocked and unsubsidized handset must still wait a few days.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent that describes a method for efficiently manufacturing curved touch surfaces, suggesting the company may be experimenting with curved iOS device displays.