In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.
While Apple introduced an array of new music features with its latest iOS 8.4 update featuring Apple Music, it also quietly nerfed content serving functionality by apparently limiting Home Sharing to videos.
Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.
In a move to preemptively thwart a cash exodus as its economy implodes, Greece earlier this week enacted capital control restrictions to titrate the outflow of money, limiting international credit card payments to Web services like Apple's App Store and iTunes.
Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and testing by AppleInsider.
Connect, a Tumblr-like social network for musicians and their fans, is a tentpole feature of Apple's new streaming music service. AppleInsider takes a look at how easy it is to follow and get updates from your favorite artists using Connect.
A U.S. judge has approved a $50 million settlement by Sprint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of a still broader settlement over allegations it billed customers for services they never wanted.
A series of Apple's online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple's official system status page. [Updated]
Apple's newly leaked iPod colors may arrive sooner than expected, on Tuesday, July 14, if the company's carefully designed marketing materials once again prove accurate.
Apple Music has turned around many artists who previously opposed streaming — Radiohead's In Rainbows made its subscription debut on the service, for instance — but there are still a number of notable holdouts, including Apple favorite The Beatles.
Hyundai has released a Blue Link app for the Apple Watch, bringing many of the same vehicle remote control features present in the Blue Link iPhone interface to Apple's first wearable.
The full two-and-a-half-minute trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic was released by Universal Pictures on Wednesday, giving a closer look at how the film will feature high-stakes drama from the Apple co-founder's personal and professional lives.
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
An update to Apple's dwindling iPod lineup is indeed in the works, Apple's own iTunes software appears to indicate, thanks to graphics showing gold versions of the iPod touch, nano and shuffle, along with new shades of blue and pink.
Apple Watch owners looking to conveniently charge and showcase their wrist-worn device have a new, affordable quality option with the Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock.
Olloclip on Wednesday announced its new Studio accessory system, meant to enhance the use of its add-on lenses for iPhones, including a ruggedized case with kickstand and new mounts.
The next iteration of Apple's lower-cost iPhone "C" series might do away with the colorful polycarbonate shell it's currently known for in favor of a more robust metal case similar to the iPhone 6, according to a recent analyst report.
Developers testing out iOS 9 were excluded from Apple Music launch day festivities, but Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said to expect a build supporting the new streaming music service early next week.
Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.
A report on Tuesday claims Apple's secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company's ranks as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.
Following the release of iOS 8.4 earlier on Tuesday, Apple pushed out the latest version of iTunes with support for the company's Apple Music streaming service, bringing including Beats 1 radio, Apple Music Connect, Apple Music Radio and more to Mac.
Like Spotify and some other streaming music services, an important feature of Apple Music is the ability to temporarily save songs for when an Internet connection is unreliable — or simply to avoid data caps imposed by cellular carriers.
A set of supposedly leaked photos suggest Apple's next-generation iPhone will include new or redesigned internal components, while retaining an external design identical to current models.
Apple on Tuesday released GarageBand 10.1 for the Mac, adding a number of features including Force Touch support and the ability to publish directly to Apple Music Connect. Accompanying it was a minor iOS app update. [Updated]
The launch of Apple Music on Tuesday brought with it a nearly all-new Music app, with a host of new functionality that blends the best of Beats Music with Apple's long-standing iTunes platform.
Though heavily hyped, Apple Music subscriptions may not be for everyone. Those who want to remove the streaming service from their iOS 8.4 Music app, and gain back easy access to custom playlists in the process, can easily do so — here's how.
iPad toting travelers can now use their Apple SIM card in many more places internationally thanks to GigSky, which announced on Tuesday that it has struck a deal with Apple to provide high-speed wireless connectivity in more than 90 countries and territories across the world.
Signing up for the brand new Apple Music service is a relatively simple process. Here's how to get up and running quickly, as well as how to turn off automatic renewals or cancel later down the road.
Apple on Tuesday began officially broadcasting Beats 1, its live, worldwide Internet radio station built into the iOS 8.4 Music app intended to promote new artists and songs, enhancing discovery for music lovers.
Apple on Tuesday launched Apple Music, as well as companion services Connect, Beats 1, and Apple Music Radio. Together, the platforms represent a major push into the streaming music world. Here's everything you need to know about Apple Music.
In addition to iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.10.4, making a variety of bugfixes including one solving problems caused by the infamous "discoveryd" service.
The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.
To promote this week's launch of the subscription Apple Music streaming service, as well as the 24/7 Beats 1 worldwide radio station, the faces of Apple's music business — Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor — stepped into the limelight once again, to explain how their new services are intended to stand out from the rest.
As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums.
Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division — giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google — in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.
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Monday, June 29, 2015
- Apple Camp 2015 enrollment begins with moviemaking, e-book creation workshops for kids
- AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge
- AC/DC to join subscription streaming bandwagon in time for Apple Music debut
- Apple to reveal fiscal Q3 2015 earnings on July 21
- Samsung jockeying to supply NAND for next-gen iPhone as Apple looks to boost storage, report says
- iOS tips: Reopen recently closed tabs in Apple's mobile Safari browser
- As Apple's iPhone turns 8, Force Touch and Touch ID are ready for the future
- Lab tests show sapphire Apple Watch display suffers worse in ambient light than Ion-X glass
- Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' to making streaming debut with Tuesday's Apple Music launch
- First look: Lutron's HomeKit-compatible Caseta Wireless smart lighting dimmer
- Buyers opting for higher capacity iPhones, likely boosting Apple profits, RBC survey finds
- Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps 37% thanks to popularity of Apple's iPhone
- New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android support coming later this year
- After crushing rival smartwatch sales, Apple Watch portrayed as doomed by CNBC
- Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education
- This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015