As an increasing number of knowledge workers turn to lives of perpetual travel, companies have begun to respond to the shifting market with new products designed specifically for them. AppleInsider took a look at two of these: OneAdaptr's Twist Plus and Nimbus's USB LED lamp.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
With the summer coming to a close, news also seemed to pick up this week — encompassing some large legal and financial developments for Apple, and all but spelling out plans to launch new iPhones next month.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Consumers who have experienced image quality problems with their iPhone 6 Plus's iSight camera may be eligible for a free repair, as Apple on Friday acknowledged a problem with a "small percentage" of units and will replace the affected component free of charge.
Apple shares fell by nearly 6 percent during Friday trading, sending the stock into bear territory for the first time in years as investors fret over the impact of China's apparent economic slowdown.
An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.
The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.
Newfound attention to crimes committed by Dr. Dre 25 years ago have led both the entrepreneur and Apple to issue statements, in which the Beats cofounder said he is sorry for committing violence against women when he was younger.
French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.
A new rumor claims that Apple will add capabilities to the Apple Watch, and sell upgrades without the need to buy an entirely new watch, in the form of "smart bands" that could launch as early as 2016.
Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.
Daimler is open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google, with the understanding their technology could be essential to future cars, Daimler's CEO said in a magazine interview published on Friday.
Get all caught up on the latest "Apple Car," Apple TV, and "iPhone 6s" rumors on this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast. Mikey also shares his experiences with the HomeKit-connected iHome smart plug, Neil gives his impressions of a unique new tethered drone, and Shane extolls the potential of Force Touch input.
Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.
According to research released Thursday, Apple TV was overtaken by upstart Amazon in the U.S. streaming device marketplace during 2014, dropping Apple's offering to fourth place in a burgeoning sector it helped create.
The launch of a Dubai Apple Store — the company's first in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, outside of Turkey — is being delayed by at least a month, a report said on Thursday.
A new marketing installation commissioned by Apple is filling all 24 windows of London's Selfridges department store with manmade flowers, each matched to the faces of the Apple Watch.
A test build of Google's forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.
Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.
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Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes — it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.
On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France's Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.
Boogie Board on Thursday announced a new version of their popular writing tablet, and for the first time, announced an accompanying iOS app that allows users to quickly sync their notes with their iPhone's camera.
Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China — where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.
The smoke surrounding Apple's long-rumored jumbo iPad is beginning to thicken, as whispers out of Asia suggest that the company has chosen Japanese firm Sharp and Taiwanese collaborator Foxconn to build and assemble touch modules for as many as 5 million 'iPad Pro' units.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
As anticipated, Apple on Thursday local Australia time issued an Australian dollar-denominated bond that according to one report has already reached AU$1.2 billion, or about $883 million.
In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.
After being denied an en banc rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over a prior decision that kept intact Apple's multi-million dollar patent trial win, Samsung has voiced intent to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court.
Some Apple Watch owners are experiencing problems with the Apple logo disappearing off the back of their devices, and/or scratching around the surrounding text, according to complaints posted online.
Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'
A launch date for Intel's next-generation Skylake processors should be announced in a "couple of weeks," a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation.
Apple on Wednesday released the seventh beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system to developers for testing, while at the same time pushing out a fifth beta to those participating in the public beta program.
Major League Baseball will reportedly allow coaches and team personnel to wear Apple Watches in the dugout during games — while continuing to ban other electronic devices, including cell phones — as long as the Watch is not used for communication.
Composition testing of what is purportedly a shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone confirms previous reports that the new device will move to 7000-series aluminum, an alloy first introduced to Apple's lineup with the Watch.
Apple's scratch resistant sapphire supplier for the Apple Watch is reportedly Monocrystal, a Russian firm which has become the largest synthetic sapphire manufacturer in the world.
The United Arab Emirates is reportedly granting Apple an exemption from foreign ownership laws, allowing it to retain full control of planned operations in the country — including two new Apple Stores.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Breaking'iPad Pro' expected this fall, will get Force Touch from new pressure-sensitive Apple stylus
Apple's anticipated jumbo-sized iPad will feature Force Touch input via a new, optional stylus accessory, which will allow for new ways of interacting with the next-generation tablet, according to insider Ming-Chi Kuo.
A new, high-resolution iPad with an as-yet-unseen model identifier has reportedly begun to surface in analytics data from some commercial iOS apps, suggesting that the long-rumored "iPad Pro" may have entered the later stages of testing.
According to new data from research firm Wristly, which saw its statistics cited in Apple's latest earnings conference call, Apple Watch is proving to be a boon for Apple Pay users, as 80 percent of owners use the service to make purchases.
- Parallels Desktop 11 launches with support for El Capitan, Windows 10, Cortana and more
- Developer hacks custom watch face onto Apple Watch
- Apple refutes Apple Music survey, says 79% of trial customers still using service
- Fossil joins Apple Watch competition with Moto 360-like Android Wear product
- Google launches OnHub Wi-Fi router, delays 'Ara' modular phone tests to 2016
- Survey: Majority of current Apple Music trial users likely to pay for subscription [update with reply from Apple]
- Fifth build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan supplied to Apple's public beta testers
- Apple Pay gains support for 18 more US banks, credit unions
- Square Cash quick mobile money transfers come to Apple Watch
- Misfit, Speedo team up for new Apple Store-exclusive Shine swim tracker
- Parents on a budget turning to certified used iPhones & iPads this back-to-school season
- First look: Fotokite Phi tethered drone aims to be easiest & most portable way to capture aerial footage
- Qualcomm still modem supplier for 'iPhone 6s,' but could cede some orders to Intel in 2017, rumor says
- Apple's renamed 'Apple Music Festival' set to kick off in London on Sept. 19 with Connect tie-ins
Tuesday, August 18, 2015