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Friday, January 09, 2015

CESFirst look: Lucis' NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console

First look: Lucis' NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console

After unveiling its upcoming NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console last year, Lucis Technologies brought a working model to the showroom floor at CES, demoing the console's automated lighting and security features.

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

CESFirst look: Philips shows off Lightning-connected Fidelio M2L headphones

First look: Philips shows off Lightning-connected Fidelio M2L headphones

At its CES booth this year, Philips showed off its Fidelio M2L headphones, which hold the title as the world's first the world's first Lightning-connected headphones.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over allegedly faulty Apple MacBook logic boards

Judge dismisses lawsuit over allegedly faulty Apple MacBook logic boards

A California judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple sold MacBooks to customers knowing the laptops contained defective logic boards and would fail within two years.

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CESHands-on: Elgato Eve smart home modules and Avea mood light

Hands-on: Elgato Eve smart home modules and Avea mood light

Earlier this week, Elgato announced a new smart home product ecosystem called Eve. The company brought a few Eve modules, as well as other devices, set for imminent release to CES, offering AppleInsider a first-hand look.

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CESFirst look: Parrot's CarPlay-ready RNB6 head unit, H2O plant sensor

First look: Parrot's CarPlay-ready RNB6 head unit, H2O plant sensor

Accessory maker parrot expanded its lineup of iOS-connected products at CES with the award-winning RNB6 CarPlay-enabled head unit and H2O standalone plant sensor/automated watering device.

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Apple updates French website to show support for Charlie Hebdo after deadly terrorist attack

Apple updates French website to show support for Charlie Hebdo after deadly terrorist attack

Following a horrific attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead, Apple on Thursday added to its official regional website a full-width black banner reading "Je suis Charlie."

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Apple Inc. stock leaps nearly 4 percent in first surge of 2015

Apple Inc. stock leaps nearly 4 percent in first surge of 2015

After being pushed downward across the first week of 2015, Apple's stock surged $4.14 today to close at $111.89, adding over $24.27 billion to the company's market capitalization.

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Apple hires former HP executive to boost corporate & government sales

Apple hires former HP executive to boost corporate & government sales

Apple is pushing harder to sell hardware to enterprise and government markets, and has bolstered those efforts with the hire of a longtime executive at PC maker Hewlett-Packard, it was revealed on Thursday.

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CESPella unveils iOS-compatible home automation adapters for connected windows & doors

Pella unveils iOS-compatible home automation adapters for connected windows & doors

Pella Windows and Doors is at CES this week, showing off its new Insynctive family of smart home products, bringing iOS connectivity to sensors for doors, shades, blinds, garages and more.

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CESLightning-connected headphones proliferate with new models from Philips and JBL

Lightning-connected headphones proliferate with new models from Philips and JBL

Six months after Apple first announced a program that would allow headphone manufacturers to connect their cans directly to an iOS device's Lightning port, the first models to take full advantage of the Lightning port's capabilities are being shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Photo of supposed 'iPad Pro' mold prompts questionable speculation, lacks answers

Photo of supposed 'iPad Pro' mold prompts questionable speculation, lacks answers

An image circling the Web on Thursday purports to show a piece of production tooling for Apple's rumored "iPad Pro," though there is scant evidence to back up the assertions. In fact, the part depicted appears more likely to be designed for Apple's Smart Cover than a forthcoming iPad.

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Breaking
Apple's App Store generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers in record 2014

Apple's App Store generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers in record 2014

Apple on Thursday touted the success of its App Store, revealing that the digital storefront saw billings rise 50 percent last year, generating over $10 billion in revenue for developers.

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Latest Duet Display for iPad update alleviates performance issues, adds new high-res option

Latest Duet Display for iPad update alleviates performance issues, adds new high-res option

Following a somewhat rocky, high-profile debut, the makers of Duet Display —an app that allows users to press their iPad into service as a secondary display for their Mac —have rolled out an impressive update that narrows the gap between a Duet-connected iPad and a traditional monitor.

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FeatureRoundup: The best Apple ecosystem electronics spotted at day two of CES

Roundup: The best Apple ecosystem electronics spotted at day two of CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Las Vegas, Nev., and AppleInsider offers a roundup of some of the best Apple-compatible devices we've spied at the event, including a unique car heads-up display, reversible USB plug Lightning cables, an iOS-connected asthma monitor, and more.

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Apple gives 2M more consumers access to Apple Pay with new credit union partnerships

Apple gives 2M more consumers access to Apple Pay with new credit union partnerships

Eight new financial institutions have officially joined Apple's nascent mobile payments initiative, bringing the total number of participating banks and credit unions to 39 less than three months after the service's debut.

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Samsung warns investors of first holiday quarter profit decline since 2011

Samsung warns investors of first holiday quarter profit decline since 2011

Samsung Electronics has released "preliminary earnings guidance" for the December quarter, calling for revenues of around 52T KRW ($47B) and operating profits of about 5.2T KRW ($4.73B), a profit decline of 37 percent compared to the year-ago quarter — its first such decline for the holiday period since 2011.

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CESHands-on: Up-mobile inductive charging system for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Violet UV monitor for iOS

Hands-on: Up-mobile inductive charging system for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Violet UV monitor for iOS

Standing apart from a glut of iOS accessory makers at CES this year was Exelium, with its Up-mobile inductive charging system for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and Ultra, a startup that showed off a new iOS-connected UV monitor.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

CESFirst look: Fitbit expands range with Charge, pulse-monitoring Charge HR, GPS-enabled Surge

First look: Fitbit expands range with Charge, pulse-monitoring Charge HR, GPS-enabled Surge

Fitbit introduced its latest fitness tracking devices at CES in the Charge, heart rate-sensing Charge HR band and Surge "fitness super watch," the latter of which features standalone GPS tracking capabilities.

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CESFirst look: SenseHUD turns your iPhone into a portable heads-up display

First look: SenseHUD turns your iPhone into a portable heads-up display

Unveiled at CES, SenseHUD is portable device that promises to transform your smartphone into an automotive heads-up display, offering an aftermarket alternative to expensive preinstalled car navigation systems.

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CESFirst look: ADAM iOS-connected asthma monitor

First look: ADAM iOS-connected asthma monitor

The Automated Device for Asthma Management, or ADAM, by Health Care Originals is a unique iOS-connected medical device that aims to provide users with a complete solution for managing their asthma.

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Apple to raise App Store prices in EU and Canada, 'change' Russian fees

Apple to raise App Store prices in EU and Canada, 'change' Russian fees

In a note sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple announced an imminent prices increase for Canada, Norway and all countries in the European Union, as well as an undisclosed change in app cost for Russian customers.

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FeatureAfter Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.

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Apple seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta with focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver

Apple seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta with focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver

Apple on Wednesday issued a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.2 maintenance update, once again asking developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver alongside general system compatibility testing.

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Apple's iOS 8 now on 68% of devices as distribution growth holds steady

Apple's iOS 8 now on 68% of devices as distribution growth holds steady

According to the latest statistics from Apple, distribution of company's iOS 8 mobile operating continues to plod along and is now installed on 68 percent of iPhones and iPads registered to the iOS App Store.

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CESGriffin shows off $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug, coming in March

Griffin shows off $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug, coming in March

At CES this week, Griffin Technology took the wraps off a new USB-to-Lightning cable with a twist — the USB Type A plug can be inserted in either orientation, just like Apple's own Lightning connector.

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CESAugust iPhone-connected lock unveils new remote access add-on, private API

August iPhone-connected lock unveils new remote access add-on, private API

Owners of the Yves Behar-designed August Smart Lock now have the option to control the device from their iPhone even when they're out of the house thanks to the new August Connect accessory announced by the company at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

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CESHands-on: Inside Henge Docks' motorized horizontal MacBook Pro docking station

Hands-on: Inside Henge Docks' motorized horizontal MacBook Pro docking station

At its stand at CES, Apple-centric accessory maker Henge Docks offered AppleInsider an inside look at its upcoming Horizontal MacBook Pro Dock, revealing a motorized interface and circuit boards feeding a plethora of ports.

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AT&T follows T-Mobile with new 'Rollover Data' offering

AT&T follows T-Mobile with new 'Rollover Data' offering

Mega-carrier AT&T is the latest U.S. wireless provider to turn to mobile data as a market differentiator, introducing a new "Rollover Data" program that allows subscribers to stockpile unused megabytes much like older plans that included rollover calling minutes.

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UBS data suggests Apple sold 69M iPhones in blockbuster December quarter

UBS data suggests Apple sold 69M iPhones in blockbuster December quarter

The latest research from UBS has prompted the firm to advise investors that it believes Apple sold a massive 69 million iPhones in the just-concluded December quarter — a sum that would obliterate the company's previous all-time record.

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