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Apple, Inc's double digit U.S. Mac growth contradicts IDC & Gartner reports of a Mac sales slump

07/26/2014, 11:18:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple reported "strong double digit growth" in its Mac sales in the U.S., directly contradicting the earlier estimates published by IDC and Gartner that stated Apple's U.S. Mac sales fell year-over-year in the June quarter and calling into question the legitimacy of market estimates that the tech media uncritically presents as factual.

Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opportunity" with IBM in enterprise

07/22/2014, 07:35:10 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Speaking to analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called the company's new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the company's new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.

European Commission chides Apple for not improving game in-app purchase policies

07/18/2014, 09:25:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The legislative arm of the European Union has set its sights on Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of not doing enough to protect and inform consumers regarding in-app purchases, particularly in "free-to-play" mobile games.

Review: Automatic Link works with your iPhone to make you a better driver

07/15/2014, 10:36:00 PM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

With its Automatic Link accessory and eponymous iOS app, third-party firm Automatic takes smartphone-to-car integration to the next level, empowering users to save gas, improve driving habits and keep tabs on automobile health with an interactive mobile experience.

National Federation of the Blind says "Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company"

07/12/2014, 01:53:55 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

On Friday, the president of the National Federation of the Blind clarified the group's recent resolution calling on Apple to collaborate with the group's efforts to expand accessibility among third party apps, noting a "good relationship" despite a "provocative and poorly reported article" on the subject released by Reuters.

Apple's secret plans for PrimeSense 3D tech hinted at by new itSeez3D iPad app

07/11/2014, 07:12:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has remained silent on its plans for PrimeSense, the 3D scanning firm it acquired last November. But a new iPad app based on some of the same underlying technology--which allows users to quickly capture three dimensional models for use in CAD and 3D printing via a third party peripheral--indicates that Apple may be planning to integrate the tech into future iPads as a differentiating feature.

Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple, Inc's new Widgets & Keyboards similar to Android's, but secure

07/04/2014, 03:17:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions enable a new type of widgets in Notification Center for both platforms, along with enabling third party Custom Keyboards for iOS.

Review: iRig Voice microphone and EZ Voice app for iOS

06/19/2014, 12:47:00 PM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

The iRig Voice microphone and accompanying EZ Voice app for iOS are the latest products from IK Multimedia intended for non-professional musicians who want to sing along with their favorite songs. Together they work well, and can make homemade karaoke recording a lot of fun.

Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

06/16/2014, 05:12:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

Amazon Kindle app for iPad & iPhone gains Audible audio book integration

06/10/2014, 10:06:20 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Amazon's official Kindle app for iPad and iPhone has been updated to include integration with audio versions of titles when purchased through the service Audible, as well as cloud syncing with Whispersync for Voice.

Review: IK Multimedia's iRing gesture-based music creation tool

06/08/2014, 08:42:00 PM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

For years, IK Multimedia has been making tools for musicians with popular products like T-Racks and the iRig guitar adapter. Now the firm is dipping its toes into computer vision with a gesture-based music creation tool called iRing.

iOS 8 will bring third-party keyboards, Notification Center widgets, Safari extensions

06/02/2014, 02:38:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

When iOS 8 launches on iPhone and iPad later this year, users will be able to install their own third-party keyboards, custom widgets for Notification Center, and new extensions that will enhance functionality in Safari.

Apple's smart home platform may finally unite legion of isolated devices

05/26/2014, 07:37:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple is reportedly on the verge of announcing a new iOS-based platform that will integrate with users' "smart home" systems, a move that could finally tie together a sea of individual devices -- and controllers -- to turn the niche "Internet of things" into a mainstream market.

Google's current stance on patents with Android would have prevented Google from ever having existed

05/25/2014, 11:39:54 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Just over 15 years ago, two Stanford University students set out to commercialize PageRank, a brilliant new search engine concept they'd developed to organize the Internet's vast array of information. However, the same intellectual property rights Google now opposes in regard to Android would have prevented Larry Page and Sergey Brin from ever having got their company off the ground back then.

Behind the scenes of Bentley's iPhone-filmed, iPad Air-edited ad

05/17/2014, 07:56:00 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

When luxury auto marque Bentley released a short documentary highlighting the new Mulsanne sedan earlier this week, it chose to shoot and edit the entire sequence on Apple's iPhone 5s and iPad Air -- with a little help from third-party gear. AppleInsider has the details of what equipment Bentley used to create the visually stunning piece.

Apple's iPad business isn't collapsing, but the rest of the tablet industry sure is

05/04/2014, 02:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

When Apple announced its most recent quarterly earnings, the worst news out of Cupertino was that sales of iPads weren't greater than in the year-ago quarter, a fact that a few pundits have now jumped on to declare that "Apple's iPad Businesses Is Collapsing." That's wrong, here's why.

Apple launches new App Store section highlighting month's best apps

05/02/2014, 03:15:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Continuing the build-out of its iOS App Store, Apple on Thursday launched a new app collection section called "Best of April," suggesting the company may start featuring a new set of curated apps each month.

iPad luring in new users: over 2/3 of Apple's iPad buyers were new to iPad

04/23/2014, 09:17:03 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Over two thirds of people registering an iPad in the last six months were new to iPad, while over half of those registering iPhone were new to iPhone, Tim Cook revealed, highlighting the attraction and loyalty effects Apple is observing in its products.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2014 conference call

04/23/2014, 05:04:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple surprised the market on Wednesday by not only beating expectations for its second fiscal quarter of 2014, but also announcing a 7-for-1 stock split, increased share buybacks, and a a higher quarterly dividend. Following the announcements, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics

04/19/2014, 05:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In an industry captivated by cheap commodity components, Apple's ability to command healthy profit margins for "magical," premium priced products designed to delight users--rather than just solve basic problems in a cost effective way--has confounded analysts and pundits for the better part of 40 years. It appears Apple will continue to introduce upscale new products in 2014, rather than following the industry into a race to the bottom in pricing.