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Energy consumption concerns loom over Apple's proposed Irish data center

05/25/2016, 06:51:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

Apple looks to debut Siri SDK at WWDC, developing Amazon Echo competitor

05/24/2016, 04:43:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Five years after Siri launched with iPhone 4S, Apple is reportedly preparing to open its virtual assistant platform up to third-party developers through a dedicated SDK, and might dive deeper into AI services by embedding the technology into a speaker type device similar to Amazon's Echo.

Apple brings back crypto whiz Jon Callas as encryption battles heat up

05/24/2016, 03:43:09 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple has re-hired Jon Callas, a cryptography expert responsible for much of Apple's security technology over the years, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

05/22/2016, 07:23:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

05/22/2016, 02:15:00 PM, Posted By Christine McKee

Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to add to your photo collection, being limited by a lack of space is exasperating to say the least. Instead of deleting files and apps, though, there are a few simple ways to free up space on your iPhone to make room for new data.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: what's ahead for Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3

05/20/2016, 03:18:18 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.

Apple sent senior engineers to customer's house to investigate music deletion issue

05/17/2016, 08:38:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

James Pinkstone, whose blog post about an apparent iTunes music deletion bug went viral last week, said on Tuesday that Apple flew two senior software engineers across the country in attempts to troubleshoot the issue.

Previewing Apple's WWDC 2016: Big news for iOS 10, iPhone 7, new iPad Pro

05/17/2016, 09:35:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.

As the sun sets on Microsoft's Sunrise, here are the best alternative calendar apps for iOS

05/13/2016, 03:19:00 PM, Posted By Jan Manon

Microsoft announced this week that by the end of August it will discontinue Sunrise, a popular calendar app it acquired. For existing Sunrise users, here are some of the best alternative third-party calendar apps, offering similar functionality and push notifications.

Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

05/13/2016, 10:13:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

Exodus of original Siri team continues at Apple

05/11/2016, 05:09:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Almost all of the talent Apple acquired from the original Siri team has reportedly left the company, with a pair of key departures having taken place in recent weeks.

Apple's iWork suites for iOS, Mac get minor updates for stability, bug fixes

05/10/2016, 02:09:08 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's trio of iWork apps for both iOS and Mac were given simultaneous updates on Tuesday, squashing bugs and improving stability for the productivity suites.

Microsoft begins warning users it will cut free OneDrive storage to 5GB, matching Apple's iCloud

05/06/2016, 05:16:48 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Microsoft is sending out email alerts to OneDrive customers, warning people with free 15-gigabyte accounts that their storage will shrink to 5 gigabytes on August 10, assuming they didn't previously opt into keeping the higher amount.

Apple stock posts longest losing streak in 18 years

05/02/2016, 10:25:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In the aftermath of Apple's disappointing earnings report that brought news of a slowdown in worldwide iPhone sales, the company's stock price dropped for the eighth consecutive day on Monday, a losing streak not seen since 1998.

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls doom and gloom 'huge overreaction,' turns sights to India

05/02/2016, 07:06:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said concerns that the company's best days are behind it are overblown, citing optimism in China and areas of huge growth potential like India.

Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the 'very bad' Q2

05/01/2016, 02:03:28 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings were the company's "worst ever" of the last decade in terms of year-over-year growth, but not in terms of actual commercial activity during the first three months of 2016. Take a closer look at Apple and three other firms: Samsung, Facebook and Amazon.

Apple services stand out as bright spot in otherwise rough Q2

04/26/2016, 05:32:17 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Services revenue was perhaps one of the few comforts for Apple in its second-quarter financial results shared on Tuesday, growing 20 percent year-over-year to $5.99 billion, setting an all-time record for the company.

Apple Music surpasses 13M paid subscribers on strong services growth

04/26/2016, 05:26:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now serves more than 13 million paying subscribers, adding two million customers in as many months.

Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' will let users browse cloud files without syncing locally

04/26/2016, 01:47:47 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Cloud storage service Dropbox on Tuesday announced "Project Infinite," a new feature that will let people browse cloud files on their desktop without having to have the content synced locally.

Apple 'seems willing' to help repair, access iPhone of teen lost at sea

04/25/2016, 11:26:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Eight months after two Florida teenagers disappeared on a fishing trip in 2015, an iPhone recovered from the pair's recently discovered boat might yield answers as to their fate. And Apple is reportedly willing to help.