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Elon Musk walks back Apple Car, Apple Watch aspersions in Twitter confessional

10/09/2015, 07:10 pm

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday to conduct a bit of damage control after making seemingly disparaging comments about Apple's automotive ambitions and hiring practices.


Obama administration opts to avoid mandatory decryption for law enforcement requests

10/09/2015, 11:10 am

The Obama administration will not force corporations to decrypt communications for law enforcement, FBI director James Comey announced at a U.S. Senate hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.


Apple search partner DuckDuckGo takes shots at Google, says tracking isn't needed to profit

10/09/2015, 11:10 am

Search alternative DuckDuckGo, which is available as a default search option in Apple's Safari browser, is profitable without tracking user behavior, the company's CEO has revealed.


AppleInsider podcast goes to the movies, talks Steve Jobs, iMac rumors, Microsoft & more

10/09/2015, 08:10 am

On this week's AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 4th anniversary of Steve Jobs' passing, Neil gives his thoughts on the Steve Jobs movie, we discuss iMac rumors, 4K video, and the new Microsoft Surface Book and what it means for iPad.


Elon Musk calls Apple the 'Tesla Graveyard,' pooh-poohs rumored Apple Car

10/08/2015, 08:10 pm

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is apparently unconcerned that Apple could become a potential rival in the electric car space, saying the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is where former employees go if they "don't make it" at Tesla.


DJI launches Osmo, an iPhone-connected 4K steadicam for $650

10/08/2015, 03:10 pm

DJI on Thursday unveiled the Osmo, an integrated 4K camera and handheld three-axis stabilizer that connects to Apple's iPhone for even greater control and capabilities.


Bowers & Wilkins debuts new Zeppelin Wireless speaker with support for Apple's AirPlay

10/08/2015, 11:10 am

Bowers & Wilkins on Thursday launched the Zeppelin Wireless, marking the now comparatively rare addition of another AirPlay device to the speaker market.


Apple invention brings inductive charging to iPhone without extra hardware

10/08/2015, 04:10 am

According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is actively investigating the integration of inductive charging technology into its devices using multi-mode versions of electrical coils already found in speakers, microphones and haptic engines.


Jony Ive remembers Steve Jobs' 'simple focus' on creating the beautiful and great

10/07/2015, 08:10 pm

Adding his voice to recent remembrances of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, company CDO Jony Ive told attendees of the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit that his memory of Jobs has been distilled over the four years since his death.


Jimmy Iovine rails against 'freemium' price model, says most tech companies are 'culturally inept'

10/07/2015, 06:10 pm

At the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on Wednesday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine said free-to-stream and so-called "freemium" pricing models are killing the music industry, saying tech companies that offer such services are profiting on the backs of artists.


Watch: Newly released video shows 'softer side' of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs

10/07/2015, 02:10 pm

Clips of an internal Apple video show the "softer side" of Steve Jobs as he addresses Apple workers in 2007, just one day before the launch of the first-generation iPhone.


Google inaugurates Accelerated Mobile Pages project to help publishers, advertisers

10/07/2015, 12:10 pm

Google on Wednesday announced a new open-source project dubbed Accelerated Mobile Pages, intended to increase the hits publishers receive on articles, and hence the public's exposure to advertising.


Samsung profits bounce back after 2-year slide, boosted by chips instead of phones

10/07/2015, 10:10 am

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday called for its operating profits to rise in the third quarter, putting an end to an almost two-year decline -- though the recovery is reportedly based mostly on chip sales.


Antitrust monitor again bemoans Apple's lack of cooperation in final report

10/06/2015, 10:10 pm

In a report to a New York district court published on Tuesday, Michael Bromwich, Apple's court-appointed antitrust monitor, said the company has made "substantial progress" in its compliance program, but still exhibits an unwillingness to cooperate with his investigation.


Microsoft's retail store chain flounders in stark contrast to busy Apple Stores

10/06/2015, 07:10 pm

Nearly six years have passed since Microsoft began opening retail outlets patterned after Apple's blockbuster retail locations. However, the now 116 Microsoft Stores are still a pale imitation to Apple's own retail network of 460 locations, often featuring more employees than customers as the firm's products have failed to excite and attract buyers.


Microsoft debuts Lumia 950 & 950XL phones, Display Dock, Band 2 fitness tracker

10/06/2015, 03:10 pm

In addition to showing off new Surfaces, Microsoft on Tuesday also revealed two high-end Lumia smartphones, a redesigned Band fitness tracker, and a Display Dock for Windows 10's Continuum feature.


Microsoft unveils Surface Book laptop & Surface Pro 4 tablet with new Surface Pen

10/06/2015, 01:10 pm

Microsoft took direct aim at Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro at a press event Tuesday, revealing the Surface Book -- its first-ever laptop -- and the Surface Pro 4, an updated tablet matched by a redesigned stylus.


From analog to digital: How Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' captures the rapid advancement of technology

10/06/2015, 11:10 am

The film "Steve Jobs" is set in three different time periods over a 14-year span, each presented in a visually distinct way by director Danny Boyle, reflecting the fast-paced evolution of modern technology.


Apple's angled camera concept could enable virtual keyboard docks

10/06/2015, 10:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a new type of camera that could capture images at indirect angles --a concept that the company says could be used to enable projected, virtual keyboards on any flat surface.


Microsoft exec jabs at Apple, tweets drawing of 'converged' toaster and refrigerator

10/06/2015, 10:10 am

Just before his company's Surface Pro 4 event, the head of Microsoft's Windows division took a shot at Apple, recalling disparaging comments its CEO Tim Cook made about "converged" devices like the Surface tablet a few years ago.