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Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon on flexible electronics

08/28/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple has reportedly joined the FlexTech Alliance, a collection of 162 organizations working with the Pentagon on flexible sensor electronics capable of being worn by soldiers, or molded to the outside of vehicles.


AppleInsider podcast analyzes what to expect at Apple's Sept. 9 event, Wall Street, 'Apple Car,' more

08/28/2015, 08:08 am

With Apple's Sept. 9 keynote now official, the AppleInsider podcast explains everything you need to know ahead of the event, where new iPhones and a revamped Apple TV are expected. Plus, we tackle Apple's recent losses on Wall Street, the latest "Apple Car" rumors, Shane reviews some tools for digital nomads, and Mikey and Neil share their experiences with the iOS-connected Coin digital credit card.


Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

08/27/2015, 08:08 pm

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from a slight slip in shipping fulfillment to longer wait times for online and phone support.


September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users

08/27/2015, 05:08 pm

Next month's iPhone event will mark the first time in recent history that Windows users will be able to officially live-stream an Apple presentation, the company quietly revealed on Thursday through the event's website.


Apple researching wireless earphones with bone conduction noise cancelling tech

08/27/2015, 05:08 am

According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is looking into advanced bone conduction technology that would enhance voice communications in an unannounced wireless earphone system.


Apple supposedly confirmed to hold Sept. 9 iPhone event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

08/26/2015, 07:08 pm

Following up on rumors circulating earlier this week, a report on Wednesday claims Apple has indeed rented out the large Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for its upcoming iPhone event.


Apple's Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine to join tech and entertainment luminaries at Vanity Fair event

08/26/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple CDO Jony Ive will again be attending Vanity Fair's 2015 New Establishment Summit in October to talk design and tech -- and potentially new iPhones -- this time accompanied by Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine.


Universal unveils official poster for upcoming Steve Jobs movie

08/26/2015, 03:08 pm

As the release of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie grows closer, the Hollywood marketing machine has begun to churn faster and Wednesday's rotation brought the release of the official promotional poster.


Windows 10 adoption up to 75M devices nearly one month after launch, Microsoft says

08/26/2015, 01:08 pm

Adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has already hit 75 million devices nearing the end of its first month, a marketing executive announced on Wednesday.


Coin 2.0 credit card replacement announced with NFC tap-to-pay, free for existing Coin users

08/26/2015, 12:08 pm

Just after the Coin credit card replacement began shipping to early adopters, the company has announced a new next-generation model with a number of changes, including support for NFC tap-to-pay functionality, available for preorder now, and as a free upgrade for existing users.


Former TSMC engineer gave secret process technology to Samsung, court rules

08/26/2015, 12:08 pm

An engineer who left chipmaker TSMC for a new job at rival Samsung's foundry division illegally passed trade secrets to the South Korean firm, Taiwan's Supreme Court said in a Wednesday ruling.


Apple's Cook awarded $58M worth of AAPL stock for meeting performance goals, sells none

08/25/2015, 10:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday acquired 560,000 vested restricted stock units, split evenly between time- and performance-based awards, worth nearly $58 million, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.


Apple redesigns Workshops scheduling system in minor website update

08/25/2015, 09:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a small change to its newly integrated website, allowing customers to easily browse and schedule Workshop appointments with in-store staff at participating brick-and-mortar stores.


German court rules against Apple 'swipe-to-unlock' patent protection

08/25/2015, 05:08 pm

Judges in a top German court ruled against Apple's European "swipe-to-unlock" patent on Tuesday, stating that it didn't meet high enough standards to secure patent protection.


Google reopens Map Maker with new safeguards to block controversial edits

08/25/2015, 04:08 pm

Google on Tuesday reopened Map Maker access in 45 more countries, including the U.S., with a new moderation system designed to prevent a repeat of the offensive Google Maps edits that forced it to disable the system in May.


Apple, Best Buy alliance grows with more Apple Watch locations, expanded in-store service

08/25/2015, 12:08 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of its partnership with Apple, a move that will include hundreds of new Apple Watch points of sale as well as a larger Apple presence in Best Buy stores.


Philips adds new wireless dimmer to Hue lighting range

08/25/2015, 09:08 am

Fans of Philips's popular Hue programmable LED lights now have a more tactile way to control the bulbs' brightness with the announcement of the new Hue wireless dimming kit.


Rumor: Apple might rent out new San Francisco space for iPhone event

08/24/2015, 07:08 pm

Piecing together clues about a "mysterious" week-long trade show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a report on Monday suggests Apple might have rented out the massive space for its annual iPhone event.


Apple Stores may end 'One to One' training sessions in near future, report claims

08/24/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple is on the verge of phasing out its "One to One" training sessions for Apple Store customers, aiming to direct people into free, open workshops instead, a report said on Monday.


Apple's Tim Cook to talk enterprise at BoxWorks cloud storage conference on Sept. 29

08/24/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on stage for a "fireside" conversation during next month's BoxWorks conference, Box CEO Aaron Levie announced on Monday.