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Topic: General

First look: Hands-on with Apple Watch and working software

03/09/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple spilled additional details about its hotly anticipated Apple Watch wearable on Monday, and AppleInsider was there to take a first look at the device that could soon dominate a burgeoning smartwatch market.

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Live from Apple's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch event in San Francisco

03/09/2015, 12:03 pm

Join us as we provide live, up-to-the-second coverage and analysis from San Francisco, where Apple's "Spring Forward" event will give final details on the upcoming Apple Watch.

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Apple to increase shuttle bus driver wages by 25%

03/09/2015, 09:03 am

After boosting the pay of its security guards, Apple will also grant its shuttle bus drivers at its Cupertino headquarters 25 percent raise, it was announced on Monday.

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Opinion: Apple Pay finds frauds reporting

03/09/2015, 04:03 am

When Apple rolls out a rare new product--rather than canceling it internally--you'd have to be naive to think it was rushed to market without much consideration and therefore probably doomed to failure. But you'd be equally naive to think that the incumbents positioned in the path of Apple's next potential juggernaut wouldn't desperately seek to defend their turf, bending the truth to the breaking point if necessary.

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Review: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera offers pro features at a consumer price

03/08/2015, 01:03 am

From iPhone to mid-level DSLR cameras, the video production world has many options for the amateur and prosumer videographer. Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera offers users a next step into the pro video world, along with pro video challenges.

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Review: Outdoor Tech Chips helmet headphones, a Siri-compatible Bluetooth ski accessory

03/07/2015, 02:03 am

Skiers and snowboarders looking to listen to music and stay connected while on the mountain should check out the Chips Bluetooth headphones from Outdoor Tech, a well-designed and simple solution for adding wireless connectivity to your helmet.

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New $1.4B Japan Display plant slated to open in 2016, likely dedicated to Apple

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

Component manufacturer Japan Display on Friday officially unveiled plans for a new $1.4 billion display plant in central Japan, with Apple reportedly investing in the facility to secure supplies of advanced LCD panels for its products.

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Apple, Google, hundreds of other US companies file court brief in support of same-sex marriage

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

A mass of 379 companies including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their support for same-sex marriage, in advance of a landmark April hearing on the issue.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more

03/06/2015, 08:03 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Editor Daniel Dilger's experience in Taiwan, we dissect the Samsung Galaxy S6 reveal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and mobile payment news, plus final predictions for Apple's 'Spring Forward' event.

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Apple to reportedly bolster iAd user targeting with phone numbers and emails

03/05/2015, 05:03 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's iAd division is looking to reinvigorate sales, and will soon allow third-party agencies to provide demographic targeting information to advertisers, including matching of phone numbers, emails and other data.

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Apple researching device waterproofing via vapor deposition, silicone seals

03/05/2015, 05:03 am

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple is actively researching ways to make its products resistant to moisture, a feature sometimes attributed to "active" smartphone models marketed by competing smartphone manufacturers.

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Judges skeptical Apple suffered irreparable harm from Samsung patent infringement

03/04/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple's litigious crusade against Samsung trundled along in U.S. appellate court on Wednesday, but judges were skeptical of an argument claiming continued patent infringement by Samsung is causing Apple irreparable harm.

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Judge approves $415M settlement in 'no-poach' class-action case involving Apple, Google, others

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.

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Yerba Buena Center getting 'Spring Forward' makeover for Monday's Apple Watch event

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday.

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Apple reclaims top spot in movie product placement rankings

03/04/2015, 11:03 am

Apple has once again, after a three-year gap, taken the Overall Product Placement title in Brandchannel's Brandcameo Product Placement Awards, highlighting the companies inserted most often into Hollywood movies.

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Uber's first-ever public acquisition, maps firm deCarta, will lessen reliance on Apple, Google

03/04/2015, 10:03 am

Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.

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Apple discussing settlement with battery maker over alleged employee poaching

03/03/2015, 07:03 pm

In a court filing on Tuesday, Apple informed a Massachusetts federal judge that it is in discussions with A123 Systems to settle out of court a lawsuit claiming Apple poached the battery maker's key engineers for a secret internal project.

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Apple to move away from security contractors, hire guards as full-time employees

03/03/2015, 11:03 am

Following months of pressure from service workers advocacy groups, Apple is set to end its reliance on external security vendors and will begin hiring security personnel as full-time employees, entitling them to many of the same benefits granted to other Apple workers.

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Billions in Google revenue could ride on Apple renewing iOS search deal

03/03/2015, 09:03 am

Google is poised to lose billions in annual revenue if Apple does not renew a deal making Google the default search engine in iOS, according to a new memo by analysts at UBS, which attempts to predict the real-world impact of such a decision.

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Pebble unveils steel version of color Time watch, announces 'smartstrap' accessory support

03/03/2015, 08:03 am

Pebble on Tuesday announced a steel version of its upcoming Pebble Time smartwatch, as well as a new expandable accessory port called "smartstrap" that could add functions such as GPS or heart rate monitoring.

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