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Apple to open two Apple Stores in United Arab Emirates after exemption from ownership laws

08/19/2015, 10:08 am

The United Arab Emirates is reportedly granting Apple an exemption from foreign ownership laws, allowing it to retain full control of planned operations in the country -- including two new Apple Stores.


Google launches OnHub Wi-Fi router, delays 'Ara' modular phone tests to 2016

08/18/2015, 02:08 pm

Google on Tuesday launched preorders for the OnHub, a new 802.11ac Wi-Fi router it hopes will simplify wireless connections and will also act as a hub for smart home appliances. But the company also acknowledged that its Project Ara modular smartphone won't reach the public until at least 2016.


Misfit, Speedo team up for new Apple Store-exclusive Shine swim tracker

08/18/2015, 11:08 am

People who swim for fitness or competition will have a new option for tracking their progress some Sept. 1, when the Speedo Shine swim tracker --a collaboration between wearables firm Misfit and swimwear brand Speedo --will hit Apple Store shelves.


First look: Fotokite Phi tethered drone aims to be easiest & most portable way to capture aerial footage

08/18/2015, 10:08 am

The newly announced Fotokite Phi features a unique tethered design that makes it easy to pilot, safe to operate, and especially convenient to travel with. AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with the new device that aims to bring simple aerial footage to the masses.


USPTO finds Apple iPhone design patent invalid in court fight against Samsung

08/17/2015, 11:08 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month found an iPhone design patent successfully leveraged by Apple against Samsung in its first court action invalid on multiple counts, bringing Apple's $548 million damages award into question.


Apple's online store services down for some users [u]

08/17/2015, 06:08 pm

Users of Apple's online store services, which include iTunes, the iOS and Mac App Stores, the iBooks Store and Volume Purchase Program assets, saw unexpected outages on Monday due to an as-yet-unknown problem.


Apple supplier LG Display to spend $8.5B on OLED technology

08/17/2015, 12:08 pm

Korea's LG Display on Monday announced plans to spend 10 trillion won, or about $8.5 billion U.S., during the next three years on developing OLED technology, some of which could find its way into Apple hardware.


First Belgian Apple Store could open in Brussels on Sept. 19

08/17/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's first-ever Belgian store will reportedly open in Brussels on Saturday, Sept. 19, potentially just in time for the release of new iPhones and a new Apple TV.


Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ warranties ahead of 'iPhone 6s' launch

08/17/2015, 09:08 am

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.


Apple might be 'named and shamed' in Australia for avoiding taxes

08/16/2015, 07:08 pm

Apple, Google and other large multinational corporations conducting operations in Australia might soon see their annual tax payments made public as a result of a government inquiry into corporate tax dodgers.


This week on AppleInsider: Self-driving Apple Cars, Apple TV plans, corporate diversity & more

08/15/2015, 06:08 am

Groundwork continued to be laid this week for Apple's rumored Sept. 9 press event, but the news that stole the show was the revelation that Apple is not only working on an electric car, but a self-driving one, as some had speculated.


Review: iHome iSP5 SmartPlug gives dumb appliances a brain

08/14/2015, 09:08 pm

Longtime "Made for iPhone" accessory maker iHome is diverting course from its bread-and-butter bedside alarm clock/radios toward the burgeoning connected home sector. Its first product, an app-connected, HomeKit-compatible smart plug called...SmartPlug, was released Thursday and AppleInsider has the review.


Contractors stage workers' rights protests at California Apple Stores

08/14/2015, 08:08 pm

For the past couple of weeks, construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group.

36 comments gains options to restore files, contacts & calendar data

08/14/2015, 12:08 pm

Without fanfare, Apple recently updated to allow users to restore files, contacts, and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service, opening up a recovery window for mistakes.


Google's initial Android Stagefright patch inadequate, forced to issue second fix

08/14/2015, 10:08 am

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.


Apple supplier Foxconn seen cutting costs to cope with Chinese economy, slowing smartphone market

08/14/2015, 09:08 am

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- beat gross profit estimates for the June quarter, but in what may be a sign that the manufacturer cut costs to cope with weaker demand, a report said on Friday.


AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's Sept. 9 event, conventional watch sales sliding, Samsung, more

08/14/2015, 08:08 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Shane Cole and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 media event. Shane talks about Alphabet and Samsung, while Neil reviews a DJI drone. Shane, Neil and Victor also discuss Sony robot dogs, and the damage caused by counterfeit products.


Samsung denied rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

08/13/2015, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Samsung's request for an en banc review of a previous decision that kept Apple's patent infringement trial win largely intact, leaving the Supreme Court as the Korean company's last recourse.


Updated Apple diversity numbers show growth in hires of black, female, and Hispanic workers

08/13/2015, 04:08 pm

As promised, Apple on Thursday issued an updated diversity report, claiming that it hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in its history.


Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite privacy settings

08/13/2015, 03:08 pm

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.