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AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car' testing, games on Apple TV, Force Touch and more

08/21/2015, 08:08 am

Get all caught up on the latest "Apple Car," Apple TV, and "iPhone 6s" rumors on this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast. Mikey also shares his experiences with the HomeKit-connected iHome smart plug, Neil gives his impressions of a unique new tethered drone, and Shane extolls the potential of Force Touch input.


Dubai Apple Store opening pushed back to at least October, report claims

08/20/2015, 04:08 pm

The launch of a Dubai Apple Store -- the company's first in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, outside of Turkey -- is being delayed by at least a month, a report said on Thursday.


Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing' phrase made famous by Steve Jobs

08/20/2015, 02:08 pm

Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.


First look: Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, an iOS-connected writing tablet

08/20/2015, 10:08 am

Boogie Board on Thursday announced a new version of their popular writing tablet, and for the first time, announced an accompanying iOS app that allows users to quickly sync their notes with their iPhone's camera.


Samsung to petition Supreme Court over Apple patent fight

08/19/2015, 06:08 pm

After being denied an en banc rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over a prior decision that kept intact Apple's multi-million dollar patent trial win, Samsung has voiced intent to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court.


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.