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Topic: General

Apple invention uses ferrofluids to enhance induction charging performance

10/25/2016, 06:10 am

As part of continued research into efficient wireless chargers -- perhaps powerful enough to rival Lightning -- Apple on Tuesday received a patent for an induction charging method that uses ferrofluids to reduce or negate energy loss typical of such systems.

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Apple patents crowd-sourced lost-and-found electronic tag service

10/25/2016, 05:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering a lost-and-found system that enlists the help of other user devices to locate and track items to which low-power electronic tags are affixed.

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Apple replaces Support Profile web tool with 'Get Support,' limits information to registered devices

10/24/2016, 09:10 pm

In a move that increases security at the potential cost of usability, Apple recently changed its online technical support and service coverage monitoring tool to display information relating only to those products for which a user is registered through Apple ID.

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Note 7 owners launch first of several class action lawsuits in South Korea

10/24/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung is set to face multiple South Korean lawsuits over the Galaxy Note 7, amid reports that it's still looking to track down the cause of battery fires, and offering Koreans discounted upgrades to next year's flagship phones -- including the Note 8.

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Review: Neato Botvac Connected uses iPhone, Apple Watch and lasers for an effective clean

10/23/2016, 04:10 pm

With autonomous cleaning modes built in, and the ability to use iPhone and Apple Watch as a controller, the Neato Botvac Connected proves we are finally living in the future.

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Apple to co-sponsor 2017 Met Gala without co-chair position

10/22/2016, 09:10 pm

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced plans for the 2017 Met Gala, where Apple will be a sponsor for the second year in a row.

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AT&T to buy Time Warner for $80B, deal announcement imminent - report [u: confirmed]

10/22/2016, 04:10 pm

AT&T has reportedly agreed to buy Time Warner for $80 billion, in a deal which could potentially be announced later on Saturday.

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This week on AI: Oct. 27 Mac event, new future for 'Apple Car' & more

10/22/2016, 06:10 am

Apple invited the press to an Oct. 27 media event, where the company is expected to showcase a new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch bar. That was hardly the end of this week's news, however, one juicy tidbit being a new course for Apple's electric car project.

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Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

10/22/2016, 01:10 am

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that on Friday severely impacted internet access for many U.S. web denizens was found to be in part enabled by a botnet targeting unprotected "Internet of Things" devices. For Apple, the revelation vindicates a controversial walled garden approach to IoT borne out through the HomeKit protocol.

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Apple monitoring AT&T's potential merger with Time Warner, report says

10/21/2016, 05:10 pm

As rumors fly over a potential tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner, a report on Friday claims Apple approached the media company about a potential merger months ago, though talks failed to progress past a preliminary stage.

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Trade-in coupon: $20 cash bonus when you trade in your old Mac now that 2016 MacBook Pros have landed

10/21/2016, 02:10 pm

Now that Apple's new 13" and 15" MacBook Pros have debuted, now is the time to trade in your old device before values drop. Plus, earn a $20 bonus on top of industry leading cash payouts on trades valued at $300 or more with an exclusive coupon code.

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US internet users suffering under DDoS attacks on key DNS provider

10/21/2016, 01:10 pm

A series of denial of service attacks on a major DNS provider spanning all of Friday have caused major issues across the internet, with outages of some of the largest sites and services experienced across about half of the U.S. -- and now the Department of Homeland Security is getting involved.

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AT&T purchase of Time Warner could be announced this weekend - report

10/21/2016, 01:10 pm

While AT&T and Time Warner were said to have previously held informal talks about a potential takeover, those discussions have apparently since turned serious, with a deal said to be now nearing completion.

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Tesla tips more details of self-driving ridesharing service

10/21/2016, 12:10 pm

Tesla has let slip some more information on its upcoming ridesharing program, which will eventually let the company's cars pick up fares while their owners stay at home or at work, cutting the cost of ownership.

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AppleInsider podcast talks upcoming Apple event, MacBook Pro rumors, IBM

10/21/2016, 07:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the upcoming Apple Event, the latest MacBook Pro rumors, and IBM's push into schools with a Watson MobileFirst iOS app to individualize education.

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Band of thieves swipe $13K in iPhones from busy Apple store

10/21/2016, 02:10 am

Continuing in a string of Apple retail thefts, a bold band of burglars earlier this week made off with 19 iPhones worth some $13,000 from a busy store in Natick, Mass., according to local reports.

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AT&T reportedly held informal talks to buy Time Warner

10/20/2016, 08:10 pm

After last year's DirecTV acquisition, telecommunications giant AT&T is looking to extend its reach into multimedia distribution, according to a report on Thursday that claims the company recently met with Time Warner to discuss a potential merger.

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Unimplemented one-handed keyboard found in Xcode iOS debugging tool

10/20/2016, 02:10 pm

Deep dives into the "iOS Simulator" embedded in Xcode has found code for a one-handed keyboard implementation dating back to iOS 8 that remains unfinished, and unimplemented by Apple.

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Nintendo doubles down on portables, reveals Nintendo Switch tablet-based console

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Alongside mobile ambitions with iOS, Nintendo's new console called the "Nintendo Switch" has debuted, and a promotional video shows a Tegra-powered game console able to be hooked up to a television in a dock, with controller connectors that when connected strongly resemble the older GameVice iPad and iPhone peripheral.

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Google signs up CBS for upcoming YouTube Unplugged live TV service - report

10/20/2016, 10:10 am

Google has forged a deal to carry CBS channels on its upcoming live TV streaming service, YouTube Unplugged, a report claimed on Thursday.

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