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Fitbit reveals new Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers, plus updated app

08/29/2016, 11:08 am

Fitbit on Monday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connectable fitness tracker lineup, with the $150 Fitbit Charge 2, and $100 Fitbit Flex 2.


Apple-1 'Celebration' buyer considers $815K purchase akin to fine art

08/29/2016, 10:08 am

Cosmetics tycoon Glenn Dellimore purchased the "Celebration" prototype Apple-1 board, and believes that it is the "holy grail" of modern computing and has a future value similar to that of Monet or Picasso paintings.


How virtual and augmented reality could play a role in Apple's future

08/28/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests that the company is investigating the possibilities of virtual reality and augmented reality. Here's an explanation of what the technology is, how Apple could adopt it, and how it could be practically implemented in a user's daily life.


This week on AI: Three iPhones in 2017, Apple takes on Snapchat, surprise iOS 9.3.5 update & more

08/27/2016, 04:08 am

The "iPhone 7" may still be just around the corner, but the focus of news is already beginning to lean more heavily on future Apple products, including 2017 iPhones, new Macs, and potential health technologies.


AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Health, machine learning, 'iPhone 7' rumors

08/26/2016, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk acquisitions, Apple Health, Tim Cook's tenure as CEO, and catch you up on all the latest 'iPhone 7' news.


Apple gets green light to add 1,000 jobs at Irish headquarters

08/26/2016, 12:08 am

More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1,000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.


Watchdog group finds Pegatron exploiting workers in lead up to 'iPhone 7' launch

08/25/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple's repeated demands that suppliers cut costs have reportedly prompted "iPhone 7" manufacturing partner Pegatron to skirt the tech giant's audits with covert decreases in effective pay and increases in illegal overtime amid worsening working conditions, according to frequent critic China Labor Watch.


Apple-1 'Celebration' motherboard auction pulls in $815K

08/25/2016, 04:08 pm

The motherboard believed to be amongst the first hand built prototypes for the Apple-1 fell short of million dollar estimates, but still reaped $815,000 with a portion going to charity.


Apple's Siri & rivals being hampered by poor microphone tech

08/25/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple's Siri -- and other voice assistants from the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft -- are being held back by the state microphone hardware, a report noted on Thursday.


DJI debuts iPhone-connected Osmo+ camera with zoom & other enhancements

08/25/2016, 10:08 am

DJI on Thursday revealed the Osmo+, a new version of its handheld iPhone-controlled gimbal camera with several upgrades, most notably built-in zoom functions.


Future iPhones might collect fingerprints, photos of thieves

08/25/2016, 04:08 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a method of storing an unauthorized user's biometric information, which can help strengthen security management or assist in device recovery and criminal prosecution in the case of a theft.


US Treasury takes last stab at deterring tax judgment against Apple & Ireland

08/24/2016, 04:08 pm

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a special white paper on Wednesday, threatening that it will "consider potential responses" should the European Commsission demand that Ireland collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple.


French & German interior ministers call on EU to enable access to encrypted data

08/24/2016, 11:08 am

In a joint press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the interior ministers of France and Germany called on the European Commission to enact laws that would give countries on-demand access to encrypted communications under some circumstances.


Tim Cook's crucial role at Apple extends well beyond his 5 years as CEO

08/24/2016, 10:08 am

Though Wednesday marks the five-year anniversary of Tim Cook officially taking reins at Apple, he actually oversaw the company's day-to-day operations well before he was named CEO, and during some of its most difficult days.


Tim Cook's fundraiser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton set for tonight

08/24/2016, 09:08 am

Later on Wednesday, Apple chief Tim Cook will reportedly host a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who so far has more support among Silicon Valley workers and executives than her Republican rival, Donald Trump.


Pinterest absorbs offline reading service Instapaper

08/23/2016, 05:08 pm

Popular clipping site Pinterest on Tuesday announced the takeover of Instapaper, a mainstay in the offline reading services world.


Apple to reopen Thousand Oaks store on Saturday, close Cambridge shop for renovations

08/23/2016, 02:08 pm

Apple is set to reopen one outlet in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Saturday, and will close another in Cambridge, Mass. just a day later to begin renovations.


Lyft president says ridesharing service isn't looking to sell, blames Uber for rumors

08/23/2016, 12:08 pm

Ridesharing service Lyft is not actively looking for a buyer, though it has been approached by interested parties in the past, according to the company's president.


Apple patent details visual-based AR navigation, confirms Flyby Media acquisition

08/23/2016, 02:08 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing a method of device localization -- mapping -- using computer vision and inertial measurement sensors, one of the first inventions to be reassigned from this year's acquisition of augmented reality startup Flyby Media.


Samsung adopting Apple-like plan to sell refurbished smartphones

08/22/2016, 01:08 pm

Samsung is reportedly planning a dip into first-party sales of refurbished phones, pursuing a strategy similar to Apple in an effort to boost profits.