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Apple's Phil Schiller & John Ternus talk design, secrecy & 'spaceship' Campus 2

10/28/2015, 10:10 am

In a rare interview, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and VP of Mac and iPad engineering John Ternus discussed subjects like the intense collaboration behind products like the MacBook, why Apple refuses to name most suppliers, and the flow philosophy behind the company's upcoming "spaceship" campus.


Controversial cybersecurity bill passed with resounding Senate support

10/27/2015, 09:10 pm

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act cleared the U.S. Senate floor on Tuesday with a 74 to 21 vote in support, moving the controversial bill critics contend will grant the government unfettered access to private data one step closer to the president's desk.


Apple's enterprise business ballooned 40% to reach $25B in fiscal 2015

10/27/2015, 07:10 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said the company's enterprise operations hit a high-water mark of $25 billion over the past 12 months, up 40 percent compared to last year.


Apple offers sneak peeks at first UAE stores, Dubai location will not be world's largest

10/27/2015, 09:10 am

This week, Apple's first two stores in the United Arab Emirates will open their doors to the public, but first looks at the new retail outlets reveal the Dubai store won't be nearly as large as some rumors had speculated.


Court orders Apple must pay WARF $234M for infringing CPU patent

10/27/2015, 05:10 am

A Wisconsin federal court judge ruled in favor of a recent jury decision that has Apple on the hook for $234.3 million in damages award for infringing on a computer processor patent asserted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.


Video clip of WSJD Live's Tim Cook interview posted with transcript

10/26/2015, 11:10 pm

A week after Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at this year's WSJD Live event to discuss car rumors, Apple Music and more in a closely followed interview, the Wall Street Journal on Monday posted a snippet covering Apple Watch to its website.


Week in review video: Steve Jobs movie flops, Steph Curry commercial, Apple vs. Pandora & more

10/26/2015, 02:10 pm

All your Apple news is packed into our fast-paced, 120-second show. Nate Hanson covers the new Steph Curry and Jamie Foxx Apple commercials as well as the new Steve Jobs movie. He talks about the updates to the Facebook and Waze iOS apps as well as Apple releasing 150 new emojis in iOS 9.1.


New York investigates claims that Verizon, TWC & Cablevision fail to deliver promised Internet speeds

10/26/2015, 12:10 pm

The New York attorney general's office is probing claims that three major Internet service providers -- Verizon, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable -- aren't living up to the speeds they advertise to subscribers.


First Singapore Apple Store to open at Knightsbridge in 2016

10/26/2015, 10:10 am

Apple is planning to launch its first outlet in Singapore in 2016, at the Knightsbridge luxury retail complex on Orchard Road, a report revealed on Monday.


Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' flops at the box office

10/25/2015, 09:10 pm

"Steve Jobs," the dramatic, fictionalized depiction of Apple's cofounder written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender, has flopped on its national release, bringing in just $7.3 million for a film that cost $30 million to make.


Separating fact from fiction in Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' film

10/25/2015, 08:10 pm

Aaron Sorkin's big screen retelling of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography is engaging, entertaining and comes highly recommended, but I am concerned audiences will think what they see on screen is factually accurate. It's not.


This week on AppleInsider: China woes, Apple TV launch date, OS updates & more

10/24/2015, 05:10 am

Apple released significant updates for iOS, OS X, and watchOS this week, but ran into serious issues in China, even as it tried to put a positive spin on its environmental efforts there.


Apple hires away Nvidia's director of deep learning software, suggests work on autonomous vehicle

10/23/2015, 10:10 pm

Rumors of an autonomous Apple car were rekindled on Friday after a report revealed the company recently hired Jonathan Cohen, now former director of Nvidia's CUDA Libraries and Software Solutions machine learning program.


Microsoft represents only serious competition for Apple hardware, Steve Ballmer says

10/23/2015, 12:10 pm

Microsoft is the only company poised to give Apple serious competition in terms of hardware, former Chief Executive Steve Ballmer commented on a Bloomberg TV show Friday morning.


Pandora to pay $90 million in settling royalties lawsuit over pre-1972 recordings

10/23/2015, 11:10 am

Pandora has reached a $90 million settlement with record labels over royalties from pre-1972 recordings, which were under contention because they don't fall under U.S. federal copyright protections.


AppleInsider podcast talks Apple TV, iOS multitasking, Mac gaming and more

10/23/2015, 08:10 am

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, Neil, Mikey, and Victor discuss new Apple TV, iOS 9.1, and Watch OS 2.0.1. Neil has tips about quitting apps on iOS, Victor rides an electric skateboard, and we talk about Steam Link and the Steam Controller for Mac.


Apple supplier Pegatron accused of excessive overtime, low wages & unsafe conditions at Shanghai factory

10/22/2015, 09:10 am

Despite pledges by Apple to improve labor conditions at its suppliers, a Pegatron factory in Shanghai is still paying low wages, allowing excessive amounts of overtime, and housing workers in poor conditions, according to China Labor Watch.


Apple invents retractable motorized iPhone screen protector

10/22/2015, 05:10 am

In continued attempts to prevent costly display damage due to accidental drops, Apple has devised a system that automatically extends retractable tabs above an iPhone's screen when a drop event is sensed, thereby creating a buffer zone between delicate glass and the ground.


Apple says China operations now 100% carbon neutral, plans to expand clean energy to supply chain

10/21/2015, 09:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a pair of initiatives that will help reduce the carbon footprint of its Chinese manufacturing partners, saying its own operations in the region are now carbon neutral.


How Japanese tea culture influenced Steve Jobs and Apple

10/21/2015, 06:10 pm

A recent post on asia-centric blog Matcha Tea investigates the sway Japanese culture had over Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, and how that country's meditations on aesthetic beauty, mindfulness and life influenced what has become one of the world's largest companies.