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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra

08/01/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with its fourth pre-release betas of iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad. In addition, macOS Sierra beta 4 for Mac, watchOS 3 beta 4 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 10 beta 4 for Apple TV were also released [updated].


VirnetX's $625M FaceTime lawsuit victory against Apple tossed, two retrials ordered

08/01/2016, 12:08 pm

A federal judge has tossed out a February ruling requiring Apple to pay patent holding company VirnetX $625.5 million over secure communications patents used in FaceTime and iMessage, and has ordered two complete retrials.


New 'Hey Siri' website indexes successful voice queries for Apple's Siri

08/01/2016, 11:08 am

A new website chronicles what users can say to Apple's Siri, and what to expect in return, for iOS 9 as well as the forthcoming iOS 10 and macOS Sierra implementations of the virtual assistant.


Apple partner Didi Chuxing to buy Uber China for $1 billion

08/01/2016, 08:08 am

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride sharing service that Apple invested $1 billion into, appears to be buying out rival service Uber China for $1 billion plus a promise to invest $1 billion into parent company Uber Global.


Kanye West wants Apple to buy Tidal, calls for executive meeting

07/31/2016, 03:07 am

Rapper Kanye West in a minor tweet storm on Saturday called on Apple to purchase Apple Music competitor Tidal, saying he wants to put an end to the "beef" between the two streaming music providers.


First look: Brooklyn celebrates the grand opening of its first Apple Store

07/30/2016, 03:07 pm

Brooklynites braved the summer heat on Saturday for the grand opening of their borough's first-ever Apple Store, in the neighborhood of Williamsburg. AppleInsider was there and provides a first look at the new retail space.


This week on AI: Q3 beats forecasts, 'Apple Car' leadership changes, augmented reality plans & more

07/30/2016, 04:07 am

The big news this week was Apple's quarterly results, which beat expectations even if they were still largely downhill. Meanwhile though, big shakeups were revealed within the "Apple Car" team and CEO Tim Cook teased the company's interest in augmented reality.


Apple urges Supreme Court to end long-running Samsung patent case

07/29/2016, 08:07 pm

Apple on Friday delivered a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a favorable ruling in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, saying the Korean company had not furnished sufficient evidence to send the case back to a lower court.


Apple CEO Tim Cook, VP Lisa Jackson to host Clinton fundraising event

07/29/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Vice President of of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson are holding an event for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's "Victory Fund" on Aug. 24.


Microsoft lays off 2,850 more people in continued retreat from phones

07/29/2016, 02:07 pm

Microsoft is getting rid of another 2,850 workers, continuing a turn away from its failed acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business in 2014, which cost it over $7.2 billion plus later restructuring charges.


AppleInsider podcast talks Q3 earnings, more 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'Apple Car,' more

07/29/2016, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Mikey go over Apple's earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, one billion iPhones, "iPhone 7" rumors, a shake-up at "Project Titan" and much more.


Apple confirms plans for World Trade Center store in New York City

07/28/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple is preparing to launch another New York City store in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the company's head of marketing for New York stores revealed on Thursday.


Apple manufacturer Pegatron begins automating factories, reducing hires

07/28/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's secondary manufacturer, Pegatron, is following in the footsteps of Foxconn and beginning to automate its factories -- and cutting back on new hires as a result, according to the company's chairman.


Apple's Phil Schiller joins DNA sequencing company's board of directors

07/28/2016, 10:07 am

Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is bringing the better part of three decades of marketing experience to the board of directors of Illumina, the industry-leading DNA sequencing equipment company.


Google Play Store gets Family Library feature with limited iOS support

07/27/2016, 03:07 pm

Google on Wednesday launched Family Library, a feature for the Google Play Store closely mirroring Apple's own Family Sharing for iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store -- including some iOS support.


Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Air, targeting Apple's MacBook lineup

07/27/2016, 11:07 am

Best known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed the Mi Notebook Air, its first laptop, apparently designed to take on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air.


Apple preps first Mexican Apple Store ahead of push into Latin America

07/27/2016, 01:07 am

While Apple's growth, or lack thereof, in Greater China grabs headlines, work continues on a planned expansion into untapped markets like Mexico, where the company is poised to open its first retail store later this year.


Apple CEO Tim Cook bullish on augmented reality, says company investing in AR tech

07/26/2016, 07:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed investments into augmented reality solutions, saying the nascent platform holds "huge" potential.


Microsoft Office 365 gains machine learning writing style assistant, research tool

07/26/2016, 11:07 am

New updates are coming to Microsoft's Office 365, including artificial intelligence driven writing style coaches and research assistants in Word, plus the addition of "Focused Inbox" email management to macOS.


New guidelines may push Apple to switch away from SMS for two-factor authentication

07/26/2016, 11:07 am

Newly-published guidelines could lead Apple and other companies to find an alternative to SMS for two-factor authentication, such as dedicated apps, according to reports.