Save $600 on a loaded mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro or get Free AppleCare with 2015 15" MacBook Pros : Apple Price Guides updated Sept 2nd

Topic: General

Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

08/03/2015, 10:08 am

Nokia has confirmed it will sell its Here maps division to German carmakers Audi, BMW, and Daimler, in a deal valued at 2.8 billion euros, or $3.07 billion.

45 comments

Tech shuttle drivers approve Teamsters contract, Apple working with contractors to raise pay

08/01/2015, 09:08 pm

After gaining representation by the Teamsters Union, a group of shuttle bus drivers serving Apple and other high technology companies in Silicon Valley on Saturday voted unanimously to adopt a three-year contract promising better pay and working conditions.

50 comments

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Watch at Best Buy, Apple Music numbers, Apple TV news & more

08/01/2015, 07:08 am

The lazy days of summer were in full effect this week, but there were some brief glances of plans for the Apple Watch -- as well as a long-rumored Apple TV refresh.

10 comments

IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks for employees

07/31/2015, 06:07 pm

It was learned in May that IBM plans to deploy some 50,000 MacBooks to employees by the end of 2015, but a newly leaked video suggests the company could see adoption numbers between 150,000 to 200,000 units.

45 comments

Facebook completes first full-scale drone for spreading Internet access to remote regions

07/31/2015, 11:07 am

Facebook has finished construction of its first full-scale drone designed to provide Intenet access to remote regions of the planet, part of a larger program called Aquila.

16 comments

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch at Best Buy, rumored iPads, Steve Jobs movies & an Apple car

07/31/2015, 08:07 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple Watch sales expanding to Best Buy, all the Steve Jobs movies, and a possible Apple Car. Neil and Victor talk about the security issues with Android, and Mikey discusses what security issues mean as cars become rolling computers.

2 comments

Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism with strong iOS encryption, experts theorize

07/30/2015, 11:07 pm

A legal blog caused a bit of a stir on Thursday when it proposed Apple, along with other tech companies fielding communications services protected by strong encryption methods, might be held liable of providing material support to a suspected terrorist.

157 comments

Apple inks deal for first major office space in San Francisco

07/30/2015, 11:07 am

Apple has reportedly signed a deal to lease 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood, marking its first real push into the city's office market.

10 comments

Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple

07/30/2015, 10:07 am

Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apple's early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

56 comments

Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen textures through haptic feedback

07/30/2015, 05:07 am

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of onscreen graphics as it moves across a display surface.

16 comments

Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

07/29/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

169 comments

Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store

07/29/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show.

23 comments

Windows 10 launches to favorable reviews, cautions about bugs and feature gaps

07/29/2015, 11:07 am

Early reviews of Microsoft's latest operating system -- released on Wednesday -- have been generally positive, suggesting that it solves problems with Windows 8 while advancing the Windows platform towards the future.

103 comments

Nokia debuts Ozo 360-degree VR camera for professional filmmakers

07/29/2015, 12:07 am

The pupa that is Nokia -- the portion not gobbled up by Microsoft last year -- emerged from its cocoon on Tuesday bearing a high-end 360-degree camera called Ozo, a product targeting the nascent virtual reality content creation industry.

7 comments

Intel and Micron's new '3D XPoint' memory is 1000x faster, more durable than NAND

07/28/2015, 11:07 pm

Semiconductor technology giants Intel and Micron on Tuesday announced 3D XPoint memory, the fruits of a joint endeavor into non-volatile memory technology the companies claim is the first major breakthrough in the space since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

55 comments

Livescribe debuts note-taking, audio-recording Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition

07/28/2015, 07:07 pm

Livescribe on Tuesday added a new model to its digital writing tool lineup in the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, an all-in-one system for digitizing handwritten notes, synchronizing recorded audio and transferring it all to Mac for review and sharing.

4 comments

Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native Twitter videos

07/28/2015, 05:07 pm

On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.

1 comments

Motorola unveils larger Moto X Style and Moto X Play phones, updates Moto G

07/28/2015, 12:07 pm

Motorola on Thursday announced three new Android smartphones, including the flagship Moto X Style, a device that will compete head-on with Apple iPhones expected to launch this fall.

92 comments

Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' selected as Centerpiece of New York Film Festival

07/28/2015, 09:07 am

The highly anticipated biopic of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, with Michael Fassbender in the title role, will hold the prestigious "Centerpiece" slot at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3.

16 comments

Apple joins White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

The White House on Monday announced that Apple will be among a group of 13 companies appearing alongside Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior White House officials, as they launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

96 comments