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Topic: General

Apple makes slow pivot to India as China sales cool

10/25/2016, 07:10 pm

Once Apple's largest growth market, revenues from Greater China slid 30 percent during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, prompting the company to turn at least part of its focus toward prospects in India.

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Tim Cook says Apple is interested in both content creation and ownership

10/25/2016, 05:10 pm

In typically vague fashion, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook evaded questions and offered little in the way of details during his company's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday. But his comments on original content could fuel speculation that Apple plans to make more original content or perhaps acquire a high-profile content maker.

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Apple testing AR-based car navigation and self-driving software with virtual reality rigs - report

10/25/2016, 03:10 pm

A fresh report about Apple's automotive ambitions claims that the company is continuing its shift away from building a whole car, and is instead developing software for self-driving vehicles, with recent hires being funneled into the effort.

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WiGig gets official certification, promises speeds up to 8Gbps

10/25/2016, 01:10 pm

The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially certified WiGig, also known as 802.11ad, which could drastically improve the speed of transfers over local Wi-Fi networks and better support gigabit-speed internet connections.

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Rumor: Apple has made mockups of iMessage for Android with 'Material Design'

10/25/2016, 10:10 am

Whether or not it's ever released, Apple has allegedly toyed internally with the idea of releasing iMessage for Android, going as far as to make mockups for the text messaging client in Google's "Material Design," according to a new report.

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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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