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Apple joins NFC Forum, will help shape future of wireless payments

08/12/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple this week officially joined the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that promotes the short-range wireless technology essential to secure mobile payment services, including Apple Pay.


Apple CEO Tim Cook among first investors in water saving shower head startup Nebia

08/11/2015, 09:08 am

The makers of a new water conserving shower head can count Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook among their first investors, who took a personal stake in the company after trying the eco-friendly product.


Study: Apple's lead in enterprise mobility threatened as iPad's tablet share plummets

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple's dominance in the enterprise mobility marketplace waned during the second quarter on a precipitous drop in tablet marketshare, the balance of which went to devices running Android and Windows, according to mobility solutions firm Good Technology.


Apple continuing work on Liquidmetal casting techniques, patents show

08/11/2015, 05:08 am

While Apple has yet to release a major product made from Liquidmetal stock -- aside from a SIM ejector tool -- the company is still actively researching methods of producing large format amorphous alloy parts, suggesting the material could one day see use in a shipping device.


Google spawns new parent company, Alphabet, splits off side businesses into unique entities

08/10/2015, 06:08 pm

Google on Monday announced a major corporate restructuring, including the creation of a new parent company, Alphabet, under which Google will be just one of several subsidiaries.


MacKeeper to pay out $2M in proposed class action settlement

08/10/2015, 06:08 pm

The original developers of much maligned Mac security software MacKeeper have agreed to a $2 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over deceptive claims and false advertisement, with part of the sum set aside for customer refunds.


Spotify moving towards Premium-only music content amid label pressure, sources say

08/10/2015, 04:08 pm

Although it should continue to provide a free, ad-supported tier, Spotify is reportedly planning to limit some of its music content to Premium subscribers in reaction to pressure from record labels.


HTC shares continue freefall, market value falls below cash on hand

08/10/2015, 11:08 am

Taiwanese gadget maker HTC, once one of the biggest names in the smartphone market, is now considered essentially worthless by investors as its market value fell below its cash on hand during Monday trading.


This week on AppleInsider: Stock market jeopardy, 'iPhone 6s' press event, Apple Music numbers & more

08/08/2015, 04:08 am

This week was tougher for Apple than some others, with serious trouble on the stock market, but the company did make headlines with rumors about a September press event, and the first-ever official Apple Music numbers.


EU clears Apple and labels of colluding against free streaming music services, turns eye to App Store fees

08/07/2015, 08:08 pm

A European Commission inquiry found no evidence that Apple colluded with major record labels to impede free-to-stream services as part of the company's Apple Music business strategy, a report said Friday.


Recut television trailer shows more of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

08/07/2015, 08:08 am

A new one minute trailer for Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's upcoming "Steve Jobs" film has hit American airwaves, providing eager viewers with another glimpse of Michael Fassbender in his role as Apple's mercurial cofounder.


AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street downgrades, bogus Apple MVNO rumor, drones & favorite apps

08/07/2015, 08:08 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Wall Street Numbers, and analyze the fallout of a false rumor on an Apple wireless initiative. We also tackle drones, virtual reality, CarPlay, and detail some of our favorite apps for OS X and iOS.


Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.


Apple integrates online store with main website in major redesign

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday made a huge change to the way it handles online shopping by integrating the Online Apple Store with its main website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.


Apple invention looks to revive the mixtape, with a digital twist

08/06/2015, 05:08 am

In an era where on-demand streaming puts massive music libraries at your fingertips and sharing playlists takes but a few taps, receiving a personalized mix of tunes doesn't quite mean as much as it used to. But that could change if Apple employs its invention for "digital mixtape" gifting.


Steve Jobs to be focus of upcoming opera set to debut in 2017

08/05/2015, 05:08 pm

A U.S. opera company in Santa Fe on Wednesday announced plans for an upcoming production centering on Steve Jobs, adding to a growing number of books, movies and documentaries focusing on the life and times of the late Apple cofounder.


Graava camera edits its own footage using onboard sensors, Apple Watch and cloud processing

08/05/2015, 12:08 pm

Graava, a startup based out of Sunnyvale, Calif., on Tuesday announced a new action cam platform that processes motion sensor, GPS and Apple Watch heart rate data to intelligently edit down hours of footage.


Congressional Black Caucus asks Apple to release diversity report after meeting with Tim Cook

08/04/2015, 09:08 pm

California state representative Barbara Lee said Apple seems to be on the right track when it comes hiring black employees, but is nonetheless calling on it and other tech companies to release federal data regarding workplace diversity.


Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

08/04/2015, 06:08 pm

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.


Apple pays $138 million for 43-acre building plot in San Jose tech corridor

08/03/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple's seemingly insatiable appetite for Silicon Valley office space has reportedly led the company to acquire an undeveloped 43-acre site in San Jose, a deal worth $138 million that could add as much as 2.8 million square feet of space to Apple's inventory.