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Coin 2.0 credit card replacement announced with NFC tap-to-pay, free for existing Coin users

08/26/2015, 12:08 pm

Just after the Coin credit card replacement began shipping to early adopters, the company has announced a new next-generation model with a number of changes, including support for NFC tap-to-pay functionality, available for preorder now, and as a free upgrade for existing users.


Former TSMC engineer gave secret process technology to Samsung, court rules

08/26/2015, 12:08 pm

An engineer who left chipmaker TSMC for a new job at rival Samsung's foundry division illegally passed trade secrets to the South Korean firm, Taiwan's Supreme Court said in a Wednesday ruling.


Apple's Cook awarded $58M worth of AAPL stock for meeting performance goals, sells none

08/25/2015, 10:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday acquired 560,000 vested restricted stock units, split evenly between time- and performance-based awards, worth nearly $58 million, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.


Apple redesigns Workshops scheduling system in minor website update

08/25/2015, 09:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a small change to its newly integrated website, allowing customers to easily browse and schedule Workshop appointments with in-store staff at participating brick-and-mortar stores.


German court rules against Apple 'swipe-to-unlock' patent protection

08/25/2015, 05:08 pm

Judges in a top German court ruled against Apple's European "swipe-to-unlock" patent on Tuesday, stating that it didn't meet high enough standards to secure patent protection.


Google reopens Map Maker with new safeguards to block controversial edits

08/25/2015, 04:08 pm

Google on Tuesday reopened Map Maker access in 45 more countries, including the U.S., with a new moderation system designed to prevent a repeat of the offensive Google Maps edits that forced it to disable the system in May.


Apple, Best Buy alliance grows with more Apple Watch locations, expanded in-store service

08/25/2015, 12:08 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of its partnership with Apple, a move that will include hundreds of new Apple Watch points of sale as well as a larger Apple presence in Best Buy stores.


Philips adds new wireless dimmer to Hue lighting range

08/25/2015, 09:08 am

Fans of Philips's popular Hue programmable LED lights now have a more tactile way to control the bulbs' brightness with the announcement of the new Hue wireless dimming kit.


Rumor: Apple might rent out new San Francisco space for iPhone event

08/24/2015, 07:08 pm

Piecing together clues about a "mysterious" week-long trade show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a report on Monday suggests Apple might have rented out the massive space for its annual iPhone event.


Apple Stores may end 'One to One' training sessions in near future, report claims

08/24/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple is on the verge of phasing out its "One to One" training sessions for Apple Store customers, aiming to direct people into free, open workshops instead, a report said on Monday.


Apple's Tim Cook to talk enterprise at BoxWorks cloud storage conference on Sept. 29

08/24/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on stage for a "fireside" conversation during next month's BoxWorks conference, Box CEO Aaron Levie announced on Monday.


Apple suppliers Sharp, Foxconn in talks for LCD partnership - report

08/24/2015, 12:08 pm

Japanese supplier Sharp is negotiating with Hon Hai Precision Industry -- better known as Foxconn -- on a deal that would see the former spin off its display panel business to create a new joint venture, according to a Monday report.


Apple CEO Tim Cook talks ConnectED education program on Good Morning America

08/24/2015, 09:08 am

Apple chief Tim Cook made a brief appearance on ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, discussing the company's participation in the White House's ConnectED educational program.


Tools for digital nomads: OneAdaptr Twist Plus and Nimbus USB LED lamp reviews

08/23/2015, 03:08 pm

As an increasing number of knowledge workers turn to lives of perpetual travel, companies have begun to respond to the shifting market with new products designed specifically for them. AppleInsider took a look at two of these: OneAdaptr's Twist Plus and Nimbus's USB LED lamp.


This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' dates, Apple Music numbers, Apple down under & more

08/22/2015, 05:08 am

With the summer coming to a close, news also seemed to pick up this week -- encompassing some large legal and financial developments for Apple, and all but spelling out plans to launch new iPhones next month.


Apple's Dr. Dre apologizes for past abuse of women, says he's a changed man

08/21/2015, 01:08 pm

Newfound attention to crimes committed by Dr. Dre 25 years ago have led both the entrepreneur and Apple to issue statements, in which the Beats cofounder said he is sorry for committing violence against women when he was younger.


Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

08/21/2015, 12:08 pm

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.


Daimler CEO leaves door open to 'different types' of partnerships with Apple, Google

08/21/2015, 10:08 am

Daimler is open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google, with the understanding their technology could be essential to future cars, Daimler's CEO said in a magazine interview published on Friday.


AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car' testing, games on Apple TV, Force Touch and more

08/21/2015, 08:08 am

Get all caught up on the latest "Apple Car," Apple TV, and "iPhone 6s" rumors on this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast. Mikey also shares his experiences with the HomeKit-connected iHome smart plug, Neil gives his impressions of a unique new tethered drone, and Shane extolls the potential of Force Touch input.


Dubai Apple Store opening pushed back to at least October, report claims

08/20/2015, 04:08 pm

The launch of a Dubai Apple Store -- the company's first in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, outside of Turkey -- is being delayed by at least a month, a report said on Thursday.