72 Hours left: Free AppleCare and the Lowest Prices of the Year on 13" MacBook Pros: Apple Price Guides updated July 27th

Topic: General

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, TV delays, HomeKit & more

06/06/2015, 03:06 am

This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.

11 comments

Apple to allow limited WWDC streaming at AltConf

06/05/2015, 08:06 pm

After threatening to pursue legal action against AltConf over plans to stream WWDC content at an unaffiliated conference, Apple on Friday agreed to grant limited access to keynote and Platforms State of the Union presentations.

11 comments

Apple reportedly horning in on corporate bond issues, bypassing asset management firms

06/05/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple is among an elite cadre of cash-rich tech companies buying up corporate debt as a way to grow their coffers without befalling U.S. repatriation taxes, a report said Friday.

58 comments

Apple boots contractor Skanska from Campus 2 project - report [u]

06/05/2015, 12:06 pm

Swedish contractor Skanska AB will reportedly not be allowed to continue working on Apple's multi-billion dollar "spaceship" campus once its current projects are completed, a move that could be related to rising costs and delays in construction.

36 comments

AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, Apple TV, HomeKit, Metaio & much more

06/05/2015, 11:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss Apple's acquisition of augmented reality company Metaio, our WWDC predictions, Apple TV, and Apple HomeKit. Shane and Neil have a word to say on what they wish for Apple TV, and we have a special interview with Joe Dada, CEO of HomeKit accessory maker Insteon.

6 comments

Inside Apple UK: Lavish London stores welcome Apple Watch buyers, but so far only to look

06/05/2015, 06:06 am

London -- one of the most expensive cities in the world -- has prime exposure to Apple Watch, both in high-end boutiques and in two of Apple's own most impressive retail flagship stores, among the 38 total stores in the United Kingdom. Actually buying the new device in those stores, however, remains frustratingly difficult, at least for now.

22 comments

Apple prohibits AltConf from streaming WWDC content

06/04/2015, 08:06 pm

It appears Apple is instituting tight control over WWDC content for 2015, as the company on Thursday threatened legal action against AltConf if it moved forward with plans to stream the yearly keynote and subsequent sessions to attendees at an offsite location.

29 comments

New charity auction offers chance to tour Apple HQ with Education VP John Couch

06/04/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple on Thursday launched another auction through Charitybuzz, offering the winner a chance to tour the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters with VP of Education John Couch.

7 comments

Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile US, could pose challenge to Apple TV service

06/04/2015, 09:06 am

Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like -- one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service.

35 comments

Jawbone UP fitness bands to return to Apple Store in June

06/04/2015, 05:06 am

After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets.

4 comments

Tidal gets Mac beta software, Google Drive for iOS switches to Material Design

06/03/2015, 04:06 pm

Music service Tidal on Wednesday announced beta Mac and Windows clients, as well as discounted student tiers, while Google updated the iOS version of Drive with Material Design and other improvements.

8 comments

What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, new Apple TV, more [u]

06/03/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple is gearing up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off with a keynote presentation next Monday where the company is expected to announce a number of new products, including the next generations of its iOS and OS X platforms, as well as an all-new Apple TV set-top box.

52 comments

Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available cross-platform via the Web

06/03/2015, 08:06 am

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.

37 comments

Apple's Cook speaks out against public, private data harvesting policies

06/02/2015, 06:06 pm

At the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered an impassioned speech about public and private sector data collection, emphasizing consumers need data privacy, strong security and the right to encryption.

108 comments

Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA surveillance powers

06/02/2015, 05:06 pm

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.

31 comments

New 'Batteriser' could help your Magic Mouse & Trackpad batteries run 8x longer

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

A small, steel-and-silicon sleeve designed to slip over standard alkaline batteries promises to let those disposable cells run up to eight times longer, saving consumers money and frustration.

58 comments

iCloud, iTunes again hit with global outages impacting important services [u]

06/02/2015, 12:06 pm

A Tuesday iCloud outage is preventing some people from accessing services like calendars or mail, or even logging into iCloud in the first place, according to numerous complaints on Twitter and received by AppleInsider.

51 comments

Liquidmetal concept could enable Apple to manufacture devices layer by layer

06/02/2015, 10:06 am

Making use of its ties with Liquidmetal Technologies, Apple on Tuesday won a U.S. patent on a way of manufacturing products layer-by-layer using bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys, also known as bulk metalic glasses.

14 comments

First wave of HomeKit devices from Insteon, Lutron, others drop ahead of WWDC

06/02/2015, 09:06 am

Just under one year after HomeKit was announced and less than a week before Apple's midsummer developers conference, the first devices certified for compatibility with the iPhone maker's new home automation framework have begun to hit shelves from companies like Insteon, Lutron, and iHome.

37 comments

Apple earphone invention detects multiple users, switches audio profiles to match

06/02/2015, 05:06 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's invention for an earphone cable capable of detecting when its being shared between multiple users, allowing each to hear a monophonic audio track or completely different songs.

12 comments