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Activision to buy 'Candy Crush' developer King Digital for $5.9B

11/03/2015, 12:11 am

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard late Monday announced an agreement to purchase all outstanding shares of Candy Crush Saga developer King Digital Entertainment in a deal worth $5.9 billion.


Personal Pickup coming soon to international Apple Stores, report says

11/02/2015, 04:11 pm

Apple might be on the verge of expanding Personal Pickup to a number of countries outside the U.S., finally allowing people in those regions to shop online but claim their purchases at a local Apple Store.


Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to speak at Bloomberg Year Ahead Summit next week

11/02/2015, 01:11 pm

Apple's senior VP of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, will be a centerpiece speaker at next week's Year Ahead Summit hosted by Bloomberg, according to an official announcement.


The Guardian trots out notorious Mike Daisey to speculate about how Apple could be doomed

11/02/2015, 02:11 am

A British newspaper has published a meandering, conspiracy-chasing fantasy piece written by discredited theater-journalist Mike Daisey... in its technology section.


Review: Logitech's Z533 computer speakers deliver bang for the buck

11/01/2015, 05:11 am

Logitech's 2.1-channel Z533 speaker system may not be the pinnacle of home audio, but it more than gets the job done at a very reasonable price.


This week on AppleInsider: Q4 triumph, Apple TV launch, legal fights & more

10/31/2015, 05:10 am

The last week of October was (relatively) upbeat for Apple, with blockbuster quarterly results, the launch of a redesigned Apple TV, and plans to bring Apple Pay to new countries.


Apple throws support behind Houston equal rights initiative

10/30/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Friday issued a statement in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, also known as Proposition 1 or HERO, a ballot item that seeks to end multiple forms of discrimination in the Texas city.


Apple opens cryptographic libraries to developers in bid to encourage more security

10/30/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple has opened its Security Framework and Common Crypto libraries to developers, hoping to foster tighter levels of security in third-party apps.


AppleInsider podcast talks AAPL earnings, Android switchers, iPad sales, Apple TV, Steve Jobs & more

10/30/2015, 08:10 am

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, Neil, Mikey, and Victor discuss Apple's earnings call, Apple TV, and Nvidia deep learning artificial intelligence. Neil has tips about Wi-Fi Assist in iOS 9, and we talk about Aaron Sorkin's "Steve Jobs" and its low-performing box office numbers.


Apple's secrecy hampering AI development, report says

10/29/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple's intense levels of secrecy are preventing the company from making real leaps in the quality of its artificial intelligence, a report said on Thursday.


Apple asks US Supreme Court to toss ruling upholding e-book antitrust verdict

10/29/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower appeals court ruling from June, which upheld a judgment that Apple violated antitrust laws in its 2010 e-book dealings with publishers.


Appeals court refuses immediate ban on NSA metadata collection, allows phase-out to continue

10/29/2015, 12:10 pm

The National Security Agency's collection of phone metadata will be allowed to continue during the 180-day wind-down period authorized by Congress in June, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday.


Grammy winning singer Adele's talent agency pitches Apple on $30M tour sponsorship

10/29/2015, 11:10 am

The agency representing British singer Adele, William Morris Endeavor, is repotedly pitching Apple on a $30 million tour sponsorship deal, although it may be contingent on Apple Stores stocking physical copies of Adele's latest album.


Apple Music & U2 partner on virtual reality music video 'Song for Someone'

10/29/2015, 10:10 am

Under the Apple Music banner, Apple and favored musical partner U2 have joined together on a virtual reality music video for the band's "Song for Someone."


Apple R&D spending hit $8.1B in 2015, suggests continued work on massive project

10/28/2015, 07:10 pm

Apple in an SEC filing on Wednesday reported fiscal 2015 research and development expenditures topping $8 billion, illustrating the company's continued efforts toward new avenues of growth beyond the current iOS, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV platforms.


Apple's Phil Schiller & John Ternus talk design, secrecy & 'spaceship' Campus 2

10/28/2015, 10:10 am

In a rare interview, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and VP of Mac and iPad engineering John Ternus discussed subjects like the intense collaboration behind products like the MacBook, why Apple refuses to name most suppliers, and the flow philosophy behind the company's upcoming "spaceship" campus.


Controversial cybersecurity bill passed with resounding Senate support

10/27/2015, 09:10 pm

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act cleared the U.S. Senate floor on Tuesday with a 74 to 21 vote in support, moving the controversial bill critics contend will grant the government unfettered access to private data one step closer to the president's desk.


Apple's enterprise business ballooned 40% to reach $25B in fiscal 2015

10/27/2015, 07:10 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said the company's enterprise operations hit a high-water mark of $25 billion over the past 12 months, up 40 percent compared to last year.


Apple offers sneak peeks at first UAE stores, Dubai location will not be world's largest

10/27/2015, 09:10 am

This week, Apple's first two stores in the United Arab Emirates will open their doors to the public, but first looks at the new retail outlets reveal the Dubai store won't be nearly as large as some rumors had speculated.


Court orders Apple must pay WARF $234M for infringing CPU patent

10/27/2015, 05:10 am

A Wisconsin federal court judge ruled in favor of a recent jury decision that has Apple on the hook for $234.3 million in damages award for infringing on a computer processor patent asserted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.