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Ultra rare Apple-1 computer could fetch up to $1M in auction

07/21/2016, 07:07 pm

Auction website CharityBuzz on Thursday announced the upcoming sale of an extremely rare Apple-1 computer dubbed "Celebration," so named because it is the only known unit still in existence to feature a pre-production circuit board.


Mozilla Firefox browser to block 'not essential' Adobe Flash content

07/21/2016, 12:07 pm

Blocking unnecessary Flash content loading in the Firefox browser will lead to improved battery life, faster web page loads, and greater user security, according to developer Mozilla. And the block starting in August is only the beginning.


Largest torrent site's owner arrested, Apple data crucial to investigators

07/21/2016, 11:07 am

An iTunes account and the associated Apple email address were keys to the investigation leading to a takedown of the head of the world's largest torrent aggregator.


Apple invention could lead to glasses-free 3D on mobile devices

07/21/2016, 09:07 am

An Apple patent application published early on Thursday could theoretically set the stage for iPhones and other devices with "autostereoscopic" displays, simulating 3D without the need for special glasses.


Indian PM's cabinet intervening to allow local Apple Stores - report

07/20/2016, 12:07 pm

Finally clearing out legal obstacles, the cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to approve an exemption enabling Apple's first retail stores in the country, a report said on Wednesday.


Apple brand power climbing, holds lead over all tech firms, survey finds

07/19/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple is standing fast for a second consecutive year as the fifth most powerful brand in the U.S. and the top ranked technology company, beating rivals Microsoft, Google and Sony.


New Apple invention would allow for complex, multi-axis haptic feedback

07/19/2016, 09:07 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday suggests interest in a haptic feedback motor that could vibrate in different directions, depending on a device's orientation.


Apple squashes FaceTime bug that facilitated eavesdropping on calls

07/18/2016, 08:07 pm

Apple in a pair of security updates for iOS and OS X on Monday addressed a FaceTime vulnerability that allows attackers to surreptitiously maintain audio connectivity in a seemingly terminated FaceTime call.


Apple issues third betas of iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 [updated]

07/18/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday provided developers with the third pre-release betas of three of its four upcoming platform updates, squashing bugs and addressing issues with iOS 10 and tvOS 10, as well as watchOS 3. A new macOS Sierra build, however, did not arrive.


Softbank to acquire Apple chip designing partner ARM for $32 billion

07/18/2016, 08:07 am

In a massive deal valued at $32 billion, Japanese company Softbank announced on Monday that it will acquire ARM Holdings, the company that designs specifications for low-power mobile processors, including the A-series chips found in Apple's iPhone and iPad.


Review: Atlas Wristband 2 makes some improvements, but not enough

07/17/2016, 02:07 am

Atlas' first Wristband was an ambitious but ultimately failed attempt to build a fitness tracker geared toward strength training, instead of just cardio-oriented activities like running and cycling. The second-generation model makes some modest improvements, but doesn't solve some of the fundamental complaints we had.


This week on AI: Pulling the curtain back on 'iPhone 7,' an Apple TV show, Pokemon GO & more

07/16/2016, 05:07 am

"iPhone 7" leaks returned with a vengeance this week, giving us what may be a near-final glimpse of the product. News didn't stop there however, with word about a TV series co-produced by Apple, a French research center, and of course the hype juggernaut that is Pokemon GO.


Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss goal of 1 billion device installs by 2018

07/15/2016, 03:07 pm

Microsoft won't meet its high ambitions of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by 2018, owing to the decision to scale back its Windows phone business, the company acknowledged on Friday.


AppleInsider podcast talks watchOS emergency calls, Campus 2 glass, 'iPhone 7' rumors

07/15/2016, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss iOS 10, watchOS 3 and emergency calling, as well as special glass made just for Campus 2, all the latest in iPhone 7 rumors, and Pokémon Go taking over the world.


Nest Cam Outdoor upgrades original Nest Cam with more rugged design

07/14/2016, 10:07 am

Google's Nest division on Thursday announced the Nest Cam Outdoor, a version of its app-connected Nest Cam upgraded to handle the specific demands of exterior security.


Supreme Court to hear Apple v. Samsung appeal on Oct. 11

07/13/2016, 10:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court released a schedule of its upcoming October term sessions on Wednesday, announcing it will hear Samsung's appeal of a contentious patent lawsuit involving Apple on Oct. 11.


Rumor: Apple latest bidder for Formula 1 race series

07/13/2016, 09:07 pm

According to rumors aired on Wednesday, Apple might be in the market to take ownership of embattled high-speed racing series Formula One as a means to increase automotive industry visibility ahead of "Apple Car."


Decision in EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deals expected in September or October

07/13/2016, 06:07 pm

Following a meeting with European Commission chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he expects the EU antitrust regulator to reach a decision in its investigation into Apple's Ireland tax agreements by September or October.


Inside Apple Campus 2 and its vast expanses of sedak glass

07/13/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's ambitious Campus 2 project makes extensive use of massive glass panels built by German fabricator sedak, specifically chosen to blur the lines between office space inside and serene landscapes outside, much the same way that the company's products seek to blur the line between hardware and software.


Open casting call begins for first original Apple TV series 'Planet of the Apps'

07/12/2016, 08:07 pm

Television production company Propagate on Tuesday announced the start of an open casting call for "Planet of the Apps," an original series about the app economy coproduced by Apple.