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Hacking group that targeted Apple, others reportedly operating independently for profit

07/08/2015, 06:07 pm

A hacking group that previously targeted Apple, Twitter and Facebook appears to be operating independently and for the explicit purpose of turning a profit on corporate secrets, according to a Symantec research paper released on Wednesday.


Apple pursuing close, 'day-to-day' oversight of Campus 2 construction

07/08/2015, 02:07 pm

Even with well-established plans for contractors, Apple is micromanaging the construction of its Campus 2 complex in Cupertino, a new report revealed on Wednesday.


Microsoft to axe 7,800 jobs from struggling mobile phone unit in new restructuring plan

07/08/2015, 10:07 am

A strategic shift at Microsoft could see as many as 7,800 former Nokia employees lose their jobs this year while the software behemoth absorbs a $7.6 billion write-down on its troubled handset business, the company announced on Wednesday.


US law enforcement officials to argue for encryption backdoors before Congress

07/08/2015, 09:07 am

Later on Wednesday, two key U.S. law enforcement officials will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to argue in support of backdoors in various consumer encryption platforms, a report said.


Judge tosses Smartflash's $533M victory against Apple, damages to be retried

07/08/2015, 08:07 am

Months after a Texas jury ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million to a product-less company that critics have dubbed a "patent troll," a judge has tossed out that decision, declaring that instructions given to the jury may have improperly affected the damage assessment.


Apple CEO Tim Cook joins roster of new trustees at Duke University

07/07/2015, 10:07 am

North Carolina's Duke University on Tuesday announced the addition of several new members to its Board of Trustees, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will help direct the school's educational and fiscal policies.


Samsung Electronics revenue slides 8.4% after mismanaged Galaxy S6 launch

07/07/2015, 09:07 am

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday released its second-quarter earnings estimates, calling for significant drops in revenue and profits based on what one report claimed was a gross miscalculation of demand for the Galaxy S6 versus the S6 Edge.


Apple Store at Queens Center in NYC to open on Saturday

07/07/2015, 08:07 am

Apple's highly anticipated retail store at the Queens Center shopping mall in New York City will open this Saturday, July 11, the company has revealed.


Apple patent adds magnetic drive actuation to UK-style folding pin USB adapter

07/07/2015, 05:07 am

Continuing a seemingly never ending quest for smaller form factor products, Apple engineers dreamed up a compact folding pin USB adapter design with the convenience of push-button magnetic actuation, as detailed in a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.


Apple's push into automotive spurs race to cash in on car-as-device gold rush

07/06/2015, 09:07 pm

Rumors of automotive product entries from Apple and Google are prompting carmakers to look beyond traditional toward revenue streams fueled by data, the first being a reported joint overture for Nokia's HERE mapping service worth billions of dollars.


Apple to reportedly debut co-designed third-party accessory packaging at Apple Stores next week

07/06/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple Stores will soon get a more uniform look as select third-party accessory makers adopt packaging co-designed by Apple, part of a larger transition toward a "premium feel" under retail chief Angela Ahrendts.


Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months

07/06/2015, 03:07 pm

A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase "demo unit" quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple's SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store's display computers to record a full-length album.


Google's Waze mapping service launches carpooling trial in Israel

07/06/2015, 10:07 am

As Apple looks to expand its Maps effort with public transit information, Google its taking its Waze service in a different direction, debuting a new ride sharing feature that is being tested in Israel.


GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone connectivity

07/06/2015, 10:07 am

GoPro on Monday announced a new $400 action camera, the Hero4 Session, a cube-shaped device said to be half as big and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 models, while still offering many of the same features including wireless connectivity to Apple's iPhone.


Worries about sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 temper investor expectations ahead of earnings

07/06/2015, 09:07 am

Korean investors have begun to back off their formerly hopeful predictions that Samsung's updated flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone could mitigate the conglomerate's recent financial freefall, thanks to seemingly lackluster sales of the new handsets.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, Beats 1, new iPods, car plans & more

07/04/2015, 05:07 am

The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.


AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Music & the iPhone's 8th birthday, plus listener questions

07/03/2015, 08:07 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the Apple Music launch, Beats 1 going live, and leaked new iPod colors. Shane and Neil have a word to say on cloud services and the small storage of the entry-level iPhone, and we briefly reminisce about our first iPhones from 8 years ago.


New video showcases Apple's participation in 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade

07/02/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple on Thursday posted a video depicting its participation in the 2015 edition of the San Francisco Pride Parade, which celebrates support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.


Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos

07/02/2015, 04:07 am

In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo.


Apple officially recognizes Jony Ive's promotion, adds VP of design bios to leadership webpage

07/01/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.