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Topic: General

First look: Using Steam Controller on Mac OS X

10/18/2015, 06:10 pm

When Valve announced they would be making a controller people went a little crazy. The firm spun up their PR magic machine in ways that could make Apple blush, positioning the controller as the grand finale in a three-part product push.


Video: more than half of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship Ring has topped out, just six months after it began rising

10/17/2015, 11:10 pm

Five of the nine building segments making up the "Spaceship" Ring in Apple's Campus 2 mega-project have reached their ceiling just six months after the initial dining hall structure reached its fifth floor back in March.


This week on AppleInsider: New iMacs, iWork updates, 'Magic' accessories & more

10/17/2015, 05:10 am

Apple this week made surprise announcements of new iMacs, Mac accessories and iWork updates, but also found itself in the spotlight for less enjoyable reasons, including lawsuits and problems with its online services.


Apple Stores show off 3D Touch on iPhone 6s with interactive LCD display tables

10/16/2015, 07:10 pm

To expose a wider audience to the new 3D Touch capabilities of iPhone 6s, Apple installed massive display tables outfitted with interactive screen surfaces at two flagship U.S. Apple Stores this week.


Wisconsin court orders Apple to pay $234M for WARF patent infringement

10/16/2015, 06:10 pm

A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday ruled Apple must pay $234 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the University of Wisconsin's patent licensing body


Following "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign, new billboards featuring Apple Watch, Apple Music target global audiences

10/16/2015, 06:10 pm

Over the past decade, Apple began using billboards to effectively advertise iPods, then iPhones and iPads. Its newest campaigns not only promote the latest Apple Watch hardware, but have also expanded to services with Apple Music.


AppleInsider podcast debates Force Touch, details new iMacs, analyzes Elon Musk on 'Apple Car'

10/16/2015, 08:10 am

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, Nate, Mikey, Dan and Neil talk about Apple's iMac refresh, debate the merits of Force and 3D Touch, and talk about Elon Musk's comments on Apple and the prospects of an car from the iPhone maker. We also dismiss iPhone 6s "chipgate," talk about successful Mac adoption at IBM, and give our thoughts on Microsoft's Surface Book and Band 2.


Microsoft woos Mac owners with $300 Windows 10 'Trade Up' promotion

10/16/2015, 02:10 am

Microsoft on Thursday debuted a limited-time, in-store incentive program offering customers in the market for a new (non-Surface) computer running Windows 10 up to $200 when they turn over an old PC, or up to $300 for a used MacBook or iMac.


Apple takes iWork for iCloud out of beta, adds features

10/15/2015, 06:10 pm

In conjunction with Thursday's iWork app updates for iOS and Mac, Apple has removed the beta tag previously adorning the icons of Pages, Numbers and Keynote in iCloud, while adding a number of new features like the ability to preview documents in mobile Safari and Android.


Apple updates iWork for iOS and OS X El Capitan with support for multitasking, 3D Touch, VoiceOver, more

10/15/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its iWork suite of apps for both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, bringing new hardware support for iPhone 6s and iPad, including 3D Touch, tablet multitasking options, keyboard shortcuts for wireless accessories and more.


Apple retail expert Gary Allen passes away at 67

10/15/2015, 12:10 pm

Gary Allen -- founder of the Apple retail blog ifoAppleStore, and a past contributor to AppleInsider -- died of brain cancer on Sunday. He was 67.


Patent on Velcro-like Liquidmetal fastener could be used to prevent Apple device tampering

10/15/2015, 11:10 am

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday illustrates a Velcro-like fastener concept, but using the amorphous alloy technology Apple picked up through a licensing deal with Liquidmetal.


First UAE Apple Stores to open on Oct. 29, Dubai location could be world's largest

10/15/2015, 07:10 am

Apple on Thursday announced an Oct. 29 opening date for the first two Apple Stores serving the United Arab Emirates, including a Dubai outlet expected to be the world's largest.


Apple extends restricted stock grant program to all employees

10/14/2015, 06:10 pm

In a letter to employees on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a new program that extends restricted stock unit grants to all staff members, a strategy normally employed to incentivize work performance.


Microsoft sells out of Surface Book launch stock, updates iOS Health app for Band 2

10/14/2015, 05:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday sold out of its initial launch stock for the Surface Book, and updated its Health app for iOS to support the Band 2 fitness tracker.


Intel profits drop in Q3 on weak PC market, alleviated by higher chip prices, server & IoT markets

10/14/2015, 11:10 am

Intel profits dropped 6.3 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, impacted by a diminished market for desktop and laptop PCs -- though the company was buoyed somewhat by things like higher selling prices for chips, and rising sales in the server market.


Suppliers Foxconn & ASE locked in fight to gain more orders from Apple

10/14/2015, 09:10 am

Key Apple suppliers Foxconn and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering are reportedly engaged in battle for control of a third company, Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), with the goal of obtaining more orders from Apple.


Apple to sponsor 2016 Met Gala, CDO Jony Ive to host as cochair

10/13/2015, 07:10 pm

In announcing the theme for next year's Met Gala, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday said Apple will sponsor both the event and accompanying exhibition that will explore the commingling of fashion and technology.


Apple found in infringement of University of Wisconsin CPU patent, faces $862M in damages

10/13/2015, 05:10 pm

A Wisconsin jury on Tuesday found Apple in infringement of computer processor patent owned by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, a ruling that could potentially lead to a damages payout of $862.4 million.


Adobe announces Dropbox PDF integration deal, updates to Acrobat DC & eSign platforms

10/13/2015, 01:10 pm

Adobe on Tuesday made a series of Document Cloud announcements, most significantly revealing a partnership with Dropbox that will improve PDF integration between the companies' products.