Apple speculation and gossip.
Viber is now selling international long distance. The latest version of its iPhone and Android apps will connect calls to outside landline and mobile phone numbers.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 7:55 pm
Coursera has finally released an app for iPhone, bringing MOOCs to mobile.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 6:06 pm
With just 5GB of free storage, Amazon(s amzn) might not be the best place for iOS users to store data, but it has become a better place than before to keep photos and videos. The latest iteration of the app, version 2.0, adds automatic backup to iPhones, iPads and iPod […]
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 4:03 pm
Apple has been awarded a patent for a new, more efficient way to manufacture curved touch displays.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 2:16 pm
Apple is complaining about a court monitor's aggressive antitrust tactics. It turns out the company has a point -- and a federal judge is over-stepping her authority, according to an antitrust expert.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 1:09 pm
Do you know about Apple’s “12 Days of Digital Gifts” campaign? American users have been left out of Cupertino’s annual free gift app until now, as it has only been available within select countries. But 9to5Mac reports that this year, the U.S. has been brought in […]
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 1:02 pm
In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week's "Hour of Code," Codecademy has released its very first mobile app.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 7:00 pm
Prepaid mobile operators Straight Talk and Net10 will start selling the iPhone 5s and 5c at Walmart stores starting Dec. 13. Customers will have to pay sticker price for the devices ($549 to $649 for the 16 GB versions, though financing options are available), but they […]
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 5:23 pm
Apple's iBeacon isn't the only game in town when it comes to Bluetooth Smart proximity devices for retailers. Qualcomm's Gimbal Proximity Sensor is now available, supporting iOS today and Android in the future. Get ready for a hyper-personal in-store shopping experience.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 5:02 pm
Your mornings are about to get a lot more pleasant, thanks to a Pandora update that can wake you up to your station of choice.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 5:00 pm
In job listing website Glassdoor.com's annual "Best Places to Work 2014" list, reviews from Apple employees put the Cupertino company at No. 35, down one spot from last year's finish.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 5:42 am
On Dec. 14, a newly expanded San Francisco Apple Store in Stonestown will reopen to the public, while on the other side of the world, a new location will have its grand opening in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 1:19 am
Samsung has always been cagy about releasing data on the devices it sells, but it just provided a new clue that indicates "phablet" models are not nearly as popular as is commonly believed, again explaining why Apple hasn't been in a rush to sell a big screen iPhone.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 10:51 pm
Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Tuesday released a new version of its mobile app, bringing support for photos in direct messages, a revamped user interface and enhanced notifications.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 10:24 pm
Apple has improved its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, with the iOS 7 update for iPhone and iPad, though Siri's chief competition, Google Now, has improved enough to be on par, new tests have concluded.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 5:19 pm
Michael Pallad, formerly senior vice president of National & Network Sales at radio conglomerate Cumulus Media, has begun work at Apple as the head of iTunes Radio's international advertising sales force, according to a new report.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 4:43 pm
Popular user-to-user service marketplace Fiverr made their first move from the desktop to mobile devices on Tuesday with the launch of their new iPhone app, allowing customers to order gigs on the go.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 3:23 pm
Apple's online store was updated on Tuesday to reflect 24-hour shipping times for all capacities and colors for carrier-locked versions of the iPhone 5s in the U.S., though customers looking to buy an unlocked and unsubsidized handset must still wait a few days.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 1:17 pm
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent that describes a method for efficiently manufacturing curved touch surfaces, suggesting the company may be experimenting with curved iOS device displays.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 9:38 am
As it has done for a few years now, Apple on Monday released its annual holiday season giveaway app in the iOS App Store, but this year U.S. customers are being included in the promotion as well.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 3:28 am
Payments company Square on Monday unveiled a new, slimmer credit card reader designed by a team lead by former Apple engineer and current Square VP of Hardware Jesse Dorogusker.
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 2:37 am
Not much has been heard of former iOS head Scott Forstall since he was fired from Apple in 2012, but a report published on Monday claims to shed some light on the ousted executive's activities over the past year.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 11:18 pm
Popular Internet radio service Pandora has updated their iOS app with a new iOS 7-style design and an alarm clock feature, while Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app has gone universal with support for Apple's iPad and iPad mini.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 9:51 pm
Nationwide contract-free wireless carriers Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless will begin offering Apple's flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c at Walmart stores on Dec. 13.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 5:01 pm
Apple this week will participate in a worldwide campaign from Code.org, offering children and teenagers a one-hour introduction to computer science class at its retail locations throughout the U.S.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 4:02 pm
Apple and a consortium of other tech industry giants have signed their names to an open letter addressed to President Obama and members of Congress, calling for substantial reforms to the regulation and oversight of surveillance performed by agencies like the NSA.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 3:10 pm
Apple appears to have completely caught up with consumer demand for its flagship iPhone 5s, with a new survey of the company's retail stores finding all models completely in stock at all locations.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 1:28 pm
China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world, will begin accepting preorders for Apple's iPhone this Thursday ahead of a formal launch later this month, according to a new report.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 1:10 pm
Development studio FiftyThree takes a bold step into the hardware game with its Bluetooth-enabled stylus designed to be a companion tool for the company's popular drawing app Paper.
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 7:31 am
While cyber week sales on Apple products have wound down from the steep discount levels seen this time last week, a new batch Ivy-Bridge MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro Retinas are in the process of being restocked at one of the company's largest resellers and are being offered to AppleInsider readers at the lowest prices anywhere.
Posted on 8 December 2013 | 12:34 pm
Apple late Friday updated its website landing page with a tribute to late South African President and anti-apartheid advocate Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.
Posted on 7 December 2013 | 4:50 am
According to a report from mobile analytics firm Flurry, mobile device users logged 1.3 billion app sessions over Thanksgiving weekend, a 68 percent increase from last year, with photo, video and music apps accounting for half of all usage.
Posted on 7 December 2013 | 3:01 am
China Mobile denies inking a deal with Apple, throwing cold water on reports claiming the two companies finally reached a partnership agreement that would see the iPhone offered to carrier's 740 million subscribers.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:34 pm
Ahead of this month's debut of the revamped Mac Pro desktop, which can drive up to three 4K displays, Apple is selling a new 4K "Ultra HD" 32-inch LED IGZO monitor from manufacturer Sharp in its online store.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:08 pm
Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show the use of iBeacons remains limited at launch, suggesting bigger things are yet to come.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 8:10 pm
Apple on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking to recover nearly $16 million of its $60 million in attorneys' fees related to the company's long-running patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 7:22 pm
iPad trade-ins through Gazelle grew a whopping 175 percent over Black Friday weekend as presumed upgraders sought cash for their older models, supporting Apple's belief that the iPad will be the hottest holiday gift this year.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 6:05 pm
A pair of forthcoming iPhone accessories have been revealed, as purported images of a new Made for iPhone game controller --?this time from major gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer --?have hit the internet, while Typo, a new iPhone keyboard case, has emerged with a unique backer: entertainer Ryan Seacrest.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 5:15 pm
A new opinion piece lambasts Judge Denise Cote, the federal judge in charge of the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple, for being "abusive" and "shredding the separation of constitutional powers" by appointing and granting broad authority to antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 2:39 pm
Apple on Friday will launch its iBeacon wireless short-range technology at all 254 retail stores the company owns across the U.S., helping customers to shop for new items, or pick up an order they've already placed.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 1:19 pm
In a sign that Apple's supply chain is finally catching up with demand, the company on Thursday updated its online storefront to reflect a change in iPhone 5s ship times, with all models save for the SIM-free version available to go out in one to three days.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 7:18 am
In a change to its developer website on Thursday, Apple notes the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system has hit a 74 percent adoption rate as of Dec. 1, a huge share compared to the 22 percent seen by iOS 6.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 11:51 pm
In its monthly smartphone survey for the three months ending in October, comScore found Apple adding to its dominant U.S. smartphone market lead with over 40 percent of all subscribers, while Samsung surpassed the 25 percent mark.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 10:26 pm
A retrospective on the "Rise and Fall of Blackberry," which portrayed the company's product alongside other historical artifacts (including the magazine itself), outlines a number of mistakes the company made including the dismissal of a "brand ambassador" offer made by teen idol Justin Bieber.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 9:57 pm
While the iPhone will be the immediate beneficiary of an anticipated deal between Apple and China Mobile, the agreement also makes it more likely that compatible versions of Apple's iPad lineup will make their way to the world's largest carrier in the near future, further boosting sales.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 8:57 pm
A pair of interesting new Kickstarter projects may allow for more versatile uses of Apple's iPhone, with a product for campers that provides electricity-generating campsite cookery, and a strap-on iPhone ring flash to improve low-light photos and video recordings.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 7:42 pm
Apple's realistic -- and historically conservative -- guidance provided to investors likely does not include projected revenue from the company's anticipated impending launch of the iPhone on China Mobile, suggesting to one analyst that shares of AAPL have great upside potential.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 5:10 pm
Wireless customers who bring their own device, buy a handset without a subsidy, or have their current contract expire will see their monthly data share bill drop by an average of $15 per month, AT&T announced on Thursday.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 1:16 pm
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a full-function "smart dock" that continually listens for cues to activate and communicate with the voice recognition functions of docked devices, like the iPhone and iPad.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 11:02 am
Apple's acquisition of tweet analytics firm Topsy is suggested to have all kinds of potential applications for the company, but in particular indicates both its closer embrace of social networking and its need for tools to glean meaningful value from the increasing mountains of data available to it.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 10:48 am
President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the Secret Service does not allow him to use Apple's iPhone for security reasons, explaining why the leader of the free world still carries around a BlackBerry from 2007.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 2:55 am
A report on Wednesday claims Apple and China Mobile have finally inked a deal to sell the popular iPhone on the world's largest wireless network, with devices supposedly heading out to customers later in December.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 1:54 am
For the first time ever, more people have Mac desktops on their holiday wish lists than those made by Dell, according to one analytics firm that also has Apple leading in tablets and streaming set-top boxes.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 12:44 am
Apple on Wednesday announced its "Holiday Cheer" Christmas playlist in the Apple Store app, inviting users to download eight holiday classics for free from the iTunes Store.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 9:52 pm
Billionaire investor and financial activist Carl Icahn has filed a shareholder proposal with Apple, seeking support for spending even more of the company's cash reserves on its own shares.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 8:54 pm
Apple's latest plans for its new Union Square retail store in San Francisco involve a redesigned plaza lined with trees and a waterfall.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 8:35 pm
Google on Wednesday updated its official "Wallet" application for Apple's iOS, giving users the ability to add a credit card to the service by simply taking a picture of their card.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 8:34 pm
Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 6:57 pm
The USB Implementers Forum on Wednesday announced that the USB 3.1 specification will bring with it a new style of connector that can be plugged in in any orientation and will support future USB technologies like USB Power Delivery, high-speed data transfer, and video-over-USB.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 6:52 pm
New data suggests Apple saw huge sales of the iPad Air and iPhone 5c from Black Friday sales, with an analytics firm seeing a massive growth spike for both devices over the holiday shopping weekend.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 3:55 pm
You may find it startling!
Posted on 21 March 2013 | 5:43 pm
An iconic Apple employee makes a move.
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Posted on 12 January 2012 | 3:19 pm
Predictions for 2012
Posted on 7 January 2012 | 4:00 pm
Posted on 24 December 2011 | 4:11 pm
Posted on 6 October 2011 | 2:12 pm
Let's take a look at Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO.
Posted on 25 August 2011 | 12:49 am
Stanley Yankeeball, a photo by gruber on Flickr. Photo by Adam Lisagor. T-shirt by Scott Jackson. Concept by John Moltz. Gruber’s haircut by Supercuts.
Posted on 24 June 2011 | 4:35 am
OMG, so sweet!
Posted on 21 April 2011 | 4:39 am