Apple Rumors

Apple speculation and gossip.

Google is finally taking advantage of a key iOS 8 feature that, ironically, works similarly in Android. After updating Google+ for iOS to version 4.8.0, you’ll have the option to add Google+ in the sharing menu; Android supports the same type of third-party app sharing by […]

Google+ for iOS gains easy sharing, higher res for bigger iPhones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 4:43 pm

Now that I have an Android Wear watch that can keep up with my daily running, I’ve been on the lookout for a solid set of Bluetooth headphones. I typically run while listening to music and my Sony Smartwatch 3 — as well as all other […]

BackBeat Fit wireless headphones: Made for exercising to music originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:00 pm

With smartphones like the iPhone replacing point and shoot cameras, taking the best photos possible on a device that was not originally designed to be just a camera can have its challenges.

These iOS tips will help you take better iPhone photos originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 5:00 pm

McDonald’s was one of the first retail locations I used for Google Wallet back in 2011, so it’s not surprising to me that the fast-food retailer is among the early adopters for beacon technology. A news release from Piper on Thursday notes that it worked with […]

Hold the beacon: McDonald’s tests wireless offers near stores originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:43 pm

The software tool that was used to exfiltrate many of the photos that comprised the infamous iCloud celebrity nude dump of 2014 has received a big update. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker now supports the two-factor authentication process that Apple added as a result of the iCloud hacks.

The software that helped hack the iCloud nudes got a scary update originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:43 pm

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor already securely unlocks iPhones and iPads. Can it be any more secure though? Yes, based on a patent application submitted by Apple in June, 2013 and spotted Thursday by AppleInsider. There’s no guarantee will implement what it describes in the patent, but […]

Patent request shows Touch ID could learn a few new unlock tricks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:38 pm

Although Apple announced it in October, it’s now reminding developers that new iOS apps must include 64-bit support by February 1, 2015. In addition to the new app requirement, all app updates must also be 64-bit compatible by June 1, 2015, according to the email that Apple sent to […]

Apple outlines 64-bit support deadlines for new, updated iOS apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 8:06 pm

When does a software keyboard become more than just a set of letters and numbers? When it gets extended for new and improved uses. And that’s exactly what Fleksy is getting through the addition of extensions: Options to become what the company calls the “hub of all your input […]

Fleksy keyboard expands its uses with new extensions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 2:36 pm

Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most of the software that makes that possible transfers data over Wi-Fi — introducing lag and inconsistency. A new app called Duet Display will turn your iPad into […]

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 11:19 pm

If you head to Apple’s Russian-language online store right now, you’ll find that it’s not up — and Apple’s providing the usual “We’re busy updating the Apple store” message. But Apple’s not adding new products or working behind the scenes. As first reported by Bloomberg, Apple has […]

Apple shuts down its Russian web store due to ruble instability originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 7:40 pm

On Tuesday, a jury of eight decided in a class action suit argued in California that Apple is not guilty of harming consumers, bringing the nearly decade-old suit to a conclusion.

Jury finds Apple didn’t harm consumers by adding DRM to iTunes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 6:37 pm

Red/Green, an iOS app that launches today, is looking to simplify telling your friends that you're down to hang out into a simple binary. You set your status to green if you want to chill, and red when you're busy.

This app wants to end texts that just say “what are you up to” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 4:00 pm

Apple's role in the GT Advanced bankruptcy saga appears to be over.

Apple spends $50 million to end its sapphire saga originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 3:16 pm

Even though in-store retail transactions for Apple Pay are only available for two handsets and rolled out in the past two months, Apple’s digital wallet is building momentum quickly. The company told the New York Times that its Apple Pay service now works with bank cards accounting […]

That was quick: Apple Pay works with 90% of most-used bank cards originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 2:46 pm

In a new twist in the long running antitrust case against Apple, an appeals court on Monday cast doubt on the Justice Department’s theory that the company brokered an illegal conspiracy among book publishers, and asked instead why the government’s focus has not been on Amazon. The 90-minute hearing, […]

Judges question Apple ebook verdict and Amazon’s role originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 15 December 2014 | 8:45 pm

While there have been minor updates over the years, the hardware side of the Apple TV has remained basically the same. Compared to other streaming media players, is the Apple TV still a good gift idea.

How Airplay makes Apple TV a great gift idea for Mac and iOS fans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 13 December 2014 | 5:00 pm

Samsung is now producing the A9 chip for Apple in Austin, Texas, Korea IT News reported on Friday. The outlet says the A9 chip will use a 14 nanometer FinFET process and should greatly help Samsung’s semiconductor division, which has lost some of Apple’s chip business in […]

Chips for next year’s iPhone reportedly being produced now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 12 December 2014 | 4:09 pm

Earlier this week, a key feature of Transmit for iOS was deemed by Apple to violate its terms of service. So Panic, makers of the file transfer app, actually had to remove the “send files” function, a pretty important part of any file transfer software. Luckily, […]

Don’t Panic: Apple reverses stance on iCloud Drive in Transmit originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 7:00 pm

Ford is replacing the much-reviled MyFord Touch with a new infotainment system based on Sync AppLink, its more successful in-dash connected car platform. The new system will be called Sync 3, and it will start rolling off lots in model year 2015 Fords and Lincolns and […]

Ford axes MyFord Touch, replacing it with a new in-dash system originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 4:30 pm

On Thursday, Sweden’s biggest internet service provider, Telia, said that its network had suffered an attack earlier this week from hackers who were apparently trying to target a gaming company. Reports suggest the target was Electronic Arts (EA), which runs some Battlefield services out of the […]

Gaming service hack attack whacks thousands of Swedish bystanders originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 3:22 pm

In its continued effort to attract users for its apps and services, Microsoft released six of its MSN apps for Android and iOS devices on Thursday. Previously, the titles were specific to Windows and Windows Phone but this year, Microsoft broadened its approach of rolling out numerous apps […]

Microsoft’s MSN apps make the move over to Android and iOS originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 3:04 pm

Purchase a beverage or snack on a United flight next year and you probably won’t see that bulky credit card terminal that never seems to print receipts properly. That’s because the airline announced on Wednesday it is buying 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus handsets for flight attendants […]

United buying 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus phones for flight attendants originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 9:47 pm

On Wednesday, the IBM and Apple announced the first products produced by their corporate mindmeld. Called IBM MobileFirst for iOS, the apps will be deployed at companies including Citi, Sprint, and Air Canada.

IBM launches the first enterprise apps it cooked up with Apple originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 2:45 pm

An ice dancer from Massachusetts who claims that Apple policies obstructed her access to her favorite music is set to become the new lead plaintiff in an ongoing saga over iPods. As Bloomberg reports, 65-year-old Barbara Ragan Bennett volunteered for duty after the previous plaintiffs were disqualified: “[Bennett] said that after […]

Ice dancer may be new face of Apple iPod trial originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 10 December 2014 | 2:26 pm

What a nice holiday gift for Bose: The company’s speakers and headphones are going back on Apple Store shelves says 9to5 Mac. Back in October, Bose products were pulled from Apple’s retail locations, about a week after Bose and Apple settled a lawsuit revolving around noise […]

Rewind and replay: Bose products returning to Apple Stores originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 9 December 2014 | 6:37 pm

Lawyers in California are beating the bushes to find someone who bought an iPod between 2006 and 2009, after a judge disqualified their remaining plaintiff in a class action suit and gave the lawyers until Tuesday to rustle up someone suitable. The decade-old case turns on the fact that iPods […]

Apple knocks out another plaintiff in iPod case, lawyers scramble originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 9 December 2014 | 2:47 pm

Like many other iOS app developers, the folks at Panic were excited by the more open approach in Apple’s iOS 8 software, allowing for more app-to-app communication, extensions and other useful features. That’s why in September, the Panic team noted they were bringing Transmit, a powerful […]

Why Panic’s Transmit for iOS lost a key “send files” feature originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 8 December 2014 | 9:45 pm

Apple has officially announced its picks for the best apps and media from the iTunes store in 2014.

Apple names its picks for the best iPhone and iPad apps of 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 8 December 2014 | 2:41 pm

I’m a voracious reader. On average I read about 50–60 books a year (and that number may be conservative). Up until I got my iPad I had a library room in my home overflowing with books. Shortly after I got my iPad I stopped buying paper […]

Why my Kindle is still part of my mobile reading originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 December 2014 | 6:30 pm

Apple has had an on again off again strategy when it comes to providing customers traditional access to online storage. The question is did they finally get it right this time with iCloud Drive.

Is now a good time to switch to Apple’s iCloud Drive? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 6 December 2014 | 5:00 pm

Back in October, Apple debuted the iPad Air 2. I’ve been using a loaner model from the company for the past several weeks and I’ll share more on it in a future post. I can already say, however, that I won’t be upgrading from the iPad Air […]

Until apps improve more, maybe Apple doesn’t need a new iPad each year originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 5 December 2014 | 8:39 pm

Songs on iPods not purchased through Apple mysteriously disappeared on some devices, say consumer advocate lawyers in the current suit against the company. The plaintiffs are looking for Apple to pay $350 million for damages in the suit — which was actually filed years ago — […]

Lawyers say iPods deleted songs not purchased from Apple originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 4 December 2014 | 2:30 pm

Now that third-party browsers can take full advantage of the Nitro JavaScript engine in iOS 8, Mozilla is taking the plunge to build Firefox for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

With a more open iOS 8, Firefox is coming as a new browser option originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 3 December 2014 | 2:20 pm

Although iOS 8.1 is just six weeks old, once you upgrade, you're going to be using iOS 8.1.1 as Apple has closed signing of the older software version. Why might that be? iOS adoption rates and Apple Pay may have something to do with it.

Hope you like iOS 8.1.1, because there’s no going back originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 December 2014 | 1:59 pm

Per usual Android handsets will dominate the smartphone market, according to IDC, accounting for more than one billion, or 82 percent, of those shipments.

IDC: 1.3B smartphones will ship in 2014 but growth will slow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 1 December 2014 | 6:12 pm

The inclusion of two radios that no other Android Wear watch makes one particular model compelling to me. I'll give up heart rate tracking but will be able to use the watch without a phone as needed.

I finally bought an Android Wear watch. Here’s which one and why originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 1 December 2014 | 3:51 pm

After months of hearing reports that Apple is working on a 12.2-inch iPad, a drawing of the device has appeared online. And it looks like a bigger version of today's iPads with one noticeable twist: Four speaker grilles.

iPad Pro schematic shows off an unsurprisingly big iPad originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 1 December 2014 | 2:37 pm

Plague is weird, it's a bit scary, but it's also an utterly fascinating networking concept. It uses the virus not just as a metaphor but as the underlying model for spreading information between devices.

Meet Plague: An app plumbing the depths of viral networking originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:12 pm

Apple iPad sales are already slowing and now that Apple has large screened iPhones, they could slow more. Pocket analyzed more than 2 million user data points since the new iPhones arrived and found that app usage is shifting away from the iPad.

iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners using iPads less, Pocket’s data suggests originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 4:18 pm

It is striking that Apple, for all the rave reviews it gets on its gadgetry and OS, is still a laggard when it comes to cloud and related services.

One reason Apple’s cloud stinks: it’s an organizational orphan originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:14 pm

With bigger phones, Apple is likely to smash its quarterly iPhone sales records. One analyst with a good track record suggests 71 million iPhones for Apple's first fiscal quarter and nearly 50 million more in the following three months.

Big iPhones likely to bring Apple’s biggest, best sales quarter originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 3:14 pm

Last week, I looked at how I use my iPad to manage my notes. This week. I’m going to look at how I use iOS to manage my schedule and task items.

How I use iOS apps to manage my calendar and daily tasks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 6:30 pm

Many of iOS 8’s most unique features are hidden within the Accessibility section of settings. With the ability to alter the way you use your device, some accessibility features may surprise you.

The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 5:00 pm

Nokia surprised with a new Intel Atom powered tablet running Android 5.0 this week while Google updated its Lollipop flagship software and Apple debuted the first beta SDK for WatchKit and Apple Watch apps.

Mobile recap: Nokia N1 tablet; Nexus 6 updated; Apple Watch apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:01 pm

Apple could begin paying out $400 million worth of cash and ebook credits by the end of the year, after a federal judge approved an unusual deal related to an Apple-led conspiracy to fix the price of ebooks.

Apple’s $450M plan to settle ebook price-fixing gets green light originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 10:35 pm

On Thursday, the United States patent office published a patent application from Apple describing a system where a smoke detector pushes a notification to a mobile device, like an iPhone.

Apple patent application describes a networked smoke detector originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 6:39 pm

Since about an hour since the iPhone 6 Plus first went on pre-order online, it's apparently been in short supply. But now, Apple's website now lists the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus with a ship date of "7-10 business days."

Check again: Apple says iPhone 6 Plus is in stock in more places originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:11 pm

Apple has decided to end a bitter legal war against Google and Android phone makers, and to turn away from patent tactics that have cost the smartphone industry billions of dollars, according to reports and new court filings.

Apple-backed Rockstar ends patent war on Android, deal suggests originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 11:14 pm

Building a design culture at an engineering company isn’t just about hiring a bunch of designers.

How engineers and designers can work together in Silicon Valley originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 9:03 pm

Red Hat purchased FeedHenry and its mobile app development platform in September; now it's updating it with tools to better support collaborative development.

Red Hat spiffs up FeedHenry with better collaboration tools originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 1:25 pm

After suspending online sales in Russia last week due to an extremely volatile ruble, Apple on Monday reinstated the Online Apple Store with price increases of up to 35 percent for certain products like the iPhone.

Posted on 23 December 2014 | 12:51 am

Apple on Monday took its social media presence by launching a new Tumblr page dedicated to iTunes, which currently contains pictures, video and GIFs focusing on the "Best of 2014."

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 11:57 pm

For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with AppleCare (99% of which are priced at the lowest prices anywhere).

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 11:11 pm

A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:51 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out an update addressing a "critical security issue" for OS X concerning a vulnerability discovered in the Network Time Protocol service, affecting Mac users running OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:44 pm

While it was Apple who for years targeted Windows switchers to the Mac platform, the tables have turned as now Microsoft is now the underdog, focusing its efforts on trying to win over MacBook users with its Surface Pro hybrid computers.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:04 pm

In response to a BBC investigation alleging mistreatment of workers at one of its factories, Apple partner Pegatron has vowed to look into the matter and implement any necessary improvements.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 7:40 pm

At next week's Chaos Communication Congress in Germany, a researcher will demonstrate a method in which a malicious actor could use a specially-crafted Thunderbolt device to inject a bootkit -- which could survive nearly any attempt to remove it --?into the EFI boot ROM of any Mac with a Thunderbolt port.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 7:17 pm

The latest holiday advertising campaign for luxury cosmetics brand Erno Laszlo -- one of the most legendary names in skincare -- captures winter life in New York City through the lens of an iPhone 6 Plus.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 4:37 pm

The Walt Disney Company's expansive Orlando theme park empire will reportedly begin accepting Apple's fast-growing mobile payments system this week, while Disneyland Resort in California is expected to follow suit next year.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 2:04 pm

Apple's supply chain are said to be gearing up for mass production of the long-rumored next-generation MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:06 pm

According to a recent consumer survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, potential Apple Watch buyers are in a holding pattern as they await more details from Apple regarding core use cases and a fully fleshed out list of features.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 3:41 am

The Yuneec E-Go electric skateboard certainly is not your typical Bluetooth smartphone accessory, but this highly mobile mode of transportation is the most fun we've ever had using our iPhone.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 5:31 am

The cast of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film is apparently filling out, as the latest scuttlebutt has Kate Winslet in talks to costar and Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Stuhlbarg to take on a supporting role.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 11:49 pm

According to a new report from research firm ITG, Apple Pay's first full month of service accounted for one percent of all digital payment dollars, an impressive statistic that suggests Apple's payments solution is being used by general consumers, not just early adopters.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:39 pm

This year, Apple spent three times more investing in itself than the next closest company in the S&P 500, totaling $56 billion on stock buybacks in fiscal 2014.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:31 pm

A corporate memo sent out by Apple executive Jeff Williams reveals that both he and Chief Executive Tim Cook are "deeply offended" by a report that aired on the BBC, alleging poor treatment of workers by an Apple supplier in the Far East.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:46 pm

If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the company's previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:24 pm

In an update to its Watch ABC app for Apple TV, ABC is allowing access to full-length episodes one week after they air, even to users who do not log in with TV provider credentials.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:56 am

Apple appears to be catching up with demand for its latest devices as the Online Apple Store on Thursday shows one-day ship times for most iPhone 6 Plus storage configurations, 1 to 3 days for iPhone 6 and immediate availability for the Retina 5K iMac.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:22 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently decided to publicly announce he is "proud to be gay," has made a "substantial" donation to a cause promoting gay rights in the U.S. South, including his home state of Alabama.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:17 pm

Apple is once again in the crosshairs of a major media outlet over supposed worker rights abuse, this time with supplier Pegatron caught on undercover video questionable treatment of workers at an iPhone 6 factory.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:18 pm

A trio of popular apps --?Amazon Instant Video, Lyft and Seamless -- all gained native-resolution support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Thursday, joining a number of others also updated this week. In addition, JetBlue airlines added Touch ID logins for TrueBlue members, while SwiftKey is providing users with a free, festive holiday keyboard theme.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:59 pm

Developers on Thursday were supplied with a new beta of iOS 8.2 as well as Xcode 6.2, providing the latest updates to Apple's WatchKit tools for creating Apple Watch apps.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:55 pm

Popular music tool djay Pro has made the leap from iOS to OS X with a new app on the Mac App Store, competing with the likes of Traktor. In addition, TurboTax on Thursday introduced an all-new iOS app ahead of tax season, allowing taxpayers to conveniently file wherever they are.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:39 pm

Apple is gearing up for the global expansion of its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service, Apple Pay, with new hires sought to fill positions avialable around the world, including in China.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:08 pm

Apple has shown interest in combining the use of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor with rotating or moving a user's fingertip in specific ways, offering even more advanced security on future iPhones and iPads.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 2:33 pm

The Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday said it will order Apple to release documents to the country's Competition Bureau as part of an ongoing investigation into possible anticompetitive practices regarding iPhone partner carrier contracts.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:42 am

In a note to employees sent out on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company donated more than $20 million to (PRODUCT) RED this quarter, in large part thanks to a World AIDS Day campaign featuring an Apps for (RED) promotion and a direct cut of Apple Store sales.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:50 am

In an email sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple reminded developers of an upcoming value-added tax (VAT) rate policy change that will see customers pay fees based on their country of residence rather than other EU locales with lower taxes.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:23 am

According to an Apple corporate job listing discovered on Wednesday, the tech giant is seeking an intern to assist in Apple Pay's EMEIA rollout, suggesting an expansion of the mobile payments solution is coming soon.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:11 am

After successfully defending a long-running antitrust case related to the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, Apple on Wednesday won a separate fight to keep videotaped deposition from late company cofounder Steve Jobs sealed.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 10:49 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded new Safari beta builds to developers, including Safari 8.0.3 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.3 for Mavericks and 6.2.3 for Mountain Lion, with improvements to browser extensions and more.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 9:56 pm

Following the weekend release of its tearjerker holiday ad featuring a girl who records a duet with a discovered vinyl recording by her grandmother, Apple has posted a video showing the technology behind both recordings.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 8:42 pm

Apple on Wednesday alerted members of its development community that existing applications on the App Store will need to include 64-bit support for any updates submitted after June 1 of next year.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 8:13 pm

The Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association, will become the league's first team to offer fans the ability to complete transactions with Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch early next year.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 4:43 pm

Three hefty updates hit the Mac and iOS App Stores this week, as popular Apple-centric image editor Pixelmator added a number of new features and performance fixes on both the iPad and Mac, while third-party iOS keyboard Fleksy introduced extensions and usability improvements.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 3:53 pm

Since its debut, iCloud has gone from a barebones syncing and backup service to a more full-featured, cross-platform cloud storage solution. Here's a rundown of how to use and get the most out of the modern iCloud Drive on iOS, OS X and the Web.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 1:39 pm

In a pair of app updates on Tuesday, Google rolled out an update to its Google Drive app with support for iOS 8 extensibility, which lets users upload documents and files to the cloud from outside sources, while Instagram introduced five new photo filters and management tools.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 11:57 pm

Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer on Tuesday announced plans to bring a branded smartwatch to market with the help of unnamed tech companies, a move spurred on in part by Apple Watch.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 10:11 pm

Apple's plans to build a new Union Square retail store in San Francisco are finally getting started with the demolition of an existing building. Meanwhile, just down the street the company's current store is getting a holiday "Winter Walk" plaza treatment.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 9:30 pm

"Extreme" swings in the value of the Russian Ruble have caused Apple to temporarily shutter its online store in the Eurasian nation, after a midnight interest rate hike sent the currency plunging nearly 20 percent.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 7:32 pm

After years of litigation, Apple on Tuesday was found not to have violated U.S. antitrust laws with the FairPlay digital rights management software that prevented users from loading content from rival music stores on early iPods.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 6:15 pm

Two of tech's biggest names unveiled significant updates to some flagship iOS apps this week, with Google allowing Wallet users to authenticate using their fingerprint and Amazon adding Goodreads integration and unlimited reading to its Kindle app.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:55 pm

U.S. wireless provider T-Mobile held its latest "Un-carrier" event on Tuesday, announcing new "Data Stash" plans that will roll over unused data from month to month, rather than resetting the cap for each billing cycle.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 4:25 pm

In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 2:58 pm

Google's early-stage "Physical Web" project --?an attempt to displace Apple's iBeacons with a similar, open-source framework -- is beginning to take shape,?as Turkish hardware firm Blesh is now offering the first Physical Web-compatible Bluetooth beacon hardware.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 2:35 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a statement to bring attention to the dozens of companies that threw support behind Apple Pay over the past few weeks, including the addition of ten new banks and an NBA arena.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 6:45 am

A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 4:03 am

Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy protections.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 1:32 am

Nice. Clear. Forward-thinking.

Posted on 14 June 2014 | 1:17 am

You may find it startling!

Posted on 21 March 2013 | 5:43 pm

An iconic Apple employee makes a move.

Posted on 15 September 2012 | 7:27 pm

LIVE!!!!!!1ONE!!!

Posted on 11 June 2012 | 5:16 pm

CrazyMicrosoftRumors?

Posted on 12 January 2012 | 3:19 pm

Predictions for 2012

Posted on 7 January 2012 | 4:00 pm

Content!

Posted on 24 December 2011 | 4:11 pm

Goodbye.

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