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  • Apple and Google bring fight for exclusive games to mobile

    21 April 2014, 4:12 am

    According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Apple and Google are actively pursuing game developers with special incentives to make sure big name titles come to their respective platforms first.
  • Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics

    19 April 2014, 5:42 pm

    In an industry captivated by cheap commodity components, Apple's ability to command healthy profit margins for "magical," premium priced products designed to delight users--rather than just solve basic problems in a cost effective way--has confounded analysts…
  • Samsung experts say Apple's patented features not valuable in trial

    19 April 2014, 2:33 am

    During the Apple v. Samsung trial on Friday, Samsung continued its defense by calling on a number of expert witnesses who asserted Apple has grossly exaggerated the value assigned to each of its patents-in-suit.
  • Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team [u]

    18 April 2014, 9:10 pm

    A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down the division responsible for creating wearable fitness trackers, starting with the axing of as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team.
  • Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users

    18 April 2014, 8:35 pm

    Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups.
  • Facebook updates Paper app with notifications, photo comments, 'new story' buttons, more

    18 April 2014, 7:11 pm

    Facebook on Friday rolled out a an update to its newsreader-style alternative Paper, adding a number of new features that bring the app more in line with the company's flagship iOS title.
  • Apple offers unclaimed WWDC tickets to select developers

    18 April 2014, 6:42 pm

    Apple on Friday began sending out emails asking developers who were not selected in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery if they would like to purchase passes that have gone unclaimed by those originally selected to attend.
  • Apple Maps adds Flyover 3D modeling of Berkeley, East Bay

    18 April 2014, 5:00 pm

    Apple has expanded its 3D Maps Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley, the University of California birthplace of the flavor of Unix used in OS X and iOS.
  • Briefly: Online Apple Store delays 24-hour ship times in Europe for Easter

    18 April 2014, 4:47 pm

    In a change to certain European Online Apple Stores, the company is no longer offering 24-hour delivery turnarounds, while the option remains active in the U.S. and Canada.
  • How Apple dodged the Heartbleed bullet

    18 April 2014, 2:29 pm

    In 2011, Apple told its developers that it would be deprecating OS X's Common Data Security Architecture including OpenSSL, describing it as an outdated relic of the late 1990s. Nearly three years later, OpenSSL was hit by a severe flaw that affected a wide…
  • Apple's maps trump Google's as hopefuls hunt for legendary 'Loch Ness Monster'

    18 April 2014, 1:12 pm

    One of the world's most enduring mysteries added another layer recently, as amateur sleuths have discovered what they claim to be the Loch Ness Monster lurking under the water of the famous lake using satellite imagery from Apple Maps, after finding Google's…
  • Samsung deal with Swiss clock maker portrayed as an affront to Apple

    18 April 2014, 12:28 pm

    Samsung recently inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways, the same organization that accused Apple of copying one of its iconic clock designs, leading some to speculate that Samsung may have sought the contract solely to make a dig at Apple.
  • New photos purport to show Apple's next-gen iPad Air with bonded display

    18 April 2014, 10:38 am

    Consumers hoping for an even thinner version of Apple's flagship tablet may get their wish, as a new set of snapshots appears to show a revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass manufactured as a single unit, much like the company has done…
  • Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 8, OS X 10.10 remains steady ahead of WWDC 2014

    18 April 2014, 8:28 am

    Testing of Apple's anticipated next-generation operating systems -- iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 -- continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.
  • Apple's Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to Texas

    18 April 2014, 1:29 am

    A U.S. district judge on Thursday issued an order denying Rockstar's motion to transfer a patent invalidation suit leveled by Google from California to the more patent holder-friendly Eastern District of Texas.
  • Amazon to expand Fire TV voice search to third-party apps and services

    17 April 2014, 9:46 pm

    Amazon on Thursday confirmed that Fire TV will add unified voice search compatibility with Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime this summer, extending the capability of the Apple TV competitor.
  • Yahoo gives Flickr complete overhaul with new design, HD video and image search

    17 April 2014, 6:52 pm

    With its release of the revamped Flickr 3.0 iOS app on Thursday, Yahoo continues its push to bolster the photo capture, storage and sharing service by adding features already on competing apps like Instagram.
  • Facebook unveils new 'Nearby Friends' geolocation meetup feature

    17 April 2014, 2:36 pm

    Facebook users will now have an easier time meeting up with friends at social events or planning group activities using the social network's new Nearby Friends feature, an opt-in service that alerts friends when they are close to each other.
  • Early upgrade programs at US carriers forecast to help grow sales of Apple's iPhone

    17 April 2014, 12:45 pm

    Apple is likely to see modest gains in iPhone sales in the medium term thanks to early smartphone upgrade programs from major U.S. wireless carriers, one analyst has projected.
  • Apple begins selling refurbished iPad mini with Retina display starting at $419 [u]

    17 April 2014, 11:56 am

    Consumers waiting for Apple to start offering refurbished models of its latest Retina display-equipped iPad mini need wait no longer as the tablet's Wi-Fi variants are now available with double-digit discounts from their off-the-shelf price.
  • RunKeeper's new Breeze app goes beyond workouts to count daily steps via Apple's M7 chip in iPhone…

    17 April 2014, 11:00 am

    RunKeeper on Thursday launched Breeze, its new step tracking app that harnesses the abilities of the M7 chip found in Apple's iPhone 5s. AppleInsider was given an early hands-on with Breeze, and found it's a great way to track activity from the rest of the…
  • Speculation increases over Angela Ahrendts's start date as head of Apple Retail

    17 April 2014, 9:39 am

    With the exact date that incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave her position at Burberry still unannounced, some have speculated that the fashion executive may be delaying her departure in order to collect on Burberry share bonuses worth as…
  • 'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says

    17 April 2014, 8:44 am

    A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.
  • Apple's gesture-based unlocking tech channels Android's pattern lock screen

    17 April 2014, 6:36 am

    New documents unearthed on Wednesday show Apple was toying with a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices some four years after the idea was introduced in the Android operating system. Cupertino's version, however, is arguably far more advanced…
  • Apple to partner with Shazam for song recognition in iOS 8, report says

    16 April 2014, 8:52 pm

    A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.

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