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Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again. How Intel lost the mobile chip business Apple strategically targeted...
Legendary game designer Sid Meier is set to release his newest turn-based game later this spring with support for Apple's Mac and iPad, while Google's forthcoming Google Calendar app for iOS --?the first Google-designed native app for the web calendar service -- has been detailed in new, leaked screenshots. Sid Meier's Starships is an "interstellar strategy game" that puts players in control of a fleet of starships, according to Gamespot. They are tasked with exploring...
With access to in-demand content an increasingly important differentiator for internet streaming services, retailing giant Amazon has announced that it will move beyond television series and produce original theatre-bound movies, while Apple has struck yet another agreement to carry a live sports channel on the Apple TV with Tennis Channel Everywhere. Amazon's plans include the production of 12 movies each year, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price said on Monday. Each film...
As Americans pause to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Apple has dedicated its homepage to the memory of the slain civil rights leader, a rare practice that the company reserves for exceptional figures in history. "Today we reflect on the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work that continues in service of the broader concerns of humanity," Apple's website reads over a black-and-white image of Dr. King delivering his famous "I...
Apple has begun notifying registered developers in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea that their Apple developer agreements have been terminated, effective immediately, and they may no longer sell through the App Store as the company works to comply with trade sanctions leveraged following Russia's annexation of the region. Source: Ukrainian developer Yuri Tkachenko via Twitter "The new sanctions on the Crimea Region announced by the US Government on December 19, 2014...
Apple is likely to launch a hardware stylus to enhance the user experience for its long-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," according one well-placed industry analyst with a strong track record in predicting the company's future product plans. Development studio FiftyThree's iPad stylus is one of dozens already on the market. In a report obtained on Sunday by AppleInsider, well-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said numerous stylus-related patents filed by the...
Just under three years after Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS, Cupertino's own mapping and navigation offering still has some critical weaknesses. AppleInsider looks ahead at what the next 12 months could have in store for Apple Maps. 2014: The Year of Nothing Much User-facing changes to Apple Maps were few and far between in 2014. A revamped Maps app was expected to be one of iOS 8's tentpole features -- boasting a wealth of new data and the long-awaited addition...
Police in Beijing have arrested three men accused of stealing 240 iPhone 6 units from a warehouse owned by a Chinese logistics firm after digging a 20-inch hole through the building's wall. In a separate case, a man tried to smuggle 94 iPhones from Hong Kong to mainland China under his clothes. The men --?one of whom was previously employed by the company as a driver --?used money gleaned from the devices' sale to gamble and purchase cars and gold, according to...
Fitbit's latest premium wearable fitness tracker, the Surge, has been dubbed a "super watch" by the company, thanks to its inclusion of a heart rate monitor, exercise tracker, GPS, monochrome touchscreen display, and up to seven days of battery life. AppleInsider got its hands on the newly introduced $250 Fitbit Surge, and upon launching the device it's clear that the fitness-focused company hopes to cater to a different market than the upcoming Apple Watch. For...
The class representative in a California anti-trust lawsuit regarding alleged anti-poaching measures employed by Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley tech companies, is seeking a larger-than-normal chunk of a proposed $415 million payout for his work in securing more lucrative settlement terms. Anti-poaching suit Class Representative Michael Devine. | Source: The New York Times Michael Devine, a former Adobe Systems engineer, is requesting U.S. District Court Judge...
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