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Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its iOS mobile operating system, addressing complaints about how much storage was required to install new software, and also fixing a number of bugs related to FaceTime, iMessages, Spotlight, and iPad multitasking gestures. iOS 8.1.3 is now available for download through the Software Update section of the native Settings app on iPhone or iPad. Users can also update through iTunes on a Mac or PC. According to Apple, the minor...
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have propelled the company to the top of the smartphone sales charts in China, a report published Wednesday suggests, knocking off former top dog Samsung and besting every domestic Chinese firm in the fourth quarter of 2014. The report, from market research firm Canalys, did not provide details or give any indication by how much Apple may have pulled ahead. Xiaomi is said to have come in second, with Samsung in third and Huawei in fourth...
With just a few hours to go before Apple reports the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2015, Wall Street is hyped for what it expects will be a blockbuster, all-time record for the iPhone maker. The New York Stock Exchange, credit Carlos Delgado via Wikipedia. A poll of 40 analysts by Thomson Reuters has estimated revenue for the December quarter at $67.69 billion. J.P. Morgan's consensus estimates are slightly lower, at $67.45 billion, while Wells Fargo Securities...
It could soon be more difficult to fool Genius Bar employees into servicing an iPhone or iPad under warranty after it has been carelessly dropped by the user, even without physical damage, as Apple has won a patent for embedding sensors into devices' cover glass to record strain on the part from twists and drops. Image courtesy of Flickr user williamhook The patent, simply entitled "Embedded Data Acquisition," describes a method in which a number of sensors could be...
We all know what it's like to be stuck indoors thanks to inclement weather. Fortunately, the bevy of electronic devices that most of us now carry are capable of providing nearly endless entertainment if stocked properly (and the power holds out). AppleInsider took a look at some of the best games and apps for passing the time. The usual suspects: Of course, the first apps most people will turn to are from streaming media firms like Netflix or Pandora -- but we won't...
Thousands of Western Union locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, the company announced on Tuesday, providing customers a way to transfer money and pay bills with their iPhone. Western Union's flagship locations, a well as kiosks at more than 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the U.S., will all support Apple Pay for money transfers. Support has already been launched at the Western Union location at 1440 Broadway in New York City. Apple Pay support means...
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's patent for an iPhone gaming accessory that extends in-game controls beyond the handset's display and onto D-pads or joysticks, saving precious screen real estate in the process. Source: USPTO Apple's U.S. Patent No. 8,939,838 for an "Accessory for playing games with a portable electronic device," was filed for over six years ago, just after the iPhone 3G was announced, and describes a piece of gaming...
It appears that eBay is stocking up on talent in preparation of an inevitable separation from PayPal, the latest hire being Bora Chung, a payments expert who served as Apple's worldwide payments for the Online Apple Store since 2010. Apple executive Bora Chung (left) will reportedly join R.J. Pittman at eBay's Marketplace division. According to SFGate, Chung was hired on to eBay's new Marketplace division by another former Apple executive, e-commerce boss R.J. Pittman....
A week after Apple used a work of calligraphy to promote its latest Chinese Apple Store in Hangzhou, the company is again turning to art to tout a soon to open outlet, this time wrapping a mural around the new Chongqing location's iconic glass cylinder entryway. Section of the Chongqing Apple Store mural. | Source: Apple Over the weekend, Apple China installed at its upcoming Chongqing retail outlet a huge mural depicting a stylized view of the surrounding metropolis....
Apple added a few new features to Photos beta in a recent update to its iCloud.com hub, bringing manual image zoom controls and email sharing capabilities to the iOS-connected Web app. With the latest Photos beta for iCloud.com, users will see a new slider element for controlling image zoom levels appear in the top left-hand corner of their browser window. The same zooming functions can be performed by pressing the Option key and scrolling up or down on a trackpad or...
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