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Apple reportedly taps chipmaker NXP for 'iPhone 6' NFC solution

4 hours 46 min ago
Adding to the pile of rumors suggesting NFC hardware will be built into the next iPhone, a report on Friday narrows down the as-yet-unannounced component's source to Dutch chipmaker NXP, the same firm that supplies Apple with the M7 coprocessor.






Apple's 'iPhone 6' to supposedly incorporate NFC, new secure enclave for mobile payments

Thu, 2014-08-28 19:57
Building on rumors that Apple will release an iOS-based mobile payments solution with its next-generation "iPhone 6," the well-connected John Gruber claims the new handset will feature NFC hardware and a new secure enclave to store credit card information.






Adobe's Photoshop Mix for iPad gets extensibility, panoramic file support, more in update

Thu, 2014-08-28 18:37
Adobe on Thursday issued the first update to its Creative Cloud-connected Photoshop Mix app for iPad, bringing hooks into Photoshop Express and Dropbox, as well as a few UI tweaks to the on-the-go image editing tool.






Apple imposes restrictions on HealthKit data sharing with ad platforms, others

Thu, 2014-08-28 18:00
A set of rules discovered in the latest iOS 8 beta show Apple is already taking steps to ensure sensitive user health data harvested by the upcoming HealthKit API remains private, especially as it applies to firms wanting to harness the information for targeted ad campaigns.






Apple again rumored to unveil 'iWatch' alongside next-gen iPhones on Sept. 9

Thu, 2014-08-28 16:04
Seemingly corroborating recent claims that Apple will launch its long-awaited "iWatch" wearable at an upcoming iPhone special event, Bloomberg on Thursday reported that the company decided to pair the two hardware announcements in order to "manage expectations" of the hotly anticipated wearable.






Apple's mysterious 2-story structure at site of Sept. 9 event drives frenzy even further

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:43
Following Apple's announcement that it would move its September media event -- at which both the "iPhone 6" and "iWatch" are said to be unveiled -- from the company's typical event stage in San Francisco to much larger space in Cupertino, new photos show that they have also constructed a bespoke two-story building on the grounds likely dedicated to the event.






ESPN updates SportsCenter for iOS with new football features, Secret adds interactive questions

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:09
Sports fans now have new ways to keep up with scores and stats on the go following the latest update to ESPN's SportsCenter app, while users of anonymous sharing app Secret can now create impromptu polls and insert images from Flickr.






Apple announces Sept. 9 event for expected 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' unveiling: 'Wish we could say more'

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:05
Apple on Thursday confirmed that it will hold a media event on Sept. 9, with a teaser sent to members of the media showcasing the date and a teasing tagline that reads: "Wish we could say more."






iPhone 5 & 5S trade-ins surge 2800% at Gazelle; AI readers get exclusive $10 bonus ahead of 'iPhone 6'

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:59
Last week, Gazelle began offering customers the ability to lock in cash trade-in prices ahead of Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 "iPhone 6" unveiling, and for the next 48 hours, AppleInsider readers can get an additional $10 cash bonus on their iPhone 5s trade in thanks to an exclusive partnership.






Rumor: Apple to enter mobile payment space with NFC-enabled 'iPhone 6'

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:02
Near-field communications chips have been rumored to become part of the iPhone lineup for years, but this year's anticipated "iPhone 6" may see Apple finally take the plunge, according to a new report.






Apple exploring double-duty NFC, inductive charging coil for smartwatches, mobile phones

Thu, 2014-08-28 07:45
On the heels of a report suggesting that Apple's long-anticipated "iWatch" could be unveiled within the next two weeks, a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the company has continued to contemplate wireless charging solutions for just such a device.






Apple wins patent for Steve Jobs-designed Fifth Ave glass cube

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:11
The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store glass cube, which was designed in part by legendary company co-founder Steve Jobs, is now a patented ornamental building design sanctioned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.






Smash hit 'BioShock' comes to iPhone, iPad with iOS-specific controls

Wed, 2014-08-27 22:00
After years of rumors and speculation, developer 2K Games on Wednesday released a universal iOS port of BioShock, finally bringing the critically acclaimed first-person shooter to Apple's portable devices.






LG and Samsung announce new smartwatches ahead of Apple's anticipated 'iWatch' reveal [u]

Wed, 2014-08-27 20:51
In a possible bid to get word out before an expected Apple iWatch announcement sucks the air out of the room, LG on Wednesday took the wraps off a circular display-toting G Watch R, while Samsung touted a new cellular 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch.






Judge denies Apple injunction against Samsung devices in second California patent trial

Wed, 2014-08-27 15:04
U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday handed down an order denying Apple's motion for a sales ban against Samsung products a jury found to have infringed on three patents in May.






Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:41
With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.






Spotify adds new hardware partners for Apple AirPlay rival Spotify Connect

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:37
Swedish streaming music provider Spotify on Wednesday announced the addition of multimedia hardware companies Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon to its list of partners for Spotify Connect, a wireless media streaming platform similar to Apple's AirPlay.






Apple expected to unveil 'iWatch' alongside 'iPhone 6' at Sept. 9 event

Wed, 2014-08-27 11:24
Apple's hotly anticipated "iWatch" may be introduced to the public sooner than expected, with a new report claiming the device will be formally unveiled at an anticipated Sept. 9 event, where the next-generation iPhone is also expected to debut.






Apple adds AT&T Next as online payment option for iPhone buyers

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:49
Apple on Thursday quietly added a new payment option to its online storefront, giving AT&T subscribers who are in the market for a new iPhone the ability to make their purchase using installments through the carrier's AT&T Next program.






Apple will re-bid on nixed $1 billion LA Unified School District iPad contract

Wed, 2014-08-27 09:34
Though Apple's contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District to put iPads in the hands of every student was canceled this week, the company still has a shot to win out in the end, bidding once again on the troubled $1 billion project.