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Gaming reaffirmed as central tentpole of Apple TV revamp - report

Sun, 2015-09-06 19:52
When Apple executives take the stage on Wednesday to unveil the latest rendition of the company's set-top streamer, the pitch will reportedly revolve around the device's capabilities for living room gaming and could put Apple in direct competition with traditional industry powers like Nintendo.

First 'Steve Jobs' review calls film 'must-see,' hails Michael Fassbender's 'enthralling' performance

Sun, 2015-09-06 12:10
Writer Aaron Sorkin's forthcoming "Steve Jobs" biopic screened at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend, and the first review has emerged with considerable praise, calling the movie an unconventionally constructed, "brilliant" piece of filmmaking.

Apple planning 2016 'iPhone 7' to be thinnest yet, in-line with new iPod touch & iPad Air 2

Sun, 2015-09-06 11:34
While all eyes are on this week's "iPhone 6s" unveiling, Apple's 2016 iPhone upgrade is already in the works, with the company said to be aiming to make the device as thin as 6 millimeters, which would be even thinner than the latest iPod touch and iPad Air 2.

Large Apple logo goes up at Bill Graham Auditorium ahead of iPhone event

Sat, 2015-09-05 20:44
Apple is putting a legion of carpenters, electricians, security personnel and other contractors to work this Labor Day weekend as it readies San Francisco's Bill Graham Auditorium for what is expected to be a massive iPhone event next week.

Review: Grip&Shoot iPhone camera grip with Bluetooth shutter trigger

Sat, 2015-09-05 14:39
The Grip&Shoot is a versatile Bluetooth accessory with a handle, trigger, and tripod mount, allowing for a steadier hold on your iPhone while taking pictures or shooting video. We think it could appeal to some videographers or people who want capture images remotely, but its dependence on third-party apps will be a dealbreaker for some.

This week on AppleInsider: Cisco link-up, Sept. 9 rumors, Apple-made TV shows & more

Sat, 2015-09-05 06:11
News was jam-packed ahead of Sept. 9's press event with Apple announcing a Cisco enterprise partnership, and a flood of rumors emerging about things like video content deals, the fourth-generation Apple TV, and a 21.5-inch 4K iMac.

Apple installs banners, flags at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ahead of Sept. 9 event

Fri, 2015-09-04 17:54
Apple is starting to dress up the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco with posters, banners and flags in preparation of a special event next week expected to include new iPhones, Apple TV hardware and more.

BlackBerry spends $425M on secure iOS solutions provider Good Technology

Fri, 2015-09-04 17:27
BlackBerry on Friday announced the acquisition of mobility services firm Good Technology in what appears to be an attempt at protecting its position in secure mobile enterprise solutions before declining into complete irrelevancy.

Rumor: Apple acquires real-time motion capture firm Faceshift

Fri, 2015-09-04 15:20
A report on Friday claims Apple has potentially purchased Faceshift, a Swiss firm working on real-time facial motion capture animation through proprietary markerless technology.

Controversial 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' premieres online and at limited screenings

Fri, 2015-09-04 13:36
Alex Gibney's documentary "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," which has been heavily criticized by Apple executives, made its official debut on Friday, appearing in a limited theatrical run, as well as on a variety of online services.

Runtastic debuts Moment smartwatch, combining analog face & fitness tracking

Fri, 2015-09-04 12:31
Runtastic on Friday launched the Moment, a new smartwatch that employs a traditional analog watch face but with smartphone-connected fitness tracking.

Philips at work on Hue Bridge to connect Hue lights to Apple's HomeKit

Fri, 2015-09-04 11:24
Philips is preparing to launch a device called the Hue Bridge, apprarently designed to link current Hue products with Apple's HomeKit platform, according to a now-deleted store page from a Dutch lighting retailer.

Apple may introduce less expensive gold Apple Watch, new iPad keyboard next week - report

Fri, 2015-09-04 10:32
Apple may still have a few surprises in store for its Sept. 9 event, including a "revamped iPad keyboard" and a less expensive gold variant of the current Apple Watch design, according to The New York Times.

Wells Fargo says low expectations for Apple's Sept. 9 event could work to stock's advantage

Fri, 2015-09-04 09:14
There's a feeling on Wall Street that everything is already known and expected heading into Apple's "Hey Siri" event, investment firm Wells Fargo said on Friday, suggesting that any potential surprises could help push the company's stock higher.

Belgium's first Apple Store to open in Brussels on Toison d'Or on Sept. 19 [u]

Fri, 2015-09-04 07:37
Apple has reportedly confirmed plans to open its first Belgian store in the capital city of Brussels on Sept. 19, erecting a special construction barricade around a building on Avenue Toison d'Or. [updated]

RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, sees 'iPhone 6s' event boosting shares

Fri, 2015-09-04 06:48
Apple's Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to introduce a new iPhone and Apple TV, will likely be a catalyst for shares of the company, RBC Capital Markets told investors on Friday, while reiterating its $150 price target.

AppleInsider podcast delves into the rumored Apple TV, 'iPhone 6s,' retail store designs & more

Fri, 2015-09-04 06:24
With just a few days to go until Apple's Sept. 9 event, the AppleInsider podcast dives deep into the future of Apple TV, streaming content, rumors of new iMacs, new retail store designs, the next-generation iPhone, and an enterprise push with Cisco.

HBO GO activation page for Apple TV suggests support from Charter coming soon

Thu, 2015-09-03 23:19
Charter Communications subscribers might soon be able to stream HBO programming to their Apple TV, as an updated HBO GO activation page now lists the U.S. cable company as a participating provider

Sphero's BB-8 droid from Star Wars rolls into Apple Stores on Friday

Thu, 2015-09-03 22:23
Sphero, maker of iOS-connected robot toys, is bringing The Force to Apple Stores this Friday when it introduces BB-8, a rolling ball model named after the astromech droid from Disney's upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Firefox for iOS preview launches in New Zealand, to hit App Store by year's end

Thu, 2015-09-03 18:49
It appears that Mozilla is making progress with its Firefox for iOS browser, as the company launched a limited trial program in New Zealand to shake out bugs and gather data ahead of a planned worldwide debut later this year.