At WWDC 2012, Apple unveiled the next generation of iOS, its mobile operating system. iOS 6 sports more than 200 new features and upgrades ? including the new Apple Maps, deep Facebook integration and improvements to Siri.
Almost exactly 2 years ago, Steve Jobs outlined his view of personal computing. We used to be an agrarian nation, he explained, and as a result our vehicles were largely trucks. As the country became more urban and suburban, we moved to an era where the highways were dominated by cars, not their lumbering counterparts.
The MacBook Pro, with a shiny new high-definition screen, may have been the sexiest star of Apple's keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.
Business Insider's Jay Yarow on how Apple's changes on its mobile devices is being viewed as a message to Google.
Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller says the upgraded MacBook Air laptops are faster, has better graphics and $100 cheaper.
Faster, thinner laptops with hi-res screens. FaceTime video chatting over cellular networks. And a smarter Siri.
Christine Romans explains IBM's decision to ban the "Siri" app from it's corporate networks because of privacy issues.
When Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the All Things Digital Conference Tuesday night, he wasn't just answering questions from Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher ? he was also dropping hints about the future of Apple's product roadmap.
It's a tantalizing bit of expectation building. Apple's invitation to its annual developers conference is tagged with this phrase: "It's the week we've all been waiting for."
Poppy Harlow looks at how Apple was able to double its profits in the second quarter due to strong iPhone sales.
The $1 billion photo-sharing app Instagram -- once named "app of the year" by Apple -- has now "jumped the shark," according to Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller.
There's a lot riding on the Nokia Lumia 900. While Windows Phones until now have generally been capable if not outstanding devices, the Lumia 900 brings Microsoft's mobile platform to a new level.
After 18 months of waiting, users of Android phones and tablets can finally crash the Instagram party.
When the new iPad says it's 100% fully charged, it may actually not be -- at least that's been the word on the web the past few days.
Fans of the "Angry Birds" franchise, take notice: The disgruntled feathery creatures have conquered space, and they're out to show those dastardly pigs a lesson.
Rovio launches the newest installment of its addictive mobile game franchise. Kristie Lu Stout finds out more.
For first-timers, South by Southwest Interactive can be a little intimidating.
When Microsoft revealed the "consumer preview" of Windows 8 on Wednesday, it didn't just give the world a glimpse at a new OS ? it also showed us that it can be a leader in touch-based user interface design. Yes, Microsoft's new tablet UI isn't merely utilitarian. It's actually innovative, and even cool.
A few days ago, controversy erupted when news broke that Google and other online advertising companies bypassed privacy protections in order to track users of Apple's Safari web browser and iOS mobile devices.
Apple's latest OS X update, Mountain Lion, adds a slate of new features, nearly all derived from iOS 5. There's one big omission, however: Siri, Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant, does not make the migration from mobile to desktop.
Apple's Scott Forstall demonstrates Siri, the new voice recognition software for iPhone 4S.
In the latest high-profile flap over online data privacy, Google has been caught bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, letting advertisers track users in unintended ways.
Apple developers, start your engines. Mac users, start dreaming of how much cooler your desktop or laptop experience could be this summer. That's when Apple will launch the latest big cat-themed Mac OS X, version 10.8: Mountain Lion.
Apple on Wednesday said it will start requiring mobile apps to get explicit permission from iPhone and iPad owners before the apps collect and store information about users' personal contacts.
Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to labor controversies at production plants in China. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.
"We thought we were doing this the right way. It turns out, we made a mistake."
When the Giants and Patriots take the field on Sunday in Indianapolis, they won't be doing battle in soft leather helmets with no face masks. And there definitely won't be some kid on the sideline ladling out water from a tin bucket to quench their thirst after a big play.
You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips.
Gadget fans may be focused on the CES trade show this week, but there's something else notable going on today: It's the iPhone's fifth birthday.
CNN's John King talks to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about the future of Apple post-Steve Jobs.
Jawbone's UP activity-monitoring wristbands have been failing at an alarming rate.
Microsoft released an Xbox Live app for iOS devices on Wednesday, bringing features of Microsoft's gaming service to Apple devices for the first time.
Two weeks ago, Google published its much-anticipated Gmail app in the Apple app store.
Going to see live music has always been wrought with frustrations -- and now, along with the ogre who appears in front of you as soon as the band takes the stage, mosh pits and the dreaded "all ages" show -- you've got smartphones. Yup, it's society's technological crack pipe, without which we'd all be fiending freaks, tapping vaguely at the air in agonizing fits of withdrawal.
The smartphone OS space looks a whole lot different than it did a year ago. Android has seriously stepped up to become the top dog, Symbian is a force no more, and iOS ... well, not everything changes.
Apple has released iOS 5.0.1, an update to its mobile OS that fixes a series of issues that drained the iPhone's battery.
Love or hate Google, you probably don't expect this sort of message from one of the largest and most innovative Internet and technology companies in the world:
Apple has acknowledged a problem with battery life on the iPhone 4S and other devices running its new operating system. The company says a software update coming "in a few weeks" will address the problem.
Apple executive Phil Schiller launches the newest iPhone, the iPhone 4S.
One of the most highly anticipated apps for Apple devices was made available on Wednesday. At least, until it wasn't.
Forget relying solely on touch to control your Apple device. On future iPads, you may be able to control your tablet from across the room using 3-D gestures, such as a swirl or swipe of the hand.
The only scene I really loved in "Star Trek: The Voyage Home" was when Scotty tried speaking verbal commands to a Macintosh Plus. Keyboards always seem to get in the way of doing what I want to do -- and nowhere is this as apparent, or frustrating, as on smartphones and tablets.
We're in a time of flux, my friends. We're sandwiched somewhere between the lazy, crazy days of summer (BBQs! Impromptu trips up the coast! Smuggling fireworks across various and sundry borders!) and the holidays (turkey! ceremonies of various religious ilks! self-loathing brought on by turkey and ceremonies of various religious ilks!).
Research in Motion spent about 120 seconds of its developer conference discussing last week's worldwide outage -- and then made it clear that the company is moving on.
Apple said Monday that it has sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones since its launch three days ago, setting a sales record for the device.
The curtain hasn't even opened on Netflix's new DVD-by-mail spin-off company Qwikster, and many customers are already walking out.
Streaming music service Songza launched apps for Android and iOS on Tuesday that are designed to make it easy for music fans to find and share digital playlists for practically any occasion.
AT&T confirmed today that it will slim down its text-messaging service plans, offering customers either unlimited messages for a flat monthly fee, or a pay-per-text service.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has a suit-and-tie type of reputation in the flip-flops-and-hoodies world of the Internet.
An uncomfortably large percentage of mobile applications are storing sensitive user account information unencrypted on owners' smartphones, according to a new survey of 100 consumer smartphone apps.
Apple introduced an important security feature in the latest version of the iPhone's software, yet it is rarely used by third-party applications, leaving users vulnerable to a targeted attack.
Push Pop Press, an e-publishing startup founded by ex-Apple engineers Mike Matas and Kimon Tsinteris, has announced its acquisition by Facebook.
Google Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys.
Apple's iCloud.com website has gone live, allowing developers to test out the online version of MobileMe's replacement.
We all knew that once Apple starting enforcing new rules for in-app purchases, it would change how media companies do business on the iPhone and iPad.
Update: Google has already released an update to the Google+ app. For those that are having problems, check the App Store and download the latest version.
Look out, iTunes, the Android Market is getting a face-lift.
Google has announced its plans to launch a Google eBooks-optimized e-reader on July 17.
Although so far, Android devices pose the greatest risk of mobile malware, no mobile platform is immune to this problem -- not even Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Apple and Amazon are barreling toward a showdown -- and neither side wants to talk about it.
Following a whirlwind week and a half of product announcements, you can throw Twitter's attempts to differentiate itself as an "information network" out the window -- there is little doubt the company is now entrenched in serious competition with Facebook for the much grander social networking crown.
When Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the new iCloud service and updates to the iPhone, iPad and Macintosh software on Monday, most of the new features sounded, well, familiar.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud, a free wireless storage and syncing service, at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.
Apple has revealed the name of its upcoming online media service: iCloud. But don't let the cute branding fool you. The company has tried this service before, and the iCloud rebranding signals a do-over on one of Apple's greatest failures.
On Wednesday, Apple released a software update for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, fixing a flawed location-storage method that raised privacy concerns last month.
Is Android "the new black"? New research from Nielsen indicates that consumer tastes in smartphones may be as variable as fashion trends.
You should care about Apple's collection of geodata on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, because the method is flawed.
News that iPhones and iPad 3Gs apparently collect continuous information about the whereabouts of their users and store that data in a secret file has lots of Apple fans worried about their privacy.
CNN's NewStream shows how it was able to track a CNN producer's journey through Tokyo using his iPhone.
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) wants answers. Security researchers Wednesday revealed the existence of a file on iPhones and on their computer backups that logs detailed cell phone triangulation data -- and has ever since iOS 4 was released last summer.
The proliferation of tablets from Apple, Motorola, Samsung and Research in Motion is making for a crowded market -- and it's one that will be worth tens of billions in four short years.
Google's Android platform has been growing steadily since its release in 2008. Now, one out of every three U.S. smartphone owners is using an Android-based device, according to a recent report.
By the end of 2011, Android will be the most popular smartphone platform worldwide. At least that's what the International Data Corporation predicts in its latest worldwide quarterly mobile report.
Apple has traditionally debuted new iPhones at its annual software developers conference, but this year's event in June will be 100 percent software news, according to a report.
If you're a die-hard baseball or basketball fan, Steve Jobs just made your day.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance at a company event in San Francisco on Wednesday to present the second generation of the iPad tablet.
Dissension against Apple's new in-app subscription policies is growing, with streaming music service Rhapsody openly opposing the new policy while publishers mull potential courses of action, including litigation.
The enormously popular "Angry Birds" game for iOS and Android just got 30 new levels with a chance to find one more, and the update is free.
Apple has responded to the furor over its supposed App Store policy changes that many believe could affect the popular Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader apps.
Google's mobile platform Android has overtaken Symbian to become the top smartphone platform in Q4 2010, research firm Canalys reports.
Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 4.3, has gained new four- and five-finger multitouch gestures for the iPad, which have great potential to replace some functionality of the device's "home" button.
Selling 10 million units of any product in its first six months of initial release is nothing to scoff at. In the world of smartphones, it's certainly a number to notice.
Lose your iPhone? There's been an app for that since June, but now it's free for owners of newer Apple gadgets.
The iPad will get its first major software upgrade this month when an update to its operating system is rolled out for the tablet computer, according to Apple.
A beta version of Google Instant is now available on many U.S. iPhone and Android mobile devices.
IPhone and iPad users' long wait for an app that allows them to view Flash videos is about to be over.
Skyfire launched its app that plays Flash video on the iPhone one day early, but it didn't expect to pull the app off Apple's App Store so soon.
Android smartphone market share trails iPhone market share by a scant 9 percentage points in a recent study from analysis giant Nielsen.
PayPal's online payment service is ramping up its focus on smartphones.
Can lightning strike twice for Apple in its quest for world software domination? Using the same system it pioneered on the iPhone, Apple is trying to bring its software-distribution system to users of its Mac OS.
While Apple's Wednesday event was called "Back to the Mac," much of the undertones harkened back to its popular touch-screen products.
Two prominent Android enthusiasts aren't taking Apple CEO Steve Jobs' tirade against the Android mobile operating system lying down.
After iOS, Skype is now available for the Android platform, but only on devices running Android version 2.1 or later.
The new Apple TV could be Steve Jobs' best sleight-of-hand trick yet.
Symbian and Android will dominate the mobile operating system market by 2014, research firm Gartner said Friday.
Apple is loosening its grip on its app development for its mobile devices, announcing Thursday that it will drop restrictions on what programming tools developers can use to create iOS apps.
In a move that could further popularize online and mobile video, Apple's iTunes store this fall may begin renting TV programming to viewers for 99 cents per episode, according to a report from Bloomberg News.
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