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Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents amid global legal battle

Apple waded into a new battleground in its global legal struggle against Qualcomm, and on Thursday filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel four patents owned by the iPhone modem supplier.

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Hands On: LIFX‘s Beam wall lighting with Apple HomeKit

The Beam is one of the more unusual smarthome accessories on the market, as much a centerpiece decoration as it is practical lighting.

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Coupon Deals: Save up to 400 instantly on Apple‘s Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between 50 and 400 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple‘s 13 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15 MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

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Apple dropped a new GarageBand 10.3 update that makes Artist Lessons free for all users

Apple just released GarageBand 10.3, a major new Mac update that‘s not only free to download but also makes Artist Lessons-- formerly 4.99 each--free downloads for all users in over 120 countries.

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Apple came to Ireland to build a community, not skirt taxes, Tim Cook says

On his European tour this week, Apple‘s CEO visited Ireland, and talked about taxes, the abandoned Athenry data center and the company‘s commitment to the country.

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Here are some of the lowest prices ever on Apple‘s 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, with new deals just added

As we reported earlier this month, supplies of Apple‘s Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro are dwindling, thanks to aggressive bargains on a variety of models. However, BH just launched new discounts on remaining inventory with savings of up to 1,600 off loaded models -- the lowest prices ever -- and the deals are available exclusively at AppleInsider.

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Hands on with the Elgato Eve Aqua HomeKit-equipped smart watering system

The newly released Eve Aqua is a HomeKit equipped smart water controller that tries to make lawn and garden maintenance easy with scheduling, remote control, and even Siri support. AppleInsider has spent a few days testing it out during the latest heat wave.

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Flash Coupon: 15 off 75 at eBay (get AirPods for 134, Apple HomePods for 275 today only)

Today only, save 15 on top of already reduced prices at eBay on orders over 75 with coupon. This offer is valid on AirPods, HomePods, the popular Apple TV 4K, accessories and more. Offer ends tonight at 7 p.m. Pacific.

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Here are some of the lowest prices ever on Apple‘s 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, with new price drops just added

As we reported earlier this month, supplies of Apple‘s Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro are dwindling, thanks to aggressive bargains on a variety of models. However, BH just launched new discounts on remaining inventory with savings of up to 1,600 off loaded models -- the lowest prices ever -- and the deals are available exclusively at AppleInsider.

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Here are some of the lowest prices ever on Apple‘s 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (with new price drops)

As we reported earlier this month, supplies of Apple‘s Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro are dwindling, thanks to aggressive bargains on a variety of models. However, BH just launched new discounts on remaining inventory with savings of up to 1,600 off loaded models -- the lowest prices ever -- and the deals are available exclusively at AppleInsider.

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns amidst relationship scandal

Chief executive has resigned after five years over past consensual relationship with an Intel employee, the company said Thursday. Robert Swan has been named interim CEO.

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AT&T uses Time Warner merger to launch WatchTV, paired with new unlimited data plans

Taking advantage of the recent approval of its merger with Time Warner, ATT on Thursday announced WatchTV, a new live TV service premiering next week -- and initially tied to two new unlimited wireless data plans.

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Free to download Fortnite generates 100M in 90 days via in-app purchases

‘Fortnite‘ has become the second most successful free-to-play game launched on iOS, according to analysts, hitting the 100 million milestone for in-app purchases just 90 days after it shipped on iPhone and iPad, and outpacing its rivals in the ‘battle royale‘ genre.

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Apple AirPower Qi charging mat headed for September landing

After six months of internal testing and refinement, Apple appears to be ready to launch the AirPower charging pad alongside the 2018 lineup of iPhones.

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CarPlay, Monster offerings, and a Bluetooth water bottle: A day at CE Week

At the annual CE Week tech event in New York, Monster announced two public funding offerings, Pioneer shows its wireless CarPlay units, and a Sonos exec spoke about AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

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Hands-on: Walkie-Talkie app in watchOS 5 beta

Demonstrated for the first time at Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Walkie-Talkie is one of the biggest additions coming to watchOS 5 this year. AppleInsider goes hands on with the upcoming app in this video.

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Apple Pay ‘fast lanes,‘ exclusive deals pop up at prominent summer festivals

In what appears to be a new marketing thrust, Apple Pay is being accepted at concession stand fast lanes operating at major concerts and festivals this summer, offering customers a quick and easy option to pay for food and drink.

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Apple wants to replace your car keys with an iPhone

The Car Connectivity Consortium, which counts Apple among its charter members, on Wednesday announced the publication of new digital key standard that allows drivers to actuate vehicle systems like door locks and the engine via an NFC-enabled smartphone.

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Apple-backed car consortium publishes smartphone-as-key standard

The Car Connectivity Consortium, which counts Apple among its charter members, on Wednesday announced the publication of new digital key standard that allows drivers to actuate vehicle systems like door locks and the engine via an NFC-enabled smartphone.

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Cupertino delays vote on employee tax for Apple, other local businesses until 2019

The Cupertino city council has voted to delay a ballot measure seeking approval for an employee tax on some businesses in the city, particularly Apple.

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Apple takes home Cannes Lions award for ‘Today at Apple‘ retail events

Apple on Wednesday won the Brand Experience and Activation Grand Prix at Cannes Lions, a largely ad- and marketing-themed festival, for the Today at Apple program at its retail stores.

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What‘s new in macOS Mojave beta 2?

In macOS Mojave‘s second beta, a few things have changed for the better including enhancements to the new system-wide Dark Mode and better optimization for smaller screens.

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Here‘s how Apple protects your privacy in Safari with Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0

Apple released a new Safari Tech Preview on Wednesday, and it includes the Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0 that was promised at WWDC. AppleInsider looks at what Apple is doing to insure your protection and privacy as you go about your business on the web.

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AirPlay 2 might still be a possibility for Apple‘s AirPort Express in iOS 12

The second iOS 12 beta has gone beyond just spotting the AirPort Express in the Home app, adding more weight to speculation that the discontinued device will be an AirPlay 2 target in the future.

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