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2015

Some 1,500 iOS apps exposed to serious HTTPS vulnerability, analytics firm says

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Approximately 1,500 iOS apps are exposed to a vulnerability that could let a hacker bypass HTTPS security and steal passwords and other sensitive data, according to research released on Monday.

Review: Apple's all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

Tuesday April 21, 2015

With the launch of its new ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook, Apple has signaled that the future of notebooks is here. The future does indeed look bright, though the initial cost and compromises made in building the new MacBook should keep most people from buying in -- for the first generation, at least.

Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet designs

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Just days before Apple Watch is slated to ship out to early buyers, Apple on Tuesday was granted patents for its unique Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet device accessories, protecting the innovative designs from potential copycats.

Beyonce seen sporting Apple Watch Edition with gold link bracelet

Monday April 20, 2015

Less than a week after star fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showed off pictures of his yellow gold Apple Watch Edition with custom all-gold link bracelet, Beyonce was seen at Coachella wearing what appears to be the same combination.

Apple starts charging Apple Watch orders, preparing units for shipping

Monday April 20, 2015

Ahead of an official launch later this week, Apple on Monday began charging full Apple Watch order amounts to customer credit and debit cards, while updating the official status of certain orders from processing to preparing for shipment.

Google to discontinue YouTube support on older iOS devices, Apple TVs

Monday April 20, 2015

The YouTube app will no longer function on many older iOS devices and Apple TVs after today, a consequence of the YouTube Data API being updated to support newer features, according to an official Google document.

TuneIn, Shazam, RunKeeper among latest apps ready for Apple Watch launch

Monday April 20, 2015

With Friday's launch of the Apple Watch just days away, major developers are still working to add support to their iPhone apps, some new examples being TuneIn Radio, RunKeeper, Shazam, JetBlue, and Instapaper.

American broadcasters turn up the volume on misguided campaign to enable FM tuners in smartphones

Monday April 20, 2015

Millions of consumers have switched off their radios in favor of music and commentary streamed over the internet, a trend that many in the terrestrial broadcast industry allege has been bolstered by device makers and wireless carriers who have conspired to disable built-in radio receivers in a bid to sell more expensive data packages.

Manhattan district attorney grabs attention saying iPhone will become 'device of choice' for terrorists

Monday April 20, 2015

In a weekend conversation on radio station WNYM/970 AM, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the iPhone "the terrorists' communication device of choice," owing to the default disk encryption present in iOS 8.

US Department of Justice expected to block Comcast-Time Warner merger

Monday April 20, 2015

As Apple is said to be in talks with content owners for its own upcoming streaming television service, the U.S. Department of Justice appears poised to block a proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Apple's 2015 Enviromental Responsibility Report shows larger carbon footprint

Monday April 20, 2015

Apple on Monday issued the 2015 edition of its Environmental Responsibility report, trumpeting attempts to reduce the company's contributions to problems like climate change and resource depletion, while admitting gaps in managing its carbon footprint.

Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

Monday April 20, 2015

Apple's plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on Monday, as more than 360 Apple Store locations around the world now run on green power.

Independent Nokia Technologies aiming to return to phone market - report

Monday April 20, 2015

Although Nokia's original mobile phone division was sold to Microsoft in 2013, one of the company's three remaining divisions -- Nokia Technologies -- is planning to re-enter the phone world, a report revealed on Monday.

Apple touts its environmental bona fides in new promotional video

Monday April 20, 2015

Days after announcing new sustainability projects in the U.S. and China, Apple on Monday unveiled a new two-minute video highlighting the company's commitment to environmental responsibility.

Initial Apple Watch production likely build-to-order as Apple gauges demand for different models, analyst says

Monday April 20, 2015

Apple is likely taking a conservative approach in building Apple Watch units at launch, in what is essentially a build-to-order situation for the first units, one analyst believes.

Review: Zivix Jamstik MIDI guitar controller for iOS and OS X

Sunday April 19, 2015

Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play guitar with the aid of lessons on their iPad, iPhone or Mac should check out the Zivix Jamstik, a small, convenient and unique MIDI controller that uses technology to offset the learning curve associated with learning an instrument.

Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

Saturday April 18, 2015

In a quiet update to Apple's dedicated CarPlay webpage, legendary German automaker Porsche was added to a rolling list of companies promising support for the iOS-based infotainment system.

How to enable Apple's Handoff feature between your iOS devices and Mac

Saturday April 18, 2015

One of the key features of Continuity across Apple devices is Handoff. Handoff allows Apple's first-party apps and any third party developers to send an app's data seamlessly between devices so you can "pick up where you left off."

Jony Ive and Marc Newson reveal special Apple Watch Sport Band colors at Milan gala

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson were on hand in Italy to attend a high-fashion coming out party for Apple Watch at upscale Milanese restaurant Carlo e Camilla. During the festivities, important guests were provided early copies of Apple Watch, as well as what appears to be Sport Bands in custom colors.

Roommates stab each other with beer bottles in iPhone vs. Android dispute

Friday April 17, 2015

Two men in Tulsa, Okla. were hospitalized on Friday after stabbing each other in a fight over the superiority of iPhones versus Android devices, according to a local ABC TV affiliate.