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2015

About 20 Watch app developers visiting Apple labs each day under tight scrutiny

Monday April 06, 2015

Roughly 20 developers are coming to Apple's labs in Sunnyvale, Calif., each day in order to test their apps on the Apple Watch, doing so under intense supervision ahead of the device's launch, according to a new report.

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn seeks to change villainous public perception

Monday April 06, 2015

Long thought of as a soulless megacorp that treats workers as disposable cogs in its constantly-grinding machinery, Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn -- one of Apple's closest partners -- granted a rare look inside its Shenzhen factory gates as it attempts to alter that perception.

Samsung fighting off its own 'bendgate' controversy, says Galaxy S6 not bendable in normal daily use

Monday April 06, 2015

After Samsung poked fun at Apple's iPhone 6 for the so-called "bendgate" controversy, the South Korean electronics maker is now in the midst of its own public relations crisis, and has been forced to respond to a video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge bending and breaking.

Apple to release super-high resolution 'iMac 8K' later this year, display partner LG says

Monday April 06, 2015

In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed "iMac 8K" has been outed in a press release that was published by Apple display supplier LG, suggesting the all-in-one desktop will get an even higher resolution screen this year.

Apple Maps showing TripAdvisor, Booking.com reviews in search results

Sunday April 05, 2015

In what appears to be a recent update to Apple's in-house mapping service, hotel reviews pulled from TripAdvisor and Booking.com are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp.

Next-gen Apple TV will not initially support 4K streaming, report says

Sunday April 05, 2015

Industry watchers expect Apple to release a next-generation Apple TV set-top streamer later this year with a slew of upgrades, but the device might not support 4K high-definition content as some anticipated, according to a report published on Sunday.

Apple Watch's first-weekend sales will be interesting, but ultimately unimportant

Sunday April 05, 2015

With less a week left on the calendar before Apple opens preorders for its hotly-anticipated Watch, industry analysts have begun to weigh in with their predictions for opening weekend sales figures. While these numbers are sure to be interesting -- just as they are for the iPhone -- they likely won't mean much for the Watch's future.

Patent could delay Apple Watch debut in Switzerland, report says

Saturday April 04, 2015

The Apple Watch may not be able to launch in Switzerland until at least December of this year because of a patent dating back to 1985, a document from the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property suggests.

How to enable SMS text messaging through Continuity on iPad and Mac

Saturday April 04, 2015

Apple first introduced iMessage to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 5, and now with iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, SMS messages from any phone can be managed across all your connected devices.

Apple to offer in-store launch day pickup option for Apple Watch preorders

Saturday April 04, 2015

After announcing online Apple Watch preorders would commence on April 10, Apple on Friday said it will allow buyers to pick up their reserved device at brick-and-mortar locations on April 24, launch day.

Plaintiffs drop class-action suit claiming Google Android monopoly

Friday April 03, 2015

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google voluntarily dropped allegations that the company illegally created an Internet and mobile search monopoly through Android terms of use agreements.

Fox Business News apologizes after commentator calls Apple CEO Tim Cook a 'bigot'

Friday April 03, 2015

On Friday, Fox Business Network apologized for a remark made by a commentator earlier in the week in which a regular guest called Apple CEO Tim Cook a "bigot" for his stance on religious freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas.

Apple posts in-depth Apple Watch demonstration videos to new 'Guided Tours' webpage [updated with video]

Friday April 03, 2015

Apple on Friday launched an Apple Watch Guided Tours webpage, dedicating space for virtual tutorials that show users how they can expect to interact with various device hardware and software features come April 24.

Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple

Friday April 03, 2015

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.

Ousted HP CEO Carly Fiorina calls Apple's Tim Cook a hypocrite for stance on Indiana law

Friday April 03, 2015

While many of Silicon Valley's elite are in lockstep opposition to Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, former Hewlett-Packard chief and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has taken the other side, accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook of acting hypocritically by opposing Indiana's law but continuing to do business in oppressive countries around the world.

Apple Watch preorders will begin after 12:01 a.m. Pacific on April 10

Friday April 03, 2015

Preorders for the forthcoming Apple Watch will begin just after midnight Pacific Time in one week, on next Friday, April 10, Apple has revealed.

AppleCare+ protection for Apple Watch could reach $999 - report

Friday April 03, 2015

Apple has yet to reveal how much it will charge to add AppleCare+ protection to its new wearable, but new screenshots that purport to show internal pricing suggest that plans will start at $59 for Apple Watch Sport and hit as much as $999 for Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch claims 2015 Red Dot 'Best of the Best' award for product design

Friday April 03, 2015

Apple Watch this week picked up one of Red Dot's 2015 Best of the Best awards for product design, entering into a newly-created "Watches" category even though the device is only shipping to the public on April 24.

'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge just as bendable as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Friday April 03, 2015

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.

On its 5th anniversary, Apple's iPad remains world's best tablet, but tablet market is due for change

Friday April 03, 2015

The iPad has proven to be a bigger success than just about anyone, including Apple, ever predicted. But while the overall tablet market exploded, riding high on the success of the iPad, it plateaued just as quickly, and seems poised for a shakeup in the near future.