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2015

Phone calls, Taptic reminders feature in latest Turlington Burns Apple Watch diary entry

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Week five of Christy Turlington Burns' Apple Watch diary was posted to Apple's website on Tuesday, with the model and aspiring London Marathon finisher focusing on communications, notifications and, of course, workout tracking.

Sony to spend $376M on expanded camera sensor production for iPhone, other devices

Tuesday April 07, 2015

For the second time this year, Sony has announced plans to expand its capacity to produce CMOS camera sensor chips, particularly to deal with component orders for products like Apple's iPhone.

Contentious 'After School' returns to App Store, '1Password for Mac' gets time-based two-step verification

Tuesday April 07, 2015

The controversial high school messaging app After School has returned to the iOS App Store after a fourth-month ban, while 1Password for Mac has been updated with a time-based two-step verification system, and Adobe's Reader app for iOS has been rebranded and relaunched under the Acrobat DC flag.

Chassis allegedly for Apple's A8-powered 'iPad mini 4' shown in new pics, video

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Amidst rumors suggesting Apple's underpowered iPad mini 3 will soon see an upgrade, a new video and accompanying images show off a chassis with minor design tweaks alleged to be coming in a fourth-generation model.

Apple's resistance to hiring felons for Campus 2 construction is unusual, but not unprecedented

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple has found itself in the midst of an unexpected controversy this week after it was revealed that the iPhone maker bars laborers with recent felony convictions from working on its new corporate campus, a practice that may be unusual among private companies, but is not without precedent.

Apple working to market Apple Watch to enterprise, job listing reveals

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple is looking to market the Apple Watch as a tool useful in the enterprise world, and not just as a fashion item, a new corporate job opening indicates.

Apple's Jimmy Iovine played key role in securing HBO Now deal

Tuesday April 07, 2015

When HBO CEO Richard Plepler chose to speed up the rollout of the company's new standalone streaming service and went looking for a launch partner, one of his first phone calls was to entertainment industry legend turned Apple executive Jimmy Iovine.

Deals: Force Touch MacBook Pro Price Drop ($88 to $120 off) ; 256GB 13-inch MacBook Air for $899.99; 64GB iPad mini 2 for $320

Tuesday April 07, 2015

The first set of price drops on new 13" Force Touch MacBook Pros are here, knocking $88 to $123 off Apple's 3 standard retail configs. Meanwhile, Amazon is blowing out a 256GB 13" MacBook Air at $900, Apple's lone 13" MacBook Pro with CD/DVD can be had for $850, a 64GB iPad mini 2 is available for $320, and AI readers save 10% off all Apple-oriented Kickstarter-backed products from BiteMyApple.co.

Apple launches unprecedented campaign across storefronts to hype iTunes debut of 'Star Wars'

Tuesday April 07, 2015

All six "Star Wars" films are being promoted and can be preordered from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store, as Apple is heavily hyping this Friday's digital debut of the legendary film series.

HBO Now streaming subscription channel launches on Apple TV, iOS App Store

Tuesday April 07, 2015

HBO's cable-free subscription service, HBO Now, launched with a free trial on the Tuesday with a new dedicated Apple TV channel and an app on the iOS App Store , ahead of this Sunday's hotly anticipated premiere of "Game of Thrones."

Intel to mask billion-dollar mobile losses with new financial reporting structure

Tuesday April 07, 2015

With its troubled mobile chip unit hemorrhaging cash -- thanks in part to Apple's domination of the smartphone and tablet markets -- Intel this week announced that it would no longer report mobile earnings as a separate line item, instead choosing to lump them in with its money-minting PC business.

Apple Pay picks up 39 new banks, credit unions in run-up to Apple Watch

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple on Tuesday added 39 more banks and credit unions to the roster of institutions offering support for Apple Pay, bringing the total to more than 180 since the service's launch in October 2014.

LaCie adds $950 1TB Thunderbolt SSD model to rugged external storage range

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Consumers looking for Thunderbolt-compatible external storage that can keep up with a rough-and-tumble lifestyle now have a new high capacity option, as Seagate's LaCie subsidiary unveiled an updated version of its Rugged Thunderbolt range that ships with 1 terabyte of solid-state storage.

Samsung expects Q1 profits to drop 30%, but declines are slowing

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Samsung on Tuesday provided investors with a new forecast for its March quarter sales, indicating that earnings declined yet again, likely falling 30 percent from the same period a year ago.

Angela Ahrendts tells retail employees to push customers online for Apple Watch, 12" MacBook launches

Tuesday April 07, 2015

In a leaked internal memo sent to Apple Store employees on Tuesday, retail chief Angela Ahrendts asks her employees to help change customer opinion that Apple product launches come standard with long lines, constrained channel supply and low in-store inventory.

Apple tech applies machine learning to 3D mapping for accurate in-air gesture recognition

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple continues to pursue in-air 3D gesture control technology, and on Monday was granted a patent for a machine vision system capable of recognizing human hand gestures with uncanny accuracy.

All six Star Wars films go digital, headed to iTunes on April 10

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Walt Disney on Monday announced a completely digital re-release of the venerable Star Wars series, which will launch as a collection of all six episodes on April 10 through Apple's iTunes and other outlets.

Apple Watch pops up on wrist of Pharrell Williams during NBC's 'The Voice' [u]

Monday April 06, 2015

As Apple Watch edges closer to release, it appears Apple is releasing sample units to high profile personalities, with Pharrell Williams being among the first.

Apple Pay to face mobile payments competitor CurrentC in mid-2015

Monday April 06, 2015

Apple's iPhone-based Apple Pay service will soon see its first major competition in the mobile payments space as MCX consortium-backed solution CurrentC prepares to go public.

Apple reportedly purchased startup Ottocat to bolster App Store search functionality

Monday April 06, 2015

A report on Monday claims Apple quietly acquired startup Ottocat to bolster App Store search functionality, specifically pertaining to the store's "Explore" feature that surfaces titles for users browsing app categories.