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2015

Firehouse Subs rolls out support for Apple Pay to over 800 locations nationwide

Thursday February 26, 2015

Apple has added another food-and-beverage arrow to its Apple Pay quiver, as hot sandwich chain Firehouse Subs on Thursday announced that each of its more than 860 locations across the U.S. would begin accepting contactless payments through Apple Pay.

Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward' event will be streamed live from its website, Apple TV

Thursday February 26, 2015

As it has done for past events, Apple's upcoming March 9 event, where it is expected to give final details on the upcoming Apple Watch, will be available as a live video stream from the company's website as well as the Apple TV set-top box.

FCC votes to enforce net neutrality by regulating ISPs, unleashes municipal broadband

Thursday February 26, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to regulate Internet service providers as "common carriers" under the Communications Act, preventing those companies from creating so-called "Internet fast lanes," and at the same time effectively neutered laws that impeded the expansion of city-owned broadband networks.

Apple announces 'spring forward' event for March 9, likely to talk about Apple Watch & more

Thursday February 26, 2015

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, inviting them to a keynote presentation on Monday, March 9, where it's expected the company will give more details on the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch, and potentially unveil anticipated new products.

German investment firm Berenberg predicts doom for Apple, sets price target of $60

Thursday February 26, 2015

Berenberg Bank believes Apple's financial model is too reliant on the iPhone, and has predicted that the company's shares will plummet more than 50 percent to $60 -- a price target so extreme that it seems more of a statement than an actual, plausible forecast.

Apple partner Imagination unveils PowerVR 'super-GPU' with 512 ALU cores for game consoles

Thursday February 26, 2015

Imagination Technologies, the company who designs the graphics processors used in Apple's A-series chips, unveiled the PowerVR GT7900 on Thursday, a so-called "super-GPU" that will power affordable game consoles, and could be a candidate for a future Apple TV refresh.

Apple's Tim Cook pledges more growth in Israel during meeting with Israeli president

Thursday February 26, 2015

A meeting this week between Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reportedly included assurances from Cook that the company intends to continue growing its operations in the region, a large part of which are focused on chip design.

Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

Thursday February 26, 2015

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.

Apple's iOS bolsters lead in enterprise for Q4 at the expense of Android

Thursday February 26, 2015

Apple gained ground in enterprise device activations over the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in strictly regulated industries, while Android share slipped over the same period, according to the latest data from Good Technology.

Killer Deals: Apple's 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $399; $400 off MacBook Pro; $319 off iMac 5K

Thursday February 26, 2015

Today only, until supplies run out, readers can grab Apple's 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Space Grey for $399 shipped, while a sister offer slashes the company's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro by $400 -- both of which are the lowest prices we've ever seen for these models.

China removes Apple, other US tech companies from approved government purchase lists

Wednesday February 25, 2015

China has blacklisted Apple and a number of other big name U.S. technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, leaving local companies to fill the resulting void, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Tim Cook to deliver commencement address at George Washington University, receive honorary doctorate

Wednesday February 25, 2015

It was announced on Wednesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver George Washington University's commencement address at the school's graduation ceremony in May, where he will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service.

Google in talks with wearables maker Jawbone over potential investment, report says

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Google is reportedly in preliminary talks to buy a stake in Jawbone, perhaps best known for its popular UP line of fitness trackers, as the Internet search giant moves further into the wearable device industry.

Apple's iPad loses ground to generic tablets in 2014, report says

Wednesday February 25, 2015

A new report from Strategy Analytics published on Wednesday suggests so-called "Brand X" tablets collectively outperformed Apple's iPad and offerings from Samsung in 2014, marking the first time generic device makers beat out the two established brands on a year-end basis.

Google Play Music now stores 50K songs free, Apple's iTunes Match still at 25K songs for $25/year

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Google Play Music on Wednesday was updated to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for free, more than doubling its previous limit of 20,000 songs, and also blowing past the 25,000-song cap of Apple's subscription iTunes Match service.

Apple spotlights 'Focus' starring Will Smith, edited entirely in Final Cut Pro X

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Opening in theaters this Friday, "Focus" starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie was edited entirely using Final Cut Pro X--a fact that Apple has highlighted on the software's official website.

GasBuddy & GreatSchools now providing data for Apple Maps [u]

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Third-party data presented to users within Apple Maps may soon include local gas prices and school locations, thanks to new partnerships with GasBuddy and GreatSchools.

Thanks to 'Serial' & Apple's Podcasts app baked into iOS 8, podcast listens grow 18%

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Though podcasts are not a new medium, the format has seen significant growth over the last few months, attributed in part to the fact that Apple's Podcasts app is now built in to iOS 8.

12-page print ad & digital video showcase Apple Watch in March issue of Vogue

Wednesday February 25, 2015

As the April launch of the Apple Watch fast approaches, Apple has taken out a major 12-page ad in the latest issue of fashion magazine Vogue, and also included a video version in the digital iPad edition.

Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk 'inseparable' in conversation at Oscars afterparty

Wednesday February 25, 2015

One of the top designers in the world and the leader in electric car technology were spotted engrossed in private conversation this past Sunday at an exclusive Academy Awards afterparty, amidst a flurry of rumors surrounding Apple's rumored plans to build its own electric, autonomous car.