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2015

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.

Apple sends out ticket confirmations to WWDC 2015 lottery winners

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple on Friday began sending out Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 ticket confirmations to lucky developers who were selected at random after registering to attend the annual event scheduled for June.

Apple suppliers extend Lightning cable production to Brazil and Vietnam

Friday April 17, 2015

Hardware manufacturers responsible for supplying Apple's official Lightning to USB cable accessory have moved production beyond China and into Brazil and Vietnam, according to an updated Support Pages document.

Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall takes to Twitter for first time, announces Broadway musical

Friday April 17, 2015

In a marked departure from his former career at Apple, Scott Forstall posted on Twitter for the first time on Friday to announce his role as a co-producer in an upcoming Broadway musical, Fun Home.

Apple's 'fundamentally different' iPhone 6 expected to buck seasonal sales trends

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple's iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus will likely perform better in the June and September quarters than previous iPhone models, analyst Gene Munster believes, which will help to propel shares of the company's stock to new highs.

FBR Capital Markets gives Apple trillion-dollar valuation with $185 price target

Friday April 17, 2015

Investment bank FBR this week rated Apple stock with a massive $185 price target, forecasting that the iPhone maker will eventually become the world's first corporation valued at $1 trillion.

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Friday April 17, 2015

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Apple's Phil Schiller, Marc Newson appear in Milan for Apple Watch demo

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson made an appearance at today's viewing event for the Apple Watch at the Salone del Mobile, a furniture design fair currently underway in Milan, Italy.