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2015

Apple makes 'last-minute decision' to use TSMC for 30% of 'A9' chip orders for next iPhone

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of "A9" chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

Apple Watch preorders estimated at 2.3M units, low supply blamed on haptic vibrator and OLED display

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past proved accurate in predicting Apple's moves, estimates Apple Watch preorders will exceed 2.3 million units, though production bottlenecks relating to the device's haptic vibrator and advanced OLED screen are restricting rollout.

IFTTT's streamlined 'Do' apps get Apple Watch treatment, iPad support

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Popular Web-based productivity tool If This Then That on Wednesday announced upcoming Apple Watch support for its one-touch workflow activation apps Do Button and Do Note, as well as iPad compatibility for all three titles in the "Do" apps collection.

Apple's iOS App Store widens revenue lead over Google Play in Q1 2015

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple strengthened its position over Google in mobile app market revenue during the first quarter of 2015, helped along by massive growth in China, a country that now downloads more apps than the U.S., according to a report by analytics firm App Annie issued on Tuesday.

Apple posts Apple Watch 'Guided Tours' for Phone Calls, Siri, Maps and Music [updated with video]

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple on Wednesday added four more videos to its Apple Watch Guided Tours webpage covering Phone Calls, Siri interaction, Maps navigation and Music playback.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld given custom all-gold Apple Watch band

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple has gifted Karl Lagerfeld with a specially-crafted Apple Watch featuring not just a yellow gold body but also a matching gold link bracelet, according to the fashion designer's personal assistant and bodyguard.

15M Americans say they'll buy an Apple Watch, Reuters poll finds

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple could sell as many as 15 million Apple Watches this year, new survey data suggests, as some 6 percent of U.S. adults --mostly men --say they plan to purchase one of the new wrist-worn devices.

Tumblr, Wikipedia overhaul apps for iOS with new looks and features

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Tumblr and Wikipedia released major updates to their iOS apps on Wednesday, revising their look as well as adding a number of features that expand their use and streamline navigation.

From beaches to bridges, Apple has plenty of possible California-themed names for next OS X

Wednesday April 15, 2015

With Apple's next-generation Mac operating system expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June, AppleInsider looks at possible names the company might choose for its follow-up to the OS X versions dubbed Yosemite and Mavericks.

Tim Cook offers keynote invite, Cupertino lunch in latest Charitybuzz auction

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Charitybuzz today announced that for the third year in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is auctioning off some of his time in order to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, which backs human rights causes around the globe.

European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.

Microsoft updates Office 2016 for Mac Preview, intros new iPhone apps for Office 365

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Microsoft on Wednesday released an updated version of the Office 2016 for Mac Preview, cleaning up bug and performance problems while adding new features, as the company also simultaneously launched two new Office 365 apps for the iPhone, Office Delve and Office 365 Video.

WWDC 2015 scholarships increased to 350 as Apple works to boost gender, racial diversity

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple this year is offering 350 scholarships to WWDC 2015, a substantial increase over last year that will pull in students 13 and older, as well as members and alumni from a number of groups including women, blacks, and Latinos.

Chess grandmaster hid an iPod touch in the bathroom to cheat during tournaments

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Georgian chess champion Gaioz Nigalidze has been accused of using Apple's iOS devices to gain a competitive advantage during tournaments, hiding an iPod touch --which was used to analyze the game being played -- in the bathroom during at least one such event.

Samsung dedicates 200 employees to display team focused solely on Apple products

Wednesday April 15, 2015

A report on Wednesday reveals Samsung recently formed an internal team to make displays expressly for Apple, highlighting the curious position the Korean tech giant currently finds itself as supplier to one of its most bitter rivals.

Teardown of 12" MacBook with Retina display reveals tiny logic board, massive battery [u]

Wednesday April 15, 2015

After it debuted last week to mixed reviews, Apple's all new 12-inch MacBook was dissected by a Chinese owner on Tuesday, who subsequently posted images of the teardown online.

Mophie debuts 'Watch Dock' for Apple Watch with aluminum and leather construction

Tuesday April 14, 2015

Aftermarket accessory maker Mophie on Tuesday announced it, too, will have an Apple Watch dock ready for purchase at the end of April, joining a growing number of manufacturers ready to cash in on early adopters.

Apogee's MetaRecorder field recording app offloads controls to Apple Watch

Tuesday April 14, 2015

Digital audio equipment and software maker Apogee on Tuesday announced the debut of MetaRecorder, an iOS field recording app with advanced features like multi-track support, tagging, file management and even remote control functionality with Apple Watch.

Vendors at 2015 NAB Show brings debut Thunderbolt drives, camera remote accessories, more

Tuesday April 14, 2015

With the National Association of Broadcasters' annual trade show under way in Las Vegas, accessory makers have announced a number of new products designed to serve the needs of media professionals wielding Macs and iOS devices.

Rare functional Apple I computer up for auction on eBay, 10% of sale price goes to charity

Tuesday April 14, 2015

A fully functional Apple I computer built in 1976 with add-ons like an original Apple I cassette interface board is currently being auctioned off on eBay, with a portion of the final sale price earmarked for charity.