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2015

Google to funnel all Chrome for Mac extensions through Chrome Web Store

Wednesday May 13, 2015

All Mac and Windows users of Chrome will soon have to get their browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store, regardless which release channel they're on, Google announced on Wednesday.

Apple favoring sole-source parts for Apple Watch, adding to supply constraints

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Apple is without a backup supplier for many components in the new Apple Watch, a new analysis has discovered, revealing an unusual move for a company that generally works to secure options in its supply chain.

Expiring Deal: $50-$220 off all iMac 5Ks plus free AppleCare & free Canon PIXMA AIO printer

Wednesday May 13, 2015

There's just six days left on an exclusive offer that knocks $50-$150 off 4 dozen different iMac with Retina 5K display models and throws in a free AppleCare Protection Plan, a free Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer, free expedited shipping (and no sales tax collected in 48 states).

Leica, Apple working to fix Monochrom DNG bug that could erase Photos app library

Wednesday May 13, 2015

German optics firm Leica has informed buyers of its new Monochrom Typ 246 digital camera that DNG files generated from the black-and-white shooter are incompatible with Apple's Photos app for OS X, and that using Photos to import Monochrom shots could result in corruption of the Photos library.

Apple and car battery firm A123 on verge of settling job poaching lawsuit

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Apple and battery maker A123 Systems are nearing the settlement of a federal lawsuit which accused the former of poaching engineers and scientists from A123 in an attempt to create a new battery division, according to court documents submitted this week.

Facebook debuts fast-loading 'Instant Articles' exclusively on iPhone app

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Facebook on Wednesday launched "Instant Articles," a mobile-oriented platform through which publishers can have their stories hosted on Facebook servers and theoretically load as much as 10 times faster than a standard Web link.

Apple begins shipping space gray, space black Watch orders with link bracelets, modern buckles

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Customers who ordered space gray or space black Apple Watches have begun to receive notifications that their new devices are being readied for shipment, as have those who chose models with a link bracelet or modern buckle.

First look: Antsy Labs' Duet Apple Watch and iPhone charging dock

Tuesday May 12, 2015

With no Apple branded Apple Watch charging dock available at launch, third-party accessory makers have stepped in to produce a sea of products ranging from integrated Watch/iPhone stands to standalone pedestals. Antsy Labs' Duet splits the difference, offering owners a solution for charging their devices devices side-by-side or separately.

Google debuts first Apple Watch-ready app with 'News & Weather' update

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Google on Tuesday added Apple Watch compatibility to its News & Weather iOS app, the first of what is expected to be many Google product updates designed to nab screen real estate on Apple's new wearable device.

Apple TV gets new channels in Australia, Europe and Japan

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple on Tuesday added new app channels for several countries with Apple TV support, including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

Tuesday May 12, 2015

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

Hundreds of iPhones, other Apple products seized from smugglers at Argentine border

Tuesday May 12, 2015

An illicit shipment of electronics --including hundreds of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks --worth nearly $800,000 has reportedly been confiscated by Argentinian tax authorities as smugglers continue to take advantage of arbitrage opportunities for Apple's high-priced devices.

iOS-connected Lily drone promises to make aerial photography simpler than ever

Tuesday May 12, 2015

A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.

Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

Tuesday May 12, 2015

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming," the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.

FileMaker 14 brings feature, speed improvements across Mac, iOS & Windows

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple-owned FileMaker on Tuesday launched FileMaker 14, a major update of its database software for Mac, Windows, and iOS devices, focusing on speed improvements but adding a variety of other new features as well.

Apple once again tops in tech for environmentally-friendly datacenters, Greenpeace says

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple continues to outpace its Silicon Valley brethren when it comes to making environmentally conscious choices for its expanding datacenter footprint, according to Greenpeace's annual cloud computing report.

Apple seeks new global communications manager for its iAd network

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple on Tuesday began searching for a new global communications mangager for iAd, its iOS-based mobile advertising network, marking another high-level position opened up to the public.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks science, education with China's vice premier

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Tuesday in Beijing, the latest in a string of meetings between Cook and high-level Chinese leaders as the company looks to expand sales and operations in the world's most populous nation.

Verizon gains video, advertising assets in $4.4 billion takeover of AOL

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy AOL at a cost of $4.4 billion, or $50 per share, in what the company said is a bid to advance its "wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy."

Apple's next-gen 'iPhone 6s' to come in rose gold model, feature 2GB RAM, 12MP camera

Tuesday May 12, 2015

This year's iPhone upgrade will feature a rose gold casing color, matching the Apple Watch Edition, according to one well-connected insider, who also revealed it will feature a 12-megapixel camera and 2-gigabytes of RAM, among other changes.