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2015

Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.

Apple's Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine to join tech and entertainment luminaries at Vanity Fair event

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Apple CDO Jony Ive will again be attending Vanity Fair's 2015 New Establishment Summit in October to talk design and tech -- and potentially new iPhones -- this time accompanied by Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine.

Griffin launches Survivor Tactical, Ultra Thin cases for Apple Watch

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Griffin on Wednesday launched its first-ever protective cases for the Apple Watch, the Survivor Tactical and the Ultra Thin, adding to a growing selection of aftermarket accessories tailored to Apple's wearable device.

Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Facebook on Wednesday launched "M," a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.

Universal unveils official poster for upcoming Steve Jobs movie

Wednesday August 26, 2015

As the release of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie grows closer, the Hollywood marketing machine has begun to churn faster and Wednesday's rotation brought the release of the official promotional poster.

IDC speculates an Apple 'iPad Pro' could help invigorate 2-in-1 tablet market

Wednesday August 26, 2015

If Apple releases a "larger, screen-detachable" iPad in the near future it could help invigorate the once-quiet 2-in-1 tablet market, IDC suggested in a Wednesday research report.

Windows 10 adoption up to 75M devices nearly one month after launch, Microsoft says

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has already hit 75 million devices nearing the end of its first month, a marketing executive announced on Wednesday.

Coin 2.0 credit card replacement announced with NFC tap-to-pay, free for existing Coin users

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Just after the Coin credit card replacement began shipping to early adopters, the company has announced a new next-generation model with a number of changes, including support for NFC tap-to-pay functionality, available for preorder now, and as a free upgrade for existing users.

Former TSMC engineer gave secret process technology to Samsung, court rules

Wednesday August 26, 2015

An engineer who left chipmaker TSMC for a new job at rival Samsung's foundry division illegally passed trade secrets to the South Korean firm, Taiwan's Supreme Court said in a Wednesday ruling.

watchOS 2, Best Buy expansion expected to boost Apple Watch sales this holiday

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Investment firm J.P. Morgan believes sales of the Apple Watch will see a boost from two key events this fall --the launch of watchOS 2 with support for native third-party apps, and a retail expansion to all Best Buy locations.

Swatch insists 'one more thing' trademark connected to Columbo, not Apple

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Swatch's Swiss trademark on the term "one more thing" is really a reference to a line from the TV show Columbo, according to a spokesperson for the watchmaker.

Killer Deal: $750 off Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M)

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Apple authorized resellers B&H & Adorama are slashing Apple's mid-2014 MacBook Pro by $750 to its lowest price ever of $1,749 with a free notebook sleeve, free shipping and no sales tax collected outside NY.

Apple's Cook awarded $58M worth of AAPL stock for meeting performance goals, sells none

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday acquired 560,000 vested restricted stock units, split evenly between time- and performance-based awards, worth nearly $58 million, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Apple redesigns Workshops scheduling system in minor website update

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a small change to its newly integrated website, allowing customers to easily browse and schedule Workshop appointments with in-store staff at participating brick-and-mortar stores.

For consumers, Apple's CarPlay takes backseat to practical in-car technology

Tuesday August 25, 2015

A study published on Tuesday shows consumers are largely indifferent to high profile automotive infotainment initiatives from Apple and Google, instead exhibiting considerably more interest in practical car technology like blind spot detection and lumbar seat adjustment.

German court rules against Apple 'swipe-to-unlock' patent protection

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Judges in a top German court ruled against Apple's European "swipe-to-unlock" patent on Tuesday, stating that it didn't meet high enough standards to secure patent protection.

Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display and logic board powered on with help from iPhone 6 hardware

Tuesday August 25, 2015

A video and photoset published Tuesday claim to show a partially assembled Frankenphone with "iPhone 6s" display and logic board powered by a host iPhone 6 battery, chassis and other integral components.

Google reopens Map Maker with new safeguards to block controversial edits

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Google on Tuesday reopened Map Maker access in 45 more countries, including the U.S., with a new moderation system designed to prevent a repeat of the offensive Google Maps edits that forced it to disable the system in May.

Apple releases Logic Pro X 10.2, MainStage 3.2 updates with Alchemy synthesizer

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Apple on Tuesday released updates of Logic Pro X and MainStage 3, both of which include support for Alchemy, a synthesizer plugin acquired through the company's takeover of Camel Audio in February.

IDC projects Apple unlikely to make market share gains against Android in coming years

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Even with iPhone sales continuing to be strong, Apple is unlikely to make deeper inroads into Android's global marketshare in the near future, according to projections from an IDC research report released on Tuesday.