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2015

Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

Friday August 21, 2015

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.

Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

Thursday August 20, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.

Apple TV sales slip to fourth place in US streaming device market, study says

Thursday August 20, 2015

According to research released Thursday, Apple TV was overtaken by upstart Amazon in the U.S. streaming device marketplace during 2014, dropping Apple's offering to fourth place in a burgeoning sector it helped create.

Dubai Apple Store opening pushed back to at least October, report claims

Thursday August 20, 2015

The launch of a Dubai Apple Store -- the company's first in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, outside of Turkey -- is being delayed by at least a month, a report said on Thursday.

Apple commissions manmade floral art to promote Apple Watch at London's Selfridges

Thursday August 20, 2015

A new marketing installation commissioned by Apple is filling all 24 windows of London's Selfridges department store with manmade flowers, each matched to the faces of the Apple Watch.

Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance

Thursday August 20, 2015

A test build of Google's forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.

Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing' phrase made famous by Steve Jobs

Thursday August 20, 2015

Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.

Deals: $999 loaded 11" MacBook Air, $1,785 15" MacBook Pro (2015), $300 off 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare, 27" Dell Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99

Thursday August 20, 2015

This week, we've brought back some of last month's most popular offers while extending several others, such as a fully-loaded 11" MacBook Air for $999 ($650 off), the new 15" MacBook Pro for $1,785 ($214 off), a near fully-loaded, early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare for $2,148.00 ($300 off) and Dell's Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99 ($200 off).

With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft

Thursday August 20, 2015

Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes -- it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.

Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party retailers with France's Fnac

Thursday August 20, 2015

On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France's Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.

First look: Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, an iOS-connected writing tablet

Thursday August 20, 2015

Boogie Board on Thursday announced a new version of their popular writing tablet, and for the first time, announced an accompanying iOS app that allows users to quickly sync their notes with their iPhone's camera.

iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

Thursday August 20, 2015

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China -- where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.

Rumor: Sharp, Foxconn tabbed to supply parts for 4M-5M 'iPad Pro' units this fall

Thursday August 20, 2015

The smoke surrounding Apple's long-rumored jumbo iPad is beginning to thicken, as whispers out of Asia suggest that the company has chosen Japanese firm Sharp and Taiwanese collaborator Foxconn to build and assemble touch modules for as many as 5 million 'iPad Pro' units.

Apple issues first Australian bond, raises more than AU$1.2B

Wednesday August 19, 2015

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday local Australia time issued an Australian dollar-denominated bond that according to one report has already reached AU$1.2 billion, or about $883 million.

Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators

Wednesday August 19, 2015

In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.

Samsung to petition Supreme Court over Apple patent fight

Wednesday August 19, 2015

After being denied an en banc rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over a prior decision that kept intact Apple's multi-million dollar patent trial win, Samsung has voiced intent to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court.

Apple Watch Sport owners report unexpected rear logo damage, other text scratching off

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Some Apple Watch owners are experiencing problems with the Apple logo disappearing off the back of their devices, and/or scratching around the surrounding text, according to complaints posted online.

Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'

Wednesday August 19, 2015

A launch date for Intel's next-generation Skylake processors should be announced in a "couple of weeks," a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation.

Apple issues 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers, 5th public beta to testers

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released the seventh beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system to developers for testing, while at the same time pushing out a fifth beta to those participating in the public beta program.

MLB okays Apple Watch for use in the dugout, cell phones still banned

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Major League Baseball will reportedly allow coaches and team personnel to wear Apple Watches in the dugout during games --while continuing to ban other electronic devices, including cell phones --as long as the Watch is not used for communication.