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2015

Apple details workaround for iOS Messages bug, permanent fix coming soon

Thursday May 28, 2015

Apple on Thursday posted a support document detailing workarounds for a recently discovered bug that crashes the iOS Messages app when a specific text string is received.

iPhone sales surge in Q1 on strong China, emerging market performance

Thursday May 28, 2015

Echoing findings from IDC earlier this month, market research firm Gartner this week estimated global iPhone sales hit 60.2 million units for the first quarter of 2015, in large part thanks to a surge in China.

Google opens Inbox access, brings Cardboard to iOS, updates Places API and Maps

Thursday May 28, 2015

On the first day of its I/O developer conference Google made a series of iOS-related announcements, including making Inbox available to everyone, bringing its Cardboard virtual reality technology to the platform, and announcing updates to the iOS versions of Maps and the Places API.

Apple buys established augmented reality firm Metaio

Thursday May 28, 2015

Apple earlier this month completed an acquisition of Metaio, a German augmented reality firm that first started life as a side project at Volkswagen, for an as-yet-unknown project.

IBM gives workers choice between Macs or PCs, plans to deploy 50,000 Apple MacBooks

Thursday May 28, 2015

Starting on Thursday, IBM workers will be able to choose between a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or a PC when getting a new or updated workstation, according to a company-wide memo.

Google reveals Google Photos with free, unlimited photo and video storage [u]

Thursday May 28, 2015

During the keynote presentation at its annual developers conference on Thursday, Google officially announced Google Photos, a new photo storage and backup service that offers unlimited storage for photos and videos.

Google's Nest team helps create Brillo & Weave, to simplify the connected Internet of Things

Thursday May 28, 2015

Seeking to connect everything around us, from household appliances to public parking meters, Google on Thursday announced Brillo, a low-level operating system that can run on a range of devices, as well as Weave, a communications layer that will allow devices to talk to one another.

Apple adds 5K support to MacBook Pro as target display mode remains absent for Retina iMac

Thursday May 28, 2015

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has become the third Apple computer to ship with the ability to drive high-resolution 5K displays, but Apple's flagship 5K device -- the iMac with Retina 5K display --continues to lack the popular target display mode feature.

Todoist comes to Apple Watch, Moleskine launches Timepage calendar app for Watch & iPhone

Thursday May 28, 2015

Todoist for iOS on Thursday updated with support for the Apple Watch, while notebook maker Moleskine launched a calendar app for both the iPhone and Watch, Timepage.

A history of Jony Ive at Apple: From consultant to Chief Design Officer

Thursday May 28, 2015

Jony Ive -- appointed this week as Apple's first-ever Chief Design Officer -- has a long history of design work for Apple, stretching all the way back to a consulting role in the early 1990s.

Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'systematically plundering' confidential data

Thursday May 28, 2015

Jawbone is suing rival fitness tracker maker Fitbit, accusing the latter of "systematically plundering" corporate secrets by hiring Jawbone workers who smuggled sensitive data before exiting the company.

FCC chairman to propose broadband subsidy for low-income Americans

Thursday May 28, 2015

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler will on Thursday propose subsidizing broadband Internet for poorer Americans, much in the way it currently subsidizes phone bills, officials with the agency said.

Study: Device users more responsive to Android app notifications than iOS

Thursday May 28, 2015

Mobile development services firm Urban Airship on Thursday released a study that found Android users are on average more than two times more responsive to push notifications than iOS device users.

Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

Thursday May 28, 2015

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.

Avago to acquire major Apple supplier Broadcom for $37 billion

Thursday May 28, 2015

The trend toward consolidation in the semiconductor industry continued Thursday with the announcement that Avago will acquire rival Broadcom -- a longtime supplier of communications chips to Apple -- in a $37 billion cash-and-stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion.

First look: Pixelmator for iPhone is a feature-packed mobile image editor

Thursday May 28, 2015

With its first iPhone app offering, Pixelmator stuffs in a dizzying array of photo editing tools normally restricted to more powerful devices like Mac and iPad, including full-featured image adjustment options, a wealth of paint brushes, layer support, effects, a polished design and much more.

Apple Watch owner fined $120 for changing songs while driving

Thursday May 28, 2015

An Apple Watch owner in Quebec was recently fined $120 for operating his wrist-worn gadget while driving, sparking debate as to whether traffic law should consider smartwatches handheld devices, and thus prohibit their use, or Bluetooth accessories.

Apple Pay rewards program coming in June as Android Pay looms, report says

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Apple is reportedly set to announce a rewards program next month that will give perks to customers using Apple Pay, a long-rumored feature that could escalate the stakes in what appears to be a coming battle with Google's competing Android Pay service.

Target looks to support Apple Pay once POS system upgrades complete

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Target CEO Brian Cornell on Wednesday said his company wants to integrate Apple Pay across its retail chain, but must first install point-of-sale technology with chip and PIN or chip and signature technology to conform to the latest security standards.

Video proves Apple Watch can be charged through 6-pin diagnostics port

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Following claims that Apple Watch can be charged through a 6-pin port hidden in its top strap slot, a video published Wednesday not only proves the concept, but shows a physical connection charges faster than Apple's inductive method.