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2015

Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID fingerprint sensors into touchscreen displays

Thursday February 05, 2015

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.

Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey update adds predictive emojis to iOS 8 keyboard

Thursday February 05, 2015

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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Thursday February 05, 2015

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Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept would estimate wait times at the airport, grocery store, DMV, more

Thursday February 05, 2015

Apple's interest in indoor positioning technology could go well beyond just identifying a user's location, by offering estimated wait times at a variety of businesses, allowing iPhone users to adjust their schedules and save time by avoiding high-traffic periods of the day.

After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky's the limit for Apple Inc's silicon design team

Thursday February 05, 2015

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.

Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60 percent of top 23 U.S. hospitals

Thursday February 05, 2015

An exclusive report by Reuters noted that 14 of the top 23 hospitals in the U.S. have already rolled out a pilot program using Apple's iOS 8 Health app, or "are in talks to do so."

Federal court levies near-$1M fine against Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Typo, makers of a BlackBerry-like keyboard accessory for the iPhone, were ordered Wednesday to pay the Canadian smartphone maker $860,000 plus attorneys' fees and costs after failing to heed a sales injunction handed down last March.

Apple restarts talks with content owners for over-the-top, web-based TV service

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Apple has turned its back on cable companies and is once again courting television programmers in a bid to bring live television content to the Apple TV, a Wednesday report suggests, with talks reportedly in the "early stages."

New iOS spyware targets non-jailbroken devices but requires user intervention to install

Wednesday February 04, 2015

A malware campaign known in the security industry as "Operation Pawn Storm" has begun to target Apple's iOS devices with a new malicious application that can steal photos, text messages, contacts, and other data from non-jailbroken iPhones, but which cannot be installed without users' consent.

Microsoft acquires iOS calendar app Sunrise for $100M - report

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Microsoft has reportedly closed a deal to acquire popular iOS calendar app Sunrise for "at least" $100 million as the software giant continues to invest in rival mobile platforms under CEO Satya Nadella.

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring Michael Fassbender, will hit theaters Oct. 9

Wednesday February 04, 2015

The long-awaited film based on the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters this fall, on Oct. 9.

Apple affirmed to return to Samsung for 14nm 'A9' chips for next iPhones, iPads

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Yet another publication has reported that Apple will once again rely on Samsung for its next generation of A-series processors, returning to a fierce rival rather than expanding its relationship with TSMC.

Rumor: Apple to hold event this month to unveil Retina MacBook Air & finalize Apple Watch specs

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Apple may be planning to hold a media event in late February to showcase the final version of its upcoming Apple Watch, and also debut a newly redesigned MacBook Air, potentially with a Retina display, according to a new report.

Verizon cuts $10 off many monthly shared data plans, starting at $30/1GB

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Ongoing price wars in the U.S. mobile industry have led Verizon to shave $10 off the monthly rate of a number of its shared data plans, in line with aggressive strategies taken by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

Inside the highly customizable companion app that will connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone

Wednesday February 04, 2015

The forthcoming Apple Watch is all about customization, as demonstrated by the long list of user-configurable options found in the companion app hidden within Apple's iOS 8.2 beta for iPhone.

iPhone 6 launch led Apple to 47.7% share of US market, edging Android's 47.6%

Wednesday February 04, 2015

For the first time since the end of 2012, Apple's iPhone edged out all devices running Android for shipments in the U.S., becoming not only the top device, but also the top domestic platform for the quarter.

Apple testing mysterious camera-equipped vehicles in the Bay Area

Tuesday February 03, 2015

A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent weeks could be part of a new Apple project, as at least one of the vehicles is registered to the iPhone maker.

Oscar winner Alex Gibney bringing new Steve Jobs documentary to SXSW Film

Tuesday February 03, 2015

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney will premier his latest project, a feature entitled "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" that chronicles the late Apple CEO's influence on the modern world's relationship with computers, at the annual South by Southwest film festival next month.

HTC disses Apple, Samsung in new rap video

Tuesday February 03, 2015

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC recently released a bizarre music video starring rapper Don G alongside backup dancers dressed as smartphones, dubbed "Hold the Crown," in which the former waxes lyrical about the relative superiority of HTC's handsets and executive team.

Apple Inc. shares approach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.8 billion to shareholders [u]

Tuesday February 03, 2015

On February 12, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, but investors will need to buy shares by February 5th (to have settled ownership of the company's stock by the market's close on February 9) in order to qualify.