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2015

ACLU launches iOS app to record law enforcement encounters

Thursday April 30, 2015

Looking to reduce "over-policing" and surface instances of excessive force, the American Civil Liberties Union of California on Thursday launched a smartphone app that lets users securely document law enforcement encounters.

Apple Store app for iOS updated with Apple Watch support

Thursday April 30, 2015

Apple on Thursday rolled out an updated version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Apple Watch, which lets users keep track of orders, pick up purchases, check in to Genius Bar appointments and more.

Ford details CarPlay integration with SYNC infotainment system

Thursday April 30, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields on Thursday offered a few more details about plans to integrate Apple's CarPlay into future vehicles, saying that while support is coming, Ford's SYNC infotainment system will be the star of the show.

Amazon Instant Video gets HD, cellular streaming on iOS, Waze launches 'Unusual Traffic' Twitter feeds

Thursday April 30, 2015

Amazon on Thursday released a major update to its Instant Video iOS client, while Waze launched Unusual Traffic, a series of city-based Twitter accounts hooked into data from its mobile navigation apps.

Apple updates iMovie for iOS with fix for incorrectly cropped photos

Thursday April 30, 2015

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, addressing an issue that sometimes caused portrait photos to be cropped incorrectly.

Amid rumors of an Apple buyout, Nokia's maps business shines in otherwise disappointing quarter

Thursday April 30, 2015

Shares of Nokia fell more than 12 percent on Thursday after the company's networking division reported disappointing results. But a bright spot was its "Here" mapping division, which is rumored to be a potential acquisition target for Apple.

Apple opens up early access to App Analytics for developers on iTunes Connect

Thursday April 30, 2015

Apple on Thursday offered developers the option to register for the App Analytics beta, opening early access to a feature originally announced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference.

Undeterred by Tim Cook's browbeating, supply chain 'guesstimators' soldier on with Apple Watch appraisal

Thursday April 30, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook took supply chain "guesstimators" to task on the company's second-quarter earnings call earlier this week, but that did not stop one firm from moving ahead with its own analysis of Apple's new wearable device.

How to manage notification alerts on your new Apple Watch

Thursday April 30, 2015

Managing and customizing notifications is key to having a great experience with the Apple Watch. By default, many of your apps will mirror the notification settings on your iPhone, but dealing with all those apps on your wrist can be a chore.

Teardown shows Apple Watch S1 chip has custom CPU, 512MB RAM, 8GB storage

Thursday April 30, 2015

The first complete teardown of the S1 system-on-chip in the Apple Watch shows parts from a number of different manufacturers, including a Broadcom wireless chip, and memory from Elpida, Toshiba, and SanDisk, a detailed look inside the custom chip revealed on Thursday.

Apple's iPad remains dominant in shrinking tablet market

Thursday April 30, 2015

More than one out of every four tablets sold in the first quarter of 2015 bore an Apple logo, new data indicates, though the worldwide market for tablets and convertible devices continues to contract.

Sony operating profits set to quadruple, aided by iPhone camera sensor orders

Thursday April 30, 2015

Based in large part on strong sales of camera sensors for products like Apple's iPhone, Sony is forecasting that its operating profits will more than quadruple in the coming year, a report said on Thursday.

Apple spending on research and development swells again to $1.9 billion

Thursday April 30, 2015

Apple's spending on research and development surged year over year by another $500 million last quarter, reaching $1.9 billion and growing to 3.3 percent of the company's total net sales.

Apple to aid Japan's elderly with iPads in latest fruits of IBM alliance

Thursday April 30, 2015

Japan Post has forged a deal with Apple and IBM that will see iPads put in the hands of elderly Japanese under the care of the national Watch Over service, the companies announced on Thursday.

Samsung profit dips as feature phone, tablet sales slide

Thursday April 30, 2015

South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung has taken a sizable year-over-year profitability hit in its mobile phone division, with declining sales of high-volume, low-cost feature phones and tablets dragging down its bottom line.

Future iPhones may sport both telephoto and wide angle cameras, patent application suggests

Thursday April 30, 2015

Coming amid rumors of a next-generation iPhone with dual lenses, an Apple patent application published Thursday reveals a setup that features both wide angle and telephoto cameras.

Apple reportedly poaches more BBC Radio 1 staff for streaming music project

Wednesday April 29, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims Apple poached a handful of top producers from BBC Radio 1 to work on a secret streaming music service rumored to debut later this year, potentially as a rebranded Beats Music.

Third-party iPad software to blame in delay of American Airlines planes

Wednesday April 29, 2015

American Airlines on Wednesday said it identified an issue that delayed some 70 planes on Tuesday after crew iPads crashed, blaming the kerfuffle on mismanaged third-party software, not Apple hardware.

Evernote adopts new Plus tier and revamped Premium option, Airbnb comes to iPad

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Evernote on Wednesday added a new Plus tier to its notetaking services, simultaneously changing up its Premium subscription, while Airbnb introduced a native iPad interface to its iOS app.

Apple Watch rollout delayed by defective Taptic Engine vibrator

Wednesday April 29, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims Apple discovered a serious flaw in certain vibrator mechanisms that power Apple Watch's Taptic Engine, prompting completed units to be scrapped just prior to launch.