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2015

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.

Time Warner CEO 'pretty confident' Apple subscription TV service in development

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Speaking during a Wednesday financial results call, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he is "pretty confident" Apple will be launching a subscription streaming TV service in the near future, callling the company "very forward-thinking about television."

Apple already plans to expand R&D center in Israel, just weeks after opening

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Apple is said to be looking to provide employees at its research and development center in Herzliya with more space, only a matter of weeks after the the new facility officially opened.

Microsoft hopes to court iOS apps to Windows 10 with Objective-C support

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to add Objective-C support to its forthcoming Windows 10 platform, a move that will make it easier than ever for iOS developers to port their applications over to the Windows platform.

EU scrutiny of Irish tax deals could have 'material' impact on Apple, company says

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Apple has begun to prepare investors for the possibility that the European Commission's ongoing investigation into Ireland's corporate tax arrangements, which the commission argues amount to illegal state aid, could force the company to suffer a significant financial loss.

Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code, .NET Core preview to Mac

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Presenting at its Build developer conference on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the first version of Visual Studio compatible with Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code.

Fashion industry gets its revenge as Donna Karan hires away Apple creative director

Wednesday April 29, 2015

After years of poaching top fashion industry executives, Apple has found itself on the losing end as Donna Karan has reportedly hired Hector Muelas -- who served as creative director of worldwide marketing communications at Apple -- to fill a similar role at the fashion conglomerate.

iOS 8 adoption cracks 80% mark in latest App Store data

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Adoption of iOS 8 among iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners is up to 81 percent of active devices, Apple said on Wednesday in the latest update of its App Store distribution data, measuring traffic from April 27.

Samsung reclaims lead over Apple in global smartphone shipments during March quarter

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Despite strong iPhone sales, Samsung was able to top Apple in terms of smartphone shipments during the March quarter and reclaim market leadership, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Wednesday.