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2015

Apple Stores will cater to Apple Watch Edition buyers with 30 minutes of hands-on time

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Starting April 10, standard appointments for sampling Apple Watch will run 15 minutes, but shoppers interested in the $10,000-and-up Apple Watch Edition will get a half-hour to see how it looks and fits.

Facebook announces Messenger API, spherical videos & more at F8 conference

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Facebook on Wednesday made a series of announcements at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, revealing plans to make Messenger a platform, and improve other aspects of its social network with functions like Share Sheets, spherical videos, and an embeddable video player.

Yelp adds outdoor activities, florists, nightclubs & more to direct booking options

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Yelp this week introduced five new business categories users can transact with via its website and mobile apps, including outdoor activities, florists, nightclubs, spas and salons, and even legal advisors.

Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt -- and possibly even Apple's Lightning.

Yet another outage hits Apple's App Store & iTunes, preventing searches, discovery & downloads

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Apple's cloud-based woes continue to reappear, with a major outage hitting the App Store, iTunes Store and other digital storefronts on Wednesday, seemingly affecting users around the world and preventing them from searching for and downloading apps or other content [updated].

Apple's early 2015 MacBook Air confirmed to support 60Hz 4K external displays

Wednesday March 25, 2015

While Apple says that its latest MacBook Air will officially support external monitors with resolutions up to 2,560-pixels-by-1,600-pixels, tests have shown that the slim portable can actually drive an external 4K display at a full 60Hz.

Apple's Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date

Wednesday March 25, 2015

An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.

First look: Fantastical 2 for Mac brings advanced calendaring to OS X Yosemite

Wednesday March 25, 2015

After launching a successful follow-up to popular calendar app Fantastical for iPhone and iPad, developer Flexibits returns its attention to Mac with Fantastical 2 for OS X, bringing a slew of new features like Today widgets and extensibility support.

Apple Campus 2 recycled water project set for final approval [u]

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Apple, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the city of Sunnyvale and the California Water Service Company may soon break ground on a joint $17.5 million project that will pipe recycled water into Cupertino and Apple's sprawling Campus 2 headquarters.

UK Parliament approves $1.5M plan to supply members with new iPad Air 2s, laptops

Tuesday March 24, 2015

The UK's House of Commons has decided to give each member of parliament a copy of Apple's latest iPad Air 2, as well as a laptop, as part of a project that will cost taxpayers almost $1.49 million.

Apple buys flexible, fast database software firm FoundationDB with eye on the cloud

Tuesday March 24, 2015

A report on Tuesday claims Apple recently purchased FoundationDB, a database software company that touts fast speeds via a durable and scalable NoSQL, ACID-compliant architecture.

HP to replace audio vendor Beats with Bang & Olufsen

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced high-end audio equipment maker Bang & Olufsen will be lending its expertise to upcoming products, a partnership forged after Apple last year declined to extend a longstanding Beats tie-up.

Facebook begins rolling out nostalgic 'On This Day' feature to Web, mobile app

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Facebook on Tuesday announced the debut of a new feature for users of its website and mobile apps, "On This Day," meant to spark nostalgia by highlighting content posted to the site in years past.

iOS 8.3 allows users to turn off password requirement for free App Store downloads

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Apple's pre-release betas of iOS 8.3 include an option to disable password entry when downloading free applications from the App Store, removing a potential inconvenience for users.

Site cleared for Apple's new flagship retail store at San Francisco's Union Square

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Apple's efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project.

Apple releases new iOS 8.3 betas for both developer and public testing

Tuesday March 24, 2015

The fourth beta of iOS 8.3 was issued to developers on Tuesday, while members of the public iOS beta program were given their second build of the forthcoming software update.

New 'Try the Watch' app uses augmented reality to visualize wearing an Apple Watch

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Consumers who are still unsure of how the Apple Watch will look on their wrist can now get a better idea using nothing but their iPhone, a printer, and a pair of scissors thanks to a new augmented reality app from Belgian IT firm Underside.

Last Call: Free LG super drive, Free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones, and up to $354 off all 2014 BTO MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Tuesday March 24, 2015

For just 24 more hours, we're give away $200 in accessories -- a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones -- with the purchase of any BTO mid-2014 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (with fresh price drops on 13" models). Readers can also pair the offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

Apple TV app lineup expands with TED, Tastemade, Young Hollywood

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Amid reports of a major hardware and software refresh coming later this year, Apple on Tuesday added three more app channels to the current-generation Apple TV: TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood.

Magzet aims to bring MagSafe-like functionality to 3.5mm audio jacks

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Anyone who has ever had their headphones yanked off their head after getting the cord caught on a doorknob or dealt with a loose plug from from too many insertion cycles will appreciate the idea behind Magzet, a new adapter that adds MagSafe-like functionality to the audio jack.