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2015

iPad's dominance continues to fade in shrinking tablet market, latest IDC data shows

Wednesday July 29, 2015

While the Apple iPad held on to its position as the leading tablet brand worldwide during the June quarter, the gap with other tablet makers shrank -- as did the market overall, according to IDC research data released on Wednesday.

Windows 10 launches to favorable reviews, cautions about bugs and feature gaps

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Early reviews of Microsoft's latest operating system -- released on Wednesday -- have been generally positive, suggesting that it solves problems with Windows 8 while advancing the Windows platform towards the future.

How to keep third-party apps active on your Apple Watch, rather than returning to the clock

Wednesday July 29, 2015

By default, the Apple Watch acts as first and foremost as a watch, displaying the time when a user raises their wrist. But the settings on the Apple Watch also allow users to have the device operate more like a smartphone, resuming the last activity.

Nokia debuts Ozo 360-degree VR camera for professional filmmakers

Wednesday July 29, 2015

The pupa that is Nokia -- the portion not gobbled up by Microsoft last year -- emerged from its cocoon on Tuesday bearing a high-end 360-degree camera called Ozo, a product targeting the nascent virtual reality content creation industry.

24 Hour Deal: $500 off Apple's mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro (3.0GHz, 8GB, 512GB); $200 off iMac 5Ks

Wednesday July 29, 2015

For the next 24 hours, B&H has Apple's mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro (3.0GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,499 ($500 off), plus $500 off two 15" MacBook Pros, $200 off both of Apple's current iMac 5K configurations, and $480 off unlocked 128GB iPad Airs.

Intel and Micron's new '3D XPoint' memory is 1000x faster, more durable than NAND

Tuesday July 28, 2015

Semiconductor technology giants Intel and Micron on Tuesday announced 3D XPoint memory, the fruits of a joint endeavor into non-volatile memory technology the companies claim is the first major breakthrough in the space since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

Livescribe debuts note-taking, audio-recording Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition

Tuesday July 28, 2015

Livescribe on Tuesday added a new model to its digital writing tool lineup in the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, an all-in-one system for digitizing handwritten notes, synchronizing recorded audio and transferring it all to Mac for review and sharing.

Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native Twitter videos

Tuesday July 28, 2015

On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.

Yahoo expected to launch messaging app at New York City press event

Tuesday July 28, 2015

Yahoo is planning to hold a mid-week press event in New York City, where it will probably announce a new messaging app, according to claims made on Tuesday.

'Stagefright' vulnerability compromises Android phones with 1 text message, may affect 950M devices

Tuesday July 28, 2015

A newly discovered security issue in the Android mobile operating system dubbed "Stagefright" has been called one of the worst vulnerabilities to date, and could present a critical issue for some 95 percent of devices in users' hands.

T-Mobile adds Apple Music to list of streaming services for cap-free Music Freedom

Tuesday July 28, 2015

T-Mobile U.S. on Tuesday added Apple Music to the list of streaming services under Music Freedom, a perk for carrier subscribers that excludes those services from counting against monthly data caps.

Motorola unveils larger Moto X Style and Moto X Play phones, updates Moto G

Tuesday July 28, 2015

Motorola on Thursday announced three new Android smartphones, including the flagship Moto X Style, a device that will compete head-on with Apple iPhones expected to launch this fall.

Inside iOS 9: Notification Center streamlined with app alerts sorted by date, Apple Watch battery widget, new iPad view

Tuesday July 28, 2015

A number of small but significant tweaks to the Notification Center in iOS 9 have made Apple's catch-all drop down menu more useful and efficient, including an easier way to remove all app notifications on a daily basis.

UK banks HSBC, First Direct go live with promised Apple Pay support

Tuesday July 28, 2015

U.K. bank HSBC and its First Direct brand enabled support for Apple Pay on Tuesday, delivering on an earlier promise and filling in an important coverage gap in the region.

Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' selected as Centerpiece of New York Film Festival

Tuesday July 28, 2015

The highly anticipated biopic of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, with Michael Fassbender in the title role, will hold the prestigious "Centerpiece" slot at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3.

Apple Watch 'Apps at a tap' ads focus on travel, fitness and music apps

Monday July 27, 2015

Apple on Monday released three new Apple Watch spots done up in the usual "poppy" style introduced with the first Watch ads, this time highlighting third-party travel, fitness and music apps.

Supply chain evidence of 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' disappears, analyst says

Monday July 27, 2015

Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, one of the first to report on the possibility of a 4-inch "iPhone 6c," revealed in a recent interview that he can no longer find evidence that Apple is working on such a device for 2015.

Apple releases fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers [u]

Monday July 27, 2015

Apple on Monday issued the fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this fall.

Apple Music hits 10M subscribers in four weeks, report says

Monday July 27, 2015

A day shy of its one-month anniversary, Apple Music has reeled in more than 10 million subscribers on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and iTunes, a report said Monday.

Keith Richards debuts new music video exclusively on Apple Music

Monday July 27, 2015

In another exclusive, Apple Music on Monday premiered the video for "Trouble," a new single by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.