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2015

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.

Ten One Design's Inklet is first 3rd-party app to support Apple's Force Touch trackpad

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Pressure-sensitive drawing is now capable with any stylus or just a finger on the new MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad, thanks to an update to the Inklet OS X app from Ten One Design.

Highly anticipated 'Becoming Steve Jobs' biography now available

Tuesday March 24, 2015

The hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" debuted on Tuesday to set the record straight on Apple's cofounder and upon launch rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Amazon's Rich & Famous Biographies list.

Apple location sharing patent could bring path tracking to Find My Friends

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Apple's current Find My Friends app lets iPhone and iPad users spot acquaintances on a map, but an invention detailed on Tuesday takes things to a whole new level with path tracking and route following.

Apple invents 3-sensor iPhone camera with light splitting cube for accurate colors, low-light performance

Tuesday March 24, 2015

An Apple patent published on Tuesday details a miniaturized iPhone camera system that employs a light-splitting cube to parse incoming rays into three color components, each of which are captured by separate sensors.

Netflix flips switch on streaming services in Australia and New Zealand, lands on Apple TV

Monday March 23, 2015

Netflix on Monday debuted its streaming media services to markets in Australia and New Zealand, with official subscription access rolling out on a variety of platforms including Apple TV.

Italian prosecutors complete probe into Apple over $964M in unpaid taxes, could pave way for trial

Monday March 23, 2015

Apple could potentially face trial in Italy after prosecutors there recently finished a probe into claims that the company's crafty accounting led to more than 879 million euros ($964 million) in unpaid corporate taxes.

Twitter experiments with autoplay video ads on iPhone and iPad apps

Monday March 23, 2015

Twitter on Monday initiated an ad engagement test through its iOS apps that will cause sponsored video ads to automatically play on select iPhone and iPad devices in the U.S.

Apple's new Apple Pay acceptance decal kits raise customer awareness at participating merchants

Monday March 23, 2015

Apple recently activated a program allowing merchants to order Apple Pay decal kits to dress up shop windows and registers, which raises customer awareness of where Apple's payment service is accepted.

Fitbit adds support for multiple trackers, bike tracking as Apple Watch launch approaches

Monday March 23, 2015

With the launch of the Apple Watch just around the corner, Fitbit has updated its software to support daily use of multiple devices from its ecosystem, while the new Surge has gained bike tracking capabilities.

Amazon Music for iOS gets ad-free Prime Stations, Instagram launches Layout for iPhone

Monday March 23, 2015

Amazon has launched a major overhaul of its Music app for iOS, including support for radio stations, while Facebook-owned Instagram has published Layout, a new iPhone app that lets users build collages out of their photos.