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2015

Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

Thursday August 27, 2015

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reportedly begun to draw down engineering resources in its mobile phone team, shedding jobs and re-focusing efforts on tablets and other home electronics in the wake of the Fire Phone's dismal showing.

Latest guesstimate pegs Apple Watch at 3.6M units shipped last quarter

Thursday August 27, 2015

Though Apple still hasn't announced sales of its wrist-worn Apple Watch, that hasn't stopped yet another research firm from throwing their hat into the ring, estimating that Apple debuted at second place in the wearable device market behind Fitbit.

Apple researching wireless earphones with bone conduction noise cancelling tech

Thursday August 27, 2015

According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is looking into advanced bone conduction technology that would enhance voice communications in an unannounced wireless earphone system.

Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo

Thursday August 27, 2015

A highly suspect photo out of East Asia on Thursday purportedly offers a first look at retail packaging for the next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus," though a closer inspection of its contents reveals a number of design choices inconsistent with Apple's usual aesthetic.

iOS code suggests 'iPhone 6s' will feature Force Touch technology

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Code discovered in a recent iOS build suggests Apple is testing implementations of pressure-sensitive Force Touch gesture technology in its next-generation smartphone hardware, anticipated to launch in the coming weeks.

Apple supposedly confirmed to hold Sept. 9 iPhone event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Following up on rumors circulating earlier this week, a report on Wednesday claims Apple has indeed rented out the large Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for its upcoming iPhone event.

Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.

Apple's Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine to join tech and entertainment luminaries at Vanity Fair event

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Apple CDO Jony Ive will again be attending Vanity Fair's 2015 New Establishment Summit in October to talk design and tech -- and potentially new iPhones -- this time accompanied by Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine.

Griffin launches Survivor Tactical, Ultra Thin cases for Apple Watch

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Griffin on Wednesday launched its first-ever protective cases for the Apple Watch, the Survivor Tactical and the Ultra Thin, adding to a growing selection of aftermarket accessories tailored to Apple's wearable device.

Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Facebook on Wednesday launched "M," a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.

Universal unveils official poster for upcoming Steve Jobs movie

Wednesday August 26, 2015

As the release of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie grows closer, the Hollywood marketing machine has begun to churn faster and Wednesday's rotation brought the release of the official promotional poster.

IDC speculates an Apple 'iPad Pro' could help invigorate 2-in-1 tablet market

Wednesday August 26, 2015

If Apple releases a "larger, screen-detachable" iPad in the near future it could help invigorate the once-quiet 2-in-1 tablet market, IDC suggested in a Wednesday research report.

Windows 10 adoption up to 75M devices nearly one month after launch, Microsoft says

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has already hit 75 million devices nearing the end of its first month, a marketing executive announced on Wednesday.

Coin 2.0 credit card replacement announced with NFC tap-to-pay, free for existing Coin users

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Just after the Coin credit card replacement began shipping to early adopters, the company has announced a new next-generation model with a number of changes, including support for NFC tap-to-pay functionality, available for preorder now, and as a free upgrade for existing users.

Former TSMC engineer gave secret process technology to Samsung, court rules

Wednesday August 26, 2015

An engineer who left chipmaker TSMC for a new job at rival Samsung's foundry division illegally passed trade secrets to the South Korean firm, Taiwan's Supreme Court said in a Wednesday ruling.

watchOS 2, Best Buy expansion expected to boost Apple Watch sales this holiday

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Investment firm J.P. Morgan believes sales of the Apple Watch will see a boost from two key events this fall --the launch of watchOS 2 with support for native third-party apps, and a retail expansion to all Best Buy locations.

Swatch insists 'one more thing' trademark connected to Columbo, not Apple

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Swatch's Swiss trademark on the term "one more thing" is really a reference to a line from the TV show Columbo, according to a spokesperson for the watchmaker.

Killer Deal: $750 off Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M)

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Apple authorized resellers B&H & Adorama are slashing Apple's mid-2014 MacBook Pro by $750 to its lowest price ever of $1,749 with a free notebook sleeve, free shipping and no sales tax collected outside NY.

Apple's Cook awarded $58M worth of AAPL stock for meeting performance goals, sells none

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday acquired 560,000 vested restricted stock units, split evenly between time- and performance-based awards, worth nearly $58 million, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Apple redesigns Workshops scheduling system in minor website update

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a small change to its newly integrated website, allowing customers to easily browse and schedule Workshop appointments with in-store staff at participating brick-and-mortar stores.