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2015

Filming for Steve Jobs biopic underway at tech guru's childhood home

Friday January 16, 2015

Principal filming for a Steve Jobs biopic penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin official started in California on Friday, with crews set up at the house where Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computer in 1976.

Long-running Apple rag MacUser Magazine shuts its doors after 30 years

Friday January 16, 2015

The internet has claimed yet another print victim as London-based MacUser Magazine, one of the oldest Apple-centric magazines in the world, announced on Friday that it would wind down operations following the release of its February 2015 issue.

Samsung to ape Apple's Touch ID with touch-style fingerprint sensor in 'Galaxy S6' - report

Friday January 16, 2015

Samsung's next flagship smartphone will ship with a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in place of the swipe-style sensor that the company employed on the underwhelming Galaxy S5, according to a new report.

Apple employees love CEO Tim Cook, rate company highly on outlook, culture & values

Friday January 16, 2015

A new survey of tech workers places the highest optimism at Apple, where employees believe their company will continue to have a bright future ahead of it under the leadership of Tim Cook.

Intel CEO confident chipmaker can keep powering Apple's Macs by innovating

Friday January 16, 2015

Amid increasing chatter that Apple may consider migrating the Mac to its own in-house ARM processors, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on Friday characterized the two firms' relationship as "strong" and reiterated Intel's strategy of competing for business based on performance, price, and reliability.

RBC raises Apple price target to $123, cites higher than expected iPhone 6 demand

Friday January 16, 2015

RBC Capital Markets on Friday advised investors to stay long on Apple stock, as the investment firm sees multiple catalysts for the company in the near future, starting with the reporting of holiday iPhone sales.

Five barriers that might hold Apple back from moving Intel Macs to custom ARM chips

Friday January 16, 2015

Shortly after Apple introduced its first custom A4 Application Processor in 2010 to power the original iPad, rumors began to suggest the company could eventually migrate its Macs from Intel x86 processors to ARM chip designs of its own. However, there's a series of significant hurdles the company would need to jump first.

Samsung hires former president of Jony Ive's old design studio for global initiative

Thursday January 15, 2015

Looking to freshen up its product range, Samsung in January found a new head of global design in Don-tae Lee, former co-president of a London-based design consultancy called Tangerine, which had Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive as one of its earliest employees.

Apple, Google agree to pay $415M to settle 'no-poach' class action suit

Thursday January 15, 2015

Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley tech companies have agreed to pay out $415 million to settle an anti-trust class action lawsuit alleging so-called "no-poach" measures artificially suppressed employee salaries.

Apple's Swift rockets up programming language rankings, jumps 46 spots

Thursday January 15, 2015

Just six months after its introduction at WWDC 2014, Apple's Swift continues to generate immense interest with developers and is now the 22nd most popular programming language around, according to new rankings published on Thursday.

Baking iBooks into iOS 8 has led to 1M new users for Apple every week

Thursday January 15, 2015

Apple's iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app.

Shares of Apple dip more than 2% following downgrade from Japanese bank

Thursday January 15, 2015

Shares of Apple stock took an unexpected slide on Thursday, and dragged the larger market down as a whole with it, after a high-profile Japanese bank downgraded its rating on the iPhone maker to "neutral."

Ex-Apple iPod chief Tony Fadell to oversee Google's Glass project after reorg

Thursday January 15, 2015

Former Apple executive Tony Fadell --known colloquially as the "father of the iPod" --is set to take over Google's Glass augmented reality project as the search giant reorganizes the stumbling wearable team.

Apple concept shows how Touch ID home button could serve as more complex input controller

Thursday January 15, 2015

The technology that drives the Touch ID home button could be used for much more than securely scanning a user's fingerprint -- a fact highlighted by a new Apple patent application published this week.

Apple retail SVP Angela Ahrendts briefly talks China expansion strategy, sales growth

Thursday January 15, 2015

Apple is set to open five new Chinese outlets in the next five weeks as the company prepares for an influx of shoppers during the Spring Festival, retail chief Angela Ahrendts revealed this week, with four of those outlets in cities that do not currently house an Apple Store.

2011 MacBook Pro graphics class-action suit expands, accuses Apple of concealing defects

Thursday January 15, 2015

Members of the 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failure class-action lawsuit were updated this week on the latest developments in the case, which has expanded to include multiple states and lodges new complaints against Apple, accusing the company of deliberately concealing problems.

Bank of America customers activate 1.1 million cards on Apple Pay

Thursday January 15, 2015

Apple Pay launch partner Bank of America on Thursday revealed that nearly 800,000 of its customers had signed up for Apple's nascent mobile payments initiative, bringing 1.1 million cards to the service in the last three months.

Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch', 2GB RAM

Thursday January 15, 2015

For the second time in as many days, a report from Asia claims that Apple plans to bring the "Force Touch" technology from the Apple Watch to the next-generation iPhone and double the forthcoming handset's built-in RAM to 2 gigabytes.

How Apple Inc. managed to upstage the tech industry at CES for fifteen years

Thursday January 15, 2015

Within three years of Steve Jobs' return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple.

Apple patent points to iCloud-based Touch ID syncing, fingerprint-protected Apple Pay terminals

Thursday January 15, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for an iCloud-based fingerprint storage and cross-device syncing solution, a system that could do away with manual Touch ID setup and power next-generation Apple Pay-enabled POS terminals.