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2015

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.

For consumers, Apple's CarPlay takes backseat to practical in-car technology

Tuesday August 25, 2015

A study published on Tuesday shows consumers are largely indifferent to high profile automotive infotainment initiatives from Apple and Google, instead exhibiting considerably more interest in practical car technology like blind spot detection and lumbar seat adjustment.

German court rules against Apple 'swipe-to-unlock' patent protection

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Judges in a top German court ruled against Apple's European "swipe-to-unlock" patent on Tuesday, stating that it didn't meet high enough standards to secure patent protection.

Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display and logic board powered on with help from iPhone 6 hardware

Tuesday August 25, 2015

A video and photoset published Tuesday claim to show a partially assembled Frankenphone with "iPhone 6s" display and logic board powered by a host iPhone 6 battery, chassis and other integral components.

Google reopens Map Maker with new safeguards to block controversial edits

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Google on Tuesday reopened Map Maker access in 45 more countries, including the U.S., with a new moderation system designed to prevent a repeat of the offensive Google Maps edits that forced it to disable the system in May.

Apple releases Logic Pro X 10.2, MainStage 3.2 updates with Alchemy synthesizer

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Apple on Tuesday released updates of Logic Pro X and MainStage 3, both of which include support for Alchemy, a synthesizer plugin acquired through the company's takeover of Camel Audio in February.

IDC projects Apple unlikely to make market share gains against Android in coming years

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Even with iPhone sales continuing to be strong, Apple is unlikely to make deeper inroads into Android's global marketshare in the near future, according to projections from an IDC research report released on Tuesday.

TuneIn launches ad-free Premium service with audiobooks, live sports & language courses [u]

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Radio and podcast service TuneIn on Tuesday launched a new subscription tier, TuneIn Premium, adding things like audiobooks, live sports, and ad-free stations for a monthly fee. [updated]

Killer iMac 5K Deal: Free Microsoft Office (or Free 1TB WD My Passport Drive & AirPrint Printer ), Free super drive and up to $219 off all models

Tuesday August 25, 2015

For a limited time, AI readers can save up to $219 on Apple's iMac 5Ks plus get a free copy of Microsoft Office for Mac (or a free combo of a 1TB WD My Passport Drive & Canon all-in-one AirPrint Printer). Each also includes a free LG super drive, a free 3-piece Corel Creative Suite, free shipping and no sales tax collected in 48 states.

Apple, Best Buy alliance grows with more Apple Watch locations, expanded in-store service

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Electronics retailer Best Buy on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of its partnership with Apple, a move that will include hundreds of new Apple Watch points of sale as well as a larger Apple presence in Best Buy stores.

VMware launches Fusion 8 with Windows 10 & OS X El Capitan support

Tuesday August 25, 2015

VMware on Tuesday launched Fusion 8, an updated version of its virtualization tool for Mac users who want to run Windows -- or other operating systems -- without having to boot into the other OS.

Philips adds new wireless dimmer to Hue lighting range

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Fans of Philips's popular Hue programmable LED lights now have a more tactile way to control the bulbs' brightness with the announcement of the new Hue wireless dimming kit.

Wells Fargo upgrades Apple stock to 'outperform,' says recent correction is an overreaction

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Longtime Apple bear Wells Fargo Securities changed its rating on the iPhone maker on Tuesday, saying recent losses in the company's stock have been overdone, especially in light of the company's continued success in China.

Rumor: Apple might rent out new San Francisco space for iPhone event

Monday August 24, 2015

Piecing together clues about a "mysterious" week-long trade show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a report on Monday suggests Apple might have rented out the massive space for its annual iPhone event.

Apple issues sixth Xcode 7 beta to developers with minor bug fixes

Monday August 24, 2015

Apple on Monday released to developers the sixth beta version of its upcoming Xcode 7 coding tool with support for watchOS 2.0 beta, OS X 10.11 beta, and iOS 9 beta 5 SDKs.