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2015

Apple Watch faces yield issues as Apple taps Foxconn to build, Samsung to provide OLEDs - report

Tuesday March 17, 2015

As production of the Apple Watch ramps up ahead of its April 24 launch, Apple is apparently still facing yield issues, and continues to tweak its suppliers as it works to bring the wearable device to market.

MacID Touch ID login for Mac free for limited time, Airbnb and Target iPhone apps updated

Tuesday March 17, 2015

The Touch ID-based cross-platform Mac unlocking tool MacID has been updated to version 1.1, temporarily going free for a limited window, while Airbnb has added new conditional rules to its iPhone app, and Target has updated its iPhone shopping with new Store Search and customization options.

Nintendo to bring games and IP to smartphones with DeNA partnership

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Video game giant Nintendo on Tuesday announced its classic characters, as well as some new faces, will make their way to "smart devices" through a partnership with mobile app developer DeNA.

Apple Watch band with modern buckle detailed in newly granted patent

Tuesday March 17, 2015

With final Apple Watch details fleshed out earlier in March, patents for the device have started to show up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including a design published on Tuesday for what Apple calls the modern buckle band.

Adobe reveals Document Cloud, Acrobat DC with e-signing, photo PDF conversion, more

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Adobe on Tuesday unveiled Document Cloud, an all-encompassing digital document management solution that includes a new touch-enabled version of Acrobat and two iOS-specific apps.

Apple dodges $100M lawsuit over alleged infringement of wireless tech patents

Monday March 16, 2015

A U.S. federal court jury on Monday found Apple not to have infringed on wireless technology patents asserted by Canadian licensing firm Conversant Technologies, which sought damages totaling $100 million for the alleged misuse.

Apple to launch online TV service with support from major providers this fall, report says

Monday March 16, 2015

Apple is reportedly in talks with major television content providers and broadcasters to launch a subscription online TV service that will be piped to Apple TV and supported iOS devices.

Apple among big tech companies reportedly in talks to buy Boeing communications satellite

Monday March 16, 2015

Boeing is marketing advanced high-throughput communications satellites to large technology firms, such as Apple and Google, and could reach a deal to build a unit for a major industry player this year.

Apple to accept non-iPhone trade-ins with expanded Reuse and Recycling Program, report says

Monday March 16, 2015

Apple is planning to add Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets to the list of acceptable trade-ins for its Reuse and Recycling Program, which exchanges used hardware for Apple Store gift cards.

Hedge fund managers want to buy more Apple stock but fear risk

Monday March 16, 2015

The heads of major hedge funds are so bullish on shares of Apple that they wish they could buy more, but doing so would put them at too great a risk with less diversification.

T-Mobile brings Data Stash rollovers to Simple Choice prepaid subscribers

Monday March 16, 2015

T-Mobile USA has announced plans to bring Data Stash -- a policy rolling over unused 4G data from each month -- to new and existing Simple Choice prepaid subscribers, having previously limited the perk to postpaid customers.

Marvell ships first SDK support for Apple's iOS 8 HomeKit with its ARM IoT chips powering connected appliances

Monday March 16, 2015

Marvell announced that it is the first silicon vendor to release a complete software development kit (SDK) for Apple's HomeKit, which it has paired with its controller and wireless components, noting that several manufacturers are already using its products to develop new HomeKit accessories.

Apple issues new OS X 10.10.3 beta, fixing bug that affected latest MacBooks

Monday March 16, 2015

Only a few days after the previous build was issued to developers, Apple has provided a new beta of OS X 10.10.3, addressing a crashing bug that affected the newly released 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Eddy Cue blasts Alex Gibney's 'mean-spirited' Steve Jobs documentary at SXSW

Monday March 16, 2015

A fresh cinematic look at the life of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, has been met with scorn from Apple employees following its debut at the annual South by Southwest film festival.

Apple drops need for Watch app submissions to have screenshots from real hardware

Monday March 16, 2015

Apple has tweaked the requirements for Apple Watch app submissions, eliminating a problematic phrase which asked for a screenshot taken with a real Watch, not iOS Simulator, prior to the device's release.

BlackBerry staggers back into the tablet market with Samsung hardware and IBM software

Monday March 16, 2015

Downtrodden Canadian device maker BlackBerry has revealed its latest effort to maintain some semblance of grip on the enterprise with the SecuTablet, a modified Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with security software provided by IBM and encryption hardware from Secusmart, a German firm acquired by BlackBerry in December.

Exclusive March aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring, tunnel, theater progress, more

Monday March 16, 2015

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project continues to progress on its "Spaceship" Ring, where concrete panels are filling out a floor. Tunnels that will connect to parking garages are emerging, the first parking structure is getting its finishing steps before the installation of solar panels.

Upcoming Apple Watch shop at Tokyo's Isetan department store could be permanent display

Monday March 16, 2015

Apple is constructing a dedicated Apple Watch shop at the trendy Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, a display that could become a permanent fixture when the device launches in April.

Who's afraid of the Apple Watch?

Sunday March 15, 2015

Apple Watch has incited more mocking disbelief, concerned handwringing and passionate prognostications of doom--for Apple, for its buyers, for society in general--than any product since iPhone, with the potential exception of iPad. Maybe Apple is onto something here.

Gazelle wants to buy your old MacBooks and is throwing in some extra cash for the next week

Saturday March 14, 2015

Gazelle this week is looking to help readers make the jump to one of Apple's newly announced MacBooks by offering to pay hundreds of dollars -- and in some cases over $1000 -- for previous generation MacBooks, with an added $20 bonus and extended 45 day price lock.