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2015

Mophie launches waterproof Juice Pack H2Pro battery case for Apple's iPhone 6

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Mophie on Tuesday revealed a new battery case, the Juice Pack H2Pro, which it said will not only extend the battery life of an iPhone 6 but make it waterproof to a depth of 1.2 meters (about 4 feet) for 30 minutes.

Beats Music rebranding may not be imminent, as Apple still doesn't have necessary licenses

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Despite rumors that Apple could rebrand and relaunch Beats Music as soon as next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, a new report suggests that's unlikely, as the company apparently does not have the licensing deals finalized for such a change.

Over a week after launch, Apple Watch still draws long line of buyers at Colette in Paris

Tuesday May 05, 2015

It's been over a week since retail sales of Apple Watch began at a select few boutique stores around the world. In Paris, the exclusive location for obtaining one is still managing a line of over 70 people waiting to buy.

Volkswagen intros Watch remote app, Dropbox to get in-app creation of Office docs

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced an Apple Watch app that will offer remote control of many car functions, while Dropbox released a significant update to its iOS client and promised that users will soon be able to create Office documents from within the app.

iOS-exclusive Periscope torpedoed Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV sales, promoter says

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Even after shattering pay-per-view records, at least one person involved in the "fight of the century" believes it could have been even bigger without the availability of illegal video streams through Twitter's iOS-exclusive Periscope app.

Apple Watch workout battery life falling short in some cases, owners complain

Tuesday May 05, 2015

The Apple Watch can offer inconsistent power consumption while tracking workouts, particularly during outdoor activities like cycling, according to a handful of complaints received by AppleInsider and seen on Twitter.

'CBS Sports' & 'USA Now' channels come to Apple TV [u]

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Apple continues to gradually expand the channel options available on its Apple TV set-top box, with both "CBS Sports" and "USA Now" automatically arriving on second- and third-generation devices on Tuesday.

EU delays judgement on Apple's Irish tax deal as discovery proves 'time consuming'

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Initially slated for mid-June, the European Commission's investigation into Apple's tax arrangement with Irish authorities will not be completed until later in the year, Europe's competition chief said Tuesday.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was America's top-paid female executive in 2014

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Though she was only an Apple employee for about half of the year, Angela Ahrendts earned nearly $83 million last year, making her the highest paid female executive in America.

How to sync a music playlist to Apple Watch

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Complementing great fitness tracking and workout features, Apple Watch users can save and play back music locally on their device, meaning they can leave their iPhone at home.

Apple Watch 'particle cloud' pairing method likely revealed in new patent

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Lost amidst a sea of flashy hardware technologies introduced with Apple Watch was a new image-based pairing technique distinguished by a "particle cloud" effect. On Tuesday, Apple received a patent detailing what appears to be the bedrock of this unique pairing procedure, hinting at its use in future products.

Apple publishes Apple Watch band design guidelines for accessory makers

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple on Monday posted to its website a previously unreleased document detailing Apple Watch band design guidelines for third-party manufacturers interested in making aftermarket straps for the device.

Apple Maps Connect updated with support for five new European countries

Monday May 04, 2015

Continuing its internal mapping initiative, Apple on Monday added Maps Connect support to five new regions, allowing users in those countries to add and edit points of interest.

Apple updates Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines website with new design, more resources

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple on Monday updated the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines website with a refreshed look and new software design resources for app developers.

Apple TV remote control to get touch pad when new version launches in June, report says

Monday May 04, 2015

According to a report on Monday, the Apple TV isn't the only piece of hardware in line for a redesign this year, as the device's long-in-the-tooth remote control is now expected to come with a built-in touch pad.

How to start and monitor a workout on Apple Watch

Monday May 04, 2015

One of the highlight features of the new Apple Watch is its fitness tracking abilities, which lets users track movement throughout the day, keep tabs on wellness goals and monitor specific workout routines.

Apple hires new general contractor to finish Campus 2 interior

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple is signing on a new general contractor to help finish Campus 2, the company's upcoming ring-shaped headquarters being constructed in Cupertino, Calif., according to a Monday report.

Apple stops iOS 8.2 code signing, prevents downgrades from iOS 8.3

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple has stopped signing the code for iOS 8.2, meaning that anyone wanting to downgrade from iOS 8.3 through iTunes will no longer be able to do so, accounts indicated on Monday.

GE to develop new LED bulbs that work with Apple's HomeKit

Monday May 04, 2015

General Electric on Monday announced plans for a new color-changing LED light bulb, due to ship sometime later this year, that will come out of the box with support for Apple's HomeKit system.

Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets - report

Monday May 04, 2015

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.