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2015

Apple asks developers to submit WatchKit apps for fast approaching Apple Watch launch

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Apple on Tuesday issued a notice to its development community, asking for applications based on the new WatchKit tools for Apple Watch to be submitted to the App Store.

Smartphone users becoming more discerning about the apps they use, Gartner says

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Six years into the current incarnation of the mobile app marketplace, a recent survey suggests that while smartphone owners have not lost their appetite for new apps, developers hoping to make it into users' everyday rotation have a higher bar to reach.

Microsoft ditches ARM for Intel with new $499 Surface 3, its latest iPad competitor

Tuesday March 31, 2015

After two generations of ARM-based tablets that ran a limited version of Windows, Microsoft has finally abandoned the low-power processors for Intel's latest Atom chips, allowing the third-generation Surface to run full-fledged Windows 8.1.

Reviewers say Samsung's Galaxy S6 tops Android heap, but S6 Edge is solution in search of problem

Tuesday March 31, 2015

The early word is out on Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, with many reviewers praising the company's design efforts --†even as they acknowledge its Apple-esque form --†while questioning the S6 Edge's raison d'Ítre.

Two-thirds of Apple Pay users running into problems at checkout, survey claims

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple Pay had "gotten off to the most amazing start," about two-thirds of its users are encountering problems at retail, according to a survey published this week by Phoenix Marketing International.

Predicting better-than-expected margins, RBC ups Apple price target to $142

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Gross margins for Apple's March quarter could surprise to the upside, according to investment firm RBC Capital Markets, which raised its price target on the iPhone maker to $142 on Tuesday.

Continuity tips: How to enable or disable iPhone cellular calls on Mac & iPad

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Made available with iOS 8, Continuity and Handoff on iOS and the Mac enable users to receive SMS messages, phone calls, and more across devices. First in our series of tips, here's how to turn on (or off) phone call forwarding to your Mac and iPad.

China reportedly defers banking technology regulations, relieves pressure on foreign firms

Tuesday March 31, 2015

China has reportedly agreed to delay a rollout of regulations that would restrict state-operated banks from purchasing or employing foreign equipment and technology.

Apple Maps Connect services branch out to Italy, Mexico, Switzerland

Monday March 30, 2015

Apple on Monday expanded the reach of its Maps Connect service for small businesses to three more countries, namely Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland.

ITC to investigate Apple on allegations of Ericsson patent infringement

Monday March 30, 2015

Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple's potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.

Jay Z asked Apple's Jimmy Iovine to collaborate on revolutionary streaming platform Tidal

Monday March 30, 2015

Following Monday's reveal of Jay Z's upcoming music service Tidal, the rap star revealed he was in talks with Beats cofounder and current Apple exec Jimmy Iovine over potentially collaborating on the project.

Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2015 earnings on April 27

Monday March 30, 2015

Apple today announced that the results of its second fiscal quarter will be discussed in a conference call scheduled for Monday, April 27 at 2 P.M. Pacific time, or 5 P.M. Eastern.

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta with tweaked Photos app

Monday March 30, 2015

Apple on Monday pushed out to developers and public beta testers a fresh OS X 10.10.3 version, building on recent releases introducing a new Photos app and APIs for MacBook Force Touch capabilities.

Adobe debuts Comp CC for iPad, Facebook Messenger gets third-party hooks, Google Drive enables automatic backups

Monday March 30, 2015

Adobe on Monday launched a conceptual design app for the iPad, Comp CC, while Facebook brought third-party app integration to Messenger, and Google Drive gained support for automatic iOS photo and video backup.

Apple embarks on wave of new battery-related job hires, targets iOS improvements

Monday March 30, 2015

Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.

Rumor: Apple's jumbo 'iPad Pro' allegedly shown in spy shots with potential second port

Monday March 30, 2015

As has become a rite of passage for rumored Apple products, the company's long buzzed-about 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" was allegedly shown off in a series of photos posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Monday, suggesting that it could house a USB type-C port or a second Lightning connector.

Tidal music service expected to relaunch with exclusives that could hurt Apple's Beats Music

Monday March 30, 2015

Tidal, a music streaming service recently bought by rapper Jay-Z, is due to relaunch later today and will allegedly be backed by artist exclusives that could threaten Apple's planned rebranding of Beats Music.

Alleged 'iPhone 6c' rear shell suggests Apple will repackage iPhone 5s parts

Monday March 30, 2015

On the heels of a new report saying Apple will continue to offer a 4-inch iPhone with a new "C" model, a set of new images show what appears to be a revised design for an unreleased iPhone that could feature parts from the current iPhone 5s.

Apple begins accepting non-iPhone trade-ins in the US, Europe

Monday March 30, 2015

Consumers looking to make the switch from an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device to an iPhone can now bring their old handset directly to Apple, where they could trade it in to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone.

FDA confirms 'very light touch' regulation for Apple Watch, other wearables

Monday March 30, 2015

Wearable devices that collect and collate personal health data, such as the forthcoming Apple Watch, are unlikely to fall under the thumb of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as long as manufacturers stay away from medical diagnosis, an agency representative said this week.