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2015

Apple publishes Apple Watch Guided Tours for Apple Pay, Activity and Workout [updated with video]

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Apple on Wednesday posted the last three Guided Tours for Apple Watch, showing off Apple Pay, Activity and Workout functionality.

Select boutique outlets to have Apple Watch stock for sale on April 24

Wednesday April 22, 2015

While Apple has repeatedly intimated that Apple Watch is, for now, an online exclusive not available in brick-and-mortar stores, it appears certain "boutique" outlets will indeed have a small supply on hand for sale on April 24.

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro shipment estimates fluctuate, drop to 1-2 weeks ahead of WWDC

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Over the past month, the Online Apple Store has seen 15-inch MacBook Pro inventory slowly drop from "in stock" to a current shipping estimate of one to two weeks, suggesting a refresh is in the offing.

Apple confirms some Apple Watch orders shipping out earlier than estimated

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Apple on Wednesday confirmed reports that some Apple Watch orders are shipping out earlier than expected, with customers previously scheduled to take receipt of the device as late as May and June now seeing "preparing for shipment" order status.

Longtime Apple PR director Natalie Kerris announces retirement

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Apple's senior director of Worldwide Corporate Communications, Natalie Kerris, officially announced her retirement from the company via a Twitter post on Wednesday, bringing to an end a 14-year stint.

Apple ranks among top 50 'green' brands in 2015 survey of US shoppers

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Apple is among the 50 most environmentally-friendly brands, according to a U.S. survey of 36,000 men and women, which among other topics asked shoppers which brands they perceived to be the most "green."

Google announces 'Project Fi' mobile phone network for Nexus 6 owners

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Owners of Google's Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone now have a new option for wireless service, as the company officially announced its long-awaited mobile service, dubbed Project Fi, on Wednesday.

Apple celebrates Earth Day with green retail store logos, App Store promos

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Apple Stores across the globe have once again turned their leaves green in celebration of Earth Day, while a special iTunes Store section highlights environmentally-friendly apps.

New tool offers glimpse at Apple Watch screenshots before April 24 launch

Wednesday April 22, 2015

A new tool can fetch screenshots for third-party Apple Watch apps, while another website showcases them in mockups, giving users a glimpse at software that hasn't been formally shown off ahead of the device's launch on Friday

Samsung's Galaxy S6, S6 Edge receive tepid interest in native South Korea

Wednesday April 22, 2015

While most industry watchers predict strong sales for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, South Korean consumers do not appear smitten with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, bringing home just 20,000 handsets per day since their release.

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Wednesday April 22, 2015

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Apple designers Ive, Newson talk Apple Watch at Conde Nast International Luxury Conference

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson helped inaugurate the first annual Conde Nast International Luxury Conference on Wednesday, speaking with Vogue editor Suzy Menkes about the Apple Watch and their work philosophies.

Apple 'unlikely' to launch new 4-inch iPhone model this year, insider says

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Sales of the 4-inch iPhone 5s remain strong, suggesting to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple likely won't debut a new handset in that size this year, leaving an upgraded model with Apple Pay support potentially on hold until 2016.

Researchers leverage SSL bug to crash Apple devices over Wi-Fi in 'No iOS Zone' attack

Wednesday April 22, 2015

A bug in iOS's secure sockets layer (SSL) library could allow an attacker to force apps --or in some cases, the entire device --to crash if users connect to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot, security researchers demonstrated this week.

Apple's Safari claims 55% of US mobile browser usage, 10.5% desktop share

Wednesday April 22, 2015

In March, 55 percent of U.S. mobile Web traffic stemmed from Apple's Safari, although the browser continued to lag behind in the desktop environment, analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday.

Second wave of online-only Apple Watch preorders rumored to start in Italy, other countries May 8

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Plans for Apple's international retail stores appear to suggest that the company will begin taking preorders for the Apple Watch in more countries around the world starting on Friday, May 8.

Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.

Apple details fix for 12" MacBook Setup Assistant issues

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday published a support document to its website detailing workarounds for apparent system stalls some new 12-inch MacBook owners are experiencing during the setup process.

Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass reportedly endures scratch test in new video

Tuesday April 21, 2015

A video published to YouTube on Tuesday shows a scratch test featuring what is claimed to be an Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X cover glass, a scratch-resistant material whose properties lie somewhere between toughened glass and sapphire.

Apple updates several optional iOS apps, adds Watch remote support to Keynote

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday updated several of its official iOS apps -- including the iWork suite -- with minor improvements, but most significantly added Apple Watch support to Keynote, allowing remote control of presentations.