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2015

Sales of Apple's iOS devices now equal total Windows PC sales

Thursday July 23, 2015

Sales of Apple's iOS lineup -- comprised of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- has now matched annual sales of devices running the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows platform.

Final 36 Hours: Free AppleCare with all standard 2015 13" MacBook Pros, $300-$400 off all 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Thursday July 23, 2015

For just 36 hours more, readers can get 3 years of AppleCare free on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, or save up to $200 on select custom configurations with exclusive coupon codes. These deals expire July 31st. Also, $300-$400 off all 15" MacBook Pro + AppleCare bundles and a loaded 11" MacBook Air with AppleCare for $1,089.

How normal people get their photos featured in Apple's ads and wallpapers for iOS, OS X

Thursday July 23, 2015

One of the things that has defined Apple for the past decade is its dedication to and admiration for photography, whether it's improving the iPhone's camera or creating advertising campaigns centered around famous images. Here's how the company selects the images that it features on billboards, in commercials, and on your desktop.

Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

Thursday July 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

Apple Pay's US roster adds 35 new banks, approaches total of 400

Thursday July 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday added another 35 companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, this time offering a more even split of credit unions and conventional banks.

Apple envisions Apple TV remote with fingerprint sensor for custom profiles, child proofing

Thursday July 23, 2015

A trio of Apple patent filings relating to biometric input devices could reveal plans for a remote control, potentially destined for Apple TV, capable of distinguishing multiple users for association with custom profiles on a second device.

Apple investigating automated ad system for podcasts

Thursday July 23, 2015

Your next podcast listening session could be interrupted by dynamically placed, constantly refreshed and targeted content -- read advertisements -- served up by iAd, if Apple deploys technology described in patent application published Thursday.

Apple revises down capital expenditure projection 8% for fiscal 2015

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple revealed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that it plans to spend $12 billion on capital expenditures for the 2015 fiscal year, $1 billion less than was initially projected last year.

Apple looks to hire government affairs specialist in Indian market push

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple is looking to hire its first government affairs officer in India as part of an overarching plan to more aggressively target the growing market, according to a local report.

Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to Apple Music antitrust clamor

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.

How to enable Home Sharing in iOS 9 beta

Wednesday July 22, 2015

With the latest iOS 9 beta restoring full support for Home Sharing, here's how to toggle on the feature that allows streaming music and video from computers connected to the same local Wi-Fi network.

Apple fixes 2015 MacBook Pro flash storage issue in firmware update

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a MacBook Pro firmware update to address issues users of 2015 models were seeing with corrupted data.

HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands - report

Wednesday July 22, 2015

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

As Apple's offshore cash pile reaches $190B, US Congress moves closer to multinational tax reform

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple, Google, and other major U.S.-based multinationals may soon be able to bring more of their foreign-earned income back to American shores without facing a huge tax burden, as lawmakers are moving forward on a tax reform framework that could eliminate taxes on international earnings and authorize a one-time repatriation holiday.

iPhone 6, Apple Pay help keep Apple ranked 15th in global Fortune 500 rankings

Wednesday July 22, 2015

On Wednesday Apple once again took 15th place in Fortune's annual Global 500 rankings, something the magazine credited to record sales of the iPhone 6 and the introduction of new product categories, such as Apple Pay.

Apple releases second public betas of iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its public beta program with new versions of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, marking the second versions of the publicly available pre-release software.

Wall Street seems to prefer Kremlinology over factual analysis when it comes to the Apple Watch

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Another record-breaking fiscal quarter is in the books for Apple, but the company's overall success is being glossed over by Wall Street analysts and pundits who seem intent on ignoring the actual facts when it comes to Apple Watch sales.

New Microsoft Send app brings chat-like threads to iPhone email conversations

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Microsoft on Tuesday launched Send, a new iPhone app intended to simplify email conversations down to instant-messaging style threads.

Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in wearable's first quarter

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Although Apple didn't provide official figures during Tuesday's results call, an estimate published by research firm Canalys suggests the company shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the June quarter.

Market watchers see buying opportunity as Apple shares slide after June quarter miss

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Lofty expectations were beyond the reach of Apple last quarter, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent. But a number of bullish analysts see the stock pullback as a buying opportunity for investors, who can get in at a cheaper price before the launch of new iPhones.