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2015

Apple begins shipping space gray, space black Watch orders with link bracelets, modern buckles

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Customers who ordered space gray or space black Apple Watches have begun to receive notifications that their new devices are being readied for shipment, as have those who chose models with a link bracelet or modern buckle.

First look: Antsy Labs' Duet Apple Watch and iPhone charging dock

Tuesday May 12, 2015

With no Apple branded Apple Watch charging dock available at launch, third-party accessory makers have stepped in to produce a sea of products ranging from integrated Watch/iPhone stands to standalone pedestals. Antsy Labs' Duet splits the difference, offering owners a solution for charging their devices devices side-by-side or separately.

Google debuts first Apple Watch-ready app with 'News & Weather' update

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Google on Tuesday added Apple Watch compatibility to its News & Weather iOS app, the first of what is expected to be many Google product updates designed to nab screen real estate on Apple's new wearable device.

Apple TV gets new channels in Australia, Europe and Japan

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple on Tuesday added new app channels for several countries with Apple TV support, including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

Tuesday May 12, 2015

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

Hundreds of iPhones, other Apple products seized from smugglers at Argentine border

Tuesday May 12, 2015

An illicit shipment of electronics --including hundreds of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks --worth nearly $800,000 has reportedly been confiscated by Argentinian tax authorities as smugglers continue to take advantage of arbitrage opportunities for Apple's high-priced devices.

iOS-connected Lily drone promises to make aerial photography simpler than ever

Tuesday May 12, 2015

A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.

Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

Tuesday May 12, 2015

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming," the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.

FileMaker 14 brings feature, speed improvements across Mac, iOS & Windows

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple-owned FileMaker on Tuesday launched FileMaker 14, a major update of its database software for Mac, Windows, and iOS devices, focusing on speed improvements but adding a variety of other new features as well.

Apple once again tops in tech for environmentally-friendly datacenters, Greenpeace says

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple continues to outpace its Silicon Valley brethren when it comes to making environmentally conscious choices for its expanding datacenter footprint, according to Greenpeace's annual cloud computing report.

Apple seeks new global communications manager for its iAd network

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple on Tuesday began searching for a new global communications mangager for iAd, its iOS-based mobile advertising network, marking another high-level position opened up to the public.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks science, education with China's vice premier

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Tuesday in Beijing, the latest in a string of meetings between Cook and high-level Chinese leaders as the company looks to expand sales and operations in the world's most populous nation.

Verizon gains video, advertising assets in $4.4 billion takeover of AOL

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy AOL at a cost of $4.4 billion, or $50 per share, in what the company said is a bid to advance its "wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy."

Apple's next-gen 'iPhone 6s' to come in rose gold model, feature 2GB RAM, 12MP camera

Tuesday May 12, 2015

This year's iPhone upgrade will feature a rose gold casing color, matching the Apple Watch Edition, according to one well-connected insider, who also revealed it will feature a 12-megapixel camera and 2-gigabytes of RAM, among other changes.

Apple assigned patent for Beats Mixr headphone design

Tuesday May 12, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a headphone design patent originally assigned to Beats Electronics, the audio hardware maker Apple purchased for $3 billion in 2014.

Apple's Cook 'very bullish' on Chinese Apple Pay rollout, in talks with banks and Alibaba

Monday May 11, 2015

During a recent visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is moving forward with talks to roll out Apple Pay in partnership with regional banks and perhaps e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

New York Times goes free in app update, Periscope moves beyond Twitter accounts

Monday May 11, 2015

In a pair of iOS app updates on Monday, The New York Times dropped subscription fees for unlimited article access, while live-streaming video app Periscope added profile creation options for users who lack Twitter accounts.

Warner Music sees streaming revenue surpass downloads for first time

Monday May 11, 2015

In what could be a harbinger of shifting music industry trends, Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper said on Monday that revenue from licensing tracks to streaming services like Spotify outpaced income from digital download sales.

Apple Watch withstands 1,200m swim, simulated depths up to 40m

Monday May 11, 2015

The Apple Watch may be much more resilient against water damage than Apple has advertised, a series of informal underwater tests shared on Sunday suggests.

Apple Watch video banner ads land atop YouTube's homepage

Monday May 11, 2015

The YouTube homepage on Monday began featuring a series of video banners advertising the Apple Watch, each using shortened clips from the company's recent series of TV commercials.