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2015

Discovery and Viacom reportedly in talks to join Apple's rumored online TV service

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Rumors surrounding Apple's purported subscription online television service are gathering steam, as a report on Tuesday claims Discovery and Viacom are in talks over partnership possibilities, joining other major content providers for what could be a disruptive product launch later this year.

Apple leases two large Cupertino office buildings across from Campus 2

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Recently discovered public documents show Apple has leased two buildings at Main Street Cupertino, an upcoming mixed use development currently under construction across from Apple's Campus 2 headquarters.

Credit unions again lead latest round of 39 Apple Pay additions

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Apple Pay momentum continues to propel the nascent payments system forward, and Apple on Tuesday announced the addition of 39 participating financial institutions, 27 of which are credit unions.

Hundreds of iOS apps vulnerable to HTTPS-based FREAK attack

Tuesday March 17, 2015

A report on Tuesday points out that a recent SSL/TLS vulnerability dubbed "FREAK" is not restricted to Web browsers and can affect mobile apps, leaving hundreds of iOS apps open to potential man-in-the-middle attacks.

Facebook Messenger gains app-based person-to-person money transfers

Tuesday March 17, 2015

In "coming months," Facebook is rolling out person-to-person money transfers in its Messenger apps for iOS, Android, and the Web, the social network announced on Tuesday.

Latest Safari update brings fixes for WebKit security flaws

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Apple on Tuesday issued new versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X with fixes for two WebKit vulnerabilities that could allow maliciously crafted code to run on a target Mac.

New movie set photos show Michael Fassbender as NeXT-era Steve Jobs

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Production continues on Sony's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, and newly leaked set photos reveal some of what director Danny Boyle is currently filming at the San Francisco Opera House.

First look: Apple's Force Touch trackpad on the early 2015 MacBook Pro

Tuesday March 17, 2015

The newest revision of Apple's littlest MacBook Pro packs faster flash memory and Intel's latest Broadwell chips, but the star of the show is its new Force Touch trackpad. AppleInsider went hands-on with the clickless wonder to see if it upholds Apple's tradition of finger-navigating excellence.

Apple luring TV content owners for streaming service with promise of more open data sharing - report

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Apple has reportedly offered to partially open its customer data trove to content owners if they sign on to its new web television initiative, marking a stark turn for the company that has traditionally balked at sharing information with partners.

Nomad Pod promises to be first portable battery pack for Apple Watch

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Accessory maker Nomad has announced the Pod, an unusual portable battery pack designed explicitly for the Apple Watch, allowing the iPhone accessory to last beyond the advertised 18-hour uptime.

Amid rumors of Apple subscription TV service, Sling TV comes to Xbox One, adds new channels

Tuesday March 17, 2015

The Sling TV subscription service is now available on Xbox One, and will add A&E, History, and Lifetime later this month, expanding its offerings as new rumors suggest Apple plans to compete with its own subscription service starting this fall.

Upcoming Steve Jobs biography exposes Apple co-founder's final years, succession plans

Tuesday March 17, 2015

A new excerpt from the upcoming biography Becoming Steve Jobs illustrates some of the lesser-known aspects of the Apple co-founder's life, including succession plans, his decline, and his involvement with Campus 2, the new Apple headquarters under construction in Cupertino.

Google follows Apple's lead, introduces human app review team for the Play Store

Tuesday March 17, 2015

After years of depending solely on automated processes to weed out malicious or otherwise undesirable apps from Google Play, the search giant announced on Tuesday that it has added human reviewers to the mix in a move that more closely aligns its practices with Apple's.

Apple's secretive industrial design lab shown off in redesigned jobs site

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Jony Ive's design team has begun to emerge from the shadows, with some of Apple's elite cadre of designers featured on the company's revamped jobs microsite -- in a photo apparently taken within its top-secret industrial design lab.

Apple Watch faces yield issues as Apple taps Foxconn to build, Samsung to provide OLEDs - report

Tuesday March 17, 2015

As production of the Apple Watch ramps up ahead of its April 24 launch, Apple is apparently still facing yield issues, and continues to tweak its suppliers as it works to bring the wearable device to market.

MacID Touch ID login for Mac free for limited time, Airbnb and Target iPhone apps updated

Tuesday March 17, 2015

The Touch ID-based cross-platform Mac unlocking tool MacID has been updated to version 1.1, temporarily going free for a limited window, while Airbnb has added new conditional rules to its iPhone app, and Target has updated its iPhone shopping with new Store Search and customization options.

Nintendo to bring games and IP to smartphones with DeNA partnership

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Video game giant Nintendo on Tuesday announced its classic characters, as well as some new faces, will make their way to "smart devices" through a partnership with mobile app developer DeNA.

Apple Watch band with modern buckle detailed in newly granted patent

Tuesday March 17, 2015

With final Apple Watch details fleshed out earlier in March, patents for the device have started to show up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including a design published on Tuesday for what Apple calls the modern buckle band.

Adobe reveals Document Cloud, Acrobat DC with e-signing, photo PDF conversion, more

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Adobe on Tuesday unveiled Document Cloud, an all-encompassing digital document management solution that includes a new touch-enabled version of Acrobat and two iOS-specific apps.

Apple dodges $100M lawsuit over alleged infringement of wireless tech patents

Monday March 16, 2015

A U.S. federal court jury on Monday found Apple not to have infringed on wireless technology patents asserted by Canadian licensing firm Conversant Technologies, which sought damages totaling $100 million for the alleged misuse.