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2015

Apple, IBM add 10 more MobileFirst enterprise apps covering field work, shift tracking & more

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple and IBM on Thursday announced 10 new MobileFirst enterprise apps, raising the total to 32, while focusing on several new areas including business travel, shift management, and field operations.

Apple Music, App Store, iTunes & more buckle under VMA announcement traffic

Tuesday July 21, 2015

A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1.

New tech bonds fingerprint sensors under Gorilla Glass, could allow button-free iPhones

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Security technology firm Sonavation on Tuesday announced a technology allowing ultrasonic fingerprint sensors to be embedded under Corning Gorilla Glass, potentially paving the way for anticipated iPhone designs without home buttons.

Apple, Samsung continue to pace global smartphone market as Xiaomi jumps into top 5

Tuesday July 21, 2015

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and California-based Apple remained the two largest sellers of smartphones around the world in the second quarter, data released this week shows, while Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi continue to make inroads.

NYT cites absence of top iOS apps in search of Apple Watch failure

Tuesday July 21, 2015

The New York Times published a report on Sunday questioning why the new Apple Watch doesn't run Facebook or Snapchat, two titles "missing" from the 7,400 apps that currently exist for watchOS. However, the newspaper left out material facts that undermine its bleak portrayal of what is clearly the most successful new product category introduction since iPad, and by far the most successful wearable launch.

Apple invents natural tap-based gesture input for nudging onscreen objects, selecting text

Tuesday July 21, 2015

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday reveals a novel mode of mobile device gesture input that turns taps detected on non-touchscreen surfaces, like the side of an iPhone, into granular on-screen controls.

New Zealand Apple Watch prices start at NZ$599, top out at NZ$30,000

Monday July 20, 2015

Days after announcing Apple Watch would launch in New Zealand on July 31, Apple updated its regional online storefront to reveal prices starting at 599 New Zealand dollars (about $395) for aluminum Apple Watch Sport models and up to NZ$30,000 for top-end Edition versions.

Google, Facebook, others push for rehearing over damages in Apple v. Samsung patent case

Monday July 20, 2015

Google, Facebook, eBay, H-P and other Silicon Valley players, along with various interest groups, are asking the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals to rehear a decision that denied Samsung's plea for damage limitations in an ongoing patent lawsuit involving Apple.

Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

Monday July 20, 2015

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.

Spotify introduces Discover Weekly playlists tailored to individual listeners

Monday July 20, 2015

Spotify on Monday launched potential Apple Music curation competitor Discover Weekly, a new playlist feature promising more personalized recommendations for its on-demand streaming service.

NFL Game Pass to offer on-demand games on Apple TV, other Apple devices

Monday July 20, 2015

The NFL will reportedly offer U.S. fans full games on the Apple TV for the first time on July 31, when it will launch an overhauled, domestic Game Pass service on multiple platforms.

Deals: $220 off Gold MacBook with AppleCare; 34" LG Ultrawide WQHD Monitor for $699.00; up to $400 off 15" MacBook Pro (2015) bundles

Monday July 20, 2015

For the next 72 hours, readers can save $220 off Apple's Gold 12" MacBook with AppleCare. Meanwhile, coupons knock $200 off LG's 34" Ultrawide WQHD Monitor, up to $409 off all 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare (plus your choice of a free accessory), and up to $219 off all iMac 5Ks with 2 free accessories.

MTV will reveal 2015 VMA nominees exclusively on Apple's Beats 1

Monday July 20, 2015

In another promotional coup for Apple Music, MTV announced on Monday that it will reveal the 2015 Video Music Award nominees exclusively on Apple's live streaming radio station, Beats 1.

Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished AppleCare+ hardware replacements

Monday July 20, 2015

A newly-filed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of breaching contract by failing to provide new -- or "equivalent to new" -- devices when offering up replacement hardware under AppleCare+ warranties.

Analysts bullish ahead of Apple's Q3 results, say iPhone sales could reach 50M+

Monday July 20, 2015

Analyst sentiment is generally high ahead of Apple's third-quarter earnings announcement -- due on Tuesday -- calling for numbers that could beat both official guidance as well as Wall Street consensus, mostly on the strength of iPhone sales that could near or top 50 million.

Apple adds to Seattle office footprint with new space at Two Union Square

Monday July 20, 2015

Apple has signed a lease for the 44th and 45th floors of a Seattle office tower at Two Union Square, expanding its corporate footprint in a city largely dominated by companies like Amazon and Microsoft, a report said on Monday.

At 97%, Apple Watch customer satisfaction outpaces original iPhone, iPad - report

Monday July 20, 2015

The vast majority of Apple Watch owners are very happy with the new wearable, survey data indicates, with overall customer satisfaction rising above the levels recorded for the iPhone and iPad at the same point in their lives.

More than 80% of mobile podcast listeners use Apple's iOS devices

Monday July 20, 2015

Amid a surge in podcasting popularity, new data suggests that Apple continues to dominate the online broadcasting industry it helped create, with more than 8 out of every 10 podcast listeners using the company's iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to tune in.

Apple spotlights 'amazing apps' in latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

Sunday July 19, 2015

As part of Apple's new iPhone ad blitz, the company on Sunday released a 30-second spot highlighting user access to the iOS App Store and its more than 1.5 million titles, reminding consumers that "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."

How to choose between a new iPod touch and an iPad mini 3

Sunday July 19, 2015

Apple's new iPod touch --which packs the same A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus --is an exceptionally compelling product, and one that could force prospective iPad mini buyers to think twice about their decision. AppleInsider compares and contrasts Apple's best iPod and smallest iPad.