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2015

Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app, iCloud Photo Library

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released OS X Yosemite version 10.10.3, bringing with it the company's long-promised Photos app, as well as a collection of bug fixes and security improvements.

Apple preparing for 'major, major' datacenter expansion in Oregon - report

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple is set to follow through on expansion plans for its $250 million datacenter in Prineville, Oregon, a Wednesday report suggests, after the Oregon legislature resolved a tax issue that could have tacked millions of dollars onto Apple's bills in the future.

First Apple Watch unboxing video emerges from Hong Kong

Wednesday April 08, 2015

As Apple distributes preview units of its new Watch to media outlets, unboxing videos are likewise appearing online, revealing what buyers can expect to see when they open up the product's packaging.

Apple turns to high-resolution photography, not CGI, for Apple Watch 'Motion' faces

Wednesday April 08, 2015

The animated flowers, butterflies, and jellyfish seen on the face of Apple's new smartwatch were not created with computer graphics packages, according to a new report, but were instead photographed in an intensive process that sometimes required more than a week to capture a single image.

Apple Watch performance problems to be fixed with software update ahead of April 24 launch

Wednesday April 08, 2015

The review version of the Apple Watch is experiencing performance problems that Apple says will be fixed in upcoming software updates, one of which is expected to arrive before the device lands on the wrists of consumers, according to an early review of the device.

Apple Watch reviews: world's best smartwatch, but nobody knows what a smartwatch should do

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Journalistic luminaries have begun to go public with their views on Apple's new wearable in the days before it goes on sale, and they have generally found it to be a beautiful device that ultimately succumbs to the fact that smartwatches have yet to find their niche.

Australian government is latest to grill Apple, Google, others over tax loopholes

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. and the E.U., the Australian government has declared that American technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft are all under investigation for their use of multinational corporations to pay lower taxes.

Sling TV to get HBO live and on-demand content days after HBO Now lands on Apple TV [u]

Wednesday April 08, 2015

As promised at the start of April, Dish Network's Web-based television service Sling TV will add HBO to its list of partner providers later this week, offering linear and video-on-demand content to paying customers.

Apple to release OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app today

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Mac users are expected to get a major mid-cycle software upgrade later Wednesday with the free release of OS X 10.10.3, featuring the all-new Photos app for Yosemite.

Apple to open second store in Hangzhou, China on April 24

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple on Tuesday announced the upcoming opening of a second store in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to start serving customers on April 24, the same day Apple Watch is slated to launch.

Photos of supposed Apple Watch, accessory strap packaging shows up online

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Weeks ahead of Apple's official Apple Watch launch date, a number of photos hit the Web on Tuesday allegedly revealing the device's packaging, as well as a first look at accesosry wrist bands.

Advocacy groups ask FTC to investigate YouTube Kids app for targeting children with ads

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google's YouTube Kids app violates rules for children's programming.

Phone calls, Taptic reminders feature in latest Turlington Burns Apple Watch diary entry

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Week five of Christy Turlington Burns' Apple Watch diary was posted to Apple's website on Tuesday, with the model and aspiring London Marathon finisher focusing on communications, notifications and, of course, workout tracking.

Sony to spend $376M on expanded camera sensor production for iPhone, other devices

Tuesday April 07, 2015

For the second time this year, Sony has announced plans to expand its capacity to produce CMOS camera sensor chips, particularly to deal with component orders for products like Apple's iPhone.

Contentious 'After School' returns to App Store, '1Password for Mac' gets time-based two-step verification

Tuesday April 07, 2015

The controversial high school messaging app After School has returned to the iOS App Store after a fourth-month ban, while 1Password for Mac has been updated with a time-based two-step verification system, and Adobe's Reader app for iOS has been rebranded and relaunched under the Acrobat DC flag.

Chassis allegedly for Apple's A8-powered 'iPad mini 4' shown in new pics, video

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Amidst rumors suggesting Apple's underpowered iPad mini 3 will soon see an upgrade, a new video and accompanying images show off a chassis with minor design tweaks alleged to be coming in a fourth-generation model.

Apple's resistance to hiring felons for Campus 2 construction is unusual, but not unprecedented

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple has found itself in the midst of an unexpected controversy this week after it was revealed that the iPhone maker bars laborers with recent felony convictions from working on its new corporate campus, a practice that may be unusual among private companies, but is not without precedent.

Apple working to market Apple Watch to enterprise, job listing reveals

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Apple is looking to market the Apple Watch as a tool useful in the enterprise world, and not just as a fashion item, a new corporate job opening indicates.

Apple's Jimmy Iovine played key role in securing HBO Now deal

Tuesday April 07, 2015

When HBO CEO Richard Plepler chose to speed up the rollout of the company's new standalone streaming service and went looking for a launch partner, one of his first phone calls was to entertainment industry legend turned Apple executive Jimmy Iovine.

Deals: Force Touch MacBook Pro Price Drop ($88 to $120 off) ; 256GB 13-inch MacBook Air for $899.99; 64GB iPad mini 2 for $320

Tuesday April 07, 2015

The first set of price drops on new 13" Force Touch MacBook Pros are here, knocking $88 to $123 off Apple's 3 standard retail configs. Meanwhile, Amazon is blowing out a 256GB 13" MacBook Air at $900, Apple's lone 13" MacBook Pro with CD/DVD can be had for $850, a 64GB iPad mini 2 is available for $320, and AI readers save 10% off all Apple-oriented Kickstarter-backed products from BiteMyApple.co.