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2015

Patriot unveils USB-C flash drive for Apple's MacBook

Tuesday April 28, 2015

New MacBook owners who need removable storage but don't want to carry around a USB adapter now have a new native USB-C option in California-based Patriot Memory's just-announced convertible flash drive.

Apple wins patent on Kinect-like depth mapping technology for 3D gesture interfaces

Tuesday April 28, 2015

Apple has been awarded a patent for a depth-mapping technology for a Kinect-like 3D gesture interface, adding to the intellectual property inherited from its acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense in 2013.

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Tuesday April 28, 2015

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Estimates raised on Wall Street as Apple impresses investors again with another record quarter

Tuesday April 28, 2015

The iPhone continues to drive growth at Apple, once again propelling the company to a record quarter that has left analysts on Wall Street confident the company's stock will continue to go higher.

Foxconn's Terry Guo says he lobbied Apple to choose TSMC over Samsung for 'A9'

Tuesday April 28, 2015

According to one of Apple's closest partners, the company's choice to award production contracts for its forthcoming "A9" chip to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. -- rather than single-sourcing parts from Samsung -- was the result of a concerted lobbying effort from fellow Taiwanese firms.

Apple Watch wrist detection failing with some tattoos, users complain

Tuesday April 28, 2015

Wrist detection on the Apple Watch may not work properly for some people with lower-arm tattoos, as they appear to fool the device's sensors, some early adopters of the device have said.

Mac tips: Preview links in Safari with a three-finger tap

Tuesday April 28, 2015

The three-finger tap is one of OS X's most overlooked multitouch features, but it can also be among the most useful. Here's a great way to use it to avoid tab overload in Safari.

Apple Watch preorders cause spike in Apple phone, chat support wait times

Monday April 27, 2015

As can be expected from a major product launch, Apple Watch preorders and first weekend sales caused a spike in wait times for customers trying to reach Apple's service centers.

Apple Watch App Store touts over 3,500 titles, Cook says

Monday April 27, 2015

During Apple's second quarter 2015 earnings conference call on Monday, CEO Tim Cook said that Apple Watch customers now have access to more than 3,500 apps designed specifically for the new device.

Tim Cook hints Apple could be a part of 'major changes in media'

Monday April 27, 2015

The launch of HBO Now on Apple devices has been a big hit for both companies, and could hint at a major role for Apple in the future of cable cutting, CEO Tim Cook said on Monday.

Apple's Tim Cook pans supply chain cost 'guesstimators'

Monday April 27, 2015

During the company's quarterly earnings call on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed third-party firms that routinely provide estimated bill of materials breakdowns for new Apple products, saying they are usually far off base.

Apple Watch could reach more countries in late June, Cook says

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple is targeting late June for an sales expansion that would make Apple Watch available in more countries, conditional on supply, CEO Tim Cook said on Monday during the company's second quarter results call.

Cook says 20% of iPhone install base upgraded to iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday revealed about 20 percent of active iPhone users have upgraded to the company's latest iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus hardware, leaving room for growth.

MCX partner Best Buy to accept Apple Pay at stores later this year

Monday April 27, 2015

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the second quarter of 2015, CEO Tim Cook announced big box electronics store Best Buy is now accepting Apple Pay through its app and will roll out in-store support later this year.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2015 conference call

Monday April 27, 2015

It was yet another record breaking quarter for Apple in March, driven by growth of both the iPhone and Mac. Following the announcement executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Apple adds $50B to capital return program, to distribute $200B by 2017

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple on Monday announced a significant expansion of its stock buyback and dividend program that will see the initiative grow to $140 billion from $90 billion, including an 11-percent bump in the quarterly dividend.

Apple sells blockbuster 61M iPhones, nets $13.6B profit in record March quarter

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple on Monday reported yet another record breaking quarter, selling more than 60 million iPhones in the three-month period ending in March, a significant 40 percent year over year increase.

Sapphire screen cover hampers Apple Watch display quality, expert says

Monday April 27, 2015

The best screen image quality can actually be found on Apple's entry-level Apple Watch Sport, as the costlier stainless steel and Edition versions feature sapphire covers that degrade image quality with higher reflectance, a display expert claims.

Data suggests just 376,000 Apple Watch preorders delivered over launch weekend

Monday April 27, 2015

Only about 22 percent -- or 376,000 -- of U.S. Apple Watch preorders actually shipped between Friday and Sunday during the device's launch weekend, according to estimates produced by research firm Slice Intelligence.

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.4 beta 2 to developers, public beta testers

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple on Monday released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.4, the upcoming refresh of its flagship desktop operating system, to both registered developers and consumers enrolled in the company's public beta program.