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2015

Apple's first-ever Japanese yen bond raises $2 billion US

Thursday June 04, 2015

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple revealed that it has raised 250 billion yen through its first-ever Japanese bond offering, which is the equivalent of $2 billion U.S.

Apple Watch coming to retail stores, 7 more countries on June 26

Thursday June 04, 2015

The Apple Watch will be available to purchase in retail stores on June 26, Apple announced Thursday, the same day that availability will expand to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Apple, Samsung tied for highest smartphone customer satisfaction, iPhone falls behind Galaxy Note

Thursday June 04, 2015

When it comes to smartphones, Apple and Samsung are in a neck-and-neck race for the overall customer satisfaction crown, though the South Korean giant has leapt ahead of Apple and the iPhone with its jumbo-sized Galaxy Note series.

Jawbone UP fitness bands to return to Apple Store in June

Thursday June 04, 2015

After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets.

Deals: Apple's 12" MacBooks finally in stock, plus two dozen 2015 MacBook Pros at exclusive prices

Wednesday June 03, 2015

While Apple still lists 3-5 week wait times for its new 12" MacBooks, one Apple authorized reseller now has stock of 9 different configurations that are ready to ship within one day, plus the lowest prices anywhere on all 2015 MacBook Pros.

D-EYE eye-scanning iPhone accessory lets medical professionals screen for, diagnose disorders

Wednesday June 03, 2015

D-EYE, an Italian company working to deploy affordable medical systems for mass health screenings, on Wednesday announced its eponymous iPhone-based retinal imaging accessory is now shipping.

Updated Apple TV hardware not coming to WWDC 2015, report says

Wednesday June 03, 2015

Despite widespread rumors pointing to the contrary, a new Apple TV set-top will not premiere at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, a report said on Wednesday.

Tidal gets Mac beta software, Google Drive for iOS switches to Material Design

Wednesday June 03, 2015

Music service Tidal on Wednesday announced beta Mac and Windows clients, as well as discounted student tiers, while Google updated the iOS version of Drive with Material Design and other improvements.

Google announces Street View iOS app, plans to merge Views into Maps

Wednesday June 03, 2015

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras.

What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, new Apple TV, more [u]

Wednesday June 03, 2015

Apple is gearing up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off with a keynote presentation next Monday where the company is expected to announce a number of new products, including the next generations of its iOS and OS X platforms, as well as an all-new Apple TV set-top box.

Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical comes to Apple Watch

Wednesday June 03, 2015

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.

Apple Watch tips: Use Force Touch to start new messages, change music source, clear all notifications, more

Wednesday June 03, 2015

To cope with Apple Watch's relatively small screen size, Apple introduced a hardware feature called Force Touch that invokes app and UI commands with a firm press of the screen. Being hidden by design, these contextual menu options provide deep app control without cluttering the watch face, but can easily be overlooked.

CBS bringing standalone, cable-free Showtime subscription to Apple TV [u]

Wednesday June 03, 2015

Just three months after HBO Now bowed on Apple TV, CBS is said to be in the final stage of preparations to launch a similar offering for Showtime, the broadcast network's HBO competitor, on Apple's set-top streamer.

Shipping times for 38MM Apple Watches improve to 5-7 business days ahead of retail debut

Wednesday June 03, 2015

With Apple expected to open retail sales of the Watch in the near future --possibly as soon as next week --shipping times for 38-millimeter models have improved considerably, dropping to as little as 5 business days.

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speaker due to fire hazard, offers refunds

Wednesday June 03, 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of its Beats Pill XL speaker, warning that in some cases the battery in the speaker can overheat and cause a risk of fire.

Apple HomeKit guide details setup and use, remote access via Apple TV

Wednesday June 03, 2015

A new support page published to Apple's website details how to setup and use HomeKit, and explains how the Apple TV is used as a hub for remotely controlling HomeKit accessories while on the go.

Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available cross-platform via the Web

Wednesday June 03, 2015

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.

AT&T exec sees end of phone subsidies on horizon

Tuesday June 02, 2015

President and CEO of AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions Ralph de la Vega said Tuesday that phone subsidies will soon vanish as customers move away from two-year commitments in favor of new financing plans.

Apple's Cook speaks out against public, private data harvesting policies

Tuesday June 02, 2015

At the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered an impassioned speech about public and private sector data collection, emphasizing consumers need data privacy, strong security and the right to encryption.

Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA surveillance powers

Tuesday June 02, 2015

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.