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2015

Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.

Deals: Free AppleCare with all Mac minis; $305 off new 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare; Free Apple TV with all iMacs

Wednesday May 27, 2015

This week, AI is teaming up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to knock $305 off both of Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pros with AppleCare in addition to giving away free AppleCare with all Mac minis. Additionally, readers can save between $119 and $469 on dozens of 21- and 27-inch iMac configurations, each of which also includes AppleCare and a free Apple TV.

Jony Ive makes list of influential tech execs, Apple retakes top spot in brand rankings

Wednesday May 27, 2015

On Wednesday Apple's newly-minted Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, came second to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on a Juniper Research list of the most influential technology executives in 2015, while Apple as a whole reclaimed the top spot on a Millward Brown chart of the world's most valuable brands.

Apple's iOS drives 75% of Google's mobile advertising revenue

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Despite the ever-increasing competition between Google and Apple, iOS remains an exceptionally important advertising platform for the search giant, with one Wall Street estimate attributing as much as three-quarters of Google's mobile ad revenue to users of Apple's devices.

Watch Effect: Apple Watch hints at a Siri who's always just a shout away

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.

Bug in iOS Unicode handling crashes iPhones with a simple text

Tuesday May 26, 2015

A peculiar iOS bug apparently that allows pranksters to crash a victim's iPhone by sending a text message from their own iPhone containing what appears to be a single line of seemingly innocuous Arabic script.

Snapchat might abandon hold-to-view UI, takes wait and see approach to Apple Watch app

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Speaking at Re/code's Code Conference on Tuesday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said the ephemeral messaging firm is tossing around the idea of ditching its familiar hold-to-view user interface, a change that could help pave the way for an Apple Watch app version.

Latest OS X beta ditches buggy discoveryd DNS service, replaced with mDNSResponder

Tuesday May 26, 2015

In an apparent effort to fix DNS errors seen in recent OS X 10.10 versions, Apple's latest Yosemite beta shows the buggy discoveryd service replaced with mDNSResponder, a process last implemented in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

MLB At Bat comes to CarPlay, 1Password gets faster launch, numerous bugfixes

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Major League Baseball on Tuesday added CarPlay support to MLB At Bat for the iPhone, while AgileBits released an update to 1Password for iOS, making a large collection of technical improvements.

Wealthy Chinese man buys two gold Apple Watch Editions for dog, prompts bizarre controversy

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Wang Sicong, the son of mainland China's richest man, incited a virtual riot Tuesday after posting photos on Weibo of his Siberian Husky wearing not one, but two Apple Watch Editions on its front legs.

Rumor: TSMC preparing trial run of 10-nanometer ARM chips, could power future iPhones

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.

Emergency crews respond to 'large fire' at Apple complex in Mesa, Ariz. [u]

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Emergency responders coped with a "large fire" at Apple's complex in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday afternoon, putting out the blaze in 35 minutes, a local TV station said. [updated]

Apple eyeing first-ever bond offering in Japanese yen worth $1.62 billion

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Apple could issue 200 billion yen, or $1.62 billion U.S., in Japanese bonds as soon as June, marking its first ever debt sale in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

Apple issues fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, public with focus on Photos & Migration

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Apple on Tuesday issued a new beta of OS X 10.10.4, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Yosemite, with an identical new build being supplied to both developers and public beta testers.

Apple hiring spree looks to improve iTunes search, discovery, video & more

Tuesday May 26, 2015

A large set of Apple job listings posted on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to make major improvements to iTunes, particularly in search and music discovery at the iTunes Store.

Watch Effect: Apple's iPhone, iPad could learn a new way to wake

Tuesday May 26, 2015

In Apple's post-Watch world, pressing a button to bring your iPhone to life just feels wrong, something akin to plugging a Retina MacBook into an ethernet jack --a procedural relic of a time gone by. Tap-to-wake has arrived, and we hope it's here to stay.

Charter confirms Time Warner Cable takeover in deal worth $55.33 billion

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Charter Communications on Tuesday confirmed plans to buy fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, as well as smaller cable outfit Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion.

Citing 'long tail' of iPhone 6 & 6 Plus sales, Cowen raises Apple target to $140

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Projecting that iPhone sales will again top 50 million in the current June quarter, investment firm Cowen and Company raised its price target on Apple stock to $140 on Tuesday, on continued strong sales of the flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Microsoft bringing Cortana to Apple's iOS via Windows 10 Phone Companion

Tuesday May 26, 2015

iOS is set to become the epicenter of a battle between personal digital assistant technologies from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, as the Windows maker revealed Tuesday that Cortana would join Siri and Google Now on Apple's mobile platform.

Apple's multitouch 'fusion keyboard' invention with multitouch keys could replace touchpads

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent describing a dual-purpose keyboard that sports touch sensors overlaid atop mechanical keys depressible to two more levels, affording users both multitouch gesture control and conventional keystroke entry without having to remove their hands from the device.