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2015

Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch', 2GB RAM

Thursday January 15, 2015

For the second time in as many days, a report from Asia claims that Apple plans to bring the "Force Touch" technology from the Apple Watch to the next-generation iPhone and double the forthcoming handset's built-in RAM to 2 gigabytes.

How Apple Inc. managed to upstage the tech industry at CES for fifteen years

Thursday January 15, 2015

Within three years of Steve Jobs' return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple.

Apple patent points to iCloud-based Touch ID syncing, fingerprint-protected Apple Pay terminals

Thursday January 15, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for an iCloud-based fingerprint storage and cross-device syncing solution, a system that could do away with manual Touch ID setup and power next-generation Apple Pay-enabled POS terminals.

Parallels Access for iOS updated with new file manager, extensibility support

Thursday January 15, 2015

Parallels on Thursday updated its Parallels Access app for iOS, adding a robust file manager, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support and iOS file sharing features, among other enhancements.

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Apple on Wednesday issued a fourth beta build for an upcoming OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite maintenance update, requesting developers test Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver and Bluetooth functionality ahead of public release.

Samsung offers to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion - report [ux2: denied]

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Two Apple rivals may come together in an effort to take on the iPhone, with a new report claiming that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has made a bid to buy struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry for $7.5 billion.

Apple retail promoting laptop-style iPad keyboards, iOS game controllers in hardware push

Wednesday January 14, 2015

With the hardware ecosystem surrounding Apple's mobile devices continuing to grow, the company has chosen to place the spotlight some of the laptop-style iPad keyboards and iOS gaming controllers it offers at its retail locations.

Why Apple might consider leaving Intel's x86 for its own ARM chips in future Macs

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Though many will scoff at the notion of an iPad and Mac that draw from the same family of application processors, it's not as farfetched as it seems. AppleInsider takes a look at why today's chipmaking giants could find themselves on the outside looking in during an Apple product launch in the near future.

Facebook at Work soft launches on App Store, Skype for iPhone gains quick conversations

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Facebook on Wednesday debuted in limited release a new iOS application allowing employers to let their workers connect and communicate with one another. And Microsoft launched an updated version of Skype for iPhone, making it easy to quickly start a conversation.

Apple may shun Intel for custom A-series chips in new Macs within 1-2 years

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Mac buyers in 2016 and beyond could have the option of purchasing a machine powered by Apple's A-series processors, which currently sit at the heart of the iPhone and iPad, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo.

New Chinese handset shows consumers remain fixated on sapphire iPhones

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Apple's iPhone component choices are once again a trending topic of conversation following the announcement of a low-cost, sapphire-covered smartphone from a little-known Chinese electronics firm.

Apple partners with Miami-based marketing firm to push iAds in Latin America

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Apple continues to work behind the scenes to grow its struggling iAd platform, with its latest efforts focused on improving the service in Latin America.

Apple sues Ericsson to trim wireless patent royalty rates

Wednesday January 14, 2015

Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company's patents are not essential to overarching industry standards.

Apple, Google agree to new settlement in anti-poaching class action suit

Tuesday January 13, 2015

According to a court filing on Tuesday, both Apple and Google have agreed to new terms to settle a class action lawsuit alleging artificial suppression of wages through cross-company anti-poaching measures.

Apple brings 2TB Mac mini configuration back to online store

Tuesday January 13, 2015

After a brief hiatus, Apple's high-capacity 2TB Mac mini has returned to the Online Apple Store on Tuesday, but is once again reserved as a configuration option on the most expensive $999 model.

Misreported Apple patent reassignment supposedly induces GoPro stock price decline

Tuesday January 13, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reassigned to Apple a Kodak patent covering a mobile remote control camera system, reports of which supposedly catalyzed a 12-percent drop in shares of action cam maker GoPro.

Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of bugs as Google shrugs off security flaws for 60% of its installed base

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship with dual-lens camera, 'Force Touch'

Tuesday January 13, 2015

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week' iTunes promotion - report

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all-metal 5.5" Galaxy A7

Tuesday January 13, 2015

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.