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2015

'CBS Sports' & 'USA Now' channels come to Apple TV [u]

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Apple continues to gradually expand the channel options available on its Apple TV set-top box, with both "CBS Sports" and "USA Now" automatically arriving on second- and third-generation devices on Tuesday.

EU delays judgement on Apple's Irish tax deal as discovery proves 'time consuming'

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Initially slated for mid-June, the European Commission's investigation into Apple's tax arrangement with Irish authorities will not be completed until later in the year, Europe's competition chief said Tuesday.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was America's top-paid female executive in 2014

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Though she was only an Apple employee for about half of the year, Angela Ahrendts earned nearly $83 million last year, making her the highest paid female executive in America.

How to sync a music playlist to Apple Watch

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Complementing great fitness tracking and workout features, Apple Watch users can save and play back music locally on their device, meaning they can leave their iPhone at home.

Apple Watch 'particle cloud' pairing method likely revealed in new patent

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Lost amidst a sea of flashy hardware technologies introduced with Apple Watch was a new image-based pairing technique distinguished by a "particle cloud" effect. On Tuesday, Apple received a patent detailing what appears to be the bedrock of this unique pairing procedure, hinting at its use in future products.

Apple publishes Apple Watch band design guidelines for accessory makers

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple on Monday posted to its website a previously unreleased document detailing Apple Watch band design guidelines for third-party manufacturers interested in making aftermarket straps for the device.

Apple Maps Connect updated with support for five new European countries

Monday May 04, 2015

Continuing its internal mapping initiative, Apple on Monday added Maps Connect support to five new regions, allowing users in those countries to add and edit points of interest.

Apple updates Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines website with new design, more resources

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple on Monday updated the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines website with a refreshed look and new software design resources for app developers.

Apple TV remote control to get touch pad when new version launches in June, report says

Monday May 04, 2015

According to a report on Monday, the Apple TV isn't the only piece of hardware in line for a redesign this year, as the device's long-in-the-tooth remote control is now expected to come with a built-in touch pad.

How to start and monitor a workout on Apple Watch

Monday May 04, 2015

One of the highlight features of the new Apple Watch is its fitness tracking abilities, which lets users track movement throughout the day, keep tabs on wellness goals and monitor specific workout routines.

Apple hires new general contractor to finish Campus 2 interior

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple is signing on a new general contractor to help finish Campus 2, the company's upcoming ring-shaped headquarters being constructed in Cupertino, Calif., according to a Monday report.

Apple stops iOS 8.2 code signing, prevents downgrades from iOS 8.3

Monday May 04, 2015

Apple has stopped signing the code for iOS 8.2, meaning that anyone wanting to downgrade from iOS 8.3 through iTunes will no longer be able to do so, accounts indicated on Monday.

GE to develop new LED bulbs that work with Apple's HomeKit

Monday May 04, 2015

General Electric on Monday announced plans for a new color-changing LED light bulb, due to ship sometime later this year, that will come out of the box with support for Apple's HomeKit system.

Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets - report

Monday May 04, 2015

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.

Charter pursues Time Warner Cable merger in wake of abandoned Comcast deal

Monday May 04, 2015

Following Comcast's unsuccessful takeover bid, high-level talks have reportedly taken place between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable over a possible merger, in spite of the bad blood between the two companies.

YouTube app vanishes from older Apple TV models, latest version unaffected

Monday May 04, 2015

The YouTube app has disappeared from many second-generation Apple TV units, users noted on Monday, with both the home screen icon and references to the app in Settings vanishing overnight.

Apple Watch diagnostic port can be used for charging, accessory makers say

Monday May 04, 2015

Third parties are able to use the small diagnostic port hidden inside one of the Apple Watch's lugs to charge the device, according to one accessory maker, opening up the possibility of a "Made for Apple Watch" program down the line.

DOJ to review secret cell phone tracking programs, reveal information on usage

Monday May 04, 2015

The United States Department of Justice has reportedly decided that the use of controversial cell phone tracking devices --widely known as "stingrays" --by its agencies must be more closely monitored, and is preparing to launch an extensive internal review while publicly revealing more details about the secret programs.

Apple efforts to end free streaming music on Spotify, YouTube spur DOJ inquiry - report

Monday May 04, 2015

As it prepares to launch a new streaming music service, Apple is said to be pressuring music labels to force rivals like Spotify to abandon their free tiers -- something that has apparently brought scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Apple's 12.9" iPad will feature Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch, NFC & more, source says

Sunday May 03, 2015

Apple is indeed working on a larger iPad which will feature a number of changes, including an all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector, AppleInsider has learned.