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2015

Todoist comes to Apple Watch, Moleskine launches Timepage calendar app for Watch & iPhone

Thursday May 28, 2015

Todoist for iOS on Thursday updated with support for the Apple Watch, while notebook maker Moleskine launched a calendar app for both the iPhone and Watch, Timepage.

A history of Jony Ive at Apple: From consultant to Chief Design Officer

Thursday May 28, 2015

Jony Ive -- appointed this week as Apple's first-ever Chief Design Officer -- has a long history of design work for Apple, stretching all the way back to a consulting role in the early 1990s.

Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'systematically plundering' confidential data

Thursday May 28, 2015

Jawbone is suing rival fitness tracker maker Fitbit, accusing the latter of "systematically plundering" corporate secrets by hiring Jawbone workers who smuggled sensitive data before exiting the company.

FCC chairman to propose broadband subsidy for low-income Americans

Thursday May 28, 2015

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler will on Thursday propose subsidizing broadband Internet for poorer Americans, much in the way it currently subsidizes phone bills, officials with the agency said.

Study: Device users more responsive to Android app notifications than iOS

Thursday May 28, 2015

Mobile development services firm Urban Airship on Thursday released a study that found Android users are on average more than two times more responsive to push notifications than iOS device users.

Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

Thursday May 28, 2015

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.

Avago to acquire major Apple supplier Broadcom for $37 billion

Thursday May 28, 2015

The trend toward consolidation in the semiconductor industry continued Thursday with the announcement that Avago will acquire rival Broadcom -- a longtime supplier of communications chips to Apple -- in a $37 billion cash-and-stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion.

First look: Pixelmator for iPhone is a feature-packed mobile image editor

Thursday May 28, 2015

With its first iPhone app offering, Pixelmator stuffs in a dizzying array of photo editing tools normally restricted to more powerful devices like Mac and iPad, including full-featured image adjustment options, a wealth of paint brushes, layer support, effects, a polished design and much more.

Apple Watch owner fined $120 for changing songs while driving

Thursday May 28, 2015

An Apple Watch owner in Quebec was recently fined $120 for operating his wrist-worn gadget while driving, sparking debate as to whether traffic law should consider smartwatches handheld devices, and thus prohibit their use, or Bluetooth accessories.

Apple Pay rewards program coming in June as Android Pay looms, report says

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Apple is reportedly set to announce a rewards program next month that will give perks to customers using Apple Pay, a long-rumored feature that could escalate the stakes in what appears to be a coming battle with Google's competing Android Pay service.

Target looks to support Apple Pay once POS system upgrades complete

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Target CEO Brian Cornell on Wednesday said his company wants to integrate Apple Pay across its retail chain, but must first install point-of-sale technology with chip and PIN or chip and signature technology to conform to the latest security standards.

Video proves Apple Watch can be charged through 6-pin diagnostics port

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Following claims that Apple Watch can be charged through a 6-pin port hidden in its top strap slot, a video published Wednesday not only proves the concept, but shows a physical connection charges faster than Apple's inductive method.

Chevrolet to add CarPlay support to 14 vehicles for 2016 model year

Wednesday May 27, 2015

General Motors' Chevrolet division on Wednesday announced plans to add CarPlay and Android Auto support to 14 vehicles in the 2016 model year, marking a major growth in availability for the two platforms.

Apple Store app partners with Postmates for same-day deliveries

Wednesday May 27, 2015

In an update to the Apple Store iOS app on Wednesday, Apple added integration with on-demand logistics service Postmates to offer customers same-day deliveries as an alternative to in-store pickups.

Apple's Jeff Williams calls cars 'the ultimate mobile device' in discussion on CarPlay

Wednesday May 27, 2015

As the CarPlay rollout slowly marches on and rumors swirl around a possible Apple-branded electric car, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams on Wednesday referred to cars as "the ultimate mobile device."

Native apps for Apple Watch will arrive this fall, Apple still won't reveal sales

Wednesday May 27, 2015

At next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will release a new software development kit that will allow applications to run natively on the Apple Watch, and those apps will become available to consumers this fall, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

CBS 'excited' about Apple's rumored web television service, CEO says

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Les Moonves, longtime chief executive of broadcasting giant CBS, said on Wednesday that his company will "probably" sign on to Apple's forthcoming streaming television offering.

Apple updates WWDC app for 2015 event, confirms June 8 keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the full schedule for the 2015 Worldwide Develoeprs Conference -- including the keynote presentation on June 8 -- and released version 3.0 of the WWDC iOS app, introducing a new Apple Watch companion.

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.