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2015

Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.

Apple details fix for 12" MacBook Setup Assistant issues

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday published a support document to its website detailing workarounds for apparent system stalls some new 12-inch MacBook owners are experiencing during the setup process.

Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass reportedly endures scratch test in new video

Tuesday April 21, 2015

A video published to YouTube on Tuesday shows a scratch test featuring what is claimed to be an Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X cover glass, a scratch-resistant material whose properties lie somewhere between toughened glass and sapphire.

Apple updates several optional iOS apps, adds Watch remote support to Keynote

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday updated several of its official iOS apps -- including the iWork suite -- with minor improvements, but most significantly added Apple Watch support to Keynote, allowing remote control of presentations.

Apple retail chief Ahrendts addresses Apple Watch, 12" MacBook availability issues in internal video

Tuesday April 21, 2015

In an internal video sent out to Apple Store employees on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts clarifies the situation with Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook availability, reiterating the need to push customers toward online sales as supply catches up to demand.

ARM earnings grow 22 percent on royalties from newer smartphones like iPhone 6

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Revenue at British chip designer ARM Holdings rose 22 percent to 227.5 million pounds ($339 million) in the first quarter, largely on the back of 64-bit smartphones such as the iPhone 6 and the newly-shipped Samsung Galaxy S6, a report noted on Tuesday.

Apple enlists premium resellers for Apple Watch distribution in China

Tuesday April 21, 2015

With a relative dearth of Apple Stores in mainland China, Apple has tapped its network of premium resellers to display --and possibly sell --the Apple Watch in the run-up to its debut.

Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple is indeed working on bringing public transit directions back into its Maps apps for iOS and OS X, following a nearly three-year absence since the iPhone maker abandoned data from Google Maps, an official job listing confirmed on Tuesday.

Apple offers limited number of developers expedited Apple Watch shipping

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday began sending emails out to members of its development community, offering them the opportunity to have a 42-millimeter Apple Watch Sport shipped no later than April 28.

Apple releases Xcode 6.3.1, fixing 'critical issues' related to debugging and more

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update for Xcode, improving stability and fixing what the company said are "critical issues" associated with debugging, playgrounds, and Interface Builder.

If you want Beats Music on your Mac, skip the Web client and install the Beats Android app

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple's Beats Music service has been praised for its experience on mobile devices, but the same can't be said of its Web-based player. Fortunately, there's an easy way to get the Beats Music Android app running on your Mac.

First look: Adobe Lightroom CC with HDR and panoramic photo merging, facial recognition, more

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Adobe on Tuesday announced a major update to its Creative Cloud Photography suite with the launch of Lightroom CC, which boasts powerful enhancements like HDR and panorama photo merging, facial recognition and Filter Brushes, along with other improvements.

PowerPoint & TripIt update with Apple Watch functions, Excel for iPhone gets comments

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Microsoft on Tuesday updated the iOS version of PowerPoint with new Apple Watch features, simultaneously releasing more minor updates for two other apps in the iOS Office suite, Word and Excel. Watch features have also been implemented in TripIt's popular travel itinerary app.

Some 1,500 iOS apps exposed to serious HTTPS vulnerability, analytics firm says

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Approximately 1,500 iOS apps are exposed to a vulnerability that could let a hacker bypass HTTPS security and steal passwords and other sensitive data, according to research released on Monday.

Review: Apple's all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

Tuesday April 21, 2015

With the launch of its new ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook, Apple has signaled that the future of notebooks is here. The future does indeed look bright, though the initial cost and compromises made in building the new MacBook should keep most people from buying in -- for the first generation, at least.

Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet designs

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Just days before Apple Watch is slated to ship out to early buyers, Apple on Tuesday was granted patents for its unique Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet device accessories, protecting the innovative designs from potential copycats.

Beyonce seen sporting Apple Watch Edition with gold link bracelet

Monday April 20, 2015

Less than a week after star fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showed off pictures of his yellow gold Apple Watch Edition with custom all-gold link bracelet, Beyonce was seen at Coachella wearing what appears to be the same combination.

Apple starts charging Apple Watch orders, preparing units for shipping

Monday April 20, 2015

Ahead of an official launch later this week, Apple on Monday began charging full Apple Watch order amounts to customer credit and debit cards, while updating the official status of certain orders from processing to preparing for shipment.

Google to discontinue YouTube support on older iOS devices, Apple TVs

Monday April 20, 2015

The YouTube app will no longer function on many older iOS devices and Apple TVs after today, a consequence of the YouTube Data API being updated to support newer features, according to an official Google document.

TuneIn, Shazam, RunKeeper among latest apps ready for Apple Watch launch

Monday April 20, 2015

With Friday's launch of the Apple Watch just days away, major developers are still working to add support to their iPhone apps, some new examples being TuneIn Radio, RunKeeper, Shazam, JetBlue, and Instapaper.