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2015

Apple inks deal for first major office space in San Francisco

Thursday July 30, 2015

Apple has reportedly signed a deal to lease 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood, marking its first real push into the city's office market.

Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple

Thursday July 30, 2015

Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apple's early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

Thursday July 30, 2015

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.

Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable

Thursday July 30, 2015

Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices "lifeless," and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.

Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen textures through haptic feedback

Thursday July 30, 2015

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of onscreen graphics as it moves across a display surface.

Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

First Volkswagen models with CarPlay support to arrive at dealerships this week

Wednesday July 29, 2015

After promising support for Apple's CarPlay infotainment system earlier this year, Volkswagen on Wednesday announced the first compatible 2016 model year cars will hit showroom floors this week.

Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes Snapchat story

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent company has yet to explore.

Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show.

Yahoo debuts Livetext silent video messaging app

Wednesday July 29, 2015

As expected, Yahoo on Wednesday officially announced a new messaging service called Livetext that features live two-way video chats for mobile device users, but with a twist.

Apple provides public beta testers with third build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Members of Apple's OS X public beta program can now download the third pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the company's forthcoming Mac operating system update.

iOS 9 tips: Manually enable Low Power Mode to maximize your iPhone's battery life

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Apple's upcoming operating system update does a great deal to automatically improve efficiency and extend battery life. But if a user knows that they have a long day ahead of them, they can manually enable iOS 9's new "Low Power Mode" at any point to maximize their iPhone's uptime.

iPad's dominance continues to fade in shrinking tablet market, latest IDC data shows

Wednesday July 29, 2015

While the Apple iPad held on to its position as the leading tablet brand worldwide during the June quarter, the gap with other tablet makers shrank -- as did the market overall, according to IDC research data released on Wednesday.

Windows 10 launches to favorable reviews, cautions about bugs and feature gaps

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Early reviews of Microsoft's latest operating system -- released on Wednesday -- have been generally positive, suggesting that it solves problems with Windows 8 while advancing the Windows platform towards the future.

How to keep third-party apps active on your Apple Watch, rather than returning to the clock

Wednesday July 29, 2015

By default, the Apple Watch acts as first and foremost as a watch, displaying the time when a user raises their wrist. But the settings on the Apple Watch also allow users to have the device operate more like a smartphone, resuming the last activity.

Nokia debuts Ozo 360-degree VR camera for professional filmmakers

Wednesday July 29, 2015

The pupa that is Nokia -- the portion not gobbled up by Microsoft last year -- emerged from its cocoon on Tuesday bearing a high-end 360-degree camera called Ozo, a product targeting the nascent virtual reality content creation industry.

24 Hour Deal: $500 off Apple's mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro (3.0GHz, 8GB, 512GB); $200 off iMac 5Ks

Wednesday July 29, 2015

For the next 24 hours, B&H has Apple's mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro (3.0GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,499 ($500 off), plus $500 off two 15" MacBook Pros, $200 off both of Apple's current iMac 5K configurations, and $480 off unlocked 128GB iPad Airs.

Intel and Micron's new '3D XPoint' memory is 1000x faster, more durable than NAND

Tuesday July 28, 2015

Semiconductor technology giants Intel and Micron on Tuesday announced 3D XPoint memory, the fruits of a joint endeavor into non-volatile memory technology the companies claim is the first major breakthrough in the space since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

Livescribe debuts note-taking, audio-recording Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition

Tuesday July 28, 2015

Livescribe on Tuesday added a new model to its digital writing tool lineup in the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, an all-in-one system for digitizing handwritten notes, synchronizing recorded audio and transferring it all to Mac for review and sharing.

Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native Twitter videos

Tuesday July 28, 2015

On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.