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2015

Apple highlights accessibility in iOS apps, Apple Watch for Global Awareness Accessibility Day

Thursday May 21, 2015

In recognition of Global Awareness Accessibility Day on May 21, Apple has showcased a series of iOS apps and published a podcast highlighting its efforts to make Apple Watch easy to use for people with disabilities.

Regent Street Apple Store to undergo major renovations for more light, street visibility

Thursday May 21, 2015

Apple is planning a major renovation of its flagship Regent Street store in London, one which will radically impact the interior and exterior appearance of the building.

Google's Chromebooks continue to make inroads in education, Gartner says

Thursday May 21, 2015

After a slow start, the market for laptops running Google's Chrome OS --known as Chromebooks --has begun to pick up steam, new data indicates, with education customers representing a sizable majority of orders.

Adobe discontinues Photoshop Touch, offers video glimpse of future replacement tech [u]

Thursday May 21, 2015

Adobe on Thursday announced plans to discontinue Photoshop Touch, its advanced photo editor for iPad and Android tablets, while offering brief hints about where a successor or successors might go.

Apple seeks to improve the stylus with dynamic input based on pressure, grip, angle & more

Thursday May 21, 2015

As rumors suggest Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad with a new stylus accessory later this year, a new patent application offers a glimpse at what the company could be working on, describing an advanced stylus that would offer much more dynamic ways of interacting with a touchscreen than just the press of a finger.

Apple Stores begin selling Watch bands in advance of device's own retail debut

Thursday May 21, 2015

Select Apple Stores are now selling official bands for the Apple Watch, according to photos and anecdotes posted on Twitter on Thursday, as Apple gears up for the product's formal retail debut.

Foxconn to handle bulk of manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' this fall, insider says

Thursday May 21, 2015

Longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will handle the bulk of production for the company's next-generation iPhone, and will also be the sole manufacturer of the anticipated 12.9-inch iPad, both on track to launch this fall, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple's online store outs Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5c [u]

Thursday May 21, 2015

A promotional photo posted to Apple's online storefront this week shows what appears to be a new version of the plastic-backed iPhone 5c, largely unchanged save for the notable addition of a Touch ID sensor in the home button.

Apple's iCloud experiences hours-long global outage and service slowdowns [u]

Thursday May 21, 2015

Apple's iCloud took a hit late Wednesday night as users from around the world experienced trouble with multiple services due to an unknown issue, ultimately resolved some seven hours later.

Apple invents adaptive eye-tracking 3D display, highly portable cellular hotspot

Thursday May 21, 2015

A pair of Apple patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday describe a display capable of displaying 2D and 3D images at the same time and a portable cellular hotpot with a unique cylindrical design.

Morgan Stanley: Apple Watch demand up 60% in US since March, estimated 36M unit sales in first year

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Countering an analyst report earlier on Wednesday predicting a plateau to Apple Watch demand, investment bank Morgan Stanley says U.S. consumer interest is not just strong, but is increasing, with first-year sales estimated to hit 36 million units.

Apple Watch connects to display pedestal via 'hidden' data port with Lightning connector, photos show

Wednesday May 20, 2015

A set of images posted to the Web on Wednesday purportedly show a partially dismantled Apple Watch in-store display with attached Lightning cable, suggesting the device can be charged and fed data via a hidden data port.

Uber poaches Apple legal counsel to work on privacy issues

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Popular connected transportation service Uber has hired away Apple lawyer Sabrina Ross to work on an internal team focusing on privacy law, according to a report on Wednesday.

How to hand off Mail, Messages and more from Apple Watch to Mac

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Apple Watch relies heavily on iOS Continuity features like Handoff to ease the load, in some cases transferring to iPhone complex tasks that require a keyboard or access to a full-fledged app. Not documented in the Apple Watch user guide, however, is the ability to transfer these same tasks to Mac.

Russia to be among first countries with access to Apple's new streaming music service, report says

Wednesday May 20, 2015

According to a report on Wednesday, Russia will be one of the first countries to host Apple's upcoming on-demand streaming music service rumored to debut at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference next month.

Demolition making way for new Apple Campus 2, Phase 2 buildings, aerial footage shows

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Phase two of Apple's ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now underway as obsolete buildings have been demolished over the past weeks to make way for new testing workshops and facilities for research and development.

Spotify gains video, moods, and podcasts, Facebook Messenger rolls out video calls globally

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.

Pebble struggling to secure new funding in wake of Apple Watch, rumor claims

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are reportedly turning down requests from smartwatch maker Pebble for funding, leading to speculation that the company may be struggling following the launch of the Apple Watch.

MD Anderson Cancer Center turns to Apple Watch for breast cancer treatment

Wednesday May 20, 2015

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is using the Apple Watch to improve the treament regimens of breast cancer patients, citing the advantages of wearables in getting people to change their behavior.

Wanting for real estate, Apple may undertake 'major expansion' in San Jose - report

Wednesday May 20, 2015

With a rapidly-expanding workforce and a shortage of options in the city of Cupertino, Calif., Apple is reportedly considering a "major expansion" of its corporate office and research and development facilities to neighboring San Jose.