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2015

Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

Thursday February 26, 2015

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.

Apple's iOS bolsters lead in enterprise for Q4 at the expense of Android

Thursday February 26, 2015

Apple gained ground in enterprise device activations over the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in strictly regulated industries, while Android share slipped over the same period, according to the latest data from Good Technology.

Killer Deals: Apple's 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $399; $400 off MacBook Pro; $319 off iMac 5K

Thursday February 26, 2015

Today only, until supplies run out, readers can grab Apple's 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Space Grey for $399 shipped, while a sister offer slashes the company's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro by $400 -- both of which are the lowest prices we've ever seen for these models.

China removes Apple, other US tech companies from approved government purchase lists

Wednesday February 25, 2015

China has blacklisted Apple and a number of other big name U.S. technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, leaving local companies to fill the resulting void, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Tim Cook to deliver commencement address at George Washington University, receive honorary doctorate

Wednesday February 25, 2015

It was announced on Wednesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver George Washington University's commencement address at the school's graduation ceremony in May, where he will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service.

Google in talks with wearables maker Jawbone over potential investment, report says

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Google is reportedly in preliminary talks to buy a stake in Jawbone, perhaps best known for its popular UP line of fitness trackers, as the Internet search giant moves further into the wearable device industry.

Apple's iPad loses ground to generic tablets in 2014, report says

Wednesday February 25, 2015

A new report from Strategy Analytics published on Wednesday suggests so-called "Brand X" tablets collectively outperformed Apple's iPad and offerings from Samsung in 2014, marking the first time generic device makers beat out the two established brands on a year-end basis.

Google Play Music now stores 50K songs free, Apple's iTunes Match still at 25K songs for $25/year

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Google Play Music on Wednesday was updated to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for free, more than doubling its previous limit of 20,000 songs, and also blowing past the 25,000-song cap of Apple's subscription iTunes Match service.

Apple spotlights 'Focus' starring Will Smith, edited entirely in Final Cut Pro X

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Opening in theaters this Friday, "Focus" starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie was edited entirely using Final Cut Pro X--a fact that Apple has highlighted on the software's official website.

GasBuddy & GreatSchools now providing data for Apple Maps [u]

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Third-party data presented to users within Apple Maps may soon include local gas prices and school locations, thanks to new partnerships with GasBuddy and GreatSchools.

Thanks to 'Serial' & Apple's Podcasts app baked into iOS 8, podcast listens grow 18%

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Though podcasts are not a new medium, the format has seen significant growth over the last few months, attributed in part to the fact that Apple's Podcasts app is now built in to iOS 8.

12-page print ad & digital video showcase Apple Watch in March issue of Vogue

Wednesday February 25, 2015

As the April launch of the Apple Watch fast approaches, Apple has taken out a major 12-page ad in the latest issue of fashion magazine Vogue, and also included a video version in the digital iPad edition.

Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk 'inseparable' in conversation at Oscars afterparty

Wednesday February 25, 2015

One of the top designers in the world and the leader in electric car technology were spotted engrossed in private conversation this past Sunday at an exclusive Academy Awards afterparty, amidst a flurry of rumors surrounding Apple's rumored plans to build its own electric, autonomous car.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Israel, meets with President Reuven Rivlin

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was in Israel on Wednesday, and had a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin, as Apple is prepared to open a new office in the country.

Rumor: Tim Cook reveals waterproofing on Apple Watch has improved since unveiling, can be worn in shower

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was reportedly overheard telling a retail employee in Germany that he wears his Apple Watch in the shower, which would suggest that the water resistance of the wrist-worn device has changed since it was first announced last year.

Just 6.8M smartwatches sold in 2014 at an average price of $189

Wednesday February 25, 2015

In yet another sign that the forthcoming Apple Watch is poised to shake up the wearables market in a big way, the average smartwatch sold in 2014 for just over half of the Apple Watch's $349 starting price.

Jury orders Apple to pay $533M for infringing gaming patents

Wednesday February 25, 2015

A U.S. federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million in damages on Tuesday after it found the company's iTunes digital media purchasing and distribution system in infringement of three patents held by licensing firm Smartflash.

'Modern Family' co-creator details episode shot entirely with Apple products

Tuesday February 24, 2015

In a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming "Modern Family" episode shot completely on iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan said using the iOS devices didn't dramatically change the production process, and revealed that tomorrow's show is not the first time producers turned to Apple's handset for in-show footage.

Chase announces over 1M wallets provisioned on Apple Pay

Tuesday February 24, 2015

As part of JP Morgan Chase's 2015 Investor Day on Tuesday, the bank went over statistics relating to its credit card business, announcing it has provisioned over one million wallets on Apple's fledgling Apple Pay mobile payments service.

Apple expands Maps Flyover support to 9 new locations including Venice, Italy

Tuesday February 24, 2015

As part of Apple's continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, the company recently added nine new cities, including Venice, Italy, to the list of locations sporting 3D Flyover support.