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2015

Tim Cook commemorates Steve Jobs's birthday on trip to Germany

Tuesday February 24, 2015

Apple's chief executive was spotted on Tuesday in Germany, where he took the time to tweet a short remembrance of late colleague Steve Jobs before visiting the offices of infamous German tabloid Bild.

Pebble again turns to crowdfunding to take on Apple Watch with new color display model

Tuesday February 24, 2015

Best known for being a blockbuster success on Kickstarter, Pebble announced on Tuesday that it is returning to its roots, and will crowdfund its next-generation smartwatch with a color display and voice input, in a bid to take on the upcoming Apple Watch.

Visa readies network tokenization launch in Europe, sets the stage for Apple Pay debut

Tuesday February 24, 2015

International payment network Visa on Tuesday announced that it would extend its network tokenization service -- one of the foundational technologies behind Apple Pay -- to Europe beginning in mid April, signaling that the first overseas launch of Apple's mobile payment solution may not be far away.

Rumor: Samsung tapped to supply DRAM for 'A9' chip in Apple's next iPhone

Tuesday February 24, 2015

In a deal said to be worth billions of dollars, Samsung will allegedly provide at least half of the dynamic random access memory used in the processor for Apple's 2015 iPhone update, according to a new rumor.

Apple patent outlines mobile app data sharing and collaboration over FaceTime

Tuesday February 24, 2015

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a method by which two or more mobile device users can share and interact with app data in real time, including the ability to see each other's screens during a FaceTime call.

Apple reportedly buys digital instrument effects firm Camel Audio [u]

Monday February 23, 2015

Apple has seemingly purchased UK-based digital audio effects maker Camel Audio, best known for the popular Alchemy synth plug-in, suggesting the firm's software may be included in a future version of Logic Pro X.

Tweetbot for iOS gets Twitter video and GIF support in latest update

Monday February 23, 2015

Developer Tapbots on Monday pushed out an update to its popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot for iOS, bringing playback support for videos and GIFs hosted by the ubiquitous microblogging network.

Apple closes in on $775B market cap, now twice as large as No. 2 Exxon Mobil

Monday February 23, 2015

Apple stock hit a new high of $133 at the closing bell on Monday, rocketing up 2.7 percent on the day to grow its market capitalization to just under $775 billion, a number two times larger than second-largest publicly traded U.S. company Exxon Mobil.

Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit returns with Brazil socket support, lower price

Monday February 23, 2015

In a change to its online storefront on Monday, Apple introduced a revised World Travel Adapter Kit with a total of seven AC plug types and a reduced price of $29, as the package no longer includes a USB power adapter or cable.

Apple introduces new crash reporting service for developers in latest Xcode 6.3 beta

Monday February 23, 2015

After releasing a fresh beta of Xcode 6.3 on Monday, Apple outlined a new crash reporting service that will help developers target, fix and track problems directly from the development tool.

Apple introduces emoji diversity options with latest iOS 8.3, OS X 10.10.3 betas

Monday February 23, 2015

Starting with the latest betas of iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3, new alternate skin color options are available when selecting emojis of people and faces. In addition, Siri has added a host of new languages on iPhone and iPad.

Apple, AOL ending iTunes login partnership, users must migrate to Apple ID by March 31

Monday February 23, 2015

The long-standing partnership that allowed AOL members to login to iTunes with their AOL credentials will come to an end at the end of next month, meaning those consumers still taking advantage of that ability will need to migrate to an Apple ID or lose access to iTunes, the App Store, and the iBookstore.

Apple provides developers with new iOS 8.3 beta, adds fixes for CarPlay functionality

Monday February 23, 2015

The second beta of iOS 8.3 was released to developers on Monday, fixing a bug found in previous versions that could cause issues when connecting to a CarPlay-enabled vehicle infotainment unit.

Apple releases second beta of OS X 10.10.3 with focus on new Photos app

Monday February 23, 2015

Apple on Monday seeded developers with another beta version of its forthcoming OS X 10.10.3 update, asking testers to focus primarily on the new Photos app with additional attention paid to Wi-Fi captive network support and screen sharing.

Google to buy Softcard, take on Apple Pay in new agreement with U.S. carriers

Monday February 23, 2015

Search giant Google is reportedly doubling down on its mobile payments strategy, agreeing on a new deal with major U.S. wireless providers to pre-install the Google Wallet app on Android handsets while acquiring the technology behind Softcard from those same carriers.

Stanford researchers develop method for tracking mobile devices using battery charge data

Monday February 23, 2015

Privacy advocates have long tried to educate consumers on the perils of giving apps access to GPS data, but a group of Stanford researchers has developed a method to infer a device's location from a seemingly much more innocuous source -- battery charge information.

Latest Apple mystery van sightings occur in California, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona [u]

Monday February 23, 2015

Apple's mapping efforts appear to be growing, as AppleInsider readers continue to spot mysterious sensor-laden vans, just like the ones previously confirmed to be registered to Apple, roaming around the United States.

Google launches new YouTube Kids app on Apple's iOS

Monday February 23, 2015

Parents with young children now have a new option for tablet-based entertainment, as Google on Monday officially unveiled YouTube Kids, a new app for the video sharing site focused on enabling children to discover content for themselves.

Rumor: Apple poaching Samsung experts in chips, batteries, more

Monday February 23, 2015

With its latest recruiting efforts, Apple is allegedly targeting "experts in next-generation technology" from rival Samsung, offering raises and competitive benefits to lure talent to California.

Apple pouring 1.7 billion euros into new data centers in Ireland and Denmark

Monday February 23, 2015

Apple on Monday announced a multi-billion euro data center project that will add new state-of-the-art facilities in County Galway, Ireland and Denmark's Jutland peninsula to the company's roster in 2017, with both locations powered exclusively by renewable energy.