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2015

Apple moves to dismiss lawsuit over 'misleading' iOS device capacity claims

Thursday March 26, 2015

Apple on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented to consumers the amount of storage space iOS 8 uses in newly shipped iPhone and iPad devices, noting plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of fraud.

Apple Watch's Workout app learns users' strides over time, Turlington Burns diary reveals

Thursday March 26, 2015

In the third week of her promotional Apple Watch diary, posted Thursday, model Christy Turlington Burns made mention of a previously unknown feature of the wearable's Workout app that adjusts to a user's gait for more accurate results.

Apple Watch support comes to flurry of iPhone apps ahead of April launch

Thursday March 26, 2015

A collection of iPhone apps -- such as Evernote, Dark Sky, and the New York Times -- were updated today to support the Apple Watch, even though the wearable isn't shipping until April 24.

JP Morgan predicts Apple will stick with LCD, not OLED, for 'iPhone 7'

Thursday March 26, 2015

Despite finally jumping into the OLED market with the Apple Watch, Apple is not expected to migrate its handset line away from LCD technology in the near future, instead choosing to stick with LTPS-based LCD panels when it debuts its so-called "iPhone 7."

Apple Pay decals begin arriving with supporting merchants

Thursday March 26, 2015

Vendors who accept Apple Pay can advertise their support with new decal stickers supplied by Apple itself, which began arriving in the mail for merchants on Thursday.

Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 56 apps preinstalled, including Instagram & Microsoft OneDrive

Thursday March 26, 2015

Critics of so-called "bloatware" will have new fodder thanks to Samsung's forthcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will come preinstalled with a total of 56 applications, including third-party services like Microsoft OneDrive and Whatsapp.

Apple's new spaceship campus might be named after Steve Jobs, Tim Cook says

Thursday March 26, 2015

While late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs's office remains in situ at the company's Infinite Loop headquarters, a more impressive memorial may be in the works as current chief executive Tim Cook has indicated his desire to name all or part of the new spaceship campus after Jobs.

Amazon debuts new unlimited Cloud Drive plans, Beatport comes to iOS

Thursday March 26, 2015

Amazon today launched two unlimited tiers for its Cloud Drive storage service, while prominent dance music service Beatport has revealed it will be debuting on Apple's iOS.

Angela Ahrendts was swayed to Apple retail by instant personal connection with Tim Cook

Thursday March 26, 2015

Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts chose to leave the British fashion house for Apple largely because of the opportunity to work with Tim Cook, she hinted in a recent interview, choosing to serve alongside the Apple chief executive as he reshapes the company.

Twitter launches rebranded Periscope app for live video broadcasting

Thursday March 26, 2015

Just a few months after acquiring the app's original developer, Twitter has released a rebranded Periscope app for the iPhone, which lets users stream live broadcasts to Twitter followers, like chief rival Meerkat.

Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone

Thursday March 26, 2015

Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits.

Apple Watch gets 2-page spread in Fitness First Australia magazine

Thursday March 26, 2015

Days after its Down Under debut, the Apple Watch has been featured in Australian exercise magazine Fitness First with a two-page spread that extolls the new wearable's virtues for fitness aficionados.

Rumor: Apple to launch three iPhone models in 2015 including new 4" handset

Thursday March 26, 2015

The latest scuttlebutt out of East Asia claims Apple has plans to release a total of three new iPhone models during its annual refresh cycle in the second half of the year, one of which will incorporate a 4-inch display.

Apple to activate Chinese iPhone trade-in program in March with backing from Foxconn

Thursday March 26, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is primed to roll out an iPhone trade-in program in China that will let customers sell back old equipment to Foxconn in return for store credit.

Apple acquires big data analytics firm Acunu

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Apple appears to have acquired London-based big data analytics firm Acunu, which previously marketed an eponymous real-time analytics platform that boasted high-velocity ingests and compatibility with Cassandra databases.

Apple reportedly puts Trent Reznor in charge of redesigned Beats Music app, presses forward with iTunes Radio revamp

Wednesday March 25, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is moving forward with a long rumored overhaul of its streaming music services lineup that will incorporate a reworked Beats Music app developed with the help of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service.

Apple, U.S. tech giants call for government spying reform in open letter to Congress

Wednesday March 25, 2015

A number of powerful tech companies sent an open letter to Congress, President Barack Obama and other government agencies on Wednesday, arguing for drastic change in the nation's surveillance laws that currently allow for bulk consumer data collection.

Apple TV adds CNNgo for live and on-demand news video

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Apple on Wednesday silently updated the Apple TV with another app channel, CNNgo, to provide users with live and on-demand video from the news network.

Apple Stores will cater to Apple Watch Edition buyers with 30 minutes of hands-on time

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Starting April 10, standard appointments for sampling Apple Watch will run 15 minutes, but shoppers interested in the $10,000-and-up Apple Watch Edition will get a half-hour to see how it looks and fits.

Facebook announces Messenger API, spherical videos & more at F8 conference

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Facebook on Wednesday made a series of announcements at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, revealing plans to make Messenger a platform, and improve other aspects of its social network with functions like Share Sheets, spherical videos, and an embeddable video player.