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2015

Race to beat Apple Pay picks up, as PayPal buys CurrentC-linked Paydiant

Monday March 02, 2015

The mobile payment industry continues to see shakeups this week, as PayPal has announced it will acquire Paydiant, a mobile wallet developer with clients including MCX -- the consortium behind retailer-driven Apple Pay competitor CurrentC.

Apple, IBM debut three new iOS apps for enterprise

Monday March 02, 2015

Apple and IBM have unveiled three more MobileFirst enterprise apps for iPhones and iPads, covering a range of industries and uses: Advisor Alerts, Passenger Care, and Dynamic Buy.

Killer Deal: Free LG optical drive, Free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones, and up to $350 off all BTO MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Monday March 02, 2015

For a limited time, we've teamed up with one of Apple's authorized resellers to give away $200 in accessories -- a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones -- with the purchase of any build-to-order 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Readers can also pair this offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

Morgan Stanley raises Apple target to $160, citing strength as a 'platform company'

Monday March 02, 2015

Morgan Stanley showed significant confidence in Apple on Monday, raising their price target to $160 and expressing a belief to investors that the company can continue to grow its business.

Google unveils 'Android Pay' mobile payments API to rival Apple Pay

Monday March 02, 2015

Search giant Google on Monday revealed plans to build a new mobile payments API into its Android mobile operating system, allowing developers to integrate the service -- dubbed Android Pay -- into their applications.

Google to launch own 'Nexus'-like carrier network to push innovations in wireless

Monday March 02, 2015

Speaking at a Mobile World Congress keynote on Monday, Google's senior vice president of products, Sundar Pichai, confirmed earlier speculation and announced that the company is planning to launch its own carrier service with more details set to be announced in the coming months.

Tim Cook discusses Steve Jobs, personal privacy, and Apple's role as a social leader

Monday March 02, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook waxed nostalgic about his relationship with the late Steve Jobs, reiterated the company's commitment to its customers' privacy, and discussed his thoughts on Apple's ability to influence social change during a sit-down with German tabloid BILD earlier this week.

Variety of Apple Watch stylings for men spotlighted in Hong Kong fashion magazine spread

Monday March 02, 2015

The latest magazine to offer a closer look at the Apple Watch comes from Hong Kong, where a series of photos in the publication "East Touch" show off different models and watch band combinations for men.

Apple supplier NXP to merge with rival Freescale Semiconductor in $11.8B deal

Monday March 02, 2015

Dutch chipmaker NXP -- which provides near-field communications and motion processing hardware for Apple -- announced on Monday that it would spend $11.8 billion to acquire rival firm Freescale Semiconductor, a seminal semiconductor manufacturer and itself a longtime Apple supplier.

Apple's next Chinese Apple Store to open in Chongqing on March 7

Monday March 02, 2015

As part of plans to triple its retail presence in China by mid-2016, Apple on Sunday announced that Chongqing's MixC mall will play host to the country's next Apple Store.

Apple Watch featured in UK's Style magazine, Space Gray Sport version quoted at $349

Sunday March 01, 2015

Following cover stories in major publications across China, France and the U.S., Apple Watch made its big UK debut on Sunday with a three-page spread in widely circulated fashion magazine Style.

Samsung responds to iPhone 6 with premium metal & glass Galaxy S6, counters Apple Pay with Samsung Pay

Sunday March 01, 2015

Kicking off the Mobile World Congress event on Sunday, Samsung took the wraps off its highly anticipated next-generation handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which use premium glass and metal to counter the blockbuster success of Apple's iPhone 6.

Apple Watch to reportedly offer 'Power Reserve' to help extend battery life

Sunday March 01, 2015

Apple will offer a low power mode on Apple Watch to help boost it through longer days, according to a new report that also takes a stab at dispelling rumors that the company may have elected to all some long-rumored sensors last minute.

Apple touts iPhone 6 as world's most popular camera in showcase of extraordinary user photos

Sunday March 01, 2015

Apple on Sunday launched a home page takeover paying homage to the iPhone 6's camera with a series of striking photographs and videos taken by its users, including tips, tricks and apps used along the way.

Logitech Keys to Go Review: The ultimate portable bluetooth keyboard

Saturday February 28, 2015

For those wanting an ultra-portable keyboard to use with your iPhone or iPad, but don't want the bulk and weight of a keyboard case should consider the Logitech Keys to Go.

Sources: Apple's 2015 'iPhone 6s' models to gain Force Touch but no dual-camera system

Saturday February 28, 2015

Apple's 2015 family of iPhones are expected to adopt features first introduced in other Apple products, such as the dynamic Force Touch input found on the Apple Watch, but won't include a recently-rumored multi-camera system, AppleInsider has been advised.

Shuttle drivers at Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies vote for Teamsters representation

Friday February 27, 2015

In the ongoing Silicon Valley shuttle bus saga, contracted drivers serving five local tech firms, including Apple, voted on Friday to seek representation by the Teamsters union.

Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism

Friday February 27, 2015

In an interview published on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his commitment to customer data privacy, saying most consumers likely do not know how dire the situation is, but will be "very offended" when they find out.

Rumor: iOS 8.2 release is imminent from Apple, iOS 8.3 to follow closely behind

Friday February 27, 2015

iOS 8.2 could be released to the public as soon as next week, while the release of iOS 8.3 may not be far behind, setting the stage for the launch of the Apple Watch in April, according to a new report.

Tim Cook says Apple Watch will replace electronic car keys, confirms Apple Store revamp

Friday February 27, 2015

Apple is already attempting to eliminate the need for consumers to carry a wallet and may soon extend its assault to the second pat of the venerable three-pat technique, as Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week that the company designed its forthcoming Apple Watch to replace electronic car keys and fobs.