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2015

Apple's rumored streaming music service to tout social network for artists, report says

Wednesday May 13, 2015

If and when Apple launches its streaming music service later this year, the company will roll in a social networking platform from which artists can share media, post updates and connect with fans, a report said Wednesday.

How to add Apple's logo to your Apple Watch clock face

Wednesday May 13, 2015

With Apple Watch, users can select from a wide array of clock face color, style and complication customizations, but there's one option not available out of the box: Apple's own logo.

Broadcom announces hardware platform fully compatible with Apple's HomeKit framework

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Broadcom on Tuesday announced that the software development kit for its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform has been fully vetted by Apple for use with the HomeKit framework, paving the way for wider adoption of the iOS-connected Internet of Things protocol.

Apple expands App Analytics beta to all developers

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Apple on Wednesday opened up the App Analytics beta to all registered iOS developers, moving beyond an early system in which people had to request access and briefly wait for their chance to participate.

Coppertino launches Loop cloud music storage, Google Docs and Slides for iOS get direct image capture

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Coppertino on Wednesday launched a new cloud music locker called Loop, while Google updated its Docs and Slides iOS apps to enable inserting freshly-snapped photos.

Archdiocese of San Francisco to begin accepting church donations through Apple's iPhone

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Starting this Friday, Catholics in San Francisco will be able to donate to their local church by using an iPhone app, bringing modern technology to the millennia-old practice of tithing.

Google to funnel all Chrome for Mac extensions through Chrome Web Store

Wednesday May 13, 2015

All Mac and Windows users of Chrome will soon have to get their browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store, regardless which release channel they're on, Google announced on Wednesday.

Apple favoring sole-source parts for Apple Watch, adding to supply constraints

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Apple is without a backup supplier for many components in the new Apple Watch, a new analysis has discovered, revealing an unusual move for a company that generally works to secure options in its supply chain.

Expiring Deal: $50-$220 off all iMac 5Ks plus free AppleCare & free Canon PIXMA AIO printer

Wednesday May 13, 2015

There's just six days left on an exclusive offer that knocks $50-$150 off 4 dozen different iMac with Retina 5K display models and throws in a free AppleCare Protection Plan, a free Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer, free expedited shipping (and no sales tax collected in 48 states).

Leica, Apple working to fix Monochrom DNG bug that could erase Photos app library

Wednesday May 13, 2015

German optics firm Leica has informed buyers of its new Monochrom Typ 246 digital camera that DNG files generated from the black-and-white shooter are incompatible with Apple's Photos app for OS X, and that using Photos to import Monochrom shots could result in corruption of the Photos library.

Apple and car battery firm A123 on verge of settling job poaching lawsuit

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Apple and battery maker A123 Systems are nearing the settlement of a federal lawsuit which accused the former of poaching engineers and scientists from A123 in an attempt to create a new battery division, according to court documents submitted this week.

Facebook debuts fast-loading 'Instant Articles' exclusively on iPhone app

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Facebook on Wednesday launched "Instant Articles," a mobile-oriented platform through which publishers can have their stories hosted on Facebook servers and theoretically load as much as 10 times faster than a standard Web link.

Apple begins shipping space gray, space black Watch orders with link bracelets, modern buckles

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Customers who ordered space gray or space black Apple Watches have begun to receive notifications that their new devices are being readied for shipment, as have those who chose models with a link bracelet or modern buckle.

First look: Antsy Labs' Duet Apple Watch and iPhone charging dock

Tuesday May 12, 2015

With no Apple branded Apple Watch charging dock available at launch, third-party accessory makers have stepped in to produce a sea of products ranging from integrated Watch/iPhone stands to standalone pedestals. Antsy Labs' Duet splits the difference, offering owners a solution for charging their devices devices side-by-side or separately.

Google debuts first Apple Watch-ready app with 'News & Weather' update

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Google on Tuesday added Apple Watch compatibility to its News & Weather iOS app, the first of what is expected to be many Google product updates designed to nab screen real estate on Apple's new wearable device.

Apple TV gets new channels in Australia, Europe and Japan

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Apple on Tuesday added new app channels for several countries with Apple TV support, including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

Tuesday May 12, 2015

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

Hundreds of iPhones, other Apple products seized from smugglers at Argentine border

Tuesday May 12, 2015

An illicit shipment of electronics --including hundreds of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks --worth nearly $800,000 has reportedly been confiscated by Argentinian tax authorities as smugglers continue to take advantage of arbitrage opportunities for Apple's high-priced devices.

iOS-connected Lily drone promises to make aerial photography simpler than ever

Tuesday May 12, 2015

A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.

Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

Tuesday May 12, 2015

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming," the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.