Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Apple has been granted a new patent for a system that enables a smartphone to change seamlessly from GPS signals to wireless networks when moving from outside to inside buildings, in order to plot your location more quickly and accurately.

Read more uk.businessinsider.com

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The launch of Apple News looks set to upset potential publishers if initial reaction to the service’s terms and conditions is anything to go by. Bloggers have complained that they have been spammed by Apple with an email inviting them to join the service. Nothing wrong with that (aside from the unsolicited correspondence), you might say, but the problem is, complainants grumble, that acceptance of terms and conditions is assumed unless individuals actively opt out.

Read more betanews.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Google Slides users now have a dead-simple way to control presentations remotely, provided there’s a Chromecast or Apple TV handy. With Chromecast (or any Android TV set-top box), users can now beam their presentations to the big screen from the Google Slides app for iOS and Android.

Read more www.pcworld.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

The company on Saturday will open its sixth Manhattan store along Madison Avenue, with the site including an original bank vault reimagined as a VIP showroom. Apple wants to offer a touch of luxury at its newest Manhattan location.

Read more www.cnet.com

Friday, June 05, 2015

While most of us focus on the consumer, education or enterprise applications of Apple’s devices, there’s another huge market where Cupertino’s products are making waves: the medical profession. According to a new report from Reuters, 14 out of the United States’ top 23 hospitals have already rolled out a pilot program for Apple’s HealthKit service, which acts as a one-stop shop for compiling everything from blood pressure information to heart rates.

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/311163/top-u-s-hospitals-already-putting-apple-healthkit-work/#OZ1dIo9oaK4eyhfp.99

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bruce Sterling once said “those that live by disruption, die by disruption”. No one is immune. Apple has laid waste to many industries, especially the music business. In turn it has seen its downloads empire eroded by challenger Spotify.

Read more www.thedrum.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Apple (AAPL) announced fiscal second quarter revenue and earnings Monday evening that beat analyst estimates and sent shares up more than 1.8 percent in after-hours trading. Sales of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, handily passed the $56 billion in revenues and $2.16 per share that Wall Street expected.

Read more www.cbsnews.com

Sunday, March 22, 2015

IN A BID TO MEET ANALYST EXPECTATIONS, Apple reportedly plans to launch a trade-in programme for Android and BlackBerry devices. Apple first launched its trade-in programme in 2013 to encourage iPhone users to trade in their smartphone for a shiny new one.

Read more www.theinquirer.net

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In an exclusive Q&A, the current CEO discusses the Watch, how Steve Jobs informs Apple’s future, and how Apple lives “outside the box.” BY RICK TETZELI AND BRENT SCHLENDER
Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple?

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Researchers working with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept. The security researchers presented their latest tactics and achievements at a secret annual gathering, called the “Jamboree,” where attendees discussed strategies for exploiting security flaws in household and commercial electronics.

Read more firstlook.org

Apple has removed competing fitness bands from its retail stores as the company prepares to ship its own wearable, the Apple Watch. Checks of major stores in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and New York reveal Apple no longer carries such popular bands as the Jawbone Up and the Nike+ FuelBand, both activity-tracking wristbands.

Read more recode.net

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Apple applies for and gets awarded patents for everything under the sun, and patents don’t always translate to shipped features. Disclaimer aside, the iPhone maker was recently awarded a patent for a potentially useful feature that could help you avoid areas with weak cellular coverage when planning your trip with navigation in Maps.

Read more theapplepips.com

Sunday, March 01, 2015

A New York man is recovering after he says his i-phone exploded in his pocket. Erik Johnson says the smartphone was in his pocket on Valentine’s Day, when it spontaneously exploded.

exploded iphone in pocket in NY

Read more kdvr.com

Friday, February 27, 2015

Apple has just announced its highly anticipated Apple Watch event; it’s happening on March 9th. The company today invited media to a gathering taking place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Read more www.theverge.com

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tim Cook tweeted this morning to honor what would be the 60th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011 following a lengthy battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Cook shared a quote from Jobs’ heartfelt commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, in which he said “the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Read more www.macrumors.com

Your next iPhone may be trackable even when it’s turned off, if Apple’s newest patent is anything to go by. The Cupertino tech giant has just patented a technology that would “periodically exit an unpowered state and transmit location data.”

Read more rt.com

Sunday, February 22, 2015

An Android developer has figured out a way to get Android Wear, the wearable-friendly version of Android, to work with an iPhone. While functionality is limited, the workaround pushes notifications from iOS to an Android Wear smartwatch without any jailbreaking required.

Read more www.digitaltrends.com

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The garage at Steve Jobs’ childhood home here looks like a trip back in time. Cinderblock and wood shelves are pieced together along the walls. Roller skates, a Thermos, an old vacuum cleaner and 8-track player and stereo lay haphazardly about.

Read more www.cnet.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it belonged to someone else—has described himself as both “deeply, deeply tired” and “always anxious.”

Joni Ive - New Yorker

Read more www.newyorker.com

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Forget UV sensors and heart rate monitors on your gadgets, what about something that can do much, much, more? Researchers at Columbia University recently created a device that could cost as low as $34 but can accurately test for syphilis and HIV, providing results to the user within just 15 minutes. Something so simple and private could help save lives.

Read more www.technobuffalo.com

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