Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    We're at least 4 months away from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, where the company usually shows us its next version of both its desktop and mobile operating systems, and another 8 months away from a possible launch. Many of you may consider Apple to be conservative when it comes to the visual aspect of both operating systems, but aggressive features like Continuity and Hand-off are still not on the radar of any of its competitors. That being said, it seems that the company is planning to settle down for the next launch. Even though Apple has been famous for offering the most ...

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    You can find special offers on cool stuff every day at the Pocketnow Deals Store. For a limited time, get trained in app design for the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch, get typing on the go with the myType Bluetooth Keyboard, and get high flying fun with the Blade Pico Double-Flip Drone. Mammoth Interactive ‘Apple Watch’ App Builder Course The highly anticipated Apple Watch will be hitting store shelves soon. It features an entirely new interface that requires apps to be developed in a whole new way. That’s why the Pocketnow Deals Store is happy to introduce the Mammoth Interactive ...

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    We're slowly working our way to the launch of Apple's Watch, which means that it's about time that the company got started testing the device's iOS companion app. And that's exactly what it's evidently been doing, having bundled into the latest iOS 8.2 beta an early build of the app that developer Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to expose alongside AppleInsider. This has brought us some new Apple Watch information that was previously unknown, though we're still left with questions that will likely only be answered at the unveil event. Right off the bat, it should be noted that the ...

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    At this point most of us are done trying to predict why Apple would spend $3.2 billion in acquiring Beats. Surely the company's headphones fit well in Apple's over-marketed and high-end mentality, but what about the whole Beats Music business? Well, remember those old rumors of Apple wanting to sell iTunes music on Android? It seems Cupertino finally figured out an elegant solution. To start with the basics, this report starts with the basics, by painting a grim picture for the future of Beats Music on iOS devices. It seems that Apple is planning to ditch the Beats Music brand as a ...

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    Every time we've seen Apple partner with Google on something, the results have proven to be positive. We wish we could say the same about every time Apple has decided to stop using Google for any particular service, but historically, Apple has never succeeded at it. Just as we recently discussed how Apple might be working on its own version of Street View, it seems Cupertino is now out for more. A recent job posting has Apple searching for a project manager that will work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users" and "play a part in revolutionizing how people use ...

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    Google has not only pioneered the whole concept of bringing usable maps to the internet, but it has also succeeded in giving us a much smarter way to commute through services like Google Maps. Apple tried to do the same with its launch of iOS 6, and yes, it has continue to fail to gain consumer trust even with recent software updates and fixes. The result of all this ended up being that Google Maps made its way to the iPhone, but it seems that Apple is still interested in the maps business. San Francisco radio station KPIX recently reported that a mysterious minivan was driving around the ...

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    The buzz in the wearables space has been largely stolen by the Apple Watch, which Apple first debuted months ago at its iPhone 6 unveil event in Fall. Now that quite some time has passed, the company is nearly ready to launch the device, and one part of that launch involves an iOS update in order to add support for the device. iOS 8.2 is currently in its beta stage right now, but a new report from BGR states that the wider Apple iOS 8.2 release could happen sometime in March. This release could correspond with a special event in March too, which is seemingly more and more likely. Given ...

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    The Chinese smartphone market is one of the largest in the world. As a matter of fact, in 2012, the Chinese smartphone market was the number one market in the world, followed by the US, and, according to trends and additional data, that ranking doesn't seem to change any time soon. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that according to a recent DigiTimes research, smartphone shipments in China grew 10.8% in the last quarter of the 2014 compared to the previous one, and 13.2% compared to 2013. Translating that into numbers, more than 100 million units were shipped on the Chinese ...

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    The tide is changing in the US smartphone market. Competition between carriers is heating up, and major shifts in how we pay for phones and service are already underway. If you bought a new phone recently, there's a solid chance that instead of taking advantage of a carrier subsidy, you either bought the handset outright or directly financed it through a payment plan. And with so many players offering to pay their competitors' early termination fees in order to snag new customers, you have to think up with something pretty compelling to keep subscribers for the long haul. Last fall, Sprint ...

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    We've come to a stage where most of the things we read about the Apple Watch are now news, and no longer rumors, and that's a good thing. We already know that the product will be available in stores in April, and we even know that Apple is building a new version of iOS to support it, in addition to bringing a special app to control it. If you're wondering when these extras will be ready for the Apple Watch, we just learned more. Developers are already stating that Apple has begun requesting their Apple Watch app submissions for testing, and the report also claims that Apple aims to have ...

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    The thought of a technology company preparing itself to sell jewelry would've been hilarious just a few years ago. Even today with many OEMs selling wearables, none of the products we've seen in the market so far are what we would consider to be luxury items. Apple is trying to approach this market in a different way, and that also involves significant retail changes as part of the territory. Inside sources claim that Apple is requiring that all of its stores to be fitted with safes that can protect the Apple Watch Edition, something that makes sense since its an 18k gold product. These ...

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    The Apple Watch is coming, there's no doubt about it. It would have been better (for the company, and potential users) if Apple would have done what they usually do with "available now", instead of letting six months pass from the introduction to availability, but that's not up for debate here. Mid-to-late spring is when the Apple Watch will probably be available (that is likely April, instead of March), but, even so, we've got something to get you through the waiting. The companion application via which the Apple Watch will keep in touch with your iPhone or iPad will most likely have the ...

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    We've been waiting for the larger iPad -- tentatively named the iPad Pro -- to officially surface for the longest time, and that's not necessarily because we need it, but because the slate has been rumored for more than a year. The last time we heard about it, it had a 12.2-inch screen and we've seen some alleged schematics, and then, more recently, aside from more rumors, we've also seen a render comparing how the tablet would look next to the 12-inch MacBook Air (another device which is in a rumor stage, as Apple currently only has an 11 and a 13-inch MacBook Air). This time we're ...

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    Apple and Samsung may be out of the court room with all the patent disputes, but it seems that both companies continue to compete at something. For the longest time, Samsung has overshadowed Apple in smartphone sales, and that does make sense since Samsung serves every single market segment, while Apple only focuses on the higher-end. That being said, even with all the logic behind Samsung's success, it seems that reality is about to change very soon. Both Strategy Analytics and even the IDC are already revealing their worldwide smartphone figures, and it turns out that Samsung's ...

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    Apple's in the midst of its latest earnings call for investors at the moment, and just announced some jaw-dropping iPhone sales leading to record quarterly profit; it's a good time to be Apple. But these sort of calls aren't just about looking back on what the company has done to date, and are also designed to give us a little insight into how the next quarter should fare for Apple stockholders. While we're probably still several months away from any new tablet hardware, not to mention a new iPhone, Apple Watch sales have been looming in the shadows since the hardware was first announced ...

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    Without doubt, Apple had one heck of a first quarter this year, having just posted the largest profit ever for any company. But that wasn't the only massive number milestone Apple has hit recently: Tim Cook, the company's chief executive, has revealed on the first quarter earnings call that Apple has sold one billion iOS devices as of November of last year. The lucky purchase was made in late November, and the handset that made the cut was a space grey 64GB iPhone 6 Plus (no word on which carrier it was). Cook said that the device is "saved here at Apple," which is slightly confusing, ...

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    Coming off the launch of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air 2, Apple looked like it was going to have a pretty good quarter. The combination of fresh hardware and the holiday shopping season is a recipe for success, and analysts were hoping to see Apple sell some 65 to 70 million iPhones. As it happens, Apple did them one better, and iPhone sales of 74.5 million units helped lead the company to its highest revenue and profit ever. All told, Apple brought in some $74.6 billion in the quarter running through the end of December, with $18 billion of that representing ...

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    Going back several weeks now, we've been eagerly awaiting Apple to deliver iOS 8.1.3. Rumors suggested that the update might start heading out as early as two weeks ago, following word that Apple retail employees were helping out with some late-stage testing. But after the public release failed to materialize, we heard about an additional round of 8.1.3 betas, as Apple worked out the remaining kinks. Hopefully that fine-tuning has paid off, because it's finally time to flip the switch on iOS 8.1.3, with Apple getting mass distribution underway this afternoon. The download notification ...

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    The Nexus 6 may offer a pretty all-around respectable hardware experience, but could it have been even better? It wasn't long after the phone launched that we found ourselves revisiting some earlier rumors, ones that looked into the possibility of getting a fingerprint scanner. Sure enough, the software support for such a scanner was there, only to be pulled a couple months before launch. So what went wrong? Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside may have left the company coming up on a year ago by now, but he has a little insight to share about this whole fingerprint angle for the Nexus 6. ...

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    Apple has never been famous discounts, and definitely not for giving things away on any of its stores. There was a time when the company was giving away singles, and it seems that even that went away silently. The good thing is that it seems that Apple has decided to take these free singles to a whole new level. Apple has replaced the "Single of the week" freebie with a new section called "Free on iTunes." Instead of just getting one free single, there is a current list of 16 singles being given away. Free on iTunes is also giving away TV episodes, and the list currently has as many as 24 ...

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    A couple of years ago, it would've been almost impossible to imagine Apple experimenting with anything outside its comfort zone. That said, the same company that was reluctant to launch a mini tablet, did with the iPad mini, and the same company that denied the need for a bigger iPhone, launched two of them with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Recent reports claim that Apple is working on a larger iPad and even a 12-inch MacBook Air, and if you've ever wondered what that will look like, have a look. Designer Martin Hajek has already garnered some significant fame for his iPhone renders in ...

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    It's regularly common for the citizens of many countries to show a certain degree of pride and nationalism for the products made in their respective territories. That has slowly changed though, as the whole concept of "Made In America" stopped being important in the US many years ago. You'd think that this would be important in countries like South Korea, and especially with Samsung's world dominance of the smartphone market, but it seems to be slowly fading away. Counterpoint Research has just revealed some numbers for South Korea, and according to the report, Apple has broken records, ...

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    Smartwatches are the cool new thing in the market, but not necessarily cool enough to take the world by storm. Many consumers still debate the need for a smartwatch, and especially when they add the burden of giving users another product to charge every night. Apple intends to revolutionize this market just like it has with smartphones and tablets in the past, but it seems that even certain basics won't be met. Sources claim that the combination of Apple's S1 processor and the stripped-down version of iOS being used, codename SkiHill that powers the Apple Watch, is similar in capabilities ...

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    If you are an Apple developer you'd better make sure that starting February 1, your apps submitted to the Apple App Store include 64-bit support and that they're built with the iOS 8 SDK. Apple has released yet another warning (probably the last one) on its Developer page, reminding all app builders that the deadline, February 1, is just around the corner. Should you not obey this requirement, your app will probably be rejected from the App Store. If you're a user, you should know that 64-bit iPhone apps (and iPad apps as well) should land to bring you an improved experience while using ...

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    Apple is famous for many of its patents, mainly because even though most of these reach a final product, some don't. That being said, Cupertino is also famous for taking its time in not launching products until it feels ready to shine with them, and that sometimes means holding patents for years until implementation, like in the case of the iPad. Today we learn of some old Apple patents that gain a new status, and we're talking about features that competitors are already using to a certain degree. The USPTO has granted Apple a patent it filed back in 2012, and it has to do with ...

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