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Scenes from the Game Developers Conference 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Whether they’re in town to pitch products, apply for jobs or ponder the next big thing, the Game Developers Conference is an annual rite of passage for gaming geeks of all sizes, shapes and economic persuasions. More … Read more ›

Oracle Java is now installing adware on Macs. Here’s how to avoid it

Mac users have had it pretty good when compared to Windows users, at least on the adware and nuisanceware front. Even Oracle, who has bundled the search toolbar with Java for Windows for years, has abstained from infecting its … Read more ›

Apple to Replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18

Apple will be joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to S&P Dow Jones (via The Wall Street Journal). Apple will be added to the Dow Jones at the close of trading on March 18, replacing AT&T as one of 30 members on the major price-weighted index. Show More Summary

Microsoft wins big at Mobile World Congress 2015 – Weekend Reading: March 6th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, with stories about Mobile World Congress, the Game Developers Conference and the new preview of Office 2016 for Mac. At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft racked up 10 awards, including...Show More Summary

Apple stock to replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average

Apple will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average later this month, a new major distinction for the world's most valuable company.

BMO forecasts 19M Apple Watch sales in 2015, with more than half selling in holiday season

Momentum for the Apple Watch will likely take a short time to build driven mostly by apps, one analyst believes, with sales quickly escalating to 10 million units in the holiday 2015 shopping season.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Editor Daniel Dilger's experience in Taiwan, we dissect the Samsung Galaxy S6 reveal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and mobile payment news, plus final predictions for Apple's 'Spring Forward' event.

Imgur iOS App Now Available – With a Caveat

Popular image web site, Imgur is now at the fingertips of iOS users. The Imgur iOS app is now downloadable from the App Store, so users of the site have something to welcome the weekend with. The Imgur iOS app is absolutely free, which is icing on the cake, but that icing may very well The post Imgur iOS App Now Available – With a Caveat appeared first on Apple Gazette.

FT interviews Jony Ive ahead of Apple Watch, details on design vs. iPhone (and battery vs. thin), intensity and pricing estimates

London’s Financial Times today carries a profile of Jony Ive in which he discusses how the Mac changed his dislike of computers, why he is consumed by design and disinterested in sales, the difference between designing a phone (and its slim battery)  and designing a smartwatch–and why Apple decided to take a low-key approach on even the […]

Appidemic: Blockwick 2 for iOS, Android

It's an addictive solo experience that had me playing non-stop on my way to work...for a little while. The post Appidemic: Blockwick 2 for iOS, Android appeared first on AppleTell.

Apple should kill its advertising business (AAPL)

For the past month, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been chatting with a number of publications. During each of the interviews, Cook makes a point of emphasizing Apple's strict privacy standards. It's his way of contrasting Apple with Google, Facebook, and Amazon, which use consumer information to sell products. Show More Summary

Someone is trying to prank Uber with a fake 'UberSex' app

Imagine a world in which Uber, the notoriously popular car-booking service, and Tinder, everyone's favourite dating app, combined to give users a bit more of a comprehensive experience. That's what one campaign, titled "UberSex," appears to be doing — or at least dreaming of doing. Show More Summary

Why Apple won't put bigger batteries in the iPhone even though it improves battery life (AAPL)

People are fed up with short battery life on their devices, with 73% of respondents to a recent poll saying they would rather have a thicker smartphone if it meant they could have longer-lasting batteries. But Apple isn't buying it.Show More Summary

How two Sonic fans brought an aging franchise back to life on iOS

In the summer of 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog was, quite simply, the greatest thing Simon Thomley had ever seen. At the age of 11, Thomley had graduated to the SEGA Genesis gaming console after years as a Nintendo Entertainment System … Read more ›

Apple asks Supreme Court for marriage equality across the U.S.

Apple was among a group of almost 400 companies which yesterday filed a so-called “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that same-sex couples should have just as much of a right to marry as anyone else. Interestingly, … Read more ›

Sorry Samsung, the Galaxy S6 may have a major hardware fault

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may borrow its physical form factor, software design, and, yes, even EarPods from the iPhone 6, but there’s one thing Samsung forgot to pilfer: quality. According to new reports coming out of Asia, the newly-unveiled Samsung … Read more ›

Apple extends its iPhone 5 battery replacement program until 2016

Battery life is one of the most discussed aspects of the iPhone, but some handsets have it worse than others. If you bought an iPhone 5 in the six month window between September 2012 and January 2013, you could be eligible … Read mo...

Apple, Google, Microsoft & others urge Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across the USA

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook have joined with 370 other companies to urge the US Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across the country. The companies have filed what’s known as an amicus brief, a way for parties not directly involved in a case to make an argument for or against a particular decision by the […]

The billion-dollar Facebook business that never happened (FB)

In June 2012, Facebook launched FBX, an ad exchange that many thought would evolve into a multibillion dollar business and dominate one of the hottest areas of online advertising, "retargeting." Some people believed it could threaten Google's rival ad exchange, which earns $1 billion from the Americas alone. Show More Summary

Researchers can work out your location based on who you talk to on Twitter (TWTR)

Researchers from Cornell University have worked out how to track Twitter users' locations — even when they have location services disabled. A paper from Ryan Compton, David Jurgens and David Allen explains a new method for tracking the location of Twitter users to around 6km based on who they interact with. Show More Summary

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