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  • In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days

    Thu 11:11am By timothy
    harrymcc writes: In 1984, Apple launched the Apple IIc computer. As part of its promotion, it produced a video with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and other employees talking about company's founding and the creation of the Apple I and Apple II computers. Over at…
  • Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

    Tue 2:25pm By Soulskill
    Apple has been rumored to be developing their own line of HDTVs for years, but a new report from the Wall Street Journal (paywalled) says while those plans did exist, they've been abandoned. Apple began pondering the idea of jumping into the television market…
  • Court of Appeals Says Samsung's Legal Payments To Apple Should Be Reduced

    Mon 4:04pm By samzenpus
    Mark Wilson writes: Patent lawsuits in the world of technology are nothing new, and the case between Apple and Samsung resulted in one of the largest fines ever being handed down. Samsung was order to pay $930 million in damages after a court found that the…
  • Apple Acquires GPS Start-Up

    Mon 9:38am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple is still sprinting to catch up with Google with its navigation software — the company just acquired Coherent Navigation, a startup focused on GPS tech. Its navigation services are reportedly more precise than most…
  • How Windows 10 Performs On a 12-inch MacBook

    Sun 2:17am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: As Microsoft prepares for the launch of Windows 10, review sites have been performing all sorts of benchmarks on the tech preview to evaluate how well the operating system will run. But now a computer science student named Alex King…
  • Apple, A123 To Settle Lawsuit Over Poached Battery Engineers

    May 13, 2015, 5:02 pm By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes: Slashdot readers will remember that back in February, electric car battery maker A123 Systems sued Apple for allegedly "raiding" the Waltham, Massachusetts, company and hiring five employees, including two top-level engineers. The loss of…
  • Swift Vs. Objective-C: Why the Future Favors Swift

    May 11, 2015, 10:06 pm By samzenpus
    snydeq writes: InfoWorld's Paul Solt argues that It's high time to make the switch to the more approachable, full-featured Swift for iOS and OS X app dev. He writes in Infoworld: "Programming languages don't die easily, but development shops that cling to…
  • Apple Watch Hack Adds a Browser For Your Wrist

    May 10, 2015, 11:02 pm By timothy
    TechCrunch reports that the Apple Watch now evidently has an tantalizing, but unofficial, feature: a browser, created by the jailbreak developer known as Comex. "Not great" is their headline-level assessment of what it looks like to use, which can't be too…
  • MacKeeper May Have To Pay Millions In Class-Action Suit

    May 6, 2015, 6:18 pm By samzenpus
    jfruh writes: If you use a Mac, you probably recognize MacKeeper from the omnipresent popup ads designed to look vaguely like system warnings urging you to download the product and use it to keep your computer safe. Now the Ukranian company behind the software…
  • Apple's Plans For Your DNA

    May 6, 2015, 1:09 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: MIT's Technology Review breaks news that Apple is working with scientists to create apps that collect and evaluate users' DNA. "The apps are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or…
  • Apple Gets Antitrust Scrutiny Over Music Deals

    May 6, 2015, 10:22 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is probing Apple after its acquisition of Beats Electronics, and its various deals with record labels to sell music through the iTunes store. As part of the acquisition, Apple…
  • Apple Watch's Hidden Diagnostic Port To Allow Battery Straps, Innovative Add-Ons

    May 4, 2015, 4:29 pm By samzenpus
    MojoKid writes: Apple's Watch launched two weeks ago to some unbelievable hype and coverage in the press. However, it appears one feature flew under the radar and Apple actually had just one more trick up its sleeve. You see, on one side of the watch face is a…
  • Microsoft Releases Visual Studio Code Preview For Linux, OS X, and Windows

    May 1, 2015, 5:41 pm By Soulskill
    ClockEndGooner writes: Microsoft is still extending its efforts into cross platform development with the release of a preview edition of Visual Studio Code, "a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run…
  • Apple, IBM To Bring iPads To 5 Million Elderly Japanese

    Apr 30, 2015, 1:44 pm By timothy
    itwbennett writes: An initiative between Apple, IBM and Japan Post Holdings could put iPads in the hands of up to 5 million members of Japan's elderly population. The iPads, which will run custom apps from IBM, will supplement Japan Post's Watch Over service…
  • Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

    Apr 30, 2015, 10:14 am By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: A number of early Apple Watch adopters have complained that their tattoos cause interference with many of the new product's key features. According to multiple tattooed sources, inked wrists and hands can disrupt communication with…
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