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A report citing high-ranking executives within the entertainment industry claims Apple is looking to create in-house video programming, suggesting the company is headed down a path forged by the likes of Netflix and Hulu. According to Variety, Apple has been talking to Hollywood executives over the past few weeks to gauge interest in potential partnerships over "entertainment content," though it is unclear if the company's ambitions lie in television or long-form...
In its latest attempt to jumpstart lukewarm smartwatch sales, Samsung on Monday announced a new platform called Gear S2 that merges a round face made popular by Motorola's Moto 360 and a rotating bezel control reminiscent of Apple Watch's Digital Crown. The device will be available in two distinct models, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic, the latter of which features a design language familiar to traditional watch owners. The standout feature for both versions is a...
Beginning on Monday, T-Mobile USA will start taking action against people spoofing the carrier's network to "steal" unlimited tethering data, according to a blog post by CEO John Legere. The people in question are using apps, rooting, and/or their own code to mask whether they're tethering phones to other devices, Legere said. Only a hundredth of a percent of T-Mobile's customers are allegedly involved, but some of them are claimed to be using up to 2 terabytes of data...
With the 2015 NFL campaign set to kick off, Apple on Monday pushed an update to the league's Apple TV app that adds access to live streaming via Game Pass alongside a new design. With a Game Pass subscription, Apple TV owners can watch any out-of-market preseason game live. Regular season games will be available on demand the day after they air, and archival footage of games between 2009 and 2014 is available any time. Game Pass subscribers outside of North America...
Starting this week the University of Oklahoma will be offering Apple Pay campus-wide, making it the first such university in the country to do so, the school announced on Monday. This includes some 400 point of sale locations, according to an official blog post. Among these are restaurants, the OU Bookstore, and the One University Store, which both sells and showcases technology from corporate partners. One of the biggest One University partners is Apple. The location...
In the wake of Apple's newly announced enterprise partnership with Cisco, Chief Executive Tim Cook appeared onstage at Cisco's annual "GSX" Global Sales Experience in front of 20,000 employees to discuss the news. Photo via Jose Alfredo. Cook took the stage in Las Vegas with Cisco's own newly appointed executive chairman, John Chambers, where the two discussed the newfound Apple-Cisco partnership. Apple's CEO made it clear that he envisions this partnership with Cisco...
In order to reduce expenses when it emerges out of Chapter 11 status, former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies is looking to cut 40 percent of its remaining workforce, according to bankruptcy court documents filed on Monday. The exact number of people who might be affected is uncertain, said the Wall Street Journal. The company did however have about 1,000 workers when declared bankruptcy in October 2014, and it laid off over 700 people at the Mesa,...
Corporate users will soon have one more reason to choose Apple's mobile devices over those from other firms, as networking behemoth Cisco is set to team up with the Cupertino company to optimize enterprise networks for iPhones, iPads, and iOS apps. The two Silicon Valley stalwarts will work together to ensure that iOS devices work more efficiently on Cisco-powered networks, including deeper integration with Cisco's industry standard voice and video communications...
Apple stock should bounce back to $130 by the end of the year, helped by solid iPhone sales and high profit margins, a Brean Capital research memo argued on Monday. Brean's latest forecasts call for Apple to ship 47 million iPhones in the September quarter, and 72 million in the December quarter, according to analyst Ananda Baruah. Gross margins are predicted to hit 39.8 percent and 40.4 percent respectively, above Wall Street consensus estimates of 39.3 and...
Developers and members of the public who are beta testing OS X 10.11 El Capitan can now download the latest pre-release builds of the forthcoming software update on the Mac App Store. Identified as build 15A279b, El Capitan beta 8 is also available through Apple's official developer portal. The software is meant for developers looking to test the operating system, and is not meant to be run as the main partition on a Mac. For members of Apple's public beta program, a...
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