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A meeting this week between Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reportedly included assurances from Cook that the company intends to continue growing its operations in the region, a large part of which are focused on chip design. Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem. | Via the Wall Street Journal "We've hired our first individual in Israel in 2011 and we now have over 700 people working in Israel...
Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android. The latest breakdown of industry profits by operating system from Strategy Analytics was released on Thursday and provided to AppleInsider. Total smartphone operating profits reached $21 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 31 percent year over year,...
Apple gained ground in enterprise device activations over the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in strictly regulated industries, while Android share slipped over the same period, according to the latest data from Good Technology. Source: Good Technology In its quarterly Mobility Index, secure enterprise mobility solutions firm Good Technology on Thursday reported iOS accounted for 73 percent of enterprise device activations for the quarter ending in December, while...
Today only, until supplies run out, readers can grab Apple's 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Space Grey for $399 shipped, while a sister offer slashes the company's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro by $400 -- both of which are the lowest prices we've ever seen for these models. 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $399 Update: As expected, the $399 64GB iPad Air deal has sold out. However, $399 16GB iPad Air 2 and $499 64GB iPad Air 2 deals remain available via eBay Deals,...
China has blacklisted Apple and a number of other big name U.S. technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, leaving local companies to fill the resulting void, according to a report published on Wednesday. Xidan Joy City Apple Store in Beijing, China. | Source: Apple Reuters reports that China's Central Government Procurement Center's (CGPC) struck products and services made by foreign companies from its approved state purchase lists, while at the same time...
It was announced on Wednesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver George Washington University's commencement address at the school's graduation ceremony in May, where he will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service. In its announcement, the Washington, D.C.-based university said students selected Cook for the role during a nominations process and noted Apple's products are ubiquitous on the school's campuses. "I am delighted that Tim Cook has accepted...
Google is reportedly in preliminary talks to buy a stake in Jawbone, perhaps best known for its popular UP line of fitness trackers, as the Internet search giant moves further into the wearable device industry. Sources with knowledge of the talks describe Google's interest in Jawbone as a "strategic investment," not a wholesale buyout, reports Re/code....
A new report from Strategy Analytics published on Wednesday suggests so-called "Brand X" tablets collectively outperformed Apple's iPad and offerings from Samsung in 2014, marking the first time generic device makers beat out the two established brands on a year-end basis. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, generic tablet suppliers rebadging their products under another brand name shipped around 70 million devices last year to take 29 percent of the...
Google Play Music on Wednesday was updated to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for free, more than doubling its previous limit of 20,000 songs, and also blowing past the 25,000-song cap of Apple's subscription iTunes Match service. Google users who use the free Play Music service -- available with an official app for both iPhone and iPad --?can now store up to 50,000 songs for free to stream or download. Songs must first be uploaded from a computer or Mac before...
Opening in theaters this Friday, "Focus" starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie was edited entirely using Final Cut Pro X?--?a fact that Apple has highlighted on the software's official website. In an interview with directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Apple offers an inside look at the integral role its Final Cut Pro X software played in the making of the new Warner Bros. film. in the movie, Smith plays con-man Nicky Spurgeon, who trains, falls in love with, and...
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