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Internet mashup service IFTTT on Thursday announced the first three in a new series of "Do" apps -- Do Button, Do Camera, and Do Note -- designed to help users create quick on-demand workflows. Do Button, Do Camera, and Do Note. Do Button ties IFTTT recipes to a simple virtual button -- users can tap the button to immediately perform the selected action, such as setting their Nest thermostat to 70 degrees or turning Philips Hue lights on or off. The app can define up to...
Apple is set to announce an update to its capital return program in April, and investment firm RBC Capital Markets believes the company could return some $65 billion to investors annually, creating yet another reason to buy into the company's stock. Analyst Amit Daryanani issued a new research note on Thursday, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, announcing that he has raised his price target on shares of AAPL to $140, up from his previous prediction of...
Adobe's Photoshop notched another milestone when it turned 25 years old on Thursday, marking a quarter century since the venerable software brought digital image editing to the masses as a Mac exclusive. Apple's ties to Photoshop go back to the beginning. In 1987, then-PhD student Thomas Knoll used his monochrome Macintosh Plus to program a simple grayscale pixel imaging program called Display, laying the foundation for what would become Photoshop under Adobe license...
A new lawsuit filed in early February claims Apple poached workers with proprietary information vital to battery manufacturer A123 Systems' operations in an attempt to build out its own competing battery division in California. According to a complaint removed to a Massachusetts district court, spotted by Law360, Apple poached five employees from battery maker A123, specifically key members of the company's advanced System Venture Technologies Division. Described by...
A pair of high-resolution photographs acquired by AppleInsider on Wednesday show close-up views of a van thought to be part of a secret Apple initiative, including a highly detailed look at what are believed to be GPS, camera and other roof-mounted instrumentation. Click for larger. The photos, sent in by AppleInsider reader Jason, were captured in a parking lot in Richmond, Calif., an area located at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area and just a few miles north of...
Supermodel Candice Swanepoel, best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel, will be the first woman to don the upcoming Apple Watch in a U.S. magazine cover shoot with the March issue of women's lifestyle magazine SELF, suggesting Apple is quickly expanding marketing efforts beyond fashion and into fitness tracking. According to SELF, Swanepoel, who is seen above wearing an Apple Watch running the Activity app, is the first woman to be featured wearing Apple...
Just over two months after word first broke that Samsung was considering an Apple Pay competitor, the South Korean conglomerate has reportedly acquired mobile payments startup LoopPay to bolster its efforts. Samsung began talks with LoopPay in December to integrate the latter's magnetic payment technology into next-generation Galaxy devices. That partnership has apparently turned into an acquisition, and was first reported by Re/code. "Today is a great day for LoopPay...
A number of major iOS downloads saw updates on Wednesday, including the official NBC app, which now offers live streaming in select market. In addition, Kayak has gained a new "Hotel for Tonight" feature, Snapchat has added the ability to take a snap while listen to music, and Yelp now offers review translations for iPad. NBC goes live The official NBC app was updated on Wednesday with live streaming video of the broadcast network's programming. The feature is...
For a limited time, AppleInsider has re-teamed with one of Apple's authorized resellers to offer an instant $50-$150 discounts on all configurations of Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display, each of which now also comes with a free 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan, a free Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer, free expedited shipping (and no sales tax collected in 48 states). Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama and AI have collaborated on the roughly 4 dozen iMac 5K bundles...
iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud. To differentiate itself from similar social networks, High There gives users the ability to define their marijuana preferences in detail. When creating a profile, users can specify their preferred method of THC ingestion, their energy...
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