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A week after Apple used a work of calligraphy to promote its latest Chinese Apple Store in Hangzhou, the company is again turning to art to tout a soon to open outlet, this time wrapping a mural around the new Chongqing location's iconic glass cylinder entryway. Section of the Chongqing Apple Store mural. | Source: Apple Over the weekend, Apple China installed at its upcoming Chongqing retail outlet a huge mural depicting a stylized view of the surrounding metropolis....
Apple added a few new features to Photos beta in a recent update to its iCloud.com hub, bringing manual image zoom controls and email sharing capabilities to the iOS-connected Web app. With the latest Photos beta for iCloud.com, users will see a new slider element for controlling image zoom levels appear in the top left-hand corner of their browser window. The same zooming functions can be performed by pressing the Option key and scrolling up or down on a trackpad or...
Starting this weekend at the Waste Management Open, Apple Pay contactless payments on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for select food and beverage concessions purchases at the PGA Tour. MasterCard's support of Apple Pay expands to the PGA Tour via a partnership with Prom Management Group, allowing golf fans to buy concessions at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale for this weekend's event in Phoenix. "The tournament experience lends itself well to simple,...
A Mac hardware vulnerability that has yet to be exploited on a wide scale will reportedly be fixed with Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.10.2 update for Yosemite, preventing any future attacks. The so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit was publicized late last year, but the hack takes advantage of a flaw in the Thunderbolt Option ROM first disclosed in 2012. Until now, that flaw hasn't been patched, but according to iMore, the latest beta of Apple's OS X 10.10.2 update...
Developers still using the old, independent TestFlight service for beta testing iOS apps now have one month to migrate to the new iTunes Connect-based offering, as the company announced on Monday that it would shutter TestFlightApp.com on Feb. 26. The change comes almost exactly one year after Apple acquired TestFlight's parent company Burstly, and just over three months after the launch of an all-new TestFlight service integrated into iTunes Connect. The change was...
Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec. Motorola planned a fingerprint sensor for the dimple that houses the Motorola logo on the back of the Nexus 6. "The secret behind that is that it was supposed to be fingerprint recognition, and Apple bought the best supplier," former...
While most investors are focused on Apple's annual product cycles and growth, Piper Jaffray sees a new category of shareholders emerging, focused on the power of the platform and a loyal customer base. Analyst Gene Munster shared his theory this week in a new note to investors, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider. The comments were made in light of the fact that he believes shareholders anticipating Apple's December 2014 earnings report will focus on the...
Consumers who lamented the cancellation of Apple's long-running "Single of the Week" program can once again fill their digital entertainment centers at Apple's expense, as the company has added a new "Free on iTunes" section with musical tracks and television episodes. At launch, the "Free on iTunes" section in the U.S. store sports 16 songs from artists including The Bright Light Social Hour, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Machine Head. The eclectic selection meshes with...
Wells Fargo Securities continues to go against the grain with a neutral "market perform" rating on shares of Apple, forecasting that shares will trend lower in the face of high expectations on Wall Street. Analyst Maynard Um raised his "valuation range" on AAPL stock Monday to between $100 and $110, below the company's $112.40 trading price as of last closing price. Though his estimates were revised higher, Um sees shares of Apple dropping due to what he called a "high...
While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, MacGPUs are among a series of potentially more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, and could conceivably replicate Apple's history of beating AMD and Nvidia in mobile graphics processors--and Intel in mobile CPUs. Building upon How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple, a second segment examining how...
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