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A report on Wednesday claims Apple discovered a serious flaw in certain vibrator mechanisms that power Apple Watch's Taptic Engine, prompting completed units to be scrapped just prior to launch. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reports an unknown number of haptic feedback motors built by AAC Technologies Holdings broke down during reliability testing shortly after mass production of Apple Watch kicked off in February. AAC is one of only...
Speaking during a Wednesday financial results call, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he is "pretty confident" Apple will be launching a subscription streaming TV service in the near future, callling the company "very forward-thinking about television." "It's no surprise to anyone that Apple would be interested in launching a TV product," Bewkes added according to CNet. Time Warner is the parent company of TV network HBO, and recently partnered with Apple to launch...
Apple is said to be looking to provide employees at its research and development center in Herzliya with more space, only a matter of weeks after the the new facility officially opened. Apple's new R&D center in Herzlia, via Times of Israel. Citing a source familiar with the company's plans, the Times of Israel reported on Wednesday that Apple wants to lease additional space in the existing building in order to give its engineers more room to work. The expansion is not...
Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to add Objective-C support to its forthcoming Windows 10 platform, a move that will make it easier than ever for iOS developers to port their applications over to the Windows platform. Dubbed "Project Islandwood," Microsoft's new tools feature middleware that correlates to equivalent APIs for iOS and Windows 10. The software was demonstrated at Microsoft's Build conference keynote presentation. Developers who have worked with...
Apple has begun to prepare investors for the possibility that the European Commission's ongoing investigation into Ireland's corporate tax arrangements, which the commission argues amount to illegal state aid, could force the company to suffer a significant financial loss. Source: European Commission "If the European Commission were to conclude against Ireland, it could require Ireland to recover from the company past taxes covering a period of up to 10 years reflective...
Presenting at its Build developer conference on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the first version of Visual Studio compatible with Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code. The newly released software lets users develop code in .NET, JavaScript, and a number of other frameworks and languages. Microsoft described the app as "incredibly lightweight," but with features such as Git version tracking and full IntelliSense support. IntelliSense attempts to automatically detect...
Joining our exclusive $144 discounts on 12" MacBooks with AppleCare is a new offer that throws in a free Apple USB-C to USB Adapter, LG Super Drive & 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub. Separately, Apple's 128GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Silver/White is available until Friday for $499 (tax-free in 49 states) while coupons on all the company's MacBook Pros offer discounts of up to $300 on current models. $144 off 12" MacBooks with AppleCare Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama has...
After years of poaching top fashion industry executives, Apple has found itself on the losing end as Donna Karan has reportedly hired Hector Muelas -- who served as creative director of worldwide marketing communications at Apple -- to fill a similar role at the fashion conglomerate. Muelas, via LinkedIn Muelas will serve as "chief image officer" for Donna Karan International, the parent company of DKNY, according to the New York Business Journal. His brief is said to...
Adoption of iOS 8 among iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners is up to 81 percent of active devices, Apple said on Wednesday in the latest update of its App Store distribution data, measuring traffic from April 27. By comparison, iOS 7 is down to 17 percent of devices, and use of iOS 6 and earlier has dropped to just 2 percent. The iOS 8 figures are up two percentage points from Apple's last distribution update two weeks ago. Apple's current mobile operating system is likely...
Despite strong iPhone sales, Samsung was able to top Apple in terms of smartphone shipments during the March quarter and reclaim market leadership, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Wednesday. Samsung was estimated to have shipped 83.2 million smartphones, giving it a 24 percent marketshare. That put it above Apple's 17.7 percent share, based on sales of approximately 61.2 million iPhones announced on Monday. The Samsung share is actually a decline from 31...
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