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The review version of the Apple Watch is experiencing performance problems that Apple says will be fixed in upcoming software updates, one of which is expected to arrive before the device lands on the wrists of consumers, according to an early review of the device. On Wednesday The Verge said that the Watch can sometimes stutter loading notifications, and take too long to load apps or pull data and location from a paired iPhone. In some cases third-party apps may not...
Journalistic luminaries have begun to go public with their views on Apple's new wearable in the days before it goes on sale, and they have generally found it to be a beautiful device that ultimately succumbs to the fact that smartwatches have yet to find their niche. via Bloomberg Bloomberg Writing for Bloomberg, Joshua Topolsky found the Watch's hardware "beautiful in a surgical way," with a design that "wouldn't seem out of place in a futuristic lab or sci-fi movie."...
Following in the footsteps of the U.S. and the E.U., the Australian government has declared that American technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft are all under investigation for their use of multinational corporations to pay lower taxes. The Australian Tax Office declared on Wednesday that the trio of companies are officially "under review" for their tax practices, according to Reuters. As part of the public inquiry, the government questioned Apple executive Tony...
As promised at the start of April, Dish Network's Web-based television service Sling TV will add HBO to its list of partner providers later this week, offering linear and video-on-demand content to paying customers. Update: HBO is now live for Sling subscribers. Those who add HBO will have access to three streams of HBO content at no extra cost, in addition to the single-stream dedicated to its core and add-on packages. Accessing HBO through Sling TV will come as a...
Mac users are expected to get a major mid-cycle software upgrade later Wednesday with the free release of OS X 10.10.3, featuring the all-new Photos app for Yosemite. The apparent impending public release of OS X 10.10.3 and OS X Photos was revealed in an overview published Wednesday by The Associated Press. The report also said that Wednesday will signal the launch of iCloud Photo Library, suggesting that the cloud-based service might exit its beta period. Thus far,...
Apple on Tuesday announced the upcoming opening of a second store in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to start serving customers on April 24, the same day Apple Watch is slated to launch. The Apple Store Vientiane City in Hangzhou is to be located in the MixC mall, where high end luxury brands like Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Prada and more cover five levels of shopping space, three basement levels and a penthouse restaurant floor. According to Apple China's updated retail...
Weeks ahead of Apple's official Apple Watch launch date, a number of photos hit the Web on Tuesday allegedly revealing the device's packaging, as well as a first look at accesosry wrist bands. Source: Jeremy Gan via Instagram Posted to Instagram by user Jeremy Gan, who apparently works for The Daily Mail, the photoset shows what is claimed to be retail packaging for a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch with Milanese loop band. Another photo purportedly reveals Apple's...
Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google's YouTube Kids app violates rules for children's programming. The app -- available for iOS and Android -- curates YouTube channels and videos considered appropriate for children. The groups petitioning the FTC, however, argue that Google is deliberately targeting advertising at children in a violation of rules...
Week five of Christy Turlington Burns' Apple Watch diary was posted to Apple's website on Tuesday, with the model and aspiring London Marathon finisher focusing on communications, notifications and, of course, workout tracking. Turlington Burns says Apple Watch is not just helping as a training assistant for the upcoming London Marathon, but also plays a role in her business and social lives. Using haptic feedback, or what Apple has branded as the "Taptic Engine,"...
For the second time this year, Sony has announced plans to expand its capacity to produce CMOS camera sensor chips, particularly to deal with component orders for products like Apple's iPhone. The company will be spending 45 billion yen ($376 million) on growing Japanese facilities in Nagasaki and Yamagata, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Just this February, Sony said it intended to invest $872.6 million in increasing CMOS production. Sony is believed to be chiefly...
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