Microsoft is going to enhance its Cortana digital assistant for its own Windows 10 platform and then offer it as a standalone app on other platforms including Google's Android and Apple's iOS, according to a Reuters report.
The global tablet market continues to show signs of slowing down, with IDC scaling back its five-year forecast and predicting that global shipments would increase by just 2.1 per cent to 234.5 million in 2015.
Apple is still riding high from its record-breaking 74.5 million iPhone shipments in its most recent quarter, but the rumor mill about the next iteration of the iPhone is already starting to kick into gear. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources in Apple's supply chain, the company plans to add sensors to its next iPhone that would detect how hard a user is pressing on the screen.
Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes had a rather simple answer as to why HBO Now has a single, exclusive over-the-top partner in Apple: It's the marketing.
Apple launched their watch and from everything we hear it's the best attempt that anyone has made to create a device that doesn't merely replicate the smartphone experience on an inferior form factor. Is this Apple Watch the final iteration? We all surely hope not, but that shouldn't be a barrier to adoption.
Researchers at the Central Intelligence Agency have spent years trying to crack the security and encryption technology of Apple iPhones and iPads as part of an effort remotely steal information off of those devices, according to a report from The Intercept.
Apple is extremely adept at generating massive hype ahead of a new device launch. The company sends out teaser invitations to journalists that merely hint at what might lie ahead ("spring forward", in the case of the Apple Watch launch), and then sits back and waits as anticipation builds, and column inches grow. Who needs a marketing budget when you have that kind of power--or a presence at Mobile World Congress, for that matter?
Apple filled in some crucial details about its first wearable, the Apple Watch, including its price range and battery life, but stayed largely silent on how it will actually sell the device. So far, it looks like U.S. wireless carriers are not going to be involved in selling the watch when it goes on sale in April.
Apple announced Monday that HBO's new a la carte streaming service, HBO Now, will launch exclusively on Apple TV and iOS devices in April, at a price of $14.99 a month.
Apple is expected to announce more details about the Apple Watch, its first wearable device, at a media event later today. While the company has detailed some basic information about the watch, it has not given a full range of prices or a detailed explanation of the device's battery life. Moreover, Apple's task will be to convince a skeptical public that they need a smart watch in the first place.