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Apple Store refreshed with everything Apple Watch

  The Apple Store website now includes everything there is to know regarding Apple Watch pricing, including individual bands and charging cables in the Shop Watch section. Product pages come with animated 360º view, clasp detail, and watch face details. The store also includes some animated previews of Apple Watch apps, coming in both the native…

Third party Apple Watch apps introduced in keynote

Kevin Lynch came on stage to demonstrate some of the first third party apps that will be available for Apple Watch. These have presumably been developed in Apple’s “secret lab,” where Apple has collaborated with developers to optimize and debug their apps, so they will be ready for launch. Instagram Instagram allows you to view photos, and like &…

Apple announces ResearchKit for medical research

In addition to HealthKit, which aims to sync health and fitness data between apps, John Williams (COO of Apple) described that they discovered a potential for medical research along the way. To address this, Apple is releasing ResearchKit, which allows medical researchers to create apps that can assist in medical research. As one example, Apple showed…

Apple bested Samsung in smartphone sales for Q4 2014

Apple surpassed Samsung in terms of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 to become the number one smartphone vendor. Samsung had previously held the top spot since 2011. According to the numbers from Gartner, shown below, Apple narrowly edged Samsung out of first place with sales of 74.8 million to Samsung’s 73 million. Apple also claims a…

New Steve Jobs biography announced with fantastic reviews

Many have written books that claim to describe Steve Jobs, who many wish to better understand. The most famous may be Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs,” which has taken some serious heat from those who knew Jobs best (Jony Ive’s “regard couldn’t be any lower.”). Another critic of the book has been John Gruber of Daring Fireball, who announced a new flavor of…

Apple invites developers to test apps on Apple Watch

We’re now potentially less than two months away from the release of the Apple Watch. Since its unveiling in September, we’ve come to learn more and more about what it will be capable of. But as with the iPhone, the Apple Watch will also allow for third-party applications and interactions. Apple released the Apple Watch software development kit (SDK) and…

Tim Cook speaks on Apple’s success in China

China’s growing middle class is noted as an opportunity for growth in many industries. If you remember about a year ago, many were saying that Apple should make a cheaper iPhone to compete in China. When iPhone 5c was announced,  those people were generally disappointed with the repackaged iPhone 5′s chances in China. Now the top smartphone vendor in…