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Report: Refreshed Apple TV won’t feature 4K video

It was reported in March that Apple was planning to unveil a refreshed Apple TV at some point this year – most likely at WWDC in June. The refreshed Apple TV is expected to feature a redesigned user-interface with an App Store and support for its upcoming streaming music service. Although Apple hasn’t said anything about when 4K content might come to…

Apple Watch website adds Guided Tours section

The Apple Watch website has been updated with a new Guided Tours section, which goes over several apps and features of the upcoming device. Unlike the first iPhone, Apple Watch is being introduced with third party apps, Force Touch (which activates hidden menus), and watch face customizations to name a few. Apple may feel that people would like to be…

Apple Watch pre-orders open at 12:01 a.m. PDT on April 10

We’re just one week away from Apple Watch pre-orders and Apple has today updated its online store to inform that it will begin accepting orders for the wearable devices from 12:01am PDT on April 10th. The Apple Online Store pages for Apple Watch have been updated in all launch countries — the UK store, for example, showing 8:01am and the Australia…

Apple to hold its Q2 2015 earnings call on April 27

Apple has announced that it will reveal its fiscal Q2  2015 earnings on Monday, April 27. The company has scheduled a conference call for 2PM Pacific on this date with audio from the call being streamed live on Apple’s website. All eyes will be on iPhone numbers following a record-smashing holiday quarter — it will be interesting to see how Apple has…

Apple buys database company FoundationDB

Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company specializing in NoSQL databases, according to a report by TechCrunch. FoundationDB, founded in 2009, “develops scalable and fault tolerant databases that support multiple data models” and it is thought the Apple acquisition is designed to improve Apple’s iTunes, App Store and iCloud offerings. Matthew…

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…