Pebble Teases New Smartwatch Announcement for Next Week

4:12 PM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · News

Pebble has something new up—or at the end of—its sleeve, and it's going to be unveiled on March 24. The smartwatch maker is now teasing the announcement with a countdown timer on its website, presumably for a new model that will roll out ahead of Apple's planned April release for the Apple Watch.

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With Apple Watch only weeks away, it seems likely Pebble is planning on announcing a new smartwatch model to better compete with Apple's offering.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-20: Get Ready for the Apple Car Launch and the iPhone of the Future

1:25 PM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · Daily Observations Podcast

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New sources claim Apple's unannounced car will go into production in 2020. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over who really has the right time frame for an official Apple Car launch, plus they look at what the iPhone of the future may be and what physical and social implications go along with augmenting our bodies with technology.

Apple Plans to Offer First iOS 8 Public Beta in March

11:34 AM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · News

Apple opened beta versions of OS X Yosemite to the public, and a new report claims the company is about to do the same for iOS on the iPhone and iPad. A public beta version of iOS 8.3 will reportedly be released in March, which will mark the first time Apple has given public access to upcoming versions of its mobile operating system.

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Trying out the iOS 8.3 beta sounds great, but may not be such an awesome plan if you're putting it on a mission-critical iOS device. Maybe try it on a spare iPhone or iPad instead.

Apple Reportedly Investing in Japan Display Factory for iPhone Screens

11:03 AM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · News

Japan Display is reportedly building a new factory to meet demand for iPhone components, and Apple is said be investing heavily in the project. If true, the factory will come online some time in 2016.

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There isn't much to support the report the Japan Display factory report, but if it's true, that probably means fewer iPhone display orders for Sharp—and that most likely has Sharp really worried about its relationship with Apple.

Apple Acknowledges MacBook Pro Video Issue, Offers Repair Program

9:42 AM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · News

After years of complaints, Apple has acknowledged that some MacBook Pro models suffer from serious video issues and is now offering an extended repair program. The affected models were made between 2011 and 2013 and have distorted or lost video issue, or unexpected restarts.

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It took a while, but it's good to see Apple finally acknowledge the video issue MacBook Pro owners have been complaining about. It's also good to see the company do the right thing and offer free repairs.

Apple Car Will Reportedly Enter Production in 2020

9:43 PM, Feb. 19th, 2015 · · Rumor

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Apple will reportedly begin production on its much-rumored Apple Car in 2020. Bloomberg reported Thursday that the company is pushing its development team to have the car in production in that time frame. Apple hasn't commented on the rumor, and Bloomberg didn't specify its sources.

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7:43 PM, Feb. 19th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

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