Tim Cook: The NSA Won’t Be Asking for Backdoors (Anymore)

5:18 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't think we will hear the U.S. National Security Agency asking for a back door into our iPhones, at least not any more. In an interview on NPR's All Things Considered on Thursday, Mr. Cook implied that even the FBI is coming around on the need for end-user encryption.

Apple Watch Coming to Target October 18

1:57 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · News

Apple Watch coming to a Target store near you

Target is joining the list of Apple Watch retailers with a limited selection in its retail stores, and more options online. A few stores will start selling Apple's smartwatch this week, online sales will start October 18th, and watches should be in all of the company's stores by October 25th.

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Adding Target to the Apple Watch reseller list gives Apple 1,799 more locations where shoppers can get one on their wrist. Apple must have some serious production action going on.

Apple Reportedly ‘Seals Deal’ on on 777,000 Square Foot Landmark Campus

9:14 PM, Oct. 1st, 2015 · · News

Rendering of Campus

Apple has "sealed a deal" for a large 777,000 square foot office complex to serve as yet another major campus for the company. The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported that Apple has closed a deal with Landbank Investments LLC for an already-approved project at Central Expressway and Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale, CA.

James Bell, Former Boeing CFO, Joins Apple Board of Directors

11:17 AM, Oct. 1st, 2015 · · News

James Bell joins Apple's board of directors

Former Boing CFO James Bell has joined Apple's board of directors, filling the vacancy left by Mickey Drexler earlier this year. Mr. Bell worked for Boeing for 38 years, and at one point served as interim CEO.

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Apple's board is complete again, and now with a little more diversity. Welcome to Tim Cook's Apple.

Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 With Important Security Fix

2:30 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · News

iOS 9.0.2 released

Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 with some minor bug fixes and an important security fix related to Siri. According to the notes, "A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos and contacts from the lock screen."

Apple Unleashes OS X El Capitan: What to Do Now

1:50 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · News

El Capitan is out-how to be ready

Apple has unleashed its next version of OS X for the Macintosh, named El Capitan. In this release, Apple has officially focused on the user experience and performance, but this new version will have traditional attention to stability and security. Here's a rundown of how to to be properly ready before you pull the trigger. 

Apple Music Launches in China for $1.57 Per Month

1:32 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · News

Apple Music in China

Apple announced on Wednesday it was launching Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks in China, a significant expansion in digital media in the world's largest market. Apple Music in China will be priced well below the U.S. price, at just 10 CNY, or $1.57 per month. Apple Music will also offer the same 90 day free trial offered in other markets.

Google Adds Apple Watch App for Google Maps

7:29 PM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · News

Google Maps app on Apple Watch

Google Maps joined the Apple Watch bandwagon Tuesday. An update to the Google Maps client for iOS slipped in an Apple Watch app along with new comparison feature for different travel modes.

Sonos’s New Trueplay Lets You Tune Your Speakers with Your iPhone

12:01 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · News

The rooms in your home aren't acoustically designed to make speakers sound their very best. My rooms aren't either. It's for this reason that Sonos has been hard at work developing Trueplay, an innovative technology that will allow us to use our iPhones and iPads to automatically tune our Sonos speakers for the rooms and locations in which we place them.