Microsoft Goes Social with $26.2B LinkedIn Purchase

10:53 AM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · News

LinkedIn joins team Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Monday it plans to buy LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion. The deal is Satya Nadella's biggest since taking over as Microsoft CEO, and it's the biggest corporate buyout to date. For Microsoft, the deal makes sense because professional business tool are a big part of the company, and LinkedIn is all about bringing business professionals together.

TMO’s WWDC Keynote Live Coverage

9:29 AM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · News

Get ready for today's WWDC keynote and TMO's live coverage

Apple's big keynote event to launch this year's annual Worldwide Developer Conference starts at 10AM pacific time, and The Mac Observer will be on location bringing you as it happens news from the event. Reports say we could see new MacBook Pro models, Siri support for third-party apps, an updated Thunderbolt display, and more.

CurrentC Rolls off its Deathbed and into the Grave

11:13 AM, Jun. 9th, 2016 · · News

It's dead, Jim: CurrentC dies before it ever launched

The mobile payment platform CurrentC is all but dead. MCX is shutting down its beta trials, turning off user accounts, and keeping mum on whether or not it'll bring back the service at some point in the future. CurrentC is, for all practical purposes dead, but MCX can't bring itself to use that word.

iOS Developers Snap Up Tickets for Microsoft’s WWDC Party

10:51 AM, Jun. 8th, 2016 · · News

Xamarin Microsoft Party

Microsoft is getting in on Apple's WWDC action with a major party on Monday, June 13th. The company announced the shindig on behalf of itself and Xamarin, a Microsoft-owned company that provides development tools to iOS, Android, and Windows, and all tickets were snapped up in hours.

There Are Still 2 Companies With Higher Revenues than Apple

4:46 PM, Jun. 6th, 2016 · · News

Apple's Big Pile of Money

Believe it or not, there are still two companies out there that bring in more money than Apple—Walmart (1st) and Exxon Mobil (2nd). Fortune on Monday updated its Fortune 500 list of the largest companies based on revenue, and Apple moved up two spots from 5th to 3rd, just behind Exxon Mobil.

Foxconn Factory may be Apple’s Door into India

10:23 AM, Jun. 6th, 2016 · · News

Apple may get three-year local sourcing exemption in India

Apple efforts to open its own retail stores in India have failed so far, but that may change soon. The government is considering giving Apple a three-year exemption to the local sourcing requirement while establishing its in-country business and Foxconn builds a new factory.

Apple Hires In-car Navigation Pro Sinisa Durekovic

1:57 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2016 · · News

Apple gets a car navigation pro with Sinisa Durekovic hire

Sinisa Durekovic, the chief navigation engineer at Harman International Industries, now works for Apple where he'll presumably lend his expertise to the company's electric car project and Maps service. HII is the company that makes the in-car satellite navigation systems used by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Apple isn't talking about his job, but we're betting it involves the Apple Car's onboard navigation system.

It’s Safe to Download iOS 9.3.2 for iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Now

11:06 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2016 · · News

Error Screens from iOS 9.3.2 on iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

Apple re-released iOS 9.3.2 for iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Thursday—the company pulled the release for those devices after some users reported their devices had been bricked. The company posted a KnowledgeBase article with several sets of instructions and the following images for those encountering errors, and Bryan Chaffin walks us through it.