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Ericsson wants to block Apple from selling iPhones in the U.S.

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
In one to file under “N” for “Never happening,” mobile phone company Ericsson has filed seven new lawsuits asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from selling in the United States. The lawsuits allege that Apple… Read more ›

Apple is being sued again by the same company that got half a billion dollars in its last lawsuit

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Apple is being sued for the second time by Texas-based patent holder Smartflash LLC for infringing the same patents brought up in the last case. The difference this time around is that it involves the use of Smartflash’s technology in newer devices launched after the original case went to trial, reports Reuters. The new complaint [...]

Former Apple retail chief joins online retailer Nasty Gal, leads $16 million round of funding

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson is getting back into the fashion game. The man who helped shape the Cupertino company’s retail arm made the jump to become CEO of JCPenny after exiting Apple in 2011, but was eventually removed from his position there as well. The undeterred Johnson announced today that he would be [...]

Here are the Apple Watch’s first magazine ads

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
With the Apple Watch launch coming in April, now is the time for the company to start turning up its ad campaign for the new device. Ad Age has snagged some pictures of the first Apple Watch magazine ads that are slated to appear in the March Issue of Vogue and they not surprisingly take [...]

Apple launches web-only iCloud apps for everyone

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
You no longer need a Mac or iOS device to access Apple’s web-only version of iCloud apps. Apple announced that starting today, anyone — even PC-users — can access its suite of iCloud web-based productivity apps – Pages, Numbers, and Keynote… Read more ›

How Apple Watch changes Apple Retail

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Steve Streza is a software developer with over ten years of experience building for Apple platforms, at Ambrosia Software, ngmoco, Pocket, Shots, and currently as a consultant for mobile start-ups. This post originally appeared on Steve’s Medium blog and has been reposted with permission.  The Apple Watch is a unique product for Apple Retail. The [...]

How To Watch The Apple Watch Event Live On March 9

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
 It’s almost certain Apple’s March 9 event will provide specifics about the upcoming April launch of the Apple Watch, but you can find out for yourself by tuning in to a live video feed Apple will provide for the event that starts at 10 AM PT. All you’ll need is Apple’s dedicated live events site, and [...]

Apple hiring hardware engineers to work on display & projection systems for virtual reality environments

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
We discovered late last year that Apple was hiring software engineers with experience in virtual reality gaming and user interfaces, but new job listings point to Apple’s interest in the development of hardware for virtual reality. Apple is seeking a Senior Display Systems Engineer for “display systems design and development related to VR environments.” More [...]

‘Click’ Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapter in Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Ahead of the Apple Watch’s launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will slide into the band slots of the Apple Watch, allowing the Apple Watch casing to [...]

‘Spring Forward’ wallpapers put Apple Watch invite on your Mac and iPhone

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Apple’s invite for the Apple Watch event looks like it was designed on a spirograph, but it’s also quite lovely. Some Apple fans have already whipped up high-res wallpapers of the invite to remind you all day every day that… Read more ›

Apple Opens Up ‘iWork for iCloud’ to Everyone, No Apple Device Required

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Following a short beta testing period, Apple’s iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device. As of today, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. The software suite lets users create and [...]

Anyone can sign up for iWork on iCloud without an Apple device… for real this time

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, we noticed Apple’s beta iCloud site was allowing anyone to sign up for the company’s productivity suite on the Web – no Apple device required. If you tried to sign up via the standard iCloud site, however, you’d be presented with an error. No longer: anyone can sign up for access [...]

What will the Apple Watch Edition cost? Jewelry and Watch people weigh in

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
[Ed. Note: Rob Bates, is a senior editor for JCK, and blogger/writer about the diamond and jewelry industries—this post originally posted here] When we first started talking about the Apple Watch, some predicted that the highest-end model—the 18k gold Edition—could retail for more than $ 1,000. Now that seems almost quaint. Apple-focused blogs such as Daring [...]

It sounds like your Apple Watch will come sooner rather than later

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
We already knew that Apple plans to release the Apple Watch in April but a new report from MacRumors indicates that the watch will be released in the early part of the month. Continue reading…

Apple Targeting Early April Launch Date for Apple Watch

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Apple has not provided details on when the Apple Watch might begin shipping to customers beyond the broad “April” launch date shared by CEO Tim Cook, but new information provided to MacRumors suggests the Apple Watch could see a release more towards the beginning of April rather than the end of the month. According to [...]

Pages, Numbers, & Keynote apps arrive on iCloud.com for users without Apple devices

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Apple has opened access to its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps at iCloud.com to all, even those without an Apple device (via TechCrunch). Earlier this month Apple opened the apps to those without an Apple device while offering 1GB of free storage (an iCloud account with an Apple device has free access to 5GB). However, previously access to the apps for [...]

INSANE: Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
A new report from Strategy Analytics sheds further light on the state of the smartphone business in the fourth quarter last year, confirming once again the profound effect the iPhone 6 had on the industry. The analytics company revealed that during Q4 2014, Android only managed to capture 11% of the global smartphone profit share, a [...]

Apple Brings Web-Based Pages, Numbers And Keynote Beyond The iCloud Beta

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
 Apple has added the web-based iWork, which works for anyone with an Apple ID for free on most modern browsers, to the main iCloud.com website. The previously beta-only iCloud offering makes Apple’s productivity suite accessible to anyone who either has, or signs up for a free Apple account, with full-featured office apps that allow for the creation [...]

Smartflash Hits Apple With Second Lawsuit After Winning $533 Million Verdict

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Just one day after Apple was ordered to pay a $532.9 million settlement to Smartflash LLC for infringing upon its patented technologies, the Texas-based patent licensing firm has sued the Cupertino-based company a second time over the same patents (via Reuters). The new lawsuit covers Apple products that were introduced after the original case was [...]

Apple to Announce Details of Watch on March 9

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
On March 9, Apple is planning to host an event announcing long-awaited details of its smartwatch. The Apple Watch, which is widely expected to launch in early April, recently got a 12-page spread in Vogue magazine, but many key details—such as full pricing information and battery specs—remain unknown. The device, which starts at $ 349, [...]

 
 
 
 

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