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According to sources in the know, we have a few more details regarding the teased HBO streaming movie service confirmed previously. The new service will reportedly be called HBO Now and will use new technology to make sure that people don't experience hiccups and outages while binge watching Game of Thrones.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, the source also confirmed that HBO plans to launch the service at the same time that the new Game of Thrones season 5 hits. This simply confirms previous intel on the subject. Another confirmation of previous rumors suggests the stand-alone (no cable required) service will be $15 dollars per month.
The only other new thing to report is that Apple is supposedly heavily courting HBO...
AppleInsider reports that Google is rumoured to be working on an Android Wear app for iOS, enabling iPhone and iPad users to have support for their Moto 360 and LG G Watch.
The news comes via French publication 01net, which said that Google could announce iOS support for Android Wear at its I/O developer conference this May. Google might also consider releasing the app even sooner if Apple Watch sales prove to be particularly high and thus become a threat to Android Wear sales.
If Google did extend support for Android Wear to other devices, this would be one area at least where it had more reach than Apple, with the Apple Watch only compatible with iOS devices.
And, of course, there’s the ever present factor of cost, with Android Wear gear being much cheaper than the Apple Watch,...
Apple and IBM have unveiled three more of their MobileFirst enterprise apps for iOS that are the fruits of their current collaboration, which has already yielded 11 previous apps altogether in December of last year and January of 2015. According to AppleInsider, the new apps are designed for a variety of different circumstances and uses.
The first app, Adviser Alerts, provides push notifications for business details such as account maturity, market news, and transaction approvals, for the purposes of enabling the advisor to respond to issues as soon as they occur.
The second app, Passenger Care, is iPad-only, and is designed for customer service agents to enable them to check in passengers that are waiting in line, and also help them to ascertain which lines are the longest. If...
AppleInsider reports today that Apple has announced that it will be opening an Apple Store in the MixC mall in Chongqing, China, this coming Saturday, March 7, making it the third Apple store to be opened in that particular city.
The opening of this new store comes just over a month after Apple opened its second store in Chongqing at the end of January. It’s not known yet exactly what the MixC mall store will look like, but the previous store had a very eye-catching cylindrical glass entranceway that is very similar to that of the International Finance Center (IFC) in Hong Kong.
Shoppers in Chongqing can expect all the usual Apple Retail features in the store, which is just one of 40 Apple Stores in total that Apple is planning to have in China by mid-2016.
Back in January Apple...
BGR writes that it has heard from its sources close to Apple that iOS 8.2 could be released as soon as this coming Monday, or the week after at the latest. BGR has also learned that there could be as many as four iOS 8.3 beta versions, with two more still to go following on from the release of iOS 8.3 beta 2 last week. This means that we can expect iOS 8.3 fairly soon as well, with only two more betas left.
iOS 8.3 is expected to include support for lots of new features, including support for the Apple Watch, which is due to launch in early April. In fact, as AppleInsider notes, iOS 8.2 betas also had features that enabled developers to use WatchKit tools designed for the Apple Watch, although it’s not yet known if these will be included in the versionof iOS 8.2 that is released to...
AppleInsider reports that Tim Cook has been revealing some interesting snippets about the forthcoming Apple Watch during a stopover in London on his way back from visiting Germany and Israel.
Talking to Britain’s Telegraph, Cook said that the Apple Watch has been designed to replace your electronic car key and key fob, being part of Apple’s wider plan to do away with the need to carry a wallet.
Cook did not reveal exactly how this would be achieved, and whether or not Apple will be working together with automakers to create an Apple Watch car key, but maybe we’ll hear more details when the watch is launched by Apple on March 9.
During a visit to London’s Covent Garden Apple Store today, Cook also talked about how Apple will “tweak” its retail strategy in order to accommodate the...
It looks like the forthcoming Apple Watch is about to become a genuine fashion icon with an extraordinary marketing spread in the fashion bible Vogue.
Following on from the exciting news that Apple is to hold an event to launch the Apple Watch on March 9, Fortune reports that the 12-page spread appears in the March issue of Vogue, which is, apparently, for the fashion-challenge among us, one of the most prestigious issues of the year, as it’s the month when the fashion houses launch their spring collections.
The glossy spread shows three versions of the watch—a leather-bound standard version, the rubber-banded Sport, and the gold luxury edition. There are no exact details about price, other than that it starts at $349. The luxury edition is rumoured to cost in the region of five...
It seems that Apple has added several new companies to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements page, which could hint to the fact that the company plans to improve its mapping app. The Acknowledgements page lists all of the sources that provide information to Apple for the Maps app and now new listings include GasBuddy/OpenStore and GreatSchools.
AppleMapsMarketing publication speculates that this could lead to Maps upgrades like gas prices on gas station locations and school data for school locations. As you probably know, GasBuddy.com delivers information regarding local gas prices. On the other hand, GreatSchools.org is a community-based site that aggregates information about schools, such as students enrolled, available programs, ratings, and academic test scores.
Andrew Shotland from...
Apple just announced they will be holding a press event on March 9th at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It is expected to be the event in which Apple shares the final pricing and launch date for the new Apple Watch.
We will share all the details as soon as they occur, so be sure to stay tuned!
A fresh report coming from research company Smartwatch Group is estimating that just 6.8 million smartwatches were sold last year. The average price was at around $189, which is down by 16 percent from the selling price of $225 seen in 2013.
The total market volume in 2014 was $1.29 billion, up from $711 million in 2013. Overall unit sales have seen a big 82 percent year over year increase. While these are big numbers, it's something pretty normal for a nascent industry.
Pascal Koenig, managing partner of Smartwatch Group, said the following:
"The early announcement of the Apple Watch in September hurt sales of competitive products, and there was no available product offering from Apple. While offerings in the wellness and sports market from companies like Garmin, Fitbit, Withings...
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