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Apple's Work on Wearable Computer Concepts Includes Wrist-Wrapping iPod with Siri

Monday December 19, 2011 5:05 am PST by
The New York Times reports on Apple's and Google's efforts to develop wearable computers with the aim of augmenting their existing mobile product lines. In addition to peripheral devices that could communicate with a user's iPhone or iPod, Apple is said to also being looking at ways to make the device's themselves wearable, moving beyond the current iPod nano's wristwatch-like functionality...
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iPhone 5 Announcement 'Just Weeks Away'

Thursday September 15, 2011 4:26 pm PDT by
The New York Times' Nick Bilton weighs in during the lead-up to the iPhone 5 introduction, unsurprisingly noting that an announcement is "just weeks away".We’re just weeks away from the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5, according to an Apple employee who asked not to be named because he was not allowed to speak publicly for the company.The report goes on to reference the Case-Mate cases...
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Facebook to Launch iPad App, Preparing Web-Based Mobile Platform

Friday June 17, 2011 7:00 am PDT by
The New York Times reports that Facebook is finally set to release a free iPad app "in coming weeks", remedying a curious omission for the social networking service that touts over 600 million users worldwide.People briefed on Facebook's plans say that in coming weeks the company plans to introduce a free iPad application that has been carefully designed and optimized for the tablet. The app...
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More Claims of NFC Capabilities in 'Coming Iteration' of iPhone

Monday March 21, 2011 10:39 am PDT by
The New York Times reports that Apple is in fact looking to deploy a new Qualcomm chip to bring Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities to the iPhone, although the report stops short of claiming that the technology will appear in the fifth-generation iPhone presumably scheduled for launch in the June-July timeframe. According to two people with knowledge of the inner workings of a coming...
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Media Event for Next-Generation iPad Set for March 2nd? [Updated]

Tuesday February 22, 2011 9:07 am PST by
All Things Digital reports that Apple has scheduled a media event for March 2nd where the company is expected to introduce the next-generation iPad. To those who intensely cares about this kind of stuff - which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem - Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely...
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Apple Not Planning to Launch a Smaller iPhone

Thursday February 17, 2011 3:32 pm PST by
The NYTimes reports that although Apple is working on making a cheaper iPhone as well as integrating voice commands, the company is not planning on launching a smaller iPhone: But contrary to published reports, Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone, according to people briefed on Apple's plans who requested anonymity because the plans are confidential.The next generation iPhone is...
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Steve Jobs Taking New Medical Leave of Absence [Updated]

Monday January 17, 2011 5:05 am PST by
Apple today issued a media advisory revealing that Steve Jobs has been granted a "medical leave of absence" from the company. Jobs plans to continue serving as CEO, although Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will oversee Apple's day to day operations during Jobs' absence. Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees: Team, At my request, the board of directors ...
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NY Times Confirms Verizon iPhone for Next Year

Friday October 8, 2010 6:52 pm PDT by
The New York Times adds their confirmation that Apple is planning to launch a Verizon iPhone early next year. After more than three years of using only AT&T cellphone networks, Apple is now making a version of the iPhone 4 for Verizon's network, according to a person who is in direct contact with Apple. Apple and Verizon will begin selling the phone early next year, said the person, who agreed to ...
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Microsoft and Adobe Executives Meet to Discuss Apple, Possible Merger

Thursday October 7, 2010 12:48 pm PDT by
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen (left) and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (right) The New York Times reports that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives recently held a secret meeting with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss a number of topics, including how the two companies might work together to take on Apple in the mobile industry, as well as a possible acquisition of Adobe by...
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iPhone 4 Signal Issue Can Be Fixed With a Software Update?

Thursday July 15, 2010 8:09 pm PDT by
Despite the fact that today's release of iOS 4.0.1 addressed only the display of signal strength on the iPhone and not actual signal attenuation issues caused by touching the antenna in the side of the iPhone 4, a software fix may yet still be possible. According to The New York Times, the signal attenuation issue is the result of an interaction between communication software within the...
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New York Times: Apple Gearing Up to Take Apple TV to the Next Level

Friday July 2, 2010 7:02 am PDT by
The New York Times reports that Apple is preparing to launch a significant revamp of its television-related offerings, targeting at least a software overhaul for the company's Apple TV while an entirely new hardware product remains a possibility. According to the report's sources, Apple has recently hired a number of new user interface designers with backgrounds in television broadcast design...

A Multi-Touch iPhone OS Layer On Top of Mac OS X?

Thursday February 25, 2010 2:11 pm PST by
In a NYTimes' blog post, Nick Bilton describes how PCs aren't as easy to use as the iPhone, and explores why the iPhone OS simply can't be used in a future iteration of Mac OS X. Bilton quotes a former senior Apple engineer who explains that implementing global multi-touch support onto the existing Mac OS X would be a hard task. While Apple has added multi-touch features into a few apps, the...

Apple Working on Advanced Gesturing and Multi-Touch Version of iWork

Saturday January 9, 2010 8:01 am PST by
The New York Times offers some additional tidbits that might come in the rumored Apple Tablet. According to former Apple employees, Apple has been working on advanced multi-touch gesturing that was originally pioneered by FingerWorks. Apple acquired FingerWorks a number of years ago and has been leveraging their multi-touch technology in their latest products. This news shouldn't be...