Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8 at San Francisco’s Moscone West


CUPERTINO, California—April 14, 2015—Apple® today announced that it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed to developers. At WWDC, Apple’s renowned developer community will come together to learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, helping them continue to create the most innovative apps in the world. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical Read more [...]

Apple could sell 1 million watches opening weekend, and barely move the needle on Apple’s revenue (AAPL)


Apple will sell over one million Apple Watches over the opening weekend, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. By way of comparison, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold over 10 million units in their first three days on the market last September, Apple says. Here's his reasoning:  1 million total Watch units in opening weekend would imply an attach rate of less than 1% of total iPhone users (close to half a percent). We believe given interest in the product and our prior survey work, a sub Read more [...]

Gadget Ogling: Falling Apples and Magical Pancakes


Apple dropped a few new facts about its Watch at this week's presentation. The hardware is interesting in that Apple is limiting what people can do with their 8 GB of storage. No more than a quarter of that can be filed with music, and photos can take up just 75 MB, which seems somewhat rudimentary. I'm glad to see the battery apparently lasts enough to see out a full day. Gadget - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Why Apple’s HBO Deal Isn’t a Streaming TV Game-Changer (Yet)


Monday’s news that HBO is coming to Apple devices without a cable subscription is likely to make fans of HBO’s massively popular Game of Thrones say “Hodor.” Well, either that or “Hodor!,” but definitely not the disappointed and downtrodden “hodor.” Why? This partnership could be a game-changer the likes of which will open the flood gates for television channels to flee the grip of cable companies — but there’s also the possibility that Read more [...]

Apple’s IPhone Software Snafu Has Links to Flawed Maps


Apple Inc.'s release of a software update that cut off people's ability to make calls from their iPhones is linked to another snafu that's still fresh in people's minds: the 2012 introduction of a new maps program. The similarities don't end with the apologies Apple offered to disgruntled customers. The same person at Apple was in charge of catching problems before both products were released ... Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Apple’s IOS 8 Software Update Causing Apps to Crash More


Apple Inc.'s latest software update for the iPhone and iPad tablet is causing popular applications made by Facebook Inc., Dropbox Inc. and others to crash more frequently, according to a report. Apple's iOS 8 operating system causes apps to crash about 3.3 percent of the time, or 67 percent more than last year's version, according to a report by Crittercism Inc., an analytics firm that works ... Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Gadget Ogling: It's Raining Apples


It's usually around here that I introduce the column and tease the agenda, but since absolutely nothing happened in the gadget world this week, I'm going to take it easy. Oh, wait -- sorry. Apple happened. Welcome to a special edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, a weekly peek at just-announced gadgets. Of course, the big topic is Apple's iPhone 6 and its first wearable, the Apple Watch. Gadget - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]