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Apple Springs Bevy of New Products at Watch Event

The Apple Watch wasn't the only new product to take the stage at Apple's media event on Monday -- Apple also introduced an all-new sleek MacBook. In addition, Apple nabbed the chance to be the exclusive launch partner for HBO's new HBO Now streaming subscription service. ...

OPINION

Get Ready – It’s About to Be Apple Watch All the Time

The Apple Watch -- which represents Apple's first major new device category in more than four years -- is about to be unleashed upon the world -- no doubt shortly after Apple reveals pricing and availability details at its special media event Monday ...

OPINION

The Apple Watch Mystery Won’t Be Solved March 9

The fog shrouding Apple's first major new product entry since the iPad -- the Apple Watch -- won't be lifted on March 9 when Apple is widely expected to tell us more about its forthcoming Apple Watch release. ...

OPINION

How Apple Will Sell a Watch That No One Really Needs

There has been a lot of coverage lately of where and how Apple will sell the Apple Watch -- through high-end luxury department stores in Paris, for example, or through special new displays inside of Apple Stores, guided into existence by fashion genius Angela Ahrendts. Finding new ways to present the watch is important, but how will Apple actually trigger a buy decision?...

HOT TECH RUMOR

Why Tim Cook Would Build an Apple Car

The wildest tech rumor this week comes from little substance, but somehow manages to ignite the imagination: According to Business Insider, an unsolicited Apple employee emailed to say that a group at Apple is working on a project that would "give Tesla a run for its money." ...

CROWDFUNDING SPOTLIGHT

A Personal Power Plant in the Palm of Your Hand

The problem with most portable battery-based chargers is that you still need to plug them into a wall socket to gain a charge. While some inventors have turned to solar, or even wind power, for off-the-grid power sources, solar and wind power take time and require Mother Nature to provide sun or wind. Enter Kraftwerk, a fuel-based hand-held portable generator that has launched as a Kickstarter project...

OPINION

Think Different: Apple’s 10 Biggest, Riskiest Bets

Even the most vociferous Apple haters can surely admit that Apple -- judged upon the evidence of its record-breaking quarterly profit of US$18 billion, the most of any public held company ever -- is not only firing on all cylinders but also creating products that consumers around the world are willing to pay a premium for ...

OPINION

Could Microsoft’s Foggy Windows 10 Plan Be Any Smarter?

The most important and daring move that Microsoft made Wednesday is far and away making the upgrade to Windows 10 free. Seems dirt-simple and intuitive on the surface, but it represents a startling and abrupt shift in both how users will relate to Microsoft and how Microsoft innovates with Windows going forward. ...

OPINION

3 Reasons Apple Won’t Pull the Rug Out From Under GoPro

Despite having the most popular camera on the planet in the form of the iPhone, the odds of Apple pulling the rug out from under GoPro by building its own action sports camera system -- even with using its forthcoming Apple Watch as a controller -- are so low they stand in stark contrast to the hysterical selloff of GoPro stock this week ...

HOT TECH RUMOR

Will Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air Use One Port to Rule Them All?

There is a hot new MacBook Air rumor that's got the tech press all in a flutter, and get this: It's not about a long-awaited Retina display for the MacBook Air. Instead, the rumor claims that Apple's redesigned MacBook Air will be remarkably smaller, with a 12-inch screen -- and just one port ...

OPINION

Which Stars Will Shine Brightest in Apple’s Brilliant 2015?

The end of the year and holiday season is a natural time to look back -- and then look forward to the year to come. Apple started 2014 slowly but more than made up for it in the long haul, introducing the Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Mac OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, an iPad Air 2 with a super-fast processor, the massively selling iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and a luscious iMac with a 5K Retina screen, which, it turns out, is priced less than some 4K monitors...

OPINION

Whoa, Maybe Apple Really Is Serious About Enterprise IT

Apple and IBM have delivered the first batch of enterprise-class apps for iOS, rolling out 10 apps that cover key industry verticals like banking and finance, travel and transportation, retail, insurance, telco and government. The companies have pledged to deliver more than 100 such apps ...

OPINION

Apple Doesn’t Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!

In the first three quarters of 2014, the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV made stunning gains in sales activity versus the market-leading Roku and the No. 2 device from 2012 and 2013, the Apple TV, according to a study that made the rounds this week ...

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The One Really Important Apple Watch Thing

While the cellphone, with its constantly updated and accurate clock, nearly killed the wristwatch, the Apple Watch gizmo actually will revive it. In fact, I think the attention that the Apple Watch will bring to our wrists will spark sales of traditional watches ...

OPINION

Another Bleak Black Friday for Apple Fans

Apple is a company that bucks trends, that does things its own way, that manages its business through highly tuned cycles. One thing Apple barely does at all, though, is offer any sort of special deal or sale price. Not even on Black Friday. Or Cyber Monday. Or just because. ...

HOT TECH RUMOR

Will Apple’s Next iPhone Capture DSLR Quality With 2 Lenses?

The Apple rumor mill never stops spinning, and even though the iPhone 6 is barely here and the next version ages away, the most interesting rumor is the chance that the next iPhone will make a huge leap forward with its camera -- possibly using two lenses to produce DSLR-quality images ...

OPINION

Who Knew Tim Cook Would Fight for the American Way?

Ninety-one percent of Americans believe they have lost control of their personal information -- and many also don't trust companies that buy, sell, barter, and combine their habits and activities to better "serve" -- aka "manipulate" -- them, a recent Pew Research survey found. ...

OPINION

The Apple Effect: The Leaders Shall Become Followers

Google Wallet (pictured above) suddenly has experienced a surge in use, according to an Ars Technica report that cites an unnamed source ...

HOT TECH RUMOR

iPad Pro Rumor Comes Up for Air

Rumors of a larger-screen iPad 'Pro' have been floating around since early this year. Most of them have suggested variations on a supposed 12.9-inch screen size. As soon as they rise, though, they're buried by another news wave. The latest to surface is areport in the Japanese tech blog macotakara ...

OPINION

Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: Prelude to the Beacon Wars

The current dustup between Apple Pay and CurrentC is a stark, bleak mess. That's not because Apple promises an easier, more secure way of making a smartphone-based retail transaction. Nor is it because CurrentC wants to harvest data on you and provide behavior-bending coupons, incentives and special deals, while cutting out the middleman credit card processing industry...

How often do you receive an email that you suspect is fraudulent?
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