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Apple is forcing its retail employees to give you fashion advice in order to sell the Apple Watch

Apple is training its retail employees on new sales techniques for the Apple Watch, according to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman. That includes building trust with customers and offering them "personal fashion and styling advice."<p>According to Gurman, it seems like Apple wants its employees to become your …

Apple Watch

Apple Patents A Light-Splitting iPhone Camera Sensor System

Apple has secured a new patent (via AppleInsider) for a special three sensor camera designed for thin, wireless devices like the iPhone. The three sensors would each capture a separate color component, as divided by a special light-splitting cube that would divide up light entering the camera into …

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Tim Cook says Apple Watch will be available outside U.S. in April

Speaking at the Berlin flagship Apple Store last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees that the Apple Watch will not be exclusive to the United States in April, according to employees in attendance. Specifically, Cook said that the Apple Watch will launch in Germany during the month of April. …

Tim Cook

Apple adds vehicles to its list of company activities in Swiss legal filing

Apple has officially added vehicles to the corporate documents describing the company’s activities, at least in Switzerland. The company’s lawyers added the following paragraph, reports Swiss site <i>ApfelBlog</i>.<p>Vehicles; Apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water; electronic hardware components for …

Tim Cook

Telltale Games and Lionsgate are working on a 'Super Show' TV series

Telltale Games has created quite the following with episodic titles like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>The Walking Dead</i>. Now, with the help of Lionsgate, the studio is looking to tackle a televisions series with a similar approach: a game/show hybrid the studio is calling a Super Show. The format includes both …

Police: Suspect bragged about Las Vegas road-rage killing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The teenage neighbor arrested in what has been described as the road-rage slaying of a Las Vegas mother boasted about the shooting …

Crime

Tim Cook says he always knew Google Glass would fail

It's one of many remarkable snippets in the Ive piece.<p>Glassalmanac points out that most of the reporting for the New Yorker article was done last year, before the official death of Google Glass. Google stopped selling the product last month.<p>Here's the New Yorker excerpt in which Cook comments on …

Google Glass

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is reportedly raising money at a $16-19 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise around $500 million.<p><b>2. Hedge funds are offloading their stakes in Alibaba.</b> Many large funds are either selling their holdings or reducing the size of their stake.<p><b>3. Apple has won a patent for a virtual</b> …

MacBook Air

Apple arch-rival Xiaomi is now China's biggest smartphone seller

In 2013, Xiaomi's market share of smartphone shipments was 5.3%. In 2014, that rose to 12.5%, according to new data from IDC. In doing so, it unseated Samsung: The beleaguered South Korean manufacturer's market share of shipments dropped from 18.8% to just 7.9% over the same timeframe.<p>Samsung has …

Selling

Report: Apple ordered 5 to 6 million Apple Watches ahead of April launch

Apple has ordered 5 million to 6 million Apple Watches from its Chinese suppliers in preparation for the product's April launch, according to a new …

Switch to iPhone: For better privacy and security

There's never been a better time to switch to iPhone. Whether you're tempted for yourself or looking to help the Android owner in your life, the …

Apple to Revamp Its Stores

Apple stores to go even more upscale.<p>Apple is in the process of redesigning its stores, drawing on the design expertise of Jony Ive.<p>Ive, Apple’s head designer, revealed he is working with retail boss Angela Ahrendts on a revamp of its stores in a lengthy profile with the New Yorker …

Original Apple Watch Health Features Were Dropped Due to Consistency Issues

Before Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last September, reports indicated the device would come with 10 sensors to track health and fitness data, leading some healthcare professionals to find the unveiled Apple Watch's health features disappointing. In a new report, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> offers a …

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The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Apps

Kobe Bryant Won't Make Appearance in New York During NBA All-Star Weekend

Kobe Bryant remains someone both fans and reporters want to see and hear from more than almost anyone in the NBA, but Bryant will not be attending the upcoming All-Star Weekend in New York, according to league sources.<p>Bryant is in the early recovery stages from a surgery to repair a torn rotator …

TIM COOK: The Apple Watch is the only smartwatch people will care about

When asked about the device at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, he implied that the Apple Watch will be the first smartwatch consumers really care about.<p>He likened the Apple Watch to the iPod and iPad, saying that although tablets and MP3 players existed beforehand, …

Smartwatches

Apple Rumor Alert! How Apple Wants to Take Over Your TV

Instead of using your Apple TV just for that nightly search to find something (anything!) to watch on Netflix, you might consider turning it on to watch your must-see network shows that are airing right this very moment. No, we’re not joking — Apple is actively looking into working with television …

Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus

Jobs gave him and Yahoo's top executives a simple but profound piece of advice.<p>At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and …

Productivity

Take A Look Inside The Mysterious 'Lucky Bags' Apple Sells In Japan, Where You Can Get A MacBook Air For Just $300

Apple recently began selling its Fukubukuro, or "lucky bag," at retail stores in Japan, the Japanese Apple blog Macotakara reported (via Macrumors).<p>The "lucky bag" is sort of like a mystery grab bag. You pay a set price for the bag, which includes a handful of gadgets and accessories, without …

MacBook Air

Here's Everything Apple Will Unveil Next Year

This was a pretty big year for Apple product announcements, with a new big iPhone and the announcement of the Apple Watch.<p>But the company never slows down.

MacBook Air

Mother of Devon Still's ailing daughter claims lack of child support

The mother of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter, who is battling cancer, wrote in a letter to the NFL that he has not paid child support for months and that she is unable to pay medical bills.<p>Still responded Wednesday, saying the claims were false.<p>Still has made …

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days …

iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets. Now, data from save-for-later reading and video app Pocket finds that …

Apple becomes first company worth $700bn

Apple set a record by becoming the first company to be valued at $700bn (£446bn). The iPhone maker was already the world’s most valuable business, but in early trading its shares rose nearly 1% to $119.75, giving it a market capitalisation of $701.7bn. This is higher than the GDP of all but the top …

FCC: T-Mobile can no longer lie about throttled data cap speeds

T-Mobile has tried to make a reputation for itself lately as the most honest wireless carrier around… but the FCC just had to rap the so-called Uncarrier’s knuckles for lying to its customers about how fast their data connections were after they passed their monthly data caps.<p>Here’s the deal. When …

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BlackBerry offering up to $550 for your iPhone through limited-time ‘Trade Up’ program

Itching to “trade up” from your iPhone to a shiny new BlackBerry Passport? Thanks to BlackBerry’s latest promotion, you’ll be able to do just that. The program will let Passport buyers get up to $550 in credit towards the new device when they trade in an iPhone 4s or higher.<p>In order to get the full …

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes undergoes surgery after being hit by a bouncer

Cricketer Phil Hughes has undergone surgery and remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground.<p>Paramedics performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Hughes and treated him on the boundary for about 40 minutes after the incident on Tuesday. A …