March 16, 2015

Less than a week following the previous seed, Apple has released build 14D105 of the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to both developers and users of the Public Beta. Apple has not yet said when 10.10.3 will be released to all OS X Yosemite users, but the increase in seeds in recent weeks likely indicates that a wider launch is fast approaching. As we’ve previously detailed, 10.10.3 will include the all new iCloud-based Photos app for the Mac, developer APIs for the new Force Touch Trackpad on the MacBook and MacBook Pro with Retina display, and a new Emoji picker across the system.

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May 29, 2012

We are about 30 minutes away from Apple CEO Tim Cook’s first major public interview, which takes place at AllThingsD’s D10 Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. If I were a betting man, I would say this talk will focus on Apple after Steve Jobs, current issues at Apple’s manufacturing partners, and the latest Apple products. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher will sit down with the chief to hammer out the information we all want to here. It should be a doozie.

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Reminder: Tim Cook appearing as opening speaker at D10 conference tonight

Tonight, at 6 p.m. PST, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to appear as the opening-night speaker at the 10th D: All Things D conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Previous D: conferences were notably home to lengthy discussions between hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Tonight is Cook’s first appearance at the conference, and it is his first talk at a non-Apple event since taking over as chief.

Cook’s appearance is not going to live-stream, but we will update you as the hour-long interview takes place and with videos afterwards. Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller is also expected to attend.

April 10, 2012

AllThingsD just announced Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook would appear as the opening-night speaker at this year’s D10 conference. The 10th D: All Things Digital conference will be Cook’s first time speaking at the event, and AllThingsD noted this is his first-ever appearance onstage at a non-Apple event since becoming CEO last year. Past D conferences were notably a stage for many in-depth discussions and interviews with Steve Jobs. Jobs last appeared at the event at D8 in 2010.

Walt Mossberg and I could not be more thrilled to announce that Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, will be the opening-night speaker at our 10th D: All Things Digital conference.

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October 16

AAPL: 159.88

2.89

Apple has long marketed the Apple Watch as a health device and today we’re seeing yet another instance of the device being put to good use. 28-year-old Apple Watch user James Green tweeted over the weekend that the “stupid lil wrist computer” saved his life.

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October 11

AAPL: 156.55

0.65

Readdle has updated its email app Spark with new productivity features on both iOS and macOS. Spark now includes Send Later and Follow-up Reminders to make managing a busy inbox easier. Apple Watch is also getting a productivity boost thanks to Bear bringing its popular note-taking app to watchOS.

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October 4

AAPL: 153.48

-1.00

Adobe today announced a new release of its Elements family of software packed with new tools that will enhance existing photo and video workflows and make previously complex editing features more accessible. Elements has always offered easier photo and video organization, editing, and sharing than its pro-level counterparts, but for the 2018 release, Adobe has streamlined the applications and built the software around a more modern digital lifestyle.

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October 3

AAPL: 154.48

0.67

Philips is retroactively adding HomeKit support and features to several existing Hue accessories through the latest software update. Hue tap, dimmer switch, and motion sensor all gain compatibility with Apple’s Home app and automation features when used with the second-gen bridge.

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September 27

AAPL: 154.23

1.09

The Los Angeles-based hospital Cedars-Sinai has today announced a new Apple Watch app that makes it easier for patients to quickly locate doctors and find nearby clinics.

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September 21

AAPL: 153.39

-2.68

Bose has this morning unveiled its first truly wireless headphones, dubbed the SoundSport Free. Much like Apple’s own AirPods and Jaybird’s latest Run in-ears, Bose is taking aim at active users looking for an audio solution during exercise.

As one of the biggest names in audio, Bose is taking its established tech and cramming it into earbuds that weigh just 0.35-ounces each. A wireless carrying case will handle charging, much like what Apple and Jaybird has instituted with their own headsets in recent releases. However, its a new antennae system that Bose claims will truly set its new release apart from the competition.

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September 20

AAPL: 156.07

-2.66

The idea of a smart home security monitor has been in the back of my mind since the Mirai malware infected so many devices earlier last year. I already take precautionary steps in creating a secure home network, but I wanted an extra layer of protection to work for me. That’s where Cujo comes in. After a few weeks of testing the “smart firewall,” I got to see just how efficient these systems could be.

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Just two days before the first Apple TV 4K arrives to customers, Apple is showcasing 4K HDR content in iTunes. While the company first started rolling out 4K TV and movies last week, you can now view some of the top choices in a dedicated featured section…

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September 19

AAPL: 158.73

0.06

The Omni Group today is updating a trio of its iOS apps to better take advantage of the changes in iOS 11. Task management app OmniFocus, graphic design app OmniGraffle, and project management app OmniPlan have all been updated with iOS 11 features following Apple’s release earlier today…

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September 14

AAPL: 158.20

-1.45

Jaybird has today unveiled the newest addition to its lineup of sports-focused headphones, taking its first shot at a truly wireless experience in the process. The new Run in-ears feature all of the active lifestyle features that one expects from Jaybird, including a sweatproof and water-resistant design. But in an already crowded market, will it will find a place dominated by AirPods and other major players?

I was able to get an early run with Jaybird’s latest over the last few weeks. Taken from an Apple-geared perspective, here are my thoughts on the new $180 Jaybird Run truly wireless headphones. expand full story

September 5

AAPL: 162.08

-1.97

Update: The popular third-party macOS Apple Events app has also been updated for next week’s event.

Apple this evening has updated its Apple Events app for Apple TV ahead of next week’s iPhone 8 showcase. The update brings the app in line with the color scheme used on Apple’s invites for the iPhone event. Apple is also promoting its September Special Event on its website with a landing page…

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August 31

AAPL: 164.00

0.65

Pokémon Go adding Raikou, Entei, & Suicune plus EX Raid Battle field-testing

Niantic officially introduced the first Legendary Pokémon to Pokémon Go a month ago with special raid battles at gyms, and today the game maker shared plans for the next wave of Legendary Pokémon.

August 14

AAPL: 159.85

2.37

Snapchat Pokémon update lets you pose as Pikachu, Pokémon Go adds Mewtwo w/ Exclusive Raid Battles

The Pokémon Company International has teamed up with Snapchat to launch a new Pikachu Lens available now for a limited time, the company announced today. The Pokemon Go app is also getting an update with new features and characters.

July 31

AAPL: 148.73

-0.77

Gboard for iOS is today adding a few handy new features for iOS users. In its latest update, available now through the App Store, Google is adding integration with Google Maps and YouTube, along with a fun new option for “artists.”

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July 21

AAPL: 150.27

-0.07

Anyone engaging me in conversation at the moment would be well advised to avoid the topic of realtors in particular, and the joys of finding, buying and selling homes in general.

Progress has been rather frustratingly slow, but we will, at some point, be making the move – and one of the many items on my to-do list has been deciding what will and won’t make the cut in terms of smart home technology …

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July 20

AAPL: 150.34

-0.68

Pokémon GO has been celebrating its first anniversary with in-app promotions and a special in-person event, and today Niantic confirmed that Legendary Pokémon will soon be unlocked in the game. The first Legendary Pokémon will be unlocked on Saturday at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, then globally the next day.

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