Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality

Google Glass with Intel Inside

Apple is reportedly considering a foray into the wearable glasses market, despite the complete failure of anyone else to build a product people wanted to buy.

The post Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239442-apple-said-considering-wearable-glasses-augmented-reality?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Microsoft rep pans iPad Pro, says Apple's tablet is 'always going to be a companion device'

Article Image Apple’s foray into large-format touchscreen productivity is by its very nature incapable of being the same kind of standalone workhorse as Microsoft’s Surface line, a spokesperson for the Redmond-based company said this week.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4cd11a09/sc/21/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C120Cmicrosoft0Erep0Epans0Eipad0Epro0Esays0Eapples0Etablet0Eis0Ealways0Egoing0Eto0Ebe0Ea0Ecompanion0Edevice/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Everything you need to know about Apple Music

After months of rumor and speculation, Apple on Monday unveiled its first foray into paid music streaming with Apple Music. Featuring access to an extensive iTunes-based catalog, human-curated playlists, Beats 1 radio and Connect social networking for artists, the product promises to be one of Apple’s biggest releases for 2015.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/47211b51/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A60C10A0Ceverything0Eyou0Eneed0Eto0Eknow0Eabout0Eapple0Emusic/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

For better or worse, yesterday proved this is now Tim Cook’s Apple

apple-watch-edition
Apple’s Watch Edition doesn’t just mark the company’s first real foray into luxury goods — it’s a goodbye to some of Steve Job’s old goals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/200854-for-better-or-worse-yesterday-proved-this-is-now-tim-cooks-apple

Powered by WPeMatico

First look: Misfit Bolt, an iOS-connected smart lightbulb

Misfit –?backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley –?announced its first foray into the connected home this week, unveiling the $49 Misfit Bolt iOS-connected smart lightbulb.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/420facaf/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A10C0A60Cfirst0Elook0Emisfit0Ebolt0Ean0Eios0Econnected0Esmart0Elightbulb/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Review: Adobe Ink and Slide

Earlier this year, digital media monolith Adobe introduced its first foray into hardware with Ink and Slide, a stylish stylus and ruler combo with forward-thinking features and a sleek design. AppleInsider was able to take both for a test drive.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/41f69a49/sc/5/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A10C0A30Creview0Eadobe0Eink0Eand0Eslide/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Federal Cloud Adoption Blossoms


The U.S. government’s foray into cloud computing could hardly be called “mature,” but it appears to be moving from infancy to something akin to pre-teen status. Agencies increasingly are embracing the cloud, and the pace of acquisition reflects more comfort with the solution. Several recently launched initiatives affect federal agencies and technology vendors in the cloud acquisition process, for example. U.S. agencies will spend about $3 billion on cloud projects in fiscal 2014, about $800 million more than budget officials had predicted.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80835.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Microsoft rumored to debut platform-agnostic 'smart wristband' in Q4 with focus on fitness

According to a rumor, Microsoft’s expected foray into the burgeoning wearables market will be an activity-minded wristband-style device that works with all major mobile platforms including Windows Phone, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3c1e3653/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A70C0A20Cmicrosoft0Erumored0Eto0Edebut0Eplatform0Eagnostic0Esmart0Ewristband0Ewith0Efocus0Eon0Efitness/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Microsoft scrapped iPad mini competitor late in development process, documents suggest

References to a “Surface Mini” discovered in the user manual for Microsoft’s latest tablet foray suggest that the software giant scrapped or delayed the long-rumored 8-inch variant — which would have gone up against Apple’s iPad mini — at the last minute, opting to put all of their eggs in the larger basket.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3bb6d056/sc/5/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A60C20A0Cmicrosoft0Escrapped0Eipad0Emini0Ecompetitor0Elate0Ein0Edevelopment0Eprocess0Edocuments0Esuggest/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Welcome to the nation of Googlestan, please enjoy your stay

The flag of Googlestan (USA flag with colors changed)
Over the past few years, I’ve spent quite a lot of time discussing Google’s foray into non-search technologies: Wearable computing, robotics, home automation, indefinite life extension, green energy generation — you name it, if it’s a technology that even has the slightest chance of blossoming in the next decade or so, Google is all over it. Most observers have explained away these acquisitions and research efforts as having a tangential connection to Google’s primary product, search, but I would argue that there’s another possibility: Google is gearing up to become its own nation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/178985-welcome-to-the-nation-of-googlestan-please-enjoy-your-stay

Powered by WPeMatico