Apple kicked off its "Spring Forward" event with footage from the opening of its new store in West Lake (Hangzhou), China. Cook also took the occasion to announce that Apple now has 21 stores in China, and that 40 will open in the country next year. And traffic is good--last quarter, 120 million customers visited Apple Stores without the world.
When the next season of HBO's Game of Thrones comes out next month, you may be able to watch with without a cable subscription on your Apple TV! In other news, the Apple Watch has already won a major award and it isn't even out yet.
The big news on Thursday was undoubtedly the jury decision in Apple's favor which awards the iPhone maker another $290 million from Samsung over 13 older devices found to have infringed on Cupertino's patents. Combined with the earlier verdict, that puts nearly a billion dollars in Apple's coffers, although it does little to stomp out the Samsung copying machines from firing up more knockoffs down the road. With that victory behind us, let's get on with one last Friday recap ahead of next week's Black Friday!
Apple TV just keeps getting better. On Monday we reported that iTunes Radio and a new "conference room" display had hit the beta for the little black box, but Apple today announced that the existing version now supports popular third party apps such as HBO GO, WatchESPN, along with a couple of other content generators.
As weekends go, the first one in April was relatively quiet for technology news. But fear not: We've managed to bring together a handful of noteworthy stories you might have missed from the last week, even if they didn't all go down on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Ready to begin? We thought you might be, so read on...
No, it's not Game of Thrones Season Three news, so calm down. Although getting HBO Go Airplayed to your Apple TV might be pretty huge news for you, if you're into that kind of thing. These stories and more under the fold, just don't turn your back on Joffrey.
We love when content providers finally get the message and give us the features we want -- nay, need! -- as loyal users of their products. On Tuesday, the big news came with a very tiny update to the existing HBO Go apps, which are finally enabled with AirPlay streaming at long last. Really, it's something that every video streaming app should have now, and users need to keep the pressure on companies to provide it. So what else happened Tuesday? We're glad you asked...
Apple's tiny black media streamer is woefully underpowered when it comes to third-party content providers compared to the likes of Roku, but a new report claims at least one cable heavyweight may be coming to the Apple TV this year.