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Apple just dropped a big clue about a major new product coming in June (APPL) – Silicon Alley

Apple on Tuesday announced that its annual developer conference, WWDC, would take place...

Apple on Tuesday announced that its annual developer conference, WWDC, would take place June 8-12. The artwork for the announcement suggests Apple will be releasing a major overhaul to Apple TV. "I usually don't play the 'let's read into the design of the Apple event announcement' game, but damned if the center of this doesn't look like an Apple TV," Apple writer John Gruber says. "And the slogan — 'The Epicenter of Change' — would fit with an expanded HomeKit role for Apple TV." Here's a look at the logo for the event; note the rounded square in the middle: And here is an Apple TV, which has the exact same shape. Apple CEO Tim Cook for years has spoken about his interest in TV. In September, here's what Cook said in an interview with Charlie Rose: Cook: A TV is one [product] that we continue to have great interest in. Rose: [laughs] Cook: I choose my words carefully there. TV is one of those things that, if we're really honest, it's stuck back in the '70s...

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Le Nexus Player est disponible à 99 euros ! – Journal du Geek

Déjà disponible aux US depuis un petit moment, le Nexus Player est officiellement...

Déjà disponible aux US depuis un petit moment, le Nexus Player est officiellement disponible en France sur le Play Store pour 99 euros. Le Nexus Player est une petite boite...

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14 avril 2015
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Les iPhone restent les mobiles les plus achetés aux Etats-Unis – Les Mobiles

En janvier dernier, l’institut d’étude ComScore annonçait qu’Apple était devenu la première marque...

En janvier dernier, l’institut d’étude ComScore annonçait qu’Apple était devenu la première marque de smartphone sur le parc installé de smartphones aux États-Unis, devant Samsung. Certainement l’effet conjugué du recul du Coréen et des excellentes performances de l’iPhone 6 et 6 Plus. Une situation qui perdure trois mois plus tard...

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Samsung will not release flexible tablet products in 2015, says report – Digitimes

Samsung Electronics is expected to hold off from releasing flexible tablet products sized...

Samsung Electronics is expected to hold off from releasing flexible tablet products sized 7-inch and above in 2015 and instead will focus its efforts on flexible smartphone units, according to a new report from Korea-based inews24...

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[SidO] Le problème d’adhésion aux objets connectés est lié à la pauvreté des expériences proposées – Atelier BNP

A l'occasion du SidO, Alain Dufossé revient sur la prise en compte des...

A l'occasion du SidO, Alain Dufossé revient sur la prise en compte des objets connectés par les grands groupes "traditionnels" et la vision de Pernod/Ricard sur leur avenir par rapport au consommateur.

Entretien d'Alain Dufossé, innovation leader du BIG, cellule d'innovation de rupture du groupe Pernod/Ricard, rencontré à l'occasion de sa participation à une conférence du SidO, événement consacré aux objets connectés...

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This is the biggest reason you’ll want to buy an Apple Watch (AAPL) – Silicon Alley

The first reviews for the Apple Watch arrived Wednesday morning. Though there's room...

The first reviews for the Apple Watch arrived Wednesday morning. Though there's room for improvement, the verdicts are overwhelmingly positive, with critics praising the watch's exterior beauty and clever functionality. But if you're still scouring Apple's website and these early reviews looking for the main selling point, this is probably it. Farhad Manjoo nailed it in his review for The New York Times: By notifying me of digital events as soon as they happened, and letting me act on them instantly, without having to fumble for my phone, the Watch become something like a natural extension of my body — a direct link, in a way that I’ve never felt before, from the digital world to my brain. The effect was so powerful that people who’ve previously commented on my addiction to my smartphone started noticing a change in my behavior; my wife told me that I seemed to be getting lost in my phone less than in the past. She found that a blessing...

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Le Tim Cook 3.0 se dévoile – MacBidouille.com

Si un jour quelqu'un écrit une biographie de Tim Cook, il pourra définir...

Si un jour quelqu'un écrit une biographie de Tim Cook, il pourra définir sa progression en trois étapes:
La premier Tim Cook est celui qu'Apple a engagé pour mettre fin à ses problèmes insondables de logistique. Il a dans ce domaine fait des miracles et a été tellement efficace que Steve Jobs en a fait son bras droit et surtout son successeur après lui avoir donné un rôle intérimaire.
Le second est celui qui a eu la très lourde tâche de prendre définitivement la relève de Steve Jobs, un rôle ingrat que de passer après une légende. Il a assuré ce rôle pendant plus d'un an avec un discrétion absolue, gérant la succession et le devenir de la société presque exclusivement dans l'ombre, ses apparitions étant rares, et courtes.
Le troisième est celui que l'on découvre depuis l'annonce de l'Apple Watch...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge : le pari osé de l’écran incurvé – Metro

TEST - Avec ce modèle très haut de gamme, Samsung veut reprendre la...

TEST - Avec ce modèle très haut de gamme, Samsung veut reprendre la main sur le haut de gamme. Avec...

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30 mars 2015 à 18h54 | So_amazing
27 mars 2015
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BlackBerry reports fourth-quarter profit; sales miss – Reuters – Tech

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday, offering signs...

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday, offering signs its turnaround efforts may be beginning to gain traction, but a larger-than-expected drop in revenue worried investors...

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Tim Cook described in 2 words how Apple has demoted Android into a marketing on-ramp for the iPhone (AAPL, GOOG) – Silicon Alley

Back in January of this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts something...

Back in January of this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts something that didn't make a lot of news at the time but in hindsight is turning out to be incredibly important if you want to understand why the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are decimating the competition. According to a transcript, Cook said: We had the highest number of customers new to iPhone last quarter than in any other prior launch; and also that the current iPhone lineup experienced the highest Android-switcher rate in any of the last three launches, in any of the three previous years. The two key words there are "Android switcher." Now a note to investors from Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha and his team, coupled with another recent note from Cowen & Co., have provided more evidence that Apple has gone beyond its previous strategy of merely creaming off the high-end buyers and leaving the rest of the market alone. Rather, Google's Android system now appears to be functioning as a marketing on-ramp for iPhone...

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Why the iPad business is cratering, in one chart (AAPL) – Silicon Alley

Just about everything is going well for Apple right now. The iPhone business...

Just about everything is going well for Apple right now. The iPhone business is booming for Apple, Mac sales are strong, and people are getting excited about the Apple Watch. The stock is up. Apple is getting a new, glowing story in the press on a weekly basis.  There's only one thing that's not so hot for Apple, and nobody really talks about it — the iPad. iPad sales have been contracting every quarter, and nobody seems to know why. Since iPhone sales are on fire, it doesn't matter. But, the iPad was supposed to be the next major leg of the stool for Apple. There was even talk it could be bigger than the iPhone eventually. Nobody says that anymore. So, what's going on? Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha has a pretty straightforward theory: The large smartphones (phablets) are killing the iPad. Why buy a tablet when you could have a big smartphone, which is pretty much the same thing as a tablet? Here's a chart from Garcha to prove his point...

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Steve Jobs didn’t care if people thought he was an asshole. Why should we? – The Verge

In the final chapter of the new biography Becoming Steve Jobs, authors Brent Schlender...

In the final chapter of the new biography Becoming Steve Jobs, authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli recount a time when the legendary Apple founder had to cancel an important meeting. Jobs confessed he was grappling with illness, but hadn't revealed it publicly yet. So he decided to give a perfectly logical excuse: "With a mordant giggle, he said, ‘Just tell them I'm being an asshole. That's what they'll probably be thinking anyway, so why not just say it...

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19 mars 2015
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Branson says Virgin working on electric cars: Bloomberg TV – Reuters – Tech

DETROIT (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Group may take on Tesla...

DETROIT (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Group may take on Tesla Motors Inc and other companies in developing electric cars, Bloomberg reported on Thursday...

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Analysts predict Apple’s plan to blow up TV could generate $4 billion per year (AAPL) – Silicon Alley

If reports that Apple is planning to launch its own TV subscription service...

If reports that Apple is planning to launch its own TV subscription service prove correct, the company could stand to generate $4 billion in annual service revenue, according to a Baird Equity Research note released Wednesday. Apple is said to be working on a TV subscription service that will cost between $20 and $40 per month and includes "about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS, and Fox," according to The Wall Street Journal. The Baird Equity Research note calculates that if Apple can capture 10% of the U.S. broadband households, Apple "could generate $4 billion of annual service revenue, though we suspect the penetration could go much higher, with a significant global opportunity as well." While 46% of consumers surveyed by Baird are looking to cut "or shave" their cable cord, far fewer — 15% — have actually made any move to ditch their cable subscription service. An Apple TV subscription service "could be the straw that breaks the camel's back," ...

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Google: Here’s what we did wrong with Google Glass – Mashable

AUSTIN, Texas — As everybody knows, Google made some mistakes with Google Glass....

AUSTIN, Texas — As everybody knows, Google made some mistakes with Google Glass. Now the man who led the project has come out and said exactly where he believes the company went wrong.
"We made one really great decision, and one not so great," explained Astro Teller, the head of Google X division where Glass was conceived and managed, to a packed ballroom at SXSW Interactive. "The great decision was to do the Explorer program.
"The thing that we did not do well is that we allowed, and sometimes even encouraged, too much attention to the program."...

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Dyson has a plan to double your smartphone’s battery life – Silicon Alley

Dyson, the British vacuum cleaner company that does £6 billion-plus in annual revenue,...

Dyson, the British vacuum cleaner company that does £6 billion-plus in annual revenue, is investing £10 million in a new type of battery that could double smartphone battery life, MIT Technology Review reports. The technology has been developed by a startup called Sakti3, an off-shoot from the University of Michigan. MIT Technology Review explains that its lithium-ion battery uses new materials and has moved on from a conventional liquid electrolyte around today. The new batteries rely on "solid-state" technology, which can store twice as much energy as today's batteries and could be used in smartphones, tablets, cars, and even devices such as solar panels and wind turbines. Solid-state batteries work with solid lithium electrodes (electrical nonmetallic conductors), rather than the mix of liquid chemicals currently used in most phone batteries. The technology is safer, and cheaper to manufacture, too.  People can be strangely passionate about battery life...

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The history of the iPod shows exactly why the Apple Watch will be huge despite what critics think (AAPL) – Silicon Alley

There are real questions about whether anyone actually needs the Apple Watch. It's...

There are real questions about whether anyone actually needs the Apple Watch. It's expensive. It doesn't do much more than your phone can do. And you need to carry your phone while wearing the watch, too. So reasonable people are wondering just how big this product might be, and whether it might flop. Those people need to consult the history of the iPod, because that shows exactly why Apple Watch will be massive for Apple.  No one cares about the iPod anymore. You can use iTunes on your iPhone, so no one buys new iPods. But the iPod is arguably the most interesting product Apple launched after its Mac computers, even more interesting than the iPhone. When Apple cofounder Steve Jobs launched the first iPod in 2001, it taught the company — and the world — that you could squash a pretty decent computer into the palm of your hand. The gadget could be improved, take on more functions, and become more powerful. There have been a couple of dozen iPod versions so far...

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Un show de Muse à la fin de la keynote « Spring Forward » ? – Mac4Ever

Après Elvis Costello et U2, le groupe Muse sera t-il invité à faire...

Après Elvis Costello et U2, le groupe Muse sera t-il invité à faire le show pendant la prochaine keynote d'Apple ? Les spéculations vont bon train actuellement sur les forums des fans du groupe, après un tweet de Matthew Bellamy, le leader du trio rock, où ce dernier précise qu'il a passé la soirée avec le DJ Zane Low, nouvelle recrue de la firme d...

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Voici à quoi les smartphones du Projet Ara pourraient ressembler ! – Gizmodo

Depuis que l’on parle de ce smartphone totalement modulaire, le Projet Ara de...

Depuis que l’on parle de ce smartphone totalement modulaire, le Projet Ara de Google, il était temps que l’on voie à quoi il pourrait ressembler une fois en vente chez nos revendeurs spécialisés. Aujourd’hui, les photos d’un fabriquant de téléphones d’entrée de gamme nous donnent un premier indice. Google nous a déjà fait part de ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 sacrificed what it does best in its war with Apple – The Guardian – IT

Pursuit of premium design and slender profile have come at the cost of...

Pursuit of premium design and slender profile have come at the cost of losing what made the company’s smartphones interesting and different The announcement of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones has caused quite a stir, with a new design, interesting features, and a stripped back approach – but the company has lost what made its phones different in its war with Apple.Samsung has been the dominant player in the smartphone market since it took the top spot in global smartphone shipments from Apple in 2011. The phone to help it do that was the Galaxy S2, Samsung’s first hit, which succeeded because it was both different and capable.Samsung’s use of metal and glass addresses shortcomings of last year's all-plastic Galaxy S5 – good move. pic.twitter.com/PjKPHayM0kNo removable battery, no external sd slot no thank you.Without the ability to change the battery, the Galaxy loses the main point of having it. As to the astonished people who can't con...

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OS : Windows XP ne cède toujours pas face à Windows 8 – ZDNet – Business et Solutions IT

Au niveau mondial, Windows XP reste stable depuis plusieurs mois quand Windows 8.x...

Au niveau mondial, Windows XP reste stable depuis plusieurs mois quand Windows 8.x progresse très lentement. En France, la tendance est bien différente et Windows 8.1 suscite une réelle adoption...

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Apple is hosting an event March 9, likely for the Apple Watch (AAPL) – Silicon Alley

Apple is hosting a media event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center...

Apple is hosting a media event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. This event will likely go over the final features, pricing, and other details for the Apple Watch, which will launch in April. (We don't have a specific launch date yet.) How do we know this will be about the Apple Watch? Besides the "Spring Forward" pun in the invitation (see below), Apple still needs to go over a lot of details about how the device will work.  When Apple first introduced the Apple Watch last September, it only gave us a high-level look at what it'll be able to do. We still don't know specifics like battery life, pricing for the high-end models, and how you'll control the watch with your iPhone. Here's the invitation sent to the press: Business Insider will be at the event covering the news live as it happens. The fun starts March 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.SEE ALSO: The most exciting things you'll be able to do with the Apple Watch Join ...

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Myth Busting Artificial Intelligence – Wired

We’ve all been seeing hype and excitement around artificial intelligence, big data, machine...

We’ve all been seeing hype and excitement around artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning and deep learning. There’s also a lot of confusion about what they really mean and what’s actually possible today. These terms are used arbitrarily and sometimes interchangeably, which further perpetuates confusion. So, let’s break down these terms and offer some perspective. […] The post Myth Busting Artificial Intelligence appeared first on WIRED...

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Finalement, l’Apple Watch conserverait toutes les fonctions annoncées – Mac4Ever

Alors que les rumeurs ont galopé ces derniers jours à propos de l'Apple...

Alors que les rumeurs ont galopé ces derniers jours à propos de l'Apple Watch, annonçant le retrait de certaines fonctions relatives au suivi de la santé, et plus précisément de mesures en rapport avec le rythme cardiaque, le blogueur John Gruber a rapidement balayé d'un revers de la main toutes ces suppositions."C'est ridicule. Rien n'a changé à p...

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Apple could receive up to 20 years in tax breaks for solar-powered Arizona data center – Apple Insider

Apple's forthcoming "global command center" for its online operations in Mesa, Ariz., could...

Apple's forthcoming "global command center" for its online operations in Mesa, Ariz., could be the beneficiary of up to 20 years' worth of tax breaks, thanks to new rules proposed by the state legislature...

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Sony opens pre-orders for its $840 Google Glass alternative – The Verge

Google might have shelved its Glass project for now, but its rapid about-face...

Google might have shelved its Glass project for now, but its rapid about-face doesn't mean that its peers have given up on their own augmented reality goggle projects. Sony today made a developer version of its Google Glass-esque SmartEyeglass available for pre-order, before it goes on sale in the US, the UK, and Germany on March 10th...

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Automobile : Apple a des ambitions « au-delà de Carplay » – IGeneration

Apple recrute activement dans l’industrie automobile pour mettre sur pied un nouveau « laboratoire...

Apple recrute activement dans l’industrie automobile pour mettre sur pied un nouveau « laboratoire de recherche top-secret », affirme le Financial Times. « Des douzaines de salariés, dirigés par des cadres expérimentés de la division iPhone » travaillent « dans un lieu tenu secret à l’écart du campus de la firme de Cupertino. » Parmi eux, de nombreux designers recrutés par Jony Ive lui-même, qui multiplie les rendez-vous avec « des dirigeants de l’industrie automobile. » Mais aussi des ingénieurs, à commencer par Johann Jungwirth, qui dirigeait la branche R&D de la filiale américaine de Mercedes-Benz il y a encore six mois. Apple voudrait-elle s’attaquer à l’industrie automobile, comme le laissent à penser certaines conjectures hasardeuses et certaines sources anonymes ...

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Apple increases size limit of App Store downloads to 4GB – Apple Insider

Apple on Thursday announced that the size limit of application packages submitted through...

Apple on Thursday announced that the size limit of application packages submitted through iTunes Connect can now be as large as 4 gigabytes, doubling the previous 2-gigabyte restriction...

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Almost No One Is Buying Android Wear Watches – Daring Fireball

Rolfe Winkler, writing for the WSJ’s Digits: It’s been a slow start for...

Rolfe Winkler, writing for the WSJ’s Digits:

It’s been a slow start for Google’s smartwatches. Research firm
Canalys says just 720,000 smartwatches powered by Android Wear,
Google’s operating system for wearable devices, shipped in the
last six months of 2014.

Shocker.

By comparison, Apple sold roughly 114 million iPhones over the
same period. That means Apple sold almost as many iPhones each day
as makers of Android smartwaches sold over the six months.

Interesting for perspective, but not exactly a fair comparison. Let’s see how the Apple Watch does...

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Tim Cook demolishes anyone who thinks Apple is about to get smoked by Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi (AAPL, GOOG) – Silicon Alley

Apple is on top of the world. iPhone sales are through the roof,...

Apple is on top of the world. iPhone sales are through the roof, so profits are soaring, and Android is faltering ever so slightly.  And yet, many people still see Apple as vulnerable. Much of Apple's future growth depends on iPhone sales in countries like China and India, where Apple's phones cost almost as much as a month's salary for workers. In China, in particular, some people think Apple will ultimately be flattened by Xiaomi, a young smartphone company that's on fire.  Speaking today at a Goldman Sachs technology conference, CEO Tim Cook said he's doesn't worry about Xiaomi any more than he worries about any other major competitor.  Cook said, "We’ve always had stiff competition. We always will have stiff competition, this will make us better." Xiaomi is only four years old, but it's already the biggest smartphone seller in China. That's vaulted it to a $45 billion valuation from private investors, making it the most valuable startup in the world...

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