Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones in a bid to retake innovation crown

Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.

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New apps aim to make students more productive in new school year

Students eager to keep on top of classes, assignments and extra-curricular activities can turn to new apps to keep them organized as the new school year ramps up.

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Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Bloomberg

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday.

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Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch

A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year.

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California-based e-commerce startup Wanderful Media raises $14.5M in funding

Los Gatos, US-based e-commerce startup Wanderful Media raised $14.5 million in its fourth funding round from different media companies to launch a mobile app called Find & Save that aggregates local sales deals.

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Liberty Media sells stake in Barnes & Noble

Liberty Media announced selling a controlling stake in Barnes & Noble without disclosing the price and the potential bidders for the transaction, said a Reuters report.

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Dropbox to shutdown German reading app Readmill after $8M acqui-hire deal

Berlin, Germany-based social reading app Readmill confirmed that San Francisco, US-based cloud storage giant Dropbox acqui-hired it for $8 million in combined stock and cash, with plans to shut it down later.

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NZ point-of-sale startup Vend pockets $20M in funding for international expansion

Auckland, New Zealand-based point-of-sale software provider Vend pocketed $20 million in a funding round led by Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital to expand to North America and Europe.

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Apple to release improved Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature

California, US-based electronics giant Apple is currently working on a software update that will improve the fingerprint recognition ability of its Touch ID system, based on a report by AppleInsider citing a source familiar with the situation.

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Chicago's Savor introduces personalized deals aggregator with coupon catalog

Chicago, US-based firm Savor is putting together an online deals aggregator app for iPad that personalizes coupons according to the user's likes interest and organizes offers into catalogs for easier browsing.

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NYC's Flyby becomes first messaging app to use Google's image recognition technology

New York City, US-based messaging app Flyby becomes the first consumer-facing app to use the image recognition technology in Google's 3D mapping project called Project Tango to let users attach text and video messages to objects in the real world.

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New Mexico student startup ByteWare launches iPad gaming app

New Mexico, US-based app design and development startup ByteWare Apps launched Superflat, its first iPad gaming app, which is a supplement to the construction-based computer game Minecraft.

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San Francisco's FarFaria raises $3.25M in Series A funding for children's iPad book service

San Francisco, US-based reading app FarFaria raised $3.25 million in a Series A funding round led by Inventus Capital Partners to launch a children's subscription book service for the iPad.

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Paper CEO wants Facebook to change news app name

Georg Petschnigg, Chief Executive Officer of creativity tool Paper, wants Facebook to change the name of the new mobile news app that it launched last week, which is also called Paper.

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Sheet music app Tonara rolls out interactive score synchronization to help musicians and stage techs

Tonara, an interactive sheet music app has rolled out a new score synchronization feature for the iPad. The new score synchronization feature allows musicians to review their practice sessions and in the future, power stage management functions as well.

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