Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing

While Apple’s retail team is currently remodeling all its stores, the company is also opening brand new stores around the world. Apple is opening a flagship store in Downtown Miami, a new store in a historic building in Cologne and a third store in Nanjing. Last weekend, Apple reopened the 35th remodeled store across 18…

Apple and SAP to Release Tool to Build Business Apps

Apple and German software maker SAP SE will release a tool aimed at helping developers build iPhone apps for big businesses, the two companies said on Monday. The software tool, to be released on March 30, is designed to let developers easily feed data between SAP’s business-oriented software systems and Apple’s consumer-oriented iOS mobile platform….

Apple Downshifts Driverless Vehicle Plans

Apple appears to be shifting its driverless car ambitions into a lower gear. Changes in the company’s automotive strategy have resulted in hundreds of job cuts and the shelving of plans to build a car of its own, Bloomberg reported Monday. “Project Titan” — Apple’s internal name for the automotive initiative — has a new…

Apple just posted its first quarterly sales decline in 13 years

Apple’s results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 are just in, and the company’s reign as a near-invincible titan of Wall Street is, in the words of Nathan Fillion, “certainly coming to a middle.” On the one hand, the company just posted its first year-on-year quarterly decline in 13 years (meaning Q2 2016…

IoT standards set for major shakeout, warns BSI

A standards shakeout is set to take place as Internet of Things (IoT) devices go mainstream, with 100 or more standards currently available or under development being pared down to a more manageable number. That’s according to Peter James, market development manager, governance and resilience, at the British Standards Institution (BSI), speaking today at Computing‘s…