Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:
To keep up with S6 Edge demand, Samsung will more than double monthly output of curved screens to 5M — Samsung Speeds Up Production of Curved S6 With Demand Soaring — Samsung Electronics Co. began production at a third factory for curved smartphone screens sooner than expected …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google lets you send notes and directions to your Android phone from search on desktop — Android Action Cards in Google Search — Google has a few search cards that let you send some information to an Android phone from your desktop computer. In addition to finding your device …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
The 9 best apps for Apple Watch you can get right now — Apple has the best smartphone ecosystem, the best tablet ecosystem, and as of today, the best smartwatch ecosystem when it comes to apps. But the app story is dramatically different on the Watch in a way that you won’t quite understand until you start to use one.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google Apparently Testing ‘Collections’ For Followable, Curated Content Sets On Google+ — According to a tipster (and a report over at DroidLife), Google is testing a new feature for Google+ that could be big news for the platform. For now, it’s called “Collections,” and it’s being tested for an unspecified release target.
Apple wins appeal in China over patent rights to Siri voice recognition software — Apple wins patent appeal in China — Companies: — RELATED QUOTES — SymbolPriceChange — 130.2179 — +0.5479 — Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL – news) has won an appeal in China over patent rights …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Begins Offering Virtual “Personal Setup” Appointments To New Watch Owners — As a number of early customers will receive their Apple Watch smartwatches today, Apple has also begun to send out email invitations offering “personal setup” appointments that take place via video sessions with an Apple Specialist.
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Starwood Hotels debuts Apple Watch app for keyless entry at over 100 locations — Your Apple Watch can now open your hotel room door at over 100 Starwood Hotels — Starwood Hotels has allowed guests to use their iPhone as their room key since last November, and today announced that guests …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
How crowdsourced hardware maker Quirky brought money-losing inventions to market and ultimately cut a third of its staff — How the invention factory at Quirky almost imagined its way out of business — In February of this year, the staff of the New York startup Quirky gathered …
Apple tests new retail strategy selling Apple Watch on launch day at select fashion boutiques, but not Apple retail stores — Apple Watch Debut Marks a New Retail Strategy for Apple — Don’t expect long lines of gadget-seekers … The Apple Watch goes on sale in stores Friday.
Manuela Mesco / Wall Street Journal:
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica working with Google on cheaper version of Glass to be out soon — Italian Eyewear Maker Luxottica Working on New Version of Google Glass, CEO Says — A new version of Google Glass is in the works and will be out soon, the Chief Executive Officer of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica said Friday.