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2014

Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

Friday November 21, 2014

Former Apple designer Susan Kare, who created famously distinct icons for the original Macintosh operating system, is selling through her online shop reproductions of the pirate flag that flew over the Mac team's building in 1983.

Apple's A8 SoC reportedly capable of 4K video output, may pave way for ultra high-resolution Apple TV

Friday November 21, 2014

According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are able to play back 4K video thanks to the powerful A8 system-on-chip, suggesting a future Apple TV model equipped with the same silicon would offer support for ultra high definition programming.

Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad

Friday November 21, 2014

Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.

Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

Friday November 21, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle a class action lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing leveled by 33 states and territories.

Manual iCloud.com photo uploads now available to all Apple users

Friday November 21, 2014

After spending a few weeks in developer-only beta testing, the new iCloud.com photo uploading feature is now available on the Web to all Apple users with iCloud accounts.

Apple officially begins selling automated iAds in bid to boost mobile advertising business

Friday November 21, 2014

Apple and a series of partners officially announced on Friday that the iAd network is now accepting "programmatic" mobile advertisement purchases, in a change that brings Apple in-line with other ad services.

Square plans to begin accepting Apple Pay with new NFC-compatible hardware in 2015

Friday November 21, 2014

Though many viewed them as competitors, Square and Apple Pay will link up in 2015, as the point-of-sale service is working on a new cash register that will accept Apple's NFC-based payment system.

Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

Friday November 21, 2014

In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions.

Apple adds new languages to iWork for iCloud, including Spanish, German, French & Chinese

Friday November 21, 2014

Apple's Web-based iWork suite was updated Friday with new languages for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, expanding international support for the beta iCloud productivity apps.

iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks

Thursday November 20, 2014

Apple is slowly catching up with demand for its popular iPhone 6 two months after the handset launched, with the company's online storefront now showing shipping times pegged at 7 to 10 days for most models, including the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus.

Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

Thursday November 20, 2014

A court filing this week suggests Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute leveled by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major investor, suggesting the end is in sight for this particular lawsuit.

Dropbox says OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update resolves crashing issue, urges download

Thursday November 20, 2014

Following Apple's release of OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite on Monday, Dropbox is sending emails to users confirming that the latest Mac maintenance update solves a rare crashing problem seen with apps integrated with Finder.

Apple issues first OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers for testing [u]

Thursday November 20, 2014

Three days after releasing the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite maintenance update, Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta for its next OS X 10.10.2 update to developers.

Billboard to count streaming music services, digital sales in charts calculations

Thursday November 20, 2014

Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings.

Morgan Stanley raises Apple price target to $126, says investors underestimate Apple Watch

Thursday November 20, 2014

Morgan Stanley joins a number of other investment firms that have raised their price targets on shares of Apple stock this week, reflecting significant gains posted by the company heading into the holiday shopping season and in anticipation of next year's debut of the Apple Watch.

Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount on AirPlay speaker

Thursday November 20, 2014

Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apple's iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome AirPlay-compatible speaker.

Roundup: The best games showcasing Apple's Metal API for iOS 8

Thursday November 20, 2014

The launch of iOS 8 introduced new developer tools dubbed "Metal," allowing for more advanced graphics on both the iPhone and iPad. Here are the best games out now showcasing the power of Metal.

Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance

Thursday November 20, 2014

Apple supplier Corning on Thursday took the wraps off of its next-generation Gorilla Glass 4, which the company says is up to two times harder than competing glasses used in existing smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Strong demand for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus persists, prompts Piper Jaffray to raise Apple price target to $135

Thursday November 20, 2014

Piper Jaffray has been tracking availability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores and continues to see demand outstripping supply, leading the investment firm to raise its price target on AAPL stock on Thursday.

Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

Thursday November 20, 2014

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone maker made an "urgent" request, it was announced on Thursday.