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2014

Apple debuts $50 security lock adapter for redesigned late-2013 Mac Pro

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Apple on Tuesday introduced the first official hardware security adapter specifically designed for the late-2013 Mac Pro, offering owners basic protection against theft and tampering.

Apple's 'Photos' for OS X to come with pro-level image search, editing, plugins, more

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Less than a week after Apple announced plans to ditch both its pro-level Aperture and consumer-minded iPhoto photography tools for OS X, a report on Tuesday offers additional details on the upcoming replacement app, Photos for OS X.

Apple's iMovie for Mac update resolves unexpected crashing problem, improves stability

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update to its OS X version of iMovie, introducing a bug fix that remedies an issue in which some users would see the app unexpectedly crash or quit without warning.

Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c leads in Europe, but platform mix rises with Samsung's Galaxy S5 debut

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Despite seeing release some eight months after the iPhone 5s and 5s, Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 flagship is still behind the Apple handsets in Europe, though the Korean company's flagship is taking away customers in key Euro markets.

Google counters Apple's Beats buy with acquisition of music streaming service Songza

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Continuing its recent spree of acquisitions, Google on Tuesday announced it has purchased curated music streaming service Songza for an undisclosed sum.

Apple's gas-filled speaker design could allow higher fidelity audio playback

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today, describing a design for high fidelity speakers making use of lighter than air gas in mobile speakers.

Apple accused of inducing patent infringement by MLB, ESPN with HTTP Live Streaming tech

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Lawyers for Israeli technology company Emblaze told a federal jury this week that Apple has induced sports leagues and TV networks, including MLB and ESPN, to infringe Emblaze's patents by forcing them to use Apple's allegedly infringing HLS technology for streaming live video to iOS devices.

Apple streamlines transition from browser-based iTunes Preview to iTunes app for Mac & PC

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Consumers who arrive at Apple's iTunes Store via the web-based iTunes Preview service will now notice a much slicker transition from their browser to iTunes, as Apple has done away with the old interstitial page in favor of a new in-place method.

8 new automakers pledge support for Apple's CarPlay, including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mazda & Ram

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Joining last week's announcement that Audi will support the upcoming CarPlay platform, eight more car makers have been listed on Apple's website as "committed partners."

Apple 'overhauling' the backend for its Maps service, hints at 'big plans' to come

Tuesday July 01, 2014

The tools that provide access to Apple's Maps service are being rewritten in a major way, with the company now recruiting software engineers to help with a major rewrite of the Maps application programming interface, AppleInsider has discovered.

Apple's new $199 iPod touch now available in the UK, other countries as global rollout continues

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Consumers throughout Europe, Asia, and South America can now get their hands on Apple's revamped 16-gigabyte iPod touch, as the colorful media player has launched in a number of new countries just five days after its debut in the U.S.

Rumor: Samsung lands orders to trial 14nm Apple 'A9' chips at New York fab

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries are reportedly planning to begin building 14-nanometer mobile chips in small quantities at a New York-based facility in early 2015, which could set the stage for the team to begin building "A9" chips for Apple, according to a new report.

Apple's 'Back to School' promotion goes live with $100 gift cards for Mac purchases, $50 for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday revealed its "Back to School" sales promotion for summer 2014, offering $100 Apple Store Gift Cards for new Mac purchases and $50 Apple Store Gift Cards for iPhones and iPads.

Apple debuts new banners in retail stores, showcases iPhone and iPad through photography

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple Store employees around the world have been installing new light box wall graphics showing a completely different style than the usual product close-ups overlaid atop stark white backgrounds.

Apple reportedly putting together team of speech recognition experts for neural network-powered Siri

Tuesday July 01, 2014

A report on Monday claims Apple is putting together a team of A-list speech recognition researchers, including high-ranking employees from Nuance, to create an in-house Siri engine based on neural networking.

Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad to Windows, Chromebook

Tuesday July 01, 2014

A report over the weekend confirmed the Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to switch up a $1 billion technology in education project, allowing certain high schools in its jurisdiction to choose from six different Windows and Chromebook laptops instead of Apple's iPad.

Apple's in-house ad makers fall short of TBWA\Media Arts Lab, report says

Monday June 30, 2014

According to data from research firm Ace Metrix, Apple's recent string of in-house advertisements don't stack up to those created by longtime go-to agency TBWA\\Media Arts Lab, which dreamed up iconic campaigns like the "Think Different" series.

Apple's fiscal Q3 earnings call scheduled for July 22, first with new CFO Luca Maestri

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday announced its quarterly earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2014 is slated for July 22 and will be the first such event for Luca Maestri since being officially confirmed as the company's new CFO.

Apple rolls out two-step verification for iCloud.com Web apps

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps.

Apple to reportedly kick off 'Back to School' promo on Tuesday with iTunes gift cards

Monday June 30, 2014

According to a report on Monday, Apple will be launching its annual summertime "Back to School" sale campaign tomorrow, with this year's promotion again bringing iTunes gift cards to students buying Macs, iPads and iPhones.