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2014

Samsung 'puzzled' as South Korean carriers upstage Galaxy S5 launch with early sales

Thursday March 27, 2014

Apple's chief rival Samsung had big plans for the debut of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone on April 11, but carriers in its native country of South Korea have opted to upstage that launch date by releasing the new handset early.

Apple exploring new iPad Smart Case with integrated multitouch keyboard

Thursday March 27, 2014

iPad owners might soon have a new, more compact option when choosing a keyboard to pair with their tablet as Apple is contemplating a redesigned iPad Smart Case with an integrated, multitouch keyboard.

iPhone IP Wars: Nokia vs Apple vs HTC, Motorola & Samsung

Thursday March 27, 2014

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. Three years later a global patent war erupted. Who's to blame?

Apple tips hand on sapphire displays with patent for oleophobic coatings

Thursday March 27, 2014

While Apple remains coy about plans to incorporate sapphire into its product lineup, a new patent application published on Thursday suggests the company is at the least experimenting with the hard material for use in touch-capable displays.

Apple's 'transparent texting' tech lets iPhone users safely message while moving

Thursday March 27, 2014

Apple is looking into technology that offers users an easier, safer, way to text and walk by making an iPhone's screen "transparent" during messaging operations through the clever use of live video.

Microsoft rumored to debut Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office for iPad on Thursday

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Many expect Microsoft to launch Office for iPad on Thursday, but fresh rumors say the company may also make a play for mass device management with a cross-platform Enterprise Mobility Suite, a competitor to Apple's recently released Deployment Programs initiative.

New photos of Apple's sapphire plant show build progressing as rumors point to project expansion

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Fresh photos of Apple's Mesa, Ariz., sapphire plant, built in partnership with GT Advanced Technologies, show construction of external fixtures is progressing as planned, while a new rumor claims the site may be expanded to a neighboring building.

Twitter adds photo tagging feature, bumps attached photo limit to four per tweet

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Twitter on Wednesday announced two new additions to its ubiquitous microblogging platform, including a photo tagging feature and a loosening of the per-tweet picture cap.

Oculus co-founder defends sale of company amidst backlash, says Facebook a better home than Apple

Wednesday March 26, 2014

After word broke that virtual reality pioneer Oculus will be bought by Facebook for $2 billion, enthusiasts responded negatively, questioning the merits of the deal and future of the Rift headset. That led the co-founder of Oculus to take to the Internet to defend the sale, in which he argued Facebook is a better landing spot for the company than Apple or Microsoft.

iPhone games hit the big-time & find new success with their own TV commercials

Wednesday March 26, 2014

With mobile games now an established part of the mainstream, publishers have begun promoting their titles with high-profile television commercials, resulting in measurable gains among the number of active iPhone players.

Drobo adds enhanced support for Apple's Time Machine in new storage system

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Popular bring-your-own-drive external storage company Drobo announced an update its flagship 4-bay unit Wednesday, making it faster and easier for Mac users to back up to the device using Time Machine.

New $8-per-month 'NYT Now' subscription will debut first on Apple's iPhone

Wednesday March 26, 2014

The New York Times announced on Wednesday that it will expand its digital subscription offerings in the coming months, starting with a "core" package dubbed "NYT Now" targeted at light readers, and it will debut exclusively on Apple's iPhone on April 2.

Apple once again rumored to launch MacBook Air with Retina display this year

Wednesday March 26, 2014

The latest supply chain rumors add to claims that Apple is planning to launch a new MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display later this year, bringing the same pixel-packing power already found in the company's MacBook Pro lineup.

Apple updates iTunes Movie Trailers app with notifications, Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Apple on Tuesday brought a few useful additions to its iTunes Movie Trailers app, including a new notification system for shows to be released in theaters or the iTunes Store and in-app critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.

BlackBerry sues exec to stay after being poached by Apple

Tuesday March 25, 2014

A Canadian court ruling issued on Tuesday reveals BlackBerry is holding an employment contract over SVP of Software Sebastien Marineau-Mes' head, blocking his departure from the flailing company after being hired away by Apple last year.

Apple software engineer details development of original iPhone

Tuesday March 25, 2014

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday, Apple senior software engineer Greg Christie offers a detailed look at the development process that culminated in the first iPhone.

Apple's emoji characters may soon show more ethnic diversity, report says

Tuesday March 25, 2014

According to a report released on Tuesday, Apple is planning to update the emoji characters used in iOS and OS X soft keyboards with a new, more diverse selection of characters.

Facebook to acquire virtual reality firm Oculus VR for $2B in cash and stock

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Social media monolith Facebook is said to prepping another huge acquisition, this time setting its sights on Oculus VR, the virtual reality hardware and software firm responsible for the Oculus Rift.

Apple brings on Delta exec for online sales as Chomp cofounder to depart

Tuesday March 25, 2014

In the fluid world of tech hires, two changes were recently recorded to Apple's roster as the company hired ex-Delta Airlines VP Bob Kupbens to bolster online sales, while Chomp cofounder Cathy Edwards is scheduled to depart in April.

Google Glass partners with maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley for more stylish headwear

Tuesday March 25, 2014

While the developer preview of Glass has established the heads-up display as advanced technology, it's also earned Google's headwear a reputation for being unfashionable --something the company hopes to address with a new partnership with the Luxottica Group.