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2014

Apple updates Safari with enhanced push notification, new security features

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday rolled out an update to its Safari Web Browser for Mac, with new features like enhanced push notification settings coming to users of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Apple seeking damages of $2B in new trial, Samsung says claims are 'gross exaggeration'

Tuesday April 01, 2014

The second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial kicked off on Tuesday, with both parties offering opening statements to the jury, two of whom were excused just one day after being selected.

Apple updates iWork for iOS, OS X and iCloud with enhanced usability, graphics tweaks

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released a series of updates to the iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, including new iOS and OS X app versions, as the company continues to refine its web-based productivity suite.

UN uses Apple's iBeacons to create 'virtual minefield' in new awareness exhibit

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Visitors to New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday will be able to get some idea of what it is like to walk through a minefield thanks to a new iBeacon-powered installation sponsored by the United Nations Mine Action Service.

Apple's iAd creation tools expanded to non-developers, now support videos

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple is working to expand its iAd mobile advertising platform, making the "Workbench" tool for ad creation available to anyone with an Apple ID, and also enabling the ability to run short videos within ads.

Apple in talks for $479M stake in Japanese chipmaker Renesas SP Drivers - report

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple could be on the verge of bringing another important hardware component in-house as the company is reportedly working on a deal to acquire controlling interest in Renesas SP Drivers, a Japanese firm that makes LCD chips for Apple's iPhone.

Like a glove: April Fools efforts from Samsung, HTC & Toshiba all share the same punchline

Tuesday April 01, 2014

With accusations of copying and commoditization already rife within the smartphone and tablet industries, three of the market's biggest names -- Samsung, HTC and Toshiba --all showcased similar glove-themed prank products on Tuesday for April Fools' Day. Hilarity ensued.

Apple's Safari most-used smartphone browser, but apps dominate mobile Web

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Smartphone owners are nearly seven times as likely to choose native apps over mobile Web apps, new data shows. But when mobile users do turn to the Web, a majority use Apple's Safari browser.

Apple's premium-priced Macs 'defy the laws of economics,' but iPhone does not, Needham says

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Mac sales have continued to grow in the face of a recession and declining overall PC market, but Apple's iPhone could not escape shifting trends in the smartphone space, analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham said on Tuesday.

Visionaries of the tech world who foresaw Apple's future

Tuesday April 01, 2014

April first is historically a day to honor brilliant minds who have shared their genius with the world. So many of these have contributed their opinions on Apple over the years that there's not even enough space on the Internet to acknowledge all of their meaty chunks of cerebral output, but here are a few nuggets of wisdom from the tech sector's most elite thinkers.

Apple may use bayonet mounts for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple is investigating the use of bayonet lens mounts -- one of the most common lens attachment mechanisms used in modern photography -- in its iOS device lineup, suggesting the company is mulling interchangeable lens accessories for its iOS device lineup.

Reuters: Production of 'iPhone 6' screens to begin in May, 5.5" model delayed

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple is preparing to ramp up production of displays bound for next-generation iPhones which, according to Reuters, will launch this fall in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch varieties.

Jury selected for second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, Apple's Schiller first to testify

Monday March 31, 2014

After a day-long selection process, the jury for Apple's second California patent trial against Samsung has been decided and proceedings are set to kick off on Tuesday with Apple's first witness: the company's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller.

Apple rolls out TD-LTE iPad Air, Retina iPad mini for China Mobile

Monday March 31, 2014

Apple on Monday announced it has started sales of TD-LTE equipped iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display models in China, specifically granting China Mobile users access to next-generation 4G high-speed mobile Internet.

Apple raises international App Store prices to adjust for exchange rates

Monday March 31, 2014

Apple on Monday notified developers that App Store pricing for five currencies will be changing within the next 24 hours, with the adjustments serving to acclimate the digital store to fluctuating exchange rates.

Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings call scheduled for Apr. 23

Monday March 31, 2014

Apple on Monday announced it will reveal quarterly earnings results for the second fiscal quarter of 2014 on Apr. 23, with the usual question and answer session to follow directly thereafter.

Questionable 'iPhone 6' prototype shows protruding camera, lacks Apple's 'True Tone' flash

Monday March 31, 2014

New snapshots that purport to show a prototype of Apple's so-called "iPhone 6" have emerged from China, though the device pictured bears some bizarre inconsistencies that call its authenticity into question.

Analysis affirms Apple's A7 processor closer to a desktop CPU than regular mobile chip

Monday March 31, 2014

An independent analysis of the microarchitecture behind Apple's latest A7 processor has shown that the company was not overstating when it called the design "desktop class," with the new silicon matching up well against Intel's recent desktop components.

Explicit content slipping through Apple's iTunes Radio profanity filters

Monday March 31, 2014

While Apple's iTunes Radio is set by default to block songs with explicit language from streaming, the current filters are far from perfect, with profane content slipping through the cracks to the surprise of some listeners.

Samsung shifts strategy in second Apple trial, now claims all patents are worth very little

Monday March 31, 2014

Apple's second patent infringement trial against Samsung begins today, outlining a battle that the two sides are waging in very different ways. Apple will be expanding upon its legal strategy outlined in the first trial, while Samsung is starting over with an entirely new tactic aimed at devaluating Apple's inventions so it can continue using them for virtually nothing.