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2014

Skype for Mac 7.0 launches with new mobile-inspired look, 64-bit support, improved chat & file sharing

Thursday October 09, 2014

Microsoft on Thursday launched a redesigned version 7.0 of its popular Skype chat application for Mac OS X, making it a 64-bit application, introducing a new file transfer presentation with inline images, and much more.

'Final' will allow iPhone users to easily create a new credit card number for each retailer

Thursday October 09, 2014

Focused on security and convenience, the newly announced "Final" creates a unique credit card number for each retailer a customer does business with, and allows users to easily generate a new number using either their iPhone or a traditional, physical card.

Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced asks bankruptcy court to keep confidential documents secret

Thursday October 09, 2014

As it makes its way through the bankruptcy process, GT Advanced Technologies is hoping to keep as much of the proceedings out of the public eye as it can, asking the court for a private hearing, and also to keep confidential documents sealed.

Philips TVs bundled with Apple TV launch in India as part of alleged partnership [u]

Thursday October 09, 2014

Philips on Thursday announced a new lineup of television sets for India that are reportedly bundled with Apple TV set-top boxes in an apparent "partnership" that, if in fact authorized by Apple, would be the first time ever for such a promotion [updated].

Carl Icahn says Apple should buy more of its 'dramatically undervalued' stock, reveals valuation of $203

Thursday October 09, 2014

Activist investor Carl Icahn published an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday, revealing that he thinks shares of the company are "dramatically undervalued," presenting it with an opportunity to buy back even more of its own shares at a tremendous discount via a tender offer.

IDC miscounts Macs again, awards Apple fifth place in global PC sales one year too late

Thursday October 09, 2014

IDC doesn't like counting iPads among its global PC figures, but it doesn't seem to like counting Macs either, given its back-to-back quarterly undercounting of Apple's computer sales.

Production of Apple's larger iPad reportedly delayed as suppliers focus on iPhone 6

Thursday October 09, 2014

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad has been delayed due to overwhelming demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning the large tablet may not see launch until mid-2015.

Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing

Thursday October 09, 2014

For a major mobile payment platform on the verge of launch, not much is known about the nuts and bolts behind Apple Pay. A new patent application discovered on Thursday, however, offers a detailed look at how NFC, secure enclaves and software come together to make safe transactions a reality.

Apple named world's most valuable brand for second straight year

Thursday October 09, 2014

One year after taking the top spot away from Coca-Cola, Apple on Thursday was once again ranked as the world's best brand according to Interbrand's "Best Global Brands" report for 2014.

Apple reminds iCloud users of new app-specific password requirements

Thursday October 09, 2014

Apple on Wednesday sent out emails reminding iCloud users that a new security protocol requiring app-specific passwords for third-party software is scheduled to go live tomorrow.

Hidden graphical assets in iOS 8.1 beta 2 hint at 'Retina HD' iPads

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Continuing his analysis of Apple's most recent iOS 8.1 beta 2, developer Hamza Sood on Wednesday discovered frameworks containing graphical assets labeled "3x~ipad," suggesting the company is preparing to update its tablet lineup with high-resolution "Retina HD" displays.

Apple seeds new OS X Server 4.0 preview for testing ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Apple on Wednesday released to developers a new version of OS X Server 4.0 carrying improvements to previously announced features, including SMB3 file sharing and new management options for devices running iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Apple responds to Silicon Valley gender gap, sends recruiters to 'Women in Computing' conference

Wednesday October 08, 2014

In a bid to even the Silicon Valley gender gap, Apple, along with other big-name tech companies, sent "hundreds" of employees to recruit students attending this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference.

Apple tried to help GT Advanced qualify for final $139M payment, report says

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Prior to GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing earlier this week, Apple reportedly attempted to assist the firm in meeting certain technical milestones that would allow continued payment as part of a conditional $578 million deal.

Surging Mac sales put Apple among top five global PC vendors for first time, IDC says

Wednesday October 08, 2014

The Macintosh may have posted its strongest worldwide market share yet last quarter, according to the latest estimates from IDC, which place Apple among the top five global PC vendors for the first time.

Carl Icahn teases 'interesting' open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Investor and activist Carl Icahn, who previously had a public battle with Apple over its cash hoard, has revealed he will be sending another open letter to Chief Executive Tim Cook on Thursday, and indicated he believes the note "will be interesting."

Google adds iOS News & Weather app, SwiftKey boosts performance, PDF Expert 5 supports iPhone 6

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Google has added to its extensive collection of iOS apps with a new News & Weather offering, while third-party keyboard maker SwiftKey addressed performance issues in a new release and PDF Expert 5 added support for the iPhone 6 series and iOS 8.

Apple sends out invitations for Oct. 16 iPad event: 'It's been way too long'

Wednesday October 08, 2014

As it has done in years past, Apple will again hold a media event this month, as the company officially invited members of the press on Wednesday to an Oct. 16 presentation with the tagline "It's been way too long."

Apple calls GT Advanced bankruptcy 'surprising,' company committed to preserving jobs in Arizona

Wednesday October 08, 2014

In a rare public statement regarding a partner, Apple on Wednesday admitted it was surprised by sapphire maker GT Advanced Technology's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, but said it hopes to keep jobs in Arizona.

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Wednesday October 08, 2014

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