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2014

Apple job postings confirm six new Chinese retail outlets

Monday June 30, 2014

The first phase of Apple's ambitious retail expansion in China appears to be nearing completion, with the company now advertising for available in-store positions in a number of mainland Chinese cities that do not currently boast a first-party outlet.

Apple to update iTunes U on iPad with student class discussions, teacher course creation & management

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday revealed that it will bring a major new update to its education-focused iTunes U app for iPad starting July 8, offering class discussions for students, and giving teachers the ability to create, edit and manage entire courses.

Rumor: Parade of 'iPhone 6' mockups aren't final design, back panel will feature glass like 5s

Monday June 30, 2014

While a glut of alleged "iPhone 6" mockups have suggested there will be lines cut out toward the top and bottom of the back panel on Apple's next handset, a new report claims those are just placeholders for small glass panels that will be included, in a design much like the iPhone 5s.

Apple's 'Parenthood' ad features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps

Sunday June 29, 2014

Apple on Sunday aired a new iPhone commercial focusing on the handset's ability to help parents teach, interact and connect with their children through various apps, some of which include connected smart home solutions.

Apple, Inc. employees pass out free iTunes song cards at San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade

Sunday June 29, 2014

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joined Lisa Jackson, the company's new head of environmental issues, in leading a large group of Apple employes in San Francisco's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride parade today, handing out certificates good for a free iTunes song to onlookers.

Apple heads for home: Why HomeKit may not bring an 'iLight' or 'iLock,' but a new Apple TV

Sunday June 29, 2014

As follows any new announcement from Apple, the world's most secretive consumer electronics company, the days since the the unveiling of HomeKit -- Apple's new "smart home" platform -- have been filled with rumors and speculation about where it might go. AppleInsider now steps back to take a look at the most likely scenario.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" uses advanced imaging tech to imagine an apocalyptic future--with an iPad cameo

Saturday June 28, 2014

In what is certain to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" portrays two parallel societies grappling with fears, violence, betrayal and cross-cultural empathy, with a particularly poignant scene portraying a battered iPad (albeit running iOS 6).

For Apple fans dreaming of sapphire iPhones, Liquidmetal could be a cautionary tale

Saturday June 28, 2014

Apple certainly likes to keep its competition -- and fans --guessing about its next moves, and one of the company's best head-fakes in recent years was an exclusive arrangement for a unique metal alloy dubbed Liquidmetal. News of that deal sparked fantasies of mythical Liquidmetal products built by Apple -- wishful thinking that may now be repeating once again with the company's latest investment in sapphire.

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor

Saturday June 28, 2014

In a live TV segment of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday, co-anchor Simon Hobbs caused a kerfuffle when he inadvertently "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay.

Widespread Verizon Wireless outage affecting payments and new phone sales

Friday June 27, 2014

Verizon Wireless is experiencing a widespread billing service disruption that has been ongoing for nearly two days, leaving would-be customers -- and existing subscribers who want to upgrade -- in the lurch.

Adobe 'committed to helping' Aperture customers migrate to Lightroom after Apple announcement

Friday June 27, 2014

Following Friday's announcement that Apple would discontinue both iPhoto and Aperture in favor of OS X Yosemite's new Photos app, software giant Adobe chimed in to tout its "rich roadmap" for Lightroom -- Aperture's main competitor -- and to reiterate the company's commitment to Apple-based photographers.

Timed with Aperture announcement, Apple updates remaining pro apps: Final Cut, Motion, Compressor & MainStage

Friday June 27, 2014

On the heels of Apple's announcement that it will no longer update its professional photography software Aperture, the company issued a round of updates for many of its remaining pro apps, which the company has said will continue to live on.

Apple will no longer develop Aperture or iPhoto, OS X Yosemite Photos app to serve as replacement

Friday June 27, 2014

Apple on Friday revealed that development on Aperture, its professional-grade photo editing application, has ceased, leaving Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro as its only remaining flagship pro-oriented Mac apps.

Audi announces support for Apple's CarPlay in 2015 models

Friday June 27, 2014

German automaker Audi -- a founding member of Google's Android-based Open Automotive Alliance -- on Thursday announced that it has undertaken "intensive dialog" with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker's CarPlay system into new vehicles beginning in 2015.

Teardown of new $199 16GB iPod touch finds same design & parts as 32GB & 64GB models

Friday June 27, 2014

Apple's refresh of the 16-gigabyte iPod touch this week brings the newly price $199 media player in line with its larger-capacity brethren, including the same internal design and an identical rear facing iSight camera, a teardown of the device has revealed.

Amazon said to be 'increasingly ruthless' in negotiations with UK publishers

Friday June 27, 2014

Hachette is not the only imprint to find itself under Amazon's thumb as the online retailing giant has begun turning the heat up on smaller publishers in the U.K., demanding terms that one publishing executive likened to a "form of assisted suicide for the industry."

Apple continues to improve App Store discoverability with 'Best New Updates' section for games

Friday June 27, 2014

Apple on Thursday unveiled a slight tweak to its iOS App Store by breaking out notable game updates into a new "Best New Updates" section, exposing users to recent refreshes of top-selling titles.

Walmart to permanently cut price of Apple's iPhone 5s to $99, iPhone 5c to $29

Thursday June 26, 2014

In an announcement on Thursday, big-box retailer Walmart said it will be slashing prices on Apple's latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models on Friday ahead of an impending refresh cycle expected this fall.

Apple's hire of former Atlas Wearables software engineer hints at deep 'iWatch' activity tracking capabilities

Thursday June 26, 2014

With 'iWatch' rumors in full swing thanks to Google's recent push into the market, a report on Thursday points to the recent Apple hire of Alex Hsieh, former lead engineer at sports training-oriented fitness device startup Atlas Wearables.

Apple Inc., ARM & Qualcomm aggressively poaching IBM's chip designers

Thursday June 26, 2014

As IBM secretly mulls plans to sell off its increasing outdated processor chip fabs in New York and Vermont, a new wave of mobile chip developers--led by Apple, ARM and Qualcomm--are hiring away many of the top chip designers of the once leading firm.