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2014

Apple invention helps iPhone users find their parked car despite poor cell, GPS reception

Thursday August 21, 2014

A pair of Apple patent applications discovered on Thursday describe a system that automatically determines when and where a user parks their car, and later directs them back to the vehicle without requiring a data connection or GPS signal.

Purported 'iPad Air 2' flex cables revealed in new photos

Thursday August 21, 2014

In what could be the first images of internal components destined for Apple's iPad Air refresh, fresh photos out of the Far East reportedly show a batch of flex cables including easily recognizable antennas for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Walmart discounts 16GB iPhone 5c to 97 cents, 16GB iPhone 5s to $79 for 90 days

Thursday August 21, 2014

Walmart on Wednesday announced an aggressive 90-day iPhone sale that shaves $20 off Apple's 16GB iPhone 5s and about $28 off the 16GB iPhone 5c, bringing the latter model's up-front cost down to less than a dollar.

Judge denies Apple bid to recover attorneys' fees from Samsung, releases $2.6M bond related to Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban

Wednesday August 20, 2014

U.S. district Judge Lucy Koh handed down two orders on Wednesday dealing with the first Apple v. Samsung California court trial, one denying Apple's motion to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung and another releasing a $2.6 million bond posted to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Apple releases Safari 7.1 and 6.2, OS X Server 3.2 betas to developers

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Apple on Wednesday seeded the latest Safari 7.1 and 6.2 beta 3 builds and OS X Server 3.2 to developers, asking testers to focus on AutoFill, Smart Search and extensions, among other new features.

First photos of purported 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' rear shell compare part to 4.7-inch model

Wednesday August 20, 2014

A batch of photos out of Asia on Wednesday supposedly reveal a rear shell bound for Apple's "iPhone 6" and show a direct comparison between another alleged handset part.

Best Buy slashes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi, 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models in one-day sale

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Ahead of an expected refresh of Apple's iPad lineup, Best Buy on Wednesday announced a special one-day-only sale that takes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi models and the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular, bringing the cost of entry down to $425.

Rumor: Apple to bump 'iPad Air 2' RAM to 2GB, keep second-gen Retina iPad mini at 1GB

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Buyers of Apple's next-generation 9.7-inch iPad will have more RAM to play with, according to a Wednesday report from the Republic of China, as the company is said to be preparing to offer the forthcoming revision of its popular tablet with two gigabytes of onboard RAM.

Uber adds API access, affiliate program for apps on Apple's iPhone

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Car-calling service Uber on Wednesday unveiled new API and affiliate programs that allow developers to integrate Uber services -- including destination finding, pickup times, fare estimates, and trip history -- into their own apps and earn Uber credits.

NFL Now channel arrives on Apple TV with highlights & original series

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Nearly two weeks after first appearing in app form on the iPhone and iPad, the National Football League's new NFL Now digital content network has made its way to Apple's set-top streamer with news, highlights, and archival footage.

Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung for latest iPad-competing Nook tablet

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Though Barnes & Noble no longer makes its own tablets, it's still in the hardware business with a brand-new $179 Nook intended to take on the iPad, this time with a model built by Apple's chief rival, Samsung.

Apple's largest store yet will be its first in the Middle East - report

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Apple looks set to launch its first official retail presence in the Middle East with a new store in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, according to a new report, with the location said to be the largest the Cupertino company has ever built.

As overall retail revenue declines, Apple Stores carry on original goal of growing Mac hardware sales

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Though revenues from Apple Stores have actually been shrinking in recent quarters, the company's brick-and-mortar operations have continued to play a pivotal role in courting Windows switchers and driving sales of Mac hardware to new heights.

Purported 'iPhone 6' render shows sub-1mm rear camera lens protrusion

Wednesday August 20, 2014

A three-dimensional render of a device said to be Apple's next-generation iPhone -- codenamed "N56" --appeared from a source in the Republic of China on Wednesday, bearing a camera lens that extends outward from the device's rear cover in a manner similar to the fifth-generation iPod touch.

Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to concentrate on other responsibilities

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Nearly six months after Steve Ballmer handed over the reins at Microsoft, the former CEO on Tuesday announced he is also resigning from the company's board, citing outside responsibilities like a new role as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac launches with OS X 10.10 Yosemite support, speed boosts, more

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Parallels on Wednesday announced the release of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with built-in support for Apple's upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite, faster Windows app performance, better battery life and immediate availability for existing users.

Apple faces preliminary injunction to remove 'Secret' from App Store, users' devices

Tuesday August 19, 2014

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered Apple and Google to not only remove anonymous social networking app Secret from their app stores, but also remotely wipe the software from devices in the country.

Apple updates pro-level video suite with fixes for Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a point update for its Final Cut Pro for Mac professional level video editing software including a bug fix for Blu-ray handling, which was also applied to new versions of Compressor and Motion.

Photos of supposed fully assembled 'iPhone 6' chassis surface

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Amid the deluge of parts leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming "iPhone 6," a set of photos on Tuesday mates purportedly leaked rear case and display components in what could be the first look at Apple's next handset.

Microscopic analysis, iOS 8 code point to new 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display resolutions

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Adding to the pile of supposed "iPhone 6" parts leaks, a report out of Russia claims to have put a display bound for Apple's 4.7-inch handset under the microscope, while new code discovered in Xcode suggests at least one new iPhone model will carry a 1,472-by-828-pixel resolution.