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2014

Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Software behemoth Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its next-generation desktop operating system would not follow the numerical progression of its two predecessors -- which would have made it Windows 9 -- but will instead be called Windows 10.

Apple Watch steals the spotlight during Paris Fashion Week

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Huge crowds --and some of the world's most sought-after models --greeted the Apple Watch during its Tuesday debut in Paris, as the wrist-worn device captivated the attention of the glitterati in town for Paris Fashion Week.

Apple provides golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In a sign that the next-generation Mac operating system is near release to the public, Apple on Tuesday released a golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers for testing.

Rumor: Apple Watch manufacturing to begin in January, Quanta to be sole supplier

Tuesday September 30, 2014

With the Apple Watch set to debut in early 2015, a new rumor suggests the company plans to begin manufacturing its upcoming wearable device in January, and that Taiwan's Quanta Computer will exclusively handle that responsibility.

Evercore raises Apple price target to $125, sees bigger iPhones leading to bigger sales

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Bigger iPhone 6 screens are likely to result in a bigger upgrade cycle for Apple, in the eyes of Evercore Partners, which increased its price target to $125 on Tuesday and advised investors to buy in.

Jony Ive, Marc Newson showcase Apple Watch to fashion luminaries in Paris

Tuesday September 30, 2014

The Apple Watch has attracted some of fashion's biggest names to its one-day-only showing at Parisian boutique Colette, with industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld turning up to get a look at Apple's long-awaited foray into the wearable device market.

European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union's antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state aid and could therefore be viewed as illegal.

Apple patents glasses-free interactive holographic touchscreen display

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an advanced device display that uses lasers, micro lenses and sensors to not only output a three-dimensional holographic image, but detect how a user interacts with it in real time.

Despite faster A8, higher pixel count of iPhone 6 Plus drives lower FPS benchmarks

Tuesday September 30, 2014

With 2.1 million pixels, the Retina HD resolution of iPhone 6 Plus demands a lot more GPU performance than either iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s to render 2D and 3D graphics at its native resolution, resulting in benchmarks with--in some cases--lower frames per second rendering results in native resolution GPU tests.

Apple Pay settings menu, reference to iPad with Touch ID discovered in iOS 8.1 beta

Monday September 29, 2014

As some expected, Apple's latest iOS 8.1 beta build contains assets for the upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments service, including hidden settings menus and references to an iPad with Touch ID fingerprint recognition.

Apple's iPhone 6 to arrive in China on Oct. 17 after receiving regulatory license [u]

Monday September 29, 2014

Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will hit the important Chinese market on Oct. 10, as the country's regulatory agency in charge of communications issued a license to start devices sales Tuesday local time.

Apple's Beats sues Steven Lamar for claiming 'cofounder' status to sell new headphones

Monday September 29, 2014

In a recent court filing, Apple-owned Beats brought suit against Steven Lamar for false advertisements and unfair competition after the audio equipment entrepreneur allegedly misreported his affiliation with the Beats brand in order to boost a new audio enterprise.

Apple reports all iCloud services down for some users worldwide [ux2]

Monday September 29, 2014

In an update to Apple's online systems status webpage, the company announced ongoing outages of all iCloud services, including account sign-ins, mail, storage and more.

Latest iOS 8 bug reportedly causes unwanted deletion of iCloud Drive documents

Monday September 29, 2014

Adding to Apple's iOS 8 launch troubles, a report on Monday claims the operating system's "Reset All Settings" feature for hardware wiping user preferences also deletes data stored in iCloud Drive.

Apple issues first iOS 8.1, Apple TV and Xcode 6.1 betas to developers

Monday September 29, 2014

Following last week's two iOS 8 bug fixes, Apple on Monday seeded the first beta of the iOS 8.1 maintenance update to developers, potentially with assets to enable Apple Pay mobile payments service.

Apple releases bash patch to plug 'Shellshock' security flaw in OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion

Monday September 29, 2014

As promised, Apple on Monday issued OS X bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion, targeting the recently discovered "Shellshock" security flaw originating in the bash UNIX shell.

Waze for Apple's iOS adds Waze Places crowdsourced POI system

Monday September 29, 2014

Social navigation app Waze on Monday added a new Waze Places point-of-interest feature, extending its crowdsourced data model from traffic information to data on business and other popular destinations.

Apple & Colette plan Fashion Week event in Paris, may be Apple Watch-related [update: confirmed]

Monday September 29, 2014

An invitation that appeared Monday morning on the website of famous Parisian concept store Colette suggests that Apple may show off its new smart watch during Fashion Week in Paris at an event set to run between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

Apple rumored to launch 27" iMac with 5K Retina display at October media event

Monday September 29, 2014

Apple's big-screen iMac will get a doubled-resolution Retina display with a forthcoming update expected to be unveiled at the company's anticipated October media event, a new report claims.

Apple Watch's advanced AMOLED display far more costly than traditional screens - report

Monday September 29, 2014

The flexible AMOLED display found in Apple's new smart watch is believed to be among the most-costly mobile device displays available, according to a new report, with the 1.5-inch units thought to cost more than half as much as the 4.7-inch LCD in the new iPhone 6.