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2014

Google's Sundar Pichai targets the enterprise with Android L, featuring Samsung Knox

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Google's head of Android development Sundar Pichai made brief remarks at Google IO to address the enterprise, a market that so far has largely ignored Android while enthusiastically adopting Apple's iOS mobile platform. Notably, his solution involved a "contribution" of Knox security by Samsung, Android's largest licensee.

Apple issues OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta to developers with bug fixes

Wednesday June 25, 2014

One week after seeding the last OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta, Apple on Thursday issued to developers a new build of the upcoming maintenance update, with the latest version coming with minor bug fixes and minor tweaks.

Google takes on Apple TV with Android TV connected entertainment platform

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Search giant Google on Thursday previewed its latest play for consumers' living rooms with Android TV, a new platform for connected televisions and set-top boxes that brings streaming audio and video alongside custom apps and games.

Google announces Android Auto platform for cars, Android Wear devices for wrists

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Google is pushing for its Android platform to be omnipresent, with the unveiling of a the new voice-enabled Android Auto operating system, and new wrist-worn, fitness-tracking devices running the upcoming Android Wear platform.

Google looks to squeeze Apple in emerging markets with new Android One program

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Apple's aging iPhone 4s remains popular among consumers in emerging markets looking to move up from entry-level devices, a positioning that Google is preparing to challenge with a new series of Android handsets that combine stock Android software with low-cost hardware.

Google unveils Android L with colorful new 'Material Design' UI, creating 'depth' within pixels

Wednesday June 25, 2014

At its I/O conference on Wednesday, Google took the wraps off Android L, its latest-generation mobile operating system, which has once again been redesigned with a new, colorful look dubbed "Material Design."

Supreme Court side with networks, rules that Aereo flouts copyright

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Streaming video startup Aereo -- which sells "antenna subscriptions" that allow consumers to stream over-the-air television content to any Mac, iOS device or PC via their Internet connection -- is likely to shut down following a Supreme Court ruling that the company's business model violated federal copyright laws.

European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by July 30

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of next month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple's 2014 fiscal year.

Another report predicts Apple's 'iPhone 6' will see Sept. 19 launch

Wednesday June 25, 2014

In what is likely just an educated guess, yet another rumor claims that Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone on Friday, Sept. 19, which would be about one year after the debut of the iPhone 5s.

Review: Henge Docks' Vertical Docking Station for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Henge Docks on Tuesday finally announced availability of its Vertical Docking Station for Apple's 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, introducing a new metal alloy chassis, tweaked cable installation and more.

Google to once again challenge Apple TV with Android-based set-top streamer, report says

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Ahead of Google's I/O developer conference on Wednesday, a report claims the Internet search giant is cooking up a new batch of Android-based set-top streaming devices with support for video, music and video games.

Apple's 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' to sport optical image stabilization, 4.7-inch version will not

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Due to supply constraints, Apple's rumored 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" handset is not expected to come with optical image stabilization (OIS) components, one analyst says, though yields may be high enough to include the part in a larger 5.5-inch variant.

Apple updates iWork for iCloud with persistent document settings, keyboard shortcut tips, more

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for iCloud productivity suite with new functions that make switching between OS X, iOS and the cloud a less jarring experience.

Apple relaxes, clarifies new incentivized sharing rules for the App Store

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Two weeks after altering the App Store's rules and issuing rejections to apps that reward users for watching videos or sharing app updates on social media, Apple has reportedly relaxed the new restrictions and begun to give app developers more clear guidelines.

Apple's CarPlay adds MLB.com At Bat streaming app as supporting launch partner

Tuesday June 24, 2014

CarPlay, Apple's forthcoming vehicle infotainment center standard, will feature support for Major League Baseball's At Bat application for iPhone at launch, along with other radio services like iHeart Radio, Beats, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Mailbox for iOS adds new gestures, Philips updates the Hue UI, Nest adds Google integration

Tuesday June 24, 2014

A trio of popular apps received mid-cycle updates Tuesday, with popular email client Mailbox adding a number of new swipe gestures, Philips's Hue smart light bulb controller was given a streamlined UI, and connected thermostat maker Nest gaining support for the new "Works with Nest" program.

JP Morgan sees shares of Apple reaching $108, believes redesigned iPhone will exceed expectations

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Investment firm J.P. Morgan became the latest to increase its price target for Apple stock on Tuesday, projecting that the company will be propelled to $108 per share thanks in part to this year's anticipated "iPhone 6" launch.

Wearables come together as Misfit launches official activity tracker for Pebble smart watch

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Misfit and Pebble on Tuesday announced a new long-term partnership, beginning with the launch of an official Misfit activity tracking application that runs on the Pebble smart watch.

Apple could sway 35% of Android & Windows Phone buyers with bigger iPhone, survey finds

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Already on track to capture nearly half of the smartphone market in 2014, Apple could dramatically expand the iPhone's customer base at Android's expense by adding a new model with a larger display, according to a survey released Tuesday by the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada.

Apple continues to experiment with super-low pricing as new $1,099 iMac already discounted to $979, $830 for students

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Through its indirect channel of trusted resellers, Apple has become increasingly aggressive on Mac pricing in 2014, offering discounts that go well beyond historical trends. That continues with big savings on the company's new iMac released just last week -- a pattern that suggests the company is actively experimenting with lower price points across multiple product families.