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2014

Apple activates iCloud Photos image uploads for iCloud.com beta users

Thursday November 06, 2014

As part of Apple's continued effort to roll out next-generation cloud services, the company on Thursday updated the iCloud.com beta website with support for browser-based image uploads to iCloud Photos.

Apple's iPad continues to dominate NA usage with nearly 80% share, up from July

Thursday November 06, 2014

Fresh data from ad network Chitika shows Apple's iPad accounted for 79.9 percent of North American Web traffic for the month of September, up 1.9 points from measurements taken in July.

Amazon's 'Echo' is a standalone Siri-like virtual assistant for the home

Thursday November 06, 2014

In a surprise announcement on Thursday, Amazon revealed a new first-party hardware product class in "Echo," an Internet-connected virtual assistant stuffed into a tubular standalone speaker.

SEC investigating GT Advanced sapphire business, securities trading

Thursday November 06, 2014

In an attachment to its quarterly 8-K filing, GT Advanced Technologies said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an inquiry into the company's security trading practices and sapphire business.

Google Drive adds Touch ID support, Swype for iOS goes free, Apple apps get minor updates

Thursday November 06, 2014

As Apple introduced minor updates to iWork, Beats Music and more, a number of other key updates hit the iOS App Store, including a temporary sale on the popular Swype keyboard from Nuance, as well as Touch ID security and iOS 8 extension support added to Google Drive.

CBS News channel launches on Apple TV with new streaming CBSN network

Thursday November 06, 2014

CBS launched an entirely new interactive streaming news network on Thursday, CBSN, and made it immediately available via a new channel for the Apple TV set-top box.

Evidence shows Apple operating a mysterious Web crawling bot

Thursday November 06, 2014

A developer has discovered that Apple appears to be crawling HTML websites with its own automated bot, but the exact purpose of the mysterious homegrown software remains unknown.

Apple now blocking 'WireLurker' malware targeting Chinese iOS & Mac users

Thursday November 06, 2014

Apple on Thursday announced it has begun taking measures to block apps that contain the so-called "WireLurker" malware, which transmits from a Mac to iOS devices over USB, by preventing the infected applications from launching.

Philips Hue iOS 8 Notification Center widget for connected lightbulbs now available

Thursday November 06, 2014

Users of the popular Philips Hue connected LED lightbulbs can now quickly control their lighting and enable "scenes" with the new easy-access Hue widget, now available for iOS 8.

Apple Pay dominates discussion at Money20/20 mobile payments industry conference

Thursday November 06, 2014

This week was the Money20/20 mobile payment conference in Las Vegas, Nev., and with over 7,000 people in attendance, the hottest topic at the show was the recent launch of Apple Pay and what it means for the industry.

Microsoft Office for iOS overhauled to allow free creating & editing of documents without subscription

Thursday November 06, 2014

Dedicated versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, comprising the Microsoft Office suite, are now available for iPhone, based on a unified codebase with their iPad counterparts, and also offering both iPhone and iPad users the ability to create and edit documents for free without an Office 365 subscription.

First look: Pixelmator 3.3 with support for 5K iMac, Handoff, Repair extension, more

Thursday November 06, 2014

Popular image editing software developer Pixelmator on Thursday released version 3.3 of its eponymous Mac app, bringing a host of new functions that take full advantage of Apple's latest OS X Yosemite features.

Samsung Electronics' heir apparent Lee Jae-yong profiled as silver spoon-fed product of corrupt nepotism with little real experience

Thursday November 06, 2014

When Apple's chief executive Tim Cook came out as gay, jokes flew that Samsung might rush to announce it "was even more gay." In reality however, Samsung Electronics is a step further behind Apple, having yet to officially name a successor to its ailing leader Lee Kun-hee, who at 72 remains hospitalized following a heart attack in May.

Apple launches refreshed Mac App Store designed for OS X Yosemite

Thursday November 06, 2014

Apple late Wednesday began rolling out a redesign of its Mac App Store with new flat graphics, thinner font styles and a more open feel, in line with the latest OS X Yosemite release.

New AppleCare for Enterprise website features IBM IT support, suggests imminent rollout

Wednesday November 05, 2014

More than three months after Apple and IBM announced a partnership for business solutions, Apple has posted to its website a new AppleCare for Enterprise page touting onsite hardware repairs from IBM Global Technology Services, now a worldwide Apple Authorized Service Provider.

New 'WireLurker' malware targets Chinese Apple users, hops from OS X to iOS via USB

Wednesday November 05, 2014

Coming less than one week following the discovery of an OS X vulnerability called "Rootpipe," computer security researchers have found a new form of malware dubbed "WireLurker," which infects well-protected iOS devices through OS X.

MCX CEO compares CurrentC rollout to original iPhone, reiterates exclusivity to end in 'months'

Wednesday November 05, 2014

In a short interview published on Wednesday, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson likened CurrentC exclusivity agreements to Apple's original iPhone rollout on AT&T, saying consortium members have their best interests in mind in not supporting Apple Pay.

Microsoft's Surface Pro stunt fails as CNN election commentators stick to iPads

Wednesday November 05, 2014

News commentators covering U.S. elections for CNN were given Surface Pro tablets by Microsoft, but continued using iPads on air, covering up the supplied Surface with papers or even the iPad itself.

EFF ranks Apple's iMessage, FaceTime "best mass market options" for secure messaging, ahead of BlackBerry Messenger, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Microsoft Skype

Wednesday November 05, 2014

In its ranking of electronic messaging systems for safety and security, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said no mainstream products passed all of its criteria, but that Apple's iMessage and FaceTime "stood out as the best of the mass-market options."

Google Maps overhaul coming to iOS with new 'material design' look, OpenTable reservations

Wednesday November 05, 2014

Google announced on Wednesday that its popular Maps platform, including the free downloadable iOS application, will receive a major update in the near future, including a new look and new features, such as the ability to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable without leaving the app.