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2014

Samsung appeals final judgment in first Apple v. Samsung California trial, drops asserted SEPs from second

Monday March 10, 2014

As expected, Samsung appealed a California district court's final judgment of the original Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, and a day later dropped declared standard-essential patents from a second upcoming case slated to begin at the end of March.

Apple's iOS 7.1 brings animation updates, UI tweaks for Phone, calendar, and more

Monday March 10, 2014

New features like CarPlay and long-awaited enhancements to Siri and Touch ID headlined Monday's iOS 7.1 update, but Apple also made several aesthetic changes as designers continue to refine the mobile operating system's user interface.

Apple issues updates for iOS Remote, GarageBand, Logic Remote & Podcasts

Monday March 10, 2014

Along with the release of iOS 7.1, Apple on Monday issued updates for a number of its iOS applications, with Remote, GarageBand, Logic Remote, and Podcasts all receiving attention.

Apple TV 6.1 update makes it easier to hide unwanted channels

Monday March 10, 2014

A new Apple TV software update was issued on Monday, giving users the ability to reduce the plethora of channels on the device's home screen if they so choose.

Apple adds support for new, previously-unknown iPad models in iOS 7.1

Monday March 10, 2014

Monday's iOS 7.1 update brought a slew of documented changes and two surprise additions -- update bundles customized for iPad models that are not known to have been publicly released.

Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support, Siri and Touch ID improvements

Monday March 10, 2014

Apple on Monday released iOS 7.1, the most significant update to its mobile platform in six months, featuring tweaks to the user interface introduced in iOS 7, fixes for lingering bugs, and new features such as support for the new CarPlay infotainment center.

Apple to stick with Samsung for A8 chip, final manufacturing prep underway - report

Monday March 10, 2014

Contrary to recent rumors, Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple's next-generation A-series processor and will do so at the same Texas facility that churns out the 64-bit A7 at the heart of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, according to a new report from South Korea.

Apple adds iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV in advance of Tuesday kickoff

Sunday March 09, 2014

With just days remaining until London Grammar takes the stage to open the first iTunes Festival ever held in the U.S., Apple has added a new iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV with a performance lineup and information on every act.

AT&T drops price of 2GB no-contract plan by $15, T-Mobile doubles down on 'Simple Choice'

Saturday March 08, 2014

The wireless carrier price wars continue this weekend as AT&T and T-Mobile respectively announced price cuts and new data incentives for subscribers.

Report: iPhone 5s to soon account for 1 in 5 iPhones, 5c growth stagnant

Friday March 07, 2014

According to the latest statistics from analytics firm Mixpanel, Apple's iPhone 5s is about to breach the 20 percent mark in overall iPhone marketshare and will soon overtake the venerable iPhone 4S, while the counterpart 5c model languishes at about 6 percent.

Russia's Megafon deal with Apple, Inc. guarantees sales of 750k iPhones over 3 years

Friday March 07, 2014

Russia's second largest carrier Megafon said its iPhone agreement with Apple requires it to sell 750,000 iPhones over three years and spend $28 million on marketing and promotion through 2016.

New Android "RAT" infects Google Play apps, turning phones into spyware zombies

Friday March 07, 2014

An easy to use new "Remote Administration Tool" malware package for Android offers to infect users, steal their photos and text messages, secretly capture audio or video, record their calls, download their web browser history and steal their email, Facebook and VPN account information.

Pebble adds eBay, Evernote & Time Warner as latest smart watch app partners

Friday March 07, 2014

Pebble on Friday announced a trio of new partners for its wrist-worn platform, with official applications from eBay, Evernote and Time Warner Cable now available on the Pebble app store.

Apple continues to add share in U.S. smartphone market, now holds 42%

Friday March 07, 2014

Smartphone buyers in the U.S. continue to flock toward Apple as the iPhone maker saw its marketshare tick upward to 41.6 percent --nearly as much as its four closest competitors combined --for the three months ending in January, according to data released Friday.

Rumor: Google pressured Asus to cancel Android/Windows dual-boot devices

Friday March 07, 2014

Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Asus has reportedly shelved plans to release a new Transformer tablet that would allow consumers to run both Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android operating systems on the same device after Google voiced opposition to the move.

Apple to enable pixel-doubled 'Retina' mode for 4K monitors in OS X 10.9.3

Friday March 07, 2014

It appears that Apple will be enabling additional support for 4K displays with the latest OS X 10.9.3 maintenance update, with people familiar with the beta reporting support for so-called pixel-doubling, 60Hz refresh rates with late-2013 MacBook Pros and more.

Apple's Tim Cook meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at Apple HQ

Thursday March 06, 2014

A short video clip posted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official YouTube page on Thursday shows the leader meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Amazon takes online sales management mobile with Amazon Seller iOS app

Thursday March 06, 2014

Amazon on Wednesday released Amazon Seller, an iOS app that acts as a portable toolbox for merchants with accounts with the Internet sales giant to initiate sales, manage products and communicate with customers.

iPhones much more likely to be stolen, less likely to be broken or need replacement

Thursday March 06, 2014

Figures compiled by device insurance firm ProtectCell indicate that owners of Apple's iPhone suffer fewer broken screens and other device problems requiring replacement, but are far more likely to having their products stolen.

Apple issues first OS X 10.9.3 beta, asks developers to focus on graphics and audio

Thursday March 06, 2014

A little over one week after its release of the OS X 10.9.2 maintenance update, Apple on Thursday seeded OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers for testing.