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2014

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus stars behind the scenes on Erno Laszlo's 'Holiday Wonders' campaign

Monday December 22, 2014

The latest holiday advertising campaign for luxury cosmetics brand Erno Laszlo -- one of the most legendary names in skincare -- captures winter life in New York City through the lens of an iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple Pay launching at Walt Disney World on Christmas Eve, Disneyland in 2015

Monday December 22, 2014

The Walt Disney Company's expansive Orlando theme park empire will reportedly begin accepting Apple's fast-growing mobile payments system this week, while Disneyland Resort in California is expected to follow suit next year.

Rumor: Apple's 12" MacBook Air with Retina display to enter production in Q1 2015

Monday December 22, 2014

Apple's supply chain are said to be gearing up for mass production of the long-rumored next-generation MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

Consumers take 'wait-and-see' approach to Apple Watch ahead of expected Q2 debut

Sunday December 21, 2014

According to a recent consumer survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, potential Apple Watch buyers are in a holding pattern as they await more details from Apple regarding core use cases and a fully fleshed out list of features.

Review: Yuneec E-Go, an iPhone-connected electric skateboard

Saturday December 20, 2014

The Yuneec E-Go electric skateboard certainly is not your typical Bluetooth smartphone accessory, but this highly mobile mode of transportation is the most fun we've ever had using our iPhone.

Kate Winslet, others rumored to join cast of upcoming Steve Jobs movie

Friday December 19, 2014

The cast of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film is apparently filling out, as the latest scuttlebutt has Kate Winslet in talks to costar and Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Stuhlbarg to take on a supporting role.

Led by Whole Foods shoppers, Apple Pay accounted for 1% of digital payment dollars in November

Friday December 19, 2014

According to a new report from research firm ITG, Apple Pay's first full month of service accounted for one percent of all digital payment dollars, an impressive statistic that suggests Apple's payments solution is being used by general consumers, not just early adopters.

Apple bought back $56 billion worth of its own stock in 2014

Friday December 19, 2014

This year, Apple spent three times more investing in itself than the next closest company in the S&P 500, totaling $56 billion on stock buybacks in fiscal 2014.

Apple slams BBC report on suppliers, says provided facts were 'clearly missing' from broadcast

Friday December 19, 2014

A corporate memo sent out by Apple executive Jeff Williams reveals that both he and Chief Executive Tim Cook are "deeply offended" by a report that aired on the BBC, alleging poor treatment of workers by an Apple supplier in the Far East.

Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December quarter, survey suggests

Friday December 19, 2014

If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the company's previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley.

Watch ABC Apple TV channel update brings full episode viewing for all users

Thursday December 18, 2014

In an update to its Watch ABC app for Apple TV, ABC is allowing access to full-length episodes one week after they air, even to users who do not log in with TV provider credentials.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship times drop to one day, Retina 5K iMac back in stock

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple appears to be catching up with demand for its latest devices as the Online Apple Store on Thursday shows one-day ship times for most iPhone 6 Plus storage configurations, 1 to 3 days for iPhone 6 and immediate availability for the Retina 5K iMac.

Apple CEO Tim Cook gives 'substantial' sum to gay rights initiative

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently decided to publicly announce he is "proud to be gay," has made a "substantial" donation to a cause promoting gay rights in the U.S. South, including his home state of Alabama.

Undercover video shows alleged worker rights violations at Apple supplier

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple is once again in the crosshairs of a major media outlet over supposed worker rights abuse, this time with supplier Pegatron caught on undercover video questionable treatment of workers at an iPhone 6 factory.

Lyft, Seamless & Amazon Instant Video add iPhone 6 & 6 Plus screen support; JetBlue gains Touch ID

Thursday December 18, 2014

A trio of popular apps --Amazon Instant Video, Lyft and Seamless -- all gained native-resolution support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Thursday, joining a number of others also updated this week. In addition, JetBlue airlines added Touch ID logins for TrueBlue members, while SwiftKey is providing users with a free, festive holiday keyboard theme.

Apple releases third beta of iOS 8.2 with latest WatchKit support

Thursday December 18, 2014

Developers on Thursday were supplied with a new beta of iOS 8.2 as well as Xcode 6.2, providing the latest updates to Apple's WatchKit tools for creating Apple Watch apps.

Algoriddim djay Pro comes to Mac, TurboTax debuts new iOS app for tax season

Thursday December 18, 2014

Popular music tool djay Pro has made the leap from iOS to OS X with a new app on the Mac App Store, competing with the likes of Traktor. In addition, TurboTax on Thursday introduced an all-new iOS app ahead of tax season, allowing taxpayers to conveniently file wherever they are.

Apple seeks Shanghai-based Apple Pay engineer ahead of anticipated China launch

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple is gearing up for the global expansion of its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service, Apple Pay, with new hires sought to fill positions avialable around the world, including in China.

Future iPhones could enhance security with combination of Touch ID & fingertip motion

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple has shown interest in combining the use of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor with rotating or moving a user's fingertip in specific ways, offering even more advanced security on future iPhones and iPads.

Canada court orders Apple divulge documents in iPhone anti-competition probe

Thursday December 18, 2014

The Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday said it will order Apple to release documents to the country's Competition Bureau as part of an ongoing investigation into possible anticompetitive practices regarding iPhone partner carrier contracts.