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2014

Cowen raises Apple price target to $102, predicts major 'iPhone 6' upgrade cycle

Tuesday June 17, 2014

Cowen & Company on Tuesday became the latest Wall Street firm to revise their price target for shares of Apple stock upward, setting a new forecast of $102 ahead of the anticipated blockbuster launch of the company's next-generation iPhone.

Parallels Access goes universal, extends Mac and Windows remote desktop controls to iPhone

Tuesday June 17, 2014

Parallels on Tuesday announced an update to its subscription-based Parallels Access remote desktop app, adding new gestures and controls to support operation on smartphones like Apple's iPhone.

Nest restarts Protect smoke alarm sales after safety recall, cuts price and offending feature

Tuesday June 17, 2014

Google-owned smart home device maker Nest on Tuesday announced the reintroduction of its Protect carbon monoxide and smoke alarm after product sales were halted and units recalled when a convenience feature was determined to pose a safety risk.

Apple settles e-book price fixing class action suit, dodges possible $840M in claims

Monday June 16, 2014

In a court filing on Monday, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in a class action suit seeking damages from Apple's e-book price fixing scheme informed federal Judge Denise Cote that the company has agreed to settle.

Unicode Consortium announces 250 new emoji characters, ethnic diversity not included

Monday June 16, 2014

The Unicode Consortium on Monday announced the latest Unicode Standard version 7.0 release includes 2,834 new characters and -- more importantly to avid texters -- more than 250 pictographs, otherwise known as emoji.

Apple's Ive hints new materials to be used in upcoming products, suggests new form factors and devices

Monday June 16, 2014

In an interview with the New York Times, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive said Apple has been working to incorporate all new materials in future products, suggesting both new form factors and the possible introduction of long-awaited LiquidMetal and sapphire parts.

Apple partner Nuance exploring sale, reportedly in talks with Samsung

Monday June 16, 2014

Nuance Communications, the voice recognition company whose technology helps to power Apple's Siri personal assistant, is said to be exploring a sale of the company, with Apple rival Samsung allegedly a potential suitor.

Facebook brings right-hand column to iPad with new discovery features

Monday June 16, 2014

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Monday updated their iPad app with a new right-hand column that brings tablet users faster and easier access to trending content and games.

iOS-connected AirDog & Hexo+ drones both auto-follow users for aerial footage

Monday June 16, 2014

The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.

WebMD adds Healthy Target to iOS app, Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

Monday June 16, 2014

Internet health database WebMD on Monday unveiled Healthy Target, a feature that ingests biometric data from iOS-connected devices to deliver personalized health content, while Finnish game studio Rovio announced a new partnership with Hasbro to bring Transformers to the Angry Birds franchise.

UBS declares Tim Cook the 'right man for the time' at Apple

Monday June 16, 2014

While some pundits question whether Tim Cook can steer Apple to new successes in a post-Steve Jobs era, investment firm UBS on Monday came out in full support of the Apple CEO, calling him the "right man for the time."

Apple sides with Microsoft in opposition to 'global search warrant' ruling

Monday June 16, 2014

Apple has thrown its hat into the ring with fellow technology and telecommunications giants Microsoft, Cisco, Verizon, and AT&T to oppose a federal court ruling that could force American companies to hand data about foreign customers over to the U.S. government in violation of international laws and treaties.

Apple begins allowing Bitcoin currency apps back into the App Store

Monday June 16, 2014

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple quietly revised its App Store rules to allow "approved" digital currencies, which has paved the way for Bitcoin-related apps to return.

Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

Monday June 16, 2014

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

New York Times seeks to profile Tim Cook after getting shut out by Apple

Sunday June 15, 2014

A new profile of Apple's chief executive, titled "Tim Cook, Making Apple his own" actually says little about Cook and virtually nothing noteworthy about how he is leading Apple. Instead, the New York Times simply recounts more predictions of doom for the company in a piece filled with fictions and fallacy.

Review: Snappgrip Bluetooth camera shutter controller for Apple's iPhone

Sunday June 15, 2014

iPhone photographers who wish they had a steady grip and dedicated shutter button to pair with their Apple handset will likely be impressed by the Snappgrip hardware accessory, but they'll have to tolerate subpar software in order to use the device.

Apple and Samsung agree to drop cross-appeal of ITC embargo ruling

Sunday June 15, 2014

In a pair of filings with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier this week, both Apple and Samsung dropped their respective appeals of an ITC order to block sales of certain Samsung products, agreeing further pursuit on the issue would be unfruitful.

Alleged 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' mockup compared to 4.7-inch dummy in new photos

Saturday June 14, 2014

A pair of photos published to Twitter on Saturday show a side-by-side comparison of mockups believed to be representative of Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" models, which are rumored to be coming in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes.

Review: Using the Epson LW-600P portable label printer with Apple's iPhone & Mac

Saturday June 14, 2014

Epson's LW-600p label printer is an unassuming devices that solves a specific problem, and does so generally well: printing labels on the go. What makes this accessory stand out is the inclusion of Bluetooth and a companion iOS app.

UK leads North America in iOS 7 adoption as iPhone distribution nears 90%

Friday June 13, 2014

According to a recent study conducted by ad network Chitika, iOS device owners in the UK lead both North America and Australia in adoption of the company's latest iOS 7, with iPhone version distribution nearing 90 percent of surveyed users.