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2014

Apple poised to overtake Nokia in mobile phone sales after 26% iPhone surge in Q3

Monday December 15, 2014

Handset heavyweight Nokia could cede its position as the second-largest mobile phone vendor in the world to Apple as soon as the fourth quarter of this year, as an iPhone 6-powered sales spike has pushed the Cupertino company to near-parity with the Finnish giant, according to the latest research from Gartner.

Overwhelming iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand continues to result in tighter supply for Apple than 2013

Monday December 15, 2014

Consumer demand for Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continues to outstrip supply heading into the end of the December quarter, according to the latest research from store polls conducted by Piper Jaffray.

Xiaomi reported earnings of only $56 million in 2013, one-tenth what WSJ reported and 1/150 Apple's Chinese earnings

Monday December 15, 2014

In November, the Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi had earned $556 million based on "internal documents." Reuters is now reporting that the company actually earned an order of magnitude less, based on the firm's public filings.

Apple's 2014 holiday ad 'The Song' showcases the human side of its ecosystem

Sunday December 14, 2014

Once again this year, Apple is celebrating the holiday season with a 90-second, unconventional television spot showcasing how its products can be used to create thoughtful gifts that can strengthen relationships with others.

Art+Tech: Sunday MASS art dance party taps Mac apps for 3D projection mapping

Sunday December 14, 2014

San Francisco artist Elliott C. Nathan has been collaborating with visual effects designers and DJs to host an ongoing Sunday Mass dance party throughout 2014. Behind the art, there's a series of Mac and mobile iOS apps working to enhance visuals and organize the event.

Apple's blockbuster winter quarter boosted by cheap oil, dinged by strong dollar

Saturday December 13, 2014

Apple's final quarter of 2014 is expected to set dramatic new records in iPhone sales and overall profits, but external issues out of the company's control will also play a part, ranging from cheaper oil to declining foreign currencies.

How to enable and manage iCloud Family Sharing on iOS and OS X

Saturday December 13, 2014

Prior to iOS 8, Apple required iTunes customers to purchase content on a per-account basis, but a new Family Sharing feature lets users living in the same household share apps, music, iBooks and more.

Google's new Web series 'Route 85' aims to help developers make iOS apps using Google SDKs

Friday December 12, 2014

Google on Friday announced a new series of developer outreach videos called "Route 85," which looks to facilitate expanded use of Google's iOS SDKs in third-party app creations.

Former iTunes engineer says Apple wanted to block '100% of non-iTunes clients'

Friday December 12, 2014

A former Apple engineer appeared in court on Friday as the final witness of an antitrust case involving the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, saying he worked on an internal project meant to box out competing digital stores and media players.

Indie game 'Papers, Please' to return full nudity option after initial rejection from Apple

Friday December 12, 2014

Apple's app review team caused a small fracas this week when it forced award-winning game "Papers, Please" remove pixelated nudity prior to a debut on iPad. But the company changed course on Friday, suggesting the game's developer resubmit the title with a user-selectable full nudity option.

Apple's Beats buyout propelled Dr. Dre to the most profitable year of any musician ever

Friday December 12, 2014

Apple employee, rapper and producer Dr. Dre made an estimated $620 million before taxes this year, making him not only the top earning musician of 2014, but also the highest paid musician in a single year in history.

Apple releases third beta of OS X 10.10.2 with focuses on Wi-Fi, Mail & VoiceOver

Friday December 12, 2014

Apple on Friday supplied developers with a third beta of OS X 10.10.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for its Yosemite operating system for Mac, with indications that it may address lingering Wi-Fi issues.

Deepest Discount Ever: $700 off Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M)

Friday December 12, 2014

Even with the holiday shopping season nearing its final stretch, Apple Authorized Resellers continue to introduce significant savings on some of the company's most popular products, such as a new offer that marks down a 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M) by a record $700.

Workflow for iOS aims to simplify automation of complex multi-step tasks

Friday December 12, 2014

A newly launched iOS application dubbed "Workflow" enables users to drag and drop combinations of more than 100 different actions to create automated and complex workflows.

Rumor: Samsung begins building first 'A9' chips for Apple with 14nm process

Friday December 12, 2014

After Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reportedly built the majority of A8 chips for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is said to have begun turning back to Samsung for its next-generation "A9" processor, which is expected to power the company's 2015 iPhone lineup.

Ford drops Microsoft's Windows Embedded, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, Android Auto

Friday December 12, 2014

Ford has abandoned its troubled Microsoft Sync automotive infotainment system for a QNX-based platform that can support Apple's CarPlay with Hands Free Siri.

Online Apple Store now accepts PayPal payments in US and UK

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple on Thursday updated its digital storefront to include PayPal as a valid method of making purchases, expanding customer options beyond credit and debit cards for the first time.

Contract workers invade Apple campus demanding better pay and working conditions

Thursday December 11, 2014

A group of more than 100 protestors, including civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, convened at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Thursday to protest treatment of Silicon Valley contract labor and deliver a petition calling on the tech giant to set a trend toward reform.

Leaked Sony emails reveal possible shooting locations for Steve Jobs biopic, hint at storyline

Thursday December 11, 2014

Fallout from a massive Sony Pictures hack continues to provide nuggets of information about an upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, the latest being emails from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher, who was previously slated to direct the movie.

Rare working Apple-1 originally sold by Steve Jobs auctioned off for $365K

Thursday December 11, 2014

A vintage Apple-1 computer with documentation proving it was sold directly by late tech guru Steve Jobs for $600 in 1976 brought in $365,000 when the hammer fell at a New York auction on Thursday, falling short of estimates.