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2014

Apple's maps trump Google's as hopefuls hunt for legendary 'Loch Ness Monster'

Friday April 18, 2014

One of the world's most enduring mysteries added another layer recently, as amateur sleuths have discovered what they claim to be the Loch Ness Monster lurking under the water of the famous lake using satellite imagery from Apple Maps, after finding Google's monster tracking solutions unworkable.

Samsung deal with Swiss clock maker portrayed as an affront to Apple

Friday April 18, 2014

Samsung recently inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways, the same organization that accused Apple of copying one of its iconic clock designs, leading some to speculate that Samsung may have sought the contract solely to make a dig at Apple.

New photos purport to show Apple's next-gen iPad Air with bonded display

Friday April 18, 2014

Consumers hoping for an even thinner version of Apple's flagship tablet may get their wish, as a new set of snapshots appears to show a revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass manufactured as a single unit, much like the company has done for years with the iPhone.

Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 8, OS X 10.10 remains steady ahead of WWDC 2014

Friday April 18, 2014

Testing of Apple's anticipated next-generation operating systems -- iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 -- continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.

Apple's Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to Texas

Friday April 18, 2014

A U.S. district judge on Thursday issued an order denying Rockstar's motion to transfer a patent invalidation suit leveled by Google from California to the more patent holder-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

Amazon to expand Fire TV voice search to third-party apps and services

Thursday April 17, 2014

Amazon on Thursday confirmed that Fire TV will add unified voice search compatibility with Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime this summer, extending the capability of the Apple TV competitor.

Yahoo gives Flickr complete overhaul with new design, HD video and image search

Thursday April 17, 2014

With its release of the revamped Flickr 3.0 iOS app on Thursday, Yahoo continues its push to bolster the photo capture, storage and sharing service by adding features already on competing apps like Instagram.

Facebook unveils new 'Nearby Friends' geolocation meetup feature

Thursday April 17, 2014

Facebook users will now have an easier time meeting up with friends at social events or planning group activities using the social network's new Nearby Friends feature, an opt-in service that alerts friends when they are close to each other.

Early upgrade programs at US carriers forecast to help grow sales of Apple's iPhone

Thursday April 17, 2014

Apple is likely to see modest gains in iPhone sales in the medium term thanks to early smartphone upgrade programs from major U.S. wireless carriers, one analyst has projected.

Apple begins selling refurbished iPad mini with Retina display starting at $419 [u]

Thursday April 17, 2014

Consumers waiting for Apple to start offering refurbished models of its latest Retina display-equipped iPad mini need wait no longer as the tablet's Wi-Fi variants are now available with double-digit discounts from their off-the-shelf price.

RunKeeper's new Breeze app goes beyond workouts to count daily steps via Apple's M7 chip in iPhone 5s

Thursday April 17, 2014

RunKeeper on Thursday launched Breeze, its new step tracking app that harnesses the abilities of the M7 chip found in Apple's iPhone 5s. AppleInsider was given an early hands-on with Breeze, and found it's a great way to track activity from the rest of the day, when you're not out for a run.

Speculation increases over Angela Ahrendts's start date as head of Apple Retail

Thursday April 17, 2014

With the exact date that incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave her position at Burberry still unannounced, some have speculated that the fashion executive may be delaying her departure in order to collect on Burberry share bonuses worth as much as 8 million.

'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says

Thursday April 17, 2014

A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.

Apple's gesture-based unlocking tech channels Android's pattern lock screen

Thursday April 17, 2014

New documents unearthed on Wednesday show Apple was toying with a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices some four years after the idea was introduced in the Android operating system. Cupertino's version, however, is arguably far more advanced than even the latest designs from Google.

Apple to partner with Shazam for song recognition in iOS 8, report says

Wednesday April 16, 2014

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.

G-Technology to ship Thunderbolt 2 'Studio Series' RAID arrays in mid-May, up to 24TB

Wednesday April 16, 2014

The latest entry in a growing selection of Thunderbolt 2 capable storage solutions, G-Technology's G-SPEED Studio and G-RAID Studio RAID arrays incorporate high-capacity 6TB HDDs and ultra-fast I/O into small chassis designs.

Marissa Mayer wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal a significant blow to Google's ad income.

LaCie reveals year-long security breach at online store

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Storage vendor LaCie , maker of a number of accessories compatible with Apple's Thunderbolt, announced on Wednesday that data from transactions made through the company's first-party online store may have been compromised as a result of a security breach that went undiscovered for nearly a year.

Apple-highlighted iOS toy Anki Drive gains new cars, tracks & race mode

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Anki Drive, a lineup of iOS-compatible intelligent toy race cars which were originally exclusive at retail to Apple Stores, expanded on Wednesday with new cars, tracks, and an entirely new race mode.

Hyundai's CarPlay-equipped 2015 Sonata will likely be costly

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Customers looking to purchase a new CarPlay-equipped vehicle from Hyundai may experience sticker shock, as the company has said that the feature will only be available alongside a navigation system, an upgrade that could cost thousands of dollars.