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2014

Apple to debut 27" Retina iMac at Oct. 16 event, next-gen iPad Air supply to be limited

Wednesday October 15, 2014

At its special media event on Thursday, Apple is expected to release a highly-anticipated 27-inch iMac with Retina quality display that will ship before the end of 2014, as well as a next-generation iPad Air that could see limited initial supply, says one well-informed analyst.

Apple asks court to seal objections against GT Advanced bankruptcy

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Apple on Tuesday entered a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire requesting to seal objections made in regard to partner sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies' Chapter 11 protection filing.

U2 frontman Bono apologizes for foisting 'Songs of Innocence' on unsuspecting iTunes users

Tuesday October 14, 2014

During a Facebook interview posted to the Web on Tuesday, U2's Bono apologized for Apple's handling of the "Songs of Innocence" LP giveaway, which caused automatic downloads for many users after the company linked the album to all iTunes accounts.

Ireland to close 'Double Irish' tax loophole in 2015, firms currently using tactic get grace period until 2020

Tuesday October 14, 2014

As expected, Ireland's Finance Minister Michael Noonan on Tuesday announced a planned end to tax breaks fostering the so-called "Double Irish" accounting scheme, which has been used by multinational corporations like Apple to save billions of dollars.

Plaintiffs in Silicon Valley anti-poaching case ask appeals court to reject Apple settlement proposal

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Tech workers in a case accusing Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel of entering anti-poaching agreements asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to reject the companies' settlement offer, which was previously denied by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh.

Apple to pay female employees up to $20,000 for new egg freezing fertility benefit

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Female employees working at Apple will soon be offered a fertility benefit of up to $20,000 to put toward freezing their eggs, which advocates say gives women the freedom to seek career advancement without worrying about future family plans.

Another GT Advanced executive sold $2M in stock after sapphire deal with Apple began to sour

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Scrutiny over beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies continues to grow, with a new report highlighting that another high ranking official at the company sold nearly $2 million in stock after signs of trouble at its sapphire plant began to arise.

IDG cancels Macworld/iWorld 2015 conference, says show 'going on hiatus'

Tuesday October 14, 2014

On the heels of last month's cancelation of Macworld's print magazine, IDG announced on Tuesday that the long running 2015 Macworld/iWorld conference, formerly known as the Macworld Expo, has also been canceled, marking the end of an era.

Yves Behar's iPhone-controlled August Smart Lock arrives in Apple Stores

Tuesday October 14, 2014

The August Smart Lock, created by famed designer Yves Béhar, is now available at retail through a partnership with Apple, which is selling the HomeKit-connected device at all of its locations across the U.S.

Europeans wary of smartwatch e-wallets, Americans & Chinese more open ahead of Apple Watch launch

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Smartwatch-based digital wallets -- like Apple's integrated Passbook and Apple Pay systems -- could face an uphill battle in Europe, survey data released on Tuesday suggests, as consumers on the Old Continent seem to eye such devices with relative suspicion, compared to more interest among American and Chinese consumers.

Amazon's retail experiment will also include California 'pop-up' stores for holiday season

Tuesday October 14, 2014

In addition to a new permanent fixture in Manhattan, Amazon will be dabbling in the retail market with a pair of new temporary locations in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season to push sales of its hardware, the company has confirmed.

Hundreds of Dropbox credentials reportedly leaked online, company denies breach

Tuesday October 14, 2014

A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party service.

Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

Monday October 13, 2014

After the European Union's antitrust watchdog pressured reform, Ireland's government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency policies, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.

Finland prime minister again blames Apple for destroying national economy

Monday October 13, 2014

In an interview discussing Finland's recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple's iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country's economy.

Mailbox for Mac moves to open public beta, iOS app optimized for iPhone 6

Monday October 13, 2014

Dropbox-owned Mailbox on Monday announced that an open beta of a forthcoming Mac version is now available to all comers, while the original iOS app receives new gesture customization features and UI tweaks for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Purported next-gen iPad Air logic board shows 2GB of RAM, A8X chip

Monday October 13, 2014

With new iPad Air and iPad mini models expected to be introduced on Thursday, a newly leaked logic board claimed to be from a 2014 iPad Air purports to show an A8X processor, as well as an Elpida RAM module with 2 gigabytes of memory.

Apple seeds OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6 to testers

Monday October 13, 2014

Apple on Monday pushed an update to the public beta of its next-generation desktop operating system, granting members of the prerelease program access to a sixth revision that brings it up to speed with the version released to developers late last week.

Apple will not unveil MacBook Air with Retina display at Thursday event - report

Monday October 13, 2014

Though Apple has been rumored to be working on a redesigned MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display for some time, the device will not launch at this Thursday's media event in Cupertino, Calif., according to a new report.

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand exceeding supply, iPhone 5s selling well as Apple dominates smartphone sales

Monday October 13, 2014

New data shows the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s were the top three selling smartphones at all four major U.S. carriers over the last month, giving Apple complete dominance of its home market.

FBI director continues crusade against Apple's encryption of iPhone data

Monday October 13, 2014

James Comey, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, has once again slammed Apple's iPhone and devices running Android that can hold secure, encrypted data that is inaccessible by law enforcement, saying that such capabilities allow users to "place themselves beyond the law."