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2014

Major news outlets seek permission to broadcast Steve Jobs deposition in iTunes antitrust suit

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Three major news organizations have filed a motion to release footage of a deposition from Steve Jobs shown in court last week, citing "substantial public interest" in rare footage of the late Apple co-founder.

Apple to build major new R&D facility in Japan, prime minister reveals

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Apple is on the verge of announcing a 'cutting-edge' new research and development center located in Japan, the nation's prime minister revealed on Tuesday.

Apple's first patent reassignment from PrimeSense buy hints at 3D mapping on Apple TV, iPhone

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was assigned patent rights to a projection-based 3D mapping solution won from its acquisition of Israeli company PrimeSense, suggesting the company is moving forward on development of advanced body gesture control for Mac, Apple TV and possibly iOS.

'iPod iTunes' anti-trust lawsuit loses last standing plaintiff [update: motion to dismiss denied]

Monday December 08, 2014

During court proceedings in iTunes lawsuit on Monday, new evidence presented by Apple revealed the case's sole remaining plaintiff may not have purchased iPods eligible for action, and the person was subsequently disqualified.

Natalie Portman declines role in Steve Jobs biopic

Monday December 08, 2014

It appears another big-name actor has passed on the opportunity to work on Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, as Natalie Portman is no longer in talks to play the female lead.

Apple Store to restart Bose product sales after abrupt removal, report says

Monday December 08, 2014

A fresh rumor on Monday claims Bose products will make a return to Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores as soon as next week after they were quietly removed from shelves some two months ago.

Transmit for iOS restricted from using iCloud Drive, forced to delete all share sheet options

Monday December 08, 2014

In its latest puzzling App Store policy assertion, Apple has reportedly blocked Panic from adding the standard iOS Share Sheet to its Transmit file transfer app due to an unwritten policy that "forbids apps from uploading content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself."

Leading Android fansite recommends Apple Inc iPad Air 2 as best tablet in holiday gift guide

Monday December 08, 2014

Android Police named Apple's iPad Air 2 as its top tablet pick among "Android devices" for the 2014 holiday season, calling it "reliable, predictable, and very fast."

Apple CEO Tim Cook among eight finalists for Time's 2014 Person of the Year

Monday December 08, 2014

Time revealed on Monday that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is once again one of its finalists for the magazine's "Person of the Year" award, joining the likes of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, Russian President Vladmir Putin, pop star Taylor Swift, Ebola caregivers, and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

MasterCard, Gwen Stefani tout 'Priceless Surprises' with Apple Pay

Monday December 08, 2014

Apple's mobile payment partners continued their marketing onslaught on Monday as MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit card provider, released a new 30-second television ad featuring Apple Pay and female rocker Gwen Stefani.

China's cyberspace minister meets Apple CEO Tim Cook during Silicon Valley swing

Monday December 08, 2014

With Silicon Valley still at odds with the Chinese government, executives from Apple, Facebook, and Amazon played host to Lu Wei, the chairman of China's State Internet Information Office, during the Asian politician's recent trip to the U.S.

Ex-Apple supply chain manager fined, sentenced to 1 year in prison for kickback scheme

Monday December 08, 2014

Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine --who ran afoul of the law in 2010 for selling details of upcoming Apple products to Asian manufacturers --has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for his role in the conspiracy.

Pixelmator, Beyonce, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Fargo' lead Apple's iTunes Best of 2014 awards

Monday December 08, 2014

Apple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more.

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 ad is departure from 'Your Verse' campaign

Sunday December 07, 2014

Apple on Sunday released an ad highlighting its newly launched iPad Air 2 that, like recent commercials for iPad, chooses to demonstrate the tablet's flexibility by showing off a variety of apps, from productivity solutions to multimedia content creation.

Claim that Google Chromebooks "overtook" Apple in U.S. education is false

Sunday December 07, 2014

Last week's Financial Times headline claiming that Google had overtaken Apple in U.S. education--based on data from IDC--was not just technically inaccurate but wildly misleading and served to obscure far more meaningful trends occurring in the PC market, particularly in education as well as the broader emerging segment of new computing form factors.

Best Buy again slashes Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 prices by $50-$100 in second holiday sale

Sunday December 07, 2014

Best Buy on Sunday kicked off a second leg of extremely aggressive discounts on Apple's latest iPads, offering $50 instant discounts on all iPad Air 2 models and between $50 and $100 off all iPad mini 3 models.

Review: iPhone-connected BACtrack Mobile breathalyzer with HealthKit support

Sunday December 07, 2014

With Bluetooth connectivity and Apple HealthKit integration, the BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer for iPhone brings the "quantified self" trend to a new category: alcohol consumption.

Opinion: Touch ID improves iPad security at cost of Smart Cover unlock convenience

Saturday December 06, 2014

The auto-unlock feature of the iPad Smart Cover was once touted as a unique and convenient way of interacting with Apple's tablet, but it has now been hampered by the addition of Touch ID to the latest iPad models.

Protestors take over Fifth Ave Apple Store in 'die-in' demonstration

Saturday December 06, 2014

A group of protestors condemning the controversial police killings of two African Americans took part in a "die-in" at the iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City Friday night, crowding the site and bringing retail operations to a grinding halt.

FCC panel issues recommendations on smartphone theft prevention, cites Apple's Activation Lock

Friday December 05, 2014

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission group tasked with developing government, industry and consumer recommendations to mitigate device theft issued a report on Thursday lauding Apple's iOS Activation Lock feature as model deterrent.