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2014

Former White House Press Secretary Carney still considering Apple PR role, Bloomberg says

Sunday July 20, 2014

A rumor claiming former White House Secretary Jay Carney is in the running to head up public relations at Apple -- thought to have been put to bed last week -- was resurrected on Saturday, with a new report saying he is still considering the position.

Google and Samsung escalate hostilities over watches, Tizen and Android's openness

Saturday July 19, 2014

Google is growing increasingly worried that Samsung, its largest licensee, is working to undermine its own strategy for Android, while Samsung and the rest of the industry is concerned that Google has become a "bully," according to a new report by The Information.

Video shows supposed 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display scratched by sandpaper, suggests not sapphire

Saturday July 19, 2014

In a video posted to YouTube late Friday, a part purported to be Apple's "iPhone 6" cover glass was again exposed to a torture test, this time failing to resist scratches from garnet sandpaper, a material softer than sapphire.

Photos purport to show 'iPhone 6' Lightning port, microphone flex cable

Saturday July 19, 2014

A pair of images out of Asia on Friday supposedly show a flex cable for an unannounced Apple product, containing a Lightning connector port, microphone and unusually large headphone jack.

Rumor: 12" Retina MacBook Air may be pushed back to 2015, next-gen models hit production in August

Friday July 18, 2014

Rumors out of Taiwan on Friday claim Apple's anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air may be delayed into 2015 due to processor supply constraints, but release of the next-generation 11-inch and 13-inch models will be on time as partner suppliers in East Asia are receiving parts for mass production.

Full scale segment of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship' facade revealed in photos

Friday July 18, 2014

A pair of photos published to the Web on Friday claim to show a full-size segment of the glass and steel facade bound for Apple's Campus 2 "spaceship" building in Cupertino.

Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

Friday July 18, 2014

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.

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Friday July 18, 2014

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Lenovo axes small Windows tablets in the US after struggling to compete with Apple's iPad mini [u]

Friday July 18, 2014

Major Microsoft hardware partner Lenovo will pull its 8-inch Windows tablets from the U.S. market, the Chinese company said Wednesday, citing lack of demand for smaller touchscreen devices running Microsoft's controversial Windows 8 operating system.

European Commission chides Apple for not improving game in-app purchase policies

Friday July 18, 2014

The legislative arm of the European Union has set its sights on Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of not doing enough to protect and inform consumers regarding in-app purchases, particularly in "free-to-play" mobile games.

Amazon launches iOS-compatible Kindle Unlimited, a $10/mo. all-you-can-read ebook plan

Friday July 18, 2014

While the digital music market has been trending toward monthly subscription services for unlimited access, Amazon is now trying the same approach with its dominance in the ebook market, allowing subscribers to read as much as they want for $10 per month.

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter release candidates bring new camera support, bug fixes

Friday July 18, 2014

Adobe on Thursday announced availability of release candidates for the upcoming Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6, with the software bringing improvements to image processing and conversion for Photoshop CC users.

Rumor: Apple's 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' to enter mass production next week, 5.5-inch model in August

Thursday July 17, 2014

A report coming out of Asia on Friday claims Apple partner supplier Foxconn is prepping for mass production of a rumored 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone this month, while a larger 5.5-inch model is slated for manufacturing in mid-August.

Outgoing Apple board member Bill Campbell offers insight into company, Steve Jobs in interview

Thursday July 17, 2014

Following a Thursday announcement that Bill Campbell would retire as a member of Apple's board of directors, Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and "coach" to silicon valley elite.

Photos of Apple Campus 2 construction site show 'underground tunnels,' continued progress

Thursday July 17, 2014

As construction of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure.

Susan Wagner to replace Bill Campbell on Apple board of directors

Thursday July 17, 2014

Apple on Thursday announced Bill Campbell, the longest-serving member of the company's board, will retire after 17 years of service, to be replaced by BlackRock cofounder Susan L. Wagner.

First look: Using Passbook at an Apple Store to buy iTunes & App Store credit

Thursday July 17, 2014

Apple on Thursday began offering customers in the U.S. and elsewhere the ability to replenish their iTunes Store credit through its Passbook digital wallet application for iPhone when visiting an Apple Store. AppleInsider offers a first look at how it works.

Apple expands availability of two-step verification for Apple IDs to 59 countries

Thursday July 17, 2014

Just over a year after first enabling two-step verification for its pervasive Apple ID account system, Apple on Thursday revealed the feature's expansion to nearly 50 additional countries around the world in an updated technical support document.

Google Analytics gets dedicated iOS app, Facebook adds celebrity-focused Mentions app

Thursday July 17, 2014

Webmasters now have an easier, official app for tracking their website statistics on their iPhone with Google's new Analytics app, while celebrities and other public figures can more easily engage with their fanbases on Facebook thanks to the social network's new Mentions app.

Maximum $450M payout in ebook settlement 'immaterial' to Apple's bottom line

Thursday July 17, 2014

Even if Apple were to pay out the highest possible $450 million price in its ebook antitrust litigation settlement, it wouldn't put much of a dent in the company's billions of dollars in cash.