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2014

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."

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus heading to 36 more countries in October

Monday October 13, 2014

Apple is set to expand the availability of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus later this month, as the company announced on Monday that the handsets would begin rolling out in three dozen new countries -- including rising key markets India and China -- on Oct. 17.

Apple's supplier contracts include $50M penalty for leaking future product info

Monday October 13, 2014

Details from Apple's supplier non-disclosure agreements are beginning to leak thanks to the bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies, with the sapphire maker arguing that even more should be published so creditors and shareholders can see the full story behind its fall from grace.

Walgreens memo suggests Apple Pay mobile payments with iPhone 6 could launch Saturday, Oct. 18

Saturday October 11, 2014

The largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., Walgreens, has allegedly sent out an internal corporate memo asking employees to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 6-based Apple Pay service next Saturday, Oct. 18.

Newly leaked parts purportedly show next-generation iPad with Touch ID fingerprint sensor

Saturday October 11, 2014

With only days to go before Apple's Oct. 16 event, new photos out of East Asia claim to show components bound for a next-generation iPad, including a logic board, Touch ID hardware and cover glass with incorporated digitizer.

Major retailers show unwillingness to adopt Apple Pay ahead of expected launch

Friday October 10, 2014

Apple Pay is primed to launch as one of the most secure and convenient digital payments solutions ever devised, but certain popular retailers may slow adoption by refusing to offer support due to a conservative stance on next-gen commerce or conflict with their own ambitions in the sector.

Apple introduces redesigned iTunes Store to iTunes 12 beta testers

Friday October 10, 2014

Ahead of an expected OS X Yosemite debut next week, Apple on Friday rolled out a revamped iTunes Store for beta testers using iTunes 12 on the next-gen operating system, revealing a reworked user interface more in line with the flat aesthetic the company is moving toward.

Chinese carriers notch 1M official iPhone 6 & 6 Plus preorders in 6 hours

Friday October 10, 2014

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially went up for preorder in China Friday morning and initial reports say the country's top three wireless carriers accepted one million orders in the first six hours of availability.

Bose and Apple's Beats announce settlement of patent infringement lawsuit

Friday October 10, 2014

Premium audio company Bose and Apple-owned Beats Electronics disclosed on Friday that they have settled their patent infringement dispute out of court, preventing a potential trial between the two competitors.

GT Advanced says 'oppressive and burdensome' sapphire contracts with Apple led to bankruptcy

Friday October 10, 2014

Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies announced on Friday that it plans to close its sapphire producing plants in Arizona and Massachusetts operations, and decried its unsustainable contracts with Apple as "oppressive and burdensome."

Carl Icahn's praise should help create a floor for shares of Apple, RBC says

Friday October 10, 2014

While billionaire Carl Icahn is unlikely to get his way with Apple, his assessment that the company's stock is massively undervalued should help establish a floor for the stock, preventing it from going below about $95, one analyst believes.

Rumor: Apple to remove Bose headphones & speakers from its stores amid patent suit, NFL spat

Friday October 10, 2014

As a patent infringement suit filed by Bose against Beats looms, the longstanding retail partnership between Apple and Bose may be coming to an end, with a new report claiming that the premium audio products will be removed from Apple's retail locations.