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2014

Deals: iPads from $239; $120 to 150 off current iMacs & MacBooks; $150 off BT headphones

Saturday March 29, 2014

The weekend is delivering a number of deals on iPad minis and 128GB 4th-gen iPads, which are being discounted by up to $329. Meanwhile, a pair of resellers have again slashed the price of iMacs. And a trio of exclusive prices on MacBooks for AI readers are set to expire following the weekend. Also $159 off Bluetooth headphones.

Why did Microsoft port Office to Apple's iOS iPad before Android?

Saturday March 29, 2014

Earlier this month, Gartner reported worldwide tablet sales for 2013 that depicted Apple's iPad as slipping into obscurity with just 36 percent market share left. Why would Microsoft target Apple's minority tablet platform with its new mobile Office apps over Google's Android, which supposedly owns a 61.9 percent marketshare?

BlackBerry wins injunction, sales ban against 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

Saturday March 29, 2014

A U.S. district court judge on Friday granted BlackBerry a preliminary injunction against the Typo iPhone keyboard case for infringing on certain patents, effectively banning sales of the Ryan Seacrest-backed device.

Apple sends out letters to Cupertino 'neighbors' with updates on Campus 2 construction

Friday March 28, 2014

Residents living in and around the area of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 in Cupertino are receiving letters from the company updating them on build progress, including road work, utilities and on-site construction, the latter of which is scheduled to start in April.

Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit to proceed as judge denies requests from Apple, others

Friday March 28, 2014

A federal judge on Friday issued an order denying requests from Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe to escape going to trial over claims that the four tech heavyweights artificially suppressed employee wages through anti-poaching agreements.

Judge grants class status in e-books price fixing case against Apple

Friday March 28, 2014

A U.S. district court judge on Friday ruled plaintiffs seeking class status in a suit against Apple over e-book price fixing had "more than met their burden" to sue as a group.

Microsoft's Office for iPad suite dominates App Store charts after one day of availability

Friday March 28, 2014

About 24 hours after debuting on the iOS App Store, Microsoft's Office for iPad productivity suite has taken over the first three Top Free Apps seats, with the fourth going to the redesigned OneNote.

How Wikipedia's sloppy facts obscured reality in Apple vs. Samsung trial

Friday March 28, 2014

In 2011, the world's two most profitable mobile phone makers engaged in a global IP war that continues to this day. As Apple and Samsung prepare for their second trial, it's useful to review why many onlookers were so ill informed about the first one: Wikipedia.

Apple issues fourth OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers, continues focus on multimedia

Friday March 28, 2014

One week after the last beta, Apple has returned with another pre-release version of OS X 10.9.3 for testing by employees and registered Mac developers with a focus on graphics drivers, audio, Safari, USB data synchronization, and Mail.

Apple reaching out to Swiss watchmakers for partnerships, tries to poach horology experts

Friday March 28, 2014

Apple has reportedly been in contact with executives and craftsmen at Swiss watch brands as the company attempts to strike new partnerships and bring high-end watchmaking expertise in house for development of a so-called "iWatch."

Apple retail: Istanbul store to open April 5, Vancouver store to expand in 2015

Friday March 28, 2014

The first official Apple retail store in Turkey is set to open its doors next Saturday in Istanbul, while one of Apple's outlets in Vancouver, British Columbia will reportedly be moving to a 'substantially' larger space in the fall of 2015.

Apple planning expansion at Arizona sapphire plant to boost output

Friday March 28, 2014

Apple and sapphire manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies are looking to expand operations at the companies' Mesa, Ariz., facility, possibly to accommodate higher yields for an as-yet-unknown component, AppleInsider has learned.

Roku CEO speculates Apple loses money on $99 Apple TV, analyst says it's break-even

Friday March 28, 2014

Though he offered no evidence to prove it, the CEO of Roku said this week that he believes rival set-top streamer Apple TV is a money losing product, though one analyst believes the device is more likely a break-even business for APple.

Philips adds 3D-printed luminaires, all-white bulbs and wireless switch to 'hue' lineup

Friday March 28, 2014

Philips on Friday announced three new products hue wireless lighting ecosystem, including 3D-printed art-like luminaires, dimmable white-only hue lux bulbs and a unique battery-free wireless light switch called the hue tap.

Microsoft takes Office Mobile for iPhone free on launch of Office for iPad

Thursday March 27, 2014

On the heels of Office for iPad's introduction, Microsoft on Thursday dropped subscription requirements for the iPhone version of its productivity suite.

Apple confirmed to take 30% cut of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased in Office for iPad apps

Thursday March 27, 2014

It was confirmed on Thursday that Apple will garner its stipulated 30 percent share of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the new Office for iPad app, which launched at a special event earlier today.

Amazon to reportedly launch free streaming video service [u]

Thursday March 27, 2014

A report on Thursday claims Amazon is planning an entry into the free streaming video sector with a new service that would go along with a rumored set-top streaming device

First look: Hands on with Office for iPad from Microsoft's event in San Francisco

Thursday March 27, 2014

The long-awaited debut of Microsoft Office for iPad finally took place on Thursday with an event in San Francisco featuring the company's new chief executive Satya Nadella. AppleInsider was there live to test out Office on the iPad, and also see Microsoft's new leader in action.

Japanese newspaper repeats persistent 'iPhone 6' rumors: 2 screen sizes, Sept. launch

Thursday March 27, 2014

Apple is readying two variants of the so-called iPhone 6 with significantly larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays for a September launch, according to a Thursday report from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Microsoft Office for iPad arrives: Word, Excel & PowerPoint now available to download

Thursday March 27, 2014

Just moments after Microsoft Office for iPad was announced, the trio of applications that make up the industry leading productivity suite hit the App Store and can now be downloaded.