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2014

Apple opens iTunes donations for 'City of Hope' cancer charity, moves beyond natural disaster relief

Wednesday October 01, 2014

For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Apple will be accepting donations through iTunes to go to the City of Hope charity, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases.

Bloomberg: Apple's next-gen iPad Air to come in gold color option

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In line with previous reports, Bloomberg on Tuesday says Apple's next-generation iPad Air will be offered in gold, bringing the company's flagship tablet up to speed with iPhone color options.

Apple calls for OS X Yosemite app submissions ahead of launch

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In a letter to developers on Tuesday, Apple requested app submissions for its upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite launch, noting software built with the Swift programming language can be submitted to the Mac App Store via the latest Xcode 6.1 golden master seed.

U.S. Attorney General voices concern over Apple's iOS 8 security features

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder is the latest government official to come down on new mobile OS security features from Apple and Google that make unlocking a smartphone nearly impossible, even for law enforcement agencies.

PayPal purportedly cut out of Apple Pay due to partnership with Samsung

Tuesday September 30, 2014

A report on Tuesday claims PayPal was in the running to be a prominent partner in Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, but talks went south earlier this year after the payments company struck a similar partnership with Samsung.

Pebble smartwatch gets $50 price cut, background tracking for fitness & sleep

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In the wake of the Apple Watch announcement, startup smartwatch maker Pebble has countered with a $50 price cut for its entry-level and high-end Steel model, while also adding new background tracking capabilities for exercise and sleep.

Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Software behemoth Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its next-generation desktop operating system would not follow the numerical progression of its two predecessors -- which would have made it Windows 9 -- but will instead be called Windows 10.

Apple Watch steals the spotlight during Paris Fashion Week

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Huge crowds --and some of the world's most sought-after models --greeted the Apple Watch during its Tuesday debut in Paris, as the wrist-worn device captivated the attention of the glitterati in town for Paris Fashion Week.

Apple provides golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In a sign that the next-generation Mac operating system is near release to the public, Apple on Tuesday released a golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers for testing.

Rumor: Apple Watch manufacturing to begin in January, Quanta to be sole supplier

Tuesday September 30, 2014

With the Apple Watch set to debut in early 2015, a new rumor suggests the company plans to begin manufacturing its upcoming wearable device in January, and that Taiwan's Quanta Computer will exclusively handle that responsibility.

Evercore raises Apple price target to $125, sees bigger iPhones leading to bigger sales

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Bigger iPhone 6 screens are likely to result in a bigger upgrade cycle for Apple, in the eyes of Evercore Partners, which increased its price target to $125 on Tuesday and advised investors to buy in.

Jony Ive, Marc Newson showcase Apple Watch to fashion luminaries in Paris

Tuesday September 30, 2014

The Apple Watch has attracted some of fashion's biggest names to its one-day-only showing at Parisian boutique Colette, with industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld turning up to get a look at Apple's long-awaited foray into the wearable device market.

European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union's antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state aid and could therefore be viewed as illegal.

Apple patents glasses-free interactive holographic touchscreen display

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an advanced device display that uses lasers, micro lenses and sensors to not only output a three-dimensional holographic image, but detect how a user interacts with it in real time.

Despite faster A8, higher pixel count of iPhone 6 Plus drives lower FPS benchmarks

Tuesday September 30, 2014

With 2.1 million pixels, the Retina HD resolution of iPhone 6 Plus demands a lot more GPU performance than either iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s to render 2D and 3D graphics at its native resolution, resulting in benchmarks with--in some cases--lower frames per second rendering results in native resolution GPU tests.

Apple Pay settings menu, reference to iPad with Touch ID discovered in iOS 8.1 beta

Monday September 29, 2014

As some expected, Apple's latest iOS 8.1 beta build contains assets for the upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments service, including hidden settings menus and references to an iPad with Touch ID fingerprint recognition.

Apple's iPhone 6 to arrive in China on Oct. 17 after receiving regulatory license [u]

Monday September 29, 2014

Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will hit the important Chinese market on Oct. 10, as the country's regulatory agency in charge of communications issued a license to start devices sales Tuesday local time.

Apple's Beats sues Steven Lamar for claiming 'cofounder' status to sell new headphones

Monday September 29, 2014

In a recent court filing, Apple-owned Beats brought suit against Steven Lamar for false advertisements and unfair competition after the audio equipment entrepreneur allegedly misreported his affiliation with the Beats brand in order to boost a new audio enterprise.

Apple reports all iCloud services down for some users worldwide [ux2]

Monday September 29, 2014

In an update to Apple's online systems status webpage, the company announced ongoing outages of all iCloud services, including account sign-ins, mail, storage and more.

Latest iOS 8 bug reportedly causes unwanted deletion of iCloud Drive documents

Monday September 29, 2014

Adding to Apple's iOS 8 launch troubles, a report on Monday claims the operating system's "Reset All Settings" feature for hardware wiping user preferences also deletes data stored in iCloud Drive.