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2014

Japanese court says Apple's iPhones, iPads don't infringe on Samsung patents

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Apple has once again defeated rival Samsung in the courtroom, this time in Japan, where it was ruled that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 do not infringe on data communication patents owned by the South Korean electronics giant.

Apple testing 'Related' App Store search results to boost app discovery

Tuesday March 25, 2014

According to reports late Monday, Apple may be planning on rolling out a new app discovery feature for the iOS App Store as users have spotted a new option that suggests terms related to a given search.

New video footage shows initial demolition at Apple's Campus 2 site

Tuesday March 25, 2014

High quality video footage of the demolition currently underway at Apple's Campus 2 build site in Cupertino, Calif., was posted to the Web on Monday, with the short clip showing what appears to be the complete teardown process of an entire building.

Apple taps veteran Senate finance staffer as new top lobbyist

Monday March 24, 2014

A report on Monday claims Apple has hired former Senate staffer Amber Cottle, who served as staff director on one of the most influential committees on Capitol Hill, to be its new lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 continues to rise, now at 85%

Monday March 24, 2014

In a change to Apple's developer website on Monday, the company announced adoption of iOS 7 is now at 85 percent while the share of devices running iOS 6 has fallen to 12 percent.

New 'Your Verse' story shows how iPad helps assess concussions in sports

Monday March 24, 2014

Apple on Monday posted to its website a new installment of its "Your Verse" iPad media campaign, this time highlighting the tablet's ability to help assess concussions, a previously difficult task that relied on subjective reporting methods.

Apple's new privacy counsel hire hints at unannounced health program

Monday March 24, 2014

A new Apple hire discovered on Monday may offer insight into the company's rumored push into health monitoring, which could integrate data from the much-rumored "iWatch" with the company's iCloud service.

Apple casts wide net to find iTunes users affected by unauthorized in-app purchases

Monday March 24, 2014

As part of a settlement regarding overly lax in-app purchase limitations, Apple on Monday sent out to iTunes account holders what appears to be a mass email, asking those who were charged for unauthorized purchases by minors to fill out a refund form.

Steve Jobs threatened 'war' as Google tried to poach Safari engineers for nascent browser team

Monday March 24, 2014

Google may have sparked the Silicon Valley anti-poaching scandal when the company infuriated Steve Jobs by attempting to lure members of Apple's Safari team to work on Google's then-nascent browser effort, according to internal emails revealed in new court filings.

Apple-Comcast talks likely limited in scope, user experience not a priority for cable providers

Monday March 24, 2014

While rumors of talks between Apple and cable provider Comcast generated buzz over the weekend, one Wall Street analyst doesn't expect the discussions to go much beyond the possibility of having a Comcast-branded application available for Apple TV.

NPR brings live streaming news to Apple's iTunes Radio, more channels on the way

Monday March 24, 2014

Live streaming news content is headed to iTunes Radio, with the first partner launching on Apple's service Monday: National Public Radio.

Google Photowall turns your TV into a crowdsourced pinboard, Loopy HD goes half-off

Monday March 24, 2014

Two interesting developments hit the App Store over the weekend, as Google's new Photowall app lets iPhone owners beam photos from their handset to their TV using the company's Chromecast streaming stick, while Loopy HD is now 50% off after being featured on The Tonight Show.

iTunes and app sales projected to grow to 20% of Apple profit by 2020

Monday March 24, 2014

iTunes content and the App Store are projected to be key drivers of growth for Apple moving forward, with one new forecast calling for content and apps alone to account for 20 percent of profits by 2020.

iPhone 5c & iPad mini assembler Pegatron sees earnings rise 22%

Monday March 24, 2014

Pegatron, the main assembler for both the iPhone 5c and iPad mini, saw its earnings grow 22 percent in the first quarter, potentially signaling strong sales of Apple's low-end iOS devices.

Rumor: Apple to switch to automated battery assembly for this year's 'iPhone 6'

Monday March 24, 2014

Batteries for Apple's next-generation iPhone may be assembled on fully automated production lines in China, rather than through manual labor, a new rumor out of the Far East claims.

British consumers face iTunes price hike after tax policy change

Sunday March 23, 2014

Apple may be forced to increase the amount of Value Added Tax that it charges for iTunes music and video sales in the U.K. as Her Majesty's Treasury pushes to end tax loopholes that allow consumers to pay much lower rates on digital purchases.

Apple discussing new streaming set-top box with Comcast - report

Sunday March 23, 2014

Apple is reportedly planning to release a new streaming set-top box, and is in talks with cable provider Comcast on a potential deal that would bypass Web congestion and allow faster and more reliable performance for users.

With Android Wear, Google fires first shot in hardware war against Apple

Sunday March 23, 2014

Google's aggressive stance with Android Wear, putting industrial design -- rather than tech specs or bundled software -- at the forefront, reveals the makings of a strategy designed to take on Apple at their own game.

Review: Sharp's 32" 4K display is a high-performance workhorse made for Apple's Mac Pro

Sunday March 23, 2014

Apple has made clear its intent to support ultra high-resolution displays with the latest Mac and OS X products, but without a 4K display of its own (yet) the company sells only one UHD monitor as a go-along with its flagship Mac Pro: Sharp's PN-K321.

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

Saturday March 22, 2014

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.