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2014

Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue invited to Allen & Co.'s 2014 Sun Valley conference

Monday June 30, 2014

Investment bank Allen & Co. has once again extended an invitation for Apple CEO Tim Cook and services honcho Eddy Cue to attend the bank's annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho alongside a number of other technology and business luminaries.

Sharp LCD plant revelation casts doubt on Apple's use of IGZO displays

Monday June 30, 2014

Despite numerous reports that Apple is employing next-generation IGZO display panels in its iPad lineup, a weekend revelation that the iPhone maker has monopolized the output of a Sharp facility not known to produce IGZO components throws those assertions into question.

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 with fixes for Wi-Fi, wake from sleep

Monday June 30, 2014

As Mac users await this fall's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's current Mac operating system received a minor update on Monday, with OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixing minor bugs related to Wi-Fi and wake from sleep.

Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday pushed an over-the-air update to its iOS mobile operating system, bringing fixes that enhance iBeacon connectivity and stability while correcting problems with Mail attachment data protection and data transfer to third-party accessories.

Rumor: New backlight component will enable Apple to maker thinner, lighter 'iPhone 6'

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhone may use only one brightness enhancement film for its display, a change that could enable the company to reduce the size of the LCD component in the handset and create the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date.

Apple updating its Maps with user corrections every day at 3 am Eastern

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple is now routinely updating its mapping database on a daily basis with user corrections submitted through the native Maps applications for iOS and OS X, it has been discovered.

Apple job postings confirm six new Chinese retail outlets

Monday June 30, 2014

The first phase of Apple's ambitious retail expansion in China appears to be nearing completion, with the company now advertising for available in-store positions in a number of mainland Chinese cities that do not currently boast a first-party outlet.

Apple to update iTunes U on iPad with student class discussions, teacher course creation & management

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday revealed that it will bring a major new update to its education-focused iTunes U app for iPad starting July 8, offering class discussions for students, and giving teachers the ability to create, edit and manage entire courses.

Rumor: Parade of 'iPhone 6' mockups aren't final design, back panel will feature glass like 5s

Monday June 30, 2014

While a glut of alleged "iPhone 6" mockups have suggested there will be lines cut out toward the top and bottom of the back panel on Apple's next handset, a new report claims those are just placeholders for small glass panels that will be included, in a design much like the iPhone 5s.

Apple's 'Parenthood' ad features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps

Sunday June 29, 2014

Apple on Sunday aired a new iPhone commercial focusing on the handset's ability to help parents teach, interact and connect with their children through various apps, some of which include connected smart home solutions.

Apple, Inc. employees pass out free iTunes song cards at San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade

Sunday June 29, 2014

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joined Lisa Jackson, the company's new head of environmental issues, in leading a large group of Apple employes in San Francisco's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride parade today, handing out certificates good for a free iTunes song to onlookers.

Apple heads for home: Why HomeKit may not bring an 'iLight' or 'iLock,' but a new Apple TV

Sunday June 29, 2014

As follows any new announcement from Apple, the world's most secretive consumer electronics company, the days since the the unveiling of HomeKit -- Apple's new "smart home" platform -- have been filled with rumors and speculation about where it might go. AppleInsider now steps back to take a look at the most likely scenario.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" uses advanced imaging tech to imagine an apocalyptic future--with an iPad cameo

Saturday June 28, 2014

In what is certain to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" portrays two parallel societies grappling with fears, violence, betrayal and cross-cultural empathy, with a particularly poignant scene portraying a battered iPad (albeit running iOS 6).

For Apple fans dreaming of sapphire iPhones, Liquidmetal could be a cautionary tale

Saturday June 28, 2014

Apple certainly likes to keep its competition -- and fans --guessing about its next moves, and one of the company's best head-fakes in recent years was an exclusive arrangement for a unique metal alloy dubbed Liquidmetal. News of that deal sparked fantasies of mythical Liquidmetal products built by Apple -- wishful thinking that may now be repeating once again with the company's latest investment in sapphire.

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor

Saturday June 28, 2014

In a live TV segment of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday, co-anchor Simon Hobbs caused a kerfuffle when he inadvertently "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay.

Widespread Verizon Wireless outage affecting payments and new phone sales

Friday June 27, 2014

Verizon Wireless is experiencing a widespread billing service disruption that has been ongoing for nearly two days, leaving would-be customers -- and existing subscribers who want to upgrade -- in the lurch.

Adobe 'committed to helping' Aperture customers migrate to Lightroom after Apple announcement

Friday June 27, 2014

Following Friday's announcement that Apple would discontinue both iPhoto and Aperture in favor of OS X Yosemite's new Photos app, software giant Adobe chimed in to tout its "rich roadmap" for Lightroom -- Aperture's main competitor -- and to reiterate the company's commitment to Apple-based photographers.

Timed with Aperture announcement, Apple updates remaining pro apps: Final Cut, Motion, Compressor & MainStage

Friday June 27, 2014

On the heels of Apple's announcement that it will no longer update its professional photography software Aperture, the company issued a round of updates for many of its remaining pro apps, which the company has said will continue to live on.

Apple will no longer develop Aperture or iPhoto, OS X Yosemite Photos app to serve as replacement

Friday June 27, 2014

Apple on Friday revealed that development on Aperture, its professional-grade photo editing application, has ceased, leaving Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro as its only remaining flagship pro-oriented Mac apps.

Audi announces support for Apple's CarPlay in 2015 models

Friday June 27, 2014

German automaker Audi -- a founding member of Google's Android-based Open Automotive Alliance -- on Thursday announced that it has undertaken "intensive dialog" with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker's CarPlay system into new vehicles beginning in 2015.