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2014

Sync Solver bridges the gap between Apple's Health app and Fitbit devices

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Users tied into the Fitbit ecosystem and frustrated by its lack of compatibility with Apple's Health app in iOS 8 can turn to a new app called Sync Solver, which automatically exports Fitbit data like steps, weight and sleep into the Health app.

Apple pushes holiday gift ideas to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Apple on Wednesday redesigned its online store and sent out emails to customers spotlighting gift ideas, with just over a week to go before Black Friday kicks off the 2014 holiday shopping season.

Adobe announces Lightroom 5.7 with new Aperture and iPhoto importer tool, Black Friday subscription pricing

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Adobe late Tuesday released an update to its Lightroom image processing and management software that includes a new tool for importing photos from Apple's iPhoto or Aperture, both of which will be discontinued in favor of a unified OS X Photos app in 2015.

Apple to repurpose Mesa, Ariz. sapphire plant after GT Advanced vacates

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Adding background to Apple's vow to keep as many jobs as possible at its Mesa, Ariz., sapphire plant leased to GT Advanced, a new report says the facility will be repurposed, suggesting some current employees may be able to continue work at the location.

Google launches first 64-bit Chrome Web browser for OS X

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Google on Tuesday released Chrome 39, the first stable version of its Web browser to offer 64-bit support for Apple's OS X operating system.

Next-gen iPhone rumored to sport dual-lenses, DSLR quality in 'biggest camera jump ever'

Tuesday November 18, 2014

For its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus follow-up expected to debut in 2015, Apple may introduce a handset with dual lenses in what one well-connected Apple pundit calls the "biggest camera jump ever."

Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from 1990s

Tuesday November 18, 2014

A jury on Monday found Apple in infringement of pager technology developed for the SkyTel network in the '90s, ordering the company to pay out $23.6 million in damages.

WatchKit tools reveal Apple Watch screen resolutions, Dynamic Type support, more

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Apple's new WatchKit software development kit shed some new light on the upcoming wearable's technical makeup, including the physical resolution of the Retina displays as well as the device's support for iOS user interface technologies like Dynamic Type.

Apple releases WatchKit developer tools for creating Apple Watch apps & more

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Apple on Tuesday announced the availability of WatchKit, allowing developers to begin creating custom third-party applications, Glances and actionable notifications for the upcoming Apple Watch, before the wrist-worn accessory hits the market in early 2015.

Apple awarded patent for augmented reality devices with transparent displays

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Apple this week was awarded ownership of a patent that describes future electronics with transparent displays, allowing users to view real-world events simultaneously with on-screen generated images.

Nokia channels Apple's iPad mini with new N1 Android tablet for China

Tuesday November 18, 2014

In one of its first major product releases as a Microsoft subsidiary, former handset heavyweight Nokia on Tuesday unveiled a new 7.9-inch Android tablet that appears to take a number of cues from Apple's rival iPad mini.

Top hedge funds predict Apple could achieve trillion-dollar market cap

Tuesday November 18, 2014

As shares of Apple repeatedly reach new all-time highs, major investors believe the trend could continue, propelling the iPhone maker to a massive market capitalization level of $1 trillion as soon as next year.

Online retailers who support Apple Pay in iOS apps will boost sales this holiday, study says

Tuesday November 18, 2014

While most of the buzz surrounding Apple Pay is focused on its use in person at retail, the most popular application this holiday season may be in securely authorizing online purchases, a new study shows.

Apple's scanner mouse patent dynamically adjusts resolution, displays images on housing

Tuesday November 18, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple an invention covering a mouse peripheral with built-in chromatic sensor, a device designed to deal with tracking issues inherent in conventional designs while acting as a handheld scanner.

Apple exec Eddy Cue goes on 'holiday shopping spree' to showcase Apple Pay

Monday November 17, 2014

In a segment that aired Monday night on local Los Angeles, Calif., news station KTLA, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue went on a "shopping spree" to show off Apple Pay at a number of retailers, including the Apple Store.

Apple iSight supplier Sony unveils new 21MP CMOS sensor with 4K video, phase detection AF

Monday November 17, 2014

Apple partner supplier Sony on Monday announced an upcoming 21-megapixel CMOS sensor with onboard plane phase detection autofocus signal processing, 4K video output and still image HDR, all features that could trickle down to a future iPhone model.

Chinese sites hosting 'Wirelurker' Mac-to-iOS malware taken down, suspects arrested

Monday November 17, 2014

A Beijing government agency on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects thought to be behind the so-called "WireLurker" trojan targeting Mac and iOS devices, saying websites hosting the malware have been shut down.

AT&T promo gives subscribers 15GB of data for the price of 10GB

Monday November 17, 2014

Spurred on by increased competition in the wireless space, U.S. No. 2 carrier AT&T is rolling out a limited-time promotion that nets customers 15GB of data for $100 per month, or the current going rate for 10GB of data.

Apple Store now selling ecobee3 smart thermostat, stokes 'smarthome' competition

Monday November 17, 2014

Smarthome device maker ecobee scored coveted Apple Store shelf space as online and brick-and-mortar outlets on Monday started sales of the ecobee3 Internet-connected thermostat, one of the first products selected by Apple's retail arm to challenge Google-owned Nest.

NYC plans to replace phone booths with pylons providing free gigabit Wi-Fi

Monday November 17, 2014

Visitors and residents of New York City may soon have a vastly improved internet experience thanks to the new LinkNYC program, an initiative to replace the city's aging pay phones with modern "Link structures" that will broadcast access to free, gigabit Wi-Fi.