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2014

Deals: MacBook Pro coupons; Mac Pros in stock; 60% off Harman Kardon BT headphones

Tuesday March 11, 2014

In addition to 3% coupon codes on MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, this week's deals deliver the lowest prices yet on three CTO Retina MacBook Pros. Meanwhile, dozens of Mac Pros configs are now arriving at authorized resellers at discount, plus tax savings. And Harman Kardon is offering refurbished versions of its award-winning over-ear Bluetooth headphones at over 60% off MSRP.

Apple partners with Vevo to stream concerts from SXSW iTunes Festival

Tuesday March 11, 2014

When the iTunes Festival at SXSW kicks off tonight, marking its debut in the U.S., fans will be able to view acts Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and London Grammar live on Vevo for iOS and Apple TV, as well as in Apple's Safari browser for Mac.

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 - report

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to ship a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite later this year in what would be the first major update to the software in nearly four years.

Pacific Crest sees larger $299 iPhone increasing profits, ups Apple price target to $635

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Shares of Apple rose Tuesday morning after Pacific Crest upgraded its rating on the stock to "outperform," citing high expectations for the company's next iPhone, which the firm expects to sport a 4.7-inch display and $299 starting price tag.

Apple expected to leverage HopStop, Embark acquisitions for transit data in iOS 8 Maps

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Apple's recent mapping-related acquisition spree is expected to bear fruit in the next generation of iOS as the company's mapping team is said to be preparing a new transit direction feature and significant improvements to the maps' underlying data.

6 months after launch, Apple's iTunes Radio already more popular than Spotify

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Apple's iTunes Radio has carved out 8 percent of the U.S. streaming music market, placing it ahead of popular service Spotify and just behind second-place iHeart Radio, according to newly released data.

Rumor: Design of Apple's new big-screen iPhone will be cross between iPhone 5c & 7th-gen iPod nano

Tuesday March 11, 2014

With Apple widely expected to launch a new, larger iPhone model this year, a new report claims the external design will take numerous cues from the company's mid-range iPhone 5c, as well as its seventh-generation iPod nano.

Apple tech monitors device aging, adjusts operating parameters to ensure optimal performance

Tuesday March 11, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent describing a method of monitoring the aging of a device's electronics, comparing the data with a global average and modifying operating parameters to maximize performance, battery efficiency and user experience over the product's advertised lifetime.

Apple's iOS 7.1 brings iPhone 4 speed enhancements, iBeacon improvements

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Along with the addition of headline features like CarPlay, Apple's latest iOS 7.1 update brought a welcome speed boost for the four-year-old iPhone 4, as well as new iBeacon handling that allows apps to search for signals even when closed.

Apple quietly improves loyalty pricing for businesses, educational institutions

Monday March 10, 2014

Apple recently made a change to its loyalty program for organizations that spend upwards of $5,000 per year on its products, offering better discounts on Macs, iPads, accessories and, for the first time, unlocked iPhones and Apple TVs.

Samsung appeals final judgment in first Apple v. Samsung California trial, drops asserted SEPs from second

Monday March 10, 2014

As expected, Samsung appealed a California district court's final judgment of the original Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, and a day later dropped declared standard-essential patents from a second upcoming case slated to begin at the end of March.

Apple's iOS 7.1 brings animation updates, UI tweaks for Phone, calendar, and more

Monday March 10, 2014

New features like CarPlay and long-awaited enhancements to Siri and Touch ID headlined Monday's iOS 7.1 update, but Apple also made several aesthetic changes as designers continue to refine the mobile operating system's user interface.

Apple issues updates for iOS Remote, GarageBand, Logic Remote & Podcasts

Monday March 10, 2014

Along with the release of iOS 7.1, Apple on Monday issued updates for a number of its iOS applications, with Remote, GarageBand, Logic Remote, and Podcasts all receiving attention.

Apple TV 6.1 update makes it easier to hide unwanted channels

Monday March 10, 2014

A new Apple TV software update was issued on Monday, giving users the ability to reduce the plethora of channels on the device's home screen if they so choose.

Apple adds support for new, previously-unknown iPad models in iOS 7.1

Monday March 10, 2014

Monday's iOS 7.1 update brought a slew of documented changes and two surprise additions -- update bundles customized for iPad models that are not known to have been publicly released.

Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support, Siri and Touch ID improvements

Monday March 10, 2014

Apple on Monday released iOS 7.1, the most significant update to its mobile platform in six months, featuring tweaks to the user interface introduced in iOS 7, fixes for lingering bugs, and new features such as support for the new CarPlay infotainment center.

Apple to stick with Samsung for A8 chip, final manufacturing prep underway - report

Monday March 10, 2014

Contrary to recent rumors, Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple's next-generation A-series processor and will do so at the same Texas facility that churns out the 64-bit A7 at the heart of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, according to a new report from South Korea.

Apple adds iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV in advance of Tuesday kickoff

Sunday March 09, 2014

With just days remaining until London Grammar takes the stage to open the first iTunes Festival ever held in the U.S., Apple has added a new iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV with a performance lineup and information on every act.

AT&T drops price of 2GB no-contract plan by $15, T-Mobile doubles down on 'Simple Choice'

Saturday March 08, 2014

The wireless carrier price wars continue this weekend as AT&T and T-Mobile respectively announced price cuts and new data incentives for subscribers.

Report: iPhone 5s to soon account for 1 in 5 iPhones, 5c growth stagnant

Friday March 07, 2014

According to the latest statistics from analytics firm Mixpanel, Apple's iPhone 5s is about to breach the 20 percent mark in overall iPhone marketshare and will soon overtake the venerable iPhone 4S, while the counterpart 5c model languishes at about 6 percent.