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2014

Russia's Megafon deal with Apple, Inc. guarantees sales of 750k iPhones over 3 years

Friday March 07, 2014

Russia's second largest carrier Megafon said its iPhone agreement with Apple requires it to sell 750,000 iPhones over three years and spend $28 million on marketing and promotion through 2016.

New Android "RAT" infects Google Play apps, turning phones into spyware zombies

Friday March 07, 2014

An easy to use new "Remote Administration Tool" malware package for Android offers to infect users, steal their photos and text messages, secretly capture audio or video, record their calls, download their web browser history and steal their email, Facebook and VPN account information.

Pebble adds eBay, Evernote & Time Warner as latest smart watch app partners

Friday March 07, 2014

Pebble on Friday announced a trio of new partners for its wrist-worn platform, with official applications from eBay, Evernote and Time Warner Cable now available on the Pebble app store.

Apple continues to add share in U.S. smartphone market, now holds 42%

Friday March 07, 2014

Smartphone buyers in the U.S. continue to flock toward Apple as the iPhone maker saw its marketshare tick upward to 41.6 percent --nearly as much as its four closest competitors combined --for the three months ending in January, according to data released Friday.

Rumor: Google pressured Asus to cancel Android/Windows dual-boot devices

Friday March 07, 2014

Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Asus has reportedly shelved plans to release a new Transformer tablet that would allow consumers to run both Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android operating systems on the same device after Google voiced opposition to the move.

Apple to enable pixel-doubled 'Retina' mode for 4K monitors in OS X 10.9.3

Friday March 07, 2014

It appears that Apple will be enabling additional support for 4K displays with the latest OS X 10.9.3 maintenance update, with people familiar with the beta reporting support for so-called pixel-doubling, 60Hz refresh rates with late-2013 MacBook Pros and more.

Apple's Tim Cook meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at Apple HQ

Thursday March 06, 2014

A short video clip posted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official YouTube page on Thursday shows the leader meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Amazon takes online sales management mobile with Amazon Seller iOS app

Thursday March 06, 2014

Amazon on Wednesday released Amazon Seller, an iOS app that acts as a portable toolbox for merchants with accounts with the Internet sales giant to initiate sales, manage products and communicate with customers.

iPhones much more likely to be stolen, less likely to be broken or need replacement

Thursday March 06, 2014

Figures compiled by device insurance firm ProtectCell indicate that owners of Apple's iPhone suffer fewer broken screens and other device problems requiring replacement, but are far more likely to having their products stolen.

Apple issues first OS X 10.9.3 beta, asks developers to focus on graphics and audio

Thursday March 06, 2014

A little over one week after its release of the OS X 10.9.2 maintenance update, Apple on Thursday seeded OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers for testing.

Apple gobbling up retail market share as Radio Shack, Best Buy shrink

Thursday March 06, 2014

Apple's market share among specialty electronics retailers has been steadily growing since the release of iPhone in 2007, having reportedly expanded from 3.8 percent (with $3.5 billion in revenue) to 15 percent ($15.6 billion) six years later in 2013.

Construction of Apple's new San Francisco flagship store gets final go ahead

Thursday March 06, 2014

Apple has been given final approval to start its San Francisco flagship store project, which will involve the demolition of a standing building, surrounding environment renovations and construction of a building adhering to a new design style.

Apple releases iOS 7-styled iTunes Festival app update, does not require iOS 7.1

Thursday March 06, 2014

Apple on Thursday released the latest version of its iTunes Festival app, which some insiders said would be the harbinger of iOS 7.1, though it appears the app only requires iOS 7 to run.

CarPlay development characterized as easy, but Apple planning 'slow and steady' rollout

Thursday March 06, 2014

Only a select number of developers were allowed to work with CarPlay prior to this week's announcement, as Apple is taking a slow approach with its new car infotainment system platform, though integration of the feature with existing iOS applications is said to be a simple process.

Apple approaching March 31 deadline for FTC in-app purchase settlement compliance

Thursday March 06, 2014

Apple is moving toward the March 31 deadline for complying with the terms of its settlement with the FTC over in-app purchases, and the company is alleged to have run into technical difficulties when implementing changes to the iOS App Store.

Apple exploring device pairing with Touch ID, camera privacy using diffusers

Thursday March 06, 2014

A pair of newly released patent applications detail potential future capabilities for Apple devices, with the first detailing a system by which two devices could be paired using biometric information, like a fingerprint, while the second details a method to display camera information using electronic diffusers.

ComiXology requires users to reset passwords after security breach

Thursday March 06, 2014

Digital comic book seller ComiXology, whose iPad application is consistently one of the top grossing options on Apple's App Store, informed users on Thursday that it was victim to a security breach, and users must reset their passwords.

High-res display processing company Pixelworks reveals Apple as major customer

Thursday March 06, 2014

Shares of Pixelworks surged more than 30 percent in premarket trading on Thursday, after the company revealed that Apple represented more than 10 percent of its revenue in 2013.

Apple's 'attack detection mode' would protect iPhone owners in emergency situations

Thursday March 06, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing describing a unique mobile device feature that can automatically request assistance if it is determined that a user is in distress.

Apple denied renewed motion for permanent injunction against Samsung

Thursday March 06, 2014

A California court on Thursday filed a ruling denying Apple's renewed motion seeking a permanent injunction against Samsung, saying Apple failed to prove a "causal nexus" between the Korean company's patent infringement and irreparable harm.