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2014

Apple's iOS 'dishing out a lot of data behind our backs,' security researcher charges

Monday July 21, 2014

Noted forensic scientist and iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski has uncovered a number of undocumented "backdoor" services in Apple's mobile operating system that he argues could be exploited by law enforcement agencies, the NSA, or other malicious actors to bypass encryption and siphon sensitive personal data from iOS devices.

Rumor: Rear shell for 4.7" 'iPhone 6' shown with inlaid Apple logo in new photos

Monday July 21, 2014

Yet another rear shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone has purportedly been outed by sources in the company's Far East supply chain, with the latest set of photos showing a more refined unit complete with an iPad-like inlaid Apple logo.

Earnings Preview: Wall Street expects solid quarter from Apple, but focus is on the fall

Monday July 21, 2014

While many Apple observers expect the company to reveal solid year-over-year growth for its relatively quiet June quarter, much of the focus will be on new CFO Luca Maestri's guidance for the fall with updated iPhones and iPads on the horizon, the expected closing of the Beats acquisition, and the possibility of a so-called "iWatch."

Apple's 2014 iTunes Festival in London to feature Maroon 5, Beck, Blondie, more

Monday July 21, 2014

Apple on Monday revealed the initial lineup for its eighth annual iTunes Festival in London, which is scheduled to kick off in September with big-name performers Maroon 5, Pharrell and Calvin Harris joining legends Blondie, Robert Plant and more at the historic Roundhouse theater.

Editorial: Google, Microsoft claiming Apple's crown, albeit from 1994

Sunday July 20, 2014

Google and Microsoft have virtually achieved their goal of becoming Apple, albeit twenty years behind today's Apple. Which is sort of a beleaguered achievement.

Former White House Press Secretary Carney still considering Apple PR role, Bloomberg says

Sunday July 20, 2014

A rumor claiming former White House Secretary Jay Carney is in the running to head up public relations at Apple -- thought to have been put to bed last week -- was resurrected on Saturday, with a new report saying he is still considering the position.

Google and Samsung escalate hostilities over watches, Tizen and Android's openness

Saturday July 19, 2014

Google is growing increasingly worried that Samsung, its largest licensee, is working to undermine its own strategy for Android, while Samsung and the rest of the industry is concerned that Google has become a "bully," according to a new report by The Information.

Video shows supposed 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display scratched by sandpaper, suggests not sapphire

Saturday July 19, 2014

In a video posted to YouTube late Friday, a part purported to be Apple's "iPhone 6" cover glass was again exposed to a torture test, this time failing to resist scratches from garnet sandpaper, a material softer than sapphire.

Photos purport to show 'iPhone 6' Lightning port, microphone flex cable

Saturday July 19, 2014

A pair of images out of Asia on Friday supposedly show a flex cable for an unannounced Apple product, containing a Lightning connector port, microphone and unusually large headphone jack.

Rumor: 12" Retina MacBook Air may be pushed back to 2015, next-gen models hit production in August

Friday July 18, 2014

Rumors out of Taiwan on Friday claim Apple's anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air may be delayed into 2015 due to processor supply constraints, but release of the next-generation 11-inch and 13-inch models will be on time as partner suppliers in East Asia are receiving parts for mass production.

Full scale segment of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship' facade revealed in photos

Friday July 18, 2014

A pair of photos published to the Web on Friday claim to show a full-size segment of the glass and steel facade bound for Apple's Campus 2 "spaceship" building in Cupertino.

Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

Friday July 18, 2014

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.

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Friday July 18, 2014

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Lenovo axes small Windows tablets in the US after struggling to compete with Apple's iPad mini [u]

Friday July 18, 2014

Major Microsoft hardware partner Lenovo will pull its 8-inch Windows tablets from the U.S. market, the Chinese company said Wednesday, citing lack of demand for smaller touchscreen devices running Microsoft's controversial Windows 8 operating system.

European Commission chides Apple for not improving game in-app purchase policies

Friday July 18, 2014

The legislative arm of the European Union has set its sights on Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of not doing enough to protect and inform consumers regarding in-app purchases, particularly in "free-to-play" mobile games.

Amazon launches iOS-compatible Kindle Unlimited, a $10/mo. all-you-can-read ebook plan

Friday July 18, 2014

While the digital music market has been trending toward monthly subscription services for unlimited access, Amazon is now trying the same approach with its dominance in the ebook market, allowing subscribers to read as much as they want for $10 per month.

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter release candidates bring new camera support, bug fixes

Friday July 18, 2014

Adobe on Thursday announced availability of release candidates for the upcoming Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6, with the software bringing improvements to image processing and conversion for Photoshop CC users.

Rumor: Apple's 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' to enter mass production next week, 5.5-inch model in August

Thursday July 17, 2014

A report coming out of Asia on Friday claims Apple partner supplier Foxconn is prepping for mass production of a rumored 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone this month, while a larger 5.5-inch model is slated for manufacturing in mid-August.

Outgoing Apple board member Bill Campbell offers insight into company, Steve Jobs in interview

Thursday July 17, 2014

Following a Thursday announcement that Bill Campbell would retire as a member of Apple's board of directors, Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and "coach" to silicon valley elite.

Photos of Apple Campus 2 construction site show 'underground tunnels,' continued progress

Thursday July 17, 2014

As construction of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure.