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Monday December 22, 2014

For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with AppleCare (99% of which are priced at the lowest prices anywhere).

Apple, Beats top other brands among college students in laptops, phones, tablets and headphones

Monday December 22, 2014

A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.

Apple releases critical security update for OS X NTP services vulnerability

Monday December 22, 2014

Apple on Monday pushed out an update addressing a "critical security issue" for OS X concerning a vulnerability discovered in the Network Time Protocol service, affecting Mac users running OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.

New Microsoft site targets users looking to switch from MacBook to Surface Pro

Monday December 22, 2014

While it was Apple who for years targeted Windows switchers to the Mac platform, the tables have turned as now Microsoft is now the underdog, focusing its efforts on trying to win over MacBook users with its Surface Pro hybrid computers.

Apple supplier Pegatron plans changes after BBC report on worker mistreatment

Monday December 22, 2014

In response to a BBC investigation alleging mistreatment of workers at one of its factories, Apple partner Pegatron has vowed to look into the matter and implement any necessary improvements.

Apple's Mac EFI found vulnerable to bootkit attack via rogue Thunderbolt devices

Monday December 22, 2014

At next week's Chaos Communication Congress in Germany, a researcher will demonstrate a method in which a malicious actor could use a specially-crafted Thunderbolt device to inject a bootkit -- which could survive nearly any attempt to remove it --into the EFI boot ROM of any Mac with a Thunderbolt port.

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus stars behind the scenes on Erno Laszlo's 'Holiday Wonders' campaign

Monday December 22, 2014

The latest holiday advertising campaign for luxury cosmetics brand Erno Laszlo -- one of the most legendary names in skincare -- captures winter life in New York City through the lens of an iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple Pay launching at Walt Disney World on Christmas Eve, Disneyland in 2015

Monday December 22, 2014

The Walt Disney Company's expansive Orlando theme park empire will reportedly begin accepting Apple's fast-growing mobile payments system this week, while Disneyland Resort in California is expected to follow suit next year.

Rumor: Apple's 12" MacBook Air with Retina display to enter production in Q1 2015

Monday December 22, 2014

Apple's supply chain are said to be gearing up for mass production of the long-rumored next-generation MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

Consumers take 'wait-and-see' approach to Apple Watch ahead of expected Q2 debut

Sunday December 21, 2014

According to a recent consumer survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, potential Apple Watch buyers are in a holding pattern as they await more details from Apple regarding core use cases and a fully fleshed out list of features.

Review: Yuneec E-Go, an iPhone-connected electric skateboard

Saturday December 20, 2014

The Yuneec E-Go electric skateboard certainly is not your typical Bluetooth smartphone accessory, but this highly mobile mode of transportation is the most fun we've ever had using our iPhone.

Kate Winslet, others rumored to join cast of upcoming Steve Jobs movie

Friday December 19, 2014

The cast of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film is apparently filling out, as the latest scuttlebutt has Kate Winslet in talks to costar and Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Stuhlbarg to take on a supporting role.

Led by Whole Foods shoppers, Apple Pay accounted for 1% of digital payment dollars in November

Friday December 19, 2014

According to a new report from research firm ITG, Apple Pay's first full month of service accounted for one percent of all digital payment dollars, an impressive statistic that suggests Apple's payments solution is being used by general consumers, not just early adopters.

Apple bought back $56 billion worth of its own stock in 2014

Friday December 19, 2014

This year, Apple spent three times more investing in itself than the next closest company in the S&P 500, totaling $56 billion on stock buybacks in fiscal 2014.

Apple slams BBC report on suppliers, says provided facts were 'clearly missing' from broadcast

Friday December 19, 2014

A corporate memo sent out by Apple executive Jeff Williams reveals that both he and Chief Executive Tim Cook are "deeply offended" by a report that aired on the BBC, alleging poor treatment of workers by an Apple supplier in the Far East.

Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December quarter, survey suggests

Friday December 19, 2014

If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the company's previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley.

Watch ABC Apple TV channel update brings full episode viewing for all users

Thursday December 18, 2014

In an update to its Watch ABC app for Apple TV, ABC is allowing access to full-length episodes one week after they air, even to users who do not log in with TV provider credentials.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship times drop to one day, Retina 5K iMac back in stock

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple appears to be catching up with demand for its latest devices as the Online Apple Store on Thursday shows one-day ship times for most iPhone 6 Plus storage configurations, 1 to 3 days for iPhone 6 and immediate availability for the Retina 5K iMac.

Apple CEO Tim Cook gives 'substantial' sum to gay rights initiative

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently decided to publicly announce he is "proud to be gay," has made a "substantial" donation to a cause promoting gay rights in the U.S. South, including his home state of Alabama.

Undercover video shows alleged worker rights violations at Apple supplier

Thursday December 18, 2014

Apple is once again in the crosshairs of a major media outlet over supposed worker rights abuse, this time with supplier Pegatron caught on undercover video questionable treatment of workers at an iPhone 6 factory.