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2014

Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic, to start shooting soon

Thursday October 23, 2014

In a Bloomberg Television interview with Emily Chang, Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale will play Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in a forthcoming feature film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech guru.

Apple to build 25 new Apple Stores in China in two years

Thursday October 23, 2014

Speaking to a Chinese media on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is planning to open 25 retail locations over the next two years, putting a number on previous promises to triple Apple's footprint in the country.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Foxconn iPhone factory on China 'road trip'

Wednesday October 22, 2014

As part of what he calls a "road trip" to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday tweeted out a photo of himself sitting with a Foxconn worker putting the finishing touches on a new iPhone 6 model.

Apple to drop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications on Oct. 29 due to POODLE vulnerability

Wednesday October 22, 2014

In response to a recently discovered vulnerability with SSL version 3.0, Apple on Wednesday announced through its developer website that it will be removing support for the protocol on its Apple Push Notification server.

Rare working Apple I goes for record-smashing $905,000 at auction

Wednesday October 22, 2014

One of only 50 known surviving Apple 1 computers was sold at an auction on Wednesday, with the nearly 40-year-old machine crushing expectations to fetch a record-breaking $905,000.

Apple avoids $94M patent infringement suit leveled by patent troll GPNE

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products.

Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 now available for pickup at select US Apple Stores

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Apple on Wednesday initiated in-store sales of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, though the rollout appears to be limited to the UK and select U.S. locations, notably brick-and-mortar outlets on the East Coast.

iPad Air 2 teardown reveals lower capacity battery, internal layout tweaks

Wednesday October 22, 2014

A teardown of the recently released iPad Air 2 on Wednesday revealed a slew of iterative changes made to Apple's flagship tablet model, including sized-down components and a smaller battery.

Unboxing Apple's new iPad Air 2, with Smart Case & Smart Cover

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 is super fast, super slim and incorporates the same Touch ID and Secure Element as iPhone 6, enabling secure Apple Pay transactions within apps. Here's what it looks like naked, and in Apple's custom Smart Case and Smart Cover.

Bank of America glitch charges some Apple Pay customers twice, error will be fixed & users reimbursed

Wednesday October 22, 2014

A small number of Bank of America customers were hit with a double-charge when using Apple Pay this week, but the problem resulting from a glitch between the bank and a payment network is expected to be quickly resolved.

Leak suggests new Fitbit Surge smartwatch will best Apple Watch by integrating GPS

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Newly leaked marketing materials suggest Fitbit may be on the verge of releasing a new fitness-focused smartwatch with a heart rate sensor as well as integrated GPS, the latter of which the upcoming Apple Watch will not feature without tethering to an iPhone.

Apple planning to bring Apple Pay support to iAd with new buy buttons - report

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Tap-to-buy quick purchasing buttons with support for Apple Pay may be coming to Apple's iAd mobile advertising network as soon as this fall, according to a new report.

AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store

Wednesday October 22, 2014

AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

MasterCard pushes Apple Pay with new 'Priceless Surprises' TV ads

Wednesday October 22, 2014

The first television commercials spotlighting Apple Pay did not come from Apple itself, but from launch partner MasterCard, which is running baseball-themed ads hyping the launch of the new iPhone 6-based tap-to-pay system.

Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly traveled to Beijing to meet with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data, a meeting prompted by recent hacks targeting iCloud users in the country.

Get your Mac online anywhere easily with OS X Yosemite's new Instant Hotspot iPhone tethering feature

Wednesday October 22, 2014

One of the new Continuity features between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is Instant Hotspot, giving users the ability to automatically connect to the Internet through their iPhone's cellular data connection without the need to touch their phone.

Review roundup: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deemed best in class, but changes mostly iterative [u]

Tuesday October 21, 2014

The reviews are in for this year's iPad product refreshes and the results are expectedly positive for the new iPad Air 2, though some question whether Apple did enough to warrant the iPad mini 3's price tag.

Apple's Maps Connect portal lets local businesses create, add details to listings

Tuesday October 21, 2014

In a continued effort to make Apple Maps more accurate, Apple on Tuesday launched a new Web portal called "Maps Connect" to let local businesses add information directly into the mapping services.

Apple's new A8X powered iPad Air 2 smokes new Android tablets, including Nvidia's Tegra K1 Shield Tablet [u]

Tuesday October 21, 2014

New Geekbench processor benchmarks show Apple's triple core, 64-bit A8X Application Processor is dramatically faster than the latest Android tablets, despite their additional cores and faster clock rates.

Apple leadership awarded restricted stock unit bonus currently worth $19M

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Eight Apple executives last week were awarded identical bonuses in the form of conditional RSUs worth over $19.6 million at the stock's current price, according to a U.S. SEC filing.