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2014

IMDb for iOS adds TV & Amazon Prime listings, Nike+ Move gets internationalized

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Two noteworthy new updates hit the App Store on Wednesday as television and movie database IMDb added TV listings and the ability to check titles' Amazon Prime ability, while Nike's Nike+ Move gained a number of localizations and stability improvements.

As Apple's growth slows, media questions if 'patience' & 'resolve' of Wall Street investors will last

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Ahead of Apple's earnings call this afternoon, two major publications have openly questioned whether investors will continue to stand by one of the most profitable companies in the world, with the perception that Wall Street may be losing its patience with the iPhone maker in the face of slowing growth.

Rumor: Apple taps Catcher for metal casings on next-gen 'iPhone 6'

Wednesday April 23, 2014

A pair of investment firms believe casing supplier Catcher has secured a sizable chunk of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" metal casing orders, as the company lines up suppliers for a handset launch later this year.

Beacondo makes it easier to develop new apps that interact with Apple's iBeacons

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Developers looking for a faster way to prototype iBeacon-enabled apps or everyday users who want to experiment with the microlocation technology can now look to Beacondo, a startup working to make iBeacon integration simpler with a new drag-and-drop system.

Apple shows off iPhone 5s multimedia creation prowess in 'Powerful' ad

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released a new commercial for its flagship iPhone 5s, showing off the handset's digital media creation capabilities through a slew of music, movie making, translation and exploration apps.

After putting Google on the hook for infringement of iPhone patents, Samsung lied about it

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Even more startling than the news from today's trial that Google offered to indemnify Samsung for Android's infringement of Apple's iPhones patents is the fact that Samsung falsely stated in court filings that that it had not been "seeking indemnification from any third party."

Developers get new app content descriptions, rating systems in iTunes Connect update

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers notifying them of changes to iTunes Connect that may impact how the company rates their apps, including a new rating system for the Brazilian App Store and territory-specific restrictions.

Apple adds 'In-app purchase' warning to iOS App Store, iTunes lists

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In a change to the iOS App Store pushed out alongside Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has added labels to listed apps and games that include in-app purchases, with the notifications showing up in both iOS and desktop versions of iTunes.

Apple patches Heartbleed vulnerability in latest AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule update

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In response to the Heartbleed kerfuffle, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models that protects affected units from the OpenSSL vulnerability.

Google agreed to pick up tab for some Samsung legal fees, take on liability in case of loss

Tuesday April 22, 2014

An agreement between Google and Samsung, revealed on Tuesday in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, has the Internet search giant on the hook for legal fees and liability related to up to four Apple patents.

Apple updates iWork apps for iOS with stability improvements and bug fixes

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Coming on the heels of Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has issued updates to all iWork for iOS apps with unnamed stability and bug fixes.

Apple opens OS X betas to consumers with Beta Seed Program

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In a substantial change to its operating policies, Apple has opened its OS X beta testing process to all Mac users with a newly minted Beta Seed Program.

Duet Bluetooth tag helps alert iPhone owners as soon as they lose their device

Tuesday April 22, 2014

iPhone owners have a new option to ensure that their handset stays by their side with the Duet, a small Bluetooth-connected device that can be attached to a bag or keys and sounds an alarm if it moves more than 10 meters from a paired smartphone.

Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with improvements to Touch ID, keyboard

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 7.1.1, a minor update for its mobile operating system that's intended to address a few bugs, including an issue that could affect keyboard responsiveness, while also further improving the performance of the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Lytro's next-gen $1500 Illum 'light-field' camera bolstered by dedicated Mac software, Aperture support

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Innovative focus-shifting camera maker Lytro, whose products have been featured at Apple's retail stores, will expand its lineup this summer with a new, more full-featured standalone camera dubbed the Illum, aimed at professionals and high-end enthusiasts.

Apple may be hiding behind 'Brightflash' dummy corporation to trademark 'iWatch' name

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Signs that Apple is preparing to roll out a wearable device called the "iWatch" grew stronger Tuesday following a report that the company may have set up a shell corporation in Delaware designed to register iWatch trademarks without arousing suspicion.

1Password 4.5 for Apple's iOS overhauled with focus on speed, productivity

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Popular password management tool 1Password was given a major update on iOS on Tuesday, with the new version 4.5 sporting AirDrop support, always-available search, and support for multiple and shared vaults.

Rumor again claims Apple's jumbo-sized 5.5" iPhone will launch after new, larger 4.7" model

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Claims that Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone will bow months after its purported 4.7-inch sibling were backed up Tuesday with a new report from Taiwan claiming that Apple may be having trouble fitting an ultra-slim battery for the new device.

Apple tech takes on distracted driving, blocks users from texting while behind the wheel

Tuesday April 22, 2014

A new piece of technology unearthed on Tuesday shows Apple has developed iPhone technology that automatically shuts off texting capabilities when it is determined that a user is driving, helping to mitigate potential accidents resulting from in-car distractions.

Apple print ad touts environmental responsibility, pokes fun at Samsung [u]

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Apple gave its legal adversaries a bit of a ribbing on Tuesday as the company took out a full-page ad in UK newspapers saying, "There are some ideas we want every company to copy," alluding to Apple's environmental awareness [updated with a high-quality image].