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2014

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].

Apple Store logos and employee uniforms go green for Earth Day

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple Stores around the world have changed the color of the iconic Apple logo's leaf section green, while employees were given special green t-shirts to wear for the day.

Mailbox 2.0 brings automated actions, preference syncing via Dropbox

Monday April 21, 2014

Dropbox's popular Gmail and iCloud client Mailbox was updated on Monday with a new automation feature called "Auto-swipe," the ability to sync preferences across multiple devices and routine performance enhancements.

Samsung expert says Apple patents worth $38.4M, not $2.2B

Monday April 21, 2014

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial in California on Monday, a Samsung damages expert said Apple should be granted $38.4 million for all five alleged-infringed patents, far from the $2.19 billion Apple is seeking.

Leonardo DiCaprio may take lead role in Steve Jobs biopic with Danny Boyle at the helm

Monday April 21, 2014

With Sony's big-budget Steve Jobs biopic in limbo after David Fincher backed out of the project, fresh rumors say director Danny Boyle may reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio to take on the story of Apple's cofounder.

Apple issues OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers with minor tweaks

Monday April 21, 2014

Apple on Monday seeded the latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta to developers with iterative changes and enhancements, while asking developers concentrate on the usual focus areas including graphics, Mail and iTunes syncing.

Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt rumored to hit 40Gbps transfer speeds with new connector

Monday April 21, 2014

In a purported presentation slide leaked to the Web on Monday, Intel outlines its next-generation Thunderbolt specification -- "Alpine Ridge" -- that will boast double the throughput of current Thunderbolt 2 interface, while bringing massive gains in power efficiency.

Apple now offering free recycling of all old Apple products in environmental push

Monday April 21, 2014

Continuing its environment-minded announcements on Monday, Apple revealed a new plan to accept all used Apple products for free in an effort to cut down on pollution caused by manufacture and use of the company's devices.

Apple Campus 2 planning video touted green efforts to create the "office of the future"

Monday April 21, 2014

A video detailing Apple's new Campus 2 project, first shown at city planning commission meeting in October, has been published for everyone else to view in a higher quality version.

Apple staffing up for 'very, very serious' mobile payments push - report

Monday April 21, 2014

iPhone owners may soon be able to use their device to purchase goods and services at brick-and-mortar businesses as Apple has reportedly begun interviewing senior-level candidates to build an iTunes-backed mobile payments business.

Apple trademark update suggests company may enter jewelry business, hinting at rumored 'iWatch'

Monday April 21, 2014

Apple has broadened its corporate trademark to cover "Class 14" items -- a distinction given to jewelry, clocks and watches, potentially signaling that the company is planning to enter the wearable device market.

Apple launches 'Better' environmental campaign with Tim Cook-narrated video

Monday April 21, 2014

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a campaign that more clearly outlines the impact of the company's environmental initiatives, backing it up with a revamped environmental responsibility website and an introductory video narrated by CEO Tim Cook.

Apple expands renewable energy to retail stores, 120 US outlets get green power

Monday April 21, 2014

Nearly half of Apple's 254 retail stores in the U.S. -- including flagship locations in Palo Alto, Chicago, and New York -- are said to be powered entirely by energy from renewable sources, part of the company's plan to cast a wider net with its environmental initiatives.

History, A&E and Lifetime networks launch on Apple TV

Monday April 21, 2014

A trio of new content options from A+E Networks debuted on the Apple TV on Monday, with viewers now capable of watching content from History, A&E and Lifetime through new dedicated channels.

Earnings preview: Wall Street expects flat March quarter, awaiting new products in late 2014

Monday April 21, 2014

With no major new products launched in the just-concluded March quarter, analysts on Wall Street don't expect big things from Apple when the company reports its earnings on Wednesday, generally projecting for revenue to be about flat with the same period from a year ago.