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2014

Apple moves to renew FRAND licensing suit against Motorola

Wednesday April 09, 2014

With a court battle against Samsung raging on the West Coast, Apple on Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to renew a lawsuit against Motorola's alleged unreasonable licensing fees for declared-essential cellphone technology.

Apple explains $2.2B damages claim against Samsung from lost profits, royalties

Tuesday April 08, 2014

During testimony in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, an Apple damages expert revealed the full damages claim stands at $2.19 billion for lost profits and reasonable royalty fees on five alleged infringed patents.

Teen interest in 'iWatch' growing as iPhone dominates field, study says

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Apple's iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future spenders of America are exhibiting fast-growing interest in new product categories like the iWatch.

JP Morgan sees Apple further eating away at Windows PC market with sub-$1000 iOS notebook

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Apple is excluding itself from a $63 billion market opportunity, investment firm J.P. Morgan believes, by only partially competing in the sub-$1,000 portable computing market, which is why one analyst argues Apple should introduce a new notebook powered by a more full-featured version of iOS.

New 'mApp' platform helps museums leverage Apple's iBeacons for interactive exhibits

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Museum visits may become far more immersive in the future thanks to Dutch microlocation startup LabWerk's new mApp platform, a deployment and management system that allows museums to quickly and easily roll out iBeacon-based interactive exhibits.

In pushing for Time Warner merger, Comcast cites Apple's development of new set-top box

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Rumors that Apple is working on a new set-top box are high-profile enough that Comcast saw it fit to cite them on Tuesday as part of a filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Mobile malware authors 'almost exclusively' focused on Android in 2013, says Symantec

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Attackers continue to target Android more than any other mobile operating system, according to a new report released Tuesday, as Google's platform played host to all but one of the new mobile malware families discovered last year.

Microsoft hopes to counter Apple with AI-driven 'invisible user interfaces' on future devices

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Just days after officially announcing Cortana, a Siri-like personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed a substantial and wide-ranging artificial intelligence program it hopes will leapfrog similar offerings from Apple and Google.

Apple, Google & others could pay 'blindingly high' $9B in anti-poaching class-action suit

Tuesday April 08, 2014

A class-action lawsuit from tech sector employees against employers including Apple and Google seeks some $9 billion in lost wages --an astronomical sum that the complainants could ultimately receive, some believe, thanks to a mountain of evidence appearing to implicate Silicon Valley employers in an alleged no-hire cartel.

Rumor: Quanta to build 65M Apple "iWatch" units in first year, Q3 2014 release expected

Tuesday April 08, 2014

A suspect new report out of China claims to have a great deal of specifics on Apple's rumored "iWatch," namely that it will debut in the third quarter of this year and will include advanced sensors to detect a user's heart rate and blood pressure, among other things.

Rumor: Apple plans to bring iPhone baseband chip design in-house

Tuesday April 08, 2014

A rumor from the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple is mulling the creation of a research and development team that will be responsible for designing future iPhone baseband processors to be used as soon as 2015.

Adobe's 'Lightroom mobile' for iPad brings advanced photo editing, organization to iOS

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Adobe on Monday introduced Lightroom Mobile for iPad, a touch-friendly accompaniment to the company's suite of photography software that brings powerful new tools to Apple's iOS, including on-the-go RAW image editing.

Barclays: Apple's 'iWatch' could include UV light exposure sensor

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple might be looking to lend a helping hand to those who are particularly prone to sunburns or are otherwise sensitive to harmful UV rays, as one analyst believes that the company will include new UV exposure sensors in its so-called "iWatch."

Samsung sues newspaper for $284k over negative reports on Galaxy S5

Monday April 07, 2014

Samsung has sued Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (about $284,000 US) regarding its reporting related to the company's new Galaxy S5 phone.

Apple sends out WWDC 2014 ticket purchase invitations to randomly selected developers

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple on Monday sent out emails to developers who participated in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery, notifying those accepted that tickets will be saved until Apr. 14.

Apple's Schiller was 'shocked' at ad agency's suggestions for branding turnaround, documents show

Monday April 07, 2014

Email correspondence made public as part of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial illustrates Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller's displeasure at the company's high-profile ad agency, which in 2013 was under the gun to churn out quality material in light of Samsung's own media blitz.

Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still growing faster than Android 4.4 KitKat

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple has updated its App Store statistics for April, reporting that 87 percent of its users accessing the iTunes Store have now installed its latest iOS 7.

Bollywood choreographer subject of latest 'Your Verse' story in iPad ad campaign

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple on Monday posted to its website the latest installment of its "Your Verse" ad campaign, this time focusing on Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan and his the day-to-day with the iPad Air.

Intel unveils 10-gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Networking coming to Macs, PCs

Monday April 07, 2014

Intel on Monday took the covers off of Thunderbolt Networking, an addition to the Thunderbolt 2 interconnect standard that will allow users to transfer data between two Macs and PCs at up to 10 gigabits per second over an emulated Ethernet connection.

Supply chain data suggests Apple's March quarter could be stronger than Wall Street expects

Monday April 07, 2014

Sales data from some of Apple's biggest suppliers shows stronger than expected returns for the just-concluded month of March, potentially hinting that Apple itself could also surprise to the upside when it reports earnings later this month.