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2014

Jeff Daniels linked to troubled Steve Jobs biopic, Sony leak shows Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise for lead role [u]

Tuesday December 09, 2014

"Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels looks likely to play former Apple CEO John Sculley in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, a Tuesday report said, as director Danny Boyle is said to have Daniels at the top of his list for the role.

Apple releases iOS 8.1.2 with fixes for missing iTunes ringtones

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.2, the latest version of the company's mobile operating system for its iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices that fixes a number of bugs, including one that could have caused users to lose ringtones purchased from iTunes.

Apple TV gets overhauled YouTube app, adds new channels for UFC, DailyMotion & more

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Google on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned YouTube app for the Apple TV with a number of new features, while Apple simultaneously added four additional channels to its lineup, including one from popular mixed martial arts league UFC.

Apple to add 7th NYC store next year with new Brooklyn location

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Brooklyn will reportedly become the third of New York City's five boroughs to house an Apple retail store, with the Cupertino company expected to open a 20,000 square foot outlet there in April of next year.

Major news outlets seek permission to broadcast Steve Jobs deposition in iTunes antitrust suit

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Three major news organizations have filed a motion to release footage of a deposition from Steve Jobs shown in court last week, citing "substantial public interest" in rare footage of the late Apple co-founder.

Apple to build major new R&D facility in Japan, prime minister reveals

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Apple is on the verge of announcing a 'cutting-edge' new research and development center located in Japan, the nation's prime minister revealed on Tuesday.

Apple's first patent reassignment from PrimeSense buy hints at 3D mapping on Apple TV, iPhone

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was assigned patent rights to a projection-based 3D mapping solution won from its acquisition of Israeli company PrimeSense, suggesting the company is moving forward on development of advanced body gesture control for Mac, Apple TV and possibly iOS.

'iPod iTunes' anti-trust lawsuit loses last standing plaintiff [update: motion to dismiss denied]

Monday December 08, 2014

During court proceedings in iTunes lawsuit on Monday, new evidence presented by Apple revealed the case's sole remaining plaintiff may not have purchased iPods eligible for action, and the person was subsequently disqualified.

Natalie Portman declines role in Steve Jobs biopic

Monday December 08, 2014

It appears another big-name actor has passed on the opportunity to work on Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, as Natalie Portman is no longer in talks to play the female lead.

Apple Store to restart Bose product sales after abrupt removal, report says

Monday December 08, 2014

A fresh rumor on Monday claims Bose products will make a return to Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores as soon as next week after they were quietly removed from shelves some two months ago.

Transmit for iOS restricted from using iCloud Drive, forced to delete all share sheet options

Monday December 08, 2014

In its latest puzzling App Store policy assertion, Apple has reportedly blocked Panic from adding the standard iOS Share Sheet to its Transmit file transfer app due to an unwritten policy that "forbids apps from uploading content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself."

Leading Android fansite recommends Apple Inc iPad Air 2 as best tablet in holiday gift guide

Monday December 08, 2014

Android Police named Apple's iPad Air 2 as its top tablet pick among "Android devices" for the 2014 holiday season, calling it "reliable, predictable, and very fast."

Apple CEO Tim Cook among eight finalists for Time's 2014 Person of the Year

Monday December 08, 2014

Time revealed on Monday that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is once again one of its finalists for the magazine's "Person of the Year" award, joining the likes of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, Russian President Vladmir Putin, pop star Taylor Swift, Ebola caregivers, and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

MasterCard, Gwen Stefani tout 'Priceless Surprises' with Apple Pay

Monday December 08, 2014

Apple's mobile payment partners continued their marketing onslaught on Monday as MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit card provider, released a new 30-second television ad featuring Apple Pay and female rocker Gwen Stefani.

China's cyberspace minister meets Apple CEO Tim Cook during Silicon Valley swing

Monday December 08, 2014

With Silicon Valley still at odds with the Chinese government, executives from Apple, Facebook, and Amazon played host to Lu Wei, the chairman of China's State Internet Information Office, during the Asian politician's recent trip to the U.S.

Ex-Apple supply chain manager fined, sentenced to 1 year in prison for kickback scheme

Monday December 08, 2014

Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine --who ran afoul of the law in 2010 for selling details of upcoming Apple products to Asian manufacturers --has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for his role in the conspiracy.

Pixelmator, Beyonce, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Fargo' lead Apple's iTunes Best of 2014 awards

Monday December 08, 2014

Apple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more.

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 ad is departure from 'Your Verse' campaign

Sunday December 07, 2014

Apple on Sunday released an ad highlighting its newly launched iPad Air 2 that, like recent commercials for iPad, chooses to demonstrate the tablet's flexibility by showing off a variety of apps, from productivity solutions to multimedia content creation.

Claim that Google Chromebooks "overtook" Apple in U.S. education is false

Sunday December 07, 2014

Last week's Financial Times headline claiming that Google had overtaken Apple in U.S. education--based on data from IDC--was not just technically inaccurate but wildly misleading and served to obscure far more meaningful trends occurring in the PC market, particularly in education as well as the broader emerging segment of new computing form factors.

Best Buy again slashes Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 prices by $50-$100 in second holiday sale

Sunday December 07, 2014

Best Buy on Sunday kicked off a second leg of extremely aggressive discounts on Apple's latest iPads, offering $50 instant discounts on all iPad Air 2 models and between $50 and $100 off all iPad mini 3 models.