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2015

Misreported Apple patent reassignment supposedly induces GoPro stock price decline

Tuesday January 13, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reassigned to Apple a Kodak patent covering a mobile remote control camera system, reports of which supposedly catalyzed a 12-percent drop in shares of action cam maker GoPro.

Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of bugs as Google shrugs off security flaws for 60% of its installed base

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship with dual-lens camera, 'Force Touch'

Tuesday January 13, 2015

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week' iTunes promotion - report

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all-metal 5.5" Galaxy A7

Tuesday January 13, 2015

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 9 grows into new year

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Testing on Apple's anticipated iOS 9 release continues to ramp up at the start of 2015, with the next major iPhone and iPad operating system expected to make its official debut at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Rumor: Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch this quarter

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Apple's anticipated MacBook Air with 12-inch Retina display could launch as soon as this quarter following the start of production by Quanta Computer, according to the latest supply chain rumor out of the Far East.

Apple patent points to in-air 3D gesture UI for Apple TV, Mac and beyond

Tuesday January 13, 2015

One month after receiving a patent reassignment from Israel-based 3D mapping R&D firm PrimeSense, Apple on Tuesday was granted another property detailing possible software implementations to go along with previously outlined motion-sensing hardware.

LA Unified School District's defunct 'iPad-for-all' plan botched from start, federal report says

Tuesday January 13, 2015

According to a federal study, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion push to bring tech into the classroom was crippled early on by inadequate planning and over-reliance on Apple's iPad.

Google Chrome users can now access their Mac remotely via Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Monday January 12, 2015

Adding to a growing pile of remote-access software solutions, Google on Monday released an iOS version of Chrome Remote Desktop, which lets users access or take control of their PC, Mac or Chromebook computer remotely with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Shuttle bus drivers serving Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies look to unionize

Monday January 12, 2015

A Teamsters representative last week notified the CEOs of Apple, Amtrak, eBay, Genentech, Yahoo and Zynga that shuttle bus drivers contracted to service their employees are seeking to unionize.

Worldwide PC market staggers in Q4 as Apple's Mac reaches new heights

Monday January 12, 2015

According to its quarterly PC report for the fourth quarter of 2014, research firm IDC found Apple sold some 5.8 million Macs over the three-month period, bucking an overall negative trend for the market.

Apple's Beats Music rival Spotify hits 15 million paid subscribers

Monday January 12, 2015

Swedish streaming music firm Spotify on Monday revealed that its customer base grew to some 60 million active users by the end of 2014, of which 15 million had purchased paid subscriptions.

Ecosystem of health-focused apps & accessories will further strengthen Apple, UBS says

Monday January 12, 2015

Following a deluge of health and fitness devices announced at CES, one analyst has said he believes Apple's Health application and HealthKit tools for developers will help foster a diverse ecosystem that will further differentiate the iPhone from competing platforms.

Apple supplies developers fourth beta of iOS 8.2 with WatchKit support

Monday January 12, 2015

Apple on Monday provided developers with its fourth pre-release beta of iOS 8.2, a forthcoming software update that will unlock connectivity with the Apple Watch.

Signs point to iPhone 6 driving record sales for Apple in China, India

Monday January 12, 2015

During its quarterly earnings call later this month, Apple is expected to announce record-breaking holiday iPhone sales bolstered by unprecedented demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in major emerging markets China and India, new evidence suggests.

Apple earned 13% more patents in 2014, ranking No. 11 among all companies

Monday January 12, 2015

Apple was awarded 2,003 patents in 2014 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making "impressive gains" and inching closer to the top 10 companies receiving credit for intellectual property inventions.

Apple suppliers TSMC, Foxconn announce record December revenues as iPhone sales soar

Monday January 12, 2015

The iPhone's strong holiday sales helped two of Apple's biggest supply chain partners --Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Hon Hai Precision Industry --post record monthly revenues in December, according to the companies' regulatory filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Chevy's 2016 Volt hybrid electric car will feature support for Apple's CarPlay

Monday January 12, 2015

Chevrolet took the wraps off its new 2016 Volt at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, revealing that the next-generation electric vehicle will feature support for Apple's CarPlay in its infotainment system.

Roundup: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple's outdated Thunderbolt Display

Sunday January 11, 2015

The last time Apple updated its in-house external display line was 2011's Thunderbolt Display, but with no clear signs that a refresh is imminent, AppleInsider has put together a list of the latest and greatest monitors.