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2014

Judge in GT Advanced bankruptcy case skeptical about need for secrecy

Wednesday October 15, 2014

At a hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff said he sees little in the way of sensitive trade secrets that would preclude the court from making the terms of Apple's deal with sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies public.

AT&T stops selling Beats Music subscriptions to wireless customers

Wednesday October 15, 2014

AT&T customers looking to sign up for Beats Music as part of their monthly cellular plan are, as of Wednesday, seemingly out of luck, as the wireless provider is no longer offering subscriptions for Apple's streaming service.

Adreno-powered Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4 deliver poor graphics performance vs. iPhone 6 Plus

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Despite using one of the fastest Qualcomm mobile Application Processors now available, Google's new Nexus 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 fall flat in running GPU intensive apps and games--particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple alerts developers to upcoming iTunes Connect downtime

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Apple on Wednesday sent out emails to developers, notifying them of an upcoming iTunes Connect maintenance update scheduled for next week.

Oscar winner Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Sony's high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and screenwriter.

September Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event cost Apple more than $1M - report

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday.

Apple's own iBook reveals iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3, both with Touch ID

Wednesday October 15, 2014

With less than 24 hours to go before Apple is set to present its latest products, preview images for the company's iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button.

Google announces Nexus 6 phablet, Nexus 9 tablet, & Apple TV-like Nexus Player

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Search giant Google on Wednesday unveiled three new Nexus-series devices --a new 6-inch smartphone, 9-inch tablet, and set-top streaming media box - that will launch alongside the next version of the company's mobile operating system, Android 5 Lollipop.

As new Fitbit models loom, Apple Stores set to stop selling its HealthKit-incompatible devices

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Apple Stores will reportedly stop selling Fitbit products, which are not compatible with the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, as a new model with heart rate sensing capabilities is expected to hit the market soon.

Gazelle paying up to $355 for iPad Airs, $305 for iPad minis ahead of Apple's special event

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Readers looking to sell their current iPad to help pay for one Apple's forthcoming 2015 iPads can begin locking in price quotes -- with an exclusive $20 bonus -- over at Gazelle ahead of Thursday's event to maximize the amount of cash they will receive.

HBO to begin offering standalone streaming subscriptions in 2015 - report

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Cord cutters will finally be able to get content from premium cable network HBO without an accompanying cable subscription beginning next year, according to a statement made by the network's chief executive at Time Warner's annual investors conference.

Rumor: Apple moving to new '3D-like' etched logo, starting with next-gen iMac

Wednesday October 15, 2014

As Apple's industrial design language continues to evolve, a new rumor claims the company will change the way it affixes the famous logo that adorns its products, moving to a new process that produces a "3D-like" mark.

Changes to Irish tax law a 'minor issue' for Apple, Barclays says

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Though Ireland is set to close its tax loopholes in January of next year, the changes won't be applied to Apple and others until 2020, resulting in a "relatively neutral" outcome for AAPL shareholders, investment firm Barclays said this week.

Apple to debut 27" Retina iMac at Oct. 16 event, next-gen iPad Air supply to be limited

Wednesday October 15, 2014

At its special media event on Thursday, Apple is expected to release a highly-anticipated 27-inch iMac with Retina quality display that will ship before the end of 2014, as well as a next-generation iPad Air that could see limited initial supply, says one well-informed analyst.

Apple asks court to seal objections against GT Advanced bankruptcy

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Apple on Tuesday entered a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire requesting to seal objections made in regard to partner sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies' Chapter 11 protection filing.

U2 frontman Bono apologizes for foisting 'Songs of Innocence' on unsuspecting iTunes users

Tuesday October 14, 2014

During a Facebook interview posted to the Web on Tuesday, U2's Bono apologized for Apple's handling of the "Songs of Innocence" LP giveaway, which caused automatic downloads for many users after the company linked the album to all iTunes accounts.

Ireland to close 'Double Irish' tax loophole in 2015, firms currently using tactic get grace period until 2020

Tuesday October 14, 2014

As expected, Ireland's Finance Minister Michael Noonan on Tuesday announced a planned end to tax breaks fostering the so-called "Double Irish" accounting scheme, which has been used by multinational corporations like Apple to save billions of dollars.

Plaintiffs in Silicon Valley anti-poaching case ask appeals court to reject Apple settlement proposal

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Tech workers in a case accusing Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel of entering anti-poaching agreements asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to reject the companies' settlement offer, which was previously denied by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh.

Apple to pay female employees up to $20,000 for new egg freezing fertility benefit

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Female employees working at Apple will soon be offered a fertility benefit of up to $20,000 to put toward freezing their eggs, which advocates say gives women the freedom to seek career advancement without worrying about future family plans.

Another GT Advanced executive sold $2M in stock after sapphire deal with Apple began to sour

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Scrutiny over beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies continues to grow, with a new report highlighting that another high ranking official at the company sold nearly $2 million in stock after signs of trouble at its sapphire plant began to arise.