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2014

Apple's Eddy Cue says early success of iPod, iTunes hinged on DRM

Thursday December 04, 2014

Testifying in an antitrust lawsuit on Thursday, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said the initial success of iPod and iTunes was reliant on digital rights management due to an onslaught of attempts from hackers to crack the ecosystem.

Square releases Caviar restaurant delivery app, Tomb Raider II comes to iOS

Thursday December 04, 2014

Two interesting new apps hit the App Store recently, as payments company Square unveiled a new app for its Caviar restaurant delivery service, while game studio Square Enix brought another classic game to Apple's portables with Tomb Raider II.

Samsung argues for reversal of Apple's $930M patent infringement award

Thursday December 04, 2014

During an appearance before a U.S. appeals court on Thursday, lawyers for Samsung sought to have vacated the $930 million judgement awarded to Apple earlier this year in a landmark patent infringement lawsuit, saying the sum was "absurd."

Apple to host 'Hour of Code' at retail stores worldwide in December

Thursday December 04, 2014

Apple on Thursday announced that it will collaborate with Seattle-based Code.org for the second year in a row, hosting the Hour of Code --designed to introduce the basics of computer programming --and other events at its retail stores.

Apple named 10th-most disruptive idea in the past 85 years by Businessweek

Thursday December 04, 2014

The computer company started in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak has been named one of the most disruptive ideas in the last 85 years by influential magazine Businessweek, beating out modern-day essentials such as GPS, credit cards, and the modem.

Taiwanese government accuses Apple, Samsung, others of violating privacy laws

Thursday December 04, 2014

Taiwan's National Communications Commission said on Thursday that it has found 12 of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers, including Apple, to be in contravention of the country's Personal Information Protection Act which governs the "collection, processing and use of personal information."

Apple mass transit system for Maps detailed in new patent

Thursday December 04, 2014

A pair of patent filings uncovered on Thursday reveal what could be Apple's answer to mass transit mapping, a highly requested feature since Google Maps was replaced in iOS by the first-party Apple Maps in 2012.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to be namesake of Alabama anti-discrimination bill

Thursday December 04, 2014

Following initial hesitation on the part of Apple, an Alabama state representative is moving forward with plans to name a proposed anti-discrimination bill after CEO Tim Cook after receiving full support from the company this week.

Apple to hold in-store Apps for (RED) event with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Apple on Wednesday announced a special live music event featuring Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, who will be performing and talking about Apple's GarageBand app as part of the company's Apps for (RED) AIDS initiative.

Apple accused of deleting songs from iPods without users' knowledge

Wednesday December 03, 2014

During in-court proceedings of Apple's iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday, plaintiffs' lawyers claimed Apple surreptitiously deleted songs not purchased through the iTunes Music Store from users' iPods.

JMP raises Apple price target to Street-high $150 on 'exceptionally strong' demand for iPhone, iPad

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Analyst Alex Gauna of JMP Securities has raised his price target for Apple from $135 to $150, predicting an "explosive" quarter for the company based on "exceptionally strong" demand seen in both China and the United States.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Retina iMac ship times improve in time for holidays

Wednesday December 03, 2014

It appears Apple's supply chain is making significant progress in catching up with demand, as all non-128GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models now show ship-by times of three to five days, while 5K Retina iMacs are listed as ready to ship in one to two weeks.

Apple Pay adds issuers L&N Federal Credit Union, UW Credit Union and M&T Bank

Wednesday December 03, 2014

In the weeks following Apple Pay's debut alongside iOS 8, more financial partners are signing on to the mobile and digital payments service, with Wednesday bringing L&N Federal Credit Union, UW Credit Union and M&T Bank into the fold.

Apple rolls out Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1 and 6.2.1 with security fixes, Firefox data import [u]

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a batch of updates for its flagship Safari Web browser with security patches, fixes for iCloud issues and improvements like the ability to import data from Firefox.

Jimmy Iovine details Beats pitch to Apple, more in new interview

Wednesday December 03, 2014

In a wide-ranging interview for GQ's "Men of the Year" segment for 2014, music mogul Jimmy Iovine recounts new behind-the-scenes details on Apple's buyout of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, a process he said took years.

'Huge' iPhone 6 sales drive iOS to 40% smartphone market share in Australia, US, UK, Japan

Wednesday December 03, 2014

During the last 12 days of Q3 2014, Apple "experienced a huge jump in sales share across almost all major markets thanks to the launch of the iPhone 6," reported Dominic Sunnebo of Kantar Worldpanel, enabling iOS to reach or exceed 40 percent market share in Australia, U.S., UK and Japan.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch in Washington

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Two of the most powerful leaders in technology and politics got together in the nation's capital earlier this week, as Apple chief Tim Cook met with incoming Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch -- a major Silicon Valley supporter --on Tuesday.

Pennsylvania school district to buy iPads with $291K donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook

Wednesday December 03, 2014

The board of Pennsylvania's Steel Valley School District has officially voted to use a $291,791 donation from Apple chief Tim Cook --made by Cook in honor of former Apple board member Bill Campbell --to purchase iPads for each of the district's students and train teachers on how to take advantage of the technology.

New products, 'innovative services' lead Barclays to hike Apple price target by 17% to $140

Wednesday December 03, 2014

British banking giant Barclays this week raised its price target for Apple shares to $140 from $120, saying that increased customer demand for larger-screened iPhones and iPads, the introduction of the Apple Watch, and the unveiling of new services like Apple Pay could significantly expand the company's margins.

Mozilla reportedly planning return to iOS with Firefox Web browser

Wednesday December 03, 2014

After steering clear of Apple's iOS for well over a year, developer Mozilla is said to be working on a flagship Firefox Web browser that may soon make an appearance on iPhones and iPads.