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2014

New Apple TV 'stalls' because of cable companies & content deals, likely not arriving until 2015 - report

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Apple still has a major revamp of its set-top box in the works, but the next-generation Apple TV may not arrive until next year, thanks to cable companies that are "dragging their heels," according to a new report.

UBS praises Apple CEO Tim Cook for thinking 'big,' pushing for iOS to become ubiquitous

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Investment firm UBS heaped praise upon Apple on Wednesday, advising Wall Street to buy in on the strength of Chief Executive Tim Cook and his strategy to push the iOS platform "everywhere."

Russian government asks Apple to hand over source code amid spying concerns

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Russia's Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has suggested that Apple should open its source code for government inspection to ensure that the iPhone maker is not complicit in enabling U.S. intelligence services to spy on the world's largest country.

Apple promoting savings with back-to-school sales tax holidays in US

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Apple on Tuesday launched an updated informational page, and corresponding email campaign, detailing how consumers in nine U.S. states can take advantage of back-to-school sales tax holidays for substantial savings on Macs and iOS devices next month.

Another Apple page briefly mentioned mysterious 'mid-2014' 27-inch iMac

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Apple may have accidentally tipped its hand on two imminent hardware releases this week, with support pages from the company referencing both new Mac mini and 27-inch iMac models listed with a "mid-2014" launch.

Microsoft updates OneNote for iOS and Mac with OneDrive access, file insertion, more

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out a major update to its Apple-centric OneNote product line, adding new features like access to notes stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, inserting files and note reorganization and sharing.

Review: Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Rapoo's E6300 Bluetooth keyboard is billed as the perfect complement to Apple's iPad, with device-specific shortcuts, a slim profile and extended battery life, but the hardware falls far short of expectations.

Instagram launches Snapchat competitor 'Bolt' in select markets, US not included

Tuesday July 29, 2014

A week after rumors that Instagram would launch Bolt, the Facebook-owned company soft launched the new time-restricted image and video messaging app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

How to save up to $400 on Apple's mid-2014 MacBook Pros with instant coupons

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Apple's much-anticipated 2014 family of MacBook Pros introduced Tuesday are on their way to the company's largest authorized resellers, and AI has teamed up with a pair of them to offer the lowest prices anywhere on not only the five standard retail configurations but over two dozen custom configurations, including those that come with 3-Years of AppleCare.

Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display models unboxed, SSDs speed tested

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Hours after Apple released its refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, aftermarket parts reseller Other World Computing has SSD speed test results for both 13-inch and 15-inch models, as well as photos of a partial teardown.

Apple references unannounced 'mid-2014' Mac mini in Support Pages document

Tuesday July 29, 2014

In an update to a support document regarding Boot Camp compatibility on Monday, Apple added reference to an as-yet-unannounced "mid-2014" Mac mini, suggesting the company is -- or was -- planning a long overdue refresh of its smallest desktop offering.

Apple confirms purchase of personalized talk radio service Swell, shuts down app

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Apple has indeed purchased Swell, a personalized news radio application, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after promptly shutting removing the free download from the iOS App Store.

Rumor: Sapphire display seen as unlikely for 'iPhone 6' amid production woes

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Sapphire display covers have yet to begin winding their way through Apple's supply chain thanks to poor yield rates for sapphire ingot and problems with the processing of the material, according to a new report, which suggests that Apple is unlikely to ship a sapphire-covered device in large quantities this year.

Ford ditches BlackBerry for Apple, will deploy 9,300 iPhones among employees

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Apple can now count the Ford Motor Co. among those who are embracing its iOS platform, as the automaker has revealed it will equip more than 9,000 workers with iPhones over the next two years.

Apple, Samsung shed smartphone share in Q2 as market continues to explode

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Global smartphone shipments increased by nearly 25 percent year-over-year, new data released Tuesday indicates, with Chinese vendors accounting for the lion's share of the growth at the expense of established heavyweights Apple and Samsung.

Apple's focus on value in 2014 has sent Mac sales surging

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Hardware updates to the Mac lineup thus far in 2014 have been generally unexciting, and yet Apple has still achieved record sales this year, as consumers are seeing plenty to like about the company's newest and more affordable computers.

Apple adds Fox Now, CNBC channels to Apple TV

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple TV set-top box with channels for two new content partners, adding one each for financial news powerhouse CNBC and entertainment network Fox -- though both require a cable subscription to access most content.

Rumor: 'iWatch' production hits snags, will not begin until Q4 2014

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Executives at longtime Apple supplier TPK -- thought to have been selected by the iPhone maker to manufacture touch modules for the so-called "iWatch" -- are said to have revised earlier forecasts for a profit uptick in the third quarter, pushing the expected surge back by three months in what is seen as an indication that Apple's wearable is suffering from delays.

Apple expanding AppleCare+ warranties internationally, now available in Mexico & Sweden

Tuesday July 29, 2014

AppleCare+ warranty coverage for iPhone, iPad and iPod is now available to customers in both Mexico and Sweden, expanding international availability of the optional two-year program.

New Android 'Fake ID' flaw empowers stealthy new class of super-malware

Tuesday July 29, 2014

A new Android design error discovered by Bluebox Security allows malicious apps to grab extensive control over a user's device without asking for any special permissions at installation. The problem affects virtually all Android phones sold since 2010.