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2014

Judge grants class status in e-books price fixing case against Apple

Friday March 28, 2014

A U.S. district court judge on Friday ruled plaintiffs seeking class status in a suit against Apple over e-book price fixing had "more than met their burden" to sue as a group.

Microsoft's Office for iPad suite dominates App Store charts after one day of availability

Friday March 28, 2014

About 24 hours after debuting on the iOS App Store, Microsoft's Office for iPad productivity suite has taken over the first three Top Free Apps seats, with the fourth going to the redesigned OneNote.

How Wikipedia's sloppy facts obscured reality in Apple vs. Samsung trial

Friday March 28, 2014

In 2011, the world's two most profitable mobile phone makers engaged in a global IP war that continues to this day. As Apple and Samsung prepare for their second trial, it's useful to review why many onlookers were so ill informed about the first one: Wikipedia.

Apple issues fourth OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers, continues focus on multimedia

Friday March 28, 2014

One week after the last beta, Apple has returned with another pre-release version of OS X 10.9.3 for testing by employees and registered Mac developers with a focus on graphics drivers, audio, Safari, USB data synchronization, and Mail.

Apple reaching out to Swiss watchmakers for partnerships, tries to poach horology experts

Friday March 28, 2014

Apple has reportedly been in contact with executives and craftsmen at Swiss watch brands as the company attempts to strike new partnerships and bring high-end watchmaking expertise in house for development of a so-called "iWatch."

Apple retail: Istanbul store to open April 5, Vancouver store to expand in 2015

Friday March 28, 2014

The first official Apple retail store in Turkey is set to open its doors next Saturday in Istanbul, while one of Apple's outlets in Vancouver, British Columbia will reportedly be moving to a 'substantially' larger space in the fall of 2015.

Apple planning expansion at Arizona sapphire plant to boost output

Friday March 28, 2014

Apple and sapphire manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies are looking to expand operations at the companies' Mesa, Ariz., facility, possibly to accommodate higher yields for an as-yet-unknown component, AppleInsider has learned.

Roku CEO speculates Apple loses money on $99 Apple TV, analyst says it's break-even

Friday March 28, 2014

Though he offered no evidence to prove it, the CEO of Roku said this week that he believes rival set-top streamer Apple TV is a money losing product, though one analyst believes the device is more likely a break-even business for APple.

Philips adds 3D-printed luminaires, all-white bulbs and wireless switch to 'hue' lineup

Friday March 28, 2014

Philips on Friday announced three new products hue wireless lighting ecosystem, including 3D-printed art-like luminaires, dimmable white-only hue lux bulbs and a unique battery-free wireless light switch called the hue tap.

Microsoft takes Office Mobile for iPhone free on launch of Office for iPad

Thursday March 27, 2014

On the heels of Office for iPad's introduction, Microsoft on Thursday dropped subscription requirements for the iPhone version of its productivity suite.

Apple confirmed to take 30% cut of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased in Office for iPad apps

Thursday March 27, 2014

It was confirmed on Thursday that Apple will garner its stipulated 30 percent share of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the new Office for iPad app, which launched at a special event earlier today.

Amazon to reportedly launch free streaming video service [u]

Thursday March 27, 2014

A report on Thursday claims Amazon is planning an entry into the free streaming video sector with a new service that would go along with a rumored set-top streaming device

First look: Hands on with Office for iPad from Microsoft's event in San Francisco

Thursday March 27, 2014

The long-awaited debut of Microsoft Office for iPad finally took place on Thursday with an event in San Francisco featuring the company's new chief executive Satya Nadella. AppleInsider was there live to test out Office on the iPad, and also see Microsoft's new leader in action.

Japanese newspaper repeats persistent 'iPhone 6' rumors: 2 screen sizes, Sept. launch

Thursday March 27, 2014

Apple is readying two variants of the so-called iPhone 6 with significantly larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays for a September launch, according to a Thursday report from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Microsoft Office for iPad arrives: Word, Excel & PowerPoint now available to download

Thursday March 27, 2014

Just moments after Microsoft Office for iPad was announced, the trio of applications that make up the industry leading productivity suite hit the App Store and can now be downloaded.

Microsoft Office for iPad launches today, requires Office 365 subscription for editing

Thursday March 27, 2014

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited version of its Office suite for iPad, bringing productivity applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Apple's tablet lineup, requiring users to subscribe to its Office 365 service for editing documents.

Amazon expected to show off Apple TV competitor on April 2

Thursday March 27, 2014

The already crowded streaming set-top box market is about to get even more congested as internet retailing behemoth Amazon looks set to unveil a new web-to-television device of its own next week.

Live coverage from Microsoft's Office for iPad and Cloud event in San Francisco

Thursday March 27, 2014

Thursday marks the first major event hosted by new Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, where the company is also expected to unveil a long awaited version of its Office productivity suite for Apple's iPad. AppleInsider is there live with up-to-the-second coverage.

Adoption of OS X 10.9 Mavericks significantly outpaces 10.8 Mountain Lion

Thursday March 27, 2014

The rate at which Mac owners are upgrading to Apple's OS X 10.9 Mavericks has far outperformed the operating system's predecessor -- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion -- with one report saying the latest OS is now running on over 40 percent of active Macs.

Samsung 'puzzled' as South Korean carriers upstage Galaxy S5 launch with early sales

Thursday March 27, 2014

Apple's chief rival Samsung had big plans for the debut of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone on April 11, but carriers in its native country of South Korea have opted to upstage that launch date by releasing the new handset early.