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2014

Apple datacenters the most environmentally friendly in tech, says Greenpeace

Wednesday April 02, 2014

Apple is "the most innovative and most aggressive" company in Silicon Valley when it comes to identifying ways to feed its power-hungry datacenters with renewable energy, according to a new report from environmental watchdog Greenpeace.

Apple predicted to announce 'modest' increases to share buyback & dividend in next earnings call

Wednesday April 02, 2014

The highlight of Apple's next quarterly earnings call later this month could be moderate increases to the company's share buyback program and dividend payouts to shareholders, many investors reportedly expect.

Adobe overhauls Premiere Pro, After Effects with tighter integration for video pros

Wednesday April 02, 2014

Graphics software giant Adobe on Wednesday spoke at the annual NAB show in Las Vegas to reveal new versions of the video editing apps in its Creative Cloud suite, including significant upgrades for Premiere Pro and After Effects, making them part of a more cohesive, tightly integrated suite of products.

After a series of 'home runs,' it'd be OK if Apple's next product is a 'single,' Evercore says

Wednesday April 02, 2014

After the iPod, iPhone and iPad all proved to be "home run" products, the law of large numbers mean it's likely Apple's next new product category may only be a "single" or a "double" -- and that's perfectly fine, in the eyes of one analyst.

Photos show seamless glass cuboid to cap new Turkish Apple Store

Wednesday April 02, 2014

Less than a week before a scheduled grand opening, construction workers at Apple's first retail outlet in Turkey took the wraps off a large all-glass structure that will serve as a huge skylight for the underground store.

OWC launches Mac Pro CPU and memory upgrade service

Wednesday April 02, 2014

Other World Computing on Tuesday announced a new turnkey upgrade program for late-2013 Mac Pros that offers replacement Intel Xeon CPUs and cheaper memory options not available directly from Apple.

Apple's Schiller rehashes prior testimony in second Apple v. Samsung trial

Tuesday April 01, 2014

As the first day of Apple's second California patent trial against Samsung drew to a close on Tuesday, the suit's first witness, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, took the stand to deliver testimony nearly identical to that given twice before during the first Apple v. Samsung case.

Apple updates Safari with enhanced push notification, new security features

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday rolled out an update to its Safari Web Browser for Mac, with new features like enhanced push notification settings coming to users of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Apple seeking damages of $2B in new trial, Samsung says claims are 'gross exaggeration'

Tuesday April 01, 2014

The second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial kicked off on Tuesday, with both parties offering opening statements to the jury, two of whom were excused just one day after being selected.

Apple updates iWork for iOS, OS X and iCloud with enhanced usability, graphics tweaks

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released a series of updates to the iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, including new iOS and OS X app versions, as the company continues to refine its web-based productivity suite.

UN uses Apple's iBeacons to create 'virtual minefield' in new awareness exhibit

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Visitors to New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday will be able to get some idea of what it is like to walk through a minefield thanks to a new iBeacon-powered installation sponsored by the United Nations Mine Action Service.

Apple's iAd creation tools expanded to non-developers, now support videos

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple is working to expand its iAd mobile advertising platform, making the "Workbench" tool for ad creation available to anyone with an Apple ID, and also enabling the ability to run short videos within ads.

Apple in talks for $479M stake in Japanese chipmaker Renesas SP Drivers - report

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple could be on the verge of bringing another important hardware component in-house as the company is reportedly working on a deal to acquire controlling interest in Renesas SP Drivers, a Japanese firm that makes LCD chips for Apple's iPhone.

Like a glove: April Fools efforts from Samsung, HTC & Toshiba all share the same punchline

Tuesday April 01, 2014

With accusations of copying and commoditization already rife within the smartphone and tablet industries, three of the market's biggest names -- Samsung, HTC and Toshiba --all showcased similar glove-themed prank products on Tuesday for April Fools' Day. Hilarity ensued.

Apple's Safari most-used smartphone browser, but apps dominate mobile Web

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Smartphone owners are nearly seven times as likely to choose native apps over mobile Web apps, new data shows. But when mobile users do turn to the Web, a majority use Apple's Safari browser.

Apple's premium-priced Macs 'defy the laws of economics,' but iPhone does not, Needham says

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Mac sales have continued to grow in the face of a recession and declining overall PC market, but Apple's iPhone could not escape shifting trends in the smartphone space, analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham said on Tuesday.

Visionaries of the tech world who foresaw Apple's future

Tuesday April 01, 2014

April first is historically a day to honor brilliant minds who have shared their genius with the world. So many of these have contributed their opinions on Apple over the years that there's not even enough space on the Internet to acknowledge all of their meaty chunks of cerebral output, but here are a few nuggets of wisdom from the tech sector's most elite thinkers.

Apple may use bayonet mounts for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple is investigating the use of bayonet lens mounts -- one of the most common lens attachment mechanisms used in modern photography -- in its iOS device lineup, suggesting the company is mulling interchangeable lens accessories for its iOS device lineup.

Reuters: Production of 'iPhone 6' screens to begin in May, 5.5" model delayed

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apple is preparing to ramp up production of displays bound for next-generation iPhones which, according to Reuters, will launch this fall in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch varieties.

Jury selected for second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, Apple's Schiller first to testify

Monday March 31, 2014

After a day-long selection process, the jury for Apple's second California patent trial against Samsung has been decided and proceedings are set to kick off on Tuesday with Apple's first witness: the company's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller.