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2014

GT Advanced blames Apple for one-sided sapphire contract that resulted in $461M loss

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Testimony from chief operating officer of GT Advanced Technologies reveals that the company lost $461 million before it filed for bankruptcy -- a course that the company asserts was the result of "unsustainable" contracts in which it assumed all of the risk, while Apple took none.

Logitech launches Type+ & Ultrathin keyboards for iPad Air 2, ultraportable Keys-To-Go for all models

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Logitech this week updated its Type+ and Ultrathin keyboard cases to be compatible with Apple's new iPad Air 2, and also introduced a new standalone ultraportable wireless iPad keyboard dubbed Keys-To-Go.

Apple Pay competitor CurrentC hacked, alerts pilot program participants of security breach

Wednesday October 29, 2014

CurrentC, a mobile payment system that has found itself at odds with both Apple Pay and Google Wallet, announced on Wednesday that it has been hacked and that some users' email addresses may have been obtained.

MCX defends CurrentC against Apple Pay controversy, says sensitive customer data is saved in the cloud

Wednesday October 29, 2014

As Apple Pay and Google Wallet users have joined together in an attempt to fight a consortium of retailers that have blocked NFC-based payments, the company behind the CurrentC mobile payment program has come out in defense of itself, saying that members of the public are "misinformed."

FCC proposes rule change to open a la carte internet television streaming

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler floated a proposal Wednesday that would give Internet-based video services the same access to live content from cable and local stations as traditional television broadcasters.

Constrained supply keeps iPhone 6 Plus resale prices at 124% of retail price

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Used and resold iPhone 6 Plus units are still selling at above-cost on sites like eBay, as Apple continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its new jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone.

Apple stock closes at all time high as company aims for future growth

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Apple shares closed Tuesday at an all time high of $106.74, following the market's digesting of recent earnings reports, the well received launches of a series of new products and new details outlined in the company's 10-K report yesterday.

MCX merchants restricted to CurrentC payment system, using Apple Pay incurs fines

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Partners of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium, which include retail giants Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, are contractually obliged to use the upcoming CurrentC mobile payments solution, a forthcoming competitor to Apple Pay, one report says.

Apple makes iAd available in 70 more countries, now active in 95 regions

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple on Tuesday announced to developers that it has extended iAd support to an additional 70 countries, with the advertising network now in 95 countries around the world.

Nike+ Running app updated with Apple HealthKit integration, elevation tracking, more

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Nike on Tuesday released a new version of its popular Nike+ fitness app for iOS, bringing integration with Apple's Health app, elevation tracking , enhanced heart rate monitor support and user interface tweaks.

Apple's iOS 8 adoption finally breaks 50% nearly 6 weeks after launch

Tuesday October 28, 2014

After stagnating earlier in October, adoption of Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system has finally cracked the 50 percent barrier and now stands at 52 percent of devices tracked by the iOS App Store.

Apple's Greg Joswiak blames iOS 8.0.1 issues on software distribution

Tuesday October 28, 2014

In a rare interview on Tuesday, Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing Greg "Joz" Joswiak mostly toed the company line, but did reveal that issues with last month's iOS 8.0.1 rollout were caused by software distribution issues.

GT Advanced says it's only settling with Apple because it can't afford to sue

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies has suggested it would prefer to sue the iPhone maker rather than reach a settlement, but going to court would be too "challenging and expensive" for the company to pursue.

FTC files suit against AT&T for 'deceptive & unfair data throttling'

Tuesday October 28, 2014

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has filed suit against AT&T, alleging that the wireless carrier's practice of promising unlimited mobile data and then throttling download speeds amounted to unfair and deceptive practices.

Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failures

Tuesday October 28, 2014

A long-running issue with owners of Apple's 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers.

Rumor: Office for Mac to get Retina redesign, feature parity with Windows in Q1 2015

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Microsoft is set to release an all-new version of Office for Mac in the first quarter of 2015, documents revealed on Tuesday suggest, modernizing the Mac version of the popular software suite and bringing it to feature parity with its Windows counterpart.

iPad Air 2 glass cover has 2.5% screen reflectance vs. 8% reflectance for sapphire

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple fans still hoping the company will adopt a scratch-resistant sapphire cover for the iPhone in the near future should temper their expectations, as one display expert believes the impressive anti-reflective glass coating on the iPad Air 2 display is instead the way of the future.

Apple's iPad Air 2 manufacturing costs stay level despite new technology - report

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple is estimated to pay suppliers $275 for each base-model iPad Air 2 -- compared to $274 for the first-generation iPad Air -- even as the company made the tablet even more slim, upgraded the application processor, and added a Touch ID sensor and NFC chip for in-app Apple Pay compatibility.

Apple's A8X powers iPad Air 2 graphics faster than Google's Nexus 9 with Nvidia Denver Tegra K1

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple's new A8X Application Processor not only trounces other Android tablets in CPU tasks, but is also advancing iPad Air 2 to the front of the line in graphics operations as well, even before considering the ten-fold boost potential of iOS 8's Metal API.

'FYI' and 'Feeln' channels get added to Apple TV lineup

Tuesday October 28, 2014

A pair of new content options appeared on the Apple TV Tuesday, with users gaining access to A+E's "FYI" network, as well as "Feeln" from Hallmark.