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2014

Apple invention changes iPhone user authentication settings based on location

Thursday July 03, 2014

A patent application published on Thursday reveals an Apple solution that dynamically changes a mobile device's user interface, security levels and other behaviors based on its location, whether it be at the office or in a user's home.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to launch on Sept. 25, larger 5.5" version dubbed 'iPhone Air'

Thursday July 03, 2014

Another questionable rumor out of China on Thursday claims Apple will announce its next-gen iPhone on Sept. 15 ahead of a Sept. 25 launch date, while mention is made of a 16GB 5.5-inch version that will supposedly be called "iPhone Air."

Inside iOS App Extensions: the Cloud Kit-savvy Photos future of Apple's iPhoto & Aperture

Thursday July 03, 2014

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions will change photo editing on both platforms, where the new Photos app will replace today's iPhoto and Aperture.

Microsoft rumored to debut platform-agnostic 'smart wristband' in Q4 with focus on fitness

Wednesday July 02, 2014

According to a rumor, Microsoft's expected foray into the burgeoning wearables market will be an activity-minded wristband-style device that works with all major mobile platforms including Windows Phone, Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Apple ends AIM logins with legacy Mac IDs for OS X 10.7.1, found affecting newer OS X versions as well

Wednesday July 02, 2014

It appears that Apple's plan to discontinue iChat support for AIM logins using Mac.com and Me.com IDs on OS X 10.7.1 and earlier is affecting some users running newer versions of the Mac operating system, including OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Apple's Cook says iOS 8 voice messaging a key feature, prompts speculation of inclusion in 'iWatch'

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Citing a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, an analyst released a report on Wednesday predicting iOS 8's new voice messaging feature could trickle down to a long-rumored "iWatch" wearable device, noting the gesture-based messaging technique is ideal for small-screened devices.

Samsung to guard against anticipated 'iPhone 6' with metal-clad 'Galaxy F' in September

Wednesday July 02, 2014

With a 4.7-inch iPhone rumored to be on the horizon, Samsung is reportedly readying its first non-plastic handset for a September unveiling in what could be an attempt to stave off defections from Galaxy buyers waiting for a larger-screened option from Apple.

Civilization Revolution 2 hits the App Store, Pac-Man adds new content

Wednesday July 02, 2014

With the Independence Day holiday around the corner, iOS gamers now have a few new options for off-day entertainment as 2K Games officially released Civilization Revolution 2 and Namco Bandai updated Pac-Man with new mazes and content.

Mobile money services on the rise worldwide as Apple eyes Touch ID payment system

Wednesday July 02, 2014

If Apple is able to drive adoption of its rumored iTunes-backed mobile payment system among wealthy consumers at the same pace as similar systems in the developing world, it could be one of the company's most important -- and profitable -- strategic moves.

Evercore raises Apple price target to $115, predicts sales of 58M iPhones in December quarter

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Expecting big things from the anticipated debuts of new iPhones and a so-called "iWatch" this fall, Evercore Partners on Wednesday increased its price target on shares of Apple to $115 -- one of the highest current forecasts on Wall Street.

Driven by promotions & 16 new carriers, Apple seen selling 36.5M iPhones in June quarter

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Wells Fargo Securities believes Apple may have just completed yet another record breaking quarter, driven by a forecasted shipment of 36.5 million iPhones for the three-month period ending in June.

Apple cuts $45 off iPhone 'Reuse and Recycling' trade-in value, new max set at $225

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Apple on Tuesday lowered trade-in values for its iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program in the U.S. and Canada, cutting as much as $45 off the value of older generation handsets like the iPhone 5.

Apple debuts $50 security lock adapter for redesigned late-2013 Mac Pro

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Apple on Tuesday introduced the first official hardware security adapter specifically designed for the late-2013 Mac Pro, offering owners basic protection against theft and tampering.

Apple's 'Photos' for OS X to come with pro-level image search, editing, plugins, more

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Less than a week after Apple announced plans to ditch both its pro-level Aperture and consumer-minded iPhoto photography tools for OS X, a report on Tuesday offers additional details on the upcoming replacement app, Photos for OS X.

Apple's iMovie for Mac update resolves unexpected crashing problem, improves stability

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update to its OS X version of iMovie, introducing a bug fix that remedies an issue in which some users would see the app unexpectedly crash or quit without warning.

Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c leads in Europe, but platform mix rises with Samsung's Galaxy S5 debut

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Despite seeing release some eight months after the iPhone 5s and 5s, Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 flagship is still behind the Apple handsets in Europe, though the Korean company's flagship is taking away customers in key Euro markets.

Google counters Apple's Beats buy with acquisition of music streaming service Songza

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Continuing its recent spree of acquisitions, Google on Tuesday announced it has purchased curated music streaming service Songza for an undisclosed sum.

Apple's gas-filled speaker design could allow higher fidelity audio playback

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today, describing a design for high fidelity speakers making use of lighter than air gas in mobile speakers.

Apple accused of inducing patent infringement by MLB, ESPN with HTTP Live Streaming tech

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Lawyers for Israeli technology company Emblaze told a federal jury this week that Apple has induced sports leagues and TV networks, including MLB and ESPN, to infringe Emblaze's patents by forcing them to use Apple's allegedly infringing HLS technology for streaming live video to iOS devices.

Apple streamlines transition from browser-based iTunes Preview to iTunes app for Mac & PC

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Consumers who arrive at Apple's iTunes Store via the web-based iTunes Preview service will now notice a much slicker transition from their browser to iTunes, as Apple has done away with the old interstitial page in favor of a new in-place method.