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2014

Updated Google Drive gets iOS 8 extensibility support, Instagram adds filter management and new filters

Tuesday December 16, 2014

In a pair of app updates on Tuesday, Google rolled out an update to its Google Drive app with support for iOS 8 extensibility, which lets users upload documents and files to the cloud from outside sources, while Instagram introduced five new photo filters and management tools.

TAG Heuer to take on Apple Watch with smartwatch initiative, plans acquisitions

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer on Tuesday announced plans to bring a branded smartwatch to market with the help of unnamed tech companies, a move spurred on in part by Apple Watch.

Work on Apple's new Union Square site begins as existing San Francisco store gets Winter Walk

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Apple's plans to build a new Union Square retail store in San Francisco are finally getting started with the demolition of an existing building. Meanwhile, just down the street the company's current store is getting a holiday "Winter Walk" plaza treatment.

Apple suspends online sales in Russia amid currency turmoil

Tuesday December 16, 2014

"Extreme" swings in the value of the Russian Ruble have caused Apple to temporarily shutter its online store in the Eurasian nation, after a midnight interest rate hike sent the currency plunging nearly 20 percent.

Apple's iTunes DRM didn't violate antitrust laws, jury finds

Tuesday December 16, 2014

After years of litigation, Apple on Tuesday was found not to have violated U.S. antitrust laws with the FairPlay digital rights management software that prevented users from loading content from rival music stores on early iPods.

Google Wallet adds Touch ID support, Amazon brings Goodreads to Kindle for iOS

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Two of tech's biggest names unveiled significant updates to some flagship iOS apps this week, with Google allowing Wallet users to authenticate using their fingerprint and Amazon adding Goodreads integration and unlimited reading to its Kindle app.

T-Mobile announces new 'Data Stash' rollover mobile data plans starting with 10GB for free

Tuesday December 16, 2014

U.S. wireless provider T-Mobile held its latest "Un-carrier" event on Tuesday, announcing new "Data Stash" plans that will roll over unused data from month to month, rather than resetting the cap for each billing cycle.

Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch Apple Pay competitor in 2015

Tuesday December 16, 2014

In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.

Google's 'Physical Web' answer to Apple's iBeacons gets first hardware partner

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Google's early-stage "Physical Web" project --an attempt to displace Apple's iBeacons with a similar, open-source framework -- is beginning to take shape,as Turkish hardware firm Blesh is now offering the first Physical Web-compatible Bluetooth beacon hardware.

Apple says 'dozens' of banks and stores signed up for Apple Pay in recent weeks

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Apple on Tuesday issued a statement to bring attention to the dozens of companies that threw support behind Apple Pay over the past few weeks, including the addition of ten new banks and an NBA arena.

Bose may take on Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio with new streaming music platform

Monday December 15, 2014

A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.

Apple backs Microsoft in data privacy fight against U.S. government

Monday December 15, 2014

Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy protections.

Apple avoids threat of legal action with modified GT Advanced bankruptcy settlement

Monday December 15, 2014

A lawyer representing sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said the company has agreed to a new set of terms in its settlement with Apple, with the redrafted arrangement assuaging concerns from jilted creditors seeking to derail proceedings by threatening legal action against Apple.

Apple 'iPod iTunes' antitrust case sent to jury after closing arguments

Monday December 15, 2014

Closing arguments in a class-action lawsuit against Apple's iPod iTunes ecosystem were heard on Monday, with each side arguing their case for what could potentially result in a $1 billion penalty for Apple.

Most money managers bungled Apple stock in 2014, missing out on huge gains

Monday December 15, 2014

Following a disappointing 2013, most professional investors decided to pass on Apple this year, and as a result missed out on one of 2014's biggest success stories on Wall Street.

A&D Medical adds HealthKit support for Bluetooth blood pressure monitors, scales

Monday December 15, 2014

Medical device maker A&D on Monday announced an update to its A&D Connect app that allows A&D's Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitors, weight scales, and activity trackers to synchronize their data with Apple's Health app in iOS 8.

Canadian government details antitrust charges against Apple

Monday December 15, 2014

Just days after Canada's Competition Bureau announced that it would look into the details of Apple's contracts with wireless carriers, a newly-uncovered court filing has shed light on the regulator's allegations of anti-competitive practices.

Judge shows opposition to government's case at start of Apple's e-book antitrust appeal

Monday December 15, 2014

Apple's appeal of the U.S. government's e-book antitrust case got underway Monday, with one judge presiding over the hearing questioning whether the government's original case was legitimate.

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Monday December 15, 2014

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ShopKeep offering merchants free Apple Pay-compatible hardware in bid to compete with Square

Monday December 15, 2014

ShopKeep on Monday updated its point-of-sale app for iPad to support Apple Pay contactless payments, and the company is also offering free Apple Pay-compatible hardware to new merchants who adopt its system.