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2014

Hyundai's CarPlay-equipped 2015 Sonata will likely be costly

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Customers looking to purchase a new CarPlay-equipped vehicle from Hyundai may experience sticker shock, as the company has said that the feature will only be available alongside a navigation system, an upgrade that could cost thousands of dollars.

TI brings Apple's iBeacon to Bluetooth products for industrial, automotive & embedded applications

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Silicon firm Texas Instruments on Wednesday announced plans to support Apple's iBeacon microlocation technology across a large swath of TI's Bluetooth product line, including chips for embedded and automotive applications.

Apple launches smaller-capacity 8GB iPhone 5c in Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, more

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Apple has continued to slowly expand availability of its new entry-level 8-gigabyte iPhone 5c model, with the handset debuting in a number of additional countries this week, including Italy and Sweden.

Case purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6' supports claims of power button on upper right side

Wednesday April 16, 2014

As they have done in years past, case makers are once again betting on unconfirmed designs rumored for Apple's next iPhone, with one manufacturer betting this year's model will sport a larger display and a sleep/wake button moved to the upper right side.

Samsung email targeted Steve Jobs' death as "our best opportunity to attack iPhone"

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Samsung executives discussed Steve Jobs' passing as "unfortunately" having an "unintended benefit for Apple," and at the same time, "our best opportunity to attack iPhone," in internal memos marked "highly confidential," presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial.

Samsung calls on computer scientists to refute Apple patent claims

Wednesday April 16, 2014

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, Samsung continued its defense against by calling on a cavalcade of computer science experts who testified that Apple's patents were not novel, should not have been granted or did not apply to alleged infringing products.

Judge denies Apple motion to dismiss states' e-books suit

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by state attorneys general over e-book price fixing, allowing a trial that could cost the company up to $840 million to move forward.

Apple issues OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks beta to developers with minor changes

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta seed to developers with no known issues and

Apple joins tech heavyweights, wireless carriers in smartphone anti-theft initiative

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A group of smartphone industry giants, including Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, signed on to a voluntary program spearheaded by the U.S. wireless industry that looks to incorporate anti-theft technology into handsets by July 2015.

Samsung braced for "iPhone 5 Tsunami," targeted an "attack" on Apple's customer base

Tuesday April 15, 2014

New confidential internal memos presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial detail a "counter tsunami plan" Samsung hoped to set up in response to Apple's iPhone 5 launch, in order to distract from its own Galaxy product vulnerabilities it described as "plastic feeling" with "lack of key feature."

Metal iPhone 6 mockups make appearance at Hong Kong electronics show

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Adding to a slew of iPhone 6 related "leaks," a case maker at the 2014 Hong Kong Electronics Fair on Tuesday showed off a tooled metal mockup purportedly representative of Apple's next-generation iPhone 6.

Alpine confirms Apple CarPlay head units coming in 2014

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Japanese aftermarket manufacturer Alpine confirmed on Tuesday that it will be the second car audio maker to bring Apple's CarPlay to aftermarket receivers with products set to launch in the U.S. and Europe later this year.

Google releases Helpouts for iOS, A&E brings live streaming from cable to the iPad

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store Tuesday as Google brought its Helpouts live video tutorial service to iOS and A&E Networks launched live streaming of its A&E and History channels to the iPad.

Microsoft launches $70/year Office 365 Personal for Mac, iPad

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Pricing on Microsoft's Office 365 service became a little more affordable for individual users on Tuesday, as the company launched a new "Personal" subscription plan priced at $69.99 per year.

Amazon's iPhone competitor purportedly revealed in photos with 6 cameras, 3D UI

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A series of snapshots hit the web Tuesday showing what is alleged to be a prototype of Amazon's upcoming first-party smartphone, with a 4.7-inch display and 6 cameras that are said to power a unique three-dimensional user interface.

Closer look at alleged 'iPhone 6' front panel suggests 5.1" screen with 16:9 ratio

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Whether it's legitimate or not, a newly revealed front panel claimed to be for Apple's next-generation iPhone appears to show a part for a 5.1-inch display with a screen ratio of 16 to 9.

Pioneer announces first aftermarket Apple CarPlay systems, coming this summer starting at $700

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Apple's forthcoming CarPlay standard for in-vehicle dashboards won't be limited to new cars, as Pioneer announced on Tuesday that it will be bringing five aftermarket options for customers to install in their existing vehicles this summer.

Revenue from mobile device displays to surpass televisions for first time in 2014

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Display manufacturers will make more money in 2014 from the screens found in mobile phones, tablets, and laptop computers than those in television sets for the first time as consumers increasingly demand higher-quality displays in mobile devices, according to new data.

Apple tech uses Wi-Fi access points for indoor navigation, 3D positioning

Tuesday April 15, 2014

While most mobile devices rely on GPS for mapping and navigation, the system only works outdoors and in range of satellite timing signals. However, new technology from Apple could extend accurate positioning indoors without need for additional hardware aside from existing Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Rumor: First photo of supposed 'iPhone 6' front panel surfaces

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A single photo of what appears to be a larger than normal iPhone front panel assembly showed up on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Tuesday, offering what could be the first look at Apple's next-generation handset.