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2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook to be namesake of Alabama anti-discrimination bill

Thursday December 04, 2014

Following initial hesitation on the part of Apple, an Alabama state representative is moving forward with plans to name a proposed anti-discrimination bill after CEO Tim Cook after receiving full support from the company this week.

Apple to hold in-store Apps for (RED) event with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Apple on Wednesday announced a special live music event featuring Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, who will be performing and talking about Apple's GarageBand app as part of the company's Apps for (RED) AIDS initiative.

Apple accused of deleting songs from iPods without users' knowledge

Wednesday December 03, 2014

During in-court proceedings of Apple's iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday, plaintiffs' lawyers claimed Apple surreptitiously deleted songs not purchased through the iTunes Music Store from users' iPods.

JMP raises Apple price target to Street-high $150 on 'exceptionally strong' demand for iPhone, iPad

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Analyst Alex Gauna of JMP Securities has raised his price target for Apple from $135 to $150, predicting an "explosive" quarter for the company based on "exceptionally strong" demand seen in both China and the United States.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Retina iMac ship times improve in time for holidays

Wednesday December 03, 2014

It appears Apple's supply chain is making significant progress in catching up with demand, as all non-128GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models now show ship-by times of three to five days, while 5K Retina iMacs are listed as ready to ship in one to two weeks.

Apple Pay adds issuers L&N Federal Credit Union, UW Credit Union and M&T Bank

Wednesday December 03, 2014

In the weeks following Apple Pay's debut alongside iOS 8, more financial partners are signing on to the mobile and digital payments service, with Wednesday bringing L&N Federal Credit Union, UW Credit Union and M&T Bank into the fold.

Apple rolls out Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1 and 6.2.1 with security fixes, Firefox data import [u]

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a batch of updates for its flagship Safari Web browser with security patches, fixes for iCloud issues and improvements like the ability to import data from Firefox.

Jimmy Iovine details Beats pitch to Apple, more in new interview

Wednesday December 03, 2014

In a wide-ranging interview for GQ's "Men of the Year" segment for 2014, music mogul Jimmy Iovine recounts new behind-the-scenes details on Apple's buyout of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, a process he said took years.

'Huge' iPhone 6 sales drive iOS to 40% smartphone market share in Australia, US, UK, Japan

Wednesday December 03, 2014

During the last 12 days of Q3 2014, Apple "experienced a huge jump in sales share across almost all major markets thanks to the launch of the iPhone 6," reported Dominic Sunnebo of Kantar Worldpanel, enabling iOS to reach or exceed 40 percent market share in Australia, U.S., UK and Japan.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch in Washington

Wednesday December 03, 2014

Two of the most powerful leaders in technology and politics got together in the nation's capital earlier this week, as Apple chief Tim Cook met with incoming Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch -- a major Silicon Valley supporter --on Tuesday.

Pennsylvania school district to buy iPads with $291K donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook

Wednesday December 03, 2014

The board of Pennsylvania's Steel Valley School District has officially voted to use a $291,791 donation from Apple chief Tim Cook --made by Cook in honor of former Apple board member Bill Campbell --to purchase iPads for each of the district's students and train teachers on how to take advantage of the technology.

New products, 'innovative services' lead Barclays to hike Apple price target by 17% to $140

Wednesday December 03, 2014

British banking giant Barclays this week raised its price target for Apple shares to $140 from $120, saying that increased customer demand for larger-screened iPhones and iPads, the introduction of the Apple Watch, and the unveiling of new services like Apple Pay could significantly expand the company's margins.

Mozilla reportedly planning return to iOS with Firefox Web browser

Wednesday December 03, 2014

After steering clear of Apple's iOS for well over a year, developer Mozilla is said to be working on a flagship Firefox Web browser that may soon make an appearance on iPhones and iPads.

Steve Jobs' video testimony and emails revealed in 'iPod iTunes' antitrust lawsuit

Wednesday December 03, 2014

A video deposition from Steve Jobs recorded as evidence in a long-running iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit was shown for the first time in court on Tuesday, revealing not only Jobs' thoughts on the case, but also a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a former Apple run by its cofounder.

Apple loses appeal for 'App Store' trademark in Australia

Tuesday December 02, 2014

An Australian court on Wednesday local time tossed Apple's appeal of a prior ruling that found the "app store" moniker not available for trademark because the term is too descriptive.

LAUSD officially ends 'iPads-for-all' contract with Apple

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Ramon Cortines, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, on Tuesday announced the official termination of a plan to equip local schools with $1.3 billion worth of Apple iPads, a project fostered by his predecessor last year.

Google's Chromecast usurps Apple TV in streaming content device race

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Cheap streaming media players like Google's Chromecast and Amazon's Fire TV are gobbling up marketshare from streaming device heavyweights Apple and Roku, with Apple TV dropping its long-held second place spot to the Internet search giant's latest attempt on the living room.

Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.1.4 and Xcode 6.1.1 with feature additions, bug fixes

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Apple on Tuesday updated its pro-level video editing app Final Cut Pro with minor feature additions and bug fixes, while the latest Xcode release addresses crashing issues experienced when coding in Swift.

Apple's iOS devices accounted for 78% of record setting Cyber Monday mobile sales

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Revenues from online shopping on "Cyber Monday" surged 15.4 percent higher than last year, setting a new all time peak in U.S. ecommerce, with online mobile sales overwhelmingly driven by customers wielding Apple devices.

Pandora for iOS gets a new look in beta, American Express app adds Touch ID login

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Starting Tuesday, some users of popular streaming radio app Pandora began seeing a beta preview of a new user interface on their iPhone. Plus, American Express cardholders can now view their account information using Touch ID.