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2014

Apple awarded patent for augmented reality devices with transparent displays

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Apple this week was awarded ownership of a patent that describes future electronics with transparent displays, allowing users to view real-world events simultaneously with on-screen generated images.

Nokia channels Apple's iPad mini with new N1 Android tablet for China

Tuesday November 18, 2014

In one of its first major product releases as a Microsoft subsidiary, former handset heavyweight Nokia on Tuesday unveiled a new 7.9-inch Android tablet that appears to take a number of cues from Apple's rival iPad mini.

Top hedge funds predict Apple could achieve trillion-dollar market cap

Tuesday November 18, 2014

As shares of Apple repeatedly reach new all-time highs, major investors believe the trend could continue, propelling the iPhone maker to a massive market capitalization level of $1 trillion as soon as next year.

Online retailers who support Apple Pay in iOS apps will boost sales this holiday, study says

Tuesday November 18, 2014

While most of the buzz surrounding Apple Pay is focused on its use in person at retail, the most popular application this holiday season may be in securely authorizing online purchases, a new study shows.

Apple's scanner mouse patent dynamically adjusts resolution, displays images on housing

Tuesday November 18, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple an invention covering a mouse peripheral with built-in chromatic sensor, a device designed to deal with tracking issues inherent in conventional designs while acting as a handheld scanner.

Apple exec Eddy Cue goes on 'holiday shopping spree' to showcase Apple Pay

Monday November 17, 2014

In a segment that aired Monday night on local Los Angeles, Calif., news station KTLA, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue went on a "shopping spree" to show off Apple Pay at a number of retailers, including the Apple Store.

Apple iSight supplier Sony unveils new 21MP CMOS sensor with 4K video, phase detection AF

Monday November 17, 2014

Apple partner supplier Sony on Monday announced an upcoming 21-megapixel CMOS sensor with onboard plane phase detection autofocus signal processing, 4K video output and still image HDR, all features that could trickle down to a future iPhone model.

Chinese sites hosting 'Wirelurker' Mac-to-iOS malware taken down, suspects arrested

Monday November 17, 2014

A Beijing government agency on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects thought to be behind the so-called "WireLurker" trojan targeting Mac and iOS devices, saying websites hosting the malware have been shut down.

AT&T promo gives subscribers 15GB of data for the price of 10GB

Monday November 17, 2014

Spurred on by increased competition in the wireless space, U.S. No. 2 carrier AT&T is rolling out a limited-time promotion that nets customers 15GB of data for $100 per month, or the current going rate for 10GB of data.

Apple Store now selling ecobee3 smart thermostat, stokes 'smarthome' competition

Monday November 17, 2014

Smarthome device maker ecobee scored coveted Apple Store shelf space as online and brick-and-mortar outlets on Monday started sales of the ecobee3 Internet-connected thermostat, one of the first products selected by Apple's retail arm to challenge Google-owned Nest.

NYC plans to replace phone booths with pylons providing free gigabit Wi-Fi

Monday November 17, 2014

Visitors and residents of New York City may soon have a vastly improved internet experience thanks to the new LinkNYC program, an initiative to replace the city's aging pay phones with modern "Link structures" that will broadcast access to free, gigabit Wi-Fi.

Snapchat partners with Square to debut Snapcash money transfers

Monday November 17, 2014

In a surprise announcement on Monday, ephemeral photo and video messaging service Snapchat unveiled Snapcash, a person-to-person payments platform powered by Square.

Apple's OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update improves Wi-Fi reliability, fixes Mail bugs, more

Monday November 17, 2014

Apple's OS X Yosemite Mac operating system received a significant update on Monday designed to address nagging Wi-Fi connectivity issues that have plagued some users since its launch in October, along with a range of other bug fixes.

Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 with performance improvements for iPad 2 & iPhone 4s, plus bug fixes

Monday November 17, 2014

Apple on Monday pushed out an update for its mobile operating system in the form of iOS 8.1.1, with the headline improvements coming for users of older devices like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

Apple's MacBook Air continues to bear the brunt of Microsoft's Surface ad budget

Monday November 17, 2014

As Microsoft begins ramping up the holiday ad blitz for its Surface tablets, the software giant has kept Apple's MacBook Air squarely in the crosshairs, continuing its string of television spots that pit the two devices against each other.

Rumor: Apple taps rival Samsung to build majority of A-series chips starting next year

Monday November 17, 2014

A new rumor suggests that Apple has struck a major new agreement with its chief rival, Samsung, in which the South Korean electronics maker will produce most of Apple's custom A-series processors for iPhone and iPad starting in 2015.

Alibaba agreement could give Apple Pay easier path past Chinese regulators

Monday November 17, 2014

An alliance with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba could help Apple avoid regulatory delays and move Apple Pay closer to debuting in China, according to an executive privy to the ongoing negotiations.

RBC raises Apple price target to $120, predicts Apple Watch will earn $10B in first-year revenue

Monday November 17, 2014

RBC Capital Markets on Monday increased its price target for Apple stock to $120 per share, a number that incorporates the investment firm's expectations for the upcoming Apple Watch, predicted to sell 20 million units in its first 12 months.

Apple now accepting China UnionPay as payment option for Chinese App Store users

Sunday November 16, 2014

As of Sunday, Apple's Chinese App Store -- now the second largest in the world -- accepts payments from China UnionPay, the country's only bank card organization and issuers of the most popular cards in China.

Review: Microsoft's health tracking, iOS-compatible Band

Sunday November 16, 2014

The competitive price, strong feature set, and universal compatibility of the Microsoft Band will make it a compelling product for anyone in the market for a wearable fitness and health tracking device, though it does suffer from some of the expected shortcomings of a first-generation product.