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2014

While 91% of Apple users run iOS 7, five different versions of Android hold 10%+ share

Friday August 22, 2014

The latest mobile operating system statistics show that Google's Android is more fragmented than ever, with three different versions of the platform representing two-thirds of all devices, while Apple's latest version of iOS runs on 91 percent of iPhones and iPads.

Purportedly leaked data from Foxconn again points to 'iPhone 6' with protruding camera lens

Friday August 22, 2014

A set of photographs published on Friday purport to show both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants of Apple's next-generation iPhone depicted in an engineering prototype overview, with both models sporting a protruding camera lens and all-metal rear casing.

Display production for Apple's 'iPhone 6' needs last-minute redesign, Reuters says

Friday August 22, 2014

Apple has encountered a serious issue with building displays for its next-generation iPhone just as it's gearing up to launch next month, forcing suppliers to redesign a key component, according to a new report.

Apple reportedly complies with Brazilian judge, removes 'Secret' from local App Store

Thursday August 21, 2014

Complying with an order from a Brazilian judge, Apple on Thursday appears to have removed anonymous social networking app Secret from its App Store, though it is unknown if the company took the prescribed step of wiping the app from users' phones.

First Look: SETA stand for iPad with NanoSuction pads

Thursday August 21, 2014

After finding Kickstarter success with an iPhone stand last year, 1.0 Innovations is looking to fund two super-sized models with more NanoSuction stick for iPads and phablets.

Tim Cook visits veterans and doctors at Palo Alto VA hospital, staff using iPads

Thursday August 21, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday tweeted out a photo and brief message highlighting a recent visit to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., saying he was happy to meet with doctors who now use iPads to treat patients.

Apple updates iMovie for Mac, iWork suite for OS X and iOS with minor bug fixes [u]

Thursday August 21, 2014

In what appears to be a routine maintenance update, Apple on Thursday rolled out minor iWork app point releases for both Mac and iOS, bringing stability improvements and bug fixes to the company's multi-platform productivity suite.

Apple spoke with UnitedHealth, Humana regarding HealthKit tie-up - report

Thursday August 21, 2014

As part of a campaign designed to drive adoption of its forthcoming HealthKit biomedical tracking platform, Apple has reportedly held broad-stroke discussions with major U.S. insurers UnitedHealth and Humana about potential partnerships.

Report claims iMessage spam on the rise, but little evidence appears in support

Thursday August 21, 2014

Despite accounts of purportedly wide-ranging unsolicited marketing campaigns plaguing iMessage users in recent months, spam on Apple's over-the-top messaging service appears to be the exception, rather than the rule.

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2, new iTunes 12 beta for testing

Thursday August 21, 2014

Apple on Thursday provided members of its public beta program the second test build of OS X Yosemite, while a new build of iTunes 12 for Yosemite is also available.

Apple's interest in reversible USB plugs detailed in new patent application

Thursday August 21, 2014

While a reversible "Type-A" USB connector may not meet the specifications of a certified USB cable, Apple has nevertheless shown interest in building one, a newly published patent application reveals.

Disney expands 'Star Wars' iOS franchise with 'Commander' real-time strategy game

Thursday August 21, 2014

After soft-launching in the Australian iOS App Store nearly two months ago, Disney Interactive's "Star Wars: Commander" saw wide release on Thursday, bringing real-time strategy "Rebellion vs. Empire" gameplay to Apple's mobile devices.

Intuit releases redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac, first new version in 7 years

Thursday August 21, 2014

Financial software firm Intuit on Thursday released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the company's flagship personal finance and accounting suite to make its way to Apple's desktop platform in over seven years.

Another purported 'iPhone 6' document suggests Apple may offer 128GB model

Thursday August 21, 2014

Apple's next iPhone could be the company's highest-capacity handset yet, with new documents suggesting the company could offer a whopping 128 gigabytes of capacity in its so-called "iPhone 6."

Apple invention helps iPhone users find their parked car despite poor cell, GPS reception

Thursday August 21, 2014

A pair of Apple patent applications discovered on Thursday describe a system that automatically determines when and where a user parks their car, and later directs them back to the vehicle without requiring a data connection or GPS signal.

Purported 'iPad Air 2' flex cables revealed in new photos

Thursday August 21, 2014

In what could be the first images of internal components destined for Apple's iPad Air refresh, fresh photos out of the Far East reportedly show a batch of flex cables including easily recognizable antennas for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Walmart discounts 16GB iPhone 5c to 97 cents, 16GB iPhone 5s to $79 for 90 days

Thursday August 21, 2014

Walmart on Wednesday announced an aggressive 90-day iPhone sale that shaves $20 off Apple's 16GB iPhone 5s and about $28 off the 16GB iPhone 5c, bringing the latter model's up-front cost down to less than a dollar.

Judge denies Apple bid to recover attorneys' fees from Samsung, releases $2.6M bond related to Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban

Wednesday August 20, 2014

U.S. district Judge Lucy Koh handed down two orders on Wednesday dealing with the first Apple v. Samsung California court trial, one denying Apple's motion to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung and another releasing a $2.6 million bond posted to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Apple releases Safari 7.1 and 6.2, OS X Server 3.2 betas to developers

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Apple on Wednesday seeded the latest Safari 7.1 and 6.2 beta 3 builds and OS X Server 3.2 to developers, asking testers to focus on AutoFill, Smart Search and extensions, among other new features.

First photos of purported 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' rear shell compare part to 4.7-inch model

Wednesday August 20, 2014

A batch of photos out of Asia on Wednesday supposedly reveal a rear shell bound for Apple's "iPhone 6" and show a direct comparison between another alleged handset part.