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2014

Another report predicts Apple's 'iPhone 6' will see Sept. 19 launch

Wednesday June 25, 2014

In what is likely just an educated guess, yet another rumor claims that Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone on Friday, Sept. 19, which would be about one year after the debut of the iPhone 5s.

Review: Henge Docks' Vertical Docking Station for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Henge Docks on Tuesday finally announced availability of its Vertical Docking Station for Apple's 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, introducing a new metal alloy chassis, tweaked cable installation and more.

Google to once again challenge Apple TV with Android-based set-top streamer, report says

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Ahead of Google's I/O developer conference on Wednesday, a report claims the Internet search giant is cooking up a new batch of Android-based set-top streaming devices with support for video, music and video games.

Apple's 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' to sport optical image stabilization, 4.7-inch version will not

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Due to supply constraints, Apple's rumored 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" handset is not expected to come with optical image stabilization (OIS) components, one analyst says, though yields may be high enough to include the part in a larger 5.5-inch variant.

Apple updates iWork for iCloud with persistent document settings, keyboard shortcut tips, more

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for iCloud productivity suite with new functions that make switching between OS X, iOS and the cloud a less jarring experience.

Apple relaxes, clarifies new incentivized sharing rules for the App Store

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Two weeks after altering the App Store's rules and issuing rejections to apps that reward users for watching videos or sharing app updates on social media, Apple has reportedly relaxed the new restrictions and begun to give app developers more clear guidelines.

Apple's CarPlay adds MLB.com At Bat streaming app as supporting launch partner

Tuesday June 24, 2014

CarPlay, Apple's forthcoming vehicle infotainment center standard, will feature support for Major League Baseball's At Bat application for iPhone at launch, along with other radio services like iHeart Radio, Beats, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Mailbox for iOS adds new gestures, Philips updates the Hue UI, Nest adds Google integration

Tuesday June 24, 2014

A trio of popular apps received mid-cycle updates Tuesday, with popular email client Mailbox adding a number of new swipe gestures, Philips's Hue smart light bulb controller was given a streamlined UI, and connected thermostat maker Nest gaining support for the new "Works with Nest" program.

JP Morgan sees shares of Apple reaching $108, believes redesigned iPhone will exceed expectations

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Investment firm J.P. Morgan became the latest to increase its price target for Apple stock on Tuesday, projecting that the company will be propelled to $108 per share thanks in part to this year's anticipated "iPhone 6" launch.

Wearables come together as Misfit launches official activity tracker for Pebble smart watch

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Misfit and Pebble on Tuesday announced a new long-term partnership, beginning with the launch of an official Misfit activity tracking application that runs on the Pebble smart watch.

Apple could sway 35% of Android & Windows Phone buyers with bigger iPhone, survey finds

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Already on track to capture nearly half of the smartphone market in 2014, Apple could dramatically expand the iPhone's customer base at Android's expense by adding a new model with a larger display, according to a survey released Tuesday by the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada.

Apple continues to experiment with super-low pricing as new $1,099 iMac already discounted to $979, $830 for students

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Through its indirect channel of trusted resellers, Apple has become increasingly aggressive on Mac pricing in 2014, offering discounts that go well beyond historical trends. That continues with big savings on the company's new iMac released just last week -- a pattern that suggests the company is actively experimenting with lower price points across multiple product families.

Apple TV gains 4 new channels, including ABC News with live video

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Parents, news junkies, and sports fans now have a number of new streaming content options from Apple as the company added channels for ABC News, PBS Kids, AOL On, and Willow as part of an over-the-air update Tuesday morning.

Needham raises Apple target to $97, expects Swift programming language to enhance iPhone superiority

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Investment firm Needham on Tuesday broke its typical semi-annual schedule and updated its price target for Apple stock to $97, citing stronger than expected iPhone sales and also the surprise announcement of a new programming language called Swift.

ConEd will help NYC residents connect their air conditioner to their iPhone for free

Tuesday June 24, 2014

With another sweltering summer in the offing, New York utility ConEd is once again looking to ease the load on its aging power grid by offering customers a free outlet adapter that will turn a standard window-mounted air conditioner into a WiFi-connected unit that can be controlled from an iPhone.

Survey finds 14% of watch-wearers interested in hypothetical $350 Apple 'iWatch'

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Investment firm Piper Jaffray published the results of a new fashion-focused survey on Tuesday, in which respondents were asked about a rumored Apple "iWatch," with interest in such a device found to vary wildly based on price.

Google "dismantled" Android hardware initiatives after buying Nest, claims disputed report

Tuesday June 24, 2014

A report seeking to profile both Google's Sundar Pichai (who replaced Andy Rubin as head of Android) and Nest founder Tony Fadell claims that Pichai appointed Fadell to run Google's hardware. Fadell retorted that the story "is 100% wrong," but neither he nor Google have refuted any of the more titillating details about Pichai or the search giant presented in the article.

Google's Nest to open smart home platform, share data with developers including Google

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Nest Labs, makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector, announced on Tuesday that it will be opening its smart home platform to third-party developers and partners, which includes parent company Google.

Rumor: Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air to enter production in Q3

Tuesday June 24, 2014

A report out of East Asia on Tuesday claims Apple's partner manufacturers will begin production of the long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air sometime in the third quarter.

Microsoft offers MacBook Air owners up to $650 in store credit to 'trade up' to Surface Pro 3

Monday June 23, 2014

In a trade-in program launched on Monday, Microsoft is again luring Apple device owners to make the switch to Windows by offering Surface Pro 3 buyers up to $650 in store credit for certain MacBook Air models.