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2014

Apple's iPhone still driving force behind NA mobile Web traffic, Samsung share on the rise

Monday August 04, 2014

According to the latest statistics from ad network Chitika, Apple's iPhone was responsible for driving over half of all North American smartphone Web traffic in July, but rival manufacturer Samsung showed the most growth during the same period.

Apple brings iOS 7-style iconography to Apple TV in newest beta

Monday August 04, 2014

The latest Apple software to receive a Jony Ive-led user interface revamp is the company's Apple TV operating system, which sports an iOS 7-style "flat" look with new icons and updated typography in the latest beta.

Apple brings in former Burberry, Nike social media director for new retail role

Monday August 04, 2014

Apple appears to be changing its famously low-key approach to social media following the hiring of Musa Tariq -- a social media whiz who previously worked under Apple Stores chief Angela Ahrendts at Burberry -- as the retail division's new digital marketing director.

Apple seeds fifth beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

Monday August 04, 2014

Apple on Monday made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 available to registered developers, bringing bug fixes and stability improvements to the company's next-generation operating systems.

Apple's first price cuts on 2014 MacBook Pros hit, yield $100-$350 savings for Price Guide users

Monday August 04, 2014

Continuing a trend of delivering the most cost effective Macs in its history, Apple last week introduced its more aggressively-priced 2014 family of MacBook Pros and then sweetened the pot less than a week later by authorizing additional price cuts on the new models through its resellers, which are now translating to $100 - $350 net savings for users of the AI Price Guides.

Console hit BioShock coming to Apple's iPhone, iPad this summer

Monday August 04, 2014

The first installment of blockbuster first-person shooter franchise BioShock will make its way to iOS this summer, publisher 2K Games announced on Monday, the latest high-profile console title to reach Apple's mobile platform.

Analyst: Apple could equip 5.5" 'iPhone 6' with more powerful processor than 4.7" model

Monday August 04, 2014

As the supposed September unveiling of Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup draws nearer, at least one Wall Street analyst believes that the component makeup of the rumored 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" variants will diverge when it comes to their application processors and touch modules.

Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

Monday August 04, 2014

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.

Photos of purported 'iPad Air 2' chassis detail minor design tweaks

Monday August 04, 2014

A trio of photos out of China claim to show the rear shell of Apple's next-generation iPad Air, which looks to feature larger speaker holes, recessed volume control buttons and a repositioned rear-facing microphone.

Review: Using the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ camera drone with Apple's iPhone

Sunday August 03, 2014

As the name suggests, DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ isn't much different than its predecessor, with the same exceptional flying capabilities as the last model. But the newfound "plus" for this drone is mostly found in its vastly improved camera and gimbal, which offers super-smooth recording capabilities from a bird's eye view.

Al-Qaeda prefers Android over Apple's iOS

Saturday August 02, 2014

Apple's iOS has taken majority market share in education, government and the enterprise, but Google's Android has become the favored mobile platform among Al-Qaeda operatives.

Apple continues 'Powerful' campaign for the iPhone 5s with new 'Dreams' spot

Saturday August 02, 2014

Apple on Saturday unveiled "Dreams," the latest in its ongoing series of television advertisements touting the versatility of the iPhone 5s and the wide range of third-party applications and accessories compatible with the handset.

HP partners with Gilt, Michael Bastian to build iOS-compatible high-fashion smartwatch

Friday August 01, 2014

Amidst a quickly growing smartwatch market, Hewlett-Packard is throwing its hat into the ring with a fashion-forward iOS and Android-compatible device made in partnership with Gilt and designer Michael Bastian.

Apple and Beats introduce 'Pills' characters to Siri in first official ad

Friday August 01, 2014

Apple subsidiary Beats on Friday uploaded a short 30-second spot to its Twitter account featuring two of its animated "Pill" creatures and the Siri virtual assistant, marking the first collaborative ad effort since Apple bought the audio company in May.

Apple refutes Beats layoff rumors, says every employee offered a job

Friday August 01, 2014

Countering an earlier rumor that Apple would cull some 200 employees from Beats' roster, a report on Friday cites an Apple spokesperson and inside sources as saying the company is instead doing the opposite by extending job offers to keep everyone on board.

Microsoft sues Samsung over unpaid Android patent royalties

Friday August 01, 2014

Microsoft on Friday filed a lawsuit with a New York district court claiming Samsung is in breach of an Android patent cross-licensing contract after failing to turn over an undisclosed amount in royalty payments.

Apple wins preliminary approval for $450M e-books settlement

Friday August 01, 2014

In an apparent change of heart, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday granted preliminary approval for Apple's $450 million settlement going to a class of consumers over e-book price fixing in the iBookstore.

President Obama signs bill making it once again legal to unlock cell phones

Friday August 01, 2014

President Obama on Friday put his signature to to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, a bill resolving a number of legal conflicts under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that previously presented legal challenges for consumers seeking to unlock their mobile phones.

Brains behind subscription Beats Music to also oversee Apple's iTunes Radio

Friday August 01, 2014

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will assume control of Apple's iTunes Radio service, according to a new report, uniting both of Apple's streaming music services under a single executive as the company gears up for a renewed assault on incumbent industry leaders Spotify and Pandora.

Mystery over for Google's Glass barges as Maine ship sold for scrap

Friday August 01, 2014

Google's plan for a series of floating showrooms that would help consumers get to know -- and, ultimately, purchase -- its new Glass wearable platform appears to have sunk, as its East Coast constituent looks to be headed for a Maine scrapyard.