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2014

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.

Apple's Eddy Cue speaks out on iBooks price fixing ruling: 'It's just not right'

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Days before an appeals court will revisit Apple's iBooks price fixing case, the head of the company's digital content business has spoken out on why Apple continues to fight the government's antitrust allegations, calling it a "fight for the truth."

As Apple still struggles to meet iPhone 6 demand, Canaccord raises price target to $135

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Investment firm Canaccord Genuity raised its price target on shares of Apple to $135 on Tuesday, citing its latest survey showing supply constraints for the higher-capacity iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, signaling higher average selling prices and greater profits for the company's handset division.

Antitrust laws could cost Apple $1 billion in iTunes monopoly case

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Though plaintiffs are seeking $350 million in damages in a case alleging that Apple created an unfair monopoly with its iTunes Music Store, U.S. antitrust laws say the final damages could be triple that amount, exceeding $1 billion.

Apple patents active fall protection system that shifts iPhones in midair

Tuesday December 02, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering a futuristic iPhone protection system that can recognize when a phone is dropped, calculate an estimated point of impact and shift its center of gravity to avoid striking sensitive components.

Tim Cook makes surprise visit to D.C. Apple Store in support of World AIDS Day

Monday December 01, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook and (RED) chief Deborah Dugan visited a Washington, D.C. Apple Store in Georgetown on Monday to show support for World AIDS Day, a global event created to foster awareness about HIV/AIDS.

Google Chromebooks overtake Apple iPads in education sales for first time, report says

Monday December 01, 2014

After years of holding a commanding lead in the U.S. education market, Apple's iPad was dethroned by Google's Chromebook over the third quarter of 2014, recent statistics show.

Apple sends rare push notification ad promoting App Store's (RED) campaign

Monday December 01, 2014

Apple on Monday sent out a rare self-promoting iOS push notification regarding the iOS App Store's (RED) campaign to help fight AIDS, though the unsolicited message turned out to be a cause of concern for certain users.

Apple stock hit by brief mini crash of over 6 percent before rebounding

Monday December 01, 2014

Apple shares on Monday saw its most precipitous decline in three months after opening to unusually high trade volume, shedding as much as $40 billion in market value before rebounding to end the day down more than three percent.

Best of Cyber Monday: Free and deeply discounted apps for iOS and OS X

Monday December 01, 2014

On the biggest e-sales day of the year, app developers are getting in on the action with hefty Cyber Monday price cuts on popular titles for iOS and Mac, including half-price and free deals for Fantastical, Assassin's Creed Pirates, Pixelmator for Mac and more.

Dropbox gains ability to rename files & folders, enhanced Office integration

Monday December 01, 2014

The official Dropbox application for Apple's iOS received a significant update on Monday with key new features, including the ability to rename files and folders on the go, and also to launch Office files in their respective Microsoft apps.

Samsung declines to shake up management amidst shrinking smartphone profits

Monday December 01, 2014

Despite speculation that Samsung was planning to institute major personnel changes its mobile division, the South Korean electronics maker has instead announced that it will stay the course with its mobile management team.

Best of Cyber Monday: up to $100 off iPads, up to $600 off Macs, & Free Apple TVs with new Mac & AppleCare purchases

Monday December 01, 2014

Though Black Friday has come and gone, many of its discounts on Macs -- and even some iPads -- remain for a few more hours through "Cyber Monday." Here's a roundup of the deepest discounts on Apple products still standing from retailers who either have those products in stock or promise to ship them within the next business week.

Microsoft acquires iOS email app Acompli, plans to integrate with Outlook

Monday December 01, 2014

Microsoft's presence on Apple's iOS continues to grow with the acquisition of Acompli, a popular mobile email client that first debuted earlier this year on the iPhone.

UBS survey finds 10% of consumers want a smartwatch, expects 24M Apple Watch sales in fiscal 2015

Monday December 01, 2014

A new survey from UBS suggests that the Apple Watch could get off to a strong start, leading the investment firm to predict sales of 24 million units and gross profit of $3.4 billion from the wearable device in its first few months alone.