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2014

MLB brings RBI Baseball back with iOS app, Cyber Dust aims to be Snapchat for texts

Wednesday April 09, 2014

iPhone and iPad owners have new options for fun and communication after Major League Baseball released R.B.I. Baseball for Apple's mobile devices and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban brought his Snapchat-like test messaging service out of beta.

Rumor: Apple UI chief Greg Christie set to leave after clashes with Jony Ive [update: confirmed]

Wednesday April 09, 2014

Longtime Apple human interface director Greg Christie, who has been with the iPhone maker since 1996, is said to be planning an exit after his relationship with recently-elevated senior vice president of design Jony Ive allegedly turned sour.

Apple considering 'dramatic' overhaul of iTunes Music Store to boost sales - report

Wednesday April 09, 2014

Facing significant declines in digital music sales, Apple is reportedly plotting a potential overhaul of its iTunes Music Store, in addition to considering new revenue opportunities through on-demand streaming and even allegedly an iTunes for Android.

Dropbox bringing Mailbox to the Mac, launches new Carousel photo app

Wednesday April 09, 2014

Popular file synchronization service Dropbox unveiled two new updates for the Apple ecosystem Wednesday, announcing that it would bring its Mailbox e-mail app from iOS to the Mac and showing off a new multimedia gallery app dubbed Carousel.

NAB 2014 roundup: Thunderbolt 2 accessories, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, 4K video

Wednesday April 09, 2014

This week is the annual National Association of Broadcasters show, where a number of Mac and iOS compatible products geared toward professionals have been unveiled, including new Thunderbolt 2 accessories, an upgraded DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ flying camera drone, and a plethora of 4K video recording and playing devices.

Apple nabs senior RF engineers from Broadcom amid rumors of new in-house baseband team

Wednesday April 09, 2014

At least two high-level baseband hardware engineers have left wireless semiconductor company Broadcom for new positions at Apple this year, adding weight to speculation that the iPhone maker is planning to design and build its own baseband processors.

Apple 'considered' buying mobile payment firm Square, but Google deal seen as more likely

Wednesday April 09, 2014

Both Apple and Google have reportedly had internal discussions about making respective offers to buy mobile payment company Square, though Google is seen as the more likely of the two to actually go through with a purchase.

Apple's iBeacon tech to be featured at Coachella music and arts festival

Wednesday April 09, 2014

According to an app update for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the gathering will have on-site iBeacons that push notifications and other information to users as they walk the grounds at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. this weekend next.

Rumor: Apple takes delivery of iWatch circuit boards ahead of September debut

Wednesday April 09, 2014

Coming on the heels of a separate iWatch report, sources from the Far East on Wednesday claim Apple has taken receipt of flexible PCB sample boards bound for the much rumored device that could be revealed as soon as September.

Apple moves to renew FRAND licensing suit against Motorola

Wednesday April 09, 2014

With a court battle against Samsung raging on the West Coast, Apple on Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to renew a lawsuit against Motorola's alleged unreasonable licensing fees for declared-essential cellphone technology.

Apple explains $2.2B damages claim against Samsung from lost profits, royalties

Tuesday April 08, 2014

During testimony in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, an Apple damages expert revealed the full damages claim stands at $2.19 billion for lost profits and reasonable royalty fees on five alleged infringed patents.

Teen interest in 'iWatch' growing as iPhone dominates field, study says

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Apple's iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future spenders of America are exhibiting fast-growing interest in new product categories like the iWatch.

JP Morgan sees Apple further eating away at Windows PC market with sub-$1000 iOS notebook

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Apple is excluding itself from a $63 billion market opportunity, investment firm J.P. Morgan believes, by only partially competing in the sub-$1,000 portable computing market, which is why one analyst argues Apple should introduce a new notebook powered by a more full-featured version of iOS.

New 'mApp' platform helps museums leverage Apple's iBeacons for interactive exhibits

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Museum visits may become far more immersive in the future thanks to Dutch microlocation startup LabWerk's new mApp platform, a deployment and management system that allows museums to quickly and easily roll out iBeacon-based interactive exhibits.

In pushing for Time Warner merger, Comcast cites Apple's development of new set-top box

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Rumors that Apple is working on a new set-top box are high-profile enough that Comcast saw it fit to cite them on Tuesday as part of a filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Mobile malware authors 'almost exclusively' focused on Android in 2013, says Symantec

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Attackers continue to target Android more than any other mobile operating system, according to a new report released Tuesday, as Google's platform played host to all but one of the new mobile malware families discovered last year.

Microsoft hopes to counter Apple with AI-driven 'invisible user interfaces' on future devices

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Just days after officially announcing Cortana, a Siri-like personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed a substantial and wide-ranging artificial intelligence program it hopes will leapfrog similar offerings from Apple and Google.

Apple, Google & others could pay 'blindingly high' $9B in anti-poaching class-action suit

Tuesday April 08, 2014

A class-action lawsuit from tech sector employees against employers including Apple and Google seeks some $9 billion in lost wages --an astronomical sum that the complainants could ultimately receive, some believe, thanks to a mountain of evidence appearing to implicate Silicon Valley employers in an alleged no-hire cartel.

Rumor: Quanta to build 65M Apple "iWatch" units in first year, Q3 2014 release expected

Tuesday April 08, 2014

A suspect new report out of China claims to have a great deal of specifics on Apple's rumored "iWatch," namely that it will debut in the third quarter of this year and will include advanced sensors to detect a user's heart rate and blood pressure, among other things.

Rumor: Apple plans to bring iPhone baseband chip design in-house

Tuesday April 08, 2014

A rumor from the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple is mulling the creation of a research and development team that will be responsible for designing future iPhone baseband processors to be used as soon as 2015.