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2014

Getting the most out of the revamped OS X Spotlight search in Yosemite

Friday October 24, 2014

One of the biggest changes in OS X Yosemite is Apple's Spotlight search, which has gained a completely new, front-and-center look, and also adds the ability to search well beyond your Mac.

Amazon Rewards Visa Card adds support for Apple Pay

Friday October 24, 2014

Owners of the popular Amazon Rewards Visa Card, which awards 3 percent back on all Amazon.com purchases, can now add their card to Passbook for the newly launched Apple Pay service.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says privacy talks with Chinese government were 'very open'

Friday October 24, 2014

Tim Cook's tour of China continues with another interview with local media, this time with the Apple CEO telling users in the country that he had "very open" discussions on privacy and security with the Chinese government, following a series of attacks in the country targeting Apple users.

Former Apple exec Ron Johnson wants to make online shopping personal with new startup 'Enjoy'

Thursday October 23, 2014

Ron Johnson, Apple's former head of retail widely recognized as spearheading the Apple Store initiative, took the wraps off a startup called Enjoy, which seeks to aid shoppers making online purchases.

iPhone 6 Plus users report persistent unexplained crashing issues, possibly tied to large app libraries

Thursday October 23, 2014

A number of iPhone 6 Plus users have reported an issue in which the phone inexplicably crashes or enters a reboot loop, prompting many to take it in to Apple for service, where it is usually swapped out for a new unit. Some owners are on their fourth replacement 6 Plus.

Facebook introduces anonymous chat app 'Rooms'

Thursday October 23, 2014

Facebook is taking a stab at anonymous group messaging with its latest app "Rooms," which combines the idea of traditional chatrooms with modern smartphone conveniences.

After gaining U.S. government approval, Samsung Knox security for Android found to be "completely compromised"

Thursday October 23, 2014

Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal "security by obscurity" design "compromising the security of the product completely," a researcher has detailed.

iHeartRadio & Rdio are latest iOS apps to add support for Apple's CarPlay

Thursday October 23, 2014

Though Apple doesn't appear to have opened up CarPlay access to its wider development community, the number of compatible apps does continue to expand, with streaming radio services iHeartRadio and Rdio adding support in recent updates.

Apple expands TestFlight iOS app beta invitations to 1,000 users

Thursday October 23, 2014

Developers can now invite up to a thousand people to test their beta applications for iOS via its TestFlight tool with just an email address, Apple announced on Thursday.

Apple says its 'ambitious' sapphire manufacturing process is 'not ready for production'

Thursday October 23, 2014

Following the news that GT Advanced Technologies will spend up to four years paying back Apple's $439 million prepayment, Apple has revealed that the two companies were working on a new method of manufacturing sapphire that never actually went into production.

Mac users report Bluetooth lag & connection issues after updating to OS X Yosemite

Thursday October 23, 2014

Bluetooth bugs seem to be a recurring problem with Apple's latest software updates, as users running OS X Yosemite say that the new Mac operating system has created connectivity problems with the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple wireless keyboard, and third-party wireless accessories.

GT Advanced to exit sapphire production business, Apple to recover $439M prepayment over 4 years

Thursday October 23, 2014

Closing the book on its short-lived supplier agreement with Apple, GT Advanced Technologies announced on Thursday that its finalized settlement will see the company exit the sapphire production business, and spend the next four years paying back -- interest free -- the $439 million prepayment it received from Apple.

How to change your default Apple Pay credit card, or remove cards remotely via iCloud

Thursday October 23, 2014

Apple Pay is simple to set up and start using, but those who dig a little deeper can customize and take control of the mobile payments system, such as choosing the default card that appears when a transaction is initiated, or remotely removing cards from a missing iPhone via iCloud.

First look: Pixelmator for iPad takes powerful image editing on-the-go

Thursday October 23, 2014

Popular Mac image editor Pixelmator went mobile on Thursday with an eponymous iPad release that combines two hallmark features users of the desktop version have come to love: a deep powerful toolset in an easy to use interface.

Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic, to start shooting soon

Thursday October 23, 2014

In a Bloomberg Television interview with Emily Chang, Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale will play Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in a forthcoming feature film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech guru.

Apple to build 25 new Apple Stores in China in two years

Thursday October 23, 2014

Speaking to a Chinese media on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is planning to open 25 retail locations over the next two years, putting a number on previous promises to triple Apple's footprint in the country.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Foxconn iPhone factory on China 'road trip'

Wednesday October 22, 2014

As part of what he calls a "road trip" to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday tweeted out a photo of himself sitting with a Foxconn worker putting the finishing touches on a new iPhone 6 model.

Apple to drop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications on Oct. 29 due to POODLE vulnerability

Wednesday October 22, 2014

In response to a recently discovered vulnerability with SSL version 3.0, Apple on Wednesday announced through its developer website that it will be removing support for the protocol on its Apple Push Notification server.

Rare working Apple I goes for record-smashing $905,000 at auction

Wednesday October 22, 2014

One of only 50 known surviving Apple 1 computers was sold at an auction on Wednesday, with the nearly 40-year-old machine crushing expectations to fetch a record-breaking $905,000.

Apple avoids $94M patent infringement suit leveled by patent troll GPNE

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products.