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2014

Pond's 'Stream' case brings MFi-approved Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5/5s

Friday July 04, 2014

Announced by small tech firm Devant earlier this week, the Pond Wireless ecosystem of products looks to bring Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s with a "Made for iPhone" charging case, tray and fob adapter.

Apple's iOS gains ground on Android in US as iPhone retains smartphone lead

Thursday July 03, 2014

For the three months ending in May, Apple's iPhone grew its dominating lead as the top U.S. smartphone, while iOS gained ground on Google's Android, says research firm comScore.

Samsung's latest Apple-targeting ad slams battery life, calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

Thursday July 03, 2014

Samsung on Thursday took its latest shot at Apple, in a new minute-long advertisement that refers to iPhone users as "wall huggers," suggesting they're constantly tethered to an outlet to keep their handset charged.

Facebook Messenger goes universal with new iPad-optimized version

Thursday July 03, 2014

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Thursday released a new version of its Facebook Messenger application for iOS that brings with it a new user interface optimized specifically for the larger screens found on Apple's iPads.

Apple continues exploring Liquidmetal manufacturing methods

Thursday July 03, 2014

Though Liquidmetal has yet to make a headline appearance in an Apple product, the company continues to explore new manufacturing methods for the amorphous alloy, most recently filing a divisional patent application for a new counter-gravity casting process.

GM and Philips nearly bought Pixar, but deal's collapse allowed Steve Jobs to invest

Thursday July 03, 2014

Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull reveals in a new book that the now-legendary animation company was nearly sold to General Motors and Philips for its technology, but the deal fell through just before it could be signed.

Alleged 4.7" front panel for Apple's 'iPhone 6' handled on camera to show one-handed use

Thursday July 03, 2014

The latest alleged "iPhone 6" parts leak claims to show the device's front glass panel, with a video showcasing its larger 4.7-inch size and how much of the display can be reached by holding it with one hand.

Apple invention changes iPhone user authentication settings based on location

Thursday July 03, 2014

A patent application published on Thursday reveals an Apple solution that dynamically changes a mobile device's user interface, security levels and other behaviors based on its location, whether it be at the office or in a user's home.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to launch on Sept. 25, larger 5.5" version dubbed 'iPhone Air'

Thursday July 03, 2014

Another questionable rumor out of China on Thursday claims Apple will announce its next-gen iPhone on Sept. 15 ahead of a Sept. 25 launch date, while mention is made of a 16GB 5.5-inch version that will supposedly be called "iPhone Air."

Inside iOS App Extensions: the Cloud Kit-savvy Photos future of Apple's iPhoto & Aperture

Thursday July 03, 2014

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions will change photo editing on both platforms, where the new Photos app will replace today's iPhoto and Aperture.

Microsoft rumored to debut platform-agnostic 'smart wristband' in Q4 with focus on fitness

Wednesday July 02, 2014

According to a rumor, Microsoft's expected foray into the burgeoning wearables market will be an activity-minded wristband-style device that works with all major mobile platforms including Windows Phone, Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Apple ends AIM logins with legacy Mac IDs for OS X 10.7.1, found affecting newer OS X versions as well

Wednesday July 02, 2014

It appears that Apple's plan to discontinue iChat support for AIM logins using Mac.com and Me.com IDs on OS X 10.7.1 and earlier is affecting some users running newer versions of the Mac operating system, including OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Apple's Cook says iOS 8 voice messaging a key feature, prompts speculation of inclusion in 'iWatch'

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Citing a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, an analyst released a report on Wednesday predicting iOS 8's new voice messaging feature could trickle down to a long-rumored "iWatch" wearable device, noting the gesture-based messaging technique is ideal for small-screened devices.

Samsung to guard against anticipated 'iPhone 6' with metal-clad 'Galaxy F' in September

Wednesday July 02, 2014

With a 4.7-inch iPhone rumored to be on the horizon, Samsung is reportedly readying its first non-plastic handset for a September unveiling in what could be an attempt to stave off defections from Galaxy buyers waiting for a larger-screened option from Apple.

Civilization Revolution 2 hits the App Store, Pac-Man adds new content

Wednesday July 02, 2014

With the Independence Day holiday around the corner, iOS gamers now have a few new options for off-day entertainment as 2K Games officially released Civilization Revolution 2 and Namco Bandai updated Pac-Man with new mazes and content.

Mobile money services on the rise worldwide as Apple eyes Touch ID payment system

Wednesday July 02, 2014

If Apple is able to drive adoption of its rumored iTunes-backed mobile payment system among wealthy consumers at the same pace as similar systems in the developing world, it could be one of the company's most important -- and profitable -- strategic moves.

Evercore raises Apple price target to $115, predicts sales of 58M iPhones in December quarter

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Expecting big things from the anticipated debuts of new iPhones and a so-called "iWatch" this fall, Evercore Partners on Wednesday increased its price target on shares of Apple to $115 -- one of the highest current forecasts on Wall Street.

Driven by promotions & 16 new carriers, Apple seen selling 36.5M iPhones in June quarter

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Wells Fargo Securities believes Apple may have just completed yet another record breaking quarter, driven by a forecasted shipment of 36.5 million iPhones for the three-month period ending in June.

Apple cuts $45 off iPhone 'Reuse and Recycling' trade-in value, new max set at $225

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Apple on Tuesday lowered trade-in values for its iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program in the U.S. and Canada, cutting as much as $45 off the value of older generation handsets like the iPhone 5.

Apple debuts $50 security lock adapter for redesigned late-2013 Mac Pro

Wednesday July 02, 2014

Apple on Tuesday introduced the first official hardware security adapter specifically designed for the late-2013 Mac Pro, offering owners basic protection against theft and tampering.