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2014

European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

Tuesday September 30, 2014

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union's antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state aid and could therefore be viewed as illegal.

Apple patents glasses-free interactive holographic touchscreen display

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an advanced device display that uses lasers, micro lenses and sensors to not only output a three-dimensional holographic image, but detect how a user interacts with it in real time.

Despite faster A8, higher pixel count of iPhone 6 Plus drives lower FPS benchmarks

Tuesday September 30, 2014

With 2.1 million pixels, the Retina HD resolution of iPhone 6 Plus demands a lot more GPU performance than either iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s to render 2D and 3D graphics at its native resolution, resulting in benchmarks with--in some cases--lower frames per second rendering results in native resolution GPU tests.

Apple Pay settings menu, reference to iPad with Touch ID discovered in iOS 8.1 beta

Monday September 29, 2014

As some expected, Apple's latest iOS 8.1 beta build contains assets for the upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments service, including hidden settings menus and references to an iPad with Touch ID fingerprint recognition.

Apple's iPhone 6 to arrive in China on Oct. 17 after receiving regulatory license [u]

Monday September 29, 2014

Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will hit the important Chinese market on Oct. 10, as the country's regulatory agency in charge of communications issued a license to start devices sales Tuesday local time.

Apple's Beats sues Steven Lamar for claiming 'cofounder' status to sell new headphones

Monday September 29, 2014

In a recent court filing, Apple-owned Beats brought suit against Steven Lamar for false advertisements and unfair competition after the audio equipment entrepreneur allegedly misreported his affiliation with the Beats brand in order to boost a new audio enterprise.

Apple reports all iCloud services down for some users worldwide [ux2]

Monday September 29, 2014

In an update to Apple's online systems status webpage, the company announced ongoing outages of all iCloud services, including account sign-ins, mail, storage and more.

Latest iOS 8 bug reportedly causes unwanted deletion of iCloud Drive documents

Monday September 29, 2014

Adding to Apple's iOS 8 launch troubles, a report on Monday claims the operating system's "Reset All Settings" feature for hardware wiping user preferences also deletes data stored in iCloud Drive.

Apple issues first iOS 8.1, Apple TV and Xcode 6.1 betas to developers

Monday September 29, 2014

Following last week's two iOS 8 bug fixes, Apple on Monday seeded the first beta of the iOS 8.1 maintenance update to developers, potentially with assets to enable Apple Pay mobile payments service.

Apple releases bash patch to plug 'Shellshock' security flaw in OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion

Monday September 29, 2014

As promised, Apple on Monday issued OS X bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion, targeting the recently discovered "Shellshock" security flaw originating in the bash UNIX shell.

Waze for Apple's iOS adds Waze Places crowdsourced POI system

Monday September 29, 2014

Social navigation app Waze on Monday added a new Waze Places point-of-interest feature, extending its crowdsourced data model from traffic information to data on business and other popular destinations.

Apple & Colette plan Fashion Week event in Paris, may be Apple Watch-related [update: confirmed]

Monday September 29, 2014

An invitation that appeared Monday morning on the website of famous Parisian concept store Colette suggests that Apple may show off its new smart watch during Fashion Week in Paris at an event set to run between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

Apple rumored to launch 27" iMac with 5K Retina display at October media event

Monday September 29, 2014

Apple's big-screen iMac will get a doubled-resolution Retina display with a forthcoming update expected to be unveiled at the company's anticipated October media event, a new report claims.

Apple Watch's advanced AMOLED display far more costly than traditional screens - report

Monday September 29, 2014

The flexible AMOLED display found in Apple's new smart watch is believed to be among the most-costly mobile device displays available, according to a new report, with the 1.5-inch units thought to cost more than half as much as the 4.7-inch LCD in the new iPhone 6.

GoPro's new iPhone-connected Hero4 wearable camera captures 4K video at 30fps

Monday September 29, 2014

GoPro on Monday announced its new 2014 lineup of wearable action cameras, including the flagship Hero4 Black, which is capable of recording not only 4K-resolution video at 30 frames per second, but also high-definition 1080p footage at 120 frames per second.

European Commission seeking retroactive tax windfall from Apple Inc subsidiary in Ireland

Monday September 29, 2014

The European Commission is expected to release a report this week alleging that Ireland provided illegal "state aid" to Apple when it set tax rates for the company in 1991 and 2007, part of a series of investigations it hopes to use to retroactively tax corporations operating from countries with tax incentives.

Going big: a review of Apple's new 4.7" iPhone 6 vs. the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus

Sunday September 28, 2014

With its latest 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models, Apple is for the first time launching two new smartphone form factors simultaneously, broadening the usual upgrade cycle choices beyond storage capacity and color. It also makes deciding that much more difficult.

Apple expected to begin selling iPhone 6 in China on October 10

Saturday September 27, 2014

Reports from the People's Republic of China indicate that Apple is preparing to introduce iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on October 10, following final approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Adapting to change: a review of Apple's larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 vs. the smaller 4-inch iPhone 5s

Saturday September 27, 2014

The jump from the iPhone 5 series's 4-inch form factor to the 4.7-inch display on the iPhone 6 is a big change that might not appeal to everyone. Thankfully, Apple offers a 14-day return policy, and still continues to sell the 4-inch iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, for those who might find themselves with an oversized case of buyers' remorse.

After Apple Inc. dodged the iPhone 6 Plus BendGate bullet, detractors wounded by ricochet

Saturday September 27, 2014

Bloggers who invent and inflate "controversies" and "scandals" for Apple are increasingly achieving the opposite of what they are setting out to do.