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2014

45% of businesses offer Macs to employees, 77% find Apple more reliable - survey

Tuesday March 25, 2014

A new survey of IT decision makers in the enterprise found that almost half of businesses now offer their workers Macs, while the vast majority feel Apple's Mac platform is more reliable than PCs running Microsoft's Windows.

Retailers begin distributing credits from e-book price fixing settlements

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo have begun the process of handing out $166 million in account credits to consumers affected by the e-books price fixing scandal as notification emails began going out on Tuesday.

Bandwidth deal between Apple & Comcast would likely draw federal scrutiny

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Though the U.S. government wouldn't need to approve a deal between Apple and Comcast for faster and more reliable streaming video, such an alignment would likely draw regulatory scrutiny, in particular with respect to its effects on net neutrality.

NYT pulls iPad Air underwater ad after 'unfortunate' juxtaposition with Flight 370 story

Tuesday March 25, 2014

A digital version of Apple's 'Your Verse' ad for the iPad Air, which ends in an underwater scene, was removed from the New York Times's website Tuesday after the newspaper mistakenly allowed it to run alongside a story about the possible ocean crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Apple exploring split cameras for thinner iPhones, location-based security

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Future iPhones could be thinner and more secure thanks to technology outlined in two unique proposed inventions from Apple, covering adaptive security profiles and a new type of split-sensor camera.

Japanese court says Apple's iPhones, iPads don't infringe on Samsung patents

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Apple has once again defeated rival Samsung in the courtroom, this time in Japan, where it was ruled that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 do not infringe on data communication patents owned by the South Korean electronics giant.

Apple testing 'Related' App Store search results to boost app discovery

Tuesday March 25, 2014

According to reports late Monday, Apple may be planning on rolling out a new app discovery feature for the iOS App Store as users have spotted a new option that suggests terms related to a given search.

New video footage shows initial demolition at Apple's Campus 2 site

Tuesday March 25, 2014

High quality video footage of the demolition currently underway at Apple's Campus 2 build site in Cupertino, Calif., was posted to the Web on Monday, with the short clip showing what appears to be the complete teardown process of an entire building.

Apple taps veteran Senate finance staffer as new top lobbyist

Monday March 24, 2014

A report on Monday claims Apple has hired former Senate staffer Amber Cottle, who served as staff director on one of the most influential committees on Capitol Hill, to be its new lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 continues to rise, now at 85%

Monday March 24, 2014

In a change to Apple's developer website on Monday, the company announced adoption of iOS 7 is now at 85 percent while the share of devices running iOS 6 has fallen to 12 percent.

New 'Your Verse' story shows how iPad helps assess concussions in sports

Monday March 24, 2014

Apple on Monday posted to its website a new installment of its "Your Verse" iPad media campaign, this time highlighting the tablet's ability to help assess concussions, a previously difficult task that relied on subjective reporting methods.

Apple's new privacy counsel hire hints at unannounced health program

Monday March 24, 2014

A new Apple hire discovered on Monday may offer insight into the company's rumored push into health monitoring, which could integrate data from the much-rumored "iWatch" with the company's iCloud service.

Apple casts wide net to find iTunes users affected by unauthorized in-app purchases

Monday March 24, 2014

As part of a settlement regarding overly lax in-app purchase limitations, Apple on Monday sent out to iTunes account holders what appears to be a mass email, asking those who were charged for unauthorized purchases by minors to fill out a refund form.

Steve Jobs threatened 'war' as Google tried to poach Safari engineers for nascent browser team

Monday March 24, 2014

Google may have sparked the Silicon Valley anti-poaching scandal when the company infuriated Steve Jobs by attempting to lure members of Apple's Safari team to work on Google's then-nascent browser effort, according to internal emails revealed in new court filings.

Apple-Comcast talks likely limited in scope, user experience not a priority for cable providers

Monday March 24, 2014

While rumors of talks between Apple and cable provider Comcast generated buzz over the weekend, one Wall Street analyst doesn't expect the discussions to go much beyond the possibility of having a Comcast-branded application available for Apple TV.

NPR brings live streaming news to Apple's iTunes Radio, more channels on the way

Monday March 24, 2014

Live streaming news content is headed to iTunes Radio, with the first partner launching on Apple's service Monday: National Public Radio.

Google Photowall turns your TV into a crowdsourced pinboard, Loopy HD goes half-off

Monday March 24, 2014

Two interesting developments hit the App Store over the weekend, as Google's new Photowall app lets iPhone owners beam photos from their handset to their TV using the company's Chromecast streaming stick, while Loopy HD is now 50% off after being featured on The Tonight Show.

iTunes and app sales projected to grow to 20% of Apple profit by 2020

Monday March 24, 2014

iTunes content and the App Store are projected to be key drivers of growth for Apple moving forward, with one new forecast calling for content and apps alone to account for 20 percent of profits by 2020.

iPhone 5c & iPad mini assembler Pegatron sees earnings rise 22%

Monday March 24, 2014

Pegatron, the main assembler for both the iPhone 5c and iPad mini, saw its earnings grow 22 percent in the first quarter, potentially signaling strong sales of Apple's low-end iOS devices.

Rumor: Apple to switch to automated battery assembly for this year's 'iPhone 6'

Monday March 24, 2014

Batteries for Apple's next-generation iPhone may be assembled on fully automated production lines in China, rather than through manual labor, a new rumor out of the Far East claims.