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2014

Apple's iPhone is most-desired smartphone in emerging markets, passing Samsung

Friday March 14, 2014

While many customers in emerging markets may not be able to afford an iPhone, they'd still prefer it over competing devices running Google's Android, including handsets from Apple rival Samsung, a recent survey reveals.

How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

Friday March 14, 2014

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

Apple-acquired Burstly may be closing down SkyRocket app monetization service

Thursday March 13, 2014

Less than one month after being purchased by Apple, Burstly has reportedly sent out notices to users of its SkyRocket monetization service saying the product's publishing and SDK license agreements will expire in 90 days.

Apple adds 'Sharing Selfies' section to iOS App Store

Thursday March 13, 2014

Apple on Thursday added to its App Store a section dedicated to apps that make it easy to share "selfies," a term coined to describe self-portraits users of smartphones and other devices post to social media networks.

Apple issues second OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers with focus on graphics and audio

Thursday March 13, 2014

Exactly one week after Apple seeded the first OS X 10.9.3 beta, which included new 4K monitor support, the company on Thursday issued a second beta asking developers to concentrate on graphics drivers and audio.

Apple releases new animated iPhone 5c ads on Yahoo, NYTimes.com

Thursday March 13, 2014

Apple on Thursday released a digital advertisement campaign on high-profile websites like Yahoo and The New York Times in an apparent bid to gain wider exposure for its lower priced iPhone 5c handset.

FCC clears AT&T's $1.3B buyout of Leap Wireless, iPhone 5 coming to Cricket customers

Thursday March 13, 2014

Apple partner carrier AT&T on Thursday received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to go ahead with a previously announced acquisition of prepaid mobile provider Leap Wireless worth $1.3 billion.

Microsoft-exclusive blockbuster game Titanfall may be Apple-bound, as developer explores Mac port

Thursday March 13, 2014

Newly released shooter "Titanfall," a title upon which Microsoft is pinning big hopes for its new Xbox One gaming console, may not stay exclusive to Microsoft platforms, as the developer behind the game is considering a Mac version as well.

Aftermarket receivers compatible with Apple's CarPlay unlikely to arrive in 2014

Thursday March 13, 2014

iPhone owners searching for a way to make use of Apple's new CarPlay infotainment offering without replacing their current vehicle may be in for a long wait, as the system doesn't appear to be headed into aftermarket car stereos anytime soon.

Google Drive slashes paid storage prices, turning up the heat on rival Dropbox

Thursday March 13, 2014

Google on Thursday announced drastic price reductions for its paid Drive subscriptions, with 100 gigabytes of cloud storage now costing just $1.99 a month, and 1 terabyte of data available for $9.99 per month, significantly undercutting the prices of rival Dropbox.

Questionable screenshots from China claim to show TextEdit, Preview, Healthbook apps in iOS 8

Thursday March 13, 2014

Chinese microblogging site Weibo lit up Thursday after images purporting to show Apple's next-generation iOS 8 with new mobile versions of OS X's TextEdit and Preview apps -- as well as the rumored new "Healthbook" application -- surfaced alongside fresh claims of a new 5.7-inch iPhone.

Google rumored to open first retail store near Apple's SoHo spot in Manhattan

Thursday March 13, 2014

Google is said to be close to signing a lease to open a retail store on Greene Street in New York City's SoHo neighborhood -- just steps away from Apple's heavily trafficked location on Prince Street.

Apple exploring Kinect-like iPhone motion sensor, force-detecting MacBook trackpad

Thursday March 13, 2014

Two new Apple patent applications published Thursday shed light on the company's research into bringing three-dimensional imaging to mobile devices, as well as enabling more immersive ways to interact with laptop computers.

Amazon increases Prime membership fee to $99 per year

Thursday March 13, 2014

Amazon's Prime service, which offers free streaming video and book borrowing to Apple iOS device users, has seen its annual price increase from $79 per year to $99 per year, while student members will also see a price hike.

Apple invention improves accuracy of wrist pedometers, points to future wearable device

Thursday March 13, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering a smart wrist-mounted pedometer that can automatically determine its location on a user's body and compensate for missed steps using advanced processing algorithms.

United Airlines to launch free inflight video streaming service for iOS devices, laptops

Thursday March 13, 2014

In April, United Airlines will begin rolling out a new inflight entertainment service that streams over 150 movies and almost 200 TV shows to passengers' iOS devices for free.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son won iPhone exclusivity after pitching Apple cellphone to Steve Jobs

Wednesday March 12, 2014

In an interview earlier this week, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he scored exclusive Japanese rights to sell the first iPhone after pitching a crude drawing of an imagined iPod-cellphone hybrid to Steve Jobs. At the time, Son did not own a mobile carrier and the already-in-development iPhone was still two years out.

Apple Web services suffer sporadic outages due to apparent DNS issues

Wednesday March 12, 2014

An apparent problem with DNS services, most noticeably Google DNS and Speakeasy, on Wednesday caused sporadic issues with various Apple-owned domains, including the company's official website and certain services like iTunes.

Latest Apple TV 6.1 update enables AirPlay device discovery over Bluetooth

Wednesday March 12, 2014

According to a recent report, Apples latest Apple TV software update enables devices running iOS 7.1 to conduct AirPlay sessions via a Bluetooth connection, doing away with the need for a Bonjour setup.

Samsung sponsor LeBron James tweets out the failure of his Note phablet

Wednesday March 12, 2014

Samsung suffered a new kind of endorsement failure when its spokesman for the Galaxy Note phablet line tweeted out his frustration after the device deleted all his content and rebooted.