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2014

iOS-connected AirDog & Hexo+ drones both auto-follow users for aerial footage

Monday June 16, 2014

The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.

WebMD adds Healthy Target to iOS app, Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

Monday June 16, 2014

Internet health database WebMD on Monday unveiled Healthy Target, a feature that ingests biometric data from iOS-connected devices to deliver personalized health content, while Finnish game studio Rovio announced a new partnership with Hasbro to bring Transformers to the Angry Birds franchise.

UBS declares Tim Cook the 'right man for the time' at Apple

Monday June 16, 2014

While some pundits question whether Tim Cook can steer Apple to new successes in a post-Steve Jobs era, investment firm UBS on Monday came out in full support of the Apple CEO, calling him the "right man for the time."

Apple sides with Microsoft in opposition to 'global search warrant' ruling

Monday June 16, 2014

Apple has thrown its hat into the ring with fellow technology and telecommunications giants Microsoft, Cisco, Verizon, and AT&T to oppose a federal court ruling that could force American companies to hand data about foreign customers over to the U.S. government in violation of international laws and treaties.

Apple begins allowing Bitcoin currency apps back into the App Store

Monday June 16, 2014

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple quietly revised its App Store rules to allow "approved" digital currencies, which has paved the way for Bitcoin-related apps to return.

Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

Monday June 16, 2014

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

New York Times seeks to profile Tim Cook after getting shut out by Apple

Sunday June 15, 2014

A new profile of Apple's chief executive, titled "Tim Cook, Making Apple his own" actually says little about Cook and virtually nothing noteworthy about how he is leading Apple. Instead, the New York Times simply recounts more predictions of doom for the company in a piece filled with fictions and fallacy.

Review: Snappgrip Bluetooth camera shutter controller for Apple's iPhone

Sunday June 15, 2014

iPhone photographers who wish they had a steady grip and dedicated shutter button to pair with their Apple handset will likely be impressed by the Snappgrip hardware accessory, but they'll have to tolerate subpar software in order to use the device.

Apple and Samsung agree to drop cross-appeal of ITC embargo ruling

Sunday June 15, 2014

In a pair of filings with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier this week, both Apple and Samsung dropped their respective appeals of an ITC order to block sales of certain Samsung products, agreeing further pursuit on the issue would be unfruitful.

Alleged 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' mockup compared to 4.7-inch dummy in new photos

Saturday June 14, 2014

A pair of photos published to Twitter on Saturday show a side-by-side comparison of mockups believed to be representative of Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" models, which are rumored to be coming in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes.

Review: Using the Epson LW-600P portable label printer with Apple's iPhone & Mac

Saturday June 14, 2014

Epson's LW-600p label printer is an unassuming devices that solves a specific problem, and does so generally well: printing labels on the go. What makes this accessory stand out is the inclusion of Bluetooth and a companion iOS app.

UK leads North America in iOS 7 adoption as iPhone distribution nears 90%

Friday June 13, 2014

According to a recent study conducted by ad network Chitika, iOS device owners in the UK lead both North America and Australia in adoption of the company's latest iOS 7, with iPhone version distribution nearing 90 percent of surveyed users.

Apple will soon encrypt iCloud emails in transit between service providers

Friday June 13, 2014

Apple on Friday said it is working to implement an in-transit encryption solution for its email domains, offering additional protection for iCloud customers sending and receiving messages from people using other providers like Gmail.

Apple taking steps to remove illegitimate reviews from App Store

Friday June 13, 2014

Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field.

iPad art by singer Bjork becomes first-ever app in MoMA's permanent collection

Friday June 13, 2014

While Apple fans consider the iPad hardware itself to be a work of art, it's an app that was designed for the iPad in part by Icelandic singer Björk that has earned the distinction of becoming the first application of its kind accepted into the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Google to launch Apple HealthKit competitor for Android at I/O conference - report

Friday June 13, 2014

Apple's new HealthKit health and fitness tracking platform looks set to gain a fresh challenger in the form of Android developer Google, which will reportedly launch a similar service dubbed Google Fit at its annual developer conference in San Francisco later this month.

Priceline to buy Apple partner OpenTable for $2.6 billion

Friday June 13, 2014

Online travel behemoth Priceline has struck a deal that will see it pay $2.6 billion for OpenTable, a provider of online reservation technology for restaurants that underpins Siri's table booking functionality.

Apple predicted to sell 'iWatch' to at least 10% of existing iPhone users in 2015

Friday June 13, 2014

With Apple widely expected to launch a wearable "iWatch" later this year, market watchers have begun to speculate exactly how many wrist-worn devices the company could sell, with one new projection pegging the device with at least 10 percent penetration among iPhone users in the first full year.

Apple replacing European 5W USB iPhone power adapters that may overheat and pose safety risk

Friday June 13, 2014

Apple has announced that it will replace potentially dangerous 5-watt European USB power adapters that were shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, as well as sold separately from October 2009 to September 2012.

Facebook updates Messenger with instant video sending and 'Big Likes'

Thursday June 12, 2014

Amid the constantly evolving landscape that is mobile messaging, Facebook on Thursday added two new features -- video messaging and bigger "thumbs ups" -- to its Messenger iOS app to help it stand apart from the crowd.