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2014

'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says

Thursday April 17, 2014

A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.

Apple's gesture-based unlocking tech channels Android's pattern lock screen

Thursday April 17, 2014

New documents unearthed on Wednesday show Apple was toying with a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices some four years after the idea was introduced in the Android operating system. Cupertino's version, however, is arguably far more advanced than even the latest designs from Google.

Apple to partner with Shazam for song recognition in iOS 8, report says

Wednesday April 16, 2014

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.

G-Technology to ship Thunderbolt 2 'Studio Series' RAID arrays in mid-May, up to 24TB

Wednesday April 16, 2014

The latest entry in a growing selection of Thunderbolt 2 capable storage solutions, G-Technology's G-SPEED Studio and G-RAID Studio RAID arrays incorporate high-capacity 6TB HDDs and ultra-fast I/O into small chassis designs.

Marissa Mayer wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal a significant blow to Google's ad income.

LaCie reveals year-long security breach at online store

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Storage vendor LaCie , maker of a number of accessories compatible with Apple's Thunderbolt, announced on Wednesday that data from transactions made through the company's first-party online store may have been compromised as a result of a security breach that went undiscovered for nearly a year.

Apple-highlighted iOS toy Anki Drive gains new cars, tracks & race mode

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Anki Drive, a lineup of iOS-compatible intelligent toy race cars which were originally exclusive at retail to Apple Stores, expanded on Wednesday with new cars, tracks, and an entirely new race mode.

Hyundai's CarPlay-equipped 2015 Sonata will likely be costly

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Customers looking to purchase a new CarPlay-equipped vehicle from Hyundai may experience sticker shock, as the company has said that the feature will only be available alongside a navigation system, an upgrade that could cost thousands of dollars.

TI brings Apple's iBeacon to Bluetooth products for industrial, automotive & embedded applications

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Silicon firm Texas Instruments on Wednesday announced plans to support Apple's iBeacon microlocation technology across a large swath of TI's Bluetooth product line, including chips for embedded and automotive applications.

Apple launches smaller-capacity 8GB iPhone 5c in Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, more

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Apple has continued to slowly expand availability of its new entry-level 8-gigabyte iPhone 5c model, with the handset debuting in a number of additional countries this week, including Italy and Sweden.

Case purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6' supports claims of power button on upper right side

Wednesday April 16, 2014

As they have done in years past, case makers are once again betting on unconfirmed designs rumored for Apple's next iPhone, with one manufacturer betting this year's model will sport a larger display and a sleep/wake button moved to the upper right side.

Samsung email targeted Steve Jobs' death as "our best opportunity to attack iPhone"

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Samsung executives discussed Steve Jobs' passing as "unfortunately" having an "unintended benefit for Apple," and at the same time, "our best opportunity to attack iPhone," in internal memos marked "highly confidential," presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial.

Samsung calls on computer scientists to refute Apple patent claims

Wednesday April 16, 2014

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, Samsung continued its defense against by calling on a cavalcade of computer science experts who testified that Apple's patents were not novel, should not have been granted or did not apply to alleged infringing products.

Judge denies Apple motion to dismiss states' e-books suit

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by state attorneys general over e-book price fixing, allowing a trial that could cost the company up to $840 million to move forward.

Apple issues OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks beta to developers with minor changes

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta seed to developers with no known issues and

Apple joins tech heavyweights, wireless carriers in smartphone anti-theft initiative

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A group of smartphone industry giants, including Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, signed on to a voluntary program spearheaded by the U.S. wireless industry that looks to incorporate anti-theft technology into handsets by July 2015.

Samsung braced for "iPhone 5 Tsunami," targeted an "attack" on Apple's customer base

Tuesday April 15, 2014

New confidential internal memos presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial detail a "counter tsunami plan" Samsung hoped to set up in response to Apple's iPhone 5 launch, in order to distract from its own Galaxy product vulnerabilities it described as "plastic feeling" with "lack of key feature."

Metal iPhone 6 mockups make appearance at Hong Kong electronics show

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Adding to a slew of iPhone 6 related "leaks," a case maker at the 2014 Hong Kong Electronics Fair on Tuesday showed off a tooled metal mockup purportedly representative of Apple's next-generation iPhone 6.

Alpine confirms Apple CarPlay head units coming in 2014

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Japanese aftermarket manufacturer Alpine confirmed on Tuesday that it will be the second car audio maker to bring Apple's CarPlay to aftermarket receivers with products set to launch in the U.S. and Europe later this year.

Google releases Helpouts for iOS, A&E brings live streaming from cable to the iPad

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store Tuesday as Google brought its Helpouts live video tutorial service to iOS and A&E Networks launched live streaming of its A&E and History channels to the iPad.