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2014

Apple 'on the prowl' with 24 acquisitions in last year and a half

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Apple has bought two-dozen companies in the last 18 months, it was revealed on Wednesday, and more deals are likely on the way, with Tim Cook describing Apple as "on the prowl" for potential acquisitions that make sense.

Apple announces 20M Apple TVs sold since debut

Wednesday April 23, 2014

As the tail end of Apple's quarterly conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook threw out a somewhat surprising statistic, saying the company has sold some 20 million Apple TV units since the unit launched in 2007.

Apple's Q2 iPhone sales boom, carry declining iPad performance

Wednesday April 23, 2014

During its quarterly conference call for the second quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, Apple announced huge growth for its iPhone lineup, while iPad sales were

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2014 conference call

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Apple surprised the market on Wednesday by not only beating expectations for its second fiscal quarter of 2014, but also announcing a 7-for-1 stock split, increased share buybacks, and a a higher quarterly dividend. Following the announcements, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Apple announces 7-for-1 stock split, buybacks bumped to $90 billion

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Apple on Wednesday released its quarterly earnings for the second quarter of 2014, announcing a seven-for-one stock split coming in June, as well as a boost to share buybacks now capped at $90 billion.

Apple beats estimates with $10.2B in profit on sales of 43.7M iPhones, 16.3M iPads

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Apple on Wednesday exceeded market expectations for its second quarter of fiscal 2014, posting $45.6 billion in revenue and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share.

IMDb for iOS adds TV & Amazon Prime listings, Nike+ Move gets internationalized

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Two noteworthy new updates hit the App Store on Wednesday as television and movie database IMDb added TV listings and the ability to check titles' Amazon Prime ability, while Nike's Nike+ Move gained a number of localizations and stability improvements.

As Apple's growth slows, media questions if 'patience' & 'resolve' of Wall Street investors will last

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Ahead of Apple's earnings call this afternoon, two major publications have openly questioned whether investors will continue to stand by one of the most profitable companies in the world, with the perception that Wall Street may be losing its patience with the iPhone maker in the face of slowing growth.

Rumor: Apple taps Catcher for metal casings on next-gen 'iPhone 6'

Wednesday April 23, 2014

A pair of investment firms believe casing supplier Catcher has secured a sizable chunk of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" metal casing orders, as the company lines up suppliers for a handset launch later this year.

Beacondo makes it easier to develop new apps that interact with Apple's iBeacons

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Developers looking for a faster way to prototype iBeacon-enabled apps or everyday users who want to experiment with the microlocation technology can now look to Beacondo, a startup working to make iBeacon integration simpler with a new drag-and-drop system.

Apple shows off iPhone 5s multimedia creation prowess in 'Powerful' ad

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released a new commercial for its flagship iPhone 5s, showing off the handset's digital media creation capabilities through a slew of music, movie making, translation and exploration apps.

After putting Google on the hook for infringement of iPhone patents, Samsung lied about it

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Even more startling than the news from today's trial that Google offered to indemnify Samsung for Android's infringement of Apple's iPhones patents is the fact that Samsung falsely stated in court filings that that it had not been "seeking indemnification from any third party."

Developers get new app content descriptions, rating systems in iTunes Connect update

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers notifying them of changes to iTunes Connect that may impact how the company rates their apps, including a new rating system for the Brazilian App Store and territory-specific restrictions.

Apple adds 'In-app purchase' warning to iOS App Store, iTunes lists

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In a change to the iOS App Store pushed out alongside Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has added labels to listed apps and games that include in-app purchases, with the notifications showing up in both iOS and desktop versions of iTunes.

Apple patches Heartbleed vulnerability in latest AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule update

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In response to the Heartbleed kerfuffle, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models that protects affected units from the OpenSSL vulnerability.

Google agreed to pick up tab for some Samsung legal fees, take on liability in case of loss

Tuesday April 22, 2014

An agreement between Google and Samsung, revealed on Tuesday in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, has the Internet search giant on the hook for legal fees and liability related to up to four Apple patents.

Apple updates iWork apps for iOS with stability improvements and bug fixes

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Coming on the heels of Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has issued updates to all iWork for iOS apps with unnamed stability and bug fixes.

Apple opens OS X betas to consumers with Beta Seed Program

Tuesday April 22, 2014

In a substantial change to its operating policies, Apple has opened its OS X beta testing process to all Mac users with a newly minted Beta Seed Program.

Duet Bluetooth tag helps alert iPhone owners as soon as they lose their device

Tuesday April 22, 2014

iPhone owners have a new option to ensure that their handset stays by their side with the Duet, a small Bluetooth-connected device that can be attached to a bag or keys and sounds an alarm if it moves more than 10 meters from a paired smartphone.

Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with improvements to Touch ID, keyboard

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 7.1.1, a minor update for its mobile operating system that's intended to address a few bugs, including an issue that could affect keyboard responsiveness, while also further improving the performance of the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.