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2014

High-res display processing company Pixelworks reveals Apple as major customer

Thursday March 06, 2014

Shares of Pixelworks surged more than 30 percent in premarket trading on Thursday, after the company revealed that Apple represented more than 10 percent of its revenue in 2013.

Apple's 'attack detection mode' would protect iPhone owners in emergency situations

Thursday March 06, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing describing a unique mobile device feature that can automatically request assistance if it is determined that a user is in distress.

Apple denied renewed motion for permanent injunction against Samsung

Thursday March 06, 2014

A California court on Thursday filed a ruling denying Apple's renewed motion seeking a permanent injunction against Samsung, saying Apple failed to prove a "causal nexus" between the Korean company's patent infringement and irreparable harm.

Apple leadership awarded 35K restricted stock unit bonus worth over $19M each

Thursday March 06, 2014

According to a series of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings on Wednesday, Apple awarded top executive leadership nearly 36,000 restricted stock units each, which at current prices would net over $19 million.

In-depth report finds Apple moved $8B in untaxed profits out of Australia over past decade

Wednesday March 05, 2014

An investigative report published on Wednesday takes a microscope to Apple's Australian tax dealings since 2002, finding the Cupertino company successfully avoided taxes on profits of $8 billion. The report is the first to assign numbers to Apple's outgoing, untaxed Australian cash flow.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet Apple's Cook as part of Silicon Valley tour

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook and other top tech executives on a tour of Silicon Valley, which is part of a larger initiative to cultivate a partnership with California over economic and research development.

Class action suit claims Apple Store POS system discriminates against visually impaired

Wednesday March 05, 2014

A class action lawsuit filed last week asserts Apple's point of sale system discriminates against visually impaired customers as the specialized iPod touch-based equipment is impossible to operate without help from a staff member.

Apple to expand iAd options with full-screen video ads this year - report

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Advertisers may soon gain a new way to reach users with Apple's iAd service, as the iPhone maker is reportedly poised to make a new full-screen "interstitial" advertising option available later this year.

Tesla mum on potential CarPlay support, despite meetings with Apple

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla is conspicuously absent from the consortium of automotive manufacturers that have pledged support for Apple's CarPlay initiative, an omission made more glaring --and puzzling --by recent news of high-level talks between the two companies.

Hands-on with Basis, the health tracking watch Intel just purchased for $100M+

Wednesday March 05, 2014

With the future of smartwatch maker Basis Science in the lurch after being purchased by Intel, AppleInsider was able to take a first-hand look at what could be one of the last examples of the company's eponymous Health Tracker Watch.

Rumor: TSMC now building quad-core 'A8' chips for Apple's next-gen iPhone

Wednesday March 05, 2014

While rumors of a partnership between Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have lingered for years, yet another report on Wednesday claims once again that the Taiwanese chipmaker is now producing chips for the company -- namely a next-generation "A8" processor for the 2014 iPhone.

Aerial photos show demolition progress at Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 site

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Little remains of the former Hewlett-Packard campus in Cupertino that will soon be home to Apple's new corporate headquarters, as demolition workers have made quick work of bringing down buildings and preparing the site for construction.

Siri integration with third-party apps expected to play key role in Apple's 'iWatch'

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Apple is apparently working to open up Siri, its voice driven personal assistant, to third-party iOS applications, an improvement in services believed to be tied closely to the development of an anticipated "iWatch."

Roundup: Video of Apple's CarPlay in action with Mercedes, Volvo, & Ferrari

Wednesday March 05, 2014

With CarPlay's official launch ceremonies in the rear view mirror, the floor of the Geneva Motor Show is now abuzz with hands-on demonstrations that reveal more details of the system's design and flexibility.

First look: Designed by m's aluminum 'AL13 v2' iPhone bumper touts zero signal loss

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Kickstarter graduate Designed by m on Wednesday debuted a revamped version of its AL13 iPhone 5 and 5s bumper, which is being touted as the first aluminum enclosure design to exhibit zero cell signal loss.

Rumor: Apple to phase out last non-Retina MacBooks with CD/DVD drive this year

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Apple's remaining low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro model, which features a thicker legacy design and continues to sport an internal optical drive, may finally be on the way out this year, if the latest supply chain rumors are to be believed.

Apple mistakenly aired Nokia licensing terms while sanctioning Samsung for doing the same

Wednesday March 05, 2014

In a court filing late Tuesday, Samsung revealed that Apple publicly disclosed details of its patent licensing terms with Nokia, as well as NEC, on the PACER electronic court records system, while at the same time seeking damages from the Korean tech giant for leaking that very information.

Apple to take mass device deployment program live with iOS 7.1 as launch date looms

Wednesday March 05, 2014

With Apple's mass iOS deployment intentions revealed, early testers of the service are reporting a smooth rollout of features that sources say will go live once iOS 7.1 is released later in March.

Corning exec lets slip the gorillas of war, calls sapphire expensive, heavy, environmentally unfriendly

Tuesday March 04, 2014

During a conference call on Tuesday, Corning Glass executive Tony Tripeny named the apparently numerous drawbacks to using sapphire crystal in a mobile device, something which Apple is widely expected to do with an upcoming iPhone.

RadioShack to close up to 1,100 stores as earnings dip well below expectations

Tuesday March 04, 2014

RadioShack on Tuesday announced it will be closing up to 1,100 stores after reporting a $400 million operating loss for 2013, highlighting the Apple retail partner's struggle with adapting to the fast-changing consumer electronics market.