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2014

Beats by Dr. Dre gets its own section on Apple's online store

Thursday August 07, 2014

Apple on Thursday updated its online storefront to give newly-official subsidiary Beats by Dr. Dre its own section under the store's "Accessories" category, days after shuttering Beats's own internet shop.

Peter Molyneux brings Godus to iOS, Yelp gets Bing Translator, Foursquare adds personalization

Thursday August 07, 2014

iPhone and iPad owners can now use Apple's mobile devices to play God with the release of Peter Molyneux's Godus, read business reviews in different languages with Yelp's new built-in Bing translate capabilities, and receive personalized recommendations with Foursquare.

Preorders kick off for Sproutling, a 'Nest' for your child's nursery

Thursday August 07, 2014

Invented by former Apple and Google employees, with the aid of pediatric specialists and Ph.D scientists, Sproutling is the first baby monitor to sense, learn, and predict a baby's behavior, and its creators believe it will make the lives of new parents less stressful.

Apple's future iPhones could hide FaceTime camera & flash inside earpiece grille

Thursday August 07, 2014

The clean and simple design of Apple's iconic iPhone could become even simpler, thanks to a new concept that describes concealing the FaceTime camera within the earpiece speaker slot, and even adding a camera flash module that would illuminate forward facing pictures.

NFL Now goes live on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV to follow

Thursday August 07, 2014

The National Football League on Thursday officially unleashed NFL Now, its new digital content network, bringing football fans personalized video updates from around the league as well as highlights and select live broadcasts -- though games will remain television-only affairs.

Apple details 'Siri for Mac' desktop virtual assistant in new patent application

Thursday August 07, 2014

While Apple's Siri has been an iOS staple since 2011, the tech has yet to make the jump to OS X. An exhaustive new patent filing, however, details a very similar desktop version of the virtual assistant that can perform dictation, high-level system commands and even act as a "third hand" for Mac users.

Report debunks claims of Chinese ban on Apple product purchases for government agencies [u]

Thursday August 07, 2014

Countering a rumor that claimed China recently banned state agencies from purchasing Apple products, a report on Thursday says the company was simply not included on a list of energy-efficient devices that some government bodies look to for appropriating new equipment.

Moscone Center calendar of events suggests Apple's WWDC 2015 coming June 8-12

Wednesday August 06, 2014

While Apple's recent Worldwide Developers Conference just wrapped up two months ago, the Moscone Center's upcoming events calendar suggests the company has already set a June 8 kickoff date for the 2015 meeting.

Microsoft looking to open retail outlet near flagship 5th Ave. Apple Store

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Apple's iconic glass cube may soon get a neighbor in longtime rival Microsoft, which is supposedly in negotiations to open a retail space on New York's Fifth Ave., just a few blocks away from the city's flagship Apple Store.

New report elaborates on 'iPhone 6' rumors of A8 SoC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, no sapphire display

Wednesday August 06, 2014

A report on Wednesday corroborates earlier rumors that Apple's next-gen iPhone lineup will feature a faster processor and advanced communications package, but will not include a much-hyped sapphire screen.

Samsung teases Sept. 3 reveal of 'Note 4,' less than a week before Apple's 'iPhone 6' event

Wednesday August 06, 2014

With word leaking that Apple is apparently plotting an iPhone-related media event on Sept. 9, rival Samsung appears poised to beat Apple to press with its own "Unpacked" event six days earlier, where it is expected to unveil its next-generation jumbo-sized Note smartphone.

ABC News on Apple TV proves more popular than desktop & mobile in first month

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Apple TV users have flocked to ABC News's recently-unveiled live video offerings, the network said on Wednesday, with Apple TV viewers consuming 50 percent more live ABC News programming than viewers on desktops and mobile devices combined.

Schools lament shortcomings of Apple's iPad as some opt instead for Chromebooks

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Even as Apple's education sales boom, some schools have begun to transition students and classrooms away from the iPad in favor of laptops -- including Google's cheap cloud-based Chromebooks -- as weaknesses have begun to emerge with the tablet form factor.

Rumor: 'iPhone 6' to feature 2100mAh battery, 46% increase from iPhone 5s

Wednesday August 06, 2014

In addition to an expected bigger 4.7-inch display, Apple's next iPhone may also pack in a much larger battery, representing a 45 percent increase in capacity from the company's current flagship iPhone 5s.

China bans government agencies from purchasing Apple products - report

Wednesday August 06, 2014

New procurement regulations handed down last month by the Chinese central government will prevent both national and local agencies from considering future purchases of some Apple products with public funds, a Wednesday report said.

First look: Autodesk's SketchBook Pro 7 for OS X

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Autodesk on Wednesday launched SketchBook Pro 7, the latest version of the company's easy-to-use -- yet feature-rich -- desktop drawing app with new tools, animation options, layer editor enhancements and more.

Apple says its App Store has resulted in a half-million new jobs in Europe alone

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Apple on Wednesday began touting its success in Europe, claiming that it has created or supported 629,000 new jobs in the continent, with nearly 500,000 of those from the so-called "app economy."

Apple and Samsung agree to settle all non-US litigation

Tuesday August 05, 2014

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, Apple and Samsung said they have dropped all ongoing patent litigation outside of the U.S., a move that could save both companies millions of dollars in legal fees from protracted court proceedings.

Apple notifies developers of ongoing iCloud Drive maintenance, reminds to perform routine backups

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers using OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview builds, warning them to perform regular backups as the company performs ongoing maintenance of iCloud services, including iCloud Drive.

Shares of Apple, Inc. near ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.9 billion to shareholders

Tuesday August 05, 2014

On August 14, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, but investors will need to have purchased the company's stock by the market's close next Monday, August 11 in order to qualify.