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2014

Roku distills set-top box into $50 'Streaming Stick' with on-screen interface, physical remote

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Video streaming experts Roku on Tuesday took the wraps off the latest version of the "Streaming Stick," a thumb drive-sized device aimed at the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast streamers.

Logitech unveils Apple TV-compatible Harmony Smart Keyboard for the living room

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Logitech on Tuesday took the wraps off of the latest addition to its Harmony intelligent remote control lineup: a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard with integrated touchpad, compatible with a plethora of living room devices, including the Apple TV.

Apple expected to ship iOS 7.1 'any day now,' will support new iTunes Festival app

Tuesday March 04, 2014

With the U.S. debut of the iTunes Festival set to kick off next week, Apple will reportedly update its iOS application to support live streaming of the concerts from the SXSW festival -- but not before the iOS 7.1 update is issued to iPhone and iPad owners.

Wall Street not surprised by Apple CFO's retirement, expecting smooth transition

Tuesday March 04, 2014

The announcement that Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire later this year, making way for Luca Maestri to take over the position, was not surprising to investors on Wall Street, who generally responded with confidence on Tuesday.

Apple's Greg Joswiak appears onstage with Ferrari to introduce new CarPlay-equipped grand tourer

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Ferrari and Apple made their tie-up official Tuesday as iOS marketing chief Greg Joswiak joined Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo on stage at the Geneva Motor Show to introduce CarPlay support in an updated four-seat Ferrari FF grand tourer.

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer to retire at end of September

Tuesday March 04, 2014

Peter Oppenheimer, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Apple, will retire from the company at the end of September, after spending 18 years with the Mac maker, it was announced on Tuesday.

Apple patent may allow iPhone users to snoop on voice mails for live call screening

Tuesday March 04, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday assigned Apple a patent covering passive audio call screening via an off-site voicemail service, a feature that can theoretically be applied to cellphone platforms like the iPhone.

Intel buys smartwatch maker Basis for reported $100M to $150M

Tuesday March 04, 2014

According to a report late Monday, Smartwatch maker Basis, which just last month was rumored to be shopping itself around to the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, has been acquired by Intel for between $100 million and $150 million

Apple issues OS X Server 3.1 Preview beta with added supervised devices support

Monday March 03, 2014

Apple on Monday released a new version of the upcoming OS X 3.1 Server update, with changes limited to general bug fixes and performance improvements.

Architect of Apple's Campus 2 discusses inspiration behind 'Spaceship' design

Monday March 03, 2014

In an interview published to the Web on Monday, Norman Foster, founder and chairman of architectural design firm Foster+Partners, explains the thinking behind Apple's Campus 2, including late cofounder Steve Jobs' input on the project.

Gartner ignores Apple's sales numbers, reports Android marketshare doubled iPad in 2013

Monday March 03, 2014

Research firm Gartner on Monday announced tablet sales numbers for the full 2013 calendar year, finding Android to have grown a whopping 127 percent to wrest the top position from Apple for the first time ever.

Microsoft working to bring Xbox Live service to iOS, taking on Apple's Game Center

Monday March 03, 2014

Microsoft's Xbox Live social gaming service is set to go cross-platform, reaching beyond the Xbox consoles and Windows devices to Apple's iOS, and also Google's Android.

Inside the tech behind CarPlay, Apple's new in-vehicle infotainment system

Monday March 03, 2014

Apple's newly-announced CarPlay system seems to bear more than an onomastic resemblance to AirPlay, as evidence mounts that the celebrated media streaming technology may underpin Apple's vehicular ambitions.

Google's mystery barge ordered to stop construction work, leave San Francisco bay

Monday March 03, 2014

Google has been ordered to stop construction of its floating retail barge and tow the structure 80 miles east, out of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Port of Stockton in Central California after failing to obtain the proper building permits.

Context-aware AI seen as key component behind Apple's new CarPlay

Monday March 03, 2014

Apple's new vehicle infotainment system CarPlay will do much more than display iPhone maps and play music from a vehicle's dashboard, as one key feature will be an advanced, contextually aware artificial intelligence system aims to assist users while they drive.

Deals: Lowest prices ever on 3 custom configured Haswell MacBook Pro Retinas

Monday March 03, 2014

Apple authorized reseller and B&H Photo this week is offering users of our Price Guides between $150 and $255 off a handful of well-equipped 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina deals. In each case, the final price is the lowest we've ever seen for these current, Haswell-based models and includes free shipping and no tax on orders outside New York.

Volvo shows off Apple CarPlay integration set for 2014 vehicles

Monday March 03, 2014

With the wraps officially taken off of CarPlay on Monday, Volvo has showcased how it will implement Apple's in-car infotainment system in its coming generation of vehicles, including the all-new XC90 SUV set to debut this year, and has also promised that Wi-Fi support for CarPlay integration is coming in the future.

Apple beefing up Asian operations for more frequent launches in 'wider' product range

Monday March 03, 2014

Apple has reportedly added hundreds of engineering and supply chain management personnel in mainland China and Taiwan in recent months -- many poached from rival handset maker HTC -- as the company gears up to expand its product line and shrink manufacturing lead times.

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer joins board of directors at Goldman Sachs

Monday March 03, 2014

Banking firm Goldman Sachs announced on Monday that Peter Oppenheimer, who serves as chief financial officer of Apple, has joined its company's board of 13 directors effective immediately.

US survey shows Apple's iPhone 5s has 'staying power,' while 5c is losing ground

Monday March 03, 2014

A new survey of prospective U.S. smartphone buyers has found that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s remains the most popular option for those making a purchase in the next few months, but the iPhone 5c is not expected to make waves.