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2014

Apple reminds iCloud users of new app-specific password requirements

Thursday October 09, 2014

Apple on Wednesday sent out emails reminding iCloud users that a new security protocol requiring app-specific passwords for third-party software is scheduled to go live tomorrow.

Hidden graphical assets in iOS 8.1 beta 2 hint at 'Retina HD' iPads

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Continuing his analysis of Apple's most recent iOS 8.1 beta 2, developer Hamza Sood on Wednesday discovered frameworks containing graphical assets labeled "3x~ipad," suggesting the company is preparing to update its tablet lineup with high-resolution "Retina HD" displays.

Apple seeds new OS X Server 4.0 preview for testing ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Apple on Wednesday released to developers a new version of OS X Server 4.0 carrying improvements to previously announced features, including SMB3 file sharing and new management options for devices running iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Apple responds to Silicon Valley gender gap, sends recruiters to 'Women in Computing' conference

Wednesday October 08, 2014

In a bid to even the Silicon Valley gender gap, Apple, along with other big-name tech companies, sent "hundreds" of employees to recruit students attending this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference.

Apple tried to help GT Advanced qualify for final $139M payment, report says

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Prior to GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing earlier this week, Apple reportedly attempted to assist the firm in meeting certain technical milestones that would allow continued payment as part of a conditional $578 million deal.

Surging Mac sales put Apple among top five global PC vendors for first time, IDC says

Wednesday October 08, 2014

The Macintosh may have posted its strongest worldwide market share yet last quarter, according to the latest estimates from IDC, which place Apple among the top five global PC vendors for the first time.

Carl Icahn teases 'interesting' open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Investor and activist Carl Icahn, who previously had a public battle with Apple over its cash hoard, has revealed he will be sending another open letter to Chief Executive Tim Cook on Thursday, and indicated he believes the note "will be interesting."

Google adds iOS News & Weather app, SwiftKey boosts performance, PDF Expert 5 supports iPhone 6

Wednesday October 08, 2014

Google has added to its extensive collection of iOS apps with a new News & Weather offering, while third-party keyboard maker SwiftKey addressed performance issues in a new release and PDF Expert 5 added support for the iPhone 6 series and iOS 8.

Apple sends out invitations for Oct. 16 iPad event: 'It's been way too long'

Wednesday October 08, 2014

As it has done in years past, Apple will again hold a media event this month, as the company officially invited members of the press on Wednesday to an Oct. 16 presentation with the tagline "It's been way too long."

Apple calls GT Advanced bankruptcy 'surprising,' company committed to preserving jobs in Arizona

Wednesday October 08, 2014

In a rare public statement regarding a partner, Apple on Wednesday admitted it was surprised by sapphire maker GT Advanced Technology's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, but said it hopes to keep jobs in Arizona.

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Wednesday October 08, 2014

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Dummy unit shows expected 'iPad Air 2' design ahead of Apple's rumored Oct. 16 event

Wednesday October 08, 2014

An apparent mockup of a slightly redesigned, next-generation iPad Air has surfaced from Vietnam showing a more trim profile, recessed volume buttons, and the addition of a Touch ID sensor to the home button.

Rumor: Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook Air enters limited production, may miss holiday release

Wednesday October 08, 2014

A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims Apple's rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display has reached the manufacturing phase, though production will be limited to small batches until a gradual ramp in November.

GT Advanced bankruptcy will not affect Apple Watch production, but brings iPhone into question

Tuesday October 07, 2014

According to one well-connected analyst, GT Advanced Technologies' filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection raises doubts as to whether sapphire will be used as a protective cover for a next-generation iPhone, as the tech giant is unlikely to source the material from another supplier.

More evidence of Apple Pay surfaces in latest iOS 8.1 beta release [u]

Tuesday October 07, 2014

An Apple Pay setup screen discovered in the latest iOS 8.1 beta 2 suggests Apple's next iOS update will in fact debut alongside the company's much-anticipated mobile payments system, which uses NFC connectivity to conduct secure transactions via iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets.

Teens 'tepid' on Apple Watch as iPhone and iPad steal Android marketshare

Tuesday October 07, 2014

According to a recent survey conducted by Piper Jaffray, U.S. teens show steadily increasing demand for iPhone and iPad, but are ho-hum on the prospect of Apple's upcoming Apple Watch.

After incorrect report on Apple's use of sapphire on iPhone 6, WSJ claims Apple changed plans last minute

Tuesday October 07, 2014

Less than two months ago, Daisuke Wakabayashi of the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "betting $700 million" on a plan to use sapphire screens on its upcoming iPhones. After being proven wrong, the writer now claims that Apple radically reversed its plans just weeks before the new devices went on sale.

Apple reportedly withheld $139M payment to GT Advanced ahead of bankruptcy filing

Tuesday October 07, 2014

As new information about GT Advanced Technologies' dire financial straits slowly comes to light, a report on Tuesday claims Apple held back a $139 million loan installment from its partner sapphire supplier for unknown reasons, possibly leading to the firm's filing for Chapter 11 protection.

AAA says Apple's Siri causes potentially dangerous driver distractions

Tuesday October 07, 2014

According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hands- and eyes-free infotainment and smartphone control systems can be dangerously distracting to drivers. And Apple's iOS 7 version of Siri ranks among the worst.

Apple seeds second OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Xcode 6.1 golden master builds to developers

Tuesday October 07, 2014

After issuing the second iOS 8.1 beta on Tuesday, Apple released updated golden master candidates for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Xcode 6.1 to developers for testing ahead of an expected launch later this month.