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2014

Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failures

Tuesday October 28, 2014

A long-running issue with owners of Apple's 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers.

Rumor: Office for Mac to get Retina redesign, feature parity with Windows in Q1 2015

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Microsoft is set to release an all-new version of Office for Mac in the first quarter of 2015, documents revealed on Tuesday suggest, modernizing the Mac version of the popular software suite and bringing it to feature parity with its Windows counterpart.

iPad Air 2 glass cover has 2.5% screen reflectance vs. 8% reflectance for sapphire

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple fans still hoping the company will adopt a scratch-resistant sapphire cover for the iPhone in the near future should temper their expectations, as one display expert believes the impressive anti-reflective glass coating on the iPad Air 2 display is instead the way of the future.

Apple's iPad Air 2 manufacturing costs stay level despite new technology - report

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple is estimated to pay suppliers $275 for each base-model iPad Air 2 -- compared to $274 for the first-generation iPad Air -- even as the company made the tablet even more slim, upgraded the application processor, and added a Touch ID sensor and NFC chip for in-app Apple Pay compatibility.

Apple's A8X powers iPad Air 2 graphics faster than Google's Nexus 9 with Nvidia Denver Tegra K1

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple's new A8X Application Processor not only trounces other Android tablets in CPU tasks, but is also advancing iPad Air 2 to the front of the line in graphics operations as well, even before considering the ten-fold boost potential of iOS 8's Metal API.

'FYI' and 'Feeln' channels get added to Apple TV lineup

Tuesday October 28, 2014

A pair of new content options appeared on the Apple TV Tuesday, with users gaining access to A+E's "FYI" network, as well as "Feeln" from Hallmark.

Apple spent record $1.7B on research & development last quarter, $6B in fiscal 2014

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Apple's spending on research and development grew 35 percent to more than $6 billion in fiscal 2014, setting a new record as the company gears up for future products like the Apple Watch and beyond.

Microsoft unveils Office 365 SDK and APIs for iOS app extensibility

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed a multi-pronged initiative to supply developers with new Office 365 APIs and open-source SDKs, which can be used to tap into the company's cloud-based productivity platform for deep iOS app integration.

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus selling unexpectedly well as supply equalizes, says T-Mobile CEO

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Monday said Apple's iPhone 6 Plus "phablet" is generating unprecedented demand for America's fourth-largest wireless carrier, and at one point accounted for about 55 percent of the company's smartphone sales.

Apple Watch will likely require daily charging, Cook says

Tuesday October 28, 2014

As part of his interview at the WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook said he anticipates Apple Watch users are likely going to need to charge the device daily because they will use it so much.

Apple's Tim Cook to talk Apple Pay integration with Alibaba's Jack Ma

Tuesday October 28, 2014

In back-to-back interviews at the Wall Street Journal's tech conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook and Alibaba's Jack Ma both expressed interest in discussing a partnership that could see the two companies integrate their respective Apple Pay and Alipay payment systems.

Cook blames death of iPod classic on parts availability, no replacement planned

Tuesday October 28, 2014

During his panel at the WSJD live conference on Monday, Apple chief Tim Cook explained the reasoning behind the discontinuation of the iPod classic, which remained largely unchanged for six years until last month.

Apple Pay activations hit over 1M in first 72 hours, more than all competitors combined

Monday October 27, 2014

At The Wall Street Journal's inaugural WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Pay is off to a booming start, with more than one million card activations in its first 72 hours of service.

Apple's Tim Cook says his home state is 'too slow' on LGBT rights issue, pushes for education reform

Monday October 27, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday spoke out on a variety of civil rights issues facing his home state of Alabama and the U.S. at large, comparing slow progress on rights for the LGBT community with the country's long struggle to reach racial and gender equality.

Walmart says MCX has consumers' 'best interests in mind' by not accepting Apple Pay

Monday October 27, 2014

After members of the Merchant Customer Exchange pulled support for Apple Pay mobile payments this past weekend, specifically Rite Aid and CVS, a major partner in the consortium has offered its take on why Apple's solution is not being implemented.

Wells Fargo gives credit card holders $20 to try out Apple Pay

Monday October 27, 2014

A new incentive program launched by Wells Fargo on Monday has the bank giving a $20 statement credit to all customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and make a subsequent purchase.

Apple downplays MCX's Apple Pay embargo, cites 'enthusiastic' response from supporting retailers and customers

Monday October 27, 2014

Apple on Monday issued a statement touching on recent events that saw Apple Pay embargoed by MCX members Rite Aid and CVS, saying the mobile payment rollout has been largely successful and continues to gather steam as additional retailers pledge support.

Apple grants iPads, Macs, Apple TVs, more to 114 US schools in ConnectED initiative

Monday October 27, 2014

As part of its participation in President Barack Obama's ConnectED technology in education program, Apple is giving its latest hardware, as well as services and infrastructure, to 114 schools across the U.S.

European wireless providers renew opposition to multi-carrier Apple SIM

Monday October 27, 2014

Wireless carriers on the Old Continent are approaching the Apple SIM --a new, Apple-provided SIM card that would allows users to easily switch between data service providers --with caution, staking out a similar position to the one they held the last time Apple proposed such a solution.

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus preorders outpace Galaxy Note 4 in Samsung's home country of South Korea

Monday October 27, 2014

Preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea are estimated to have already topped 100,000 units, besting Apple's chief rival Samsung and its Galaxy Note 4 in its native country.