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2014

Rumor: Production for new iPad mini, iPad Air, & 5.5" 'iPhone 6' pushed to Sept.

Friday July 25, 2014

A Friday morning rumor out of the Far East suggests that only one of Apple's next-generation handsets -- the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" -- will be ready for launch at the company's anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that month.

Judge voices concern over Apple's $450M e-book settlement, says may hurt consumers

Thursday July 24, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Thursday said she is concerned about the terms of Apple's settlement with a class of consumers due hundreds of millions of dollars over e-book price fixing, claiming certain provisions could greatly reduce the damages payout.

ComiXology launches DRM-free comic book downloads from select publishers

Thursday July 24, 2014

Popular iOS comic book app comiXology on Thursday sent out emails to existing customers, notifying them of a new DRM-free backup download service for content from certain publishers.

Photos purportedly show 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' flex cables for volume & wake/sleep control

Thursday July 24, 2014

A new set of images out of the Far East published on Thursday supposedly show a trio of flex cables bound for the rumored 5.5-inch jumbo-sized version of Apple's "iPhone 6," as well as a set of unfinished micro-SIM card trays.

IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

Thursday July 24, 2014

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS devices and native apps.

Google updates Gmail for iOS with enhanced Google Drive integration

Thursday July 24, 2014

Heavy users of Google's web services suite will be pleased with the latest update to the company's Gmail app for iOS, which adds two new features that more tightly couple Gmail with Google Drive.

Apple makes first OS X Yosemite public beta available on the Mac App Store

Thursday July 24, 2014

Members of Apple's OS X beta testing program can now use redemption codes to download the public beta of Yosemite, the next-generation Mac operating system set to debut this fall.

Apple holds on to top spot in tablet sales despite iPad decline

Thursday July 24, 2014

The tablet market remains Apple's to lose, according to new data released Thursday, as the Cupertino company commanded almost 27 percent of tablet shipments in the second quarter of 2014 -- nearly 10 percentage points more than rival Samsung, its closest competitor.

Apple concept would automatically enable iOS 'Do Not Disturb' mode during exercise

Thursday July 24, 2014

Apple is interested in dynamically adjusting iOS notifications based on a user's physical activity, such as silencing an iPhone or perhaps even a mythical "iWatch" when the user is exercising, or bugging them to get moving after an extended period of inactivity.

iOS apps Square & IFTTT launch automation tie-up for merchants

Thursday July 24, 2014

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers now have a new way to connect the payments system to their other business processes, as Square and IFTTT on Thursday unveiled a new Square channel for the web automation service.

Swatch denies rumor it's working with Apple on 'iWatch'

Thursday July 24, 2014

Swiss watchmaker Swatch has moved to quickly extinguish rumors that claimed it is working with Apple on the company's hotly anticipated "iWatch."

Apple to open 12th Chinese retail store in Wuxi's Center 66 mall next week

Thursday July 24, 2014

Apple announced through its website on Wednesday that it will be opening a new retail outlet in Wuxi, China at the Center 66 mall, the company's 12th brick-and-mortar store in the country.

Apple issues new Safari betas for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion with minor changes

Thursday July 24, 2014

Apple late Wednesday seeded to developers new builds of Safari 7.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, asking developers focus on credit card and password autofill features.

Review: Philips Hue Tap reimagines the light switch

Wednesday July 23, 2014

Philips recently introduced its first physical control accessory for the Hue Wireless Lighting system in Hue Tap, a battery-less four-button switch that connects directly to a Hue bridge for control of bulbs, light strips and more.

Apple reportedly working with Swatch, other watchmakers to roll out multiple 'iWatch' devices

Wednesday July 23, 2014

As rumors of Apple's anticipated entry into the smartwatch sector mount, a report on Wednesday claims Cupertino has been collaborating with Swatch and other major traditional watchmakers to release a range of branded products that appeal to a wider swath of buyers.

Apple's e-wallet could debut as soon as this fall, possibly with 'iPhone 6'

Wednesday July 23, 2014

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet, that could be ready by this fall, allowing customers to pay for physical goods with their iPhone instead of a credit card or cash.

RBC ups Apple price target to $110 in anticipation of 'busy fall' for iPhone & 'iWatch'

Wednesday July 23, 2014

Following Apple's record earnings report this week, investment firm RBC Capital Markets raised its price target to $110, recommending that investors buy ahead of what is expected to be a "busy fall" for the iPhone maker.

Review roundup: Fire Phone is good for Amazon, but doesn't stack up to competitors

Wednesday July 23, 2014

As e-commerce behemoth Amazon gears up for the release of its first-ever smartphone on Friday, technology journalists have begun to weigh in with their thoughts on the device -- and the returns don't look good for Jeff Bezos's brainchild.

Apple R&D spending spiked $425M last quarter, reaching record $1.6B

Wednesday July 23, 2014

Apple continues to invest heavily in research in development, with a 36 percent year-over-year increase seen last quarter, helping the company reach $4.36 billion in total R&D costs so far this fiscal year as new products in new categories are hotly anticipated.

Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday

Wednesday July 23, 2014

The first public beta of Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update, known as Yosemite, will become available to download on Thursday, July 24 for testing ahead of its scheduled release this fall.