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2014

Google's new Web series 'Route 85' aims to help developers make iOS apps using Google SDKs

Friday December 12, 2014

Google on Friday announced a new series of developer outreach videos called "Route 85," which looks to facilitate expanded use of Google's iOS SDKs in third-party app creations.

Former iTunes engineer says Apple wanted to block '100% of non-iTunes clients'

Friday December 12, 2014

A former Apple engineer appeared in court on Friday as the final witness of an antitrust case involving the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, saying he worked on an internal project meant to box out competing digital stores and media players.

Indie game 'Papers, Please' to return full nudity option after initial rejection from Apple

Friday December 12, 2014

Apple's app review team caused a small fracas this week when it forced award-winning game "Papers, Please" remove pixelated nudity prior to a debut on iPad. But the company changed course on Friday, suggesting the game's developer resubmit the title with a user-selectable full nudity option.

Apple's Beats buyout propelled Dr. Dre to the most profitable year of any musician ever

Friday December 12, 2014

Apple employee, rapper and producer Dr. Dre made an estimated $620 million before taxes this year, making him not only the top earning musician of 2014, but also the highest paid musician in a single year in history.

Apple releases third beta of OS X 10.10.2 with focuses on Wi-Fi, Mail & VoiceOver

Friday December 12, 2014

Apple on Friday supplied developers with a third beta of OS X 10.10.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for its Yosemite operating system for Mac, with indications that it may address lingering Wi-Fi issues.

Deepest Discount Ever: $700 off Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M)

Friday December 12, 2014

Even with the holiday shopping season nearing its final stretch, Apple Authorized Resellers continue to introduce significant savings on some of the company's most popular products, such as a new offer that marks down a 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M) by a record $700.

Workflow for iOS aims to simplify automation of complex multi-step tasks

Friday December 12, 2014

A newly launched iOS application dubbed "Workflow" enables users to drag and drop combinations of more than 100 different actions to create automated and complex workflows.

Rumor: Samsung begins building first 'A9' chips for Apple with 14nm process

Friday December 12, 2014

After Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reportedly built the majority of A8 chips for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is said to have begun turning back to Samsung for its next-generation "A9" processor, which is expected to power the company's 2015 iPhone lineup.

Ford drops Microsoft's Windows Embedded, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, Android Auto

Friday December 12, 2014

Ford has abandoned its troubled Microsoft Sync automotive infotainment system for a QNX-based platform that can support Apple's CarPlay with Hands Free Siri.

Online Apple Store now accepts PayPal payments in US and UK

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple on Thursday updated its digital storefront to include PayPal as a valid method of making purchases, expanding customer options beyond credit and debit cards for the first time.

Contract workers invade Apple campus demanding better pay and working conditions

Thursday December 11, 2014

A group of more than 100 protestors, including civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, convened at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Thursday to protest treatment of Silicon Valley contract labor and deliver a petition calling on the tech giant to set a trend toward reform.

Leaked Sony emails reveal possible shooting locations for Steve Jobs biopic, hint at storyline

Thursday December 11, 2014

Fallout from a massive Sony Pictures hack continues to provide nuggets of information about an upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, the latest being emails from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher, who was previously slated to direct the movie.

Rare working Apple-1 originally sold by Steve Jobs auctioned off for $365K

Thursday December 11, 2014

A vintage Apple-1 computer with documentation proving it was sold directly by late tech guru Steve Jobs for $600 in 1976 brought in $365,000 when the hammer fell at a New York auction on Thursday, falling short of estimates.

Google introduces 'material design' to iOS in app update, Apple fixes TestFlight app bugs

Thursday December 11, 2014

An update to Google's flagship search app for iOS on Thursday brings the company's new "material design" user interface and Google Maps integration, while a new version of Apple's TestFlight beta testing app fixes minor bugs.

Massive, sophisticated "Inception - Cloud Atlas" malware infects Windows and Android but can't exploit Apple's iOS without jailbreak

Thursday December 11, 2014

A vast and sophisticated new espionage campaign targeting "military, diplomats, and business execs," discovered by Blue Coat Labs and confirmed by Kaspersky Labs, exploits flaws in Microsoft Windows and seeks to infect Android, Blackberry and iOS devices, but is limited to only infecting iPhones and iPads that are jailbroken.

Apple releases Safari 8.0.2 to fix issues related to iCloud Drive & Keychain

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update for its Safari Web browser for OS X, fixing issues related to syncing history across devices, as well as saving passwords in iCloud Keychain.

Canada's Competition Bureau investigating Apple for anti-competitive carrier deals

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple's Canadian operations are under investigation from the country's Competition Bureau, which is looking into claims of anti-competitive deals struck with carriers in the Great White North.

'Send To' function expected to arrive in Transmit for iOS after Apple changes course

Thursday December 11, 2014

Apple has apparently changed its mind on allowing "Send to iCloud Drive" functionality within apps, and has asked for the popular FTP application Transmit for iOS to be resubmitted to the App Store.

Apple CEO Tim Cook wins 'Person of the Year' honor from London's Financial Times

Thursday December 11, 2014

For leading Apple to continued financial success, introducing buzzworthy new product categories, and putting morals over profits, Tim Cook has been named "Person of the Year" by economic-focused newspaper the Financial Times.

Microsoft launches new MSN apps for news, health, sports, finance & food

Thursday December 11, 2014

Microsoft on Thursday debuted five new applications under its MSN banner for Apple's iOS, offering aggregated content from Bing covering a range of topics including news, sports and money.