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2014

Barclays: Apple's 'iWatch' could include UV light exposure sensor

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple might be looking to lend a helping hand to those who are particularly prone to sunburns or are otherwise sensitive to harmful UV rays, as one analyst believes that the company will include new UV exposure sensors in its so-called "iWatch."

Samsung sues newspaper for $284k over negative reports on Galaxy S5

Monday April 07, 2014

Samsung has sued Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (about $284,000 US) regarding its reporting related to the company's new Galaxy S5 phone.

Apple sends out WWDC 2014 ticket purchase invitations to randomly selected developers

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple on Monday sent out emails to developers who participated in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery, notifying those accepted that tickets will be saved until Apr. 14.

Apple's Schiller was 'shocked' at ad agency's suggestions for branding turnaround, documents show

Monday April 07, 2014

Email correspondence made public as part of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial illustrates Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller's displeasure at the company's high-profile ad agency, which in 2013 was under the gun to churn out quality material in light of Samsung's own media blitz.

Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still growing faster than Android 4.4 KitKat

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple has updated its App Store statistics for April, reporting that 87 percent of its users accessing the iTunes Store have now installed its latest iOS 7.

Bollywood choreographer subject of latest 'Your Verse' story in iPad ad campaign

Monday April 07, 2014

Apple on Monday posted to its website the latest installment of its "Your Verse" ad campaign, this time focusing on Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan and his the day-to-day with the iPad Air.

Intel unveils 10-gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Networking coming to Macs, PCs

Monday April 07, 2014

Intel on Monday took the covers off of Thunderbolt Networking, an addition to the Thunderbolt 2 interconnect standard that will allow users to transfer data between two Macs and PCs at up to 10 gigabits per second over an emulated Ethernet connection.

Supply chain data suggests Apple's March quarter could be stronger than Wall Street expects

Monday April 07, 2014

Sales data from some of Apple's biggest suppliers shows stronger than expected returns for the just-concluded month of March, potentially hinting that Apple itself could also surprise to the upside when it reports earnings later this month.

Review: Amazon's Fire TV makes iterative improvements in set-top streaming

Monday April 07, 2014

The set-top streaming business got a little more crowded when Amazon announced the Fire TV last week. With voice-activated search, predictive content loading and a gaming "bonus feature," the Internet retail giant is positioning its new device as a cure-all usability for problems plaguing existing products.

Microsoft shows off new 'Windows in the car' concept to take on Apple's CarPlay

Monday April 07, 2014

Software giant Microsoft is planning to revamp its in-car offerings after suffering setbacks with the existing Sync platform, unveiling a new "Windows in the car" initiative at the company's annual Build conference in San Francisco.

Samsung's 'Beat Apple' memo: 'Threat from Apple extremely real and urgent'

Monday April 07, 2014

While the tech media has devoted lots of attention to Apple's concerned reaction to Samsung's 2012 marketing blitz, evidence likely to be presented during the Apple vs Samsung trial shows that it was Samsung that targeted its attention on "beating Apple" as its "#1 priority" for 2012.

Review: Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 makes iPhone aerial reconnaissance easy

Sunday April 06, 2014

As one of the most popular iOS-friendly aerial camera platforms available, Parrot's AR.Drone has become a great example of what's possible within Apple's mobile ecosystem. AppleInsider was recently able to spend time with the second-generation version to see if it's worth the $300 price of entry.

Google prepping 'Android TV' set-top box with stripped-down interface, voice input and notifications

Saturday April 05, 2014

According to supposedly leaked documents, Google is readying a new contender for the living room in Android TV, a set-top box with an easy-to-use card interface, voice controls, push notifications and more.

Apple unlocks new Copy Cat docs as evidence Samsung pilfered iPhone unlock

Saturday April 05, 2014

In the original Apple vs Samsung patent trial, Apple made the Galaxy a star witness by presenting a "copy cat" document that detailed every difference with Apple's iPhone paired with advice on how to more closely copy it. For the second trial, Apple has dug up several more Copy Cat docs detailing the evolution of Samsung's "slavish copying," particularly evident with Slide to Unlock.

Apple issues Xcode 5.1.1 GM seed to developers with bug fixes for Compiler, debugging, more

Friday April 04, 2014

Apple on Friday issued a Golden Master version of its Xcode 5.1.1 software containing numerous bug fixes to vital development tools, suggesting a public release of the product is imminent.

Email from Steve Jobs reveals Apple TV 'magic wand,' other future product ideas

Friday April 04, 2014

An email Apple cofounder Steve Jobs sent to his top executives outlines the vision he had for the company in 2010, including future iPhone iterations, "Apple TV 2" and changes to MobileMe that hoped would leapfrog Google's cloud services.

Apple initially wanted original iPhone to be 'always on' device but opted for 'slide-to-unlock'

Friday April 04, 2014

During the Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Friday, Apple software engineer and head of the company's human interface team Greg Christie took the stand to offer background on the original iPhone, specifically the "slide-to-unlock" feature.

After outing business dealings with Apple, Pixelworks appoints ex-Apple exec to board

Friday April 04, 2014

High-resolution display processing company Pixelworks on Friday announced the appointment of ex-iPod and iPhone hardware executive David J. Tupman to its board of directors, with the news coming one month after the firm revealed Apple orders accounted for ten percent of its business in 2013.

Apple sales team concerned about shrinking high-end iPhone market, but Schiller disagrees

Friday April 04, 2014

An internal Apple document presented as part of the ongoing Samsung v. Apple trial shows that the company's sales team was worried that a maturing market may leave no room for iPhone growth, though marketing chief Phil Schiller downplayed the document's significance.

Apple's Tim Cook banked $74M in 2013, topping all but one S&P 500 tech CEO

Friday April 04, 2014

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook took home $4.3 million in salary and incentives in 2013 and added another $69.6 million in vested stock options, continuing his reign as one of the highest-paid executives in Silicon Valley.