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2014

Apple says its App Store has resulted in a half-million new jobs in Europe alone

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Apple on Wednesday began touting its success in Europe, claiming that it has created or supported 629,000 new jobs in the continent, with nearly 500,000 of those from the so-called "app economy."

Apple and Samsung agree to settle all non-US litigation

Tuesday August 05, 2014

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, Apple and Samsung said they have dropped all ongoing patent litigation outside of the U.S., a move that could save both companies millions of dollars in legal fees from protracted court proceedings.

Apple notifies developers of ongoing iCloud Drive maintenance, reminds to perform routine backups

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers using OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview builds, warning them to perform regular backups as the company performs ongoing maintenance of iCloud services, including iCloud Drive.

Shares of Apple, Inc. near ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.9 billion to shareholders

Tuesday August 05, 2014

On August 14, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, but investors will need to have purchased the company's stock by the market's close next Monday, August 11 in order to qualify.

Sprint reportedly drops takeover bid for T-Mobile, to replace CEO Dan Hesse [ux2]

Tuesday August 05, 2014

After months of speculation and rumor, a report on Tuesday claims Sprint is no longer considering a takeover of T-Mobile, a merger that would have created a viable competitor to dominant U.S. cellular providers Verizon and AT&T.

New photos of Apple Campus 2 show concrete foundation work, rebar installations

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Three new aerial photos of Apple's Campus 2 construction site show rapid progress being made on the main circular building's foundation, including rebar work for below grade retaining walls and the addition of interior "tunnels."

Pebble unveils new limited-edition iOS-compatible pink, green & blue smartwatches

Tuesday August 05, 2014

With competition in the smartwatch space heating up, arguable market leader Pebble on Tuesday took the covers off of a new fashion-focused push that will see a limited run of Fly Blue, Fresh Green, and Hot Pink versions of its original plastic-framed device made available to the public.

Apple files for 'HealthKit' trademarks in the US, Europe

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Nearly three months after first protecting the "HealthKit" moniker in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Apple has officially filed paperwork to expand that protection to the U.S. and the European Union.

Apple to hold 'iPhone 6' media event on Sept. 9 - report

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple is reportedly set to hold a "big media event" on Tuesday, Sept. 9, where it's expected the company will reveal its next-generation iPhone, rumored to come in two larger screen sizes and an all-new form factor.

App Store revenue, number of customers both reached new records for Apple in July

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple on Tuesday revealed that the month of July was the best ever for its digital software downloads, as the App Store generated more revenue and had more customers make purchases than ever before.

Apple awarded patent for magnetic power that could wirelessly energize keyboards & mice

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was officially awarded a patent related to wireless, magnetic power systems that could one day in the future allow low-power devices like keyboards and mice to be powered over the air, without any physical contact or even battery necessary.

Apple's Steve Jobs had vision of building an open Wi-Fi utopia

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is said to have been unhappy with the high cost and slow speed of mobile data networks, and hoped to solve the problem by convincing consumers and businesses to share their high-speed Internet connections via free and open "guest" Wi-Fi networks.

Apple continues European retail expansion with new Istanbul, Den Haag outlets

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Consumers in at least two European nations are set to gain more brick-and-mortar options for purchasing Apple products and receiving service, as the iPhone maker is readying a second store in Istanbul to open next month while a new shop in The Hague will host its own debut on Saturday.

Samsung's chipmaking business posts weak outlook as rumors of Apple shift persist

Tuesday August 05, 2014

To date, Samsung has been the sole supplier of custom A-series processors for Apple's popular iPhone and iPad, but industry watchers again expect that to change after the South Korean company signaled that its microprocessor business has a bleak outlook.

Apple Stores begin on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements

Monday August 04, 2014

As of Monday, Apple Stores are conducting on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements, allowing customers to have their damaged displays assessed and repaired in as little as one hour.

Verizon responds to FCC concerns over data throttling, calls method 'measured and fair'

Monday August 04, 2014

In response to U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler's concerns over Verizon's plan to throttle LTE data speeds for high-use customers, the nation's No. 1 carrier called the practice fair and said it is not alone in using such tactics.

U.S. government may ban in-flight cellphone calls, airlines voice disapproval

Monday August 04, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation is reportedly inching closer to signing off on new rules that would restrict the use of cellphones on planes, but carriers say the judgment should be up to them.

Adobe publishes how-to guide for migrating from Apple's Aperture to Lightroom

Monday August 04, 2014

Taking advantage of Apple's decision to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto in favor of the upcoming OS X Yosemite app "Photos," Adobe on Monday released a quick reference guide to migrating image files from Apple's program to Lightroom.

Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced nears completion of Arizona plant, volume production imminent

Monday August 04, 2014

GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said its Arizona sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, built in partnership with Apple, is nearly complete and will transition from initial manufacturing to volume production in the near future.

Apple's iPhone still driving force behind NA mobile Web traffic, Samsung share on the rise

Monday August 04, 2014

According to the latest statistics from ad network Chitika, Apple's iPhone was responsible for driving over half of all North American smartphone Web traffic in July, but rival manufacturer Samsung showed the most growth during the same period.