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2014

Microsoft looking to open retail outlet near flagship 5th Ave. Apple Store

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Apple's iconic glass cube may soon get a neighbor in longtime rival Microsoft, which is supposedly in negotiations to open a retail space on New York's Fifth Ave., just a few blocks away from the city's flagship Apple Store.

New report elaborates on 'iPhone 6' rumors of A8 SoC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, no sapphire display

Wednesday August 06, 2014

A report on Wednesday corroborates earlier rumors that Apple's next-gen iPhone lineup will feature a faster processor and advanced communications package, but will not include a much-hyped sapphire screen.

Samsung teases Sept. 3 reveal of 'Note 4,' less than a week before Apple's 'iPhone 6' event

Wednesday August 06, 2014

With word leaking that Apple is apparently plotting an iPhone-related media event on Sept. 9, rival Samsung appears poised to beat Apple to press with its own "Unpacked" event six days earlier, where it is expected to unveil its next-generation jumbo-sized Note smartphone.

ABC News on Apple TV proves more popular than desktop & mobile in first month

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Apple TV users have flocked to ABC News's recently-unveiled live video offerings, the network said on Wednesday, with Apple TV viewers consuming 50 percent more live ABC News programming than viewers on desktops and mobile devices combined.

Schools lament shortcomings of Apple's iPad as some opt instead for Chromebooks

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Even as Apple's education sales boom, some schools have begun to transition students and classrooms away from the iPad in favor of laptops -- including Google's cheap cloud-based Chromebooks -- as weaknesses have begun to emerge with the tablet form factor.

Rumor: 'iPhone 6' to feature 2100mAh battery, 46% increase from iPhone 5s

Wednesday August 06, 2014

In addition to an expected bigger 4.7-inch display, Apple's next iPhone may also pack in a much larger battery, representing a 45 percent increase in capacity from the company's current flagship iPhone 5s.

China bans government agencies from purchasing Apple products - report

Wednesday August 06, 2014

New procurement regulations handed down last month by the Chinese central government will prevent both national and local agencies from considering future purchases of some Apple products with public funds, a Wednesday report said.

First look: Autodesk's SketchBook Pro 7 for OS X

Wednesday August 06, 2014

Autodesk on Wednesday launched SketchBook Pro 7, the latest version of the company's easy-to-use -- yet feature-rich -- desktop drawing app with new tools, animation options, layer editor enhancements and more.

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.