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Apple investigating 'convertible' computer system with wireless charging

A patent filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple may be looking to build a so-called "convertible" computer, which features a base station and separate wireless display that features wireless power transmission technology.


Adobe releases Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 after month of testing

Adobe on Tuesday announced availability of the final releases of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, with the updates adding support for new cameras and lens mounts since their respective release candidates were issued earlier this year.


Macworld/iWorld moves to late March

Next year will see the annual Macworld/iWorld expo moving to a new date and location, as the expo's organizers seek to balance attendee requests and the realities of putting on a large show.


Briefly: Apple revamps design of iPad homepage

Apple recently tweaked the landing page visitors see when navigating to the iPad section of the company's website, with the new design being more in line with other information pages for the Mac and iPod.


Apple extends 'freemium' in-app purchase warning to iOS App Store

Following up with Apple's addition of in-app purchase warnings in iTunes, the company recently rolled out the same feature for App Stores as seen on iOS devices.


Apple updates XProtect.plist to block Yontoo

Shortly after news emerged of a new adware trojan targeting OS X web browsers, Apple has updated its malware and adware detections list to block Yontoo.


Thuraya SatSleeve turns Apple's iPhone into a satellite phone

Mobile satallite operator Thuraya Telecommunications on Wednesday announced SatSleeve, a "Made for iPhone" adapter that grants users access to the company's vast satellite network.


New adware trojan targets Mac Web browsers, nets criminals money

A newly discovered trojan has been found to target OS X Web browsers like Safari, Chrome and Firefox, inserting adware onto an affected computer to net criminals profits from affiliate ad networks.


Apple makes new iMac available to employees at discounted price

Apple on Thursday added the newly redesigned iMac to the company's Employee Purchase Plan program which offers workers a $500 savings every three years on eligible Mac hardware, a savings that is applied on top of their usual 25 percent discount.


YouTube Capture iOS app updated with iPad, iPad mini support

Google on Thursday released an update for its YouTube Capture iOS app, bringing making the app compatible with the iPad and iPad mini.


Apple now selling refurbed iPad minis, 4th-gen iPads in online store

Some months after the devices were released, Apple has begun selling refurbished units of both its iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad.


Apple seeds pre-release build of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3

Apple on Tuesday seeded a pre-release build of OS X 10.8.3, with its documentation indicating no major changes.


Apple's new iPhone 5 ads continue refreshed campaign theme

Apple recently posted two new iPhone 5 TV spots to its website, each taking on the new direction introduced with the latest iPad commercials that aired last month.


Gmail revamps mobile web client with iOS app design cues

Google on Monday announced the introduction of a refreshed version of its mobile web client, which takes some of the best UI features found in the iOS app and integrates them into a version available on most mobile operating systems.


Games, social networking take up most time in mobile apps; productivity near bottom

Owners of devices like Apple's iPad and other mobile gadgets are largely using them for games and social networking, according to a new analysis.


Philips releases Hue LED light bulb SDK and official APIs to iOS developers

Philips on Monday launched a software developer program for the Hue line of iOS-controlled "smart LED" light bulbs, allowing app makers to integrate the lighting solution into third-party products.


Apple updates iWork for iOS suite with minor stability improvements

Apple on Thursday issued three minor updates for the iWork for iOS app suite, which includes iPhone and iPad versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote.


Staples to begin carrying Apple accessories in retail stores

Staples will begin selling Apple accessories in its retail stores in the near future, the company's CEO revealed on Wednesday.


Apple seeds build 12D76 of OS X 10.8.3 beta, still no sign of Gold Master

Apple on Tuesday seeded a new version of the OS X 10.8.3 beta to developers with no known issues, with the release coming just five days after the last build was pushed out.


Apple opens iBookstore in Japan with iBooks 3.1 update [u]

Apple on Tuesday updated its iBooks application for iOS, adding access to its digital iBookstore to users from Japan.