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Topic: General

Michael Fassbender next high-profile actor eyed for role of Steve Jobs

11/04/2014, 03:11 pm

Following Christian Bale's exit from the hotly anticipated film about Apple's late co-founder, Michael Fassbender is now said to be in talks to take on the role of Steve Jobs.

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Apple reportedly acquires cloud startup Union Bay Networks, to open engineering office in Seattle

11/03/2014, 10:11 pm

Following the discovery that Apple is hiring in the Seattle area, the company on Monday confirmed that it will be opening an engineering office in the state, with reports pointing to the acquisition of local cloud computing startup Union Bay Networks.

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Gazelle launches certified preowned store specializing in quality used Apple iPhones & iPads

11/03/2014, 04:11 pm

Trade-in service Gazelle on Monday launched a new resale service backed by a quality guarantee, allowing shoppers to buy used iPhones and iPads at heavily discounted prices, without having to worry about the condition of their purchase when it arrives.

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Christian Bale passes on role of Steve Jobs, actor reportedly felt he wasn't right for part

11/03/2014, 02:11 pm

Though Christian Bale was in final talks to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, the actor has reportedly decided to pass on the part, as he allegedly did not feel he was the right person to play the iconic figure on film.

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Microsoft continues ad assault on Apple's MacBook Air, features Lenovo in latest spot

11/03/2014, 09:11 am

Apple's wildly popular MacBook Air remains in Microsoft's crosshairs as the Windows maker seeks to break Apple's stranglehold on the premium laptop market, this time compared to Lenovo's Yoga 3 convertible PC in Microsoft's latest television advertisement.

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Another functioning Apple I expected to command at least $600K in Christie's auction

11/03/2014, 09:11 am

A fully functioning Apple I, personally sold by company co-founder Steve Jobs, is expected to earn $600,000 when it goes on sale at legendary auction house Christie's this December.

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Google CEO Larry Page invokes Steve Jobs in interview, defends ambitious Google X projects

10/31/2014, 06:10 pm

In a wide-ranging interview published Friday, Google CEO Larry Page briefly touched on late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs to highlight the differences between the two companies, one being hyper-focused on a small set of products and another with fingers in seemingly everything.

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'Historical implications' made Apple Watch more difficult to design than original iPhone, Jony Ive says

10/31/2014, 10:10 am

Speaking at a live event this week, Apple's chief designer Jony Ive said creating the forthcoming Apple Watch was a "humbling" experience that presented an even greater challenge than designing the iPhone, due to the legacy of traditional wrist watches.

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Former head of Android Andy Rubin leaves Google to start tech hardware incubator

10/30/2014, 08:10 pm

Google's former head of Android, and most recently robotics chief, Andy Rubin on Thursday announced he is leaving the company to start an incubator focusing on technology hardware products.

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Seth Rogen to play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale's Steve Jobs

10/30/2014, 03:10 pm

Actor Seth Rogen, famous for comedic roles in hits like "Superbad" and "Knocked Up," will reportedly appear in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, and is set to take on the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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President Bill Clinton, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella & others praise Apple CEO Tim Cook for publicly announcing he is gay

10/30/2014, 01:10 pm

Following the publication of a heartfelt personal letter in which the Apple CEO revealed his sexual orientation publicly for the first time, Tim Cook has been showered with praise from coworkers, competitors, celebrities and more.

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'I'm proud to be gay,' Apple CEO Tim Cook says in open letter supporting equality

10/30/2014, 08:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published a letter on Thursday revealing that while it wasn't an "easy choice," he's decided to publicly announce that he is "proud to be gay," and that it has given him perspective on what it means to be a minority.

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Microsoft inadvertently leaks 'Band' fitness wearable in new app, reveals 'Microsoft Health' [update: confirmed]

10/29/2014, 09:10 pm

Microsoft's rumored wearable fitness tracker was inadvertently leaked online Wednesday when the company's first-party syncing app was posted to Apple's Mac App Store, disclosing a few key features of the unannounced device.

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Apple in early talks to sell iPhone in Iran, report says

10/29/2014, 08:10 pm

Almost one year after the U.S. began to loosen sanctions on exports to Iran, Apple is reportedly in early stage talks with distributors to start official sales of its products in the country.

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BlackBerry hopes to rekindle sales by reintroducing classic keyboard & form factor

10/29/2014, 06:10 pm

Hoping to strike a chord with old school BlackBerry users, the not quite dead company on Wednesday teased a new device called BlackBerry Classic, which appears to be a modern take on the seminal BlackBerry Bold.

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MCX CEO calls CurrentC exclusivity fines 'untrue,' responds to recent hack

10/29/2014, 05:10 pm

During a press conference on Wednesday, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson responded to criticism of the retail consortium's CurrentC system, saying merchant fines for using other payment solutions are untrue.

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GT Advanced blames Apple for one-sided sapphire contract that resulted in $461M loss

10/29/2014, 02:10 pm

Testimony from chief operating officer of GT Advanced Technologies reveals that the company lost $461 million before it filed for bankruptcy -- a course that the company asserts was the result of "unsustainable" contracts in which it assumed all of the risk, while Apple took none.

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Apple Pay competitor CurrentC hacked, alerts pilot program participants of security breach

10/29/2014, 11:10 am

CurrentC, a mobile payment system that has found itself at odds with both Apple Pay and Google Wallet, announced on Wednesday that it has been hacked and that some users' email addresses may have been obtained.

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MCX defends CurrentC against Apple Pay controversy, says sensitive customer data is saved in the cloud

10/29/2014, 10:10 am

As Apple Pay and Google Wallet users have joined together in an attempt to fight a consortium of retailers that have blocked NFC-based payments, the company behind the CurrentC mobile payment program has come out in defense of itself, saying that members of the public are "misinformed."

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FCC proposes rule change to open a la carte internet television streaming

10/29/2014, 10:10 am

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler floated a proposal Wednesday that would give Internet-based video services the same access to live content from cable and local stations as traditional television broadcasters.

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