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Thursday, November 27, 2014
While most Apple-related Black Friday 2014 door busters to launch thus far have been positioned around iPads and Apple's more premium priced Macs, one particular offer stands out in offering the first ever MacBook Pro with Retina display that can be had for less than a grand.
B&H Photo is the latest Apple Authorized Reseller to begin rolling out some of its Black Friday sales early this year, including an unbeatable deal on Apple's most professional 15" MacBook Pro that offers rock bottom pricing exclusively for AppleInsider readers, with no tax collected for most. Also $300 off iMac 5K with AppleCare, up to $600 off Mac Pros.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Following up on its "Get a Jump on Black Friday" sale launched, U.S. electronics retail chain Best Buy on Thursday added Apple's latest iPad Air 2 to the list with deep $100 discounts on all models, putting the starting price at only $399.99 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only version.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Wednesday announced a new initiative called app graph, which looks to track the apps users have installed on their devices to suggest promoted content and potentially allow for enhanced timeline personalization.
Apple on Wednesday updated its dedicated Apple Watch website to include additional information on operating system features unique to the wearable device, including break-out categories covering health and fitness, timekeeping and messaging.
Following rumors that an anticipated trailer for Disney's upcoming Star Wars movie would be available for viewing online, the official Star Wars Twitter account confirmed availability through Apple's iTunes for Black Friday.
Earlier this week, Apple revealed fresh statistics on iOS 8 distribution as seen through the iOS App Store, saying its latest mobile operating system is now running on 60 percent of iPhones and iPads.
MacMall's Black Friday sales are now in effect for Mac hardware, offering up to $300 off MacBook Pros with Retina display, $201 off the new iMac with Retina 5K display, and a $601 discount on the new Mac Pro.
Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics has launched a new #SoloSelfie advertising and social media campaign promoting its Solo2 headphones, featuring a wide range of popular celebrities.
Shoppers looking for a discount on Apple's newly released iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with Touch ID can act now to take advantage of MacMall's Black Friday sale, which is available tax-free to most U.S. customers, resulting in even more savings.
A second major Hollywood star could soon join the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, according to a Wednesday report, with actress Natalie Portman said to be in discussions with Universal over a role in the film.
Several Taiwanese sapphire manufacturers have seen their stock price increase sharply in recent days as Chinese media continues to push reports of the material making its way to a next-generation Apple handset.
U.S. retailer Best Buy on Wednesday flipped the switch early on some of its Black Friday gifts, including at $75 off all iPad mini 3 with Touch ID models, bringing the latest-generation tablet down to a starting price of just $324.99.
In an order filed late Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted in part Apple's motion requesting ongoing royalties from Samsung, though there is only a slight chance that Apple will find reason to collect.
The United States Department of Justice has fined the CEO of spyware vendor StealthGenie $500,000 and demanded the firm turn over the source code for software designed to remotely monitor calls, texts and other activity on Android and jailbroken iOS devices.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
An effort to unionize security guards across Silicon Valley has set its sights on Apple, pushing the tech trendsetter to stand up for contract laborers in hopes of catalyzing interest from other companies in the area.
As promised earlier in November, Dropbox on Tuesday activated a new iOS app feature that lets users open and edit Microsoft Office documents through their respective apps, with automatic syncing and saving.
Secret documents being shared by Apple with creditors of former sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies could become a matter of public record next month, as part of the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.
Security firm Bluebox Labs tested a dozen Black Friday bargain Android tablets from major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl's, Staples, Target and Walmart and reported "shocking" security flaws, malware and active backdoors installed on the new devices.
Year-over-year growth in the tablet market is projected to fall by more than 45 percentage points from its 2013 rate, new data released Tuesday suggests, as Apple is expected to book the first full-year shipment decline in the iPad's history.
The Safari browser for both iOS and Mac could have a new default search partner as soon as next year, as Apple's current deal with Google is reportedly set to expire in early 2015.
Facebook pushed a rare service notification to users on Tuesday, reminding millions of the social network's members of updates to its terms, data and cookies policies, advertising systems, and new privacy controls.
U.S. wireless provider and iPhone carrier T-Mobile this week announced it has reached an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, in which it will be more upfront and honest with customers about its bandwidth speed.
Shares of Apple reached another major financial milestone on Tuesday, crossing the $700 billion market capitalization threshold just after trading began on Wall Street.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Following Sony's surprise exit from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's film about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Universal Studios has reportedly picked up the project with actor Michael Fassbender tapped to take on the lead role.
Apple on Monday released a pair of commercials starring iPhone 6 spokesmen Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, one covering iOS and OS X Continuity features and another highlighting the handsets' gaming capabilities.
A growing number of iPhone 6 owners are complaining that their recently-purchased handsets are exhibiting slight surface scratching not seen with previous models, with some alleging flaws in material and design.
Sunday, November 23, 2014