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Topic: General

Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

11/21/2014, 04:11 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle a class action lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing leveled by 33 states and territories.

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Manual iCloud.com photo uploads now available to all Apple users

11/21/2014, 02:11 pm

After spending a few weeks in developer-only beta testing, the new iCloud.com photo uploading feature is now available on the Web to all Apple users with iCloud accounts.

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Apple officially begins selling automated iAds in bid to boost mobile advertising business

11/21/2014, 12:11 pm

Apple and a series of partners officially announced on Friday that the iAd network is now accepting "programmatic" mobile advertisement purchases, in a change that brings Apple in-line with other ad services.

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Square plans to begin accepting Apple Pay with new NFC-compatible hardware in 2015

11/21/2014, 11:11 am

Though many viewed them as competitors, Square and Apple Pay will link up in 2015, as the point-of-sale service is working on a new cash register that will accept Apple's NFC-based payment system.

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Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

11/21/2014, 09:11 am

In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions.

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Apple adds new languages to iWork for iCloud, including Spanish, German, French & Chinese

11/21/2014, 08:11 am

Apple's Web-based iWork suite was updated Friday with new languages for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, expanding international support for the beta iCloud productivity apps.

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Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

11/20/2014, 07:11 pm

A court filing this week suggests Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute leveled by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major investor, suggesting the end is in sight for this particular lawsuit.

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Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount on AirPlay speaker

11/20/2014, 01:11 pm

Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apple's iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome AirPlay-compatible speaker.

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Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance

11/20/2014, 10:11 am

Apple supplier Corning on Thursday took the wraps off of its next-generation Gorilla Glass 4, which the company says is up to two times harder than competing glasses used in existing smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

11/20/2014, 08:11 am

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone maker made an "urgent" request, it was announced on Thursday.

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Sony drops out of Steve Jobs movie, Universal rumored to take over

11/19/2014, 10:11 pm

In a surprising turn of events, Sony is reportedly no longer attached to the upcoming Steve Jobs movie penned by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the tech guru.

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Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

11/19/2014, 09:11 pm

After Apple's Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies.

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Details of GT Advanced implosion emerge in Apple letter to creditors

11/19/2014, 07:11 pm

Following bankruptcy court filings that seek to postpone Apple's settlement agreement with GT Advanced, a report on Wednesday reveals inside details on why the ambitious sapphire production project went south.

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GT Advanced creditors investigating Apple settlement, call for approval extension

11/19/2014, 06:11 pm

Creditors backing GT Advanced Technologies have successfully pushed back an approval date for the company's settlement with Apple, saying an investigation will determine whether the sapphire maker was given short shrift in the agreement.

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Walmart to start Black Friday sales a week early with special offers on Apple's iPad Air 2, iPhone 6

11/19/2014, 03:11 pm

Walmart plans to get the jump on Black Friday this year with a sales event one week early featuring gift-card-based sales and discounts on a wide range of items, including Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.

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Apple earns 100% score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 13th year in a row

11/19/2014, 12:11 pm

The Human Rights Campaign this week published its annual Corporate Equality Index rankings rating American workplaces on LGBT equality, and Apple once again earned a score of 100 percent, achieving a perfect ranking for the 13th straight year.

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Apple pushes holiday gift ideas to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

11/19/2014, 08:11 am

Apple on Wednesday redesigned its online store and sent out emails to customers spotlighting gift ideas, with just over a week to go before Black Friday kicks off the 2014 holiday shopping season.

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Apple to repurpose Mesa, Ariz. sapphire plant after GT Advanced vacates

11/18/2014, 09:11 pm

Adding background to Apple's vow to keep as many jobs as possible at its Mesa, Ariz., sapphire plant leased to GT Advanced, a new report says the facility will be repurposed, suggesting some current employees may be able to continue work at the location.

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Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from 1990s

11/18/2014, 05:11 pm

A jury on Monday found Apple in infringement of pager technology developed for the SkyTel network in the '90s, ordering the company to pay out $23.6 million in damages.

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Apple releases WatchKit developer tools for creating Apple Watch apps & more

11/18/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the availability of WatchKit, allowing developers to begin creating custom third-party applications, Glances and actionable notifications for the upcoming Apple Watch, before the wrist-worn accessory hits the market in early 2015.

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