11/18/2014, 05:11 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple an invention covering a mouse peripheral with built-in chromatic sensor, a device designed to deal with tracking issues inherent in conventional designs while acting as a handheld scanner.
11/17/2014, 11:11 pm
In a segment that aired Monday night on local Los Angeles, Calif., news station KTLA, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue went on a "shopping spree" to show off Apple Pay at a number of retailers, including the Apple Store.
11/17/2014, 05:11 pm
Smarthome device maker ecobee scored coveted Apple Store shelf space as online and brick-and-mortar outlets on Monday started sales of the ecobee3 Internet-connected thermostat, one of the first products selected by Apple's retail arm to challenge Google-owned Nest.
11/17/2014, 05:11 pm
Visitors and residents of New York City may soon have a vastly improved internet experience thanks to the new LinkNYC program, an initiative to replace the city's aging pay phones with modern "Link structures" that will broadcast access to free, gigabit Wi-Fi.
11/17/2014, 12:11 pm
As Microsoft begins ramping up the holiday ad blitz for its Surface tablets, the software giant has kept Apple's MacBook Air squarely in the crosshairs, continuing its string of television spots that pit the two devices against each other.
11/17/2014, 10:11 am
A new rumor suggests that Apple has struck a major new agreement with its chief rival, Samsung, in which the South Korean electronics maker will produce most of Apple's custom A-series processors for iPhone and iPad starting in 2015.
11/16/2014, 08:11 pm
As of Sunday, Apple's Chinese App Store -- now the second largest in the world -- accepts payments from China UnionPay, the country's only bank card organization and issuers of the most popular cards in China.
11/14/2014, 06:11 pm
Members of various Internet and technology trade groups are pushing the U.S. Senate to impose limitations on spying programs instituted by the National Security Agency, citing privacy concerns and lost business.
11/14/2014, 03:11 pm
Two major southeastern grocery store chains, Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo, are said to begin accepting Apple Pay tap-to-pay transactions at the start of next week, according to a new report.
11/13/2014, 04:11 pm
According to a report on Thursday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking Apple about its handling of sensitive health data gathered and stored by the company's new iOS 8 HealthKit framework, especially as it applies to possible dissemination to third parties like advertisers.
11/13/2014, 02:11 pm
Samsung this week announced its answer to Apple's Continuity: a new cross-device sharing feature called "Flow," intended to allow users to move activities and content between Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, PCs, and more.
11/13/2014, 05:11 am
While rumors that Apple would incorporate sapphire into its latest iPhone 6 flagship handset failed to materialize, the company is continuing work on such a solution, according to a patent application uncovered on Thursday.
11/12/2014, 08:11 pm
At a press event on San Francisco's Treasure Island, drone vendor DJI unveiled its new prosumer-class Inspire drone with 4K video capabilities and announced a new Software Development Kit to allow third party developers to write apps that work with its flagship Phantom 2 Vision flying cameras.
11/12/2014, 06:11 pm
The full version of Greg "Joz" Joswiak's October interview with Re/code has been posted online, with the Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing discussing the iOS 8.0.1 snafu and Apple Pay, among other topics.
11/12/2014, 03:11 pm
Samsung surprised on Wednesday with the unveiling of a new device dubbed "Project Beyond," a unique 360-degree camera that captures the world around it in three dimensions, allowing content to be created for its forthcoming Gear VR virtual reality headset.
11/12/2014, 01:11 pm
As the U.S. credit card industry prepares for an upcoming switch to new cards with secure EMV chips, popular transaction provider Square is preparing to help retailers through the change, and is now accepting preorders for its new chip card-compatible readers.
Walmart's Black Friday deals bundle $30 gift card with $200 iPad mini, $75 gift card with $179 iPhone 6
11/12/2014, 11:11 am
Walmart has revealed its sales for Black Friday, and a number of Apple products will see price cuts paired with free gift cards, including iPads and iPhones, while steep discounts will be offered on some Beats products.
11/12/2014, 01:11 am
A new rumor claims Apple has leased a large part of the Broadway Trade Center, a five-story, 1.1 million-square-foot building located in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., and is looking to convert the space into a mini campus complete with Apple Store.
11/11/2014, 03:11 pm
Days after Apple provided a Web tool to allow ex-iPhone users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, a California judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Apple for "hijacking" users' ability to receive text messages can proceed.
Apple continues exploring location-based security settings, looks at new adaptive brightness controls
11/11/2014, 02:11 pm
A pair of patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could hint at the company's plans for future user-facing features for its Macs and iOS devices, including a more granular control system for display brightness based on ambient light and security features that shift based on the device's location.