New MacBook Pros are here! Get the lowest prices anywhere: Apple Price Guides updated July 29th (exclusive coupons)

Topic: General

Apple's WWDC 2014 kicks off June 2, tickets to be issued by random selection April 7

04/03/2014, 08:04 am

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, where the company traditionally unveils the next generation of its iOS mobile operating system, will kick off on June 2 this year, with randomly selected attendees set to be announced next week.

75 comments

Apple working on voice-recognizing headphones with built-in accelerometer, beamforming mics

04/03/2014, 07:04 am

Apple is looking to advance the design of its bundled iPhone EarPods by potentially implanting an accelerometer into the earbud portion that could recognize voice activity, which in turn would activate and tune beamforming microphone arrays.

13 comments

Apple new touchscreen tech would use IR light to discern hard presses from soft

04/03/2014, 06:04 am

Using a combination of capacitive touch and infrared light sensing, Apple's newly revealed touchscreen technology concept allows users to accurately convey force applied to a touch surface without bulky physical hardware, opening new dimensions in GUI navigation and interaction.

23 comments

BlackBerry cuts ties with T-Mobile, signals new carrier-independent business strategy

04/02/2014, 08:04 pm

Beleaguered handset maker BlackBerry on Tuesday said it would be severing ties with U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile, suggesting the company is reducing reliance on carriers to sell product.

30 comments

Apple datacenters the most environmentally friendly in tech, says Greenpeace

04/02/2014, 11:04 am

Apple is "the most innovative and most aggressive" company in Silicon Valley when it comes to identifying ways to feed its power-hungry datacenters with renewable energy, according to a new report from environmental watchdog Greenpeace.

39 comments

Photos show seamless glass cuboid to cap new Turkish Apple Store

04/02/2014, 05:04 am

Less than a week before a scheduled grand opening, construction workers at Apple's first retail outlet in Turkey took the wraps off a large all-glass structure that will serve as a huge skylight for the underground store.

27 comments

Apple's Schiller rehashes prior testimony in second Apple v. Samsung trial

04/01/2014, 08:04 pm

As the first day of Apple's second California patent trial against Samsung drew to a close on Tuesday, the suit's first witness, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, took the stand to deliver testimony nearly identical to that given twice before during the first Apple v. Samsung case.

20 comments

Apple seeking damages of $2B in new trial, Samsung says claims are 'gross exaggeration'

04/01/2014, 05:04 pm

The second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial kicked off on Tuesday, with both parties offering opening statements to the jury, two of whom were excused just one day after being selected.

59 comments

Apple's iAd creation tools expanded to non-developers, now support videos

04/01/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple is working to expand its iAd mobile advertising platform, making the "Workbench" tool for ad creation available to anyone with an Apple ID, and also enabling the ability to run short videos within ads.

12 comments

Apple in talks for $479M stake in Japanese chipmaker Renesas SP Drivers - report

04/01/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple could be on the verge of bringing another important hardware component in-house as the company is reportedly working on a deal to acquire controlling interest in Renesas SP Drivers, a Japanese firm that makes LCD chips for Apple's iPhone.

27 comments

Like a glove: April Fools efforts from Samsung, HTC & Toshiba all share the same punchline

04/01/2014, 12:04 pm

With accusations of copying and commoditization already rife within the smartphone and tablet industries, three of the market's biggest names -- Samsung, HTC and Toshiba --all showcased similar glove-themed prank products on Tuesday for April Fools' Day. Hilarity ensued.

32 comments

Visionaries of the tech world who foresaw Apple's future

04/01/2014, 04:04 am

April first is historically a day to honor brilliant minds who have shared their genius with the world. So many of these have contributed their opinions on Apple over the years that there's not even enough space on the Internet to acknowledge all of their meaty chunks of cerebral output, but here are a few nuggets of wisdom from the tech sector's most elite thinkers.

104 comments

Apple may use bayonet mounts for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses

04/01/2014, 04:04 am

Apple is investigating the use of bayonet lens mounts -- one of the most common lens attachment mechanisms used in modern photography -- in its iOS device lineup, suggesting the company is mulling interchangeable lens accessories for its iOS device lineup.

23 comments

Jury selected for second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, Apple's Schiller first to testify

03/31/2014, 08:03 pm

After a day-long selection process, the jury for Apple's second California patent trial against Samsung has been decided and proceedings are set to kick off on Tuesday with Apple's first witness: the company's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller.

9 comments

Judge Koh overrules Samsung objection to patent video depicting Apple products

03/30/2014, 06:03 pm

U.S. Judge Lucy H. Koh has overruled objections raised by Samsung regarding an instructional video providing jurors an introduction to the patent system.

77 comments

Review: IK Multimedia's iLoud portable speaker delivers on sound, flexibility

03/30/2014, 09:03 am

Being a portable battery-powered Bluetooth speaker, an amp, and a guitar effects modeling system, the iLoud and its dedicated iOS apps cram a lot of potential into a small package.

18 comments

Samsung objects to U.S. patent video for jurors because it depicts Apple devices

03/29/2014, 03:03 pm

Samsung has raised objections to a "how patents work" video created by the Federal Judicial Center to provide jurors with an introduction to the patent system, claiming it would be "highly prejudicial" to expose jurors to the idea that Apple invented original products worthy of being patented.

67 comments

Apple sends out letters to Cupertino 'neighbors' with updates on Campus 2 construction

03/28/2014, 11:03 pm

Residents living in and around the area of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 in Cupertino are receiving letters from the company updating them on build progress, including road work, utilities and on-site construction, the latter of which is scheduled to start in April.

30 comments

Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit to proceed as judge denies requests from Apple, others

03/28/2014, 09:03 pm

A federal judge on Friday issued an order denying requests from Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe to escape going to trial over claims that the four tech heavyweights artificially suppressed employee wages through anti-poaching agreements.

18 comments

Judge grants class status in e-books price fixing case against Apple

03/28/2014, 06:03 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Friday ruled plaintiffs seeking class status in a suit against Apple over e-book price fixing had "more than met their burden" to sue as a group.

18 comments