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Topic: General

Apple continues fight to have antitrust monitor reined in, judges appear skeptical

02/04/2014, 05:02 pm

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday heard initial arguments from Apple regarding the stoppage of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich's duties until while the court decides whether he should be removed altogether.

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Microsoft officially names Satya Nadella CEO, Bill Gates steps down as chairman

02/04/2014, 11:02 am

Veteran Microsoft executive Satya Nadella will immediately replace retiring CEO Steve Ballmer while company founder Bill Gates will relinquish his position as chairman to take on a more active, product-focused role, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Apple contributes $100M to Obama's ConnectED high-speed internet for education [u]

02/04/2014, 08:02 am

Apple has pledged $100 million in the form of iPads, desktop and laptop computers, and other educational tools to President Obama's ConnectED initiative that seeks to connect 99 percent of America's students to high-speed internet.

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Apple patents inductive charging pad with orientation-based device docking functions

02/04/2014, 04:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for switching docking functions, such as data syncing, diagnostics or charging, based on the orientation of a device while laying on an inductive charging pad.

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Apple posts behind the scenes video of '1.24.14' Mac ad

02/03/2014, 09:02 pm

After posting to its website a video celebrating the Mac's 30th anniversary, Apple on Monday put up a behind the scenes mini documentary chronicling the effort taken to coordinate a full day's worth of filmmaking in 15 locations across five continents.

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Tim Cook to visit Turkish president this week, may discuss $4B iPad deal

02/03/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet with Turkish President President Abdullah Gül on Tuesday local time, with rumors claiming the topic of discussion will be a potential iPad in education deal worth somewhere between $3 billion and $4 billion.

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States want Apple to pay at least $280M in e-books antitrust case, push for $840M

02/03/2014, 11:02 am

The state attorneys general suing Apple for price fixing are seeking $280 million in damages and will ask that the court order the award tripled to $840 million in advance of an upcoming damages trial, a new report says.

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Apple skips pricey Super Bowl ad, pays homage to 30 years of Mac via online movie shot using iPhones [u]

02/03/2014, 09:02 am

Despite rumors to the contrary, Apple on Sunday chose not to plunk down millions in order to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Mac during this year's Super Bowl, and instead released a short movie online that it composed entirely with its own consumer products.

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NYT: Apple looking into solar, wireless inductive charging for 'iWatch'

02/02/2014, 11:02 pm

A New York Times report published on Sunday claims inside knowledge of Apple's plans for the so-called "iWatch," saying the wearable device will incorporate inductive wireless charging, a curved display and possibly solar panels.

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Tim Cook meets with UAE prime minister, visits Apple resellers

02/02/2014, 05:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday local time, where the two discussed various topics ranging from the region's burgeoning IT sector to education.

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Apple files new San Francisco store renderings featuring massive two-story sliding glass doors

02/02/2014, 01:02 am

Apple recently filed a set of revised plans for its forthcoming Union Square Apple Store ahead of a permit hearing scheduled for Feb. 5, with the latest documents revealing a redesigned front facade and exhaustive construction summary.

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NFL brings iOS-compatible beacon tech to New York for Super Bowl

02/01/2014, 04:02 am

It was reported on Friday that the NFL has rolled out a micro-location beacon network in New York's Times Square and MetLife Stadium, with the transmitters set to serve up personalized ads to football fans during the Super Bowl.

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Apple execs met with head of FDA to discuss 'mobile medical applications'

01/31/2014, 05:01 pm

A report on Friday reveals high-ranking Apple executives met with FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg and others in December over "mobile medical applications," strongly hinting that a so-called iWatch with health-centric features is well into development.

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Apple's Cook meets with Irish PM to discuss taxes, future growth at European HQ

01/31/2014, 05:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday addressed employees at the company's European headquarters in Cork, Ireland before meeting with Prime Minister Enda Kenny to discuss EU tax regulations and ongoing operations in the country.

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Apple's Super Bowl past, present, and future

01/31/2014, 03:01 pm

With the 2014 edition of football's biggest game -- and advertising's biggest stage -- approaching, AppleInsider looks back at what Apple and the Super Bowl have meant to each other.

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Apple Stores combat dangerous CO, unpleasant BO with odor 'sniffers'

01/31/2014, 10:01 am

With hundreds of thousands of people streaming through the doors of Apple's retail outlets around the world each day, the company has reportedly turned to high-tech "sniffers" in an effort to keep the stores' air fresh and odors at bay.

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Apple joins list of US companies pledging to end hiring discrimination against long-term unemployed

01/31/2014, 09:01 am

Apple is among some of the largest companies in America who have agreed to a new program from President Barack Obama pledging to avoid discrimination against job candidates who have been out of the workforce for an extended period.

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With Nest in & Motorola out, Google now looking to acquire wearable tech companies

01/31/2014, 08:01 am

Google's evolving hardware portfolio could change once again with the acquisition of a wearable technology company, as the search giant is said to be contemplating potential purchases, according to a new report.

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MLB to reportedly have thousands of iBeacons ready for game day

01/30/2014, 08:01 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Major League Baseball will start rolling out thousands of iBeacons in 20 ballparks across the U.S. next week, the goal being system readiness by opening day in March.

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Samsung argues Apple injunction bid meant to 'create fear and uncertainty' for carriers, retailers

01/30/2014, 07:01 pm

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent skirmish, Samsung on Thursday argued against an Apple-sought permanent injunction, saying such an order could have long-lasting repercussions for the Korean tech giant.

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