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Topic: General

Steve Jobs biopic 'Jobs' now available to purchase and rent on iTunes

11/26/2013, 08:11 pm

Ashton Kutcher vehicle "Jobs" has landed in virtual and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., including options to buy or rent the movie on Apple's iTunes.


Honda announces Siri Eyes Free integration for 3 car models, promises more by December

11/26/2013, 04:11 pm

Coming through on a promise made nearly one year ago, Honda on Tuesday announced certain vehicles in its 2013 to 2014 lineup now feature compatibility with Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode, with the integration offered as a dealer installed accessory.


Touchscreen PCs expected to take 11 percent of 2013 notebook shipments

11/26/2013, 10:11 am

Apple has famously compared convertible Windows tablets to combining a toaster and a refrigerator, but competitors are still increasing their output of touchscreen notebooks in hopes of turning around slumping PC sales.


Apple patents Lytro-like refocusable camera suitable for iPhone

11/26/2013, 05:11 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent for a camera system that uses a microlens adaptor to enable refocusing of an image after the initial shot is taken, much like the Lytro light-field camera.


Samsung bid to stay damages retrial against Apple denied

11/26/2013, 01:11 am

In a late court filing on Monday, California District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung's motion to stay the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial, saying the most efficient way to proceed is to deliver the jury's $290 million ruling ahead of a probable appeal.


Apple teases Black Friday shopping event online and in its retail stores

11/25/2013, 09:11 am

Apple on Monday began teasing at its website that it will hold a one-day shopping event this week on the annual "Black Friday" shopping holiday, both in its retail stores and online.


Apple confirms PrimeSense acquisition, deal rumored to be worth $360M

11/24/2013, 07:11 pm

An Apple spokesperson on Sunday confirmed a rumor that the company has purchased Israeli 3D sensor firm PrimeSense in a deal rumored to be worth some $360 million.


Amazon's Black Friday deals kick off today, with new bargains every 10 minutes throughout the week

11/24/2013, 10:11 am

Amazon is getting a head start on the competition by launching its Black Friday deals a full five days early, promising new bargains every 10 minutes throughout the week. Here's a quick preview of some of the sales the online retailer will be offering.


Apple's Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson go in-depth on (RED) auction pieces

11/22/2013, 08:11 pm

In an in-depth interview with Charlie Rose, Apple's Ive and design superstar Newson riff on what makes good design so challenging, and why they chose the items up for bid in the pair's (RED) charity auction.


Apple looking to expand Reuse and Recycling Program to emerging markets, calls it 'mega trend'

11/22/2013, 05:11 pm

A listing on the Jobs at Apple website reveals the company is looking to bring its Reuse and Recycling Program to emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America-Caribbean regions.


Tim Cook vetoes Apple Retail plan to open additional stores on Thanksgiving, gives workers holiday off

11/22/2013, 04:11 pm

Last week, over the objections of Retail Market Directors, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook canceled plans to open several stores on Thanksgiving, citing the importance of allowing retail employees to be with their families over the holiday.


Jurors credit CPA witness for Apple's $290M victory in Samsung patent retrial

11/22/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's expert witness on damages, a certified public accountant from Chicago, was the person who sealed the iPhone maker's victory in its patent infringement retrial against rival Samsung, according to members of the eight-person jury.


Apple partner Foxconn to invest $40M in robots & research in Pennsylvania

11/22/2013, 08:11 am

Foxconn plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania as part of a $40 million investment by the Taiwan-based electronics maker, which is responsible for building the bulk of Apple's products.


Apple fixes USB HDD issues with AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule firmware update

11/21/2013, 07:11 pm

In a firmware update issued on Thursday, Apple addressed a few minor problems with its newest 802.11ac AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations, including a problem with USB hard drive connectivity.


Apple brings customizable toolbars back to iWork suite for Mac, updates iOS app versions

11/21/2013, 05:11 pm

In a slew of software releases on Thursday, Apple introduced new versions of its iWork apps for both Mac and iOS, while the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule received a firmware update to fix reported issues.


Jury awards Apple $290 million in patent infringement case with Samsung

11/21/2013, 03:11 pm

A jury of eight granted Apple $290 million in damages from rival Samsung on Thursday, in exchange for the South Korean electronics maker copying the patented software and hardware designs of the iPhone and iPad.


As Apple-Samsung trial drags on, jurors deliberate their lunch options

11/21/2013, 10:11 am

More than week into the retrial between Apple and Samsung, jurors are still deliberating how much money to award Apple for patent infringement by Samsung. But the jury has already come to a negative conclusion about their daily sourdough bread sandwiches.


Samsung looks to halt damages retrial after USPTO action invalidates key Apple patent

11/20/2013, 04:11 pm

Samsung on Wednesday filed a motion to stay the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial on the grounds of a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office action that found one of the patents-in-suit invalid.


Apple allegedly shaking up supply chain as manufacturers no longer obtain components

11/20/2013, 12:11 pm

Apple's relationship with original equipment manufacturers has changed in a significant way, as manufacturing partners are no longer responsible for component procurement and production, according to a new report.


Review: Nike+ FuelBand SE

11/20/2013, 03:11 am

Nike's second-generation FuelBand makes progress toward a more complete activity monitor, including support for Bluetooth LE, an improved accelerometer, increased durability and a new iOS app.