08/13/2014, 03:08 pm
As it looks to rebound after years of slumping performance, old-guard Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard reportedly held talks with relative newcomers Apple and Google in recent months to create a new type of "Enterprise Siri" system that would allow its corporate customers to search their document and data troves using their voice.
08/13/2014, 02:08 pm
Customers of car-calling service Uber will no longer need to give their driver directions to their destination, while users of inexplicably popular monovocable messaging app Yo can now add hashtags and attach links to Yos. Also, Apple has seeded a new test build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers.
08/13/2014, 09:08 am
Online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday unveiled Local Register, a new mobile credit card reader and companion app-based payment processing system that allows users to accept plastic payments on their iPhone or iPad.
08/12/2014, 03:08 pm
Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology detailed in its latest quarterly report that companies continue to overwhelmingly prefer Apple's mobile platform over Android or Windows Mobile alternatives. The firm also noted a jump in government adoption of iPads.
08/12/2014, 02:08 pm
A group of former Siri engineers have begun work on a next-generation digital assistant that they say will outsmart any of the current offerings, but some of the goals they claim to be working on have already been reached by Apple's own voice-driven personal assistant.
08/12/2014, 02:08 am
Ahead of Apple's iOS 8 rollout this fall, a report on Tuesday revealed the company has been in talks with major healthcare providers and medical records systems firms over the HealthKit framework, which will serve as a central hub for users' personal health data.
08/11/2014, 04:08 pm
Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.
08/11/2014, 12:08 pm
As Apple gears up to defend itself against another lawsuit from patent holding firm VirnetX, the iPhone maker was dealt a blow late last week after the presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple's motion to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX's patent claims and preventing the use of invalidity as a defense against others.
08/09/2014, 07:08 pm
A new feature discovered in Apple's latest iOS 8 beta release automatically populates the Phone app's Recents list with information about points of interest when dialing out from Maps, applying correct name, addresses and even Yelp data to recent-dialed numbers.
08/07/2014, 11:08 pm
Apple on Thursday kicked off a limited time only promotion for select iOS productivity apps, taking at least 50 percent off popular titles like Scanner Pro, Fantastical 2 and Writer Pro.
08/07/2014, 06:08 pm
It was announced on Thursday that popular iOS and Mac password management app 1Password is on sale for a limited time, and that a future built-for-iOS 8 version with Touch ID support will be available as a free update for existing users.
08/07/2014, 03:08 pm
For iTunes Store customers who purchase content via discount season passes, Apple has begun sending native push notifications in the latest beta of iOS 8 when new content is available -- a change from its previous email alerts.
08/07/2014, 02:08 pm
iPhone and iPad owners can now use Apple's mobile devices to play God with the release of Peter Molyneux's Godus, read business reviews in different languages with Yelp's new built-in Bing translate capabilities, and receive personalized recommendations with Foursquare.
08/07/2014, 11:08 am
Invented by former Apple and Google employees, with the aid of pediatric specialists and Ph.D scientists, Sproutling is the first baby monitor to sense, learn, and predict a baby's behavior, and its creators believe it will make the lives of new parents less stressful.
08/07/2014, 09:08 am
The National Football League on Thursday officially unleashed NFL Now, its new digital content network, bringing football fans personalized video updates from around the league as well as highlights and select live broadcasts -- though games will remain television-only affairs.
08/05/2014, 02:08 pm
Nearly three months after first protecting the "HealthKit" moniker in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Apple has officially filed paperwork to expand that protection to the U.S. and the European Union.
08/05/2014, 01:08 pm
Apple on Tuesday revealed that the month of July was the best ever for its digital software downloads, as the App Store generated more revenue and had more customers make purchases than ever before.
08/04/2014, 01:08 pm
Apple on Monday made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 available to registered developers, bringing bug fixes and stability improvements to the company's next-generation operating systems.
08/04/2014, 10:08 am
The first installment of blockbuster first-person shooter franchise BioShock will make its way to iOS this summer, publisher 2K Games announced on Monday, the latest high-profile console title to reach Apple's mobile platform.
08/04/2014, 03:08 am
In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.