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  • AAPL closes at 52-week high, approaches all-time record

    19 August 2014, 10:51 pm

    Apple's stock closed on Tuesday with a new 52-week high, and at one point in the day threatened to top its all-time highest stock price (based on straight split-adjustment). It officially closed at $100.53, not far from its all-time split-adjusted high of…
  • Briefly: Genius HS-920BT headphones, Tylt Syncable-Duo cable

    19 August 2014, 9:39 pm

    Genius announced a new set of stereo headphones today, giving consumers another option in the world of Bluetooth listening devices. The HS-920BT on-ear headphones feature 40mm drivers with a sensitivity of 116dB, an impedance of 32ohms and a frequency response…
  • RootMetrics: Verizon top carrier in performance, speed, reliability

    19 August 2014, 8:50 pm

    A new study of wireless carriers for the first half emerged today, putting Verizon at the top of the pile in five categories, marking it as the best overall carrier in the United States. Market research firm RootMetrics announced its findings, showing that…
  • Rightscorp wants to halt Internet browsing for repeat piracy culprits

    19 August 2014, 7:30 pm

    It appears that the piracy enforcement group Rightscorp has been looking into a new strategy when it comes to repeat infringers of its client's intellectual property. In an earnings conference call last week, the company revealed a new strategy that it was…
  • Apple VP Eddy Cue puts Los Altos home up for sale

    19 August 2014, 6:58 pm

    Apple Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, recently featured in an Apple diversity video, has listed his four-bedroom home in Los Altos, California for sale. The 3,721-square-foot home sits on an 18,295-square-foot lot, and is being listed by…
  • Mailbox makes leap from mobile to Mac as public beta

    19 August 2014, 5:49 pm

    Dropbox has released the first Mac version of Mailbox, its gesture-enabled email client, previously limited to iOS and Android. The Mac software is currently only in public beta, and people must sign up to a waiting list in order to gain access. It does…
  • Latest Xcode 6 SDKs hint at possible iPhone 6 resolutions

    19 August 2014, 5:16 pm

    A PLIST file in the past two Xcode 6 beta SDKs may point at more possible resolutions for the iPhone 6. Specifically the file is connected to the iOS 8 homescreen, and refers to a 16:9 resolution of 414x736. Because the iPhone SDK handles hardware resolutions…
  • Gatekeeper changes unconnected to Dev Center hack, sources say

    19 August 2014, 4:13 pm

    Despite recent claims, a Dev Center security breach may not be why developers are being asked to re-sign Mac apps using OS X Mavericks, sources say. An alternative reason for the switch hasn't been mentioned, but unnamed sources are countering reports…
  • Apple seeds fourth beta of OS X 10.9.5 to developers, AppleSeed

    19 August 2014, 3:27 pm

    Apple has posted a new beta of OS X 10.9.5 for developers and AppleSeed participants, identified as build 13F18. Testing areas remain largely the same -- including Safari, graphics, Thunderbolt, and USB/USB smart cards -- but with the addition of Gatekeeper,…
  • Apple deals: Macs for $1,019 or less

    19 August 2014, 2:59 pm

    Right now at Apple's online store, find bargain prices on refurbished Macs with many priced at $1,019 or less. The refurbished 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage has been reduced to…
  • DealNN: Retina MacBook Pros, 4K HDTVs and more

    19 August 2014, 2:58 pm

    Amazon.com this week cuts the cost on the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro from $2,599 down to $2,250 with free delivery. That $350 discount makes this the lowest price we have seen on this by $150. This MBP features a 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor,…
  • LG Display picked as main display supplier for iPhone 6

    19 August 2014, 2:22 pm

    Apple has picked LG Display as its primary supplier of display panels for the iPhone 6, according to supply chain sources cited by Feng.com. The firm is said to have beat out Samsung, Sharp, and Japan Display for the bulk of orders. Otherwise, however, it's…
  • Volvo, Mercedes-Benz delay CarPlay support into 2015

    19 August 2014, 1:35 pm

    Two of the core automakers supporting Apple's CarPlay -- Volvo and Mercedes-Benz -- have both confirmed that they won't have vehicles with the technology in 2014, despite earlier promises. "As of now, we do not support CarPlay in our series production cars,"…
  • AMD officially launches OCZ partnership with Radeon R7 SSD line

    19 August 2014, 12:35 pm

    AMD today announced its previously rumored technology partnership with Toshiba-owned OCZ Storage Solutions for AMD Radeon-branded Solid State Drives (SSDs). Launching the range is the AMD Radeon R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB or 480GB capacities....
  • iOS 8 beta 6 exclusive to testing partners, report says

    19 August 2014, 12:26 pm

    A sixth beta of iOS 8 has been issued, but only to Apple's testing partners, BGR says it has learned. The firmware is allegedly being withheld from developers because Apple is so close to the gold master stage. Testing partners must approve or reject beta 6 by…
  • Parallels Desktop 9 failing to load under latest Yosemite preview

    19 August 2014, 11:50 am

    Yesterday's Developer Preview 6 release of OS X Yosemite is breaking Parallels Desktop 9, users complain. After DP6 is installed, Desktop 9 is simply refusing to run. The issue appears to involve the dispatcher service failing to load, as a temporary solution…
  • Brother unveils six new monochrome laser printers for SOHO

    19 August 2014, 11:30 am

    Printer manufacturer Brother today introduced a new line of monochrome laser printers and all-in-ones for the Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) market. Introduced today are the HL-L2320D, HL-L2360DW, and HL-L2380DW stand-alone black and white laser printers.…
  • iTunes Festival London adds 21 more acts to lineup

    19 August 2014, 11:04 am

    Apple has added another 21 acts to the list performing at next month's iTunes Festival in London. Some of the better-known additions include Jenny Lewis, Elbow, Paolo Nutini, David Gray, The Script, Jessie Ware, Ryan Adams, First Aid Kit, and Lenny Kravitz.…
  • iPhone 6 may support 150Mbps LTE-A, rumor claims

    19 August 2014, 10:29 am

    Continuing a series of rumors, Chinese repair firm GeekBar is claiming that the iPhone 6 will also use a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which supports LTE-A, but only up to 150Mbps. That would be an improvement over the 100Mbps in the iPhone 5s, but half the full…
  • Epson launches SOHO EX7235 and EX7230 Pro projectors

    19 August 2014, 9:38 am

    Projector manufacturer Epson today introduced two new EX Pro series projectors, delivering high brightness and advanced connectivity options, including built-in wireless projection and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) support. The new EX7235 Pro and EX7230…
  • Apps: PDFpen, PopChar X, Tablatures

    19 August 2014, 8:58 am

  • Briefly: Nguyen's Swing Copter, Dr. Dre accepts ALS challenge

    19 August 2014, 2:24 am

    Apple employee and Beats CEO Dr. Dre took time out from the filming of a biopic on his original band, entitled Straight Outta Compton, to answer the challenge of Apple CEO Tim Cook and get a bucket of ice water poured on his head as part of a fundraising drive…
  • Report: Dev Portal security breach prompted Gatekeeper change

    19 August 2014, 12:00 am

    An unidentified Twitter user is claiming that recent changes to Gatekeeper in OS X Mavericks and OS X Yosemite which has forced developers to re-sign their app credentials is actually the result of a security breach that successfully pilfered the Gatekeeper…
  • Sprint releasing Family Share Pack, offers special pricing, data caps

    18 August 2014, 11:00 pm

    On top of a new single line plan from Verizon today, Sprint has announced its new Family Share Pack offering adjustable data caps to share across 10 lines in a single plan. Sprint's new plan also comes with a bonus for its 20GB tier, as the company is offering…
  • RBC: Apple could sell 75 million 'iPhone 6' units by year's end

    18 August 2014, 10:00 pm

    Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets, who currently forecasts sales of 56 million iPhones in the December quarter, has told investors that depending on availability and features, the next generation of iPhones could sell as many as 75 million units in the…
  • Briefly: Gazelle locks iPhone sell price, Airmail 1.4

    18 August 2014, 9:17 pm

    Gazelle, a company which focuses on buying used phones, has announced a limited offer on locking the current selling value of an iPhone. Until September 9, Gazelle will give customers who wish to sell their current iPhone a locked price value, allowing until…
  • Community Health Systems admits breach, 4.5 million patients affected

    18 August 2014, 7:34 pm

    Today, in a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Community Health Systems (CMS) revealed that it was the victim of a cyber attack that spanned a three month period. According to the filing information, personal information…
  • Discounts: Apple Beats sale, Target iPad minis $100 off

    18 August 2014, 7:30 pm

    Target stores in the US and its online store are now offering first-generation iPad minis at clearance prices, selling the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only model for $199 -- a price that is lower or equal to most competing (but smaller) seven-inch tablets, such as…
  • iPhone Apps: Camera+, RunKeeper, Stitcher Radio

    18 August 2014, 5:59 pm

  • Apple UK giving out five free magazine issues a day via Newsstand

    18 August 2014, 4:30 pm

    To promote the App Store's Newsstand section, Apple UK is now giving away five free magazine issues a day through August 22. Shoppers are limited to issues selected by Apple, however. The promotion involves single, but complete, issues of the magazines in…

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