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  • California court denies Apple injunction against Samsung products

    27 August 2014, 5:03 pm

    The US District Court for the Northern District of California has denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung products accused of violating three of its patents. Although the court and a jury found that Samsung did indeed infringe Apple IP -- including…
  • Fifth OS X 10.9.5 beta goes out to developers

    27 August 2014, 4:20 pm

    A little over a week after the last one, Apple has issued a new beta of OS X 10.9.5 to developers. The code is identified as build 13F24. Areas of testing focus remain unchanged, and include Safari, graphics, Thunderbolt support, and USB/USB smart cards....
  • T-Mobile adds six music streaming services to Music Freedom program

    27 August 2014, 3:50 pm

    T-Mobile is expanding its Music Freedom program, almost doubling the number of music streaming services which can be used by subscribers without touching their LTE allowance. The seven existing music services, including iTunes Radio, Pandora, and Spotify, have…
  • iWatch announcement due in September, not October, report says

    27 August 2014, 3:01 pm

    Apple is planning to announce the iWatch at its September 9th iPhone event, rather than in October as was originally anticipated, says Re/code's John Paczkowski. It's not clear whether Apple accelerated its schedule or if October was just a loose target. In…
  • Apple on Campus program no longer available in Belgium, Switzerland

    27 August 2014, 2:33 pm

    The Apple on Campus program -- which lets students buy discounted Macs and accessories through their school -- has been halted in Belgium and Switzerland, according to Apple officials. "Yes, Apple on Campus was stopped. However, the Apple Education Store…
  • Briefly: PayPal's 25 percent off UK iTunes cards, DJ Player updated

    27 August 2014, 1:56 pm

    PayPal is currently offering digital iTunes cards at 25 percent off for UK customers. Users can purchase iTunes codes to redeem for music, films, TV programs, games, apps and more from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store and the App Store. Content purchased can be…
  • Online Apple store now offering iPhone upgrades via AT&T Next

    27 August 2014, 1:07 pm

    Apple's US online store is now offering iPhone shoppers the chance to purchase a device via an AT&T Next upgrade plan, instead of just choosing a two-year contract or going unlocked. Previously, people on a Next plan had to upgrade through AT&T itself. Apple's…
  • Dropbox streamlines Pro account to single $9.99 1TB subscription

    27 August 2014, 12:11 pm

    Cloud storage service Dropbox has drastically updated its paid offerings, changing not only the pricing, but also adding new features to the subscription. The new Pro account provides a large 1 terabyte allocation of cloud storage to customers, far more than…
  • Apps: LaunchBar, Cocktail, Cyberduck

    27 August 2014, 11:25 am

  • Thinner MacBook Air's release window is nebulous, sources say

    27 August 2014, 11:12 am

    Despite earlier reports, the release window for a thinner MacBook Air -- possibly with a 12-inch screen -- is now ambiguous, according to Digitimes. Taiwanese supply chain sources say that the machine will ship "possibly at the end of 2014 or in 2015,"…
  • Minnesota set to deploy 40,000 iPads to students

    27 August 2014, 2:07 am

    Even as questions arise about the LA Unified School District's handling of its botched and now-abandoned iPad program, Apple continues to win school districts over to the tablet. The St. Paul School District in Minnesota is launching a program that will offer…
  • Cook upbeat on future of iPad in new interview

    27 August 2014, 12:00 am

    In a brief but new interview with Walter Mossberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook dismisses concerns that the tablet market has peaked. Addressing the two quarters of slight declines in iPad sales, Cook said that he'd "call what's going on recently a speed bump, and I've…
  • Briefly: iAd changes, TrueTone camera flash redesign for iPhone?

    27 August 2014, 12:00 am

    Apple continues to tweak its iAd mobile advertising platform, now offering new formats, including full-screen interstitial ads (as often seen on iTunes Radio in iTunes) as well as Facebook-style "pre-roll" videos where video clips begin playing silently until…
  • Briefly: T-Mobile iPhone sale, Otterbox exploring buyout

    26 August 2014, 9:30 pm

    Starting on Wednesday, T-Mobile will offer a discount of up to $50 off the full price of all iPhones, according to a leaked internal memo. The offer will not affect subsidized iPhones, but applies to "device only" (no contract) sales. The discount will vary…
  • Automattic strengthens WordPress with BruteProtect acquisition

    26 August 2014, 8:02 pm

    Automattic, the company responsible for the WordPress blog platform, announced today that it acquired BruteProtect. The pick up will allow the company to strengthen security of the WordPress platform through its Jetpack service, without additional cost to…
  • USA Today iOS app reveals future CarPlay compatibility update

    26 August 2014, 7:19 pm

    The USA Today newspaper app for iOS is temporarily removing the program's ability to feature audio versions of top articles, revealing that the reason is due to a change of serving technology needed to prepare a forthcoming update of the app to be…
  • Uber testing 10-minute food delivery service UberFresh in California

    26 August 2014, 6:10 pm

    Ride share service Uber is apparently looking to expand into some other functions, as the company is testing a service dubbed UberFresh starting today. The program is attempting to deliver lunch to people in a short time frame, utilizing a menu specific to the…
  • Briefly: Watch ABC iOS app adds AirPlay, BitTorrent Sync 1.4

    26 August 2014, 6:07 pm

    American television network ABC has updated its content streaming app for iOS. Watch ABC allows its users to view the network's shows, sports content, news and weather reports on demand - so long as a participating cable TV provider account is used to sign in…
  • Slumping iPad sales a 'speed bump,' according to Cook

    26 August 2014, 6:04 pm

    Flattening iPad sales during the last two quarters are nothing to worry about, says Apple CEO Tim Cook in a new interview. "We couldn't be happier with how we've done with the first four years of the iPad," he tells Re/Code's Walt Mossberg. "I'd call what's…
  • Seagate reveals first 8TB hard drive for enterprise

    26 August 2014, 5:43 pm

    Storage solutions provider Seagate today announced it is shipping the world's first 8TB hard disk drive. The five-platter enterprise-oriented drive is in limited availability right now to "select customers," with wide scale availability next quarter, and a…
  • HP announces four new e-All-in-One printers for business, home use

    26 August 2014, 5:30 pm

    Four new e-All-in-One printers were announced by HP today, adding a few new options for consumers and businesses looking to add a printer that can be used with a number of devices. HP has said that it is adding three low-cost options to the Envy line for…
  • Giant 12.9-inch iPad going into production by Q1 2015, sources say

    26 August 2014, 5:25 pm

    Apple suppliers are preparing to build a long-rumored 12.9-inch iPad, with production scheduled to start by the first quarter of 2015, sources tell Bloomberg. The unnamed sources don't have any further details on the tablet, except that Apple has been working…
  • Apple's Beats Music launches iTunes Festival contest

    26 August 2014, 4:30 pm

    Apple-owned Beats Music has launched a US contest to promote itself and next month's iTunes Festival in London. The #GoWithMe promotion offers 25 winners a chance to take a friend to see one of five concerts. Options include Kiesza, Calvin Harris, Pharrell…
  • Quick Start guide may show design, announcement date for iPhone 6

    26 August 2014, 3:33 pm

    French site Nowhereelse has published a photo of what it claims is the Quick Start guide for the iPhone 6. If authentic, the guide shows the layout of the device, including a sleep/wake button relocated from the top to the side, presumably because of the…
  • Forums: stubborn files, encryption keys and more

    26 August 2014, 3:24 pm

    Yesterday, Mac Elite "jeff k" took to the MacNN forums looking for assistance with trying to figure out why a stubborn file won't clear out of the trash can. Mac Elite "rotuts" sparked a conversation about apps that can be used to catalog hard drive file usage…
  • Apple deals: iMacs as low as $1,099

    26 August 2014, 3:23 pm

    Right now at Apple's online store, find big savings on refurbished iMac models. A $200 price cut can be had on the 21.5-inch iMac with a 2.7GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive, now $1,099. For $1,399 is a 21.5-inch iMac originally…
  • DealNN: Mac minis, hard drives and headphones

    26 August 2014, 3:20 pm

    This week at Adorama.com, get the Mac mini desktop computer for the reduced price of $879 with free shipping. That's $20 less than the retail price, and the lowest price we have seen on this Mac model by the same price margin. This Mac mini features a 2.6GHz…
  • Rogers, Shaw plan November launch for Shomi streaming service

    26 August 2014, 2:43 pm

    Canadian cable companies Rogers and Shaw are preparing to open up its own streaming video equivalent to Netflix later this year. Shomi is a subscription video-on-demand service which will provide movies and TV show streams, which the two companies plan to…
  • Verizon draining remaining 32GB iPhone 5c stocks, source says

    26 August 2014, 2:16 pm

    Verizon is deliberately letting its remaining 32GB iPhone 5c inventory run dry, a source tells AppleInsider. The carrier has allegedly "retired" the model, as it prepares for Apple to launch new iPhones next month. The Verizon online store is in fact already…
  • Google releases Chrome 37 for Windows, Mac, Linux

    26 August 2014, 1:30 pm

    Google has released Chrome 37 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The biggest change affects only Windows users, in the form of DirectWrite support for better font rendering. Previously, Chrome for Windows depended on the Graphics Device Interface, and Google…

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