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  • iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

    24 April 2014, 8:05 am by: samzenpus

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Christina Bonnington reports that the public is not gobbling up iPads like they used to. Analysts had projected iPad sales would reach 19.7 million but Apple sold 16.35 million iPads, a drop of roughly 16.4 percent since…
  • You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

    23 April 2014, 10:14 am by: Unknown Lamer

    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Apple on Tuesday announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone to download and install pre-release Mac software for the sake of testing and submitting feedback before the public launch. Until Tuesday, Apple charged…
  • How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

    22 April 2014, 8:12 pm by: Soulskill

    alphadogg writes: "Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal – and when – is still the…
  • Apple Fixes Major SSL Bug In OS X, iOS

    22 April 2014, 4:30 pm by: Soulskill

    Trailrunner7 writes: "Apple has fixed a serious security flaw present in many versions of both iOS and OS X and could allow an attacker to intercept data on SSL connections. The bug is one of many the company fixed Tuesday in its two main operating systems,…
  • Apple, Google Vying For Mobile Game Exclusivity

    21 April 2014, 11:18 am by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes "Here's an interesting look at the battle for mobile video game money between Google and Apple. 'Last August, for the launch of "Plants Vs. Zombies 2," a highly anticipated sequel to a popular zombie-survival strategy game, publisher…
  • How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

    15 April 2014, 7:22 pm by: Soulskill

    Velcroman1 writes: "Car stereo salesmen and installers around the country are hoping Apple's CarPlay in-car infotainment system will have a big presence in the aftermarket car stereo industry. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Alpine is making car stereo…
  • Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

    13 April 2014, 10:34 am by: samzenpus

    chicksdaddy (814965) writes "Given Apple's status as the world's most valuable company and its enormous cash hoard, the refusal to offer even meager support to open source and industry groups is puzzling. From the article: 'Apple bundles software from the…
  • Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

    11 April 2014, 9:54 pm by: timothy

    alphadogg (971356) writes "There's a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that's playing out this month: 'Please turn off all cell phones.' For a trial that centers on smartphones…
  • Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

    8 April 2014, 2:12 pm by: Soulskill

    smaxp writes: "If the cable and satellite live television providers were to comment on the latest Amazon Fire TV or reports of the new Google Android and Apple TVs, it would likely be in the voice and character of Charlton Heston: 'We will give up our remotes…
  • Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

    7 April 2014, 10:02 pm by: Unknown Lamer

    theodp (442580) writes "GeekWire reports that a Microsoft researcher's 1991 video could torpedo Apple's key 'slide to unlock' patent, one of 5 patents that the iPhone maker cited in its demand for $40 per Samsung phone. Confronted with what appears to be…
  • Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

    3 April 2014, 12:51 pm by: timothy

    curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming…
  • Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settements

    3 April 2014, 12:51 pm by: timothy

    curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming…
  • Apple Patent Could Herald Interchangeable iPhone Camera Lenses

    1 April 2014, 11:38 am by: timothy

    concertina226 (2447056) writes with this excerpt from IBTimes: "Apple has been granted a patent for interchangeable camera lenses — which could be used on the up-coming iPhone 6. The application was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office in remarkably…
  • Typo Keyboard For iPhone Faces Sales Ban

    30 March 2014, 6:55 pm by: samzenpus

    time_lords_almanac (3527081) writes "BlackBerry is trying to put the kibosh on the Typo, a physical keyboard attachment for iPhone. And they've won the first round, in the form of a sales ban on the attachment. From the article: '"BlackBerry is pleased that…
  • What Apple's iWatch Can Learn From Pebble

    30 March 2014, 4:45 pm by: samzenpus

    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Many believe Apple's iWatch will marry the looks of a luxury wristwatch with the powerful sensors found in today's fitness wristbands, and, of course, familiar elements from the iPhone and iPad shrunken down and reconfigured to…
  • Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

    29 March 2014, 8:04 pm by: Soulskill

    theodp writes: "PandoDaily's Mark Ames reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has denied the final attempt by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe to have the class action lawsuit over hiring collusion practices tossed. The wage fixing trial is slated to begin…
  • Judge OKs Class Action Suit Against Apple For E-Book Price Fixing

    29 March 2014, 12:20 am by: timothy

    An anonymous reader writes "Reuters reports: 'A federal judge in New York granted class certification on Friday to a group of consumers who sued Apple Inc for conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices in violation of antitrust law....The…
  • Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    27 March 2014, 6:19 pm by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes "At an event in San Francisco today, Microsoft Office General Manager Julia White unveiled Office for iPad, featuring Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The new suite, which supports viewing but not editing for free, will go live in…
  • Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

    27 March 2014, 1:18 pm by: timothy

    wiredmikey writes: "Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday. Journalists spotted that ministers at a cabinet meeting were no longer using Apple…
  • Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac

    24 March 2014, 3:34 pm by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced Google Now is coming to the Chrome stable channel for Windows and Mac 'starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks.' This means Google Now notifications will finally be available to desktop and…
  • Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac

    24 March 2014, 3:34 pm by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced Google Now is coming to the Chrome stable channel for Windows and Mac 'starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks.' This means Google Now notifications will finally be available to desktop and…
  • Apple Reportedly In Talks With Comcast For Separate Apple Streaming Path

    24 March 2014, 8:41 am by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes "Apple is reportedly in talks with Comcast to obtain a network pathway dedicated to live and on-demand programming for subscribers of unspecified Apple services. In other words, Apple traffic would be separated from the rest of the…
  • Tor Project: Fake Tor App Has Been In Apple's App Store For Months

    20 March 2014, 4:34 pm by: Unknown Lamer

    itwbennett (1594911) writes "For the past several months Tor developers have unsuccessfully been trying to convince Apple to remove from its iOS App Store what they believe to be a fake and potentially malicious Tor Browser application. According to subsequent…
  • Weak Apple PRNG Threatens iOS Exploit Mitigations

    14 March 2014, 11:51 am by: Soulskill

    Trailrunner7 writes "A revamped early random number generator in iOS 7 is weaker than its vulnerable predecessor and generates predictable outcomes. A researcher today at CanSecWest said an attacker could brute force the Early Random PRNG used by Apple in its…
  • How Steve Jobs Got the iPhone Into Japan

    14 March 2014, 5:26 am by: samzenpus

    hcs_$reboot writes "Masatoshi Son, SoftBank CEO, remembers the early days when he tried to cut a deal with Steve Jobs in order to be the first to offer the not-even-named-iPhone-yet- 'new phone' from Apple, back in 2005. At the time, Son didn't even own a…

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