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  • How Apple and Google plan to reinvent healthcare

    22 July 2014, 9:11 am by: Ben Popper

    Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a…
  • 'One more thing': ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff

    22 July 2014, 7:55 am by: Vlad Savov

    A man wearing a black top and denim jeans stands on stage promising to unveil "one more thing." As much as that might sound like the familiar finale to an Apple keynote, it's actually Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun building up to the announcement of his company's new Mi…
  • Apple has ordered over 70 million new iPhones ahead of launch: WSJ

    21 July 2014, 8:55 pm by: Josh Lowensohn

    Apple's reportedly put in its biggest order yet for new iPhones, says The Wall Street Journal. While numerous reports have said production of Apple's next iPhone models is set for August, The Journal now says it's going to the largest ever, with somewhere…
  • Best New Apps: Overcast for iPhone

    21 July 2014, 12:30 pm by: Sam Byford

    If you have an iPhone, you should download Overcast, the new podcast app from Instapaper creator and Tumblr co-founder Marco Arment. Podcast clients are a crowded category, of course, and it's harder than ever to stand out now that Apple offers its own free…
  • Google will stop calling games 'free' when they offer in-app purchases

    18 July 2014, 10:58 am by: Jacob Kastrenakes

    Google has agreed to add protections around games' in-app purchases to ensure that children won't rack up unwanted charges on their parents' credit cards. The changes come at the request of the European Commission, which has been investigating the ongoing…
  • Apple's longest-serving board member steps down

    17 July 2014, 4:59 pm by: Nathan Ingraham

    Apple will report its quarterly earnings on July 22nd, but the company just announced a bit of a board shake-up ahead of that — Bill Campbell, the company's longest-tenured board member, is retiring after 17 years of service. He'll be replaced by Sue L.…
  • Apple to pay $450 million in ebooks antitrust suit with US states

    16 July 2014, 12:42 pm by: Josh Lowensohn

    Apple will pay $450 million as part of the US state lawsuit against it claiming the company conspired to raise the price of ebooks to consumers. Pending an appeal effort from Apple, $400 million of that could be going back to consumers, which would add to an…
  • IBM is Apple's simplest solution to selling more iPads

    16 July 2014, 10:14 am by: Vlad Savov

    Apple and IBM are now partners. Having once defined the opposing sides of the personal computer coin, the two American giants are now uniting in a wide-ranging partnership to transform the business world. Playing to their strengths, one will provide iPhones,…
  • Apple and IBM partner to make iOS king of the office

    15 July 2014, 4:44 pm by: Chris Welch

    Apple and IBM have just announced what the companies describe as a "landmark partnership" designed to "redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change." Put more simply, they're aiming to…
  • Apple engineers are now blogging about Swift

    11 July 2014, 2:59 pm by: Josh Lowensohn

    Apple employees blogging about something publicly is not a usual occurrence, but that's what's happening with engineers who have built Swift, the company's new programming language. Today the company quietly launched a new blog for Swift that promises to…

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