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  • California Rejects 'Kill Switch' Requirement Legislation for Smartphones

    24 April 2014, 9:54 pm by: Husain Sumra

    California legislators narrowly rejected a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers like Apple to preload and automatically enable antitheft "kill switch" in their phones, according to CNET. The law was backed by California State Senator Mark Leno and…
  • Apple, Google Settle Class-Action Anti-Poaching Lawsuit

    24 April 2014, 3:54 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe have settled the lawsuit levied against them for their anti-poaching agreements, reports Reuters. The settlement was revealed in a court filing, but the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The no-hire agreements…
  • iOS 6 Users on Devices Able to Run iOS 7 Must Upgrade to Fix FaceTime

    24 April 2014, 2:56 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today released a new support document, detailing the issue behind the recent problems some iOS 6 users have been experiencing with FaceTime. According to Apple, a bug resulting from an expired device certificate has rendered FaceTime unusable on older…
  • Apple's Future OS X Names May Include Yosemite, Mammoth, Big Sur, Redwood, Pacific, and More

    24 April 2014, 12:36 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Following recent trademark investigations related to the iWatch, French site Consomac has discovered [Google Translate] that Apple may also be using a pair of shell companies to protect various California-related names in anticipation of future OS X releases.…
  • Tim Cook Auctions Charity Lunch Meeting at Apple HQ

    24 April 2014, 12:30 pm by: Juli Clover

    Charity auction site CharityBuzz is hosting a second listing to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, this time offering a lunch meeting. The auction is the second Cook has volunteered his time for, with last year's…
  • Pioneer Talks CarPlay: Working with Apple, Pricing, and the Future

    24 April 2014, 11:01 am by: Eric Slivka

    Following last month's formal introduction of Apple's CarPlay system for integrating iPhones with in-dash vehicle systems, there were some questions about whether the feature would be able to make its way to aftermarket products or if it would be limited to…
  • Apple Researching Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity Sensors for Mobile Devices

    24 April 2014, 10:05 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    A pair of patent applications published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and spotted by AppleInsider describes how an electronic device such as an iPhone, iPad or even a wristwatch could be used to detect ambient conditions such as temperature,…
  • Updated 11-Inch and 13-Inch MacBook Airs Reportedly Coming Next Week

    24 April 2014, 6:51 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple may be planning to update its MacBook Air line next week, according to a new report from MacGeneration [Google Translate]. Citing reliable sources, the website notes that references have been made towards new devices featuring screens of 11-inches and…
  • Report Claims iPhone 6 Will Feature Curved Display, All-Aluminum Rear Shell

    24 April 2014, 3:22 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple's next-generation iPhone may feature rounded edges and a curved glass display, according to a new report from Mac Otakara [Google Translate]. The Squair Curvaceous Bumper Citing "reliable sources", the publication notes that the iPhone 6's cover…
  • iPhone 6 Size Compared to Galaxy S5 and Other Android Phones

    23 April 2014, 11:33 pm by: Husain Sumra

    With a large bulk of the rumors for the iPhone 6 revolving around its purported increased screen size, there have been a healthy amount of iPhone 6 renderings exploring what the phone could look like and how big it would be compared to the current iPhone 5s.…
  • iPhone 6 Case Compared to iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Galaxy Note 3 in New Video

    23 April 2014, 7:26 pm by: Juli Clover

    We've seen several examples of cases designed for the rumored 4.7-inch version of the upcoming iPhone 6, and in a new video, Unbox Therapy compares a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 case to the iPhone 5s, the Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Note 3, giving us an idea of how the…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: It 'Means More to Us to Get it Right' Than to Be First

    23 April 2014, 5:58 pm by: Juli Clover

    During the question and answer portion of today's financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained why the company has been slow to put products out in 2014, pointing towards the company’s attention to detail and its desire to "perform at a really high…
  • Apple Acquired 24 Companies Over Last 18 Months, 'We're On The Prowl' for More

    23 April 2014, 5:40 pm by: Juli Clover

    During today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has purchased a total of 24 companies over the last 18 months, some that are known and some that remain unknown. Just over half of Apple’s acquisitions have come to light,…
  • Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple Next Week

    23 April 2014, 5:13 pm by: Juli Clover

    During today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company's new retail and online leader, Angela Ahrendts, will be joining Apple next week. Ahrendts first resigned from British luxury fashion house Burberry in October of 2013,…
  • Apple Reports Record March Quarter Results, Splits Stock 7-for-1, and Boosts Share Buyback

    23 April 2014, 4:38 pm by: Jordan Golson

    Apple today announced financial results for the first calendar quarter and second fiscal quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share, compared to revenue of…
  • Apple Leaves Users Vulnerable By Not Fixing iOS and OS X Security Issues Simultaneously

    23 April 2014, 3:34 pm by: Juli Clover

    Notable computer security researcher Kristin Paget, who worked on Apple's security team before leaving for Tesla in early 2014, has taken to her blog (via Ars Technica) to criticize Apple for fixing more than a dozen security flaws in iOS weeks after patching…
  • GameStop Expanding Beyond Video Games with Aggressive Growth Plans for 'Simply Mac' Stores

    23 April 2014, 12:09 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Major video game retailer GameStop is making a significant push to broaden its business, expanding its retail operations with new brands and stores that will focus on Apple gear and AT&T Mobility products, reports The Star-Telegram. While the diversification…
  • References to Siri for Apple TV Found in iOS 7.1 Code

    23 April 2014, 10:38 am by: Eric Slivka

    Amid persistant rumors that Apple is developing a revamped Apple TV set-top box, new code appearing in iOS 7.1 indicates that the company is indeed working on building in support for Siri voice input on the Apple TV, as highlighted by 9to5Mac. The references…
  • Apple's New 'Powerful' iPhone 5s Micro-Site Profiles Apps from Latest TV Ad

    23 April 2014, 9:21 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple today unveiled a new section on its website dedicated to the "Powerful" ad that made its prime time television premiere on Tuesday. The commercial promotes the message that with the capabilities of the iPhone 5s "You're more powerful than you think."…
  • Sprint to Make All Devices Launched After February 11, 2015 Unlockable

    23 April 2014, 6:10 am by: Richard Padilla

    In an updated unlocking FAQ found on its website (via Android Police), Sprint has stated that it will make all of its devices released after February 11, 2015 unlockable for use on other domestic networks such as AT&T or T-Mobile. The move is a part of the…
  • Apple Fixes FaceTime on Older Versions of OS X, iOS 6 Still Not Working

    23 April 2014, 12:19 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple tonight released an update for FaceTime on OS X [Direct Link], which resolves connections issues and is recommended for all FaceTime users currently running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The connection issues are presumably related to the problems reported…
  • Apple Debuts New 'Powerful' TV Ad Focusing on iPhone 5s [Updated]

    22 April 2014, 10:26 pm by: Husain Sumra

    Apple has debuted a new TV ad alongside Marvel's Agents of SHIELD tonight on ABC called "Powerful". The ad, which was first spotted by 9to5Mac, showcases iPhone 5s owners using the device to enhance their lives in multiple ways. With "Gigantic" by the Pixies…
  • iWatch May Ultimately Replace iPod, No iPod Updates Expected in 2014

    22 April 2014, 8:13 pm by: Jordan Golson

    A research note (via Barrons) from Christopher Caso, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group, reiterates previous analyst reporting about the iWatch, saying Apple is looking to enter production with a pair of screen sizes in the fourth quarter of 2014.…
  • Google Covering Defense Costs and Damage Awards for Four Patents in Apple/Samsung Case

    22 April 2014, 5:33 pm by: Jordan Golson

    Google is covering lawyer fees and potential damage awards with regards to four patents in the ongoing Apple/Samsung patent case, according to a report from Re/code, quoting deposition testimony from a Google attorney that Apple introduced in court today.…
  • Apple Allowing Non-Developers to Apply for OS X Beta Program

    22 April 2014, 4:26 pm by: Juli Clover

    Alongside iOS 7.1.1, Apple has introduced a new OS X beta program that will see non-developers given an opportunity to download OS X betas before they are released to the public. Previously, participating in OS X betas required a developer account, priced at…

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