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  • 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…
  • iOS 7.1.1 Now Labels Apps with 'In-App Purchases' in Top Charts and Featured Sections

    22 April 2014, 4:18 pm by: Juli Clover

    As part of iOS 7.1.1, released earlier today, Apple has implemented some minor changes to the iOS App Store to make it more clear which apps offer in-app purchases. Apple has provided an "Offers In-App Purchases" disclosure on individual app detail pages…
  • Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 With Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes

    22 April 2014, 12:55 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 to the public, a month and a half after releasing its first major update, iOS 7.1. While iOS 7.1 included several visual tweaks along with the addition of CarPlay, Siri improvements, and Touch ID enhancements, today's minor…
  • Apple's In-Store Reuse and Recycling Program Now Offering Trade-In Credit for Used iPads

    22 April 2014, 11:59 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    As part of a larger green initiative to help consumers recycle old iOS devices, Apple is now expanding its Reuse & Recycling program in the U.S. and Canada to include the iPad, reports 9to5Mac. Apple also is making it easier for consumers to purchase new…
  • Apple May Be Using 'Brightflash' Shell Company to Pursue iWatch Trademark Protection

    22 April 2014, 9:47 am by: Eric Slivka

    Following our report yesterday about Apple expanding its trademark protection to use the "Apple" name in association with jewelry and watches in a number of countries, MacRumors has discovered that Apple may be quietly continuing to pursue trademarks on the…
  • Apple Reportedly Delaying Launch of 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air' Due to Battery Issues

    22 April 2014, 7:37 am by: Richard Padilla

    According to Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times [Google Translate, via G for Games] Apple's larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been delayed and will launch in 2015. The report notes that the company is struggling with finding a sufficient battery that measures…
  • Apple Takes Jab at Samsung in Full Page Earth Day Newspaper Ad

    22 April 2014, 6:38 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple is honoring Earth Day in a new ad found on newspapers across the UK that appears to also include a jab at rival Samsung, reports CNET. The ad, which comes with a headline stating "There are some ideas we want everyone to copy," includes two paragraphs…
  • Apple Now Accepting All Products for Recycling at Retail Stores

    22 April 2014, 3:56 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple will now begin accepting old products for recycling at all of its retail stores worldwide, reports The Associated Press. While the company has had a recycling program for quite some time, the terms for trading in a product would vary by device category.…
  • Apple Retail Store Logos Gain Green Leaves in Honor of Earth Day

    21 April 2014, 8:15 pm by: Juli Clover

    In celebration of Earth Day, which takes place on April 22, Apple has started updating the logos of some of its retail stores with green leaf accents, a departure from the standard white logo. For example, Apple's massive Nanjing East retail store in Shanghai…
  • Leaked Info on Third-Generation Thunderbolt Points to 40Gbps Transfer Speeds

    21 April 2014, 7:15 pm by: Jordan Golson

    Intel's third-generation Thunderbolt technology could see throughput increase to 40Gbps, double the current capacity of Thunderbolt 2, first introduced in Macs last fall, according to leaked information posted on a Chinese technology site [Google Translate].…
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Could Star in Sony's 'Steve Jobs' Biopic, Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct

    21 April 2014, 6:45 pm by: Juli Clover

    Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic may be directed by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes a week after The Social Network director David Fincher failed to reach a deal with Sony, reportedly over fees.…
  • Apple Continues Pursuing Mobile Payment Solution, Seeking to Hire Industry Executives

    21 April 2014, 3:27 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple is continuing with its plans to introduce a mobile payments service and has began interviewing senior payments industry executives to take on roles within the company, reports Re/code. Apple is looking to fill two new positions, focused on building an…
  • Apple Highlights Video Detailing Environmental Friendliness of Campus 2 Project

    21 April 2014, 2:02 pm by: Juli Clover

    As part of the "Better" environmental campaign that was initially unveiled this morning, Apple has posted a video of its Apple Campus 2 project, displaying a series of renderings of the building along with some details on the site from campus designer Norman…
  • Apple Extends Company's Trademark to Include 'Jewelry and Watches'

    21 April 2014, 12:26 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Last June, Apple began registering for trademarks on the "iWatch" name in a number of countries, but since that time the company has been bolstering its trademarks on the actual company name "Apple" to also cover jewelry and watches, MacRumors has discovered.…
  • Apple Launches 'Better' Environmental Campaign, Shares Glimpse of New Nevada Data Center

    21 April 2014, 11:15 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    In advance of Earth Day, Apple overhauled its Environmental Responsibility website with new content that reconfirms the company's dedication to operate its business in a way that is best for the environment. The updated website features a new "Better" video…
  • A&E, History Channel, and Lifetime Channels Added to Apple TV

    21 April 2014, 10:50 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple today has added new channels from A&E Networks to its Apple TV, including A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime. Select Apple TV owners will be able to watch episodes from popular TV shows such as Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and Project Runway. These…
  • Apple and Google Vying for Exclusive Games from Developers With Promotional Perks

    21 April 2014, 12:20 am by: Richard Padilla

    A new report from The Wall Street Journal today highlights the increasing competition between Apple and Google to gain exclusive games for their respective iOS and Android platforms. According to the report, both companies have been offering developers…
  • First Generation Apple TVs Unable to Connect to iTunes

    20 April 2014, 12:10 pm by: Arnold Kim

    Apple's first generation Apple TVs have lost their ability to connect to iTunes and appears to be affecting users worldwide. A lengthy Apple Discussions page shows that the problem started on the 17th of April and has persisted for 1st generation Apple TV…
  • Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables

    18 April 2014, 9:11 pm by: Husain Sumra

    Nike plans to cease making wearable hardware and it has fired the majority of the 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker. Instead, the company will focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke to CNET.…
  • Apple Offering Some Developers Second Chance to Buy Unclaimed WWDC Tickets

    18 April 2014, 6:14 pm by: Jordan Golson

    Apple is offering some developers a chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets, according to a report from 9to5Mac and several Twitter users. Apple has emailed certain developers to offer them WWDC tickets, giving them 24 hours to pay the $1,599 ticket fee. This…
  • Apple's Shazam Partnership Could Boost Advertising Efforts

    18 April 2014, 4:53 pm by: Juli Clover

    Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple has plans to integrate song identification features into iOS 8 through a partnership with audio discovery platform Shazam, but as suggested by media professor Aram Sinnreich, Apple's ambitions may go beyond…

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