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  • FCC Questions Verizon Plan to Throttle Some Unlimited Data Customers

    30 July 2014, 6:40 pm by: Juli Clover

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler today sent a letter [PDF via Gigaom] to Verizon Wireless, questioning its plan to throttle customers that have unlimited data plans during peak usage times. Verizon first announced its intention to…
  • Apple Seeds First OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Beta to Developers

    30 July 2014, 4:05 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today seeded the first build of OS X 10.9.5 to developers, one month after releasing OS X 10.9.4 to the public. The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center. The beta has a build…
  • Revamped Apple TV Debut Likely Delayed Until 2015 Due to Negotiation Difficulties

    30 July 2014, 2:50 pm by: Juli Clover

    For several months now, rumors have continually suggested Apple is working on a revamped Apple TV, which may include capabilities like support for games and apps and expanded access to television content. Every rumored release date has come and gone thus far,…
  • 'Modbook Pro X' Tablet Based on 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Debuts on Kickstarter

    30 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Modbook, the company with a history of offering pen-based Mac tablets using the internals of Apple's notebooks, is announcing a new Kickstarter campaign today to support the launch of a new Modbook Pro X based on the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $150,000…
  • 'Mid 2014' 27-Inch iMac Also Referenced on Apple Support Page

    30 July 2014, 10:48 am by: Eric Slivka

    Following yesterday's spotting of an unreleased "Mac mini (Mid 2014)" on an Apple support page, French site Consomac noticed [Google Translate, via MacPlus] another entry on the same page mentioning a Mid 2014 27-inch iMac model. Both the Mac mini and iMac…
  • Unreleased 'Mid 2014' Mac Mini Referenced on Apple Support Page

    29 July 2014, 3:53 pm by: Juli Clover

    An Apple support page on Boot Camp was updated yesterday to include a mention of a mid-2014 Mac mini, perhaps hinting that a refresh of the desktop computer might be in the works. First noticed by 9to5Mac, a cached version of the support page suggests…
  • 15-Inch Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro Benchmark Shows Decent Entry-Level Speed Gains

    29 July 2014, 3:03 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple's newly refreshed Retina MacBook Pros, released this morning, have already begun showing up in Geekbench benchmarks, offering a look at the performance boost of the updated machines compared to their predecessors. A GeekBench 3 result for the…
  • Apple's Smartphone Market Share Slips as Huawei, Lenovo Make Gains

    29 July 2014, 2:28 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple's growth in the overall worldwide smartphone market continues to slow as it loses ground to smaller Chinese vendors releasing more affordable devices, even as the smartphone market itself grows substantially. According to IDC's latest estimates,…
  • Ford Transitioning From BlackBerries to iPhones for Employees

    29 July 2014, 1:55 pm by: Juli Clover

    Ford Motor Company is planning to transition its corporate employees from BlackBerry to Apple, providing approximately 3,300 workers with iPhones by the end of the year, reports Bloomberg. According to Ford spokesperson Sara Tatchio, Ford is also aiming to get…
  • Rumored iWatch Supplier TPK's Q3 Forecast Falls Flat Amid Reports of Production Issues

    29 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Details discussed during a recent earnings conference call by Apple supplier TPK Holdings suggest the production of the iWatch is behind schedule, reports UDN via GforGames. According to earlier rumors, the iWatch may debut in late 2014 with the latest report…
  • Apple TV Updated with CNBC and FOX NOW Channels

    29 July 2014, 10:17 am by: Eric Slivka

    Apple today added two more channels to the Apple TV, delivering financial news channel CNBC and network FOX NOW to the platform. CNBC offers access to a live stream of the financial channel, as well as on-demand clips from news segments and full episodes of…
  • Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard

    29 July 2014, 5:09 am by: Richard Padilla

    As indicated over the weekend and yesterday, Apple today launched refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros.The new notebooks feature faster versions of Intel's Haswell processors, as all 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard while all…
  • Hilton to Adopt Digital Check-In, Smartphone-Based Room Keys Worldwide

    28 July 2014, 2:52 pm by: Juli Clover

    Hilton Worldwide, a company that operates thousands of hotels around the globe, today announced plans to roll out new mobile-based check-in and room selection tools, as well as digital smartphone-based room keys. Hilton guests will be able to select their…
  • Bare Logic Boards for 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Compared in New Photos

    28 July 2014, 7:38 am by: Eric Slivka

    Following the publication of several photos over the weekend showing what was claimed to be the bare logic board for the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Nowherelse.fr now shares [Google Translate] a new set of photos showing the same part reportedly from the even…
  • Retina MacBook Pro Updates Reportedly Due Tuesday, July 29: Minor Haswell CPU Updates Expected

    28 July 2014, 7:01 am by: Eric Slivka

    Following yesterday's reported spotting of in-store digital signage from an Apple retail store in China showing upgraded specs for the Retina MacBook Pro, MacG.co now claims [Google Translate] the update is set to arrive tomorrow, July 29. The information…
  • Microsoft Launches New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Showing Off Context-Aware Reminders

    28 July 2014, 3:56 am by: Richard Padilla

    Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its new Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, demonstrating how the former is able to perform contextually-aware tasks using a number of services. Titled "Happy Anniversary", the…
  • Apple Close to Acquiring Radio Streaming Service Swell for $30 Million

    28 July 2014, 3:05 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service Swell for about $30 million, reports Re/code. Swell's iOS app launched last year and allows users to listen to streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN and others through a design that emphasizes…
  • Chart Suggests Speed-Bumped 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros with 16GB of RAM Standard Coming Soon

    27 July 2014, 3:16 pm by: Richard Padilla

    Apple may be planning to launch a slightly refreshed line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros complete with faster Haswell processors and 16GB of RAM standard, according to a photo said to have come from the company's Chongqing, China store (via BBS Feng, Google…
  • Bare iPhone 6 Logic Board Surfaces, Claimed to Support NFC and 802.11ac Wi-Fi

    26 July 2014, 10:44 am by: Eric Slivka

    Claimed internal components for the iPhone 6 are beginning to surface with increasing frequency as it is now likely less than two months until launch. In line with those developments, a new set of photos [Google Translate] shared by Nowhereelse.fr reveal what…
  • Apple Acquired 'Pandora for Books' Startup BookLamp In April

    25 July 2014, 8:58 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has acquired BookLamp, a "Pandora for books" startup that aimed to provide personalized book recommendations to readers via specialized algorithms, reports TechCrunch. BookLamp first shut down in April. BookLamp was known for its Book Genome project, a…
  • U.S. House Approves Bill Making Smartphone Unlocking Legal, Obama Pledges to Sign it Into Law

    25 July 2014, 5:24 pm by: Juli Clover

    We're one step closer to being able to legally unlock smartphones again, as the United States House of Representatives today passed legislation that legalizes cell phone unlocking, unanimously voting in favor of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless…
  • Bose Sues Beats for Patent Infringement Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    25 July 2014, 2:49 pm by: Juli Clover

    Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, accusing Beats of infringing on a number of patents related to noise cancellation and other audio technologies (via TechCrunch). The lawsuit accuses Beats Studio and Studio Wireless branded headphones,…
  • OS X Yosemite's Share of Mac Traffic Doubles Following Public Beta Launch

    25 July 2014, 2:24 pm by: Juli Clover

    Following the launch of yesterday's public beta for OS X Yosemite, the operating system's share of global Mac traffic has nearly doubled according to installation numbers from GoSquared. The site has been tracking the usage of OS X Yosemite in real time since…
  • OS X Yosemite Beta Failing to Download for Some Users

    25 July 2014, 1:34 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    After announcing its OS X beta program at WWDC in June, Apple yesterday released the first beta version of the operating system to the public amid favorable reviews. For a growing number of people, the early impressions of OS X have not been positive due to a…
  • Apple's Quarterly Spending Points to Major Product Launches, Significant Revenue Growth

    25 July 2014, 10:21 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Looking at Apple's quarterly SEC quarterly filing, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley believes Apple's revenue is poised to explode in the coming quarters. Huberty based her prediction on increases in Apple's off-balance sheet commitments, which have a historical…

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