Apple has rolled out the ability to pay for purchases from their German online Apple Store via PayPal. The feature appears to be limited to Germany at the moment, but could portend a roll out to other countries.
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Google is working to bring a version of its Chrome OS app launcher to the Mac, allowing users access to a collection of web apps normally only accessible via the Chrome browser.
Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony may be considering spinning of its entertainment division in order to help its electronics division to compete more efficiently against Apple and Samsung.
At its I/O keynote earlier this month, Google unveiled its new conversational, Google Now-like voice search for the desktop. The new feature would allow Chrome users to drill down into searches and their results by using only their voice. Today Google has finally started rolling out the feature for Chrome users.
Apple has added five new patent infringement accusations to its ongoing litigation against Samsung. The latest targets are the South Korean company’s new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, and the Google Now service for Android.
It has been a while since Apple has given us anything new – but as of this moment, the Apple Store is down! Tonight, it greets us once more with its cheerful “we’ll be back!” teaser.
Microsoft has long been rumored to be working on a 7-inch version of its Surface tablet, as numerous previous reports have echoed time and time again. According to a recent report from the sometimes-accurate DigiTimes, however, Microsoft may finally be getting serious about the idea, and planning to launch a new 8-inch Surface next month – around the same time as their annual Build developer conference.
Following the discovery of code strings in an OS X 10.8.4 beta revealing that Apple plans to bring gigabit-speed 802.11ac WiFi to future Macs, a new Broadcom chipset has been spotted to add even more evidence to the growing mount. The chip appears to be a custom-designed chip intended for use in an as yet unreleased iMac.
Many people can get by using the basic calendar and reminder functions built-in to iOS. But what if you have the need for various categories, a need for reminders, the ability to print out a report of upcoming appointments and tasks, and to view on the fly how you’re spending your busy day? Enter Schedule Planner Pro for iPhone.
Microsoft took the wraps off of the “Xbox One,” a new console designed to be an all-in-one entertainment console which features a heavy focus on interactive television viewing as well as video gaming.Could this new console be a competitor for the much rumored Apple Television?
Apple has been actively working on bringing additional social network integration to iOS, with the inclusion of Twitter and Facebook integration in iOS 7 serving as the most recent example. According to 9to5Mac, however, iOS 7′s social integration is about to get even stronger, with the addition of system-wide Flickr and Vimeo integration as well!
Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer testified in front of the Senate Committee on Tax Strategies today, and MacTrast has the highlights of their opening comments, and also comments made by others involved in the hearing.
New research has been released showing that Apple’s customer base is the most loyal and devoted of any computer company.
Chinese environmental activist group Friends of the Earth HK claims Apple’s flagship Causeway store in Hong Kong is a major contributor to light pollution in the surrounding area. Friends of the Earth HK says light from the store’s 500 lamps and spotlights can be seen as far as 700 meters away at night.
Apple is once again the number one brand name in the world, as the company once again takes the top spot in the yearly BrandZ ranking of the world’s most valuable corporate brands.
Heads-up, Daft Punk fans – the band’s newest album, Random Access Memories is finally available to purchase and download through iTunes – a great new full-length studio album from the unstoppable French duo!