Ever wonder how Apple started, and how it got to where it is today? Here’s a little middle of the day viewing for you. The history of Apple in just three minutes.
Apple seeded iOS 8.2 Beta 3 (build 12D5452a) to developers on Thursday. Apple also released Xcode 6.2 Beta 3 With WatchKit.
Following the attack by hackers, Sony Pictures is “stuck in 1992.” A source inside Sony tells TechCrunch that the squeal of the fax machine, and the low murmur of co-workers that are now forced to speak face-to-face have replaced the sound of incoming email and text messages. However, iOS and Mac users have fared better.
Jimmy Fallon celebrated the holiday season by giving every member of his studio audience a free iPad Air 2 during Wednesday’s taping of The Tonight Show.
District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has ruled that the Steve Jobs video deposition that played a key role in the iPod/iTunes antitrust trial Apple faced last week will not be released to the public.
Apple’s (Product) RED promotions over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend brought in $20 million for the fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Apple offered a (RED) section in their App Store, as well as donating a portion of all retail and online store sales from the big shopping weekend.
Apple has given us a peek behind the scenes of the making of their new holiday ad “The Song”. The ad focuses on a young woman who who unearths an old record, apparently a gift from her grandmother to her grandfather from the 1950s:
Apple has seeded new betas of their Safari browser to developers. Versions include Safari 8.0.3 beta for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.3 beta for Mavericks, and Safari 6.2.3 beta for Mountain Lion.
The Federal Court of Canada agreed on Wednesday to politely order Apple Canada to turn over documents to the Competition Bureau as part of an investigation into whether Apple unfairly used its market power to promote sales of its iPhones.
The “extreme” fluctuations of the ruble has lead to Apple’s halting of online sales in Russia. Apple has been scrambling to deal with the swings in the ruble’s value. Last month, the company increased the price of the iPhone 6 by 25% in the country.
The jury deliberating the iTunes/iPod DRM case against Apple returned its verdict on Tuesday, and it has decided that Apple is not guilty of harming consumers with its security measures on iTunes and its iPod music player starting in 2006.
Some of the judges in Apple’s appeal of last year’s e-books verdict seem to sympathize with some of the company’s arguments in the case. Apple has argued that its deals with publishers helped, not hurt, competition.
Google today released their “Year in Search” feature, which highlights the most popular searches for 2014. Believe it or not, Apple ranked highly among the most trending searches in the Consumer Electronics category, as the “iPhone 6″ took the #1 spot, the “Apple Watch” grabbing #8, and the “iPad Air” settling in at #10.
During the holiday season, Apple traditionally gives gifts to their employees to thank them for their hard work during the year. This year some employees are receiving a custom black Incase backpack with a white Apple logo.
ShopKeep has announced an update to its point-of-sale app to support Apple Pay mobile payments. The company is also offering free Apple Pay-compatible hardware to new merchants who sign up for its system.
As seems traditional at this time of year, Apple’s retail stores will be repurposing their Genius Bars for use as additional product space, customer pick-ups, and other purposes as Apple looks to streamline the holiday shopping experience for its customers….