Apple is reportedly luring hundreds of engineers and supply-chain managers from rival tech firms as is prepares to speed up the creation and release cycles of its products. The hiring spree is said to be focused on China and Taiwan, and has targeted employees from such firms as HTC.
Apple has announced its rebranded “CarPlay” iOS vehicle integration feature at the Geneva International Motor Show. The feature, previously known as “iOS in the Car,” allows an iPhone to take over the console display in a vehicle, thus providing Siri-controlled access to navigation, music, phone, and messaging features.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday that total sales of the Apple TV jumped to over $1 billion in 2013.
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The International Business Times is reporting that detectives, investigating the killing of Reeva Steenkamp – girlfriend of double-amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius – Have traveled to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California to seek their help in accessing the athlete’s iPhone.
A report this morning says Apple is offering a $25 iTunes Gift Card to anyone who purchases an Apple TV from their retail stores. The promotion is scheduled to end March 5th.
Some Mac users are reporting that after applying the OS X 10.9.2 update to their Mac, they’ve discovered that AirPlay Mirroring and extension of desktops to external displays is “broken.”
Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone 5s update to improve the device’s Touch ID fingerprint recognition, potentially fixing a “fading” issue that some users are reporting.
Apple added Kendrick Lamar to the lineup of its upcoming iTunes Festival SXSW on Thursday. Supporting acts ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Band of Skulls and Capital Cities were also been added.
Apple is reportedly readying a new retail store in Dayton, Ohio, set to open by the end of the year. The Dayton Business Journal and ifoAppleStore report the store will occupy space formerly occupied by ladies clothing retailer Lane Bryant in The Greene shopping center.
Apple and Google are reported to be meeting with the European Commission to discuss concerns over in-App purchases. The EU would like both companies to provide solutions to protect customers from errant costly in-app purchases made in the most part by children.
Apple has issued a SMC update for their new Mac Pro, version 2.0. The update fixes bugs that prevented detection of USB drives at startup, and enables Power Nap to update the system without spinning up the fan.
A controversial bill that would have allowed business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians has been vetoed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Apple and a number of major corporations and groups had banded together in an attempt to convince Brewer to veto the legislation.
Apple has topped Fortune’s annual “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the seventh year in a row. Amazon, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, and Starbuck followed Apple on the list. Apple earned an overall score of 7.94, easily besting Amazon, which scored a 7.09.
If you own a Mac that still runs OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, this is probably a good time to start thinking about updating it to a later version, as it appears Apple is finished supporting the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.
Apple has released an update for iTunes, version 11.1.5. The update fixes a crashing bug, and also improves support for iBooks for Mac in Mavericks.