Sunday morning saw a lengthy email memo from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the company’s employees that reflected on 2013 and looked forward to the upcoming year of 2014.
It’s been known for some time that Google’s Android platform was largely inspired by Apple’s iPhone. A fascinating excerpt from Fred Vogelstein’s new book, Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, casts some even more interesting light on just how badly the iPhone made Google crap their pants.
If you let your inner Miley Cyrus loose and twerk in front of your MacBook occasionally, you may have an unwanted audience.
European Union lawmakers have agreed to a draft resolution stating that all consumer electronics manufacturers must use a common standard battery charger device. Though the law will not take effect until 2017 or so, Apple could eventually be forced to change their Lightning connector to meet the standard.
The OS X 10.9.2 beta which was released to developers on Thursday includes a nice perk, Apple’s FaceTime audio. The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) feature was first introduced on iOS devices via iOS 7.
Thursday saw Apple’s release of a software update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks Sever. The patch fixes an issue which prevented some clients from communicating with VPN services via L2TP connections.
“Weak sales” of Apple’s iPhone 5c may be the issue holding up the finalization of a deal between Apple and the world’s largest wireless provider, China Mobile.
Apple is exploring the use of “layered” maps on it’s devices. An application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) shows the workings of an “Interactive Map,” with numerous layers.
Samsung Plays the ‘Race Card’ As it Asks for a Retrial of The Most Recent Retrial of Apple Patent Case
Samsung attempted to deal from the bottom of the legal card deck as it has played the “race card” in an attempt to get a retrial of the most recent retrial of it’s patent battle with Apple.
Apple has kicked-off sales online for its all-new Mac Pro. Although earlier today orders of the base configuration of the highly anticipated computer were reportedly showing shipping dates of December 30th, they are now showing shipping dates of “February”.
Samsung has already lost to Apple regarding claims that they violated Apple’s patents, with a jury declaring that they indeed ripped off many of Apple’s iPhone design elements (twice!). One would think Samsung would take note and start coming up with their own ideas…but Samsung’s photocopiers are just getting warmed up.
If a report from the semi-reliable publication Digitimes is to be believed, Apple will finally start weaning off its reliance on Samsung for its A-series processors.
If you and your kin are planning to go out and about and bring holiday cheer to the world via caroling, be sure to take your iPad or iPhone with you. Thanks to a great little Google Easter Egg, you’ll find it will come in handy…
AAPL stock has taken a hit this morning as China Mobile failed to make the expected announcement of an iPhone launch on its network.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a business competition watchdog organization, has forced Apple to make modifications to its refund policy to bring it in line with consumer protection legislation in that country.
Apple has announced that their new Mac Pro will be available starting Thursday, December 19th, thereby delivering on their self-imposed December deadline for the release of the completely redesigned computer. Prices start at $2,999 (USD).