Apple has sent out an email to customers about their state’s upcoming no-tax holiday. The emails, sent to customers in the nine U.S. states with a no-tax holiday, reminds customers that they can buy Apple products, including computers and software – either in their local Apple Stores or online – and pay no sales tax during their state’s no-tax period.
Apple’s support page for Boot Camp was recently update, and included references to both a “Mid 2014″ Mac mini, and a “Mid 2014″ 27-inch iMac.” Both references have reportedly been removed from the page, but a cached version of the page shows both models.
It appears Ford does truly have “a better idea” when it comes to mobile devices for use by its employees, as the car maker is planning to transition away from the use of BlackBerry devices, providing approximately 3,300 workers with iPhones by the end of the year.
An unknown number of MacBooks were stolen last night in a smash-and-grab theft at the Southpoint Mall Apple Store location in Durham, North Carolina. The MacBook units were on display in the front section of the store.
Popcorn Time, the somewhat questionable service that allows you to stream movie torrents just like they were Netflix content, is adding another great feature to their Mac and PC clients. The service will soon add AirPlay ability to both clients, allowing viewing of the torrents on your Apple TV.
Apple filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in California yesterday, to officially end its pursuit of a product sales ban against older Samsung devices.
Apple TV now boasts two more channels in its streaming lineup, as it has today added financial news channel CNBC and the FOX NOW network to its platform.
Apple has expanded AppleCare+ coverage for both iPhones and iPads to customers in both Mexico and Sweden, further expanding international availability of the extended warranty program.
As expected, Apple today debuted refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch models of the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The new models feature faster Intel Haswell CPUs. and all 13-inch models now boast 8 GB of RAM standard, while the 15-inch models see their RAM boosted to 16 GB.
Hudson’s Bay Company has announced today that it is deploying iBeacons to some of its 130 The Bay and Lord & Taylor department store locations across the US and Canada. iBeacons are Bluetooth LE beacons that send shoppers location-aware, targeted notifications.
Apple has reportedly made a move to improve its streaming media services by buying personalized talk radio app Swell for $30 million.
Apple confirmed on Friday that it had acquired book analytics firm BookLamp – a “Pandora for Books” – back in April to bring improved discovery and analytics to its iBookstore digital book store.
Late August should see the kickoff of a new program at Apple’s retail stores, which will allow customers to purchase a new iPhone via the latest carrier upgrade programs. Currently, any iPhones purchased at an Apple retail location must either be bought via a two-year contract, or at full-price for unlocked models.
If standing in line at a hotel to check-in isn’t your idea of a good time, (and if it is, what the hell is wrong with you?), the latest news from the Hilton hotel chain will be welcome news. Starting next year, you’ll be able to avoid the front desk completely, by checking in electronically, and using your iPhone as your room key.
Apple released a beta version of OS X Yosemite to the public on Thursday, and since then the share of web traffic generated by the beta OS has doubled.
The European Commission has approved Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The commission felt comfortable that the merger “did not raise concerns because the combined (headphone) market share of Apple and Beats Electronics is low.”