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Murder Suspect Asked Siri For Help Hiding The Body

Posted on 13/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A murder suspect apparently asked Apple’s virtual assistant Siri for help in hiding the body of his victim. The accused also used his flashlight app on his iPhone for a total of 48 minutes on the same day.

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Virtual Reality Headset Oculus Rift Offers SDK for Mac

Posted on 13/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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There’s good news for Mac users who are hoping to develop software for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset platform. The Facebook-owned Oculus has released an update to their software SDK, and it adds support for OS X.

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Apple Prepares to Rollout Healthkit Dev Tools to U.S. Health Pros

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Reuters reports that Apple is preparing to rollout its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the United States. The company has been in talks with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system.

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Apple Offers $25 iTunes Gift Card With Purchase of Apple TV

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is promoting its popular Apple TV set-top box by offering a free $25 iTunes Gift Card with each Apple TV purchase. The gift card can be used to purchase anything Apple offers in its iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.

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California Senate Passes Cellphone “Kill Switch” Bill

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Monday saw the California State Senate pass a bill to aid in protecting against smartphone theft by requiring all smartphones sold in the state to have a “kill switch” turned on automatically when a phone is first activated.

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Apple Suppliers Reported to Be Gearing Up For Next-Gen iPad Air Production

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Bloomberg reports that Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for production on the next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini models. The publication says production for the iPad Air 2 is underway, and the 9.7-inch tablet will debut sometime late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter. Production of the 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini 2 is said to be ready to kickoff soon.

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Court Deals Apple a Blow in New VirnetX FaceTime Patent Suit

Posted on 11/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple was dealt a setback late last week, as it prepares to defend itself from another FaceTime patent lawsuit by “patent holding firm” VirnetX. The presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple’s motions to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX’s patent claims.

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Intel Shares Details About MacBook-Bound 14nm Broadwell Core M Chips

Posted on 11/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has been holding off on any major updates to its MacBook lineup of laptops, because it has been waiting for the release of Intel’s upcoming Broadwell chip. The Broadwell is small, fanless, and is expected to be the most energy efficient Intel processor yet.

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Judge Rejects $324M Settlement in Anti-Poaching Class-Action Lawsuit

Posted on 08/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Judge Lucy Koh has rejected a settlement reached earlier this year by workers and Apple, Google, Adobe and other tech companies they had worked at over an anti-poaching agreement between the companies. CNN reports that Jude Koh has ruled the settlement amount was not high enough, and should actually be at least $380 million.

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