A 40-page plan of action drawn up by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development was revealed at the G20 summit in Moscow on Friday. A global economic team of 20 nations has endorsed a proposal to rein in tax avoidance practices used by Apple, Google, and other firms.
Apple has reportedly acquired Locationary, a crowdsourced service that can manage databases of locations, merge duplicate information, and remove outdated entries.
It’s a little irritating to have to start over in Angry Birds when you load it to a new device, isn’t it? Well fear not, oh wailing masses! Rovio has felt your pain, and has released “Rovio Account.”
The entire staff of DigiTimes must constantly be nursing severe cases of whiplash. The publication with the questionable track record has now reversed course on previous reports about delayed Retina display iPad mini release dates, and now says the device will be released in October. OW! My neck!
VLC has made its return to the iOS App Store. The popular media player was available in the App Store a few years back, but it was removed over copyright issues with the GPL license.
CNET reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will today test Apple’s Activation Lock feature to see how it holds up against thieves.
Free apps continue to grow in popularity, as a new study shows that iPhone users spend an average of only 19 cents per app download, and Android users spend only 6 cents per download.
A report by The New York Times on Thursday says Time Warner Cable is working on an application for the Apple TV set-top box that will allow their cable service subscribers to stream both live and on-demand content without the need for a standard cable box.
An Apple patent published today suggest the possibility that the much-rumored fingerprint sensor for the company’s iPhone 5S may reside in the phone’s display screen, instead of the home button as many have previously suggested.
Apple is reported to still be aggressively hiring for their smart watch project, and now 9to5Mac has published a lengthy article detailing a number of Apple’s recent hires, particularly those hires from the health sensor field.
Verizon jumped on the early device upgrade program bandwagon Thursday, as they have unveiled their own smartphone upgrade program, dubbed “Edge.” The program offers subscribers the ability to upgrade to a new handset after six months.
It’s time again for the part of the show we all know and love, “Rumors from DigiTimes.” The publication with the iffy track record reported on Wednesday that Apple has recently stepped up IC orders, while in a second report, they claim Apple has been in discussions with LG about “Ultra HDTV” screens.
iPhone activations at Verizon grew 44% in the second quarter of 2013, Reaching 3.9 million activations, beating analyst predictions of 3.5 million. The popular smartphone from Apple grabbed over half of all smartphones sales at Verizon.
Apple, Google, Facebook, and other tech heavyweights took a hit to their reputations earlier this year by the National Security Agency’s PRISM scandal, and now they are joining forces to demand more transparency regarding NSA requests and surveillance.
Google has released a major update to its Chrome browser for iOS, bringing the version up to 28. The updated brings a number of new features and enhancements, including improved support for sharing between other Google iOS apps (including the ability to open links in Google’s apps rather than Mobile Safari).
Just one week after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta was unleashed on developers, Apple has now begun seeding their fifth OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta. The update bears a build number of 12F23 – just three builds newer than the previous build. The minimal change in build numbers, and the decrease in time between updates suggests that Apple is likely nearly ready to release the update to the public.