Apple seeded the third beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 (build 14C81f) to developers on Friday. The new seed comes just over two weeks after the release of the second beta.
In the wake of an online petition and a class action lawsuit filed in the United States, another class action suit has been filed in Canada against Apple Canada over GPU issues affecting some 15-inch and 17-inch 2011 MacBook Pros equipped with an AMD graphics chip.
A group of over 100 protestors, accompanied by Reverend Jesse Jackson, gathered at Apple’s Cupertino, CA campus to protest the treatment of Silicon Valley contract labor and to deliver a petition calling on Apple to lead the trend for reform.
A rare working Apple-1 computer has been sold for the “bargain” price of $365,000 at auction in New York. The computer, sold on Thursday, was expected to bring more, with initial estimates placing its value as high as $600,000.
Although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) reportedly built the lion’s share of Apple’s A8 chips for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is now reported to have returned to frenemy Samsung for the A9 chips expected to power the next-generation of Apple’s devices.
Apple Zorlu store in Istanbul, Turkey racked up more accolades this week, as the store won both the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence and the award for best Commercial or Retail Structures at the Structural Awards 2014.
Re/code reports that Apple’s United States and United Kingdom online stores now accept PayPal as payment for items purchased in the store.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named the Financial Times “Person of the Year.” The economic-centric newspaper honored Cook for Apple’s financial success and dazzling new technology, in addition to his “brave exposition of his values.”
Google has debuted a completely redesigned version of its iOS app. The revamped app includes the Google Material Design look and feel, along with integrated Google Maps, including Street View.
While Iowa might not be the first state to come to mind when you think of tech-savvy states, it appears the state is looking to take the lead in one area of mobile computing. Iowa residents may be the first in the U.S. to be able to use a smartphone app as their driver’s license.
Apple announced on Wednesday that they’ll begin selling LTE-capable models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in China later this week.
Microsoft has released five new apps for iOS devices under their MSN branding. The new apps bring news, health, sports, financial, and food related apps to the iPhone and iPad that were previously Windows Phone-only.
United Airlines has announced that it will be distributing the iPhone 6 Plus to over 23,000 of its flight attendants to handle in-flight retail transactions such as food and drink purchases. The airline plans to distribute them during the second quarter of 2015.
Apple has released the second beta seed of iOS 8.2 to developers today. The release comes approximately three weeks after the first beta.
Apple and IBM have announced the first fruits of their enterprise solutions partnership, as they have released the first wave of iOS apps for the enterprise as part of IBM’s “MobileFirst for iOS” initiative.
It’s been three months since Apple discontinued the iPod Classic, and it seems the high-capacity, mechanical hard drive wonder is still in high demand, bringing a premium from third-party resellers on such sites as Amazon and eBay.