Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad mini site has had a new “verse” added to it on Tuesday. The new story highlights the iPad’s use in professional mountain climbing.
Welcome to the MacTrast News Digest for February 17, 2014! All the news that fits this column, in this space…
A new report from the San Francisco Chronicle claims Apple may have explored a possible purchase of electric car maker Tesla last year.
Apple is offering the official Tetris game from Electronic Arts for free via its Apple Store iOS app. Apple periodically offers free apps, books, music, and other content to promote usage of its Apple Store app.
If this morning’s report from TechNews Taiwan, is correct, Apple may be relying on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) for all of its A8 processor production in 2014.
Basis Science, makers of the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is reportedly up for grabs, and has been talking to tech companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung.
Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced an update to their mobile app,“Britannica Kids: U.S. Presidents,” just in time forPresidents’ Day.
Approximately 1,700 people attended the grand opening of Brazil’s first retail store in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. The huge crowd showed up at the Village Mall store, in spite of steep import tariffs which mean prices are 80% higher than those in the U.S.
Crowdfunding site Kickstarter – the fundraising platform used by millions of users to raise funds for their independent projects and products – got hacked this week.
Happy Valentines Day! We’ve got kill switches, Office on iPad, iBeacons in ballparks, Samsung and Apple continue to go at it in the courts, and a review of an iPad app you should take along with you on vacation. All this, and more, in the MacTrast News Digest for February 14, 2014.
ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley writes that Microsoft Office on the iPad is definitely on the way, and it may be here sooner than you might think!
Four United States Senators have introduced The Smartphone Theft Prevention Act, a federal bill that would mandate the inclusion of a “kill switch” in all smartphones sold across the country.
Major League Baseball has iBeacons ready to go in the home stadiums of the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The low-power Bluetooth transmitters will be used to send location-specific alerts within ballparks to users of MLB’s At The Ballpark app.
Apple paid out its quarterly dividend to its shareholders on Thursday, although its most recent buyback knocked around $85.4 million off the total cost of its total quarterly dividend payment.
Since the big dogs of Apple and Samsung were unable to hammer out an agreement to put an end to all this patent infringement back and forth between the two companies, the trial goes forward in March, and Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller will be once more called to the stand by Samsung.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Samsung’s mobile chief Shin Jong-Kyun are reported to have met last week in an attempt to hammer out an agreement to end the long-running patent battles between the two firms, but to no avail.