U2’s free-to-iTunes-customers album, “Songs of Innocence” has been downloaded in its entirety more than 26 million times since its September release, and more than 81 million customers have “experienced songs” from the album via iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music.
Skype has launched Skype 7.0 for Mac, a redesigned version of its OS X video and audio chat client. The revamped look of the new app is intended to better match the design aesthetic of Apple’s upcoming OS X Yosemite operating system.
As GT Advanced Technologies navigates through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, it is hoping to keep the whole process as private as possible, asking the court to give it a private hearing, along with keeping confidential documents sealed.
Yesterday, an Apple representative told Reuters that the company had been caught off-guard by GT Advanced Technologies’ decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Today, The Wall Street Journal has now supplied more information about why Apple was taken by surprise.
The Wall Street Journal reports Apple and its suppliers are delaying mass production of the 12.9-inch “iPad Pro,” in order to deal with strong demand for the iPhone 6 Plus. The publication says Apple has originally planned to mass produce the larger tablet in December.
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Apple has begun sending email reminders to iCloud users that a new security related requirement of app-specific passwords for third-party software that accesses iCloud data goes into effect on Thursday.
In an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday, activist investor Carl iCahn stated that he believes Apple shares are “dramatically undervalued,” giving the Cupertino firm an opportunity to buy back more of its own shares at a huge discount.
Apple has published the final HomeKit Made for iPhone (MFi) specifications for hardware developers, opening the door to allow accessory makers to begin building products to integrate into iOS 8’s new framework to control home automation devices.
Activist Investor Carl iCahn took to Twitter on Wednesday to boast of single-handedly boosting Apple’s stock price, and to let an adoring public know that he’d be sending an “open letter” to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday.
An Apple spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday that the company was surprised by sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies’ bankruptcy filing earlier this week, and that the company is now figuring out the next steps it will take.
Apple has sent out invitations to select members of the media for an event to be held at 10AM Pacific Time on October 16 at the Town Hall auditorium at the Cupertino firm’s headquarters. The invitations carry the tagline: “It’s been way too long.”
Fitbit has some disappointing news for iOS users who wear its popular fitness trackers. It has no current plans for integration with Apple’s new iOS 8 Health app. The company confirmed its decision in response to inquiries on its customer forums.
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