Foxconn has record iPhone and iPad sales to thank for a reported 13% rise in their net profit in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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Just a little over a week since the last seed, Apple has dropped OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 build 13D28 to developers.
Apple’s highly anticipated first official Apple Retail Store in Turkey is set to open in Istanbul on April 5th. The new store will be located at the center of the Zorlu Center mall.
Friday saw an announcement from Philips regarding three new products for their hue wireless lighting ecosystem. The new additions to the family include a white-only hue lux smart bulb, 3D-printed artistic luminaires, and a battery-free wireless light switch call the hue tap.
As a followup to the debut of Office for iPad, Microsoft has dropped subscription requirements for the iPhone version of the office suite.
As rumors of a new Apple TV fly, Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood says the set-top box, which he termed as “an accessory for the iPad,” loses money for Apple, and he just doesn’t understand why Apple would want to sell more.
It was often reported that the main sticking point that prevented Microsoft from releasing their Office suite on the iPad was the fact that Apple would get a 30% cut of any in-app sales of Office 365 subscriptions. Apparently Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, is more comfortable with that idea.
Amazon has long been reported to be developing a set-top box to compete with the likes of the Apple TV and Roku boxes, and now it seems the company is ready to debut the device. Amazon has sent out invitations for a media event at 11AM Wednesday, April 2nd.
The full Microsoft Office suite of apps – Word, Excel, and Powerpoint – are now available for download for the iPad in the App Store. The apps are a free download, but it will cost you a subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365, ($99 a year), in order to use the app’s editing functions.
Microsoft Office for iPad has long been rumored to be in development, and today, Microsoft has finally confirmed the release of the office suite for the Apple tablet. Microsoft Office for iPad goes live in the App Store as of 11AM Pacific time, today – Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Mac owners are upgrading to Apple’s OS X 10.9 at an increasing rate, with one report noting the latest OS is running on over 40% of active Macs. The rate of adoption far outpaces the operating system’s predecessor, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Robots & Pencil, a company that usually makes their daily bread developing mobile apps for others, is preparing to launch a new development platform on the Mac that they say reimagines Apple’s Hypercard platform of yesteryear, and allows non-developers to create and publish native apps for the iOS mobile platform.
Apple continues to remain coy about their plans for the sapphire glass that will be manufactured in their new Mesa, AZ plant. However, a new patent applications suggests the company is looking at the ultra-tough material for use in touchscreen displays.
A new report says Russian government officials have stopped using iPads for official business, opting instead to use devices from Samsung. The new devices are customized, secure tablets designed for use with confidential information.
New photos of Apple’s Mesa, Arizona sapphire plant show external construction is progressing nicely, and a new rumor claims the site may even be expanded into a neighboring structure.
A relatively small venue, a couple hundred guys who looked like Mike Brady milling around, visiting small booths, no Steve Jobs, and one huge-ass model of a Macintosh computer with a working screen. That was the first Macworld back in 1985.