Apple updated iMovie for Mac on Tuesday, the minor update includes a fix for the issue that saw some users experiencing an unexpected app crash.
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The United States Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against wireless carrier T-Mobile, accusing the carrier of charging their customers for unauthorized SMS subscriptions that delivered information such as horoscopes and celebrity gossip at prices as high as $9.99 per month.
Apple has announced on its Investor Relations webpage that it has set July 22nd as the date for its Fiscal Q3 2014 earnings call. It will be the first such event for the company’s new CFO, Luca Maestri, since he officially took over the role of CFO. The call will take place at 2:00PM Pacific / 5:00 PM Eastern time.
A new report today says Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries are making plans to begin building 14-nanometer mobile chips in small quantities at a New York-based fabrication facility in early 2015. This could set the stage for the companies to team up to build “A9″ chips for Apple.
Apple has announced nine additional partners for its CarPlay initiative, marking the first expansion of the list since the feature’s March introduction.
Apple is making some significant changes in its AppleCare support offerings. It will be extending the purchase window for buying AppleCare+ to 60 days, and will be discontinuing the standard AppleCare offering in order to concentrate on sales of AppleCare+, which provides support for up to two incidents of accidental damage, in addition to two years of premium support.
Apple iPod fans throughout Europe, Asia, and South America now have the opportunity to grab Apple’s new 16GB iPod touch, as the revamped model has launched in a number of new countries just five short days after its debut in the United States. The new model offers feature parity with its larger touch siblings, including a 5MP iSight rear-facing camera.
AgileBits recently released an iOS 8 beta version of their popular password manager app, 1Password, that takes advantage of two new features of iOS 8′s new APIs allowing developers to use the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Extensions, which allow developers to integrate their own software into share sheets with other apps.
Mid-June saw a report from The Wall Street Journal claiming that Nuance, the company behind the speech recognition technology that powers Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, was in talks to be acquired by Samsung Electronics. A new report, this time from Wired, says Apple is putting together its own in-house speech recognition team to power future versions of Siri.
Apple today launched their annual Back to School promotion, offering qualified educational purchasers a $100 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a new Mac, or a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone or iPad.
As we reported awhile back, Apple’s annual Back to School promotion will kickoff tomorrow, July 1st. Apple will be redecorating its retail stores during the overnight hours tonight and early tomorrow to reflect the promotion.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Internet Software and Services head Eddy Cue have once more been invited to Investment bank Allen & Co.’s annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Right on the heels of an update to iOS 7.1.2, Apple has also released an OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 update for Mac users. The update contains numerous fixes, including stability and security fixes, a fix for a Wi-Fi issue that prevented some Mac from automatically connecting to known networks, and Safari 7.0.5.
Apple has just released iOS 7.1.2 to the public. The minor update, coming over two months after the release of iOS 7.1.1, includes bug fixes and security improvements, an email attachment security fix, and improved iBeacon connectivity and stability.
Apple has expanded its Apple Store iPhone “reuse and recycle” trade-in program to a new market: Italy. The Italy Apple Store listings in the official Apple Store app indicate that Apple is offering up to €220, (roughly $300 USD), for the trade-in of older model iPhones.
General Electric has debuted its new lineup of smart LED light bulbs, dubbed “Link.” The lights can be controlled via an iOS device, and are priced at $15 for an individual light bulb or $49 for the starter kit that includes two bulbs and a (required) link hub.