Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone 5s update to improve the device’s Touch ID fingerprint recognition, potentially fixing a “fading” issue that some users are reporting.
Apple added Kendrick Lamar to the lineup of its upcoming iTunes Festival SXSW on Thursday. Supporting acts ScHoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Band of Skulls and Capital Cities were also been added.
Apple is reportedly readying a new retail store in Dayton, Ohio, set to open by the end of the year. The Dayton Business Journal and ifoAppleStore report the store will occupy space formerly occupied by ladies clothing retailer Lane Bryant in The Greene shopping center.
Apple and Google are reported to be meeting with the European Commission to discuss concerns over in-App purchases. The EU would like both companies to provide solutions to protect customers from errant costly in-app purchases made in the most part by children.
Apple has issued a SMC update for their new Mac Pro, version 2.0. The update fixes bugs that prevented detection of USB drives at startup, and enables Power Nap to update the system without spinning up the fan.
Apple has topped Fortune’s annual “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the seventh year in a row. Amazon, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, and Starbuck followed Apple on the list. Apple earned an overall score of 7.94, easily besting Amazon, which scored a 7.09.
If you own a Mac that still runs OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, this is probably a good time to start thinking about updating it to a later version, as it appears Apple is finished supporting the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.
Apple has released an update for iTunes, version 11.1.5. The update fixes a crashing bug, and also improves support for iBooks for Mac in Mavericks.
Apple filed an appeal on Tuesday over the U.S. District Court ruling that found it colluded with publishers to fix prices for e-books. Apple requested either a reversal of the decision or a new trial with a new judge.
Although Apple followed its usual modus operandi, and didn’t show up at the Mobile World Congress In Barcelona, Spain, the gathering’s Global Mobile Awards awarded the company’s iPad Air the “Best Mobile Tablet” award.
Apple has unveiled an iOS 7 inspired makeover of the online retail store section of its website. The new design features “flat” graphics and large amounts of white space.
Apple has just released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to Mac users. The update includes numerous enhancements and fixes for OS X, however the release notes do not make mention of the SSL security bug reported on earlier this week.
Apple partner in its new Arizona sapphire plant, GT Advanced Technologies, has announced earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013. The report puts into perspective what their deal with Apple means to the company.
A statue of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade on Monday, Mr. Jobs’ birthday. The bust is destined for installation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA.
Apple Joins Growing List of Those Opposing Arizona Bill to Allow Businesses to Deny Service to Gay and Lesbian Customers
Apple has joined the list of those pressuring Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
In a jointly filed court document to the District Court for the Northern District of California late Friday, Apple and Samsung admitted their settlement talks had failed, but both expressed a willingness to continue discussions ahead of their late March patent trial date.