The Wall Street Journal reports today that Apple is one of 26 companies – others include Coca-Cola and IBM – who have signed on for President Barack Obama’s soon to be announced “SupplierPay” program, designed to aid small businesses.
The Chinese state-controlled media is once more coming after Apple, as a Friday afternoon report from China Central Television has labeled the location tracking features in Apple’s iOS devices as a “national security concern.”
Late Thursday, Apple issued a security warning saying it has blocked old versions of Adobe’s Flash Player from running in Safari. The company cited a recent security flaw that could allow the bad guys to harvest browser data.
Well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revised his estimate of a September date for mass production to begin on the Apple iWatch, instead pushing the date back to mid-to-late November, citing difficulties related to the production of the product.
It was six years ago today that Apple debuted their new App Store. The new store, enabled via iPhone OS 2, and an update to iTunes, opened up the world of third-party apps to users of Apple’s iPhone.
Apple has released iTunes 11.3, which includes several improvements to iTunes Extras, with new features for HD movies. The new content will be automatically added to previously purchased movies for free.
Once again, we hear whispers from East Asia that Apple’s next iPhone will include an advanced vibration unit that will provide various levels of haptic feedback in areas of the handset’s screen.
It’s been rumored for years that chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, (TSMC), would begin producing A-Series chips for use in Apple’s popular iOS devices. Now, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says that time has come, and the chips are finally making their way to assembly plants.
Remember when you were a kid, and someone got caught doing something they shouldn’t have, and they tattled on someone else for doing the same thing? Well, apparently Apple’s head lawyer remembers those days fondly, and snitched on Google to the Federal Trade Commission about Google’s in-app purchase policies.
Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson sat down recently for a talk at Stanford, where he discussed his time at Apple, and about working with Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs to create the Apple retail store experience that is so popular today.
The members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution to begin a new campaign to convince Apple to consider accessibility when they are approving apps for the App Store.
A Beijing court has ruled against Apple’s attempt to throw out a claim that the company’s virtual personal assistant Siri infringes on a patent held by a Chinese company.
Reports on Monday said long time Apple iPhone assembly partner Foxconn would be soon deploying robots on assembly lines used for Apple devices. A followup report out of Asia claims the bots will play a limited role at best in device assembly.
It appears Apple has again teamed up with online auction site eBay to setup a low-profile “Factory Outlet” store to sell Apple Certified Refurbished devices. The devices, iPhone 5s models are currently the only devices listed for sale, offer full one-year Apple warranties at attractive prices.
Google Maps are out, and Apple Maps are in for the latest beta preview of the web-based Find My iPhone app. Users of Apple’s iCloud beta site will now see the location of their Apple devices and computers on Apple’s own mapping solution, although the Google version is still powering the public edition.
It’s the typical story: Boy loves iPhone, boy loses iPhone, stranger finds iPhone, boy and iPhone are reunited once more… Except that the iPhone was lost in a grain silo in Oklahoma, and it was recovered in Japan!