Shopkick has decided to expand it’s trials of Apple’s iBeacon technology. The company, who recently launched its shopper-detecting technology in two Macy’s Department Stores, is partnering with American Eagle Outfitters to install shopBeacon in 100 U.S. locations.
More users in the United States are making the move to smartphones, and they are opting for Apple’s iPhone and Android phones by Samsung in increasing numbers. The NPD Group’s Connected Home Report has been released for Q4 2013, and shows Apple continuing to widen their lead over Samsung in the American smartphone race.
Tim Cook sets down and discusses the China Mobile iPhone deal, the NSA can access your computer even when you’re offline, a gang of thieves have been watching too much “Fast and Furious,” and Apple agrees to pay parents for all that cool in-app stuff their kids bought. All this, and more in the MacTrast News Digest for January 15, 2014.
Apple, Intel, Google, and other tech companies will be facing a class action lawsuit over an alleged anti-poaching agreement amongst the companies after an appellate court refused to hear an appeal of a 2013 class action certification order.
The Los Angeles Board of Education has give the go sign for a plan to purchase, distribute, and integrate iPads into nearly 40 campuses in the school district. The deal sets aside $115 million for the distribution of 40,000 to 70,000 iPads to classrooms for use by both students and teachers as they prepare for this spring’s round of standardized testing.
Apple has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchases on the App Store. Apple will be required to give full refunds to parents whose children purchased in-app items without parental consent.
Apple CEO Tim Cook sat for a rare interview on Wednesday, alongside China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua. The interview with CNBC saw Cook refer to the iPhone deal with China Mobile as a “watershed moment,” and also saw him praise the carrier’s “very fast network.”
The MacTrast News Digest for January 14, 2014 – All the news that fits in a 580 pixel wide column. And some photos. Those are nice too…
Patent holding company VirnetX has announced it will make an attempt to add Apple’s most recent products to an ongoing patent infringement action that accuses Apple of violating VirnetX’s secure networking patents.
The word is out, Google has bought connected thermostat and smoke detector maker Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. But why did Google want Nest? And why did Nest choose to go with Google instead of, say… Apple?
Apple is apparently set to bring back an old favorite from yesteryear to customers in India. The company is reportedly preparing to bring back the 8GB iPhone 4 exclusively in the Indian market.
Apple has had its motion to remove a court-appointed e-book antitrust monitor denied on Monday by a Federal District Court Judge.
The Wall Street Journal reports that China Mobile has stockpiled over 1.4 million iPhone 5s handsets in preparation for the launch of the device on its network this Friday.
UGH! It’s Monday, and it’s cold and rainy outside the stateside offices of MacTrast. Here’s hoping the weather is better in your neck of the woods, but if it isn’t, maybe these stories will help you stay warm and dry. Well, the Nest Thermostat-related one, anyway…
The third beta of iOS 7.1 includes a feature to allow users to delete unwanted over-the-air files that are automatically downloaded whenever an iPhone is connected to a power source.
Deliveries of Apple’s all-new Mac Pro have begun in Europe, the first time in almost a year that customers have been able to get their hands on the company’s top of the line pro setup.