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Apple speculation and gossip.

It's not really surprising that Microsoft's Band smartwatch will work with Android and iOS as well as Windows Phone as we heard rumors suggesting it would. It's a bigger deal than you'd think though if history is any indication.

How important is cross-platform support to the Microsoft Band? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:40 pm

One of the best task management apps for individuals is now adding support for families and teams to work together. Any.do 2.0 adds a Premium subscription option with collaboration tools, themes and more customization options on Android, iOS and the web.

Task-master app Any.do goes premium with collaboration features originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 2:48 pm

PRIDE!!! Thanks @tim_cook! pic.twitter.com/HT07aOBG4A — Mark Bober (@markbober) June 29, 2014 Although Apple CEO Tim Cook had hinted at his sexual orientation in the past, most notably in a speech at Auburn University in 2013, he announced that he is gay in a personal essay published […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook officially says that he is gay originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:28 pm

During a rather surreal press conference, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson said his retailer consortium was trying to promote competition and encourage third-party innovation by excluding both from its stores.

MCX: Hackers stole email addresses but never got anywhere near its mobile payment app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:58 pm

MCX can't have members break ranks and support Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Its own forthcoming app CurrentC will challenge both the mobile and finance industries, so it needs solidarity among its retail members. Can it achieve that?

You’re either in or you’re out of MCX’s mobile payments club. Here’s why retailers are staying in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:39 pm

A new feature in the Automatic Link called License+ will track a teenager's driving behavior over 100 hours, giving concerned parents a way to test their kids performance on the road.

Automatic launches a ‘driver’s ed’ mode that will evaluate your kid’s highway skills originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 27 October 2014 | 5:24 pm

Now that I've had a chance to use Apple's newest mobile technologies, here's how Continuity, Handoff, iCloud, and the iPhone 6 Plus are working for me.

Thoughts on iOS 8.1, Yosemite, and the iPhone 6 Plus originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 5:30 pm

Companies disabling their existing NFC retail terminals just to blunt momentum from Apple Pay or Google Wallet are being shortsighted and are creating a situation that could very well backfire on them.

Mobile payment misstep: CVS and RiteAid disable NFC, Apple Pay, Google Wallet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 1:05 pm

When you think of online sharing, you think about sharing your files with other people. Apple's iOS and OS X updates will show you how easy it is to to share with your other devices.

How to use Apple’s Continuity, iCloud Drive and AirDrop to share files with yourself originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 4:00 pm

This is why we can't have nice things. The Apple SIM that comes with the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 was supposed to let customers switch between service providers. AT&T isn't playing along with the group though.

Fenced in: That unlocked Apple iPad SIM gets locked when activated on AT&T originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:45 pm

After using Gmail for nearly 10 years, the new Inbox app is the most radical change I've seen yet. It works well if you buy into the task-centric approach but may take some time to get used to. And it's far better on a mobile device.

Google Inbox review: Are you ready for a better way to manage communications? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 4:42 pm

Apple stuck an NFC controller chip in the iPad Air 2, although it's not used for anything at the moment.

Why NFC in the iPad Air 2 is a big deal for small businesses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 2:08 pm

A first look at this year's iPad Air 2 compared to the 2013 model shows little changes on the outside. Inside is very different story with a noticeably better camera sensor, much faster Wi-Fi and that new A8x processor.

First impressions of the iPad Air 2 from a current iPad Air owner originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 4:03 pm

Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have settled and the latter company has four years to repay $439 million without interest. Instead of sapphire crystal production, GTA will focus on sapphire production equipment and processes.

Apple and sapphire producer GT Advanced Technologies officially part ways originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:00 pm

Apple's two new iPads are earning a range of reviews, depending on the model. The iPad Air 2 is sleeker and faster for those who want more performance. The iPad mini 3? For $100 more, it isn't that different from last year's model.

Review roundup: iPad Air 2 is powerful and appealing, but iPad mini 3 is meh originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:35 pm

Early benchmarks indicate the A8X processor in the latest iPad has significantly better performance than both the last-generation A7 processor as well as the A8 processor in the iPhone 6.

The iPad Air 2 is packing a blazing fast chip with three (yes, three) cores originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:55 pm

Tablets have turned into Verizon's big of source of growth, which means Verizon might be vulnerable as the iPad Air 2 goes on sale. Verizon is the only major carrier incompatible with Apple's new SIM card.

Tablets continue to drive Verizon’s growth in Q3 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

Apple Pay is now available in the U.S. and while the setup process is similar to Google Wallet, it's a little bit faster and easier.

Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It’s unsurprisingly easy and fast originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 8:45 pm

Apple on Monday reported another record-breaking quarter, driven in part by iPhone 6 sales.

Apple Q4 earnings: A very strong quarter boosted by 39 million iPhones sold originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 8:33 pm

iOS 8.1 is ready for download and Apple Pay is the main feature. A quick look at the change log, however, shows some welcome updates, fixes and features such as return of the Camera Roll and AirDrop support for Passbook passes.

iOS 8.1 is now available, offering Apple Pay and other useful functions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 5:53 pm

Yes there are more iPad configurations than ever before to choose from. But is that a bad thing? Some think so if you look the price charts but that might not be the best approach to get the iPad you want.

No, Apple doesn’t offer too many iPad configurations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 4:16 pm

Apple tried to get trademark protection for its personal assistant Siri as a "social network," but the Trademark Office turned down the application.

Apple denied Siri trademark for “social networking services,” files appeal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 3:22 pm

Apple's product lineup for the next six months is probably set after last Thursday's event, which means it's time to reassess what I need as an active Apple user for the next year.

How Apple’s fall event affects my digital strategy for the next 12 months originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 19 October 2014 | 5:30 pm

A busy week in mobile devices pitted Google and Apple against each other: Both introduced new hardware. Apple's iPads got upgrades, although one wasn't compelling, while Google is spotlighting Android 5.0 on the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet.

Mobile This Week: iPads upgraded; Nexus 6 and 9 launched originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 18 October 2014 | 1:12 pm

Apple's new SIM card will act as a gateway between the iPad and mobile networks. That gives Apple an enormous amount of power over the carriers. It's doubtful, though, that Apple will use it.

The many ways Apple could seize control from the carriers with its new SIM card originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 6:15 pm

Apple signaled this change a few years ago and now you can see the fruits of its labor: It matters less if you use a low-cost phone, mid-priced tablet or expensive computer to get things done thanks to hardware, software and the cloud.

iOS or OS X? It doesn’t matter: Apple now offers “ubiquitous computing” in a range of prices originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 10:44 pm

The iPad Air 2 contains Apple's long-awaited SIM card which will work on multiple carriers' networks. The days of picking your carrier before you buy your 4G-tablet may soon be over, and this might even allow Apple to be your carrier some day.

iPad Air 2 contains the first Apple SIM, letting you flip flop between carriers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 8:04 pm

As expected, Apple has introduced a new iMac to its lineup with a high-resolution display.

Apple’s largest iMac desktop gets a retina display for the first time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 6:15 pm

Apple's new iPads are here. The iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 aren't complete redesigns, but they do get a couple of very nice improvements, such as a Touch ID fingerprint scanner and integration with Apple Pay online.

Apple debuts the iPad Air 2 with a fingerprint scanner and better camera and processor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 5:53 pm

Tools to develop Apple Watch apps will be seeded to developers in November.

Developers can start working on Apple Watch apps next month originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 5:31 pm

New iPads are a given, so what else did Apple introduce at its October event? Here's our coverage of the event as it unfolded.

Live blog: Apple’s 2014 iPad, Retina iMac, and (maybe) Apple TV event originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 7:00 am

Apple's iOS 8 user guide for the iPad went up on iBooks earlier today, and it reveals the names for the iPads Apple that Apple will launch tomorrow.

Apple accidentally reveals iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 in iOS 8 user guide originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 5:56 pm

Mimosa is trying to turn Wi-Fi from a local-area networking technology that connects devices in your home to a wide-area networking technology that connects homes in your neighborhood.

Networking startup Mimosa develops a Wi-Fi link that could replace DSL originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 3:35 pm

Sure, Apple is very likely introducing new iPads and possibly iMacs with retina display screens at Thursday's event. Don't overlook Apple TV though: This "hobby" could be an even bigger deal for Apple as we usher in the age of the smarthome.

Apple event preview: New iPads, iMacs; yes, but Apple TV could shine in the spotlight originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 2:28 pm

Microsoft is expanding the line of Skype services with a new video messaging app called Skype Qik. The cross-platform software works on iPhones, Android handsets and Windows Phone with video messages disappearing after two weeks.

Microsoft gets into video messaging across platforms with Skype Qik originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 14 October 2014 | 2:41 pm

Many of the new phones coming to the United States are big enough to demand two-handed usage. Consider this your guide to high-end smartphones that can still fit into a pair of skinny jeans.

Eight of the best pocket-sized phones for small hands originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 13 October 2014 | 7:48 pm

Sapphire producer GTAT is looking to nullify agreements with Apple as part of its bankruptcy filing, and the company may be laying the groundwork for a future lawsuit. GTAT also plans to shut down a Mesa, Arizona plant that employs 890 workers.

Sapphire supplier files for bankruptcy, points to “oppressive and burdensome” conditions imposed by Apple originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 10 October 2014 | 9:36 pm

I used to restore backups from old iPhones to new ones each year. Not any more. I figured out some time ago that there's actually a few benefits to setting up the new iPhone from scratch.

Four reasons I don’t restore a backup to new iPhones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 10 October 2014 | 2:36 pm

Apple was planning to start production of an iPad with a 12.9-inch screen in December, but has pushed its plans back to help suppliers cope with large iPhone 6 Plus orders, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Apple reportedly delays 12.9-inch iPad until next year to help meet iPhone 6 demand originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 9 October 2014 | 1:40 pm

Most portable battery packs suffer from the same challenge as our mobile devices: They take a while to recharge. Not so with the Pronto, which can grab enough juice from an outlet in just five minutes to recharge a phone.

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 8 October 2014 | 2:31 pm

Chrome for iOS was my go-to browser... until I got a larger iPhone 6. The old version didn't scale very well on the big screen. Now, a software update rights that wrong and adds better support for using Google Drive files within Chrome.

Google updates Chrome for iOS, making it usable on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus again originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 7:25 pm

Square Cash can already pay someone through email and SMS, but now its iOS app can pay based on proximity, using Bluetooth Low Energy to detect other Cash users in the vicinity.

Square Cash now lets iPhone users pay people in the same room using Bluetooth originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 6:35 pm

There's more to the story of restaurant food than a blurry smartphone photo can tell. Backed by GrubHub's Matt Maloney, Morsel is creating a forum for chefs to communicate with their patrons.

Chicago startup Morsel is building a social network centered on fancy cooking originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 4:59 pm

47 percent of iOS devices visiting the App Store are running iOS 8, according to figures Apple reported on its developer site. That is an impressive uptake over three weeks but it appears to be at a slower rate than last year.

Less than half of the Apple devices visiting the App Store are running iOS 8 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 1:25 pm

Has Apple's rush to get out new versions of Mac OS X and iOS caused it to fall behind in pre-launch testing? Sure feels that way.

Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 5 October 2014 | 5:30 pm

That record of 10 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' sold in one weekend could have easily been 50 percent higher based on the reported reservations in China for the handsets.

China iPhone 6 reservations reportedly top 4M before pre-orders even start originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 3 October 2014 | 12:39 pm

After using mobile bookmark sync tools for years in the early smartphone days, I've completely abandoned such bookmarks without even realizing it. Mobile apps and improvements in mobile browsers are the main reasons why.

Why the mobile browser bookmark is dead to me originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 4:12 pm

A new Apple tool allows users to check whether a iPhone has Find My iPhone turned on by typing in the device's unique identifier into a web form on iCloud.com.

How to check if an iPhone is stolen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 2:15 pm

Pioneer launched a handful of in-dash AirPlay-compatible consoles earlier this year but were waiting on a software update to work with iPhones. Now, the new firmware is available with a simple download to USB drive for installation.

You don’t need a new car for Apple’s CarPlay; Pioneer can give you a lift originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 1:56 pm

On this week's Structure Show, hear how Talko stood on the shoulders of AWS and Azure -- and wielded the Opus codec, WebRTC, FreeSwitch and other open-source tools to build an app that actually makes voice calls worth making again.

How Talko wielded cheap cloud services and open source tools to build its communications app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 8:29 am

The popular Philips Hue connected LED lightbulbs reached a new milestone this week, with more than 200 third-party applications for iOS now compatible with the smart home accessory.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:18 pm

In releasing a new version of Outlook for Mac on Friday, Microsoft also revealed will launch an update to its Office suite for Mac next year, allowing users to test it in the first half of 2015 before a launch sometime in the second half of the year.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:00 pm

Speaking at a live event this week, Apple's chief designer Jony Ive said creating the forthcoming Apple Watch was a "humbling" experience that presented an even greater challenge than designing the iPhone, due to the legacy of traditional wrist watches.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:37 pm

Apple's new Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite, appears to have bugs related to Wi-Fi connections, with users reporting slow transfer speeds and dropped signals after upgrading.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:52 pm

In the spirit of Halloween, AI has teamed up with one of Apple's leading Authorized Resellers to offer a "spooktacular" $75 in instant savings on two dozen different configurations of Apple's brand new iMac with Retina 5K display, joining an earlier offer that knocks $150 off the baseline retail model.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:51 pm

After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 1:19 am

Google's former head of Android, and most recently robotics chief, Andy Rubin on Thursday announced he is leaving the company to start an incubator focusing on technology hardware products.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:19 am

An Amazon executive on Thursday said the Fire Phone's failure was a pricing issue and that the company plans to move forward with next-generation products, even after eating a $170 million charge largely associated with the device's poor market performance and supplier costs.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:13 pm

Microsoft issued a surprise on Thursday when it launched a new hardware product dubbed the Microsoft Band, a fitness-focused wrist-worn device that connects to both iOS and OS X, and will also integrate with Apple's HealthKit service and Health app for iPhone. AppleInsider offers a first look at the new wearable device.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:00 pm

For an extremely limited time, AI readers can take advantage of some truly killer -- and previously unseen -- deals including $150 off the just-introduced iMac with Retina 5K display, $350 off the entry Mac Pro, $150 off a 13-inch MacBook Pro and 3% off all other MacBooks. There's also a handful discounts on new iPads, iTunes Gift Cards, and coupons for up to $268 off HP printers.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 8:00 pm

Actor Seth Rogen, famous for comedic roles in hits like "Superbad" and "Knocked Up," will reportedly appear in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, and is set to take on the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:22 pm

Though it is a member of the MCX group behind the upcoming CurrentC mobile payment system, grocery chain Meijer still supports Apple Pay and plans to continue to do so, in apparent violation of MCX's exclusivity rules.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 6:48 pm

Users who want a calculator in their iOS Notification Center can breathe easy after Apple dropped its request to a developer asking it to remove its widget feature.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 6:12 pm

Following the publication of a heartfelt personal letter in which the Apple CEO revealed his sexual orientation publicly for the first time, Tim Cook has been showered with praise from coworkers, competitors, celebrities and more.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 5:42 pm

Popular music subscription service Spotify updated its official iPad app on Thursday with a new look in line with its iPhone client, while also giving users access to the "Your Music" feature. In addition, Microsoft's Skype for iPhone was also updated with the ability to save and delete photo, as well as a faster chat load time.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:19 pm

Chipmaker NXP, which is believed to supply the near-field communications chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, hopes automakers will adopt its technology, potentially enabling future car owners to unlock and even start their car with their smartphone.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 2:51 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published a letter on Thursday revealing that while it wasn't an "easy choice," he's decided to publicly announce that he is "proud to be gay," and that it has given him perspective on what it means to be a minority.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:20 pm

The global smartphone market grew 25 percent year-over-year during the third quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC, with Apple seeing moderate gains and Samsung posting the only loss in shipment volume out of the top five manufacturers.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:19 am

Samsung Electronics reported overall Q3 operating profits of 4.06 trillion won ($3.8 billion)--a 60 percent year-over-year drop--while its Mobile division suffered a 73.9 percent drop in profits.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 2:12 am

Microsoft's rumored wearable fitness tracker was inadvertently leaked online Wednesday when the company's first-party syncing app was posted to Apple's Mac App Store, disclosing a few key features of the unannounced device.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:22 am

Almost one year after the U.S. began to loosen sanctions on exports to Iran, Apple is reportedly in early stage talks with distributors to start official sales of its products in the country.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:09 am

Apple's platform policies for iOS, OS X and their respective App Stores have occasionally irked developers or even wildly disrupted their businesses. The latest collision involves a retroactive ban on widget calculators and tightened WiFi privacy rules for iOS, as Apple issues new rules for apps using Apple Pay and TestFlight.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:23 pm

Hoping to strike a chord with old school BlackBerry users, the not quite dead company on Wednesday teased a new device called BlackBerry Classic, which appears to be a modern take on the seminal BlackBerry Bold.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:07 pm

During a press conference on Wednesday, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson responded to criticism of the retail consortium's CurrentC system, saying merchant fines for using other payment solutions are untrue.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 9:27 pm

Testimony from chief operating officer of GT Advanced Technologies reveals that the company lost $461 million before it filed for bankruptcy -- a course that the company asserts was the result of "unsustainable" contracts in which it assumed all of the risk, while Apple took none.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:56 pm

Logitech this week updated its Type+ and Ultrathin keyboard cases to be compatible with Apple's new iPad Air 2, and also introduced a new standalone ultraportable wireless iPad keyboard dubbed Keys-To-Go.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 4:51 pm

CurrentC, a mobile payment system that has found itself at odds with both Apple Pay and Google Wallet, announced on Wednesday that it has been hacked and that some users' email addresses may have been obtained.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 3:53 pm

As Apple Pay and Google Wallet users have joined together in an attempt to fight a consortium of retailers that have blocked NFC-based payments, the company behind the CurrentC mobile payment program has come out in defense of itself, saying that members of the public are "misinformed."

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 2:52 pm

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler floated a proposal Wednesday that would give Internet-based video services the same access to live content from cable and local stations as traditional television broadcasters.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 2:42 pm

Used and resold iPhone 6 Plus units are still selling at above-cost on sites like eBay, as Apple continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its new jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 1:19 pm

Apple shares closed Tuesday at an all time high of $106.74, following the market's digesting of recent earnings reports, the well received launches of a series of new products and new details outlined in the company's 10-K report yesterday.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:15 am

Partners of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium, which include retail giants Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, are contractually obliged to use the upcoming CurrentC mobile payments solution, a forthcoming competitor to Apple Pay, one report says.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 2:46 am

Apple on Tuesday announced to developers that it has extended iAd support to an additional 70 countries, with the advertising network now in 95 countries around the world.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 11:59 pm

Nike on Tuesday released a new version of its popular Nike+ fitness app for iOS, bringing integration with Apple's Health app, elevation tracking , enhanced heart rate monitor support and user interface tweaks.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 11:25 pm

After stagnating earlier in October, adoption of Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system has finally cracked the 50 percent barrier and now stands at 52 percent of devices tracked by the iOS App Store.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 11:08 pm

In a rare interview on Tuesday, Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing Greg "Joz" Joswiak mostly toed the company line, but did reveal that issues with last month's iOS 8.0.1 rollout were caused by software distribution issues.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 9:33 pm

Beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies has suggested it would prefer to sue the iPhone maker rather than reach a settlement, but going to court would be too "challenging and expensive" for the company to pursue.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 6:59 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has filed suit against AT&T, alleging that the wireless carrier's practice of promising unlimited mobile data and then throttling download speeds amounted to unfair and deceptive practices.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 6:20 pm

A long-running issue with owners of Apple's 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:34 pm

Microsoft is set to release an all-new version of Office for Mac in the first quarter of 2015, documents revealed on Tuesday suggest, modernizing the Mac version of the popular software suite and bringing it to feature parity with its Windows counterpart.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:22 pm

Apple fans still hoping the company will adopt a scratch-resistant sapphire cover for the iPhone in the near future should temper their expectations, as one display expert believes the impressive anti-reflective glass coating on the iPad Air 2 display is instead the way of the future.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:09 pm

Apple is estimated to pay suppliers $275 for each base-model iPad Air 2 -- compared to $274 for the first-generation iPad Air -- even as the company made the tablet even more slim, upgraded the application processor, and added a Touch ID sensor and NFC chip for in-app Apple Pay compatibility.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 3:29 pm

Apple's new A8X Application Processor not only trounces other Android tablets in CPU tasks, but is also advancing iPad Air 2 to the front of the line in graphics operations as well, even before considering the ten-fold boost potential of iOS 8's Metal API.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 3:01 pm

A pair of new content options appeared on the Apple TV Tuesday, with users gaining access to A+E's "FYI" network, as well as "Feeln" from Hallmark.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 3:00 pm

Apple's spending on research and development grew 35 percent to more than $6 billion in fiscal 2014, setting a new record as the company gears up for future products like the Apple Watch and beyond.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 12:24 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed a multi-pronged initiative to supply developers with new Office 365 APIs and open-source SDKs, which can be used to tap into the company's cloud-based productivity platform for deep iOS app integration.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 7:35 am

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Monday said Apple's iPhone 6 Plus "phablet" is generating unprecedented demand for America's fourth-largest wireless carrier, and at one point accounted for about 55 percent of the company's smartphone sales.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:59 am

As part of his interview at the WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook said he anticipates Apple Watch users are likely going to need to charge the device daily because they will use it so much.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:05 am

In back-to-back interviews at the Wall Street Journal's tech conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook and Alibaba's Jack Ma both expressed interest in discussing a partnership that could see the two companies integrate their respective Apple Pay and Alipay payment systems.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 4:42 am

During his panel at the WSJD live conference on Monday, Apple chief Tim Cook explained the reasoning behind the discontinuation of the iPod classic, which remained largely unchanged for six years until last month.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 4:18 am

Nice. Clear. Forward-thinking.

Posted on 14 June 2014 | 1:17 am

You may find it startling!

Posted on 21 March 2013 | 5:43 pm

An iconic Apple employee makes a move.

Posted on 15 September 2012 | 7:27 pm

LIVE!!!!!!1ONE!!!

Posted on 11 June 2012 | 5:16 pm

CrazyMicrosoftRumors?

Posted on 12 January 2012 | 3:19 pm

Predictions for 2012

Posted on 7 January 2012 | 4:00 pm

Content!

Posted on 24 December 2011 | 4:11 pm

Goodbye.

Posted on 6 October 2011 | 2:12 pm

Let's take a look at Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO.

Posted on 25 August 2011 | 12:49 am

Stanley Yankeeball, a photo by gruber on Flickr. Photo by Adam Lisagor. T-shirt by Scott Jackson. Concept by John Moltz. Gruber’s haircut by Supercuts.

Posted on 24 June 2011 | 4:35 am