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California Rejects 'Kill Switch' Requirement Legislation for Smartphones
California legislators narrowly rejected a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers like Apple to preload and automatically enable antitheft kill switch in their phones, according to CNET. The law was backed by California State Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco
Apple, Google Settle Class-Action Anti-Poaching Lawsuit
Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe have settled the lawsuit levied against them for their anti-poaching agreements, reports Reuters. The settlement was revealed in a court filing, but the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The no-hire agreements
iOS 6 Users on Devices Able to Run iOS 7 Must Upgrade to Fix FaceTime
Apple today released a new support document, detailing the issue behind the recent problems some iOS 6 users have been experiencing with FaceTime. According to Apple, a bug resulting from an
Apple's Future OS X Names May Include Yosemite, Mammoth, Big Sur, Redwood, Pacific
Following recent trademark investigations related to the iWatch, French site Consomac has discovered that Apple may also be using a pair of shell companies to protect various California-related names in anticipation
Tim Cook Auctions Charity Lunch Meeting at Apple HQ
Charity auction site CharityBuzz is hosting a second listing to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apples headquarters in Cupertino, California, this time offering a lunch meeting. The auction
Pioneer Talks CarPlay: Working with Apple, Pricing, and the Future
Following last months formal introduction of Apples CarPlay system for integrating iPhones with in-dash vehicle systems, there were some questions about whether the feature would be able to make its way
Apple Researching Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity Sensors for Mobile Devices
A pair of patent applications published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and spotted by AppleInsider describes how an electronic device such as an iPhone, iPad or even a wristwatch could be used to detect ambient conditions such
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Apple, Samsung dispute tentative juror verdict form in California patent trial
Apple and Samsung continue to be at loggerheads over seemingly every action in their second California patent trial, the latest issue being a tentative juror verdict form issued by presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday.
NBC's 'Today' offers rare look inside Apple's iCloud data center in feature on environment
During Thursdays edition of NBC News Today, Apples push for environmental friendliness was highlighted in a special segment called "A new kind of Apple farm," with a special focus on the companys Maiden, N.C. data center and accompanying solar array.
Apple improves Mac Pro ship times to 3-5 weeks
In a change to the Online Apple Store on Thursday, Apple is now quoting Mac Pro shipping availability at three to five weeks for all configurations, suggesting supply of the flagship Mac is finally catching up to demand.
Apple reaches settlement in Silicon Valley anti-poaching lawsuit
A major antitrust lawsuit accusing major technology companies, including Apple, of participating in an illegal hiring agreement wont proceed in court, as the accused parties have reached a settlement with the class who brought the complaint.
Google exec & social networking chief Vic Gundotra leaves company
Vic Gundotra, an outspoken member of Googles executive team who spearheaded the companys Google+ social networking service and oversaw its early mobile applications, has left the company after an 8-year tenure, he announced on Thursday.
Apple's iOS 7.1.1 tweaks shown to extend iPhone battery life
The latest version of Apples mobile operating system seems to have brought with it enhancements designed to ease strain on the iPhones battery, as some users are reporting noticeable increases in uptime with iOS 7.1.1.
Tim Cook offering lunch date at Apple HQ for charity
Apple fans, detractors, and investors alike now have a chance to sit down with CEO Tim Cook one-on-one, as the executive is auctioning off a lunch date at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., to benefit charity.
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Skip the gym and enjoy quick workouts with the FitStar app
Where once the gym reigned supreme, the iOS app has snuck in to play. More and more athletically-inclined people are opting to skip the showers and grimy mats in lieu of workouts in their own homes. It’s less time and
Collective review: Attractive, lightweight clipboard utility gets the details right
The clipboard has been a staple of the Mac’s operating system since the earliest days. But in that time, it hasn’t changed much: It still holds only one item, for example, so you can’t see things that you previously copied
Lab tested: The Mac Pro Daisy Chain Challenge
A Thunderbolt daisy chain can support six connected peripherals per port. And the Mac Pro has six Thundebolt ports, four more than any other Mac. The Mac Pro also has four USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, and two gigabit
The best focused-writing apps for OS X
If you use a Mac, you work with text. Your documents may be short (tweets and iMessages) or long (reports, stories, or even novels), but you need an app to handle that text. Depending on the type of writing you
The best timekeeping iOS apps
As someone who runs a freelance consulting business, its important to track my time accurately so that I can bill my clients properly, and there just so happens to be a plethora of standalone timekeeping apps available for iOS.How do you
Insurgency review: Tactical shooter that takes time to learn but is immense fun
There hasn’t been a new tactical shooter on the Mac in a while. But leave it to an independent developer then to dish up some sweet tactical goodness in the form of Insurgency (Steam link). Tactical shooters are defined by
Review: 1Password 4.5 brings a mature security app into the world of iOS 7
In the past couple years, apps that store secure data on a Mac or iOS device have become a pretty common sight; the need for some kind of “secure vault” where you can stash everything from passwords to credit card
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Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe settle antitrust hiring case for $324 million
If the Silicon Valley-based technology firms hadn’t settled, they would have faced...
Apple iPhone tops J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study
More than one-fifth (21%) of smartphone owners cite price” as the main reason they chose...
After a decade of innovation, Apple’s well has run dry or something
Apple put on a great show for investors in its earnings report yesterday...
Apple’s new retail chief Angela Ahrendts finally takes the reins
Amid all the other news from Apple’s earnings call on Wednesday...
iOS 7.1.1 delivers dramatic battery life improvements for iPhone users
I keep an eye on iPhone and iPad battery life following all iOS updates...
Analyst: How to play shareholder-friendly Apple’s surprise 7-for-1 stock split
Apple took a big leap toward becoming shareholder friendly when it announced...
Apple splits stock 7-for-1, will lavish an obscene $130 billion on investors
Talk about burying the lede...
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Apple's Maiden data center profiled on NBC's 'Today'
On Thursday, NBCs venerable Today show featured a segment, covered by the networks chief environmental correspondent Anne Thompson, highlighting Apples push for all-renewable energy sources for its data farms. The report, which ran
Mac Pro ship times improve, drop to 3-5 weeks for all configurations
On Tuesday, Apple surprised analysts by noting a modest increase in Mac sales in the March quarter, improving them by some 100,000 units over the year-ago quarter. The feat was impressive, as the
Tenative jury form for Apple-Samsung patent trial released
On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh published a draft form that jurors in the second Apple-Samsung patent trial will fill out to assign damages and royalties due -- if any --
Editorial: The US judicial system versus modern technology
It can be argued that were always on the cutting edge of technology -- every day there are new advances, and new techniques developed to do legacy tasks some other way. Likewise, hardly
Deal potentially reached in Silicon Valley anti-employee poaching suit
According to court filings before the Northern District of California, Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe have made a settlement offer to conclude the antitrust investigation against the quartet, as expected earlier this month.
Trademark filings hint at possible future names for OS X
Apple is using at least two shell companies to secure trademarks on future names for OS X, reports claim. On the same day in early December, two firms -- Yosemite Research LLC and
Briefly: Opera Coast for iPhone, Prong PWR iPhone case
Opera Software has released an iPhone version of its WebKit-based browser, Opera Coast. An iPad version was released last September, initially optimizing the browser for touchscreens. Users can begin a search by using
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Hands on: Opera Coast iPhone browser offers a different way to view the Web
To delete sites from your home screen, tap on an icon and hold, then drag to the top.Safari is the go-to browser for the vast majority of iPhone users—it’s the default,
This Week in iOS Apps: Unlimited coffee!
Unlimited coffee!This week’s roundup of apps includes ways to buy coffee, plant your garden, plan your tasks, and call a cab. Oh, and everybody’s favorite web-slinger makes an appearance, too.The Amazing Spider-Man
Apple’s Cook on new products: ‘Take the time to get it right’
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The Week in iOS Accessories: Wireless wonders
Wireless wondersThis weeks round up of new accessories for your iPhone and iPad is flush with wireless functionality, including everything from speakers to alarms to utilizing Siri in a brand-new way.Adesso
Apple beats analyst estimates for second-quarter earnings
Even in a quarter that saw no product introductions, Apple boosted its sales and profits over the previous year. The company released its fiscal second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday, reporting revenue of $45.6 billion and a net profit of $10.2
Live Coverage: Apple's 2Q 2014 earnings briefing
Gross margins, net income, financial analysts—oh my! It’s time once again for the quarterly ritual known as the “Apple earnings report.” As always, we’ll have live coverage of the conference call from Apple CEO Tim Cook as it comes in.
Reading List: Green machine
There’s plenty of news out there, and if you don’t slow down once in a while, you might miss it. Here are a few of the bigger stories making the rounds this Wednesday.iOS 7.1.1 Now Labels Apps with ‘In-App Purchases’
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Start your own mosh pit with the Metalcore Breakdown Composer
Out in the sea of odd samplers and drum machines on the iOS platform theres one understandable blind spot for music apps; metalcore. Birthed out the hardcore punk and death metal scenes the sub-genre started promisingly before
Apple and others reach settlement agreement in anti-poaching class action suit
The anti-poaching class action lawsuit that embroiled a number of high profile tech companies has come to an end. The New York Times reports that Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe all reached settlement agreements with the plaintiffs
The death of an iPod
Apples gadgets even die in the most adorable ways. Lets have a moment of silence for this fallen musical soldier....
The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 24, 2014
Its the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. Youll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of whats happening
Netatmo expands iOS-friendly Weather Station with Rain Gauge
Netatmo introduced its Weather Station (US$179) to the world in 2012, providing an easy way for iPhone owners to track indoor and outdoor temperatures and air quality at their homes or offices. Since that time, a vast
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab
Tim Cook calls mobile payments an "interesting area" in new WSJ interview
In the wake of Apples stellar earnings report, CEO Tim Cook sat down for a brief interview with the Wall Street Journal. Echoing a sentiment he put forth during the companys earnings conference call, Cook explained Apples
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Facebook gets into fitness tracking with purchase of popular iPhone app Moves
Facebook has been on quite the buying spree lately. After snatching up Oculus VR, the social network is now acquiring a popular fitness tracking app for the iPhone. ProtoGeo Oy, the Finnish app maker behind Moves, announced today that it is joining…Read
Next chapter of Wolf Among Us looks even more brutal and scary
The third episode in acclaimed adventure game The Wolf Among Us has just dropped on Steam, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS, and –if the trailer below is any indication — it’s a doozy. Titled ‘A Crooked Mile,’ the new…Read
Apple, Google pay off 64,000 workers to kill anti-poaching lawsuit
  Apple hasn’t shied from going toe-to-toe in a heavy legal battle for months or years if need be, but rather than seeing its latest class action lawsuit go to trial, Apple has relented to settle instead. Four major tech…Read
How to save all your embarrassing tweets in 1 fell swoop
You know, it sure would be nice if you could retain ownership of all that pithy writing you’ve done over the years on Twitter, right? I mean, chances are you’ve crafted some fairly amazing 140-character diatribes along the way, and…Read
Get more power to chew on with Gum Plus
When a product wins both Red Dot Design and iF product design awards you have to take notice. We definitely did, and jumping on board with Gum Plus became easy. Gum Plus is a stylish portable backup battery for iPod,…Read
Whirl away your free time with unique match three game Spin It
It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a situation throughout the day when you’re just bored and looking for something to do. The new app Spin It is an application that not only entertains you, but also brings a fresh…Read
Got $600K? Buy a condo, or eat lunch with Tim Cook
If you’ve ever wished you could grab lunch with Apple’s Tim Cook, now is your chance. Cook is auctioning off a lunch date at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. All proceeds from the action will go to the RFK Center for…Read
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Apple Reports Second-Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
Apple Expands Capital Return Program to Over $130 Billion and Announces Seven-for-One Stock Split
Apple has announced that its Board of Directors authorized another significant increase to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. The company expects to use a total of over $130 billion of cash under the expanded program by the
Apple Outlines Progress of Environmental Efforts
To coincide with Earth Day, Apple has launched an entirely new version of its Environmental Responsibility website. The site outlines how the company is reducing its impact on climate change, using greener materials, and conserving resources. A video narrated by
Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to iPhone
Re/code writes about the benefits of Made for iPhone hearing aids for people such as 29-year-old Dusty Dorey, who enjoys visiting his local pub where his hearing aid automatically compensates for the noise levels inside. The article describes the built-in
Using Tablets to Reach Kids With Autism
CNN describes how iPad devices are helping autistic children learn communication and social skills. The article features an app called Flummox & Friends, created by Christa Dahlstrom, who was inspired by her autistic son to create a fully scripted TV
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 in San Francisco
Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X.
Apple Leads Shift Toward Cleaner Internet
A Greenpeace study shows that Apple leads the way in making the Internet greener and more sustainable, according to The Telegraph. Greenpeace’s “Clicking Clean” report looked at 19 major tech companies and concluded that Apple — with all its data
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