Tagged with: Apple

Apple Acquires BookLamp to Battle Amazon on the E-Book Battlefield

Apple Acquires BookLamp to Battle Amazon on the E-Book Battlefield

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. (Apple has since confirmed the initial report of the ...

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm but as the woman in-charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: the panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on ...

Report: Apple is Prepping a 4K iMac for Launch Alongside OS X Yosemite in October

Report: Apple is Prepping a 4K iMac for Launch Alongside OS X Yosemite in October

While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources. Apple plans to continue releasing OS X Yosemite Developer Previews every two to three weeks until ...

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple has published new information about the diagnostic capabilities of iOS, in what appears to be a response to suggestions that it includes a ‘backdoor’ that could enable governments and other third-parties to access user data. The controversy arose after security consultant Jonathan Zdziarski documented a ...

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

Apple's reportedly put in its biggest order yet for new iPhones, says The Wall Street Journal. While numerous reports have said production of Apple's next iPhone models is set for August, The Journal now says it's going to the largest ever, with somewhere between 70 to 80 million units. That number will be split up between ...

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

In one of the clearest signs that Apple is — and has been — working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable with augmented strap capabilities, support for arm and wrist gestures, advanced proximity-sensing circuitry and much more. As published by the U.S. ...

Apple Launches iTunes 12.0 for OS X

Apple Launches iTunes 12.0 for OS X

Apple just released the latest build of OS X Yosemite, including a brand new iTunes. It's only a little bit anti-climactic. Version 12.0 does indeed look a lot like Version 11.3, the version that's probably on your computer. But it's got some neat little treats nevertheless. The first thing you'll notice, of course, is the ...

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdziarski has posted the slides from his talk at the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference in New York called Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices. The HOPE conference started in 1994 and bills itself as "one of the most creative and ...

Report: A Retina MacBook Air is Starting Production This August

Report: A Retina MacBook Air is Starting Production This August

Rumors out of Taiwan on Friday claim Apple's anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air may be delayed into 2015 due to processor supply constraints, but release of the next-generation 11-inch and 13-inch models will be on time as partner suppliers in East Asia are receiving parts for mass production. In two separate reports, Taiwan's ...

Report: The iPhone 6′s Apple May Light Up Like a MacBook’s Apple

Report: The iPhone 6′s Apple May Light Up Like a MacBook’s Apple

The Apple logo that glows on the back of MacBook computers is basically a beacon that says “hey, I’m a person with pretty good taste in notebooks.” That signal might be making its way to the iPhone 6, too, according to multiple reports, now supported by what is supposedly the back case component of the upcoming ...