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It’s time for a Mac OS X and iOS security checkup

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Any time there is a major security update to a piece of software I use or some sort of breach to an online service that I am …

Court dismisses $2B patent troll claim against Apple for emergency feature in iPhones

A German court has dismissed a $2B patent claim by IPCom against Apple for use of a standard which is a mandatory feature in all cellphones. As we reported earlier this month:<p>The chip is used to identify mobile phones used by the emergency services in order to give them priority access to networks …

Apple Stores discounting Apple TV w/ $25 iTunes card ahead of new hardware rumored for spring

<b>Update</b>: Apple has confirmed the promo, and according to the T&C online orders are also eligible.<p>According to our sources, Apple retail employees were informed this morning that beginning today, anyone who purchases an Apple TV from Apple will receive a free $25 iTunes gift card. As of right now …

Computers in the car: court decision on iPhone maps adds to confusion over what drivers can do

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The law has spoken: you can’t use your cell phone when driving unless it’s hands-free, except in cases where you want to look …

Apple Handles 'Several Billion' iMessages and 15 to 20 Million FaceTime Calls Daily [Updated]

During today's annual stockholders meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed (via <i>Bloomberg</i>) that 40 billion iMessages and 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls are made daily. That number suggests iMessage has grown exponentially over the course of the last year as usage numbers were at two billion messages …

Apple TV too big to be a hobby, says Tim Cook

Apple TV set-top box, which streams content from Netflix and other video sources to a TV, racks up $1bn in sales<p>Apple sold more than $1bn of TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, chief executive Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting.<p>Apple's …

Twitter's Crashlytics Helps App Developers Abandoned By Apple

Twitter’s Crashlytics is working on a new beta distribution tool for both iOS and Android that will make mobile app testing easier.<p>This is great news for developers who used TestFlight, as the company discontinued support for Android after Apple acquired TestFlight maker Burstly last …

Apple TV is Apple’s fastest-growing product

Apple TV generated more than $1 billion in hardware and content sales last fiscal year, CEO Tim Cook just revealed. That makes Apple TV the company’s fastest-growing product, according to estimates by analyst Horace Dediu.<p>Apple has long referred to its set-top box for television sets as a “hobby,” …

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Oggl for iPad: Even More Fun with Photo Filters

When Hipstamatic unveiled its new Oggl for iPhone last spring, the new app was a refreshing update on a rapidly ageing photo trend. For some advanced photographers whose interest ran toward more artistic creations, the whole lo-fi filter scene was starting to show some wear and tear.<p>And now, a …

Uh-Oh, Now It Looks Like There Isn't A New Apple TV On Its Way

The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and 9to5Mac all said Apple was developing a new version of its little hockey puck sized TV box.<p>But on Friday, Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple shot down much of that reporting. He did it in his own signature way.<p>If you don't follow the Apple blogosphere, this takes a …

Apple-Samsung silicon union still strong, chip expert says

Call it a habit that Samsung and Apple just can't break.<p>Their critical partnership in silicon is still strong, according to the CEO of chip industry tracker VLSI Research, Dan Hutcheson, who spoke with CNET in a phone interview, after returning from a trip to South Korea, the land of Samsung.<p>This …

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