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iOS 8: Apple considers Notification Center + Messages tweaks, removing Game Center app

Besides adding new Maps, Healthbook, and iTunes Radio applications, Apple plans to enhance and refine the functionality of some of its current pre-bundled applications and features for iOS 8. Here is a list, provided by sources, of some of the refinements Apple is <i>considering</i> for select applications …

Apple may improve your iPhone's battery life by understanding your habits

Battery-saving software on a phone tends to have all the subtlety of a sledgehammer -- it either waits until you're low on power to do anything, or limits functionality at all times. Apple may eventually take a smarter approach, if a newly published patent application is any indication. The …

Wearing Apple • furbo.org

Tim Cook has openly stated that Apple is working on “new product” categories. Many people, customers and competitors alike, assume that means some …

iBeacon Technology Begins Moving Into the Home and NBA Arenas

Apple's iBeacon technology is poised to influence the retail sector by offering a personalized shopping experience to customers, but it may also have personal benefits by interacting with apps when a user is at home.<p>As spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>, new iOS app <i>Placed</i> gives us a glimpse into personal iBeacon …

iOS 8: Apple polishes Maps data, adds public transit directions service

Apple is readying an upgraded version of its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Maps application for the next major release of iOS in an effort to battle Google for mobile maps supremacy, according to sources briefed on the plans. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Senior Vice Presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, …

Apple reportedly rolls out iBeacon certification program

Apple(s aapl) now has an official certification process for manufacturers that wish to use its iBeacon specification, according to Beekn.net. Under …

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 …

2014: The year of the iPhone-controlled everything

There are some technologies that happened way earlier than they had any right to. Frankly, putting a man on the moon in the days when the Apollo Guidance Computer really did have less power than a pocket calculator was an insane achievement.<p>And then there are those technologies that have taken way, …

Former WSJ Apple reporter has a dreary take on life at Apple after Steve Jobs in this excerpt

Former WSJ Apple reporter/scoopster Yukari Iwatani Kane is coming out with a new book called <i>Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs ($12.74 Amazon/$14.99 iBookstore).</i><p>We’re not sure how the book reads quite yet but this excerpt of her <i>New Yorker</i> piece via <i>Fortune</i>, doesn’t take on a very optimistic tone …

New reports bring focus to Apple’s iWatch: Solar charging and an emphasis on health

Apple’s(s aapl) iWatch is still a mystery, but two new reports might shed some light on the long-rumored wearable. 9to5Mac claims the watch will pair …

The best 18 Apple commercials of all time

Must-see TV<p>Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, and any discussion about Super Bowl commercials always leads to Apple—specifically, Apple’s minute-long …

Is iBeacon ready for prime time retail? Three key considerations

When Apple launched the iBeacon protocol at its Worldwide Developers Conference this summer, it went largely unreported.<p>Amidst the fanfare of iOS 7, the new MacBook Air, and OS X Mavericks, details of Apple’s technology that allows mobile apps to recognize when a smartphone is near a Bluetooth Low …

Will The Large Screen iPad Pro Be Apple's First In A Line Of Desktop Touch Devices?

This week’s report that Apple may already be in production on a 12.9″ iPad, dubbed the “Pro,” has been the source of much speculation. In a well researched and reasoned post in ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan comes to the conclusion that it will be an “iPad optimized as a desktop touch computer for …

I would totally buy this awesome Apple curved HDTV

Tim Cook says that Apple has <i>BIG</i> plans for 2014. Everyone is assuming that it will finally be the fabled Apple TV set. Our friend Martin Hajek joined …

Apple's iAd Focus Turns to iTunes Radio With New Real-Time Bidding Exchange

Apple's iAd team will be focusing heavily on monetizing iTunes Radio through advertising sales in the new year, reports <i>Adweek</i>. Apple's SVP of Internet software and services Eddy Cue reportedly told iAd staff that iTunes Radio ads, rather than app ads, are the new top priority.<p>Indeed, there is a new …