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Edison Electric Institute: Utilities Are Eager for New Partnerships With Startups

Dozens of startup companies from all around the world met in Washington, D.C. last week to compete for funding as part of the startup incubator …

Apple hits record revenue per store visitor, says analyst

During the first quarter, Apple stores took in $57.60 per visitor, setting a record, says mobile analyst Horace Dediu.<p>Apple stores continue to outpace the rest of the retail industry in sales per customer.<p>The company took in record revenue per visitor of $57.60 during the first quarter, mobile …

Apple Store

Apple to Update AppleCare with Subscription Service and In-Store Repair Options

Apple has some changes in store for its service and support program AppleCare, according to a report from <i>AppleInsider</i>.<p>The site claims Apple held a town hall session yesterday that outlined a number of changes to AppleCare that will soon be rolling out across the U.S. first, and then internationally …

Defense Department to let Apple devices onto Pentagon network

The department expects to clear the devices for use on its network early next week, according to a report.<p>Pentagon employees may soon start using Apple mobile devices, like iPhones and iPads, on the U.S. Defense Department's secure network.<p>The department expects to clear the devices for use on its …

Mobile

Apple reportedly expands two-step authentication to Canada and 11 more countries

In late March, Apple introduced more secure two-step authentication for Apple ID / iCloud accounts, just before a major exploit temporarily allowed passwords to be reset with only an email address and date of birth. Initially, though, it was available only in the United States, the UK, Australia, …

Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone, but Apple can "bypass the security software" if it chooses. Apple has created a police waiting list because of high demand.<p>Apple receives so many police demands to decrypt seized iPhones that it has created a "waiting list" to …

Privacy

Apple expands 3D Flyover coverage in Maps to Paris, France and surrounding areas

Apple has steadily been making improvements to its Maps data following a controversial launch. Last year Apple pushed out major updates to its 3D Maps coverage, adding a number of new cities in the US, UK, France, and Canada, while just last March it quietly pushed out some big improvements to Maps …

Apple pushes for Android code docs in Samsung case

In the name of "transparency," Apple has asked a judge to force Google to hand over elements of the Android OS source code.<p>In the next step of the Apple v. Samsung battle, Apple has asked a judge to make Google hand over documents related to the Android operating system.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul …

Transparency

Apple's Lightning Connector Detailed in Newly-Published Patent Applications

As noted by <i>AppleInsider</i>, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published three Apple patent applications related to the company's Lightning connector introduced on its iOS devices late last year.<p><i>Perspective view of Lightning connector</i><p>The first application describes the hardware itself, while …

Rumored Next-Gen iPhone Part Reveals Possible Tweaked Camera Design

A photo of a component claimed to be part of the motherboard from an as yet to be released iPhone shows that Apple may be employing some internal …

Apple releases Thunderbolt firmware update v1.2 with stability fixes

Apple today released Thunderbolt firmware update version 1.2 with small stability fixes for Target Disk Mode and Thunderbolt. The 1.22MB update is available for download from Apple’s website here.

Countdown To 50 Billion App Downloads Is Front And Center At Apple.com

Apple is counting down to 50 billion app downloads in the App Store, and the ticker is currently front and center on the company’s website. Some taglines rotate under the countdown, like “With 50 billion bricks, you could build 12 Great Walls of China.” Each tagline is associated with an iPad app …

Apple Reportedly Still Working Out Royalties Agreements With Sony and Warner for iRadio Service

<i>The Financial Times</i> reports that Apple is still in negotiations with Sony and Warner over royalties for their iRadio streaming music service. Apple …

Jim Dalrymple Launches The Loop Magazine for iPhone and iPad

Noted Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple, a 20-year veteran of the Apple news scene, and founder of the website <i>The Loop</i>, has launched a new iOS magazine …

Google Maps for iOS auto-dimming is driving users crazy

Undocumented feature dims the screen between directions to save battery, but it's having unintended consequences.<p>The latest version of Google's Maps software for Apple's iOS includes an undocumented feature that dims the screen between navigation instructions in order to save the battery, but …

Google Maps

Apple Wins Trademark Lawsuit, Allowed To Use The Word ‘iBooks ‘

A trademark lawsuit brought against Apple in regards to its use of the term “iBooks” was dismissed today in federal court. Black Tower Press sued Apple in 2011, saying that it owned a trademark acquired in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit also noted that Apple had a trademark for the term “iBook,” which …