Despite recent rumors to the contrary, it appears consumer electronics titans Apple and Samsung may actually be no closer to settling their differences over patents — especially when attorneys for the Korean manufacturer have resorted to name-calling.
Apple and Google waited until the stock market was closed for the week to announce a formal end to its longtime patent battles — a move that could potentially pave the way for settling the feud between Apple and the search giant's partner Samsung as well.
Amidst persistent rumors that Apple plans to introduce a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August followed by a larger 5.5-inch model the following month comes word that retail employees are being restricted from taking vacations in September.
Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote is now less than three weeks away, and while speculation has run amok about iPhone 6 and iOS 8, at least one of the company's accessories is getting a slice of the rumor mill this week.
Near-field communication (NFC) has wound up in a lot of Android devices over the last few years, enabling retail shoppers to pay with a tap. With each passing year, Apple has been rumored to finally adopt such technology, so it should come as little surprise to see it surface again in 2014.
Is there some kind of class distinction between iOS and Android users? A new study says yes, and actually draws a line in the sand based on what each type of device owner prefers to drink and their preferred method of travel.
Does a drunken video posted to Facebook count as confirmation that Apple is purchasing Beats Electronics? According to CNET, it could very well, with Beats co-founder Dr. Dre proclaiming himself to be the "first billionaire in hip-hop" in a obscenity-laced video clip. "The Forbes list just changed, in a big way," added singer-songwriter Tyrese Gibson. And that's just the first part of today's Apple-Beats related coverage...
Apple appears to be making big progress with the latest update to OS X Mavericks, with 9to5Mac reporting that a new build of 10.9.3 released to AppleCare employees on Wednesday — a build that appears to be even newer than what developers and AppleSeed users are working with. The build suggests Apple might release the update to the public this week, so there's something else to look forward to ahead of the weekend...