Developers, start your engines! Apple released the gold master for OS X Yosemite on Tuesday, and is now asking developers to begin submitting their updated apps, suggesting that a release is just around the corner. Speaking of gold, rumor has it that the next iPad Air will be available in just that color. And what kind of trick is Microsoft trying to pull now? That and more in today's Morning Report!
Now here's one of those no-brainer kind of deals: Until midnight tonight, music fans can download U2's latest single absolutely free, and one of the nation's largest banks will donate a dollar to Product (RED).
It was a relatively quiet weekend on the Apple front (unless you count that settlement with HTC which we'll get into in a moment), with most of the tech world focused on the debut of Nokia's new Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia handsets hitting AT&T and Verizon. Curious about what you might have missed? Glad you asked, because we've assembled a handful of those stories right here for you...
When the iPad 2 launched earlier this year, Apple offered a program to donate your first-generation model, where Teach For America would in turn use them in some of the poorest schools across America -- and now, more than 9,000 units have made their way across 38 states.
Almost curiously on the heels of the criticism of Steve jobs' lack of a public record of philanthropy, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that the company has launched a new charitable matching program for its employees. The company is offering to match employees' personal charitable contributions up to $10,000 per year.
Following a report earlier this week that Japanese Apple Store locations had served as a means of communication for many in the beleaguered country after last week’s earthquake and tsunami comes word that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has pledged his company’s assistance with employees there.
So not only were you an original iPad adopter, but now you're one of the lucky few to have the iPad 2, while others now have to wait almost five weeks. While there's plenty of possibilities about what to do with the 'ol tablet, Apple may have helped narrow it down for you, if you weren't planning to resell, Apple is touting a new donation program that allows consumers to donate old iPads to the Teach for America program.