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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday published Apple's official european debt filing, which looks to take advantage of low European interest rates to raise $3.5 billion, or 2.8 billion euros. Outlined in the securities statement, Apple's first non-dollar bonds -- split between eight-year bonds and 12-year bonds -- begin to accrue interest today, with annual payments to occur on Nov. 10 starting next year. This also means the eight-year bond's principal...
In what appears to be a build out of its UK operations, Apple recently hired five employees of defunct mapping app Pin Drop, who could be part of the first team to take residence at a rumored R&D office in Cambridge. Supposed location of Apple's new Cambridge, UK office. According to TechCrunch, Apple picked up the five-man team as straight hires, not through so-called "acqui-hiring" process of purchasing a firm for its talent. Three of the hires are software engineers...
Despite headlines fretting of a "new era in OS X and iOS malware," Apple's security systems for iOS and OS X are working as intended to protect users from exposure to the ubiquitous malware affecting open platforms including Android and Windows. Here's the realistic, non-sensationalized facts about how safe Apple's users actually are and how users can remain protected from threats that arise. Mac and iOS users are protected from viruses and malware by default unless the...
A recently-discovered vulnerability in Apple's mobile operating system could allow attackers to trick users into replacing legitimate apps that have access to a variety of personal information --?such as banking apps --?with hacked versions that relay that information to malicious actors. Hacked apps could be distributed via email or through web links and installed using iOS's enterprise provisioning system, which allows apps to be added to the device from outside of...
Apple is said to be looking to expand its supply chain and possibly have partner Pegatron built iPhone 6 Plus units, as the company continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its latest smartphones. Pegatron is in the midst of expanding its production capacity to help with iPhone 6 supply needs, according to Nikkei. With $200 million in capital expenditure this year and $300 million planned for next year, the company is said to be boosting capacity...
Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reports that Apple's iPhone 6 launch helped the company win back mobile device enterprise share from Android, boosting iOS to 69 percent of all device activations as firms' deployment of custom mobile apps continues to grow exponentially. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were only available during the last two weeks of the quarter, but drove a reversal of share loss at the expense of all Android licensees' products combined....
In a move likely to see support from Internet-based content providers such as Apple, Netflix, and others, President Barack Obama on Monday publicly called on the Federal Communications Commission to take the strongest measures possible in protecting net neutrality. Obama's plan calls on the FCC to reclassify broadband services under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, essentially classifying Internet connections as a basic utility like water or electricity. Doing...
Apple has expanded the selection of mobile photography accessories in its retail outlets with the Nova, a wireless, off-camera flash that can be used to enhance low-light shooting and synchronizes with iOS devices using Bluetooth technology. Nova --?which began life on Kickstarter --?is a wallet-sized flash unit with an array of 40 LED units behind a diffuser. Users can customize the color of the flash, from "cool to warm and soft to bright natural light," or choose...
A new "Apple Rewards" Visa card launched this month by Barclaycard with a number of changes, most notably a revised rewards system that pays out Apple Store gift cards, as well as the addition of Chip & PIN security. The new Apple Rewards card offers three points per dollar spent at the Apple Store, two for restaurants, and one point per dollar on all other purchases. Once a user has reached 2,500 points, they receive a $25 Apple Store Gift Card. The card also offers...
After years of waiting, Mac faithful can finally purchase an ultra high-resolution display made by Apple that not only mates quality with a competitive price tag, but comes with a capable built-in computer to boot. The iMac with Retina 5K display is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It looks like the iMac we all know -- monolithic black glass, same silver "chin" -- but flip the switch and 14.7 million pixels spark to life, instantly transforming the machine into one of the...
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