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Popular iOS reddit client app Alien Blue was acquired by reddit itself for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday, with the software now positioned as the online community's official reader. Reddit revealed the Alien Blue buy to TechCrunch, saying the app's lone developer, Jase Morrissey, will be brought on board as part of the deal. Curiously, Alien Blue will not be rebranded under the reddit umbrella, which prior to today's acquisition included only the reddit AMA - Ask Me...
Beats cofounder and current Apple executive Jimmy Iovine responded to the National Football League's decision to ban Beats by Dre headphones from interviews, suggesting the pressure from Bose is resulting in cheap publicity. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (left) was fined $10,000 for wearing Beats by Dre headphones during a post-game press conference. | Source: CSN Bay Area Speaking at the University of California's Global Conversation on Wednesday, Iovine noted that...
Third-party developers continue to work on apps tailored specifically for the new screen sizes offered by Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the latest being Skype, YouTube and Facebook, all of which rolled out updates Retina HD display support on Wednesday. Skype hit version 5.6 with the latest update, bringing a host of new features and general operational improvements including support for Apple's new iPhone screen sizes. The latest release follows a September...
At a hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff said he sees little in the way of sensitive trade secrets that would preclude the court from making the terms of Apple's deal with sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies public. According to in-court reports from Reuters, Judge Boroff questioned the need to grant Apple's motion to seal documents in the ongoing GT Advanced bankruptcy proceedings. "I've got a foot-high stack of documents, and it can't...
AT&T customers looking to sign up for Beats Music as part of their monthly cellular plan are, as of Wednesday, seemingly out of luck, as the wireless provider is no longer offering subscriptions for Apple's streaming service. As noted by MacRumors, AT&T has abruptly stopped selling Beats Music subscriptions to its customers and is has taken down access to a free trial period previously open to all comers. The option to subscribe via AT&T has also been removed from...
Despite using one of the fastest Qualcomm mobile Application Processors now available, Google's new Nexus 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 fall flat in running GPU intensive apps and games--particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. The first benchmarks showing off the actual performance users will get from these new Android "phablet" models highlight that Samsung and Google's other Android licensees appear to be making the wrong engineering choices, and that by...
Apple on Wednesday sent out emails to developers, notifying them of an upcoming iTunes Connect maintenance update scheduled for next week. According to the short note, Apple's iTunes Connect developer portal will be taken offline for about six hours starting at 6 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, Oct. 26. The downtime is most likely attributed to routine maintenance. As with other iTunes Connect shutdowns, developers will not have access to the portal, while content delivery...
Sony's high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and screenwriter. Bale is apparently in final talks to take on the role of Jobs, according to film industry publication Variety, which believes the casting is essentially a done deal. Bale will be directed by Danny Boyle,...
Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday. The costs included a $500,000 "disruption fee" for De Anza Community College, approximately $147,000 for building and parking lot rentals, as well as between $400,000 and $450,000 in construction costs related to the temporary structure in which the...
With less than 24 hours to go before Apple is set to present its latest products, preview images for the company's iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button. The devices aren't featured in the iBook download itself, but can be found within the screenshots for the digital book, entitled "iPad User Guide for iOS 8." The very first screenshot displayed on the download page plainly...
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