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Apple now has two official online sales outlets in China after opening the virtual doors to a new storefront on Tmall.com, a large online marketplace run by China's largest e-commerce website Alibaba Group. It is not clear when exactly Apple opened up shop on Tmall, but a representative from Alibaba said the page is official and went live recently, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple's Tmall webpage is nearly identical to the Online Apple Store, but with minor code...
In a letter submitted to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Tuesday, Apple asks for the removal of court-appointed antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich from his post, citing the monitor's recent declaration chastising Apple's supposed lack of cooperation. The letter, filed on behalf of Apple by lawfirm Gibson Dunn, calls out Bromwich over his late-December declaration to the court in which he rebuked Apple's actions up to this point and denied claims of...
Mobile device accessory maker iPort added two new products to its lineup on Tuesday when the company announced the Charge Case and Stand for Apple's iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. iPort's Charge Case and Stand are what the company calls "all-in-one" products meant to be permanently installed on Apple's latest iPad models. The case itself includes two charging points for portrait and landscape docking, while the stand is adjustable to three distinct angles...
In tandem with its keynote at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yahoo announced 'News Digest,' a new iOS app that aggregates, condenses and delivers the day's top news to users twice a day. News Digest, currently limited to iPhone and iPod touch, puts a twist on the two-times-a-day news delivery format that has in some ways been usurped by the Internet's instant and always-on coverage. "We wanted Yahoo News Digest to revisit a content format that when...
A new report published on Tuesday details the long and arduous road Apple's supposed iWatch is moving down as it moves from idea to consumer product, including fresh information regarding an iPod software director's departure to Nest Labs. Former Apple director of iPod Software Bryan James' LinkedIn profile. | Source: LinkedIn Apple has run into a number of challenges in bringing the so-called "iWatch" to market, reports The Information, though most appear to be in line...
German automaker Audi on Tuesday unveiled the Mobile Audi Smart Display, a bespoke Android-powered tablet that marks the next stage of the company's plan to integrate Google's mobile operating system more deeply into its future vehicles. The Mobile Audi Smart Display | Source: Reviewed.com In what is perhaps an early glimpse of Audi's goal as a member of the new Open Automotive Alliance, the marque touts the Smart Display as a step toward a new, modularized infotainment...
Investors place too great an emphasis on Apple's total iPhone unit sales every quarter, without giving enough consideration to the company's transition to greater monetization of its unique ecosystem of services, one analyst believes. Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company believes that going forward, Apple will focus on offering users a "vastly superior software experience" on the iPhone platform, he said in a note to investors on Tuesday. He predicts that the company...
Mobile accessory maker Signal entered the quickly-expanding Made for iPhone game controller race Tuesday with the RP One, a "pro style" controller that connects to Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch over Bluetooth. The RP One sports an understated black-and-silver color scheme and takes advantage of Apple's "extended" controller layout option with action buttons, shoulder triggers, thumbsticks and a single directional pad. Signal says the RP One is "the first...
Short-range wireless power for portable devices came one step closer to production Tuesday with WiTricity's unveiling of an iPhone-targeted reference design for the group's resonant energy transfer system. Like other wireless charging options for Apple's handsets, WiTricity's demonstration system consists of a plastic sleeve that envelops the device and a charging hub that acts as a sort of wireless power "base station." WiTricity's resonant inductive coupling...
Apple on Tuesday supplied developers with its third pre-release beta of iOS 7.1, a forthcoming update for its mobile operating system, with the latest build bringing fixes for creating a new iCloud account, as well as playing back audio books. People familiar with the software indicated it is identified as "Build 11D5127c." It is available to download from Apple's developer website, as well as over the air on test devices, but is not intended for general public...
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