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Following rumors that Apple might be looking to hire former Obama administration White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for its vacant head of public relations position, the well-connected Jim Dalrymple has squashed those claims definitively. Katie Cotton speaks with Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller and Jony Ive. Photo via Inc.. Dalrymple weighed in at The Loop on Tuesday with his usual "nope" in response to the story. He then went on to add: "Tim Cook has never even met Jay...
Redmond, Wash., software giant Microsoft, which has struggled to find an answer to the success of Apple's iPad and iPhone, is said to be planning major staff reductions that could be the single biggest round of layoffs in the company's history. The layoffs could be announced this week, and may top the 5,800 jobs that the company cut in 2009, according to unnamed sources who spoke with Bloomberg. The reductions are said to be part of a restructuring planned to reduce...
Alleged problems plaguing the construction of ultra-thin batteries for Apple's next-generation iPhones have apparently been solved after the company brought a new manufacturing partner in Taiwan on board, according to a Tuesday report from Asia. "iPhone 6" and "iPhone 6c" concepts by Martin Hajek. Hsin Chu, Taiwan-based Simplo Technologies is said to have been able to craft batteries thin and flexible enough for the so-called "iPhone 6," a feat apparently not able to be...
Apple will not be granted a trademark for the Touch ID authentication system introduced alongside the iPhone 5s, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision revealed Monday, because it could be confused with an earlier Touch ID trademark assigned to timekeeping company Kronos. The decision -- which was made in May but only revealed publicly this week -- is based on the "likelihood of confusion" between Apple's application for "Touch ID" and Kronos's granted...
Apple is said to be planning to release a wrist-worn device this fall with touchscreen sizes of 1.6 and 1.8 inches, with the larger having an option for sapphire, according to the latest "iWatch" rumor out of the Far East. "iWatch" concept by Martin Hajek. The 1.8-inch variant of the so-called "iWatch" is rumored to come in two models: one with and one without a scratch-resistant sapphire screen cover, according to the Economic Daily News. The report was first spotted on...
Apple on Tuesday unveiled iTunes Pass, a new Passbook-based service that allows customers to refill their iTunes account by purchasing credit in brick-and-mortar Apple Stores. Apple's new iTunes Pass service is a reversal of how Passbook cards usually work. Instead of debiting out of their iTunes account, customers can replenish funds by taking an iPhone or iPod touch into an Apple Store and purchasing credit from a sales representative, who then scans in the amount...
After being available for ten months, Apple's iOS 7 is still growing and is now running on 90 percent of iPhones, iPads and iPods visiting the App Store, up from 87 percent in April. Source: Apple In an update to its developer webpage, Apple revealed 90 percent of devices visiting the iOS App Store over the seven-day period ending on July 13 were running a version of the latest iOS 7 mobile operating system. The figures compare positively to results from April, with...
Apple on Monday announced an expansion of its iPhone and iPad trade-in program to cover customers in Australia, who can now bring older iPhones and iPads to receive up to A$250 to put toward a new device purchase. In a statement provided to MSN affiliate ninemsn, Apple officially announced Australian availability of its in-store iOS device trade-in program, which will offer customers in the country up to A$250 (about $234) for iPhone and A$215 (about $202) for iPad...
A report on Monday revealed former White House press secretary Jay Carney is not only in the running to take on a job for a communications and public relations expert at Uber, but also for a similar role at Apple. Former White House press secretary Jay Carney. | Source: WhiteHouse.gov With Apple's longtime PR chief Katie Cotton now in retirement, Apple is on the prowl for a replacement and Carney is in the running for the position, reports Re/code. According to the...
Music and television show discovery app Shazam on Monday rolled out an update that integrates Internet radio service Rdio, offering in-app track streaming to users of both products. img src=http://photos.appleinsider.com/gallery/9879-1830-140714-Shazam-l.png alt="" /> As noted by Billboard, the latest version of Shazam now features full playback of "Shazamed" songs through a partnership with Rdio. The new functionality only applies to current subscribers of Rdio's...
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