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Production of Apple's new professional desktop is said to be heavily constrained, with representatives indicating that the company's retail stores will not stock the machine until at least March. Business sales staff at Apple Australia have been instructed to point customers looking to order a new Mac Pro toward Apple's online store, according to a report from Electronista. Default configurations purchased today would not be scheduled to ship until February, while...
New web traffic data suggests that the iPhone was Christmas's big winner among smartphones while the iPad remained the dominant tablet, though it lost some ground to competition from Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft. The study, conducted by web and advertising analytics firm Chitika, collated traffic statistics from "tens of millions" of U.S. and Canadian mobile devices across the company's network between Dec. 20 and Dec. 29. Data from the days immediately preceding...
Though it has yet to be announced and there are no signs of an impending product launch, Apple's so-called "iWatch" is reportedly facing poor yield rates of less than 50 percent in trial manufacturing, if the latest rumors are to be believed. AppleInsider was first to discover an Apple patent filing describing a watch design with flexible display. Alleged details on Apple's rumored wrist-worn accessory were reported on Thursday by DigiTimes, a Taiwanese tech industry...
A pair of Wall Street analysts have come to very different conclusions on Apple stock for the start of 2014, as Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald gave an enthusiastic recommendation for the iPhone maker, while Maynard Um of Wells Fargo downgraded AAPL shares from "outperform" to the status of "market perform." Analyst Brian White expects a larger iPhone to arrive in 2014. Concept created by Marco Arment. Both firms issued research notes to investors on Thursday stating...
For its annual New Year's Fukubukuro "lucky bag" promotion in Japan, Apple gave away products valued much higher than the package's $340 cost, with 2014's special gifts including 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads and iPods. Source: Mac Otakara Apple had four different Fukubukuro configurations -- roughly translated to "lucky bags" -- awaiting customers this year, each selling for 36,000 yen, or around $340, reports Japanese language publication Mac Otakara. While every bundle...
Just three months after being acquired by Google, Bump Technologies announced on Tuesday that it will be shuttering its Bump and Flock apps, both of which will be removed from the iOS App Store and cease to function on Jan. 31. According to Bump's blog, the developer is closing down both Bump and group photo album aggregator Flock to refocus efforts on as-yet-unannounced Google projects. "Back in September, we announced that the Bump team was joining Google to continue...
Whether a generous holiday gift has made you a new Mac owner or you've been option-clicking since MacPaint was new, take advantage of the new year to implement a sound backup strategy that ensures the safety of your important data. Broken hard drive image courtesy of Flickr user Jon A Ross If there's one maxim that has held true throughout the history of technological innovation, it's this: technology will fail in novel and unexpected ways at the worst possible moment. A...
Startup firm "designed by m" has released a series of iOS device screen protectors called mPact Glass, an anti-scratch tempered glass shield that supposedly boasts higher light transmission than competing products. With the proliferation of Apple's high-resolution touchscreen portables like the latest iPhone 5s and iPad Air, a growing number of screen protector manufacturers have started to move toward glass as a premium substrate offering. Compared to plastic or other...
Even as Apple's first- and second-generation iPhone and iPod touch gain "vintage" status, intrepid programming group "whited00r" is working to bring many of iOS's latest features, like Control Center, to the geriatric devices. The group is responsible for production of the eponymous "whited00r" firmware, a heavily-modified version of Apple's iOS 3.1.3 that mimics the look-and-feel of newer iOS versions on devices that Apple no longer officially supports. Whited00r's...
Apple on Tuesday reacted to news that the U.S. National Security Agency has worked on iPhone spyware to remotely monitor users, saying it has not cooperated with the agency on such projects and was not previously aware of those attempts. Section of leaked DROUPOUTJEEP document. (Click for full page) | Source: Der Spiegel In an official company statement provided to AllThingsD, Apple vowed to use its resources "to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers...
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