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Apple's share of the U.S. computer market slipped again during the second quarter of 2014 despite a global trend towards growth in the PC marketplace after tablets like the iPad cannibalized sales. Source: IDC According to IDC's preliminary results for the most recent June quarter, Apple continued to bleed marketshare in the U.S. PC industry, ending the three-month period as the only top-five PC vendor to have ceded ground year-to-year. Update: Apple's officially...
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook quipped to a journalist that she should "get a new phone" as she posed questions during the exclusive gathering of tech and media executives at Sun Valley, Idaho. Apple CEO @tim_cook talks to @Jessicalessin (bottom right), tells another reporter using @Samsung: 'get a new phone' pic.twitter.com/woBcicHtaB-- Amir Efrati (@amir) July 9, 2014 The annual Sun Valley event, which has been held by investment bank Allen & Co. since 1983, brings...
During a question-and-answer session at Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone maker will eventually quantify the diversity of its workforce in a public disclosure, but that it is now "more focused on actions." Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives at the 2014 Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley | Source: Twitter "We'll release the information at some point," Cook told Bloomberg, referring to diversity data that would likely break...
Video sharing service Vimeo on Wednesday rolled out an all-new version of its Apple TV channel, bringing a streamlined user interface, new curated playlists, and trailers from Vimeo On Demand to Apple's set-top streamer. The company simplified the channel's navigation, paring it down to what Vimeo says are "the essentials." Users can browse the main discovery screen, peruse their personalized feed, manage their Watch Later list, look at their own videos, or search...
A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent -- held by China's Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. -- that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China. The "Little I Robot" application | Source: YouTube Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate People's Court ruled on Tuesday that China's Patent Review Committee...
Days after the company agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchase policies, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell sent an email to commissioners directing their attention to an article saying the Google Play Store lets children spend their parents' money "like a drunken sailor." Source: FTC "I thought this article might be of some interest, particularly if you have not already seen it," Sewell wrote to commissioners...
A well-known vulnerability in Adobe's Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data -- including cookies -- on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines has been exploited for the first time, prompting Adobe to issue a patch and urge users to upgrade their system as soon as possible. Adobe says that Flash Player version 14.0.0.125 and earlier for Mac and Windows and version 11.2.202.378 and earlier for Linux suffer from the bug, which was exploited in a...
Members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution that will have the advocacy group, which successfully sued Apple over iTunes in 2008, begin a new campaign designed to convince the iPhone maker to consider accessibility when approving apps for sale in the App Store. A trio of accessibility apps available for iOS, including BrailleTouch, Color Identifier, and Light Detector While the resolution -- which was approved during last week's NFB...
Following up on news that Foxconn would soon deploy robots on assembly lines dedicated to Apple products, a report out of Asia claims the so-called "Foxbots" will have a limited role in device assembly as humans are still needed for most operations. According to industry insiders, Foxconn's Foxbots will only assist human workers by locking down screws, polishing parts and performing other menial duties when they are finally installed on the production line, reports...
In the 1990s, Creative was the go-to firm for beige box PC sound cards, but that market has since dried up thanks to integrated motherboard audio. More recently, the company has been busy reinventing itself as a bonafide audio hardware maker and the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 is its latest product. Announced a few months ago, the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 only today became available for purchase in the U.S. as the slightly updated "SR20A," but AppleInsider had the chance to...
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