Apple To Face Lawsuit Over Lost Text Messages

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Apple is going to have to answer to a lawsuit regarding lost text messages caused by its iMessage service. The suit claims that Apple failed to inform customers that switching platforms would cause lost text messages. The plaintiff, Adrienne Moore, is seeking class-action status and unspecified damages. Moore switched from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S5 and claims the loss of countless messages. According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh decided that Moore should have the opportunity in court to prove Apple violated California's unfair competition law by distrupting her wireless service contract with Verizon. … [Read more...]

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers To Head Up iTunes Radio

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Apple today announced they had finalized their purchase of Beats, which includes products like the infamous headphones and Beats Music, the upstart streaming music service. Part of the acquisition includes talent coming over to Apple, notably co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Another key figure is Ian Rogers, who had been CEO at Beats Music. According to the Wall Street Journal, Rogers will now head up iTunes Radio, in addition to his current position manning Beats Music. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Offers Up To $650 Surface Pro 3 Credit With MacBook Air Trade-In

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Microsoft is looking to entice prospective customers by offering a $650 Microsoft Store credit that must be used for a Surface 3 in exchange for trading in select MacBook Air models. The promotions runs through July 31st, 2014 or while supplies last. There is little in the way of information as to how much specific MacBook Airs will fetch. Chances are that few models, save for the most recent releases, will be accepted at the full amount. … [Read more...]

Apple Shares Video Highlighting Mac OS X Yosemite

Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple today shared a video on YouTube which highlights the major design changes to Mac OS X Yosemite, which made its debut at WWDC 2014. It's a short visual showcase of the new user interface. The visual elements bring an overall flatter design, with a heavy use of transparency throughout. Icons have also undergone a big changes, with Apple borrowing some from the iOS 7. … [Read more...]

Apple Acquires Social Search Engine Spotsetter

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Apple has acquired Spotsetter, a company who has developed a social search engine that provides users with personalized recommendations on places to go. Its capabilities include layering of social data on maps. As Apple continues to build out their own Maps app, one could easily see the importance of extending that experience by layering social data. Places is one such place for improvement, making Spotsetter a target for Apple. … [Read more...]

Apple Introduces Mac OS X Yosemite

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Mac OS X Yosemite, the next major release of Apple's desktop operating system, was formally introduced today at Apple's worldwide developer conference. Demonstrated by SVP of Software Engineering Craig Fedrighi, Mac OS X Yosemite includes major changes to the user inteface design, coupled with hundreds of new features. "We started with the most fundamental. Focused on clarity as well as utility", said Fedrighi speaking to an enthusiastic audience of developers at the Moscone Center. Speaking about the use of translucency throughout the new release, "Your windows take on the personality of your desktop wallpaper." Mac OS X Yosemite is expected to be released in beta later today. Apple had previously made OS X beta updates available to … [Read more...]

5 Key Takeaways From Apple’s Cook, Cue and Iovine at Code Conference

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine

At yesterday's Code/Conference, Apple made their acquisition of Beats Electronics official, with the deal closing sometime later this year. It made for an entertaining afternoon with interviews of CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue who heads up Internet Software and Services for Apple and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine. Cook took the stage first, joined later by Iovine who will be a full-time employee with Dre. Iovine later joined Eddy Cue. The trio offered some interesting insight regarding the purchase, Apple's product pipeline and the current state of TV. … [Read more...]

Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats for $3 Billion

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Apple has confirmed their purchase of Beats for $3 billion, ending weeks of rumors regarding the acquisition. Beats is known for their headphones and more recently, their new streaming music service. The co-founders, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, will join Apple as full-time employees. Apple intends to keep the Beats brand in-tact, according to re/code who have quotes from CEO Tim Cook on why Apple thought Beats was a good fit. … [Read more...]

Apple and Samsung Not Close To Ending Legal Battle

Samsung and Apple appear no closer to a settlement, just a day after news of promising negotiations that could ultimately end in the dismissal of all patent lawsuits between the two parties. As a result of their previous legal battle, the companies were to provide Judge Lucy Koh with a court mandated update on a resolution. The seven page court document, as provided by The Verge, shows little movement with Apple highlighting a number of controversial statements made by Samsung's lead attorney, John Quinn. … [Read more...]