Tag Archives: Apple

Africa's poison 'apple' provides common ground for saving elephants, raising livestock

While African wildlife often run afoul of ranchers and pastoralists securing food and water resources for their animals, the interests of fauna and farmer might finally be unified by the "Sodom apple," a toxic invasive plant that has overrun vast swaths of East African savanna and pastureland. ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Exclusive: EU warns Ireland it could expand tax probe beyond Apple - source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has told Ireland it may investigate more companies as part of a probe into the country's tax practices, after announcing a formal probe into Apple Inc's Irish subsidiaries, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Source: Reuters

    

Apple reaches settlement in e-books pricing case

By Rebecca Robbins Apple Inc. has reached a settlement with a group of U.S. states and consumers who filed a class-action law suit accusing the company of leading a conspiracy to drive up e-book prices, according to documents filed Monday in a New York court. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Green managers stuff funds with Apple after environmental reforms

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That's good news for environmentally-aware mutual funds that hold Apple for another big reason ...read more

Source: Reuters

    

Apple unwraps 'Healthkit' alongside Mac, iPhone features

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday took the wraps off mobile applications that pool and analyze health and home data, kicking off an annual developers' conference lacking in big surprises, despite hopes the iPhone maker would offer a glimpse into its secretive pipeline of products.

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Source: Reuters

    

New Apple Mac, mobile features coming this fall

Apple's Mac operating system will have easier ways to share and search, while the iOS software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health and controlling home devices.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about iOS 8 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

LIVE HIGHLIGHTS: New Apple Mac features unveiled

A new design and better ways to exchange files are part of Apple's new operating system for Mac computers.

A crowd lines up before the Apple World Wide Developers Conference 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Monday, June 2, 2014. This week should provide a better sense of whether ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

5 things to know about Apple's duet with Beats

Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance Wednesday as he discussed his company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple's 38-year history, will give the iPhone and iPod maker a line of trendy headphones known for their hip appearance ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Ackman Seeks a London Listing

By By SYDNEY EMBER William A. Ackman plans to tap the public stock markets. | Apple confirms deal for Beats Electronics. | Valeant raises the possibility of a hostile takeover bid for Allergan. | Mathew Martoma, a former SAC trader convicted of insider trading, is seeking leniency. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

    

Apple hopes to lift street cred with $3B Beats buy

Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist that also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine.

In this image provided by Apple, from left to right, music entrepreneur and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Yep, it’s happening: Dr. Dre is joining Apple — and so is Beats, for $3 billion

By Brian Fung On Wednesday, Apple made its biggest bet on the future of music since it first transformed the industry more than a decade ago with its iTunes music store. The tech giant made its largest acquisition ever, agreeing to pay $3 billion in a deal to acquire the maker of ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Review: Apple's CarPlay headed in right direction

Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the steering wheel or a swipe on a display ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Google named world's most valuable brand, pushing Apple to No. 2

By Amy Hubbard Google has knocked three-time champion Apple from the top of an annual list of the 100 most valuable brands around the world. Tech companies occupy the top four spots in the latest Brandz list from Millward Brown: Google, followed by Apple, then IBM and Microsoft. The market research firm... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Whatever happened to the Apple deal for Beats?

By Chris O'Brien, Ryan Faughnder It's been just over a week since news broke that Apple was about to pay $3.2 billion for Beats, the headphone and music streaming company. Reports and sources originally said the deal would likely be announced early this week. So, what's up? Recode reported recently that the timing of... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Apple tries to lift online sales by cutting refund times in half

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has cut in half the time it takes to give refunds to online store customers who want to return their iPhones and other gadgets, a small but crucial step to try to get more people to buy direct from its website.

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Source: Reuters

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Plaintiff Maligns Deal in Silicon Valley Suit

By By DAVID STREITFELD Michael Devine, one of four plaintiffs named in the class action against Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe, has asked the judge in the case to reject the settlement his own lawyers negotiated. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

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Searching Apple's history for a rationale for buying Beats

By Jon Healey As my colleague Chris O'Brien notes, Apple's reported interest in buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion is causing a lot of head-shaking and tongue-clucking among tech and finance cognoscenti. Even some of the company's most famous (or notorious) cheerleaders are publicly expressing... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Apple's interest in Beats Electronics stirs speculation

By Chris O'Brien, Ryan Faughnder More than a decade after it revolutionized the music industry with the launch of iTunes, Apple Inc. remains the world's largest music retailer and one of the most recognized brands. So why, exactly, does it need to buy Beats Electronics' headphone and streaming music service for $3.2 billion?... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Apple hires Nokia camera expert; expect better iPhone photos

By Salvador Rodriguez Reports are saying Apple may acquire Beats Electronics, but in the meantime the Cupertino, Calif., giant has for sure landed another figure in tech: Nokia's former camera expert. Apple has hired Ari Partinen, who previously was senior engineer on Nokia's Lumia team. Partinen announced move... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Why Apple is so interested in Beats: It’s not about the headphones

By Brian Fung Apple is reportedly buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion — a whopping sum for a brand that although popular tends to be scoffed at by audiophiles. So everyone wants to know: Why is Apple buying Beats when it could be investing in practically any other company? Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Early reaction to Apple's $3.2-billion bid for Beats: Huh?

By Chris O'Brien Less than a day after news broke that Apple was in talks to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, many observers were still scratching their heads. Yes, Beats makes some popular headphones. Yes, it's launched a streaming music service, though one that appears to be off to a slow... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Apple near deal to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

By Ryan Faughnder Apple Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the premium headphone maker that recently launched a subscription streaming music service. The Cupertino tech giant would pay $3.2 billion for Beats, according to a person with knowledge of the talks, which would make it the... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

iOS7 and the tantalizing potential of Apple TV for gaming

By Chris O'Brien With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference one month away, it's a good time to turn our attention to what the company has planned in terms of software and services. With sales of iPads potentially flattening out, analysts have been itching for the company to do more to leverage the... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Jury leaves damages Samsung must pay Apple unchanged at $119.6 million

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Monday left the total damages Samsung Electronics Co Ltd must pay Apple Inc unchanged at $119.6 million, after additional deliberations in a trial where the South Korean smartphone maker was found to have infringed three Apple patents.

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Source: Reuters

    

Apple applies for patent on 'Interactive Three-Dimensional Display System'

(Phys.org) —Apple Inc. has applied for a patent on an interactive hologram device. In its application, the maker of iPhones, iPads and other devices, describes a new device that could project a holographic 3D image into a small space—the image projected could then be manipulated using human hands, responding to ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2011, file photo, the Intel logo is displayed on the exterior of Intel ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers

(Phys.org) —Four freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania have taken Apple's personal assistant Siri to behave as a graduate-level executive assistant which, when asked, is capable of adjusting the temperature of the phone owner's Nest thermostat or playing a song of choice on the Spotify playlist, or turning on the ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Apple seeks decisive U.S. court ruling against Samsung

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Samsung faced off once again in their long-running courtroom battle, with the iPhone maker asking jurors to award more than $2 billion for patent violations and Samsung trying to cast its rival as a sore loser in the smartphone market.

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Source: Reuters

    

Jury selection begins in Apple-Samsung case

The world's two leading smartphone makers were back in federal court on Monday, accusing each other of stealing ideas and features.

In this Aug. 27, 2012 photo, the Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco. Apple already has won ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.

In this Aug. 27, 2012 photo, the Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

US telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan

When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency's unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint —whose customers are also the targets of secret government spying— remained noticeably mum. ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

How Apple, the NFL and other big businesses helped kill the Arizona bill

By Mark Berman Shortly after Arizona lawmakers passed legislation last week that would have let businesses deny service to gay customers, the outcry began. Supporters praised it as a necessary protection for religious freedoms, while opponents denounced it as state-supported discrimination. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

DealBook: New York City Comptroller Resists Investor’s Calls for Apple Buyback

By By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED Scott M. Stringer will urge investors to vote against a proposal for a stock buyback worth $50 billion, arguing that Apple's management should make such decisions itself. ...read more

Source: The New York Times