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Apple software to drive smart Ferrari – CNBC.com

CNBC.comFirst the mobile phone, now the car. Having revolutionised personal communication Apple now wants to change the way we drive. The technology group will next week launch its first in-car operating system with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo as it …Apple to unveil acirciOS in the Caracirc integration next weekT3Apple to announce ‘iOS in the Car’ […]

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Apple Buys App-Testing Company Burstly as Acquisitions Increase – Businessweek

BusinessweekApple Inc. (AAPL:US), speeding up the pace of acquisitions, bought Burstly Inc., a software company that helps developers create smartphone and tablet applications. The deal, first reported by TechCrunch, was confirmed today by Kristin Huguet, …TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By AppleTechCrunchApple Buys Burstly, Owner of App Testing Platform TestFlightMashableApple now owns popular mobile app testing […]

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iOS 7.1 rumored to arrive in mid-March with enhanced Mobile Device Management – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderApple’s next free iOS 7 update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users will fix bugs and enhance a variety of user interface elements, but its release appears hinged on the completion of Mobile Device Management improvements, rumored to be targeting a …Anonymous Messaging App Blink Arrives On AndroidTechCrunchTrace your family tree with help […]

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Verizon’s fourth quarter earnings top estimates – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVerizon Communications reported fourth-quarter results Tuesday that narrowly beat analysts’ forecasts for both revenue and profit, as the New York-based phone company saw revenue from its FiOS bundle of Web, TV and phone service rise almost 16%.How long can Verizon stay above the wireless …CNETUPDATE 3-Verizon revenue climbs on sturdy mobile growthReutersVerizon Studies Options […]

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Starbucks App Saves Usernames, Passwords in Plain Text – PC Magazine

PC MagazineThe Starbucks mobile app offers a certain convenience when paying for your venti non-fat, no-foam, six-pump extra-hot chai tea latte. But turns out, it could also compromise your security. According to a report by Computerworld, the massively popular …Starbucks App: Another Reminder on Password VigilanceWall Street JournalStarbucks iOS app leaves user data in the […]

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Starbucks’ iOS app found to store user credentials in plain text – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderCoffee megachain Starbucks is under fire over their data security practices after it was discovered that the company’s iOS payment app does not encrypt customers’ login information. Starbucks. Security researcher Daniel Wood publicly disclosed the …Gulp! Starbucks App Found Storing User Secrets In Plain Text, If Not SightMediaPost CommunicationsStarbucks app leaves passwords vulnerableCNNStarbucks Confirms […]

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Apple Begins 2014 Acquisition Spree With Buyout of Camera App Creator … – Forbes

ForbesApple, which went on a buying binge last year, kicked off its 2014 acquisition spree with the buyout of SnappyLabs, creator of the SnappyCam app which allows the iPhone’s camera to take fast high-resolution photos. The deal was confirmed by Apple in a …Apple confirms acquisition of Australian entrepreneur’s SnappyCam …Sydney Morning HeraldApple acquires one-man […]

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BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo iPhone keyboard, alleges patent … – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderTroubled device maker BlackBerry on Friday filed suit against Typo, makers of a new snap-on iPhone keyboard case, alleging that the Ryan Seacrest-backed startup “blatantly copied” BlackBerry’s own keyboard. Update: Typo has issued a statement …BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest start-upUSA TODAYBlackBerry Patent Suit Targets iPhone KeyboardWall Street JournalBlackBerry Sues Seacrest’s Typo Over IPhone Case […]

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BlackBerry Sues Seacrest’s Typo Over IPhone Case Design – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Updates with excerpt from complaint in second paragraph.) Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) — BlackBerry Ltd., the smartphone maker that has lost business to Apple Inc. and Google Inc., sued Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC alleging it copied designs for a keyboard …BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo iPhone keyboard, alleges patent …Apple InsiderBlackBerry suing Typo, […]

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Holidays bring market share gains for Apple’s iPhone, iPad remains dominant – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderNew 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. Chitika smartphone statistics.Microsoft’s Surface Tablet May Have Been Saved by ChristmasWiredOnly iPhone fondling rose at Xmas: Were non-Apple fans in a […]

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NSA team spies, hacks to gather intelligence on targets, report says – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A top-secret National Security Agency team uses spyware and hacking to gather intelligence on targets, according to a new report based on internal agency documents. According to Der Spiegel, a German magazine that published some of the …NSA worked on iPhone spyware to remotely monitor users, leaked documents …Apple InsiderNSA’s top secret hacking […]

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New website informs users on app data usage prior to purchase – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderA first-of-its-kind website and corresponding service was rolled out on Thursday by the CTIA – The Wireless Association that looks to inform mobile device users about an app’s impact to wireless data plans. Know My App. Screenshot of music streaming …CTIA Releases ‘Know My App’ For Data WatchersHeadlines & Global NewsCTIA launches website that […]

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Google fights back against Rockstar patent group – CNET

CNETCompany files lawsuit against the Apple- and Microsoft-backed consortium, asserting that its “patent dragnet” has placed a cloud on Google’s Android platform. Michelle Meyers. by Michelle Meyers. December 26, 2013 12:01 PM PST. Google has filed a …Google Strikes Back Against Apple and Microsoft Patent TrollWiredGoogle sues Apple-backed Rockstar over patentsSiliconBeatGoogle asks US court to […]

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REFILE-Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission fines Apple for price restrictions – Reuters

ReutersBy Michael Gold. TAIPEI Dec 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined Apple Inc $666,700 for restricting the prices charged by local telecom carriers for their iPhone contracts, the first time Apple has been fined for such practices.Apple fined $667K in Taiwan for fair trade violationZDNetApple Fined $670K By Taiwan’s FTC For Interfering […]

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Taiwan FTC fines Apple for seeking to manage retailers’ iPhone pricing – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderTaiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has slapped Apple with a $670,000 fine for interfering with mobile providers and handset retailers’ pricing. Taiwan FTC. The commission accused Apple of violating the nations Fair Trade Act by advising mobile carriers on …Apple Slapped With $667K Fine For Trying To Influence Taiwanese iPhone PricesTechCrunchTaiwan Fines Apple for iPhone […]

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Attention, Apple Shoppers: You’re Being Followed – Reuters

ReutersBehold our retail Christmas future? Perhaps. Apple officially activated iBeacon today, meaning customers in all 254 of its U.S. stores can be tracked – with their permission – and sent notifications as they shop. The iBeacon feature, which was designed for IOS …Here’s how Apple’s new iBeacon technology worksLos Angeles TimesApple’s iBeacon Features In-Store Perks, […]