iPhone 6 Rumored to Launch in October, Not September

August 1, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Thus far, September has been the expected launch month for the iPhone 6, a logical assumption considering Apple’s past behavior. Traditionally, the new iPhone is introduced on an appointed date in September and launched sometime before the end of the month. This year, however, sources are saying that the iPhone 6 may not launch until […]

200 Employees Laid Off Due to Apple-Beats Merger

July 31, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Apple said Thursday it will let go of 200 redundant Beats positions, as the two companies near the completion of their $3 billion deal. While some employees will make the transition to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, other jobs that overlap with already-existing Apple positions will be terminated, according to Bloomberg. The 200 employees have been given temporary […]

Cellphone Users Hit for ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in Bogus Charges: Senate Study

July 30, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges “crammed” onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of a hearing on the subject. The cramming often originates with small companies that provide celebrity gossip, ring tones or similar services. […]

Microsoft Xbox One to Launch in China on September 23

July 30, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world’s third-biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year. Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft’s Xbox group, announced the launch date at an event in Shanghai. The console […]

If Apple’s Products Were Their Own Companies…

July 29, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

In the past ten days, Slate and Time (in partnership with Fortune) have posted some pretty mind-blowing facts about Apple and its revenue. Take a look at how other companies stack up in comparison to Apple. Fact #1: “If the iPhone were a company in its own right, it would be bigger than McDonald’s and […]

Apple’s Mobile Payment Service May Launch As Early As This Fall

July 29, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Talks between Apple and payments-industry companies are apparently honing in on the launching of a mobile “wallet”, a service that would allow users to pay for goods at brick and mortar stores. The service is not a new idea: recall the efforts (and subsequent failures) of Google and other companies. Prudently, Apple has been cautious […]

Amazon Share Price Falls Due to Q2 Losses

July 27, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Amazon reported Friday a second-quarter loss that was double analysts’ expectations, as the company uses capital to fund big expansions plans. The online retailer reported a loss of $126 million, or 27 cents per share, which was worse than the 15 cents per share Wall Street analysts had estimated. While sales saw a handsome bump of […]

Apple Able to Extract Personal Data Via iPhone

July 27, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the “trusted” computers to which the devices have been connected, according to the security […]

China to Declare Qualcomm a Monopoly

July 26, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday. Regulators have completed an investigation of Qualcomm, the China Daily newspaper said, citing Xu Kunlin, director of the anti-monopoly bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s economic planning […]

Dell, BlackBerry Downplay Threat from Apple-IBM Alliance

July 26, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

IBM Corp’s recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now. Top executives at Dell and BlackBerry Ltd scoffed at the threat posed by the alliance this week, arguing the tie-up is unlikely to derail the efforts […]