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Christian Bale landed Steve Jobs role without an audition but will ‘crush it’ , says Aaron Sorkin

In an interview with Bloomberg confirming that Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said that there wasn’t even a need for an audition …  There was, he said, only a meeting. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris […]

Foxconn hoping to make future iPhone screens, get more of the Apple pie

iPhone assembler Foxconn is apparently hoping to move beyond its relatively low-margin work into more profitable high-end component manufacturing in order to take a bigger slice of revenue from Apple, reports the WSJ. Apple Inc.’s major assembler Foxconn is in preliminary discussions with a provincial government in northern China for an investment in a new factory […]

Apple to grow retail stores in China from 15 to 40 within two years, says Cook

Tim Cook noted during Monday’s earnings call that Apple was “investing like crazy” in China, but he took the opportunity of his current visit to the country to put a specific number on the company’s retail expansion plans: it will open 25 new Apple Stores in Greater China within the next two years. Greater China includes both Hong […]

Review: Pixelmator for iPad out now, a desktop-class photo editor for a mobile device

Note: The app is still rolling out worldwide. Check back soon if the links don’t work for you! Announced during Apple’s October event, Pixelmator for iPad ($4.99) is an important stepping stone in the iPad’s history. The Mac app is regularly featured by Apple as an exemplar app in the Mac App Store and it is clear […]

Apple wins lawsuit over expired pager patents, dubs opponent ‘patent troll’ in email

GPNE Corp, a Honolulu company that licenses technology patents, took Apple to court recently over a few patents the company claimed were violated in several of Apple’s iOS products. The technology in question was originally patented for pagers (remember those? yeah, me neither) and the patents have since expired. Apple regularly takes on so-called “patent […]

Apple iPad Air 2 first look: Unboxing, benchmarks, and camera performance (Video)

Today we’re taking a look at Apple’s fastest and thinnest tablet to date. The iPad Air 2 is more than just a pretty shell. This tablet packs some decent performance over its predecessor. While we haven’t had enough time with it to put together a full review, there are some main points we wanted to […]

Developer says Apple sent them pornographic image when rejecting app

An iOS developer said Apple demonstrated that their app could be used to surf for porn by sending them a screenshot containing a pornographic image. Carl Smith shared the story of the rejection of Wave, an app for browsing Instagram and public images, in a blog post. It turns out Apple thought the best way to […]

Tim Cook pays a visit to Zhengzhou iPhone factory during trip to China

Tim Cook paid a visit to a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China during a trip across the country. The Apple executive tweeted the photo above with one of the workers assembling an iPhone. Cook will meet with Chinese Apple employees later for a special Q&A session where he will answer questions from workers across the world. […]

Inbox for Gmail: hands-on and first impressions

Google this afternoon announced Inbox for Gmail, its all-new emailing solution that is intended to coexist with the regular Gmail platform (Think Paper for Facebook?). Inbox for Gmail is available on an invite only basis for Android, iOS and Chrome. I am fortunate enough to have received an invite to Inbox for Gmail, and I […]

Apple dropping support for SSL 3.0 on push notification servers, requiring TLS by October 29th

Apple has announced to developers that it will be dropping support for SSL 3.0 on its push notification service on October 29th in order to mitigate a vulnerability discovered in the software recently. Developers who currently support both TLS and SSL 3.0 on their push servers will not be impacted by the change, but those […]

Apple begins selling iTunes gift cards in United Arab Emirates ahead of first Apple Store opening

Apple has started selling iTunes gift cards in electronics retailers throughout the United Arab Emirates, according to photos sent by 9to5Mac readers. This is the first time these cards have been available in this market. The change is part of a larger move into the region by Apple’s retail arm, which began hiring for an upcoming Apple […]

Bank of America confirms some Apple Pay customers seeing double charges, expects fix today

Following up on a bevy of miscellaneous issues with Apple Pay, some Bank of America account holders are now reporting that the new service is charging them twice for some transactions. Re/code has now confirmed that Bank of America is in fact experiencing a technical error that is causing the double charges and is currently attempting to […]

9to5Toys Last Call: Seagate 2TB $80/ WD 1.5TB $60, Foscam wireless IP cam $73, Olloclip for iPhone 6/Plus pre-order, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Daily Deals: Seagate 2TB $80 or WD 1.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $60, more Foscam FI9821W V2 HD Wireless Pan/Tilt IP Camera $73 shipped (orig. $160) Olloclip for iPhone 6/Plus adds four advanced […]

iPad Air 2 teardown shows minor internal tweaks, 15% smaller 7340 mAh battery

With iPad Air 2 units now officially arriving in the hands of customers, our friends over at iFixit have officially kicked off their ritual teardown of the device. For the most part the teardown only revealed minor changes on the inside, such as repositioned display cables that iFixit calls a welcomed changed for repairs. Also […]

Yahoo Mail iOS app updated w/ travel & event notifications in Today view

Yahoo updated its Yahoo Mail mobile apps today bringing new travel and event notifications to the app for iPhone and iPad. For travel, the app’s “Today” view will now display information on flights including when flights are cancelled or delayed, and users will be able to “get directions to the airport, call the airline to […]

Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 patch with critical bug fixes and security updates

Microsoft has released Office for Mac 2011 version 14.4.5, which includes critical bug fixes and security improvements. You can download the free 113 MB patch from Microsoft’s website. The change notes from Microsoft are below: This update fixes critical issues and also helps to improve security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can […]

‘Oops, sorry about that:’ Bono responds to ‘Songs of Innocence’ iTunes deal

iTunes customers who didn’t watch Apple’s iPhone keynote last month were a bit surprised last month to discover that they suddenly owned a copy of U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence,” even though they’d never bought it. The band had partnered with Apple to add the album to every single iTunes account for free in […]

GT Advanced COO sold $1.2M in shares before bankruptcy, Apple asks court to seal documents

Apple is seeking to keep its involvement in GT Advanced’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing secret as it reportedly asks courts to file its objections in the case under seal. Bloomberg reports that Apple requested permission to keep its comments in the case secret to avoid disclosing “confidential research, development, or commercial information regarding Apple’s business […]

9to5Toys Last Call: JBL OnBeat Micro Lightning speaker dock (refurb) $15, iTunes movie 2-packs $10, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: JBL OnBeat Lightning iPhone 5/5s/5c or 6/6 Plus speaker dock...Show More Summary

Amazon teases Apple over U2 album giveaway blunder as Prime users get deluxe version for free

Now that Apple has finally wrapped up its U2 album giveaway to iTunes customers, a promotion that warranted its own removal tool named after the “Songs of Innocence” album, Amazon is picking up the record and giving it away to Amazon Prime subscribers through Prime Music… but not without taking a shot at Apple first. […]

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