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Google agrees to defend Samsung, pay some of its costs in patent infringement case against Apple

While testifying in the Samsung vs Apple case on Tuesday, it was revealed that Google has agreed to help Samsung defend itself against Apple in its current patent-infringement case. According to a report from Re/Code, citing deposition testimony from Google lawyer James Maccoun, Google has also agreed to partially or fully indemnify Samsung for any […]

Apple updates App Store content ratings system with new descriptions and market-specific ratings

Apple has made some changes to the way it handles content ratings in the App Store, as outlined in an email (included below) sent to developers today. These ratings aren’t the five-star reviews that users assign apps, but the age-based restrictions assigned to each app based on the type of content in the app. While most […]

Apple releases Heartbleed bug fix for 2013 AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

Apple has released a bug fix patch for its 2013 AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule, fixing the OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’ vulnerability. The update does not apply to the AirPort Express. Firmware update 7.7.3 is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. Show More Summary

Apple’s new program lets anyone, not just developers, test OS X beta builds

Apple is making it easy for anyone, not just those part of its paid developer program, to access beta builds of OS X and in the process submit feedback to Apple. As noted by The Loop, Apple is kicking off a new OS X Beta Seed Program today for all customers that will allow anyone […]

Logitech announces an even thinner Ultrathin keyboard cover for iPad, three new case designs

Logitech is introducing three new products for iPad users including a new lineup of protective cases and an updated version of its Ultrathin keyboard cover for iPad Air and iPad mini. The new Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover (pictured above) introduces a thinner and lighter design at 6.4 mm thick and two-thirds of the weight of the iPad […]

Apple pushes OS X security update, Safari 7.0.3

Alongside the release of iOS 7.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Apple has released a security update for OS X. Security Update 2014-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. This update also includes Safari 7.0.3. While the update does not seem as severe as the previous security update containing […]

Our own Mark Gurman joins John Gruber to discuss Greg Christie, Healthbook, and more

Our own 9to5Mac Senior Editor Mark Gurman joined John Gruber of Daring Fireball on The Talk Show this week to discuss Greg Christie’s departure, Apple’s upcoming Healthbook application, and Apple news reporting in general. The episode is just under two hours long and can be downloaded from Soundcloud. iTunes users and subscribers will find the episode available here. […]

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air 32GB WiFi $520, Seagate 3TB desktop HDD $90, Titanfall (all platforms) $37, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. Today’s can’t miss deals: iPads: Apple iPad 4th Gen. 128GB WiFi+AT&T LTE w/ Smart Cover $600 shipped (Orig. Show More Summary

Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 update with Touch ID improvements, bug fixes

Following our report earlier this month that Apple was preparing to deliver a bug fix in an upcoming iOS 7.1.1 update, today the update is going live as an over-the-air update for iOS users. Apple’s release notes say the update includes “improvements, bug fixes and security updates” including enhancements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition and fixes […]

Mossberg: Apple is a movie studio and its next blockbuster is coming later this year

Recode’s Walt Mossberg is out with an interesting piece today taking a look at Apple after Steve Jobs and revisiting Tim Cook’s promise of new product categories across 2014. While comparing Apple and its product releases to movie studios— big blockbuster hits followed by sequels that often make more money— Walt says Apple execs have […]

Apple Stores launch in-store iPad trade-in program on Earth Day

In its continued full-court Earth Day press, Apple is expanding its Reuse & Recycling program to help responsibly recycle more devices and get current generation devices into the hands of more customers. As of this morning, the iPad is now eligible for the in-store Reuse & Recycling program at Apple Retail Store locations that allows customers to receive credit for their […]

1Password for Mac updated with improvements to 1Password Mini, better URL matching, and more

1Password 4 for Mac was updated today to version 4.3 with a bevy of enhancements and new features. Unlike today’s update to the iOS version of the app, the OS X-based update is not an overhaul of the application, but instead focuses on refining the software’s feature set. This update features big updates to the […]

1Password for iOS updated with all-new design, support for multiple vaults, and more

1Password 4 launched last year to much fanfare as a major redesign of the most powerful password management software available. Today the app has been updated to version 4.5, which brings the biggest update to the app’s design since the 4.0 release. With this update, the entire app has once again been redesigned completely, this […]

Wall Street expecting Apple to report year-on-year revenue fall of 0.2 percent

The consensus view of 40 analysts polled by Fortune is that Apple’s year-on-year revenue for its fiscal Q2 (Q1 of the calendar year) has fallen by 0.2 percent to $43.6B. This follows earlier predictions that iPhone sales will have grown two percent, and iPad sales will have dropped by 0.7 percent. Most of our analysts (31 […]

iPhone sales could be threatened as subsidized costs become more visible, say analysts

How much did your iPhone cost? If you said $199, $299 or even $399 you’re somewhere near $350 off. As some consciously forget, the carriers often shield the owner from the real total cost of the iPhone. That may not last. iPhone sales could be hurt as carriers switch from so-called subsidized contracts, where customers pay […]

Chinese iOS malware stealing Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken devices

Security researcher Stefan Esser (via ArsTechnica) has discovered that an issue reported on Reddit as causing crashes on jailbroken iPhones and iPads is actually a piece of malware designed to capture Apple IDs and passwords from infected devices. This malware appears to have Chinese origin and comes as a library called Unflod.dylib that hooks into all running processes […]

Taiwanese media claims 5.5inch iPhone 6 to be very thin, special battery components causing delays

Via GforGames, the Commercial Times is reporting that the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 (the larger brother of the expected ~4.7 inch model) is currently facing delays due to yield issues with special battery components. According to the report, Apple wants the 5.5 inch device to be incredibly thin requiring battery cells that are only 2mm in depth. Show More Summary

Apple teases Samsung in new environmental print ad: ‘There are some things we want every company to copy’

As part of its environmental campaign, Apple has taken out some tongue-in-cheek full-page print advertising in UK newspapers today. The ad reads ‘There are some things we want every company to copy’. The ad was first spotted by David McClelland on Twitter. Show More Summary

Apple Store logo leaves start going green in honor of Earth Day (photos)

In line with our report from last week, Apple has begun updating its logos on some of its more high-profile stores with green-colored leaves. Some users in Asia, Italy, and Australia are already posting posting photos of the tweaked logo. Apple Store employees will also be wearing green colored shirts to celebrate Earth Day for the […]

Mailbox goes 2.0 on iOS, gains Auto-swipe and cross-device Dropbox sync

  Dropbox has released version 2.0 of Mailbox for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Mailbox is the popular email application that allows users to easily sort email for later access. In line with announcements from Dropbox’s recent press conference, the update adds a feature called Auto-swipe. This feature essentially automates common actions based on user’s […]

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