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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Amazon apparently set to launch Square-competitor in August as it develops biometric payment solutions   —  Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we've obtained.
Jul 27, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Yosemite planned for late Oct. as Apple preps 4K desktop & 12-inch Retina MacBook   —  While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources.
Jul 23, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion   —  Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014.  The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details …
Jul 23, 2014, 11:40 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces Q3 2014 revenue of $37.4b: 35.2m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, 4.4m Macs   —  Apple today announced its Q3 2014 earnings results, revealing that the company pulled in $37.4 billion in revenue and $7.7 billion in profit during the quarter. … Apple, as always, has also disclosed sales numbers for its main revenue generators.
Jul 22, 2014, 4:36 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8 beta 4 includes new Tips app with quick feature tutorials (Gallery)   —  iOS 8 beta 4 brings a new app to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch called Tips.  The application, as the name implies, provides quick tips and tutorials about iOS features.  The app will be updated on a regular basis with new ways to use iOS device features.
Jul 21, 2014, 5:15 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Even after denial, Bloomberg says Jay Carney in the running for Apple PR head   —  Last week, Re/code reported that former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has been “bandied about” in connection to filling Katie Cotton's role as Apple's Corporate Communications and PR chief:
Jul 20, 2014, 11:45 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts iTunes Pass in Japan, allows Passbook-based iTunes credit refills at Apple Stores   —  Apple today has launched an interesting new service for iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore users in Japan with iPhones and iPod touches.  The new service, called iTunes Pass (no …
Jul 15, 2014, 9:30 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple-designed iBeacon hardware hits FCC: for Apple Stores, developers, or consumers?   —  On July 4th of this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made filings public from Apple regarding an Apple-branded piece of iBeacon equipment.  The hardware is shown above to be a rounded hub …
Jul 13, 2014, 5:50 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple China denies location tracking claims: we're ‘deeply committed to protecting the privacy of all our customers’   —  This past week, Chinese State TV called the iPhone a “national security concern” because of its location tracking capabilities.  The iPhone's operating system utilizes location …
Jul 12, 2014, 3:20 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's sapphire-covered ‘iWatch’ to enter mass production in November   —  Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has provided relatively accurate information on future Apple product plans in the past (but frequent misses on timing), has issued a new report today indicating …
Jul 10, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context

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