Tag Archives: Apple

Apple files patent to resolve cellular dead spots

Dead spots are a nuisance that most people have experienced with their cellphones. Whether it’s a blip that causes a dropped call, or a large zone of sustained agony, the experience is always less than ideal. It looks like Apple may offer a solution to that problem in a future release of iOS with their latest patent, which offers a way for carriers to…

Apple steps up enterprise expansion, hires dedicated sales force

Apple is aggressively expanding its enterprise presence and has gone so far as to hire a dedicated sales team to schmooze potential clients and work with developers, according to a new report from Reuters. Three months after announcing a partnership with IBM to develop apps for iOS and sell Apple devices into businesses, the company is said to be eyeing…

Apple surpasses Samsung to become top mobile brand in China

Apple has replaced rival smartphone maker Samsung to become the number one mobile brand in China, reports CNET. The Cupertino company outranked Samsung in the country in terms of brand awareness and customer loyalty, according to the China Brand Research Center’s 2014 China Brand Power Index ranking report released on Tuesday. The Research Center…

Apple reaches settlement agreement with sapphire supplier, will continue to evaluate sapphire production

Apple and its former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies have reach an agreement to dissolve the partnership. GTAT, who run the Apple-owned plant in Mesa, Arizona, announced its bankruptcy last month. As part of the settlement agreement, GT Advanced will sell off its remaining sapphire, along with 2,000 sapphire production furnaces, in order to…

Apple acquired 20 companies in 2014, 7 in fiscal Q4

Apple acquired 20 companies across 2014, the company revealed during its Q4 earnings call. CEO Tim Cook also revealed that seven of these purchases were made during the the fourth quarter. Of the 20 companies acquired, some are known but many remain unknown. Obviously, Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats was the company’s largest of the year (and…

Apple continues push for lower-priced Beats Music subscription as Spotify launches Family plans

Apple is continuing to push for lower-priced Beats Music subscriptions as Spotify launches its own Family plans. In a new report, Re/code reiterates previous information regarding a cheaper Beats tariff stating that the company wishes to cut Beats’ current price in half — dropping it to $5 a month. Citing “industry scuttlebutt,” Re/code’s Peter Kafka…

5 hidden iOS 8 features that you need to know about

Since the official release of iOS 8 last month, I have been rummaging through the new features and have stumbled upon quite a few that Apple didn’t mention or recognize during the keynote at WWDC back in June.  Some of the best new features in iOS 8 are the ones you probably haven’t used (or even heard about) yet. That’s because Apple has hidden a…