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Samsung's Mobile Future May Rely on Unproven Leader

November 5, 2014 10:05 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The 46-year-old was promoted to vice-chairman level in 2012 after joining the company in 1991. His increasing sway comes as Samsung's rapid success with the smartphone...        

Study: Xiaomi Now World’s Third Largest Smartphone Vendor

October 30, 2014 11:34 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The rising China-based OEM shipped 18 million smartphones during the third quarter, good enough to give it nearly...                                      

MCX Denies Fines for Members Accepting Apple Pay

October 29, 2014 4:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MCX was formed by a group of major U.S. retailers here in the United States and has made news this week as member companies such as...                    

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FirstNews Briefs: China Mobile, China Telelcom, China Unicom, Alcatel-Lucent

October 29, 2014 9:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile – the three biggest telecommunications service providers in China – have each chosen the 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System) from Alcatel-Lucent for their IP-based core networking needs in order to meet accelerating demand for...

Poynt Eyes Point of Sale with New Terminals

October 29, 2014 9:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup is hoping an upcoming transition to smarter credit and debit cards will persuade millions of U.S. merchants to buy...                    

Tim Cook Urges Alabama to Improve LGBT Rights

October 28, 2014 10:13 am | by Jay Reeves, Associated Press | News | Comments

Speaking at the Capitol in the chamber where the state voted to secede from the Union in 1861, Cook said Alabama and the nation...                           

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Card Activations Top 1M in 72 Hours

October 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Cook called the intial resistance from retailers a "skirmish" and went on to tout how quickly iPhone users are...                               

Apple Pay Rejected by Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven

October 27, 2014 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to multiple reports, major retail chains such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walmart are disabling their contactless payments systems to thwart...                                

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Apple Taking iCloud Attacks "Very Seriously"

October 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in...

Cook Congratulates Employees on Long Line of New Products

October 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

To be sure, Apple has manged to roll out quite a few new products this year. Check out our coverage of all of them here...                        

Samsung Note 4 Pushing Back Against iPhone 6 Plus

October 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Even though reviews for the Galaxy Note 4 have been favorable, analysts said its redesign may not be enough as Apple Inc. has entered the large-screen smartphone category with the iPhone 6 Plus. "It will not be easy," said Lee Sei-chul, an analyst at Woori Investment & Securities. The Note 4 "is a nice product but...

Here's Where You Can Use Apple Pay

October 21, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.

Apple Sells 39M iPhones as 4Q Profits Jump

October 20, 2014 5:31 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple sold more than 39 million iPhones during its fiscal fourth quarter, jumping out ahead of analysts’ estimates of around 38 million and well ahead of the near 34 million it sold in the year-ago quarter. The big handset sales were due at least in part to...

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Apple Pay Makes Debut with Today's iOS 8.1 Release

October 20, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Devoted iPhone users in the United States will get a bevy of new features with today's release of iOS 8.1 and perhaps the most anticipated of all...                                   

Review: How Will Your iPhone and iPad Work with Yosemite?

October 16, 2014 4:38 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Let's say you're writing a lengthy email on your iPad and would prefer the Mac's keyboard. You can just click an icon on the lower left corner of the Mac and continue there. What you've already started on the iPad automatically appears...

Apple Outs Super Slim iPad Air 2

October 16, 2014 2:32 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple today unveiled a slimmed-down iPad Air 2. “Look at how thin it is! Can you even see it?” CEO Tim Cook asked the audience at Thursday’s Apple event. At 6.1 mm thick, Apple says you can stack two of them...

Apple Pay Coming Oct. 20, WatchKit for Developers Coming Next Month

October 16, 2014 1:21 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple Pay, the company’s new mobile payment system, will come out...                                                                                             

Lenovo Creating New Smart Devices Company Focused on China

October 15, 2014 11:39 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Lenovo today announced it is creating a new company in hopes of building its smart devices and services business in China. The new company, which will operate under a separate name and brand, will start up April 1, 2015. Chen Xudong, who is currently president of China and Asia Pacific markets at Lenovo, will serve as CEO of the new company.

Facebook, Apple Get into Provide Fertility Services for Employees

October 15, 2014 10:54 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give...                                   

New iPhones to Reach 115 Countries by Year’s End

October 13, 2014 10:21 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple today announced its new iPhones will be available in 69 countries by the end of the month and are on schedule to reach 115 countries by the end of the year. The company is calling this its fastest iPhone rollout to date.

Report: Demand for new iPhones Delays Larger iPad

October 9, 2014 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Citing people familiar with Apple's supply chain in Asia, the Journal reports that production of the iPhone 6 Plus is still unsatisfactory and has resulted in a delay of larger iPads.                                                      

Icahn Renews Quest for Apple Share Buyback

October 9, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Activist investor Carl Icahn is taking another swing at getting Apple to buy back more of its stock and improve the relative value of the shares. Icahn is asking the iPhone maker's CEO, Tim Cook, to give its board a plan to meaningfully increase share repurchases.

Teens May Be Unreliable Predictors of Apple Watch’s Success

October 8, 2014 5:27 pm | by Ben Munson | Blogs | Comments

But then again, teens may be an unreliable source for predicting how Apple’s foray into the watch game will go. Elsewhere in the survey, the teen respondents are asked to name their top watch brands. Just like in the spring 2014 and fall 2013 study, Rolex easily took the top spot. On average, 30 percent of respondents said the luxury brand time pieces are just the best.

Apple Confirms Oct. 16 Media Event

October 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple will also likely run down the next iteration of its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite. Other products that could be included in the presentation could include Apple TV, Apple Pay and more about Homekit. 

Apple Watch Holds Modest Appeal for Core Demographic

October 8, 2014 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Apple Watch may have only limited appeal for a core subset of Apple's customer base, namely teens. According to a Piper Jaffray survey that polled 7,500 teens across 48 states, just...                                                          

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