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Apple launches annual ‘Back to School’ promotion, iPhone now a qualifying purchase! Apple launches annual ‘Back to School’ promotion, iPhone now a qualifying purchase!(0)

Apple on Monday opened up its "Back to School" campaign, with this year's promotion offering $100 and $50 gift cards with a qualifying Mac, iPad or iPhone purchase.

As noted by The Verge, Apple changed its Online Store home page early Tuesday to advertise the start of the promotion, which is now live on the company's website.

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Haswell chips could bring 50% more battery life to Apple’s next-gen MacBooks! Haswell chips could bring 50% more battery life to Apple’s next-gen MacBooks!(0)

The next generation in Apple's MacBook line could see 50 percent greater battery life thanks to the processors expected to go into them, according to Intel.

In a media briefing ahead of the launch of its Haswell processor platform, Intel chief Rani Borkar said that the chipmaker had designed the line with notebooks and tablets in mind, according to PCWorld. That focus on mobile devices led to dramatic increases in battery life, with 50 percent longer operation in normal use and extending idle and standby battery life by up to 20 times. 

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Apple Confirms WWDC Keynote Presentation Will Be Monday June 10th! Apple Confirms WWDC Keynote Presentation Will Be Monday June 10th!(0)

In an unsurprising announcement, Apple has confirmed that the keynote address for the Worldwide Developers Conference will be at the Moscone Center on June 10, the first day of the conference.

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Google’s Chrome team developing app launcher for Mac! Google’s Chrome team developing app launcher for Mac!(0)

Google is looking to bring a version of its Chrome OS app launcher to the Mac, possibly as an add-on to the Chrome browser, allowing users to access a slew of Web apps normally available only from within the

Chrome developer François Beaufort revealed on his Google+ page (via iMore) that the Internet search giant is working to bring the app launcher to Mac. 

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iMessage ‘denial-of-service’ attack crashes devs’ iOS Messages apps… iMessage ‘denial-of-service’ attack crashes devs’ iOS Messages apps…(0)

A recent spate of prank texts sent to a group of iOS developers has revealed a limitation in how Apple handles data sent through its iMessage service, which in some cases can crash the app if the incoming message is too long or contains overly complex characters.

As reported to The Next Web, iOS app developers iH8sn0w, well known for his jailbreak tool, and Grant Paul were among those targeted by a type of denial of service (DoS) attack that overwhelmed their respective Messages inboxes with a load of automatically-generated transmissions. 

The two devs believe the messages to have been sent one after another from the Messages app on OS X, with a simple AppleScript effecting the barrage that prompts a victim to constantly clear notifications and text. Read More

Apple and Intel Have Reportedly Discussed Deal for Production of Future iPhone and iPad Chips! Apple and Intel Have Reportedly Discussed Deal for Production of Future iPhone and iPad Chips!(0)

Reuters reports that Intel's move into contract manufacturing of chips for other companies suggests that Apple could become a future customer with its A-series chips for the iPhone and iPad, potentially reducing its reliance on arch-rival Samsung as a supplier.

A source close to one of the companies says Intel and Apple executives have discussed the issue in the past year but no agreement has been reached. Read More

Apple blocks older versions of Adobe Flash Player in web plug-in update! Apple blocks older versions of Adobe Flash Player in web plug-in update!(0)

In a support document published on Friday, Apple confirmed that it has blocked older versions of Flash to protect Safari users from recently discovered vulnerabilities in the web content player.

While Adobe has already fixed the flaws being exploited, Apple instituted the plug-in-blocking feature in its Safari web browser to safeguard users who may not have downloaded the latest patches. The change affects Macs running OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard. Read More

Staples Begins Selling Apple Accessories in U.S. Online Store! Staples Begins Selling Apple Accessories in U.S. Online Store!(0)

In line with last week's confirmation from Staples executives, the office supply giant has now begun offering Apple accessories in its U.S. online store. While the chain has long sold Apple products internationally, this marks the first time it has been able to reach an agreement with Apple for U.S. distribution.  Read More

New Retina MacBook Pro Processor Bumps Offer Minor 3-5% Performance Improvements!! New Retina MacBook Pro Processor Bumps Offer Minor 3-5% Performance Improvements!!(0)

Following last week's introduction of new processors for the Retina MacBook Pro lineup, Primate Labs has analyzed benchmarks coming in from the new machines through the company's popular Geekbench 2 software.  Read More

News: Apple Hiring Software Manager and Engineer to Build ‘Next Generation Features’ for Apple TV! News: Apple Hiring Software Manager and Engineer to Build ‘Next Generation Features’ for Apple TV!(0)

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has posted a job listing seeking a new software engineering manager focused on "next generation features for Apple TV".

The Apple TV team is looking for an experienced engineering manager to help deliver the next generation features for Apple TV. Bring your creative energy and engineering discipline, and help us bring the Apple experience to the Living Room. [...]  Read More

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