From late Microsoft arrivals and early Steam deals, to more Sony leaks, Lollipop on LG, Denim on Verizon, and a phone the size of your head, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
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An undercover BBC Panorama investigation reveals that workers in Chinese factories that make Apple products have been discovered of being treated poorly.
It might be a case of deja vu in the future as it has been discovered that Apple's iCloud is still not safe from hackers even with the security measures introduced after the celebrity photo leaks.
Apple is reminding its developers that new VAT rules in the EU have led to some policy changes in the App Store. While devs will remain unaffected some users may see prices go up.
Amid sanctions over Ukraine and cheap oil prices, Russia's currency, the rouble, has been in free-fall losing half its value since January, which has forced Apple to close its online store in Russia.
An eight-person jury has decided that Apple was not being anti-competitive when it blocked third-party music players from iTunes and deleting non-iTunes songs from iPods without its FairPlay DRM.
Some iPhone 6 users are experiencing adverse Compass, NFC and OIS interference with magnetic accessories. Apple has been talking to its MFi partners about limiting production of such accessories.
In the ongoing anti-competitive class action lawsuit, a former iTunes engineer has testified that Apple intended to block third-party music players and songs from accessing iTunes and iPods.
Apple's online retail stores are now accepting PayPal as a payment option in the United States and the United Kingdom. Apple also introduced PayPal Credit, which lets shoppers pay off their purchases.
A vintage Apple-1 computer sold today for a whopping $365,000, despite failing to meet the pre-auction estimate. This comes two months after another original Apple-1 sold for nearly a million dollars.
The recently rebranded MSN apps are now available for iOS and Android devices. They offer news, guides, videos and lifestyle info as well as cross platform synchronization, all for free.
United Airlines is rolling out the giant iPhones to cabin crew from next year, enabling them to process onboard retail transactions, access operations manuals, and connect to the company's intranet.
Microsoft gets in the holiday spirit by doubling its free albums offering, making the total of free downloadable music albums a whopping 100 through the Music Deals & Xbox Music apps.
Last month, a rare iPod sold for $90,000 USD. Although most items depreciate in value over time, it looks like a select variety of Apple products have gained value after being discontinued.
One of Apple's ex-employees has been found guilty of selling confidential info to Apple's suppliers who would later send some cash the employee's way. He confessed and entered a plea agreement.
Joining in are Microsoft, Apple, Google and lots of other companies as well as individuals such as Bill Gates, Jessica Alba and Ashton Kutcher to help spread the word about coding to kids worldwide.
With the launch of the new iPhones, it seemed that Apple had given up on small devices. This might soon be about to change as a sketchy rumor emerges saying that a 4" iPhone is on the way.
Apple's longest standing device was recently discontinued, and it has spurred consumers to pay ridiculous prices for unused iPods with high capacity drives.
The big trial related to Apple's alleged anti-competitive practices against its rivals in the music downloading industry may simply be dropped after the plaintiffs failed to qualify.
Apple is being sued over antitrust concerns, with the plaintiffs claiming Apple stifled competition by taking actions such as deleting competitors' songs from its devices without a user's knowledge.
Microsoft spends a lot of money on research and development, more than Apple, Google, and Amazon but they did come up a bit short in other metrics according to a new report by PWC.
Jimmy Iovine is a mastermind when it comes to business. Along with his partner Dr Dre, he sold beats to Apple for $3 billion dollars USD. Now we finally learn how Iovine pitched Beats to Apple.
The iPhone 6 launch was obviously successful but according to the latest data it was so great that Apple's marketshare increased by more than ten percent in the UK with smaller gains around the world.
The popular Firefox browser has so far been absent from Apple's App Store but Mozilla has finally taken the decision to jump on board and give its fans what they've been waiting for.
The LAUSD is officially putting a stop to a program that was set to purchase an eventual 1.3 billion dollars worth of iPads and distribute them to all the students in the district.
The PC games platform Steam has rolled out a beta version of its new video streaming feature that lets you share your game sessions with other gamers and is the first strong competition to Twitch.
Google's Chromecast is climbing up in the streaming world and has now become the second most used media streaming device in the US, though it's still behind Roku's device which holds first place.
In its latest report on the state of the smartphone market, IDC is predicting that Windows Phone will see strong sales increases over the next few years alongside the rest of the market players.
Apple's Watch has been one of the most awaited-for unveilings of the year but that sentiment seems to have been lost among regular consumers. Even so, Apple looks set to make a killing on its wearable
From Amazon at your Post Office and the world's largest video games collection, to festive bargains, Windows updates, and Google's EU breakup, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
It looks like Apple is ready to unleash its Surface Pro 3 contender in the form of the 'iPad Air Plus'. This new tablet is rumored to have a 12" screen, four speakers, and a 2015 release date.
Microsoft is to launch its business intelligence tool, Power BI, on mobile, starting with iOS. A beta test is expected to begin soon.
The Apple Watch webpage got a makeover last night and now features new animations, images and info that can give prospective buyers a feel for the upcoming product's user interface and experience.
It seems Apple learned a thing or two after its experiment to bring a 'low cost' iPhone for the masses which wasn't actually that much cheaper at all. Now the 5c will fade into history, very soon.
Although rumors of Apple's use of sapphire crystal displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus never materialized, according to a new rumor, it looks like Apple is now entrusting production to Foxconn.
Tablet sales growth has almost ground to a halt with the iPad seeing its first yearly decline. However, Android and Windows-powered tablets are seeing continued improvements over market averages.
Dropbox has turned on some editing features on its iOS application, pointing users towards the Office suite for all their document needs. This comes a week after similar features appeared on Android.
Google's deal with Apple to be the default search provider on iOS devices expires in 2015 and it is being reported that both Yahoo! and Microsoft are courting Apple for this position.
Apple is teaming up with some of the biggest names in the App Store to help raise funds for fighting HIV/AIDS. A special campaign is underway for this year's World AIDS Day on December 1st.
This week saw devastating Azure outages, lot's of Black Friday deals and plenty of Windows 10 news which included a kernel change in our in-depth tech roundup of the week.
Xiaomi claims it'll overtake both Apple and Samsung and become the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the next ten years but that currently sounds like attention seeking rather than a business plan.
Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute between itself and the Rockstar consortium, an assembly of companies including Apple and Microsoft that own Nortel's old intellectual property.
The mobile giant plans to scale back the number of unique mobile phone devices it produces by up to 30% in order to save money and increase profits after sales declines in previous months.
Apple is changing the way that it refers to apps that cost nothing upfront - ditching the 'free' label and replacing it with a 'Get' button - in response to EU concerns over in-app purchases.
The Beats music subscription service will reportedly be rebranded under iTunes, and pushed to all iOS devices in an OS update next year - but it will continue to operate on a paid subscription model.
It looks like some iPhone 6 Plus handsets have hardware issues with the camera that makes capturing images or video virtually impossible. The problems seem to stem from OIS and need a hardware fix.
A coalition of the internet's biggest companies is trying to push the US Senate into adopting the Freedom Act, which would limit data collection and bring greater transparency to the likes of the NSA
Although Apple remains in a solid first place, Microsoft has overtaken oil giant Exxon Mobil in being the second largest publicly traded company in terms of share values.
Security researchers, developers and hackers tried their luck in exploiting various devices and OS(s) in HP's annual Pwn2Own event. A prize pool of $425,000 was distributed among the winners.
A man in China bought 99 iPhone 6 handsets and arranged them in a heart shape, in an attempt to impress his girlfriend as he proposed to her, in front of friends and onlookers. She was not impressed.