Apple reportedly poached employees from A123 Systems to work on battery tech, now faces unfair competition lawsuit

Apple has poached five key engineers from A123 Systems to work in a new battery division at the Cupertino technology company, with some hires possibly going as far back as June, a new report claims. The battery maker claims that these hires violated agreements it had in place to prevent them from joining competing companies…

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Apple Watch makes its U.S. cover debut courtesy of Self Magazine

It’s been a few months since the Apple Watch was featured on the cover of Vogue China, but now the upcoming gadget is finally making its debut on the cover of a U.S. magazine this month. Self Magazine announced today that its March issue will feature cover model Candice Swanepoel wearing Apple’s unreleased smartwatch. Swanepoel’s Apple Watch of…

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Apple releases iTunes 12.1.1 update for Windows w/ playback improvements, Outlook syncing fixes, more

After releasing iTunes 12.1 in January adding a Notification Center widget for OS X Yosemite users on the Mac, Apple has released a minor update to iTunes 12.1 specifically for Windows users. According to the release notes, iTunes 12.1.1 addresses an issue that caused audio playback to glitch while also improving syncing between Outlook and…

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Motorola president responds to Ive criticism in New Yorker profile, says Apple charging ‘outrageous prices’

In an amusing retaliation to Jony Ive’s opinion of Motorola’s Moto Maker, Motorola president described their company as a ‘different philosophy’ as well as directly attacking Apple’s product lineup, describing iPhone prices as ‘outrageous’ in a conversation with the BBC. In the Ive profile by the New Yorker, the SVP of Design gave his scathing view of the Moto Maker system, which let…

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Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis tours Apple HQ with Tim Cook, addresses employees

Honored to host @RepJohnLewis at Apple today. His 50-year march for justice and equality inspires us. @MARCHTrilogy http://t.co/I5ye7OdIDi — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 17, 2015 Georgia Congressman John Lewis took a tour of Apple’s headquarters with CEO Tim Cook today. Lewis is in town to promote his new graphic novel focusing on the civil rights…

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