All Articles by John Callaham

Natalie Portman could be joining the cast of Aaron Sorkin's biopic of Steve Jobs

The potential cast of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin continues to expand. Today, a new report claims that Natalie Portman is in talks to join the film, which will now be produced by Universal after Sony put the movie in turnaround last week.

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Apple's net worth has doubled since Tim Cook became CEO

If you bought stock in Apple when Tim Cook became CEO in August 2011, you have had a solid return on your investment since that time. The company's market capitalization reached a new high of $700 billion on Monday before finally pulling back a bit in final trading. That means Apple's market capitalization has doubled since Cook began running the company.

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City of Cupertino provides Apple Campus 2 construction update, new aerial photo in tow

The city of Cupertino, Calififornia has posted a new ariel image of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 building that's currently under construction. The photo, supplied by Apple, was taken at a slightly different angle than a similar image taken from a drone earlier in November.

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Apple Pay adds Commerce Bank MasterCard support

The Apple Pay system has quietly added another US bank to its list of supported institutions. Commerce Bank, which has branches in a number of states, mostly in the Midwest, is now listed on Apple's support site, but just for its MasterCard.

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T-Mobile Music Freedom adds 14 more services to free streaming

T-Mobile has added 14 more Internet audio streaming services to its Music Freedom program, which allows customers to stream as much as they want from those companies without having it count against their data package.

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Doctor Who Legacy celebrates its first birthday with lots of plans for new content

Tiny Rebel Games, the developers behind Doctor Who Legacy for iPhone and iPad, are celebrating the game's first anniversary by offering a look at what's coming up next.

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Need For Speed No Limits coming soon to tear up the road on iPhone and iPad

Electronic Arts' next game in its long running Need for Speed series is coming to the iPhone and iPad. Need for Speed No Limits is a mobile-exclusive racing game that was announced today with a trailer that combined gameplay footage with video featuring noted professional rally racer Ken Block.

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Telltale's Game of Thrones will include some of the actors from the HBO TV show

Telltale Games has not only released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming episodic game series Game of Thrones, but it has revealed that the six-part series will feature voice acting by some of the members of the HBO television cast.

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Square launches worldwide support for its iPhone and iPad Register app

Square has expanded the reach of its Register software for the iPhone and iPad worldwide. It announced today that the app is now available "even in countries without integrated Square processing." It can now also accept payments from 130 different currencies.

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Apple reportedly opens new development office in Lund, Sweden

Apple has quietly opened a small new development office in Lund, Sweden, but the company has not yet commented on this move or what the handful of its employees are doing in this location.

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Gorilla Glass 4 may help protect your future iPhone screen from drops

Less than two years after Corning first revealed Gorilla Glass 3, the company is going ahead and introducing Gorilla Glass 4. The latest version of its touchscreen display glass is supposed to be up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass product. Corning said that in their drop tests from one meter on a rough surface, devices with Gorilla Glass 4 survived the drop up to 80 percent of the time.

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Apple will offer automated iAds with partner Rubicon Project

Apple is partnering with Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project on a new program for its iAds division that will offer a way for companies to purchase space on Apple's mobile app advertising network through a more automated process, rather than dealing directly with Apple's sales team.

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iOS App Store now shows a 'Get' button for its free apps

Apple is now displaying a "Get" button for all free apps in its iOS App Store, replacing the "Free" button. Apple made this change quietly so there's no official word on exactly why it has decided to make this cosmetic alteration in the App Store.

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T-Mobile US makes it even cheaper to call overseas

T-Mobile is giving its Simple Choice plan users some cheaper options for international calls. Starting today, they can sign up to get unlimited calling from the US to landlines in over 70 countries for just $5 a month per account, up to 10 lines, with the updated Stateside International Talk option. It's also offering the same plan, plus unlimited calling to mobile phones in over 30 countries and 1,000 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico, for just $10 a month per account.

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Apple will have to pay $23.6 million thanks to losing a lawsuit over pager technology

Apple has found itself on the losing end of a patent lawsuit and has been ordered to pay $23.6 million to Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, which claimed that Apple infringed on pager technology patents that were first developed in the 1990s by Skytel.

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iOS 8.2 beta SDK, WatchKit beta SDK mean you can start making Apple Watch apps

Starting today developers can start making their own apps for the upcoming Apple Watch, well before it's expected to go on sale. Apple today announced the availability of the first version of their WatchKit dev tools as part of the iOS 8.2 developer SDK release.

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Vainglory interview: Creators talk heroes, controls, Metal, and more!

Most games released for the iPhone and iPad don't get a demo at an Apple press event. Yet that is just what developer Super Evil Megacorp got a chance to do in September when their debut game, the fantasy Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)-style game Vainglory, was shown on stage during the iPhone 6 launch event. Now that the game is finally out in the US and Europe, we wanted to learn more about the title. We received answers to our email questions from Bo Daly, the CEO and co-founder of Super Evil Megacorp, along with Kristian Segerstrale, its COO and Executive Director.

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Apple Pay expands to BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores

Apple Pay is now available for more people to quickly pay for their groceries in a ton of stores in the southeastern US. That's due to a new agreement between Apple and Bi-Lo Holdings, the parent company of the BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores chains.

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Apple will reportedly let third-party devices access its iOS Lightning port

Third-party accessory makers for the iPhone and iPad may soon have a new, and welcome, option for their products. A new report claims that Apple will soon allow devices to connect to the Lightning port that previously could only be accessed by Apple's own products.

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Microsoft launches Sway for iPhone... but only in New Zealand?!

A few weeks ago, Microsoft launched a web-based preview version of Sway, a new multimedia presentation app that's also the newest member of its Office software family. Today, Microsoft announced that it has launched a Sway app just for the iPhone, but there's a big catch; it's only available for New Zealand residents.

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