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iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Retina iMac ship times improve ahead of holidays

In time for the holidays, Apple has improved ship times for some of its most popular products, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the new iMac with Retina 5K display. Apple's online store shows that the lower capacity models for the iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus are now shipping in three to five business days while the 128 GB variants take as long as 10 days to go out.

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Lawyers accuse Apple of deleting songs from iPods in class-action suit

In a $350 million lawsuit over locking users into the iTunes and iPod ecosystem, attorneys for the class-action case accused Apple of deleting music downloaded from an iTunes-rival service in a user's library without notifying the users. For its part, Apple defended its move, stating that it was a security measure and that it didn't want to confuse users.

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Safari updated to fix sync, password issues on Yosemite

Apple is pushing out an update to Safari on Wednesday, bringing it to version 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite users. The new update addresses usability, stability, and security.

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Apple Pay grabs support from two new credit unions

Apple Pay news may have slowed down a bit over the last couple of weeks, but there's still a bit rolling in ever so slowly. The latest sees L&N Federal Credit Union and UW Credit Union adding support for Apple's payment platform, along with M&T Bank adding support for small business debit cards.

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Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

After having announced that it would repurpose portions of its 3G spectrum to operate the faster 4G LTE protocol sometime in 2015, it looks like the Verizon has begun the conversion process and is testing these plans in select markets. Verizon would not give specifics about the test markets right now, but it is reported that Verizon is at least starting its trial of operating LTE on some of its 3G spectrum in New York.

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Jimmy Iovine talks Apple's 'hole in music' in new interview

In a new interview, Jimmy Iovine goes a bit into detail on how he sold Beats to Apple. Iovine, who has been named one of GQ's Men of the Year, says that he sold Apple on his music streaming service by offering to fix problems that the company had developed in music.

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Sprint's 'Cut Your Bill in Half' promo results in only 20 percent savings

After announcing a promotion Tuesday that would cut the bills of AT&T's and Verizon's customers in half if they switch to Sprint, the wireless carrier admitted that the net savings is only closer to 20 percent rather than the 50 percent that it is marketing. When customers on the two larger rival carriers switch, they would still have to pay for a new phone or lease one, costs that are not calculated in the promotion.

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OWC announces 1TB SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina display

OWC has announced that it is now shipping 1TB solid-state drive upgrades for the first-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display. The Aura 6G SSD actually comes in a bit smaller than 1TB at 960GB, and has peak transfer rates of 555/530 MB/s.

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Hearthstone's Goblins vs Gnomes arrives next week

The first expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, will be available to players next week. Goblins vs Gnomes will be available starting Monday, December 8. The update focuses on the rivalry between Warcraft's two inventor races, the Goblins of Undermine, and the Gnomes of Gnomeregan.

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Alcohoot's smartphone breathalyzer is now integrated with Apple HealthKit

Alcohoot. which launched a Bluetooth-based smartphone breathanlyzer accessory for the iPhone in 2013 is now integrating that hardware with Apple's HealthKit features in iOS 8.

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