UPDATED: The sapphire supplier still has $85M in cash, but the company's stock has fallen more than 35 percent over the last month.
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In iOS news this week, China is getting the iPhone 6, there's a possible launch date for Apple Pay, a bug in iOS 8 deletes iCloud documents, and some users are reporting Bluetooth issues with iOS 8.
Lost some important data on your iPhone, iPad or Android device? Here are some tools that might be able to help you get it back.
After its release on the iPad last year, Opera has brought its touch-friendly browser to Apple smartphones too.
OWA for iPhone and iPad are mobile apps that offer the same email, calendar and contact functionality as the Outlook Web App in a browser but with additional features only possible in native apps. But they're only for Office 365 users.
While PC OEMs have to struggle with single-digit gross margins, Apple pulled in gross margins of around 50 percent on U.S. iPhone sales between April 2010 and March 2012.
Chrome for iPhone and iPad was announced today at Google I/O 2012 and is now available for download in the App Store.
Many Mac power users and developers are concerned about the iOS-ification of the Mac OS and how much more of that process will be found in sessions at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week in San Francisco. A recent developer blog post recalls talks by Steve Jobs from a 6 years ago, where he speculated on whether computer users really needed to interact with a file system. But to me, it also recalls a mostly forgotten Apple OS from around 20 years ago.
Primate Labs' recently released a online charts for its Geekbench Browser for iOS and Android devices. The charts presents comparisons of processor and memory benchmark tests submitted by Geekbench app users.
A firm of business analysts speculates that it would be great if Google's Chrome Web browser were to come to iOS devices. Will it? Will Apple let it?
Just before Google finally released Google Drive cloud storage and sync (see our First Take here), Microsoft made some improvements to its own cloud sync and storage service, SkyDrive, including releasing preview Windows and Mac versions of the SkyDrive app that's already available for Windows Phone and iPhone. (There isn't an official SkyDrive app for Android, but Microsoft has endorsed some of the free Android apps like Browser, Portfolio and Cloud Explorer).
The parent company of the best Linux distro around now offers their free Ubuntu One Files service for your iPhone.
Microsoft has released both Windows Phone and iPhone apps to access SkyDrive files in the cloud.
LogMeIn Ignition for the iPad/iPhone now adds the ability to access files stored in Google Docs and Dropbox.
Adobe has put out a version of its PDF reader software for Apple's iOS, addressing devices including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.The free and fully-featured Adobe Reader hit iTunes on Monday, allowing users to read PDF portfolios and password-protected PDF files.
Korean electronics giant files suit against Apple in Japan and Australia for patent infringment in latest attempt to halt iPhone 4S sales.
Information Appliance Associates on Tuesday released BerryMover, an app can bring Blackberry data files over to the iPhone.
Disappointing fans expecting the iPhone 5, Apple has introduced a souped-up iPhone 4 with an improved chip, camera and antenna, which will compete for buyers where Android is strongest
The online retailer has launched a web app compatible with the iPad, as well as the Chrome and Safari browsers, that allows people to buy e-books directly from the device
Swiffy, a tool that converts most .SWF files into a more browser-friendly HTML5 format, is now available through Google Labs.
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