Apple Visionary, Steve Jobs Dies At Age 56

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Apple Chairman, former CEO, and tech visionary, Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 from complications associated with his long battle of pancreatic cancer. Steve had taken a leave from Apple and a break from his duties as CEO in order to receive a liver transplant. Steve returned several months later and introduced the iPad 2, and hosted his last WWDC conference as … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Opens Online Stores for Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, UAE

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) online stores have been in the United States and many other countries since it’s introduction. Now, the company has opened its Online Stores even in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and UAE. AAPL has been branching out its stores and products all around the world in recent months and has been opening up more retail stores in … Read More

Apple Discontinues $0.99 TV Show Rentals

Apple, after a long winding path and countless attempts has officially shut down and removed $0.99 TV show rentals from iTunes and Apple TV. In a direct statement to All Things D, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr confirmed the removal of $0.99 TV Show Rentals, saying: iTunes customers have shown they overwhelmingly prefer buying TV shows. iTunes in the Cloud lets … Read More

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO, Continues as Chairman and Director

In a letter to Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Board of Directors, Steve Jobs publicly announced on Wednesday that he is resigning from his current CEO position and requested to remain Chairman of the Board. Before resigning, Jobs recommended Tim Cook to be the new CEO of the Palo Alto company. Jobs is still expected to be part of Apple and will help the … Read More

Apple Goes Social With Twitter and Facebook Links in Online Store

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On Wednesday, Apple’s Online Store went down briefly and returned with new Twitter and Facebook integration. The Mac Pro selection page as well as the iPod Classic page has now changed to incorporate a drop down menu, that allows users to post a link to the product on either Twitter or Facebook. The new menu allow users to edit the posting … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Sues Motorola in Europe Over Xoom Android Tablet Design

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently won a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. Now, with that in the past, Apple Inc. is suing Motorola over their XOOM tablet in Europe over the same design infringement claims that they previously toted. The latest suit was mentioned in Apple’s complaint against Samsung and later discovered by FOSS Patents. Apple filed … Read More

Apple Reveals Plans for Fifth Avenue Glass Cube Redesign

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Apple began construction on their iconic Fifth Avenue store in June and closed off much of the store for construction, covering up the entire cube and shutting down parts of the store. Customers continued to access the store through a small walkway that led directly into the store, causing crowded elevators and stairways. Apple has revealed the plans for the … Read More

Apple Releases ‘Find My Mac’ Developer Preview

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Find My Mac, one of the features in Apple’s iCloud service went live for developers today as part of the beta testing. The service was added to the Developer Preview 4 that was released following Apple’s annual WWDC Conference. Find My Mac is essentially Find My iPhone on a larger platform and operates the same way. Find My iPhone relies … Read More

Apple Getting Ready to Launch New Video Streaming Service (Rumor)

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The web is abuzz this week about Apple planning a subscription based video streaming service to take on Netflix and Amazon. With that information already put, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek revealed today that Apple has already laid plans and set deals for such a service as well as iTunes Replay. As part of Apple’s roll-out of cloud video services (and … Read More

Apple’s iOS is World’s Second Largest Smartphone Platform

According to a recent study by Canalys, Apple’s iOS platform is now the world’s 2nd largest smartphone platform. Apple surpassed Nokia’s Symbian OS in order to claim the 2nd spot, directly behind Android. In the second quarter of 2011, Apple held the number one spot for world’s largest individual smartphone manufacturer, because of Android’s fragmented manufacturing process and the availability … Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch Delayed in Australia Due to Apple Patent Suit

According to a new report published by Bloomberg Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. reached an agreement in a patent infringement case, that will delay the launch of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.  Apple in its complaint alleges that Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes 10 patents which include copying the “look and feel” and touchscreen technology of the iPad. Steven Burley, … Read More

Apple Overtakes Nokia in Global Smartphone Market Share

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple Inc. (AAPL) overtook Nokia in global smartphone market share during the second quarter. Apple has now become worlds largest smartphone manufacturer as Nokia slipped to number three and Samsung coming close at second position. The global smartphone market saw 110 million units being shipped which represented 76% growth.  Apple shipped 20.3 million … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Acquire Barnes & Noble?

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According to a report published by BGR, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be interested in acquiring Barnes & Noble. The report notes that the latest rumor has come from an “unproven source”. We received a tip from an unproven source claiming to have knowledge of discussions within Apple to possibly purchase Barnes & Noble… This unproven source also said that iTunes 11 … Read More

HTC Ready to Strike Deal with Apple Inc. (AAPL) over latest Patent Dispute

According to a recent report published by Bloomberg Taiwan based smartphone maker HTC Corp. is willing to discuss matters related to patent dispute with Apple Inc. (AAPL). ITC (International Trade Commission) in its initial determination ruled two patent lawsuits in Apple’s favor which has resulted in concern over the profit margins for HTC. HTC’s CFO, Winston Yung, reportedly said, “We … Read More

Apple Discontinues Sale of Boxed Software for Mac From Retail Stores

After the introduction of Mac OS X Lion in the Mac App Store, Apple sent out a notification to all resellers that they will no longer be selling boxed software. Software boxes getting phased out include, ‘iWork ’09, Aperture 3, iLife ’11, Apple Remote Desktop, and various Jam Packs for GarageBand. Many software packages from 3rd party developers are released … Read More