Apple Transferring Thunderbolt Trademark to Intel

Apple Thunderbolt Intel Trademark Transfer

Intel created the Thunderbolt I/O technology that currently runs in Apple’s iMac and Macbook Pro lines. While Intel is credited for developing the technology, Apple filed did the trademark work for the  I/O name which created some confusion about who actually owned the trademark. According to a recent report published … Read the Full Story →

Group of Apple Employees to Form ‘Apple Retail Workers Union’

Apple Retail Store Union

Today, TUAW reported that they recieved an email from a group called the “Apple Retail Workers Union”, who are looking to gather enough support to form a collective union of Apple retail workers. On May 19, 2001, Apple opened the doors to its first retail stores. It encouraged people to … Read the Full Story →

Apple Patent Reveals iCloud User Interface with ‘Partial Song Syncing’

A new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could reveal the user interface for Apple’s upcoming iCloud service, in addition to a feature for “partial song syncing.” Entitled “Local Storage of a Portion of Streamed Media Items,” the application depicts an iTunes-like user interface and describes … Read the Full Story →

Apple Signs EMI, Cloud Music Deals Close to Completion? [iCloud]

iTunes Cloud EMI Warner Music Sony

Earlier today, CNET reported that Apple has signed almost all of the four major record companies to include in their cloud based music streaming service, rumored to be called iCloud. Apple is closing in on obtaining the necessary agreements with the top four record companies that will enable the company … Read the Full Story →

Apple Holding 10th Anniversary Retail Store Meeting on May 22nd?

Apple 10th Anniversay Retail Store Meeting May 22 photo

MacStories recently reported that US Apple retail stores are holding an all employee meeting on May 22nd. This comes just days after Apple’s 10th anniversary of its first retail store opening. Rumors have spread across the web that Apple is planning a major announcement, not specified to hardware or software. … Read the Full Story →

Amazon Withdraws Apple’s MobileMe as iCloud Launch Approaches

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2011) is set for June, and as well as announcements for iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion, we’re expecting the company to launch its cloud-based music streaming service dubbed iCloud. Further evidence to suggest that this service is looming comes from Amazon today, who … Read the Full Story →

Apple’s iAd not for iPhone / iPad Apps Targeting Kids

iAds not for Kids Apple

Macstories recently reported on a fellow Apple app developer,Mike Zorner, whose app, Dex, hit rock bottom with an iAd fill rate of 0%. This made Zorner curious as to what was causing his iAd fill rate to drop so suddenly. When Zorner emailed Apple, he received the reply below. Bummer. … Read the Full Story →

iFlow Reader App Shuts down, Forced by Apple’s 30% Cut [eBooks]

In a blunt tone, BeamItDown’s Phillip Huber summarized what he concluded as the end of his life’s hard work and the result of millions. Huber’s company as well as their iFlow Reader application will cease to exist, come May 31st which is the official date when BeamItDown is expected to … Read the Full Story →

Apple Explains Location Tracking At Senate Hearing

Findings reported by security researchers and WSJ regarding Apple’s devices tracking users location data lead to Senator Al Franken (D-MN) calling upon Apple to participate in a hearing with the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in order to discuss consumer privacy. The hearing, as scheduled, took place … Read the Full Story →

Google Launches ‘Music Beta by Google’ — Apple Shouldn’t Worry

Google is holding its annual I/O event later on today, but the company has already released information on the products it is set to announce. One of which is called ‘Music Beta by Google’ — a service that provides users with online, cloud-based storage for up to 20,000 songs — … Read the Full Story →

App Store To Retain Major Market Share of Paid Apps Despite Android Growth

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Google’s Android is increasingly becoming popular as most handset manufacturers are adopting the Android platform. We recently reported that Google’s Android Market is expected to surpass the number of apps available in Apple’s App Store to become the largest store for mobile apps. But, does more apps mean more revenue? … Read the Full Story →

Android Market to Overtake Apple’s App Store in August?

Android Market Insights

According to a new report published by Research2guidance Android Market share in the number of apps available on a mobile platform will overtake Apple’s App Store in August 2011. Even though the Android Market was slow in getting developers attention initially, it is now showing accelerated growth and could become … Read the Full Story →

Apple to Charge Annual Fee for Cloud-Based Music Locker

Recent reports have speculated that Apple’s upcoming cloud-based music service is nearing completion as the company signs off its final deals with four major record labels. When the service does launch, however, it won’t be free of charge. According to music industry insiders speaking to CNET, while there may be an … Read the Full Story →