Earlier this year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) filed a lawsuit against Samsung, claiming patent and trademark infringement and that the “user interface and innovative style” was used by Samsung in its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. Earlier today Courthouse News Service reported that a federal judge has tipped the lawsuit in the favor of AAPL and has given Samsung 30 … Read More
Apple today took the wraps off its updated Apple Stores just as expected, with the alterations coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the company’s foray into running its own retail stores (give or take a few days).
Former Twitter co-founder and all-round nice guy Jack Dorsey’s latest company could be on the verge of announcing an exciting new partnership if we’re reading one of his Instagram postings correctly.
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 by Bright Side of the News, Intel now has full … Read More
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 “shop different.” Ten years later, the people of Apple are … Read More
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 a feature that would store a sample of each of … Read More
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 to launch a fully licensed cloud-music service, according to sources … Read More
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. BGR also released details about the extended retail meetings, from … Read More
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 has now ceased sales of Apple’s MobileMe service. Usually Apple … Read More
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. Hello Michael, We periodically review the apps in the iAd … Read More
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 shut down. Five of us spent nearly a year and … Read More
Apple’s huge successes with the iPad and iPhone have seen the company overtake Google as the top brand in a list of the top 100 in the world, according to the BrandZ 2011 rankings.
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 earlier today and Apple’s VP of software technology, Guy L. … Read More
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 — and looks set to rival Apple’s upcoming iCloud. Google doesn’t … Read More
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? According to a new report by IHS Screen Digest, the … Read More