Thousands of people queued up to be in the first group of recipients of the new iPhone 5. My only question is, Why?
Apple could be in a spot of legal bother, with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) claiming the Cupertino-based company has infringed on one of its trademarks. All of a sudden the shoe is on the other foot.
Apple has sprung a leak, or several, in fact. The latest has seen images of the new iPad Mini spring up online before Apple has even confirmed such a product exists.
It’s here, finally, with Apple taking the wraps off the long-awaited iPhone 5 at a huge press event in San Fransisco. Just don’t expect anything exciting, because the iPhone 5 is anything but exciting. Well, to those of us who aren’t fanboys, at least.
An American tech company has admitted it was the victim of a hacking that led to the publication of a million Apple device details. The revelation appears to prove the FBI’s denial that it was the source of the stolen data.
Pogoplug is pairing up with Amazon to offer not only its own storage devices but also online archival storage. That means that your information will be accessible even if your hard drive dies, gets a nasty virus, or you just upgrade your computer. They are also offering family plans that come with a free Pogoplug device to get you started.
Bruce Willis is, according to sources, considering legal action against Apple to ensure his offspring inherit his iTunes music collection. But the law isn’t fully understood, and the story not exactly watertight.
AT&T has defended its block on iPhone users running FaceTime over its 3G network. It’s a decision that may follow the precise letter of net neutrality rules but certainly doesn’t pay much heed to the principle.
Apple has, by one measure at least, become the most-valuable publicly-traded company of all time. If you completely ignore inflation, that is. Which you cannot.
Anyone who has ever played one of the simulated farming games on Facebook knows that it can be hard to keep up with when you need to check back in to reap your crops or water your plants. Imagine a several thousand acre real farm with a variety of different crops in different fields and you can imagine the logistical issues that could, ahem, crop up. FarmLogs helps keep up with all the details and makes them easy to find for daily, weekly and monthly planning purposes.
While many major portable gadget manufacturers have been engaged in patent wars for the past few years, most cases are either thrown out by judges, tied up in injunctions, or wind up in a pre-trial settlement. Not so for Apple and Samsung who today begin a full-blown trial in what Samsung is dismissing as a “fighting over rectangles.”
Plans are afoot to build a memorial to Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg, Russia, with a contest being held to find and decide upon a worthy monument.
Samsung has finally tasted a success in its ongoing battle with Apple over alleged patent infringements with the Galaxy Tab. But that taste is bittersweet with the ruling partially decided by the idea that the Tab isn’t as “cool” as the iPad.
IPhone and iPad users were frustrated on Wednesday when a “rogue” server added digital rights management (DRM) software to more than 100 apps being downloaded. Many of the apps affected were popular ones like Instapaper and Angry Birds Space. The DRM software prevented users from being able to open their updated or new apps. Developers got upset when they started getting feedback that their apps and updates weren’t working.
Back when Apple first unveiled the iPad, we all made sanitary towel jokes. Now it appears we might have to redub the existing models as maxiPads.
Apple has finally acquired the rights to the iPad name in China in a $60 million settlement with Shenzhen Proview Technology. The company found Apple’s settlement to be “OK” but not particularly large. Compared to the potential damages the company might have gotten from the lawsuit, the $60 million is relatively small.