Category: Apple

Why are people queuing for the iPhone 5?

September 21, 2012

Thousands of people queued up to be in the first group of recipients of the new iPhone 5. My only question is, Why?

Did Apple steal Swiss Railways clock?

September 20, 2012

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’s iPad Mini leaks… probably

September 18, 2012

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.

Apple sues Polish grocer, claims worldwide fruit rights

September 13, 2012

Apple sues Polish grocer, claims worldwide fruit rightsWe in Britain have a particularly versatile slang phrase “taking the piss.” It can mean gently ribbing a friend, light mockery, or pushing your luck beyond the limits of reason. Apple’s latest legal action is a perfect example of the last definition.

The iPhone 5 arrives… Apple doesn’t fix what isn’t broken

September 12, 2012

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.

FBI innocent on Apple hacking; tech firm takes rap

September 11, 2012

FBI innocent on Apple hacking; tech firm takes rapAn 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 partners with Amazon to offer affordable cloud storage family plans

September 6, 2012

pogoplug_iconPogoplug 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 battling Apple over iTunes collection

September 3, 2012

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 defends FaceTime ban but convinces noone

August 23, 2012

AT&T defends FaceTime ban but convinces nooneAT&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 “most-valuable public company,” kinda

August 20, 2012

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.

Farmers keep up with the what, where and when of farming with FarmLogs

August 5, 2012

Farmers keep up with the what, where and when of farming with FarmLogsAnyone 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.

Apple & Samsung’s court battle begins

July 31, 2012

Apple & Samsung's court battle beginsWhile 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.”

Apple fanboys plan Steve Jobs memorial in Russia

July 24, 2012

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 Galaxy Tab not cool, judge rules

July 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab not cool, judge rulesSamsung 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.

Apple’s App Store oops frustrates users and developers alike

July 8, 2012

Apple's App Store oops frustrates users and developers alikeIPhone 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.

‘Apple planning mini iPad’ rumors return

July 5, 2012

'Apple planning mini iPad' rumors returnBack 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.

Chinese company gets $60 million for use of iPad name

July 2, 2012

Chinese company gets $60million for use of iPad nameApple 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.

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