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Apple TV Will Get HBO Go Soon

January 31st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

HBO Go, the greatest streaming service known to mankind, will be coming to the Apple TV this year. Bloomberg is reporting that the HBO Go app will pop up on Apple's little black box by the middle of 2013. The next months are going to be suspenseful! HBO Go is already available on iOS but it's been weirdly left out of the Apple TV party (the Xbox has had HBO Go for a while now).


Does Apple Have a Fancier iPad 4 Up Its Sleeve?

January 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Scraps of evidence are appearing across the internet, so 9to5mac claims , that point towards Apple maybe, possibly, perhaps readying an update for the iPad. 9to5mac has reported that devs are finding code in the soon-to-be-released iOS 6.1 that point towards a new device, featuring 128GB of storage. Adding some fuel to that fire is a new set of SKUs, leaked by a "high-profile


jOBS Review: a Satisfying Experience

January 27th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Today I saw jOBS at Sundance, the story of a young Steve Jobs, the now legendary co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer. And although I know it may be inaccurate and exaggerated , it was the experience I wanted


Apple Audit Reveals 106 Cases of Underage Labor in China

January 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has released its seventh annual supplier audit and it reveals that one of its suppliers—Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics—was found to violate its underage labor policy 74 times. Unsurprisingly, Apple was clear about the consequences of such a problems, and has completely severed ties with the manufacturer


The No-Hire Emails That Incriminate Apple, Google, Adobe and More

January 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A court filing has just been made public which sheds light on the "no-hire" gentleman's agreements that have pervaded the tech industry—and reveals how Steve Jobs threatened litigation to prevent companies from stealing his staff. Of course, it's not just Apple and Palm that are being investigated: this publicly available court filing is in fact part of civil lawsuit investigating "gentleman's agreements" between the likes of Apple, Google, Intel and plenty more.


Whoops, Best Buy Accidentally Gave Away $50 in a Coupon

January 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Best Buy released a too good to be true coupon earlier today: Spend a $100 and save $50 automatically when you pay with a MasterCard credit card. The fine print had excluded a few products but it was pretty much a free $50 bucks for everything else. So predictably people took advantage of ol' Best Buy and rung up thousands of dollars of Amazon.com and iTunes gift cards for half off, Apple TVs for $50, Kindle Paperwhites for cheap and anything they could find without any limits


Yes, Apple Is Cutting Down iPhone 5 Orders, and It Isn’t Giving Any Explanation

January 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The New York Times confirmed today that Apple is drastically cutting iPhone 5 orders , just as the Wall Street Journal and Nikkei of Japan reported yesterday . Apple hasn't answered the reports, even while there is really no excuse not to do so except the perfectly fine "because we don't want to." Yet, Apple hasn't offered any explanation—even while their stock continues to dive! dive! dive! faster than James Cameron's submarine.


Apple’s App Store Is Finally Cracking Down on the Screenshot Scam

January 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

After years of complaints, scams, and careless screening tactics, Apple's App Store is finally starting to figure itself out. The latest update should stop developers from using misleading screenshots by locking them into place once the app gets approved. As one of the most widespread app store hoaxes, developers would upload actual screenshots to gain approval and then switch them out with those from a more popular game once the review process ended.


Apple Cuts the Price of Thunderbolt Cables

January 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has decided to cut the price of its exorbitantly priced Thunderbolt cables. Its 2-meter cable has fallen in price from a painful $50 to an only-slightly-more-palatable $40


WSJ: Apple’s Building a Cheaper iPhone (Again)

January 8th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The WSJ, never ones to pass up a good (or bad) Apple rumor, is reporting that the company is working on a less expensive alternative to its $200 (on-contract) iPhone. And if that sounds familiar, well, it should


Microsoft Just Bought a Company That’ll Help the Xbox Win Your Living Room

January 3rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Microsoft just bought R2 Studios, a company that Apple and Google were both after , to help the Xbox continue its assault on living rooms across the world. R2 Studios, which was founded by Blake Krikorian (the guy who also made the Slingbox), apparently "works on" technology related to distributing and displaying digital media on televisions. Basically, it's more of Microsoft seeing the Xbox as a set top box as opposed to just a gaming device


The Future of TV May Not Be Worth It

January 2nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The platonic ideal of television's future is a la carte consumption: the ability to pay only for the channels you want. It's a dream that everyone from Apple to Intel has reportedly pursued, and one that every half-sentient cable customer desires


Report: Intel’s TV Service Won’t Be Announced at CES, But More Details Emerge

January 1st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Bad news for anyone who was excited for Intel to finally reveal its long-rumored set top box and TV service plans at CES next week. According to Janko Roettgers over at Gigaom , knowledgeable sources claim that Intel won't be officially announcing its challenger to the Apple and Google TV at the show, but more tantalizing details have emerged. And as we reported yesterday , Intel isn't planning to compete with Apple TV and Google's streaming services by simply providing slightly better offerings.


The ITC’s Proposing Some Rough Sanctions Against Patent-Infringing Samsung …

December 29th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

The Apple vs. Samsung battle is trucking along, and this time there's more bad news for Samsung. Yesterday, a somewhat censored version of presiding Judge Thomas Pender's suggested sanctions regarding the Apple's complaint to the ITC was published and it includes not only an import and sales ban on the infringing products, but also the posting of a bond for 88 percent of the value of those phones


Rumor: Next iPad Will Look Exactly Like You’d Expect

December 24th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

It was probably too much to ask that we make it to the end of the year without firing up the new [new (new)] iPad rumor mill, especially given that it's barely been two months since the iPad 4 appeared. And yet! There is, says Macotakara —a site that's usually pretty good at this sort of thing—a new iPad in the works


Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time’s Person of the Year

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

A surprising number of nerds made it on to the shortlist for this year's Time person of the year award . More than the others, though, Tim Cook has clearly made a lasting impression outside the tech community—demonstrated by him nabbing second place. Time has named Cook runner-up in this year's award.



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