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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.


Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good

January 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The story goes like this: The iPhone comes out, and it's the only smartphone anyone wants, because there's never been anything like it. It is the smartphone. Step forward a few years, and Apple is losing to Google—at least in sheer numbers of phones being sold.


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


Reuters: Sharp Cuts Screen Production as iPad Demand Drops

January 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Reuters is reporting that Sharp has "nearly halted" production of its 9.7-inch iPad screens, as demand for Apple's large tablet drops. According to "sources familiar with the matter" , screen production at Sharp's Kameyama plant in central Japan has "fallen to the minimal level to keep the line running" following a gradual slow down since the end of 2012. However, it's worth pointing out that the sources don't make any direct reference to the cause of the slowdown—is it cannibalization by the iPad mini?


WSJ: Apple Cuts Orders of iPhone Parts Following Low Demand

January 14th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to "weaker-than-expected demand" for the device. Citing "people familiar with the situation", the Journal claims that Apple has cut its orders of iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for instance, by half. If the rumors are true, they suggest that the phone isn't selling as well as Apple anticipated—or, more unlikely, that its plans are changing


Grace Your iPad Mini With the Sterile Charm of an Apple Store Display

January 3rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you're worried about friends, family, or co-workers breaking or even scuffing up your new iPad Mini, this heavy-duty acrylic security base is reminiscent of what Apple uses to protect its hardware in its stores. Made from clear acrylic that's over an inch thick at one end, the case can even be secured to a surface with an adhesive backing or tamper-proof screws


The Next Trick Up Apple’s Sleeve: Super Speedy Wi-Fi for Macs?

January 2nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

According to The Next Web , the next generation of Apple's Mac lineup won't look much different—understandable, given the 2012 overhaul—but the guts will be shiny and new. Including, importantly, a new Broadcom chipset that boosts Mac Wi-Fi to the 802.11ac standard. Apple won't be the first laptop manufacturer to roll the speedy—1.3Gbps throughput with three antennas—802.11ac Wi-Fi; Asus rolled it into a gaming notebook last summer.


Last Night Armed Robbers Stole Over $1 Million Worth Of Gear From a Paris …

January 1st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you think you're having a rough morning after your New Year's festivities, an Apple Store in Paris' opera district is still trying to determine just how much hardware was stolen after four or five armed thieves robbed the store three hours after it had closed. The local police aren't confirming the exact amount that was stolen, but The Telegraph claims there are reports that the thieves made off with over one million euros, or $1.32 million, worth of goods. The robbery was particularly brazen given extra police and security personnel had been called in to keep the peace during the city's New Year's Eve celebrations.


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


Apple’s Pinch to Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the 'Steve Jobs Patent' on multitouch , the USPTO has invalidated Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent. The 'pinch to zoom' patent was crucial in scoring a billion dollars off of Samsung.


The Onion: Apple’s New College Girl-Friendly iPhone Comes With a Pre …

December 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple is really targeting a niche market with its newest device—an iPhone geared toward college girls that comes with an already shattered screen . I mean, they're going to crack it at some point, so why not just get it out of the way? No surprise, but The Onion is totally onto something in this video.


Apple’s iPhone Found to Violate Three Patents in US Court

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Word just came down that Apple's iPhone has been found to infringe on three patents held by MobileMedia , according to Bloomberg . It's not clear which patents are in question, but in 2010, MobileMedia, a company owned by Sony, Nokia, and a company that licenses MPEG patents, took Apple to court over 18 patents dealing with screen rotation and call rejection


Apple, Samsung, Nokia, and Others Urge Congress to Free Up Spectrum

December 12th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

A band of tech giants, including Apple, Samsung, and Nokia, has sent a letter—yes, a letter!—to Congress, urging it to free more spectrum for mobile data. The Hill reports that the companies explained to congress that "authorizing new spectrum auctions is timely and relevant" to current debates over the "fiscal cliff". They went on to explain : It wasn't just Apple, Samsung and Nokia though: add to that list Intel, RIM, Qualcomm, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Ericsson, all of whom are thirsty for spectrum


Logitech’s Bluetooth Keyboard Plays Nice With All Your Apple Toys Now, Too

December 12th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Following up on the release of the K810 Bluetooth keyboard and its updated Wireless Touchpad back in October, Logitech has just announced new versions of both of those peripherals designed to complement your OS X and iOS toys. Both devices will ship come January of next year, with the Trackpad for Mac coming in at $70 while the Easy-Switch Keyboard will set you back $


Apple’s Mr. Fix-It Eddy Cue Tweets Like a Spambot

December 10th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP for Internet software in services has been a very visible member of the Apple team recently as the man tapped by Tim Cook to pick up the pieces of the Apple Maps disaster. He might be Apple's Mr. Fix-It , but somebody needs to help this guy with his Twitter .


The Secret HTC-Apple Settlement Might Not Be Quite So Secret

December 4th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Last month HTC and Apple decided to play nice when they reached a settlement over a patent license. While Apple was forced to tell Samsung how much that deal was worth, it thought the rest of the case was secret—but it turns out that might not quite be the case . In a court ruling from US District Court Judge Lucy Koh, it's been made obvious that secrets only stretch so far: That means the full list of patents discussed in the case and settlement should be publicly available at some point.


Bloomberg: Apple Fires Guy Responsible for Crappy Apple Maps

November 27th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

The world hated his creation, and now Apple is giving him the boot: Bloomberg News reports Apple exec Richard Williamson, the name behind the ill-fated, Internet- ridiculed Apple Maps just got fired. The canning comes just after the ouster of Scott Forstall , another high profile Apple figure whose name was unfortunately associated with many of the functional (and cosmetic) black eyes in iOS 6.


HTC: No Way Are We Paying Apple $8 Per Phone

November 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Earlier this month it was announced that Apple and HTC reached a patent settlement which would see the Taiwanese phone manufacturer enter into a 10-year licensing agreement.


Apple Is Selling Stuff on eBay Now

November 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

What does Apple have in common with your stay-at-home aunt who loves cats and knits you sweaters in her spare time? They both sell their goods on eBay now.



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