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9 Things I’ll Miss About Apple Maps

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Did you hear? Google Maps is back in the App Store, which means we can finally officially pretend that whole Apple Maps disaster never happened. Still, there are a few things I'm going to miss about Apple's misguided trainwreck.


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 $


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.


How To Watch Every TV Ad Apple Has Ever Made

December 2nd, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Feel like taking a little trip back in tech time? What better way to do that than to watch a whole bunch of ridiculously old ads? The appropriately named YouTuber EveryAppleAds can help you out with just that, and put together this playlist that claims to include every Apple ad for


Apparently No One Knows Who Tim Cook Is

December 1st, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Brian Williams, the go to newsman for any sane American, recently interviewed Tim Cook about Apple and all things going on at Cupertino. It's the first interview "of its kind" and will be shown next week on Thursday


5 Features iTunes 11 Still Needs

November 30th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

iTunes 11 is the best thing to happen to Apple's media hub in a long time. But while the cosmetic changes are nice, there are still plenty of underlying problems with iTunes that need to be addressed.


Court Demands Samsung Pay Apple $120000 per Day

November 28th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Must be an uncomfortable moment over at Samsung headquarters right now. Just weeks after mobile division head J.K. Shin talked some seriously big game , a court in the Netherlands granted one more point to Apple in the companies' ongoing patent lawsuits


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.


Those Skinny New iMacs Go on Sale November 30

November 27th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

You might want to make an addendum to your Christmas list. Those impossibly slender new iMacs go on sale November 30 . Announced in September at Apple's iPhone event, the latest desktop machines are just 5mm thin.


You Can Buy a Fake New iMac Before Apple’s Has Even Gone on Sale

November 23rd, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new iMac is taking its time to arrive in stores. But if you're bored of waiting, you can already get a dodgy Chinese fake of the sleek new computer—before anyone has managed to get their hands on the official product. But let's face it, you'd be buying this for its looks—and it really does look like the new iMac.


Apple Finally Fixed the iMessage Bug That Let Stolen iPhones Receive …

November 21st, 2012 | by Gizmodo

iMessage, which can be a fickle bitch sometimes, had an annoying, downright scary flaw that remained unfixed for too long : if your iPhone got stolen, the stolen phone would keep receiving messages sent via iMessage even after a remote wipe out and deactivation. That meant the thief who stole your phone, could see your messages.


Nokia Maps for iOS: Why Is Something So Good So Ugly?

November 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Nokia Maps (officially titled "Here") is a potential godsend for anyone fed up with Apple's subpar offering. It's blazingly fast, routes via public transportation with ease, and doesn't mix up Manhattan with Siberia. Unfortunately, it's bogglingly hard on the eyes.


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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