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Report: Amazon Has a Kindle TV Streaming Box on the Way – Gizmodo

April 24th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Amazon will soon be announcing its own streaming box to pair up with its Amazon Instant Video and video on demand. This rumor comes on the heels of Amazon's recent release of 14 original series pilots , which shows its commitment not only to video, but to original video


A Look Inside Afghanistan’s Almost-Apple Store – Gizmodo

April 24th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Fake Apple stores are nothing new. China has a slew of them , all polished and shiny, appearing almost as if they are the genuine article at a glance. Quartz dug up some details on Afghanistan's (fake) Apple store , and though it's a bit more frumpy than most, it still gets the job done.


Apple to Pay Out $53 Million Over iPhone Water Damage Warranty Issues

April 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has agreed to pay out a weighty $53 million to settle a lawsuit which saw the company accused of not correctly honoring warranties of iPhone and iPod Touches, reports Wired . So, if you were refused warranty service over water exposure for a the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or a first-, second or third-generation iPod Touch, you could be in for a payout. The sums are expected to be in the region of $


How the Hell Did This iPad Get Stuck Inside a Car Bumper?

April 11th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Places you expect to see an iPad: in an Apple store, at a coffee shop, on an airplane, near your home restroom, on a nightstand, in someone's hands, you get the point. Places you don't expect to see an iPad: at an outdoor concert being used as a camera, in Bill Gates' office, inside a jail cell and FREAKING WEDGED TO A CAR BUMPER. The woman, who managed to turn on the iPad, found the owner of the iPad's contact information and returned it to him.


Slim 27-Inch iMacs Hit Apple’s Refurb Store For $1530

April 9th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you've been lusting after a new skinny 27-inch iMac but also baulking at the price, here's some good news: you can now save (a little!) by buying one from Apple's refurb store . You can pick up the base model 27-inch iMac—with 2.9GHz Core i5, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD—for $1,


Rumor: iOS 7 Is Behind Schedule, So Apple is Pulling Resources From OS X

April 3rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Unofficial Apple spokesman John Gruber has written a short post on Daring Fireball suggesting that iOS 7 is running well behind schedule—and that as a result Apple is hauling man power from its OS X development team. iOS 7 would typically be ready for the Worldwide Developer Conference, which is now just months away.


What If Buying Hard Cider Was Like Buying an Apple Product

March 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Somersby Cider in the UK created a cheeky commercial that pokes fun of Apple product launches by imagining a world where buying hard cider is like getting a new iPhone. The Genius Bar would be a real bar and workers would talk about how many cores inside the apple, how many pits and how to use the "in to face" and dock the glass of hard cider.


How Apple’s Password-Reset Security Breach Worked

March 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Yesterday, The Verge uncovered a security breach that allowed malicious users to reset Apple ID passwords with nothing but an email and the user's birthday . Luckily, the process didn't leak out in full before the whole thing was patched up, but now iMore was able to reproduce the hack step by step and now it's sharing details on how the whole thing worked


The Nicest Apple iWatch Concept Yet

March 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

We've been hearing about a mythical Apple "iWatch" for a while now, to varying degrees of credibility, but this one from the April issue of MacUser magazine is probably the prettiest—and most plausibly Apple—interpretation we've seen


Rumor: Intel in Discussions to Produce Apple Chips

March 7th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Reuters is reporting that Intel has been in rather unlikely discussions that could pave the way for the processor giant producing chips to Apple specifications. A source "close to one of the companies" claims that executives from both Apple and Intel have met over the past year to discuss the idea of Intel making chips on a contract manufacturing basis


Conan Knows What You’re Really Using That iPad For

February 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new iPad commercial that aired during the Oscars would have you believe that there's a lot of film-making going on with that device, and maybe there is. But there's a lot more watching, and Conan's gotten to the bottom of exactly what's being watched


Apple Theft Is So Bad That the NYPD Has a Dedicated iTheft Division

February 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It should come as no surprise that iPhones and iPads are prime targets for theft, but it's gotten really bad in New York City. It's so bad that, according to the New York Post , the NYPD is setting up a unit specifically to handle iDevice theft and work with Apple to track down the thieves. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne put it this way to The Post : Historically, Apple has been pretty hands-off when it comes to helping law enforcement track down stolen devices


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


Siri Was Going to be a Droid Feature, Until Apple Stole It Away

January 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Way back in the mists of 2009, before Siri was even a twinkle in Apple's eye, Verizon was planning to add the app to all of its Android smartphones. Sadly for the carrier, that didn't last. That story is told in some detail by the Huffington Post, in a long feature called Siri Rises


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.


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


The Best Small Tablet

December 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Big screens are nice. But sometimes the extra real estate isn't worth the lack of portability.


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 App of the Year Is a Joke, Right?

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

As is customary for this time of year, Apple has just released its "Best of 2012" list for the App Store. And the winner of the coveted App of the Year award goes to…Action Movie FX. This Article was originally posted in Gizmodo


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.



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