Browsing the "iphone" Tag

Why Facebook, Apple, and Google Will Fall Like the Roman Empire

January 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

John Naughton at the Guardian has a perfect—albeit obvious—observation: Despite their overwhelming dominance, Facebook and Apple will eventually fall. "History should teach us that for today's technology industry titans, the only way is down." That goes for Google, too. And Amazon.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.



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