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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


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


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 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.


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.


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


Evil Apple Geniuses, Ways The World Could (But Didn’t) End, Squeezing Boobs …

December 22nd, 2012 | by Gizmodo

It's almost the end of the year and almost the end of the world. Then again, depending on who you ask it's always almost the end of the world. In the meantime we've got tales of evil Apple geniuses, the best photos and most important gadgets of the year, Amazon security loopholes, real James Bond gadgets, boobs, and a new Earth-like planet for you to peruse.


Exclusive: Corrupt Apple Store Employees Come Forward Across America

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

We thought the crookedest little Apple Store in Texas was an isolated case. We were wrong: confessions from Apple's retail squads around the country (and world) poured in. Apple has a serious naughty behavior problem on its hands, and the Evil Geniuses are speaking out.


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 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


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.


How To Design Like Apple

December 12th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple is known for its beautiful, simple product design. Minute MBA lays out how to replicate that, based on five basic rules . As we all know by now, Steve Jobs was a notorious perfectionist, but that's not the only reason iPads and iPhones almost sell quicker than Apple can make them.


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.



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