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Apple to Settle In-App Purchase Lawsuit With Free iTunes Credit

February 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has announced that it's to settle a class action lawsuit about in-app purchases—that could have involved more than 23 million App Store users!—by bunging the affected parties free iTune credit. The case first popped up in 2011 when customers using iOS 4.3 reported massive bills, and since Apple has added more parental controls to avoid the problem. Following approval by a judge, Apple hopes to roll out the credit towards the end of


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


The Burden of Apple iOS

February 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

When Apple released the iPhone in 2007 , they released iPhone OS (later known as iOS) with it.


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.


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?


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 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


Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time’s Person of the Year

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

A surprising number of nerds made it on to the shortlist for this year's Time person of the year award . More than the others, though, Tim Cook has clearly made a lasting impression outside the tech community—demonstrated by him nabbing second place. Time has named Cook runner-up in this year's award.


Today’s Awful Apple Rumor: Retina iPad Mini

December 14th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

There's something in the air this week. Maybe it's that the holidays are coming, or that it's getting colder, or that there's not much actual news to be had three weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show. But for some reason, the dumb Apple rumors are piling up like so many discarded MobileMe accounts.


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.



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