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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.


The Only Thing Apple Really Sells – Gizmodo

April 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A recent Wall Street Journal article posits an interesting question: Is Apple a hardware company or a software company? Does it sell iPhones or iClouds? The answer has deep meaning for the analysts who evaluate the company's worth.


What Famous Ads Would Look Like Today

April 13th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's funny how fondly we look back at classic ads—print, commercials, anything—compared to how we react to ads today. That Apple 1984 commercial? Perfection.


Samsung Is Building 1400 Retail Stores Inside Best Buys

April 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

In a bid to compete more directly with Apple, Samsung has announced that in the coming months it will open 1,400 Samsung Experience shops within Best Buy stores around the US. Following an agreement made by Sammy and Best Buy in December, the venture will see 900 stores open across the country by May, with many of the stores opening for business as soon as this month


Why I Ditched the iPhone: My Very Own Protocol Droid

March 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

I've been a die-hard "Apple evangelist" for over twenty years - first an avid Mac user, then an early adopter of both iPod and iPhone. In the 90s, when everyone I knew used Windows, I tried to switch them to Mac


Report: The Next iPhone Is Coming in August

March 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

iMore is reporting that Apple will release its next-gen iPhone in August. Obviously, the device will be stronger, better, faster, and so on, but the real takeaway is the timing.


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’s Upgrade Dilemma

February 20th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has been taking a beating on Wall Street, in part due to skepticism over future growth of iPhone and iPad sales. With the market becoming saturated with iPhone and, to some extent, iPad users, Apple will soon need to rely upon upgrades rather than new customers to fuel sales. Apple's problem is that their products are so good, people aren't upgrading fast enough


10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

February 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy ) that recently hit the 100m user milestone . It's arguably the most popular cloud service around, and for good reason. Keep your eye on the official forums too; in the past many gigabytes' worth of bonus space has been given out for testing beta versions of mobile apps and entering Dropbox competitions.


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.


jOBS Review: a Satisfying Experience

January 27th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Today I saw jOBS at Sundance, the story of a young Steve Jobs, the now legendary co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer. And although I know it may be inaccurate and exaggerated , it was the experience I wanted


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


Can Apple’s Stock Recover Without Steve Jobs?

January 24th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's stock is going down like a plane in flames sinking 12 percent on its biggest fall since the 2008 Wall Street crash. That's $60 dollars per share just after they announced one of its best quarters in history ... but still under analysts' expectations, who think the company is slowing down because its markets are saturated


Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good

January 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The story goes like this: The iPhone comes out, and it's the only smartphone anyone wants, because there's never been anything like it. It is the smartphone. Step forward a few years, and Apple is losing to Google—at least in sheer numbers of phones being sold.


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


Yes, Apple Is Cutting Down iPhone 5 Orders, and It Isn’t Giving Any Explanation

January 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The New York Times confirmed today that Apple is drastically cutting iPhone 5 orders , just as the Wall Street Journal and Nikkei of Japan reported yesterday . Apple hasn't answered the reports, even while there is really no excuse not to do so except the perfectly fine "because we don't want to." Yet, Apple hasn't offered any explanation—even while their stock continues to dive! dive! dive! faster than James Cameron's submarine.


How Apple Sets Its Prices

January 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple pricing is unlike almost every other brand in consumer tech: consistent across each and every retailer, and rarely discounted. How do Cook and Co manage to pull that off? MacWorld has an interesting article about the techniques which Apple uses to keep its prices fixed.


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.


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



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