The legal dispute between Apple and Proview continues to rage on in China. If you need a quick refresher, Proview claim that they hold the rights to the “iPad” name in mainland China, while Apple says they purchased the full rights some years ago. A legal tussle ensued, and so far the whole thing has Read The Full Story
Though Apple hasn't necessarily gone "thermonuclear" as Steve Jobs famously promised, the folks over at 1 Infinite Loop have been unapologetically fierce and aggressive about protecting their intellectual property, especially as it pertains to iOS.
As hard as it might be to remember today, the iPod and iTunes helped Apple recover from a bruising personal computer battle that saw the company nearly go bankrupt—Apple’s pocket-sized media players helped re-introduce consumers to a well-respected but marginalized brand, providing affordable entry points into Apple’s ecosystem of products.
Sam Baxter, an attorney who represented Samsung in the past, said, " They never met a patent they didn’t think they might like to use, no matter who it belongs to ... I represented [the Swedish telecommunications company] Ericsson, and they couldn’t lie if their lives depended on it, and I represented Samsung and they couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it.
Late Friday, Apple and Google announced that they settled all their patent lawsuits . This is a nice thaw in the companies' relationship, but it doesn't mean Apple's legal war against Android is done. Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola were in lawsuits against each other. Apple is still fighting Samsung, which is the main (last?) battle against Android. That might be about to change.
Twelve South's HoverBar is one of those accessories that seems bizarre until you use it for the first time, and then you understand just how useful it can be. Now the company has unveiled the HoverBar 3 , retailing at US$99.99. In today's video review, I'll take a look at the HoverBar 3 -- and then you have an opportunity to win one of your very own.
As a kid I loved Sea Monkeys . As a college student I loved Sea Monkeys. And as an adult, I still have a fondness for the little brine shrimp brought to life from a powdery packet. They are a part of pop culture, appearing in South Park and even having a Saturday morning cartoon ages ago. When the App Store opened up, I had the idea to bring Sea Monkeys to the iPhone.
While most of us are totally shocked by the news that Apple is late stage talks to buy Beats audio for $3.2 billion, there's one person who saw it coming — music industry insider Bob Lefsetz . Sort of. In what appears to be a fluke thing, Lefsetz made an April Fool's joke that Apple was buying Beats.
Janet: I used to use my Roku 3 as my Time Warner Cable box for my bedroom TV, in addition to watching Netflix and Hulu Plus. I eventually cancelled the Netflix and Hulu Plus because we just didn’t watch either of them very much. Now that we’ve moved, I don’t need the Roku as a cable box, either. I had just been using the Apple TV boxes (latest versions) we have to watch the programming we’d buy or rent on iTunes. I’ve been a long-time Amazon Prime member, and I didn’t have a good way to watch the streaming programming that Amazon makes available to Prime members. Yes, I could have used my iPad and AirPlay to watch it on my TV, but I just didn’t want to go to that much trouble. I was excited to try the Fire TV because I wanted to get more than just the free shipping benefits from my soon-to-be-even-more-expensive Amazon Prime membership.
Here's a riddle: when is a flop not a flop? Easy: when it sells a metric load of units and makes tons of money. Don't try telling that to some people, though. Their skulls are far too thick, and the contents of those skulls... the less said about that, the better. Apple expected to sit out on megapixel horserace with 2014 iPhones (AppleInsider) "People familiar with the matter" claim Apple won't be bumping up the megapixel rating on the built-in camera for the next-gen iPhone.
If you thoughtGionee's Elife S5.5was ridiculously thin, you'd better hold on to your hat. China has certified an upcoming Android handset from the company, codenamed theGN9005, that reportedly measures 5mm (0.2in) thick; that's half a centimeter less than the wafer-like Elife S5.5, and possibly the thinnest smartphone to date.
Apple expert Keir Thomas, who brought us Mac Kung Fu a few years ago, has just launched a follow up volume: iPad and iPhone Kung Fu (US$12 ebook, US$19 print). With over 300 tips and tricks, there's a lot of useful knowledge in the book for any new iOS device owner. Like its predecessor, this book reads best when browsed.
As hard as it might be to remember today, the iPod and iTunes helped Apple recover from a bruising personal computer battle that saw the company nearly go bankrupt—Apple’s pocket-sized media players helped re-introduce consumers to a well-respected but marginalized brand, providing affordable entry points into Apple’s ecosystem
The talks are still in preliminary stages, and seem uncertain to happen.The WSJ says, "Apple and Comcast aren’t close to an agreement."Apple has been exploring the TV market for years.explained the problem with the TV market, saying There isn't a cable operator that's national, there's a bunch of operators.
Just yesterday we announced Twelve South's new HiRise stand Tactical Black finish and are giving one away; today we're going to take a look at a new take on the venerable BookArc MacBook stand. It's called the BookArc md (US$79.99) and bring the warm look and feel of wood to a great accessory. Read on for details, then enter a giveaway for a classy walnut BookArc md from Twelve South and TUAW.
Is Apple readying a truce with Samsung. The two companies, who are noted as having a strong disdain for one another, may be working on a settlement to their drawn-out, litigious relationship. Reports out of South Korea note this uneasy ceasefire may have been a long time coming, too.
. The Ultima S is even sleeker, more minimalistic and (theoretically) easier to use than its predecessor.The Ultima S, like the original, is constructed of high grade aluminum, CNC machined into a rock-solid smart-device car mounting system. The main body of the Model S is, best I can tell, identical to the original Ultima.
The Apple staff would then be bused to a resort where they would give presentations on Apple's business. New products were often revealed. No one was to email outsiders, even Apple employees, or tweet or anything while at the meeting.At the time Jobs quite sick, and it was apparent. He wasn't chewing out employees during their presentations like he normally did.