Nokia previously claimed it does maps and navigation better than Apple (and Google). Now Nokia wants to proof it to you via its official Nokia HERE Maps for iOS.
Nokia has released its much-anticipated HERE Maps for iOS on the App Store today, as a free download. According to BGR[...]Read More »
Would you want Apple apps like iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band and iWork suite on your Android advice? I know I wouldn’t mind would probably even pay for apps, assuming they are quality.
One malicious “developer” clearly thinks the same and decided to take advantage of the unsuspecting by releasing fake [...]Read More »
See the chart above? It is the result of data gathered by a Nielsen survey (USA survey). See the top five items? Four out of the five are Apple products Yes, you heard that right. Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iPad Mini are four out of the five top [...]Read More »
Apple’s most recent release of OS X, Mountain Lion, brought with it many of the features we are used to seeing on iOS — simple apps like Notes and Reminders, and significant features like Notification Center. According to 9to5Mac, early builds of OS X 10.9 (the next major release [...]Read More »
To say that Google’s Android phones are a hit in China might be understating it, with news from Analysys International surfacing that Android-equipped smartphones have surpassed the 90 percent mark in the crucial market of China. This is even higher than Android’s 75% global marketshare.
With that kind of dominance, [...]Read More »
Thanks to the ongoing patent wars, most of us probably don’t think too highly of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The fact that they just granted Apple a patent for turning pages in an eBook probably isn’t going to help change that.
Yes, you read that right [...]Read More »
If you are an Apple investor or have been following Apple stock, you probably know how moody it can be. Some days it will shoot up like there is no better stock then other days it will plunge, hard. (It seems to be doing more of the later in recent [...]Read More »
Previously we reported Samsung has raised the prices on Apple, maybe because of legal issues the two companies are having or maybe other reasons. According to iDB, an article in the Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh contains comments by an unnamed Samsung official denying the reports. In fact, the official [...]Read More »
Have you ever been bothered by that awful noise your phone makes when it vibrates against a table? Isn’t it very common for that noise to be even louder than the phone itself? Better yet, doesn’t this seem to always happen when you want your phone to not make noise [...]Read More »
While other tech giants, namely Google, provide their employees with plenty of notable perks, Apple has been known to skimp on simple things such as free lunches… seemingly believing that employees are simply grateful for being able to work on the company’s iconic products. Tim Cook is looking to change [...]Read More »
The AFP is reporting that top Samsung executive J.K. Shin has made comments indicating that they have no plans to reach a settlement with Apple on their ongoing patent lawsuit battles around the world. This is in contrast to the [...]Read More »
In the recent past Microsoft has made changes to be more like Apple — releasing its own hardware, increasing restrictions on its traditionally more open operating system… and firing similarly uncooperative employees? You have may heard that Apple recently fired Scott Forstall, who served as the head of iOS; rumor [...]Read More »
Samsung forces Apple to pay 20% extra for mobile processors, while Apple makes HTC pay $8 per device royalties
If you are Samsung, what do you do when one of your largest customers (Apple — they purchase billions of dollars worth of components from Samsung each year) is attacking you through litigation? You make them pay more for the parts they buy from you!
You see all the processors [...]Read More »
Earlier this year we learned that Apple stole the design of a famous, and tradmarked, Swiss clock. After the Swiss called out Apple on the matter, Apple moved quickly to secure some sort of licensing agreement with Swiss Federal Railway. And reach an agreement they did, but they didn’t bother [...]Read More »
My, what do we have here. Apple and HTC have finally settled their legal differences and have agreed to a 10 year cross-licensing patent arrangement that ends all current legal disputes and allows HTC and Apple to have access to each others patents (present and future) for the next ten [...]Read More »
All companies (minus the patent trolls) offer some sort of product or service. Often times these companies have slogan which attempt to reflect their value or what they stand for. If Google, Apple, Twitter, and Wikipedia were to think of corporate slogans that match what people really use their products [...]Read More »
Should Apple be sued for anti-competitive behavior if Apple blocks Google Maps from Apple App Store? [Opinion]
After Apple dumped Google Maps from iOS 6 in favor of its homegrown and epically bad iOS Maps, Google started working on a standalone version of Google Maps for iOS. On Monday a rumor circled the blog-o-sphere that Google is working on a standalone Google Maps app for iOS that [...]Read More »
Two weeks ago Apple announced the new iPad mini and the refreshed iPad with Retina display (aka iPad 4). Last Friday both these products went on sale in 34 countries. Based on the lack of long lines, some people (including myself) predicted the iPad mini may be a failure. Turns [...]Read More »
According to Wikipedia “douchebag” could refer to “device used to administer a douche”. However, when a person calls someone (or something, in the case of companies) a douchebag, s/he typically isn’t calling them a “device used to administer a douche” but rather referring to the more common usage of douchebag [...]Read More »
Apple loyalty is on the decline among iPhone owners, fewer iPhone users will buy another iPhone [Survey]
Since the release of the original iPhone in 2007, Apple has commanded ever-increasing and ever-loyal fans. This is evident not only via online trolling conducted by so called iSheep but also by the fact that Apple enjoys a high-rate of repurchases; that is to say, many people who own Apple [...]Read More »
Here on dotTech we love drop tests. Not necessarily for their scientific nature, because we all know drop tests don’t provide conclusive evidence as to which device survives a drop better. Rather, we just like carnage. So we have two new drop tests to share with you; these particular drop [...]Read More »
Apple issues new apology to Samsung… and modifies homepage so people can’t see the apology without scrolling
You know that public statement Apple was ordered to issue in UK newspapers, magazines, and on Apple’s UK website about how Samsung did not copy the iPad; the one that a UK Appeals Court told Apple to reissue because of the cheeky way they presented it originally? Yeah, well, Apple [...]Read More »
Enjoy the SNL iPhone 5 skit? Yeah, me too. While this new Apple parody isn’t as funny as the SNL iPhone 5 one, it is still damn funny.
This parody, which you can view in the video above, is an ad that pokes fun of Apple products by describing all [...]Read More »
Apple product launches are typically met with hundreds (thousands?) of fans lining up at Apple stores to be one of the first ones to grab the new iDevice. Unfortunately for Apple, the same can’t be said for the iPad mini, which is going on sale this Friday (November 2).
The [...]Read More »
Apple public apology to Samsung is “inaccurate and misleading”, UK court orders Apple to reissue a better apology
Despite what may be happening in the United States, back in July Samsung won a court battle against Apple in the United Kingdom that said Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs did not — does not — copy Apple’s iPad. As part of the victory, UK Judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to issue [...]Read More »
Last year Amazon revealed their Amazon Appstore for Android. Apple, who introduced the now-extremely-popular Apple App Store in 2008, didn’t (doesn’t) like Amazon using “Appstore” in the name of their… app store… so Apple did what it does second-best: sue.
Last year Apple brought two separate lawsuits against Amazon. The [...]Read More »
Until now, Apple App Store has always had the lead on Android when it comes to apps (which include games and other apps). Sure some may question the quality of all those thousands of apps, but in pure numbers iOS has had the lead over Android. Due to Android’s explosive [...]Read More »
Since the start of iPad Mini rumors earlier this year, many people predicted it would shake up the current 7-inch tablet market, much like what Apple did with the iPhone and the iPad. Has it done so? It is too early to tell. However, Amazon is already letting everyone know [...]Read More »
Upon its victory over Samsung in California earlier this year, Apple stated: “At Apple, we value originality… We applaud the court… for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.” However, any neutral observer knows Apple did not invent everything it lays claim to, and Apple’s strength lies [...]Read More »
Apple’s “rubber band” (“bounce-back”) patent is invalidated by US Patent Office — justice one step at a time?
Some may call it justice; others, karma. Me? I prefer “music to my ears”. How ever you describe it, it doesn’t make it any less real. What am I talking about? The following: the US Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively invalidated Apple’s ’381 patent, popularly known as the “rubber [...]Read More »
After being slapped with a $1.05 billion fine and the potential ban on more than 20 of its devices, Samsung has been handed another set back. This time it is not by a jury but rather by a judge at the United States International Trade Commission.
Apple had filed a [...]Read More »
Yesterday Apple unveiled its much-rumored and hyped iPad Mini. With a 7.9-inch display and $329 pricetag, Apple is obviously taking aim at the 7-inch tablet niche popularized by Samsung and dominated by Amazon and Google (vis-a-vis Kindle Fire and Nexus 7). What does Ashraf think about the iPad Mini? Ashraf [...]Read More »
The iPad Mini has been one of the hottest rumors since summer: How large will it be? What processor will it use? How much storage will it have? How much will it cost? Is it even real? Today Apple has squashed all rumors by officially launching the iPad Mini.
Weighing [...]Read More »
You know those iPhone 5 issues, such as fail iOS Maps, purple halo ring, and damaged goodies? Yeah, well, Saturday Night Live (a comedy show) ain’t gonna pass up the golden opportunity. The above video is a of a SNL spoof that pokes fun at iPhone 5 critics. I have [...]Read More »
Remember that Swiss clock design Apple stole for use in iOS, specifically the iPad? Yeah, well, looks like the tech giant has finally put its money where its mouth is and coughed up greenbacks for rights to use Swiss Federal Railway’s trademarked clock design.
Although we don’t know the details [...]Read More »