As previously reported, Apple will be bringing manufacturing of one its Mac lines to the USA next year. What that report didn’t say, however, is which Mac line will be getting the distinction of being ‘Made in USA’. According to a report by Fortune, all signs point to the [...]Read More »
Although Apple has some legitimate patent related claims, the absurdity of some of its other claims are a foregone conclusion. Aside from the most diehard Apple fanboys, most people will agree Apple asserting intellectual property claims over things like rounded corners is just plain stupid. So how about Apple claiming [...]Read More »
Last week Google chairman Eric Schmidt sat down with Wall Street Journal for an interview on all things Mountain View. When asked if Apple and Google have any plans to settle the patent disputes going on between Apple and Android manufacturers, Schmidt responded with a coy we-are-always-talking-about-it but was also [...]Read More »
Remember that ad Samsung ran earlier this year mocking iPhone 5 fans for standing in line for a smartphone when “the next big thing” (aka Galaxy S III) is already here? Yeah, well, according to Visible Measures (a video advertising firm) that ad is the most popular tech ad for [...]Read More »
Rumor has it United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has preliminarily ruled Apple’s ‘Steve Jobs’ patent as invalid upon reexamination. You might be wondering, what in the world is a Steve Jobs patent?
Its actual name is US Patent #7,479,949 which lays claim over technology related to “[t]ouch screen [...]Read More »
Back in July we reported Apple and Microsoft were teaming up against Google, Samsung, and other Android manufacturers to buy Kodak patents. Turns out that no longer holds true.
According to a Bloomberg report, Apple and Google are joining forces to put forth a bid to purchase Kodak’s imaging patent [...]Read More »
Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement to bring some of its Mac production to the US, Foxconn has also announced plans to expand operations into North America.
There are numerous advantages to having production and assembly based in China, the most obvious being the lower cost of labor. Another [...]Read More »
One of the tidbits revealed by NBC’s TV interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook is actually a significant piece of news. There have been many complaints about Apple’s heavy reliance on Foxconn for its manufacturing, whether it’s because of the alleged poor working conditions in their factories in China or [...]Read More »
People are humans. Humans make mistakes. Companies are not human, but they are comprised of humans who, as you know, make mistakes. (Unless you live in Japan in which case there may be more robots at your company than humans.) When Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Oracle, and RIM make mistakes, [...]Read More »
Since Apple shot to (more) fame in 2007 with the release of the original iPhone, new Apple rumors rear their heads every few weeks or so (sometimes even quicker). As is the nature of rumors, most of these rumors turn out to be false. After every false rumor people — [...]Read More »
Samsung is a major supplier of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch parts and components to Apple. From processors to screens to memory to batteries — Apple is heavily dependent on Samsung (the supplier) to keep Apple products flowing. Because of its ongoing legal disputes with Samsung (the smartphone and tablet [...]Read More »
Gene Munster is the managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. At this job, he spends his time analyzing tech companies, with Apple being one of his notable targets. When Munster has something to say about Apple, even if he provides no proof or details to backup his [...]Read More »
HTC says it is not paying Apple $6-8 per phone, and court tells Apple to reveal details of Apple-HTC agreement to Samsung
Last week HTC and Apple signed a 10-year cross-licensing agreement allowing them to use each others patented technology. While the official details about the agreement were not released, an analyst estimated HTC would pay Apple $6-$8 per Android device sold. The analyst is wrong, according to HTC’s CEO Peter Chou.[...]Read More »
Although Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung earlier this year, the battle between the two is only just beginning. As the legal battle heats up between Samsung and Apple, so has the war of words outside the court room. The latest cameo is from Samsung’s Shin Jong-kyun (head [...]Read More »
With all the recent and on-going lawsuits between major tech companies, there has been a lot of discussion regarding patents — the patents themselves, the patent system in the US, and those that simply seek monetary gain by abusing this system. The latter are what we call “patent trolls”, individuals [...]Read More »
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 »