Apple

Wed
01
Jul
John Lister's picture

Final Page Closes on eBook Pricing Scandal

Apple has lost a federal appeal against a ruling that it conspired to keep e-book prices artificially high. The verdict means it will have to pay $450 million in penalties and compensation. It marks the ending of a case dating back to 2012 based ... around two different models of pricing for electronic books. Amazon, which dominated the market before Apple started selling ebooks, uses the same model as with print books: the publisher sets a wholesale price and then the retailer decides how much to charge customers. Apple instead pushed for the "agency model" in which the publisher ... (view more)

Tue
10
Mar
John Lister's picture

Apple Offers iPhone Data For Medical Research

Apple is making its technology available to medical researchers to conduct mass studies. Participation is entirely voluntary, and the company insists user privacy will be protected. The technology is called ResearchKit, and it's a set of tools ... available to researchers to make use of data gathered by smartphones that could relate to health and medicine. As well as collecting data from Apple products such as the iPhone, ResearchKit will be able to use data from fitness gadgets from other firms such as Fitbit. Using ResearchKit, researchers will be able to develop iPhone apps, even if they don ... (view more)

Fri
26
Sep
Brandon Dimmel's picture

New iOS 8 Release Plagued with Frequent Crashes

One of Apple's most fascinating new products is the recent release of iOS 8, the mobile operating system (OS) that is at the heart of its many devices, including: the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV. Unfortunately, new reports suggest that iOS 8 is ... far less stable than its predecessor, iOS 7. Apple unveiled iOS 8 back in June, with the new mobile operating system finally being released on September 17, 2014. There's no doubt that iOS 8 has many exciting new features, including: an updated version of the Siri hands-free system , interactive notifications that let users respond to ... (view more)

Wed
10
Sep
John Lister's picture

Apple's Wireless Charging Watch Not So Wireless

To some, Apple's new high-tech watch could be the device that helps bring electronic wireless charging technology to the masses. But to others, Apple's latest offering may not be enough of a breakthrough to overcome years of stalemate between rival ... technologies. As expected, Apple unveiled a smartwatch this week. As with several similar devices, the watch connects wirelessly to a nearby smartphone (in this case, an iPhone). The smartwatch then allows users to quickly check phone alerts and details, including text messages and emails without the need to pull the phone from their ... (view more)

Mon
08
Sep
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Apple Expected to Unveil iPhone 6 This Week

It still hasn't been officially announced, but already people are lining up to get their hands on the iPhone 6, which Apple is expected to unveil in a press event on Tuesday, September 9. The question is, will the new iPhone 6 have a significant ... impact on Apple's market share? In the fourth quarter of 2013, Apple's share of the mobile phone market sat at 12.9%, with Android-based systems at a record high 81%. While its share has declined substantially over the years, it's reported that Apple rakes in 56% of all the profit, which is more money than all of its competitors combined. (Source ... (view more)

Mon
28
Jul
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Analysts Expect Consumers to Embrace iPhone 6

It's expected Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 this September, with the device going on sale shortly thereafter. As anticipation ramps up, several analysts have publicly stated that they believe sales for the new device will be enormous. Although ... photos and hardware specifications of the iPhone 6 have yet to be unveiled, industry insiders believe it will come in two flavors: one with a 4.7-inch screen, while the other with a much larger 5.5-inch display. For the record, last year's iPhone 5S features a 4-inch display, which was up from the 3.5-inch iPhone 5. (Source: forbes.com ) Demand ... (view more)

Wed
13
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Exploding iPad Forces Store to Evacuate

Electronics retailer Vodafone was recently forced to evacuate its store after an Apple iPad suddenly exploded. Luckily, no one was hurt by the blast. The store is in Canberra, a city located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in New South Wales, ... Australia. Reports suggest the device that exploded was a demo model, meaning it may have been running constantly throughout the day. The explosion forced the store to quickly evacuate everyone inside. The local fire department was also alerted and arrived on the scene to find the store filled with smoke. The affected iPad was reportedly issuing ... (view more)

Tue
12
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Bigger, Curved iPhone Coming in 2014: Report

A new report suggests Apple is developing two new technologies for its iPhone device: larger, curved screens and enhanced sensors. It's expected the iPhones featuring these changes will be available this time next year. The story does not come ... directly from Apple (in fact, Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris declined to comment on the rumors). Instead, the report comes from Bloomberg News, which says it has learned of the changes from someone "familiar with the plans." First Apple 'Phablet' Coming in 2014? The source says Apple is planning to unveil 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone screens. The ... (view more)

Thu
31
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

New 'iPad Air' Way, Way Faster Than iPad 4: Report

Looks like the new 'iPad Air' may be worth an upgrade after all. New reports reveal the slimmer, lighter Apple tablet computer is substantially faster than its predecessor. Apple unveiled the iPad Air -- along with the powerful Mac Pro and an iPad ... Mini equipped with Retina display -- at an October 22, 2013 press event. The iPad Air is roughly one-quarter lighter and thinner than the iPad 4 it succeeds. That's an impressive feat for a device that was already quite portable. Apple Co-Founder Disappointed with Storage Options But not everyone was thrilled with Apple's newest iPad. For example, ... (view more)

Fri
25
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Why Steve Wozniak Doesn't Want a New 'iPad Air'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's anything but impressed with Apple's newest version of the iPad tablet computer, the iPad Air. The problem, according to 'Woz': the newest iPad simply fails to offer enough storage. Apple unveiled a bunch of ... new and updated products at an October 22 media show, including a super-powerful Mac Pro desktop computer, a new iPad Mini featuring a 'Retina' high-defintion display, and a thinner, lighter iPad Air. New iPad Fails to Meet Woz's Needs "When I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn't hit my needs," Wozniak told a London, England, ... (view more)

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