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08
Oct
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Apple iPad Mini Shortages Expected: Report

Apple hasn't unveiled the iPad Mini tablet computer yet, and already there are reports of significant production problems. According to one analyst, the complex construction requirements of the iPad Mini could cause shortages lasting for months ... after the product's launch. It has been rumored for some time that Apple is preparing to unveil a smaller version of the 10.1-inch iPad. The iPad Mini reportedly features a 7.85-inch display, and will retail for $250 to $300. (Source: cnet.com ) That price point should give Apple an opportunity to compete with lower-priced tablets like Google's Nexus 7 ... (view more)

Tue
02
Oct
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iPhone 4, 4S Battery Killed by iOS 6, Users Complain

One of the major attractions of the new iPhone 5 is its brand new mobile operating system (OS): iOS 6. However, it appears when it developed the new OS Apple may have forgotten about users of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Users of those devices are ... insisting their iPhone's battery drains very quickly after upgrading from iOS 5. It remains unclear what is causing the excessive battery drainage. Early reports had pointed to Apple's new and much-maligned mapping service. However, iPhone 4 and 4S users who haven't even installed that application now report having the same battery problems as users ... (view more)

Mon
24
Sep
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Apple iPhone, iPad Map Service Hilariously Awful

Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad users are complaining loudly that the combined software upgrade and elimination of Google Maps has resulted in Apple's new mapping service yielding some odd location-based search results. The problem affects anyone who ... has upgraded to iOS 6, the latest version of Apple's operating system (OS). The new OS for later editions of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad was released just before the debut of the company's iPhone 5. Apple Cuts Google Maps with Software Upgrade Until recently, Apple used Google's mapping services on its devices. Now it has decided to drop that ... (view more)

Wed
19
Sep
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Wozniak on $1B Apple-Samsung Verdict: 'I Hate It'

There are few tech industry experts more outspoken than Steve Wozniak, co-founder (along with the late Steve Jobs) of Cupertino, California's iconic and pioneering Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computers, Inc.). Wozniak's back in the spotlight again, ... this time for attacking the jury decision requiring Samsung pay Apple $1 billion for infringing on smartphone patents. Woz on Patent Decision: "I Hate It" In a recent interview with Bloomberg news, Wozniak (popularly known by many as simply "Woz") let it be known that he doesn't agree with the California jury's decision to award Apple more ... (view more)

Fri
14
Sep
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iPhone 5: Apple to Sell 48M Units by January 2013

Despite disappointing some analysts by failing to include hotly-anticipated 'near field communications' technology in the new iPhone 5, Apple is expected to sell almost fifty million units of the iPhone 5 between late September and the end of 2012. ... Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, September 12. Although some industry experts were stunned by Apple's failure to build any cutting-edge technologies into the device, there's no doubt the slick new smartphone will satisfy a great many consumers. New iPhone Is Thinner, Lighter, Faster The new iPhone 5 is thinner, lighter, and ... (view more)

Thu
13
Sep
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5; Some Analysts Disappointed

Apple Inc's new iPhone is scheduled to become available for pre-order on Friday, September 14, 2012. Hitting retail stores a week later, it sports a raft of new technologies. However, analysts say it's far from perfect. Among the new gizmos on the ... iPhone 5: a 1136 x 640 pixel Retina display, a speedy new Apple "A6" processor, LTE/4G capabilities, a 720p front facing camera, three different microphones, better speakers, a 20 per cent reduction in weight, and a brand new 9-pin input/output connector. Experts say the phone should last for up to eight hours of high speed web browsing on a single ... (view more)

Wed
05
Sep
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LulzSec Hacks FBI, Steals Apple User Data: Report

A hacking group says it has acquired personal information associated with 12 million Apple user accounts, and that it got those details by hacking into an FBI agent's computer. So far, the group has published data from one million of those Apple ... accounts. The publication comes from LulzSec , a group whose name is a combination of "security" and a slang term for carrying out online activities for the sake of amusement ("Lulz"). Last summer, the same group leaked documents belonging to Sony Pictures. LulzSec claimed it ceased operations after a 50-day campaign. But later it re-emerged ... (view more)

Fri
31
Aug
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Apple Seeks Ban on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Last Friday Apple won a monumental decision against one of its biggest rivals. A U.S. jury found that Samsung had infringed on a number of patents held by the Cupertino, California-based technology manufacturer. Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in ... compensation , but won't stop there. It now wants to force all of the offending Samsung products off the market for good. Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the original case -- and often expressed her frustration with both Samsung and Apple -- will again hear arguments from the two firms. A hearing is currently scheduled for the afternoon of December ... (view more)

Tue
28
Aug
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Apple iPad 'Mini' Coming This October: Report

A new report appears to confirm that Apple is working on developing a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet computer. Known as the iPad "Mini," the new device will reportedly be ready for an October, 2012 launch. The report stems from a recent ... blog post by John Gruber, who is considered a reliable technology insider by many industry experts. Gruber recently suggested that an iPad Mini would launch at least a month after the iPhone 5, which analysts believe will ship September 21 . Apple to Pace Product Releases Gruber argues that Apple doesn't want to bombard consumers with two products ... (view more)

Mon
27
Aug
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Apple-Samsung Patent Case Ends with $1B Verdict

A U.S. jury has found Samsung Electronics Co. guilty of infringing on several patents owned by Apple. As a result of the judgment, Samsung must pay Apple $1.05 billion in compensation. However, the decision's impact will go far beyond that financial ... penalty. Experts believe it will, in fact, lead to lengthy product development delays that could weaken Samsung's revenue picture for years to come. The jury in the case took just twenty-two hours to deliberate before announcing its decision on Friday, August 24. Jury members found Samsung had infringed on Apple patents , and also rejected claims ... (view more)

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