Apple

Wed
14
Nov
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Doctors Sold on iPad Mini, Survey Shows

Apple's new iPad Mini is receiving a ringing endorsement from physicians. According to a recent poll conducted by medical app developer Epocrates, one in three doctors have made the decision to purchase the device. Contemporary competitors like ... Microsoft (with their Surface line of tablets released last month) have invested tremendous resources in beefing up their display and touch features. However, the small size of the iPad Mini has become the biggest selling point for 90 per cent of the Epocrates survey's respondents. The other advantage of owning an iPad Mini, according to doctors ... (view more)

Wed
31
Oct
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Apple iOS, Retail Store Executives Resign

Apple has announced that the people in charge of iOS and its retail store business are leaving the company. Surprisingly, industry analysts aren't concerned about the departures. Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall and retail executive John Browett have ... both announced they are leaving the Cupertino, California-based firm. Browett, who is leaving immediately, has been on the job only six months. Forstall has been with Apple for fifteen years. The company has previously said it considers him one of the lead architects of the firm's popular Mac OS X operating system. (Source: bostonherald.com ) Maps ... (view more)

Thu
25
Oct
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Apple Logo 'Sacrilegious', Church Group Says

Apple is facing a new kind of challenge to its popularity overseas: a group of Russian Orthodox Christians are calling the company's corporate logo "sacrilegious." The group bases this judgment on its spiritual standards and claims to have made it ... their mission to stop the iconic image from appearing in their region. The Apple logo, you may remember, was first created in 1976 by graphics designer Rob Janoff. Since then, the image has been emblazoned on many high-tech innovations, from the original Macintosh personal computer to the newest iPhone 5. Logo Conveys 'Forbidden Fruit' Imagery To ... (view more)

Wed
24
Oct
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Apple Reveals iPad Mini, New iPad

Apple finally unveiled the long-rumored iPad Mini at a press event in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, October 23. The firm also showed off new versions of the standard iPad and a revamped MacBook Pro. The iPad Mini was clearly the star of this ... show, however. Despite former Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs having once dismissed 7-inch tablets, the firm has long been developing a device to compete in the rapidly growing lower-end tablet niche. 7.9-Inch Screen, No Retina Display, $329 The iPad Mini weighs just 0.68 pounds and measures only 7.2 millimeters thick. The screen is 7.9- ... (view more)

Tue
16
Oct
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New iPod Touch, Nano Receive Rave Reviews

Apple has released exciting new versions of its iPod Touch and iPod Nano. So far, critics are raving over the devices, with the consensus being that they're some of the best digital media players yet released. The new, 5th generation iPod Touch is ... very similar to the iPhone 5. Compared to the 4th generation Touch (and like the new iPhone), it's both taller (4.86 inches), thinner (0.24 inches) and surprisingly light. It's also more colorful. In the past, the iPod Touch came only in black and white. Now it's available in pink, red, blue, yellow, silver, and grey, as well as black and white. New ... (view more)

Mon
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)

Tue
25
Sep
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Apple iPhone Supply Threatened by Foxconn Brawl

China's Foxconn facility, which produces Apple devices like the iPhone, was recently shut down after 5,000 Chinese police were dispatched to break up a massive melee involving 2,000 factory workers. About forty people were reportedly taken to ... hospital for treatment following the incident. Foxconn may be the world's most controversial manufacturing plant. With 79,000 employees producing a wide range of popular electronic gadgets, it's an absolutely massive facility. Workers Complain of Poor Pay, Long Hours However, Foxconn has faced great change in recent months. First, employees caught media ... (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)

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