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As Steve Jobs’ emails are being used against Apple in an antitrust lawsuit, the company is also being accused of deleting songs from consumers’ iPods that were purchased from rival music services between 2007 and 2009. During a court session at the U.S District Court in Oakland, California, Apple confirmed that it had deleted non-iTunes music but argued that it was a legitimate security measure. During this time period, consumers who tried to sync their iPods, which had non-iTunes music on it to their iTunes library, would receive an error message that would instruct them to restore their device... Read more...
This might be Google's week to shine with its I/O developer event taking place, but lest anyone forget about its main rival, Apple today made an announcement of its own. Effective immediately, Apple's 16GB iPod touch is available in the same color options as its larger capacity brethren -- pink, yellow, blue, silver, space gray, and (PRODUCT) RED -- and also now sports a 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording. Prior to today, Apple's entry-level iPod touch was only available in silver and space gray. It also lacked a rear camera. Now it's the same as the other 32GB and 64GB models,... Read more...
The holiday shopping season is zooming right on by, and if you celebrate Christmas, time is quickly running out to order goods and have them arrive on time. Planning to plop an iPad Air under the Christmas tree for little Billy this year? Time has run out if you want to get it engraved, but for a non-engraved tablet, you can order today and still have it arrive in time with standard shipping, or order by December 22 with next-day shipping. Apple has put together a series of handy charts showing the cut-off dates for several products and shipping options in order to receive them by December 24th.... Read more...
Apple catches a lot of flak for keeping its ecosystem so locked down and, at times, unnecessarily restrictive in functionality, but one thing that works in the company's favor is that nearly all iOS users are on the same page, so to speak. Users don't get to choose between tons of different hardware devices like they do in Android's world, and while that's a bummer -- a phablet sized iPhone would be groovy, for example -- the upside is that fragmentation hardly exists. According to Apple's developer page, 74 percent of Apple's mobile devices are running iOS 7. That means nearly three out of every... Read more...
If you've been holding out for a price drop on Apple's fifth generation iPod touch line, perhaps today's newest addition will be of interest. It's a 16GB model that Apple quietly slipped into the lineup, and not only is it the least capacious, it's also the least expensive with a $229 price tag. Where was this SKU during last year's holiday shopping season? You have to wonder if Apple planned all along to delay the launch of a more affordable 16GB model, thereby forcing holiday shoppers looking to fulfill iPod touch wishlists with higher priced versions (the 32GB model sells for $299 and the 64GB... Read more...
Don't worry if you're suffering from a hangover today, so are many others, and apparently your iPhone might have one as well. Not a real one, mind you, though reports have surfaced that some iOS 6 users have been bitten by a bug preventing Apple's scheduled "Do Not Disturb" feature from automatically disabling on New Year's Day. The Do Not Disturb feature is supposed to silence calls, alerts, and notifications when it's enabled, and you can set it to run during specific hours, like late at night and into the wee hours of the morning when you're fast asleep. That's how it's supposed to work, anyway.... Read more...
Attention citizens of New York, be careful where you wield your iPhone, lest you make yourself a target for thieves. The crime rate is up in New York City, and according to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the reasons is because of the number of iPhone and iPad thefts that have occurred. A rise in thefts of Apple devices directly contributed to a slight bump in New York City's annual crime index, a statistic that also includes some big time felonies such as murder and grand larceny. As of Monday, there have been 3,484 more major crimes in 2012 compared to last year. In the same time period, Apple product... Read more...
Lost in the hubbub of the iPhone 5 launch and all the recent iPad Mini rumors is the fact that Apple also updated its iPod touch line. Like the iPhone 5, the new iPod Touch devices sport a larger Retina display that's now 4 inches, better hardware, Siri support, and for the first time an assortment of color options. They're also finally shipping to customers. On Apple's website, new iPod touch orders are listed as being available to ship in October. We're a little less than two weeks into the month, and those who placed their pre-orders in September are starting to report that they're receiving... Read more...
It wasn't that long ago that Apple's iPod line sold like gangbusters, taking the MP3 player market by storm and creating a frenzy that other companies have been unable to replicate. Fast forward to 2012, a time when iPad and iPhone sales are booming, and some are wondering if the iPod is on the verge of obsolescence. A peek at Apple's latest financial report reveals that iPod sales are down 10 percent sequentially and have dropped 17 percent in the past nine months. Monetarily, Apple notes that "iPod net sales decreased by $256 million and $1.6 billion during the third quarter and first nine months... Read more...
Apple and Google may be bitter enemies in the mobile space, but in a sense, they're also business partners. It's all about the Benjamins, which is why these rivals are both willing to be strange bedfellows, because at the end of the day, both are increasing their bottom line by working together. We're talking about Google's search deal with Apple, in which the sultan of search reportedly paid the Cupertino outfit $1 billion in 2011 to be featured as the default search engine in Safari. Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter dropped the staggering figure in a recent note to investors, according to BusinessInsider.... Read more...
Kids today know nothing of dragging a sagging pants pocket full of quarters or tokens to the local arcade, which means they also missed out on some gaming classics, like Rampage, Defender, Joust, and Spy Hunter. Sure, they're a little lame by today's standards, but if you have a nostalgic itch to scratch, $0.99 and a trip to Apple's App Store will scratch it. Warner Bros. Interactive just released its Midway Arcade App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices, a collection of 10 classic arcade titles, including the ones previously mentioned. The full list, as described by WB, includes the following:... Read more...
Wondering what to get your little ones for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or just because)? Well then, pay no attention to market research firm Nielsen if you're currently torn between a skateboard or a bicycle. Either of those will get your kids out of the house and moving around, which is a good thing for this generation. But if you're looking to score hipster parent points by getting them something they actually want, then stop being foolish and start turning your attention to electronic gadgets. This iHoliday, as Nielsen now calls it, is dominated by Apple devices on nearly every kid's... Read more...
A couple weeks ago, Google released a dedicated Gmail application for iOS. After discovering the app had a bug which broke notifications and displayed an error message, Google removed it from the App Store. Now, the bug has been fixed and the app has returned to the App Store. With the Gmail app, you can be alerted of new messages with push notifications and sounds, search your entire inbox, organize your mail, and much more. The app supports any iOS 4+ device. Gmail app for iOS available in the App Store (again) Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | 9:45 AM, Posted by Matthew Izatt, Product Manager Two... Read more...
Nearly four out of 10 iPhone users (38 percent) have gone out and updated their smartphones to iOS 5, representing the highest adoption rate of any iDevice, according to data provided by Chitka Insights. iPad owners proved the next most anxious to upgrade, with almost a third -- 30 percent -- now rocking Apple's latest and greatest mobile operating system. Coming in a distant third is the iPod crowd, with only 12 percent of users choosing to install iOS 5 so far. What gives? "Evidently those using the iPod aren’t interested in upgrading to the latest software, most likely because their iPod’s... Read more...
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