Archive | March, 2012

Adweek assembles each and every one of Apple’s 84 iPhone commercials

31. March 2012

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Apple’s voice recognition/personal assistant feature, which you may affectionately refer to as Siri, debuted on the iPhone 4S and seems to be the focal point of every iPhone commercial you catch on TV these days. But way back in 2007, when the very idea of an advanced smartphone like the iPhone was completely novel, Apple’s [...]

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Apple and Nokia still fighting over Nano-SIM standard

30. March 2012

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Foss Patents reports: Les Échos, a French financial daily, reports that deep divisions in the industry over the future SIM card standard made it impossible to reach an agreement at the ETSI meeting that started yesterday (Thursday) and ends today (Friday). According to the report, the participating companies have failed to reach an agreement and decided [...]

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Another moron files a Siri class action suit

30. March 2012

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Yet another moron has filed a class action suit against Apple over Siri and it’s apparent inability to work as advertised. For me, Siri works fine, and I wonder why people choose to sue rather than return a device that doesn’t work as expected. The new suit, filed in a U.S. District Court by a [...]

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Google to start selling its own tablets

30. March 2012

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The WSJ reports: Google, undaunted by a short-lived attempt to market and sell smartphones on its own, is now trying the approach with tablet computers in a quest to capture market share from Apple’s iPad. The Internet search company will sell co-branded tablets directly to consumers through an online store like rivals Apple and Amazon [...]

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RIM is sinking

30. March 2012

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Disappointing revenue, slumping earnings, no exciting products to speak of, and resignations all point to a sinking ship for a company that, at one point in time, was the smartphone leader.

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Wait, didn’t NBC support SOPA?

30. March 2012

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And yet, they rip this off from Apple’s Xcode.  

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Are Apple and Samsung talking settlement?

29. March 2012

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Perhaps this crazy 10 month bout of litigation that has spanned the globe will come to an end sooner than later according to a report from Business Week. Citing people familiar with Apple’s situation, the report claims that executives from both Samsung and Apple have “communicated lately about potential settlement options.” “Apple CEO Tim Cook does [...]

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Apple ramps up production of new MacBook Pro models

29. March 2012

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Digitimes reports that Apple is gearing up to begin production on 15-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Pro models. Production on the 15-inch model is said to commence in April while production on the 13.3-inch model will begin in June.  

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Tim Cook visits Foxconn plant in China

29. March 2012

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Bloomberg reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook recently paid a visit to one of Foxconn’s newest manufacturing facilities in Zhengzhou, China. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited Foxconn Technology Group’s newly built manufacturing facility for the iPhone in Zhengzhou, China, as the U.S. company seeks to improve working conditions. The iPhone production line is at the new Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology [...]

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Dell ends its smartphone experiment

29. March 2012

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I seriously doubt anyone finds this terribly surprising, but Dell has stopped manufacturing smartphones as it looks to enter a new market (tablets) where it can try to remain even somewhat relevant. Dell has nixed its last standing Venue and Venue Pro smartphones and no replacements have been announced. The smartphones had run their course, [...]

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Does Microsoft’s Courier project live on with an iPad app called Paper?

29. March 2012

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Courier as a concept was cool, but was practically nothing to write home about. Still the leaked demoes showcased some interesting use cases. Now some of the folks behind Courier have released an ipad app called Paper. The Verge has the skinny over here.

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Why one Omgpop employee turned down Zynga

29. March 2012

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Fascinating read from former Omgpop programmer Shay Pierce on why he ultimately decided against joining Zynga following their acquisition of Omgpop. The tipping point? Zynga not beeing open to Pierce keeping his unpopular iOS game Connectrode up and running. Pierce emphasizes that Connectrode makes almost no money anymore but is nonetheless a piece of software [...]

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