Archive | August, 2012

Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page engage in discussions over IP issues – Report

30. August 2012

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While Samsung and Apple remain at each other’s throats, a new report claims that Apple CEO Tim Cook has been engaged in secret talks with Google CEO Larry Page about a whole host of IP issues. Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes talks about a range [...]

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Sergey Brin is a stand-up dude!

30. August 2012

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Seeing as he’s not the CEO and all, Google co-founder Sergey Brin doesn’t get as much attention as Larry Page, though he did participate in what might be the craziest product intro in history – Google Glasses at Google’s I/O conference earlier this Summer. Brin, who already seems like a solid dude, just got a [...]

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Samsung says it will sue Apple immediately should it release a smartphone with 4G LTE support

30. August 2012

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Following Samsung’s recent loss to Apple over a number of asserted iPhone design and utility patents comes a report that Samsung is now trying to work more closely with Microsoft and carriers in an effort to lessen its dependancy on Android. Specifically, Samsung will reportedly work with carriers to develop new technologies for smartphones that [...]

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Story of Samsung paying off $1 billion judgement to Apple is bogus – Shocker!

30. August 2012

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Apparently there was a report in Yahoo! News Mexico that Samsung was planning to pay its $1 billion judgement to Apple in nickels. And apparently this became a mini-Meme of sorts for a while, though hopefully anyone that came across it was sharp enough to know that the report was rather absurd on its face. [...]

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So how many email addresses do you have?

30. August 2012

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This article makes the case that you should have at least 4. Meanwhile, an interesting idea from the comments section: After a tragic loss of a gmail account from hacking, I have a somewhat circuitous email management method. I use my yahoo email primarily for communication. I read my email in Gmail (I got used [...]

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More incredible photos of Apple’s iOS Maps flyover effect

30. August 2012

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Courtesy of AppleInsider which has a great breakdown of how Apple’s new Maps app in iOS 6 stacks up against Google’s map offering. You might remember that the technology comes from C3 Technologies, a Swedish company Apple acquired back in 2009. They described their technology thusly: C3 Technologies is the leading provider of 3D mapping [...]

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Purported images of iPhone 5′s A6 SOC emerge

30. August 2012

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First the A4, then the A5, then the A5x which debuted on the third-gen iPad, and now comes a few leaked photos purporting to be from the iPhone 5 which show Apple’s new A6 system on a chip. MacRumors reports: Sonny Dickson, who has been digging up photos of a number of components leaking out [...]

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Apple employees granted 50GB of free iCloud storage

30. August 2012

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Straight from the top, Apple employees can now enjoy a free 50GB upgrade to their iCloud storage account, a value that checks in at $100 a year. Not too shabby considering that the regular ole’ iCloud account comes with a relatively paltry 5GB of storage. This is the latest in a series of perks that [...]

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Obama gets his Mac/Book Pro and Magic Mouse on during Reddit AMA

29. August 2012

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President Barak Obama today got his MacBook on, along with a trusty Magic Mouse, today during a Reddit AMA session. Check it out over here to see his answers: Spoiler alert, there aren’t many. via 9to5Mac

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Apple bids upwards of $1 billion for exclusive access to TSMC’s chips – Report

29. August 2012

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One of the strategies Apple has employed to become the most profitable companies on the planet includes buying components up front at a high cost but saving money in the long run by locking in favorable prices. In a similar vein, Apple reportedly has made attempts recently to attain exclusive access to TSCMC’s custom smartphone [...]

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Hearing on Apple’s motion for Samsung injunctions set for December 6

29. August 2012

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After crushing Samsung in their legal dispute on nearly all asserted patents and claims, Apple is keeping the ball rolling to the extent that they’re now seeking injunctions for 8 specific Samsung devices. Samsung, for what it’s worth, has vowed to fight the proposed injunctions with all necessary means, but they can rest easy for [...]

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The Apple Genius Training Manual revealed

29. August 2012

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Ah, Apple Geniuses, the last bastion of help when your Mac is on its last legs or simply acting up. But who are these mysterious men and women, often donning blue shirts, and helping out the Apple masses? Well, is it any surprise that Gizmodo, of all sites!, got its hands on the training manuals [...]

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