Archive | December, 2012

Enderle is on crack, hypes up RIM

31. December 2012

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Really, Rob? Really?! As we look ahead to 2013, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the new year provides an unprecedented opportunity for Research in Motion to make a huge comeback. This is largely because the market is dominated by two platforms: Android, which is seen as an unsecure malware magnet, and iOS, which comes from [...]

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Chinese workers to work through Chinese New Year due to iPad Mini demand

31. December 2012

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MacRumors reports: Brightwire summarizes a report [Google translation] from Taiwanese news site United Daily News claiming that Apple’s supply chain partners will continue working through the traditional Chinese New Year holiday in order to keep up with demand for the popular iPad mini and iPhone 5. The holiday falls in mid-February in 2013, with many workers traditionally returning to their [...]

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Crime is up in NYC? Blame the iPhone

31. December 2012

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The New York Times reports: Major crime in New York City inched up this year, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday fingered the culprit: too many iPhones and iPads were being swiped. A rise in thefts of shiny Apple products accounted for the slight increase in the city’s annual crime index, a statistic that [...]

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iPad most popular tablet this holiday season

28. December 2012

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Barrons reports: R.W. Baird’s William Power this morning offers his weekly roundup of sales checks at retail regarding mobile device sales, in this case, tablet computers. Power writes that he spoke with reps at Best Buy and Staples stores about which tablet computers they’re recommending and which ones seem to be moving units. Apple‘s iPad [...]

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Early Apple computer and tablet designs from Hartmut Essslinger

28. December 2012

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Check out the full gallery here.

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Amazing new vibrating Cycloramic iPhone app captures hands free 360 degree panoramic

28. December 2012

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Designed for the iPhone 5, this app is magical. Start by balancing your phone upright on a flat surface (a granite countertop or glass table). The surface has to be really smooth, so don’t expect any non-laminated wood or tiles to work. Once you press “GO”, the app will make the phone vibrate at just [...]

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Apple must pay $165,000 to group of Chinese writers

28. December 2012

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The Wall Street Journal notes: A Beijing court ordered Apple Inc. to pay 1.03 million yuan, or about $165,000, to a group of local writers who said the U.S. gadget maker sold unlicensed copies of their books online, according to state media. The state-run Xinhua news agency said Thursday that the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate [...]

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New MacBook Air to utilize new processor platform

28. December 2012

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Digitimes reports: Apple has issued requests for quotations (RFQ) to Taiwan-based supply chain makers for the revision of several notebook models including MacBook Pro and MacBook Air series in June 2013, causing ultrabook vendors to be concerned, according to supply chain makers. The sources pointed out that the MacBook Air for 2013 will feature a [...]

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Samsung in hot water over efforts to ban Apple products in Europe

27. December 2012

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Perhaps Samsung’s eyes were bigger than their reach. Samsung, he south Korean electronics giant, could face fines running to billions of pounds from the European commission over its attempts to use its “standard-essential” patents on 3G to ban sales of Apple’s iPhone and iPad in Europe. The Google-owned smartphone company Motorola Mobility may face similar [...]

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Apple highlights Samsung’s EU anitrust problem to the ITC

27. December 2012

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Florian Mueller has the full scoop here.

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Apple moving Mac Mini production to US

27. December 2012

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First iMacs and now Mac Minis, this according to a recent report from Digitimes. Apple is reportedly set to move its Mac mini production lines back to the US with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to be responsible of handling establishment, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Currently, Foxconn has about 15 [...]

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Tim Cook takes big paycut in 2012

27. December 2012

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The Next Web reports: Consumer electronics giant Apple today filed documents with the SEC in preparation for its annual shareholder meeting, which will be held at the company’s HQ on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. According to the filing, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s compensation totaled a mere $4,174,992. That may seem tiny, considering Apple’s $480 billion+ [...]

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