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During court proceedings in iTunes lawsuit on Monday, new evidence presented by Apple revealed the case's sole remaining plaintiff may not have purchased iPods eligible for action, and the person was subsequently disqualified. Screenshot showing Marianna Rosen's iPod collection. Elaborating on earlier findings regarding plaintiff Marianna Rosen, Apple notified presiding Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers that device purchases were made using a credit card assigned to the...
It appears another big-name actor has passed on the opportunity to work on Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, as Natalie Portman is no longer in talks to play the female lead. According to Variety, Portman, who was in talks to join the cast of Universal's forthcoming Jobs film before Thanksgiving, has passed on a lead part thought to be the role of Jobs' daughter Lisa. That leaves Michael Fassbender in the title role, with Seth Rogen set to play Steve Wozniak. Director...
A fresh rumor on Monday claims Bose products will make a return to Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores as soon as next week after they were quietly removed from shelves some two months ago. Online Apple Store search results still list "Bose" products. Citing sources familiar with the matter, French language publication iGen.fr reports Apple is preparing to restock Bose products ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season. The report claims some stores have...
In its latest puzzling App Store policy assertion, Apple has reportedly blocked Panic from adding the standard iOS Share Sheet to its Transmit file transfer app due to an unwritten policy that "forbids apps from uploading content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself." Panic is unable to simply remove Transmit from the iOS Share Sheet The App Store policy appears intended to prevent apps from dumping large amounts of arbitrary files into a...
Android Police named Apple's iPad Air 2 as its top tablet pick among "Android devices" for the 2014 holiday season, calling it "reliable, predictable, and very fast." The site, which bills itself as "looking after all things Android," is listed among the top three Android news outlets in Google's search results and appears to have earned a "Like" from every Google+ user. However, despite the thousands of Android tablets offered by a wide range of licensees--including...
Time revealed on Monday that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is once again one of its finalists for the magazine's "Person of the Year" award, joining the likes of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, Russian President Vladmir Putin, pop star Taylor Swift, Ebola caregivers, and protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Time's eight 2014 Person of the Year finalists. Cook is one of eight contenders on Time's "short list" of candidates that were revealed on its blog Monday afternoon. The Apple leader...
Apple's mobile payment partners continued their marketing onslaught on Monday as MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit card provider, released a new 30-second television ad featuring Apple Pay and female rocker Gwen Stefani. The spot shows Stefani, armed with a "Surprise launcher," bombarding consumers who use their MasterCard-branded card via Apple Pay with free gifts. A handbag, a golf trip, and tickets to a Gwen Stefani concert among the gifts...
With Silicon Valley still at odds with the Chinese government, executives from Apple, Facebook, and Amazon played host to Lu Wei, the chairman of China's State Internet Information Office, during the Asian politician's recent trip to the U.S. Lu met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on the trip, according to a report from Chinese state media, which was subsequently picked up by Bloomberg. In one photo accompanying the...
Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine --?who ran afoul of the law in 2010 for selling details of upcoming Apple products to Asian manufacturers --?has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for his role in the conspiracy. Devine plead guilty to the crimes in 2011, but was only sentenced this week. He will begin serving his prison term --?which will be followed by three years of supervised probation --?on Feb. 19, 2015. Alongside...
Apple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more. Leading the way for the iPad was photo editing tool Pixelmator, a longtime Mac application that debuted on Apple's tablet in October. Top honors on the iPhone went to Elevate - Brain Training. On the music front, Beyonce was the top artist, while "1989" by Taylor Swift was named the top album. "Guardians of...
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