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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg had harsh words for those --?including Apple CEO Tim Cook --?who have called the social network's ad-supported business model bad for consumers, saying that such comments are "ridiculous." "A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers," Zuckerberg told Time. "I think it's the most ridiculous concept. What, you think because...
One of the two named plaintiffs in the long-running class-action lawsuit over Apple's FairPlay DRM was withdrawn on Friday by their attorneys, just one day after the revelation that neither plaintiff may be a member of the class they represent. Plaintiff Melanie Tucker was removed from the case after it was discovered that her iPod purchases did not fall within the span covered by the lawsuit, according to the New York Times. Tucker purchased an iPod touch in 2010 and...
In yet another holiday deal that only AppleInsider can deliver, we've teamed up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away a free Apple USB SuperDrive (for using CDs/DVDs) to every customer who purchases a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with AppleCare. These bundles offer the absolute lowest prices anywhere, even before the SuperDrive is thrown in. Through Thurs., Dec 11th only: Adorama and AppleInsider are teaming up to offer...
The iPhone continues to make inroads into the world of professional photography, with one White House cameraman selecting Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus as his weapon of choice when chronicling the unveiling of this year's Christmas decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A shot of the official White House Christmas tree by Brooks Kraft. Source: Time Freelance photographer Brooks Kraft told Time that he chose to shoot with a mobile device in order to get a different...
A report on Friday claims Apple has tentatively agreed to a proposed retail expansion in India that will see 500 new reseller storefronts pop up in underserved regions of the country. Citing a source with ties to Apple, The Times of India reports the Cupertino tech giant is planning a major push into India over the coming months, supposedly in hopes of becoming a more mainstream brand. Currently, rival smartphone maker Samsung dominates the smartphone landscape in the...
Apple on Thursday activated a number of curated iTunes Radio stations playing nothing but Christmas tunes for the holidays, including tailored genre-specific track lists ranging from children's sing-alongs to Latin. In time for the holidays, Apple's holiday iTunes Radio stations offer a wide selection of Christmas standards, pop releases and even songs for children. The feature went live earlier today. This year, Apple has split holiday tunes into ten stations:...
Qualcomm's upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon chips designed to power new high end Android flagship phones including the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4 and HTC One M9 are reportedly running into new issues that threaten to further delay any real competition to Apple's iPhone 6 juggernaut. A report by Business Korea claimed that Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 is facing new "hard-to-solve" problems including overheating, RAM controller issues and "an error in the driver of the...
Newly unearthed building permits discovered this week reveal a bit more about Apple's plans for its Campus 2 facility, with the company earmarking $161 million for an auditorium and $74 million for an employee gym. As noted by BuildZoom, Apple will pay $160,999,985 on a theater to be installed on the company's Campus 2 compound currently under construction in Cupertino, Calif. The auditorium was previously detailed in project plans as being a massive...
Apple on Thursday pushed out a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite maintenance update, asking developers to focus on changes made to Wi-Fi assets. The latest beta, build 14C78c, comes two weeks after a first version was released noting the same Wi-Fi focus area. Apple last OS X 10.10.1 update went live in November to fix Wi-Fi issues, Mail compatibility and general bug squashing. Despite the updated code, some Mac users continued to see slow Wi-Fi...
In what could prove to be a major development in a class-action lawsuit involving Apple's iPod and iTunes, new court documents filed on Thursday reveal Apple is questioning whether a class even exists. Evidence of plaintiff's 2010 iPod touch purchase, outside of case's time limit. A letter from Apple to presiding Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers notes both plaintiffs named in the case have not produced evidence showing they owned an iPod purchased within the suit's...
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