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A federal judge on Friday rejected a settlement proposal put forth by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe that would have seen the Silicon Valley giants pay $324.5 million to end a long-running class action lawsuit alleging that they conspired to suppress salary inflation among workers. Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt during the iPhone's introduction at MacWorld in 2007. The rejection comes nearly three months after the settlement -- in which each affected worker would have...
A series of photos that surfaced Friday from central Europe claim to show a fully-assembled, second-generation iPad Air featuring a more svelte design, an updated speaker grille, and an integrated Touch ID sensor. While the first-generation iPad Air is essentially the same thickness as the iPhone 5s, the unit shown by Hungarian website iMagazin appears noticeably thinner than Apple's flagship handset. The supposed device also sports the latter's fingerprint-reading...
Apple is said to have committed some 10 million yuan -- $1.6 million -- to support relief efforts following an earthquake in China's Yunnan province earlier this week that left over 600 people dead, the second time in as many years that the iPhone maker has pledged significant financial aid in the wake of a natural disaster. Though Apple has yet to publicly confirm the donation, word of the company's commitment was reported by state-owned broadcaster China Radio...
The infrastructure that backs Apple's now-massive cloud services -- including iTunes and iCloud -- continues to grow, as the company has reportedly filed building permit applications that detail its plan to bring two new data clusters online at its Nevada facility. Apple's Reno iCloud Data Center The new buildings are believed to represent the first construction of the Reno project's third phase, following the raising of administrative offices on the site earlier this...
Nearly 1,000 authors affected by the onging e-book spat between Amazon and Hachette have signed their names to a letter -- set to run as a full-page advertisement in the Sunday New York Times later this week -- imploring the online retailer to settle the dispute and calling on readers to voice their displeasure directly to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. An Amazon warehouse, via The Dallas Morning News. Composed by techno-thriller author Douglas Preston, the missive counts...
Apple on Thursday kicked off a limited time only promotion for select iOS productivity apps, taking at least 50 percent off popular titles like Scanner Pro, Fantastical 2 and Writer Pro. As seen on the iOS App Store, Apple's sale features a number of top-selling apps from the productivity, business and utilities categories. With some titles starting at $0.99, now is a good time to stock up on popular mobile tools created for work and school. Apps on sale...
Confirming reports that Skype no longer works with older versions of Apple's OS X, Microsoft on Thursday announced it has ended support for Macs running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard or earlier in Skype's most recent version, though a Leopard-specific variant is on the way. Update: A Microsoft spokesperson told AppleInsider on Friday that a version of Skype aimed at Leopard users "will soon be available for download." Starting last week, Skype users began to complain on the...
The USPTO on Tuesday rejected multiple claims of Apple's '172 patent for autocompletion of text input, which the company successfully asserted in its second California court action against Samsung. Source: USPTO In a court filing on Thursday, Samsung informed District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision to reject claims of Apple's U.S. Patent No. 8,074,172 for predictive text input, which was asserted against the Korean tech...
It was announced on Thursday that popular iOS and Mac password management app 1Password is on sale for a limited time, and that a future built-for-iOS 8 version with Touch ID support will be available as a free update for existing users. In a post to its official blog on Thursday, 1Password developer AgileBits said the price cut to $9.99 comes as the result of a New York Times report on Wednesday that claimed Russian hackers have amassed over one billion Internet...
Apple on Thursday rolled out the latest version of iTunes with bug fixes in place for updating of subscribed podcasts and episode browsing. iTunes 11.3.1 addresses two separate podcast handling problems that caused the app to unexpectedly stop downloading new episodes of subscribed podcasts and freeze the program when browsing through podcast episodes in a list. The minor update comes nearly one month after Apple released the last major update that brought HD iTunes...
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