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Apple on Thursday filed a motion to renew its ongoing bid to stop sales of Samsung products found to be infringing on three key utility patents, including the contentious '915 property for pinch-to-zoom functionality. A slide from the Apple v. Samsung trial The motion comes after Apple successfully appealed a U.S. district court ruling that threw out a request to ban Samsung products which were found to infringe on Apple utility and design patents by the Apple v. Samsung...
As expected, Apple has officially announced its annual "lucky bags" for Japan in celebration of the New Year holiday, which will also bring a special one-day online sale and free iPad workshops for children. In an update to Apple's Japanese webpage, the company revealed sales of Fukubukuro, or "lucky bags," will commence on Jan. 2, with stores opening two hours earlier than usual to accommodate an anticipated crush of customers. Apple will also hold a one-day sale on...
Apple's iPhone and iPad represented the vast majority of U.S. online shopping and sales during Christmas, accounting for more than an 83 percent take of sales compared to Android. Despite having minority market share in the U.S., Apple's iOS is being used to do the most mobile shopping and placing the most sales by a wide margin, according to IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark Hub. The has group tracked similar numbers since the holiday shopping season kicked off during...
A pair of interesting new releases hit Apple's App Store the day after Christmas, as GenArts's Vivoom app lets users add more than 100 different effects to video clips before sharing them on social networks, while Mindly helps to create mind maps with a slick user interface. Vivoom For those looking to add a little extra "pop" to their Instagram videos or Vines, Vivoom makes it easy to add professional-looking visual effects. To begin, users can either record video...
For new Mac owners who feel OS X's built-in mail client is too complicated for their needs or who find it doesn't play nicely with their email provider, AppleInsider went hands-on to find the top alternatives. Email clients have a long history as utilitarian bits of software; the category is not a particularly alluring one, and as a result it has traditionally seen relatively little innovation. That has begun to change as email proves more difficult to replace than some...
Starting with iOS 7, Apple began automatically sorting users' iPhone photos based on time taken and location. But a new patent application reveals the company is interested in taking it one step further, and allowing Siri to sort through iOS photos based on voice search and tagging. The company's interests were revealed in a new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, discovered by AppleInsider. The filing, entitled "Voice-Based...
As planned, Apple on Thursday kicked off its "12 Days of Gifts" promotion in the U.S. and other participating countries with a download of four songs from Justin Timberlake's performance at this year's iTunes Festival. Timberlake's free single includes four songs performed live at the 2013 iTunes Festival in London and is being offered as part of Apple's holiday giveaway promotion, which is only accessible via the 12 Days of Gifts app found in select iOS App...
Taig, a Chinese company that kicked in a reported $1 million to help Evasi0n develop a jailbreak to exploit and defeat Apple's app security model in iOS 7, has been revealed as significant source of pirated apps in violation of its contract. In exchange for funding, Evasi0n agreed to bundle Taig's app service for Chinese users as an alternative to Cydia. However, a report by Chris Ziegler of The Verge noted that Taig "threatened the legitimacy of the entire [Evasi0n]...
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has slapped Apple with a $670,000 fine for interfering with mobile providers and handset retailers' pricing. The commission accused Apple of violating the nations Fair Trade Act by advising mobile carriers on how much they should charge for iPhones, stating that Apple had no right to govern how the carriers sold iPhones after having sold the carriers distribution rights. A report by the Wall Street Journal indicated that the fine involved...
The first customers who ordered Apple's distinctive new Mac Pro workstation system have started receiving their orders in time for unwrapping on Christmas. While originally expected to begin arriving on December 30, Apple's new Mac Pro began arriving at early buyers' doorsteps on Christmas Eve. A forum post highlighted by MacRumors noted a West Coast customer who ordered a stock 6-core Mac Pro with Next Day Shipping and got their new machine December 24. On the 23rd,...
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