Apple v. Samsung: Google to Cover Some Costs, Assume Some Liability

7 hours, 21 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple, Samsung, and Google

Tuesday's court testimony in the patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung revealed that Google had agreed to cover some of Samsung's legal costs in defending itself against Apple. More interestingly, the search giant also agreed to assume some liability for some of Apple's patent claims involved in the suit.

Apple Expands In-Store Trade-In Program to iPads and More

7 hours, 51 minutes ago · Kelly Guimont · News

Apple's in-store recycling has expanded to include anything with an Apple logo on it. Those which still hold resale value get exchanged for Apple gift cards, but now the stores will take any Apple equipment off your hands.

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Good on Apple for expanding their recycling programs. I know there will be criticism, but I don't know any other company making any attempt at making recycling previous tech easier. 

Apple Rolls Out 6.1.1 Update for 2nd, 3rd Gen Apple TV

1:09 PM EDT, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple released Apple TV Update 6.1.1 for the second and third generation Apple TV on Tuesday along side iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad. So far, there aren't any details available about what's included in the update, but it seems likely that it's intended to keep the Apple TV software in step with the new iOS 7.1.1 update.

Jailbroken iPhones Give Up Apple IDs in Malware Attack

11:45 AM EDT, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

The iPhone jailbreak community is facing a malware threat that steals user's Apple IDs and passwords. Since the threat targets only iPhones and iPads that have been hacked to allow the installation of unauthorized apps, most users are safe.

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People may complain about Apple's "walled garden" approach to the App Store, but it does help keep out malicious threats like Unflod.

Report Claims Rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Delayed Until 2015

10:01 AM EDT, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple may or may not be planning on shipping an iPhone model with a 5.5-inch display, but that isn't stopping insider sources from saying it's delayed and won't ship until some time in 2015. Sources claim the rumored device is real, and that production issues will keep Apple from releasing it until next year.

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Apple is undoubtedly testing multiple iPhone screen sizes, but calling a rumored 5.5-inch model delayed isn't accurate. Apple hasn't announced the device, or promised a shipping date. What's more likely is that people with limited access to parts of the company's supply chain are misinterpreting what little they know about Apple's test products.

Apple Hires FDA Expert Divya Nag for Health and Fitness Team

9:08 AM EDT, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's list of health and fitness experts just got longer now that the company has hired FDA approval expert Divya Nag. Her expertise with the FDA's medical approval process makes her a good fit for the iPhone and iPad maker's health and fitness plans for the rumored iWatch and other wearable products that may be in development.

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Considering the long list of health and fitness related hires Apple has made over the past couple years, it isn't a question of what it's working on, but instead a question of which features it will have.

Google Camera Saves The World…From Vertical Video

7:12 PM EDT, Apr. 21st, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Google has released Google Camera, a new app from Google for Android devices running 4.4 or higher was released with The New Killer Camera Feature™: When you switch to video mode, you get a little indicator smack dab in the middle of the screen to remind you to rotate your device and shoot that video horizontally, as God intended it. There are some other nice features of the app, such as a “Photo Sphere” feature (builds a 360 degree panorama) and Lens Blur, but really the great thing here is the Flip Your Frakking Phone For Video™ thing. This is one of the few cases where something on Android is clearly needed on iOS, and I can’t wait till we see a version of it in an iPhone camera app. In case you’re wondering what makes this a bad idea, check out the Vertical Video Syndrome, or VVS PSA from Glove and Boots, below: 

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