Walmart is tapping Apple to bring in holiday shoppers again with special pricing on iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s on Friday. According to online reports, the retailer will offer aggressive discounts on iPhone 5c ($27) and 5s ($127), a $45 gift card with the purchase of an iPad mini, and $30 gift cards for only $25.
The Seoul Central District Court ruled on Wednesday that Apple wasn't infringing on three Samsung patents. Businessweek reported that the court dismissed Samsung's claims, saying that technologies covered by two of the patents could be easily developed, while Apple didn't violate the third patent at all.
Apple released iPhoto 9.5.1 on Wednesday, an update that fixes a preview issue. The patch notes also include unspecified improvements.
One analyst thinks Apple and Microsoft will have to merge into a single company to fight off Google and Facebook, so Jeff and Bryan take it upon themselves to explain why he's flat-out wrong. They also dive into Apple's iBeacon deployment, the call for NSA reform, the media calling out Judge Cote in Apple's antitrust case, and whether or not it's time to cut the cable cord.
Ergotron is offering two sit-stand workstations designed to work (and look good) with Apple's iMac and MacBook Pro and Air devices. WorkFit-A for iMac and WorkFit-B for MacBook are adjustable stands that allow you to raise them so you can work standing at your desk, or lower them for when you want to sit. They were designed for the growing movement of people looking to do more of their work standing up, and they work by clamping to the edge of your desk. The WorkFit-A for iMac (US$649) has a tray that holds your keyboard lower than the display, and it's also compatible with Apple's LED Cinema Display and Thunderbolt Display. WorkFit-B for MacBook ($329) serves as a platform for the laptop itself. Both have an Integrated cord management system for keeping everything straight.
Apple's App Store is edging towards crossing the one million app mark, according to app tracking site 148Apps.biz. Apple long ago crossed the million app mark of apps that had been approved for the App Store, but as of December 9th, the company had some 998,919 apps and games currently active.
Google announced Wednesday the launch of Chrome Apps to the Mac platform. The company said that desktop apps available on the Chrome Web Store can now be run on any desktop computer that also runs the Chrome browser.
Technical predictions for the new year are passé. Suggesting what Apple ought to do is obnoxious. But John Martellaro doesn't mind telling everyone what he hopes Apple will do in 2014.
Apple rolled out another background update for Apple TV on Wednesday with more new channels. This time Watch ABC, Bloomberg, KORTV, and Crackle landed on our home screens.
Small portable electronic users will be able to start using their iPads and iPhones during takeoff and landing on flights in Europe soon thanks to a decision from the European Aviation Safety Authority. The change follows a similar ruling by the FAA in the United States from only a couple months ago.
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Considering the U.S. already approved gate to gate electronics use, it isn't any surprise that the E.U. is doing the same.
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