Apple has taken a Chinese approach in handling criticism from the Chinese government over the company's warranty policies by apologizing. In a statement posted to Apple.cn, Apple not only apologized for its warranties, the company apologized for doing a bad job of communicating with consumers and the public and promised change. Bryan Chaffin says that Apple took a Chinese approach to its Chinese problem.
Earlier today, IDG announced that Macworld/iWorld will take place in March next year, at the end of March at that. My first thought was, man oh man, thank goodness. A later date will make Macworld easier to cover and more relevant as a trade show. My second thought was LOL@CES HAHAHAHA!!!
Considering the date, you'd think news that Apple was denied a trademark for "iPad mini" was an April Fools Day joke, but it isn't. The US Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant Apple the trademark calling the name "merely descriptive," implying it doesn't identify a specific product.
The government of China continued its campaign against Apple Inc. on Friday, as a government-owned animation studio sued the company. According to South China Morning Post, Shanghai Animation Film Studio is accusing Apple of selling its movies on iTunes without the legal permission to do so. Bryan Chaffin looks at the issues.
Amazon announced on Thursday that it is buying the reader-targeted social networking service Goodreads. The two companies aren't saying how much money is changing hands, but in the end it doesn't matter because the deal will be great for Kindle and will make more money for Amazon.
I'm shaking my head. I'm literally shaking my head as I'm writing these very words. Why? Because the Facebook smartphone is apparently a real thing. Online reports say that Facebook is all set to announce a Facebook-themed smartphone that's all about...well, Facebook. Bryan Chaffin scratches his head.
Apple is in the process of enduring a government-orchestrated PR campaign against the company, accusing Apple of ripping off Chinese consumers. Bryan Chaffin looks at the issues and thinks that Apple is finding itself in a curious position.
The HTC One earned a 1 out of 10 Repairability Score from iFixIt on Friday, the first time a device earned such a score. Will that result in legions of Apple critics leveling their wrath on HTC? Don't count on it.
A new report surfaced Wednesday claiming that Apple is cutting its iPad mini orders from 12 million units down to 10 million for the second quarter. Regardless of whether or not the company is scaling back shipments, it's not time to freak out yet.
The Post-PC era, the era of iPads and other tablets, suggests that it is time to re-evaluate the archaic computer interface, the desktop and mouse, developed by Xerox and Apple 30 years ago. However, before we get too excited, there are lots of questions to ask and answer.
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