EU Pushes Apple, Google to Drop “Free” from Games with In-app Purchases

10:55 AM, Jul. 18th, 2014 · · iPad

The European Union's European Commission thinks free games with in-app purchases shouldn't be called "free," and has been pushing Apple and Google to change how they represent those apps to buyers. Google has capitulated, and now the EU is calling out Apple for failing to take action, although Apple thinks it's already doing more than other companies to keep consumers well informed.

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This comes down to the EU saying free isn't really free if in-app purchases are available. Apple seems to disagree, so now we get to sit back and watch to see who blinks first.

Blue’s Mikey Digital for iPhone gets Lightning Connector

8:54 AM, Jul. 17th, 2014 · · iPad

Blue announced the immediate availability of a Lightning connector version of its popular Mikey Digital microphone for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Thursday. Like its 30-pin Dock Connector predecessor, the Lightning Mikey Digital lets users capture higher quality audio compared to their iPhone or iPad's built-in microphone.

Apple: iPad is a Vagina-free Zone

1:52 PM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · · iPad

Buy an iPad from Apple's online store and you can get it engraved with "penis," but "vagina" is right out. Sex-positive blogger Justyn Hintze found that out when she tried to have a poem engraved on her new iPad that included the V word only to be told that's unacceptable.

PSA: No Device Is Worth Your Life, not Even an iPod

10:47 AM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · · iPad

A woman attempting to retrieve her lost iPod from the NYC Subway tracks was hit and killed over the weekend.

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Please don't endanger your life for a device. It's spendy to replace lost tech, but it's impossible to replace you.

Court Rules Apple isn’t Infringing on Emblaze Streaming Media Patent

9:03 AM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · · iPad

The jury in a Federal Court case has ruled Apple didn't infringe on a live streaming media patent owned by Emblaze. The company accused Apple of forcing developers to use QuickTime's streaming media tools, and that it held the patent on that technology.

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Emblaze tried to make its own smartphone and failed. It tried to sue Apple for patent infringement and failed. That's one company with some seriously bad luck.

iOS 7: Organize Your Music App

8:30 AM, Jul. 5th, 2014 · · iPad

Let’s talk about the Music app’s toolbar. Wanna change it? Wanna remove that iTunes Radio icon and put in something that you actually use? Hey, we understand. That’s what we’ve got for you here in this Quick Tip!