3 Unique Photo Sharing Services For iPhone and iPad

8:40 PM, Oct. 4th, 2013 · · iPod


Got some photos you wanna share? Why not add a little something extra? Vern Seward points out 3 services that let you do just that on your iPhone or iPad in this week's Free on iTunes. Linea, Momentage, and Shuttersong.

Apple Click Wheel Patent Infringement Costs Apple $3.3 Million in Japan

5:49 PM, Sep. 26th, 2013 · · iPod

A Japanese court has ruled that the Click Wheel in Apple's iPod Classic infringes on a patent owned by Norihiko Saito and has ordered the company to pay Y330 million (about US$3,334,650) in damages. Mr. Saito filed his lawsuit against Apple in 2007 and was originally asking for Y10 billion (about $101,050,000) in damages -- a figure the court didn't agree with.

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If Apple is infringing on the Japanese Click Wheel patent, the company needs to step up and make it right. Expecting Y10 billion in damages, however, may be high considering the technology is showing up in just the iPod Classic.

Using iPads, iPhones, and Macs to Delay Dementia

9:30 AM, Sep. 25th, 2013 · · iPod


Dementia affects about 24 million people in the world. Studies have begun to assert that active computer use can significantly delay the onset of dementia. Nancy Carroll Gravley looks into this issue and suggests apps that can contribute to sustained memory and cognitive functioning.

NYC Police Hand Out Flyers Asking iPhone Owners to Upgrade to iOS 7

5:25 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2013 · · iPod

NYPD Flyer

Police in New York City are asking "Apple users" to upgrade to iOS 7, and they're going so far as to hand out flyers to encourage you to do so. The effort is part of the NYPD's Operation Identification Program, which is part of the city's larger effort to reduce iPhone-related crime.

Nine iOS 7 Features That Aren’t Available on All Apple Devices

3:38 PM, Sep. 18th, 2013 · · iPod


Apple released iOS 7 on Wednesday. It's a fabulous update to Apple's mobile operating sytem, but there are nine new features that aren't available on certain older models that can otherwise run iOS 7. We broke those features down into table format to make it easier to see.