Apple Improves Push Notifications and Search in Safari 7.0.3

6:48 PM, Apr. 1st, 2014 · · News

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Apple released Safari 7.0.3 for Mavericks on Tuesday, an update that includes both bug fixes and feature improvements. The company added the ability to turn off Push notifications for a particular site, and it fixed a problem stopping some notifications from arriving. The release also improves search functionality within Safari, and it improved credit card autofill.

Judge Cote Gives Apple Ebook Antitrust Case Class Action Status

1:28 PM, Apr. 1st, 2014 · · News

Consumers targeting Apple with a lawsuit over claims that the iPhone and iPad maker teamed up with publishers to drive up the price of ebooks has been granted class action status by U.S. Federal Court Judge Denise Cote. She's the Judge that oversaw the lawsuit the Department of Justice filed against Apple and book publishers, ruled that Apple did participate in a conspiracy, and placed a monitor inside the company to ensure it doesn't engage in anti-competitive practices.

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Apple is going to be dealing with the repercussions of the DOJ's antitrust lawsuit for years, and it's going to cost lots of money. The company is facing lawsuits from over 30 states, plus this consumer-started class action case, and the appeal process in the DOJ's win. So far, the big winner is Amazon because now there isn't an easy way for book retailers to compete with its practice of selling books below cost.

Apple v Samsung First Witness: Phil Schiller

9:41 AM, Apr. 1st, 2014 · · News

With jury selection complete, Apple is ready to call its own senior vice president or worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, to the stand as the first witness in its latest patent infringement trial with Samsung. The two are squaring off in their second major U.S. case over accusations that they are infringing on each other's mobile device patents.

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Apple and Samsung both have plenty at stake in the mobile device patent wars. With appeals filed in their first case, and their second underway, it doesn't feel like we're any closer to a resolution. Expect these cases to drag out for a long time.

Apple Launches iPad Air and iPad mini with TD-LTE for China

7:34 PM, Mar. 31st, 2014 · · News

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Apple announced on Monday (technically, the announcement was made on Tuesday in China) the release of TD-LTE models of iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display in China.    The models will increase Apple's footprint in China, where cellular networks have been built with different wireless technologies than the rest of the world.

Apple Schedules Q2 Conference Call for April 23rd

7:19 PM, Mar. 31st, 2014 · · News

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Apple announced on Monday that it will hold its March quarter conference call with analysts on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 5:00 PM EDT. The march quarter is Apple's 2nd fiscal quarter, and the event will be webcast.

World Backup Day Is March 31, How Do You Protect Your Data?

6:13 PM, Mar. 31st, 2014 · · News

Today is World Backup Day, specifically chosen to keep someone from losing data and becoming an April Fool. Today, solutions for backing up and protecting data are less expensive and less complicated than ever before. Take a moment and find out more about