Looking for a bargain on an iPhone or iPad for the holidays? Walmart has announced plans to reduce its prices on Apple products for the season.
There has never been a greater time to buy a smartphone I’d wager. From Nokia to Samsung to Apple and even (surprisingly) LG– there is lot to love. When it comes to iconic smartphone leaders though, we still often hear the names Samsung and Apple come up.
It seems that today Apple lost in an infringement case brought against them by patent-licensing firm MobileMedia Idea LLC.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Schmidt essentially declared it is the winner of the mobile war against Apple.
People trying to get to Mildura, using Apple Maps, are instead ending up in Murray Sunset National Park and “there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees.”
It seems that the USPTO has now re-examined Apple’s touch-screen patent first filed in April 2008 and granted nine months later. Based on a further look, the USPTO has now decided that 20 claims from the patent are invalid.
When the Apple iPad mini first hit the retail channels, it sold out pretty quickly and the shipping dates weren’t exactly ideal. However, it seems that Apple has finally gotten its ducks in a row and the supply chain is once again ready to roll, because the shipping dates for the iPad mini have been reduced to one week.
Always wanted to get an iPhone directly from T-Mobile? Until now, the carrier has been left in the dark when it comes to Apple’s popular smartphone, but no longer is this the case. T-Mobile and Apple have now entered into an agreement and will start selling iDevices through T-Mobile beginning next year.
The iPhone 5 hasn’t been out very long, but that’s not stopping rumors of the so-called iPhone 5S. Now it seems that a new set of leaked images have hit the net this morning, claiming to be the first shots of the next iPhone.
Looking for a gift for a loved one, or even yourself this holiday shopping season? The new ultra-thin iMacs are now available for order via Apple’s online store.
Looking to get your hands on an iPhone 5 totally unlocked? Tonight your first chance to get an unlocked iPhone 5 directly from Apple’s website. Pricing has yet to officially be unveiled but is expected to be around $649, $749 and $849 for the 16, 32 and 64GB versions, respectively.
Apple TV rumors have been floating around for years, and for good reason. The idea of an Apple TV is a tempting one, imagine a smart TV with Apple’s design aesthetic. Sure, not everyone loves Apple but there are plenty of Apple fans out there that would eat this thing up. Apparently, Time Warner’s CEO is one of these individuals.
With the patent wars still going strong, tensions are high in technology land. Just two months after Apple walked away from the courtroom a billion dollars richer, the Silicon Valley giant is trying to further distance itself from Samsung.
It seems that Apple TV and Google TV might be getting even more competition in the set-top box space. While this isn’t the first time that the web has gossiped about such a device from Microsoft, it now seems that more sources are coming out and saying that an Xbox Set-top box is in fact in the cards.
The surprising thing is that even though the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ starts at a full $200 cheaper than the starting price for the Apple iPad ($299 vs. $499), the specs on paper are actually very, very comparable.
Steve Wozniak is one of those guys that most of us just like, regardless of what platform we use or how we feel about Apple. Not only is he one of the founding fathers of the personal computer revolution, he tells things how it is and isn’t afraid to be honest, regardless of his affiliation with Apple. When speaking at TEDx Brussels, TechCrunch got a few moments afterwards with WoZ.
Do you love your new Apple iPhone 5 but wish that it had a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard to make text messages and Facebook status updates that much easier? This case could be the perfect fit.
In 2006 the first Intel-based consumer-level Mac computers starting rolling out, and Apple hasn’t looked back– or have they? Apparently Apple is considering yet another architecture move, this time over to ARM.
When it comes to 10-inch tablets, most consumers certainly think of iPad as the most powerful option out there. Sure, there are other high-end 10-inch tablets that are running on Android or Windows 8/RT, but they don’t have the display power of the Retina and probably aren’t as cutting-edge in processing and graphics as the newest 4th generation Apple iPad. This dynamic is now crashing down thanks to the newly announced Samsung Nexus 10.
Even though the Apple iPhone 5 is still very new, it looks like the cases for the new smartphone are already going on sale. Case in point is this great looking MiniSuit Clipster case for the iPhone 5, which has been slashed by 70% off its regular price.
While Apple might have given us a new iPad 4th gen recently, it is no longer the king of displays. Today Google announced the Samsung Nexus 10 with an extremely impressive 2560 x 1600 display.
I still think that the starting price on the Microsoft Surface should have been closer to $299, but in the $499 range, it competes directly against the recently announced fourth-generation iPad rather than the also recently announced iPad Mini. So, how does it compare?
The iPad Mini is here but some of us are finding it hard to get all that excited when similar tablets cost nearly $100 less. For $199 you can get the Nexus 7, sure it has a smaller screen but it also has a better resolution. You can even get a slightly weaker 7-inch Kindle Fire for just $169. That makes the starting price of $329 just a little hard to swallow.
Just a little over a half year after the release of the iPad 3rd generation model, we already have a successor. The 4th gen iPad doesn’t bring tons of changes to the mix but it does have a faster processor and graphics chip, alongside the new Lightning adapter. So you already bought an iPad 3, what do you do? For some of you, an exchange might be possible.
While everyone saw the iPad Mini coming from a million miles away, there was much less talk about the possibility of 4th generation iPad. While the 3rd generation model is just six months old, it also includes a dock connector that Apple is probably trying to get rid of for good.
Apple has a press event today that is almost 100% likely to show us the iPad Mini, among a few other possibilities like refreshes to their desktop and laptop lines. Want to watch the show live? You have a few options here. For Apple TV owners that have a second or third generation device, you […]
It looks like the problems with the new Apple Maps aren’t the only ones plaguing the iPhone 5. It turns out that the autocorrect feature is adding “random” accents to anything you type in Italian.
The idea of hiding certain software components on a mobile device isn’t exactly new. Many modern Android devices utilize buttons that are completely within the software. When they are needed, they show up. When they aren’t– they vanish temporarily. Apple apparently wants to take the concept further though, and has filed their own patent. In traditional Apple fashion, it takes an idea we’ve already seen and puts a twist on it.
The Apple Maps fiasco is starting to boil over now. The Maps are starting to improve quite a bit now, even if they are still rather far from catching up with Google Maps. It is easy enough to move on, I mean mistakes happen. This wasn’t intentional, Apple had no clue there were bugs, right? Actually— it seems that they did.
There has been a remarkable amount of drama when it comes to the launch of the iPhone 5. The issues with iOS 6 maps, scuffs on the new phone and Wi-Fi problems are just a few of the issues that plagued the launch. On top of that, many iPhone 5 owners were a bit annoyed to hear that there would be delays with the lightning-to-30-pin adapter.
While iOS 6 is really a pretty impressive update, there are two things that are holding it back and bringing lots of negative attention its way: its Wi-Fi connectivity problems and its less-than-stellar Maps. While they’ve yet to say what they are doing to fix the Wi-Fi problems, Apple is now speaking up about their […]
Apple recently updated their AppStore with new guidelines for the submission of apps. One somewhat surprising change may now restrict the way that apps advertise similar apps from other companies.
Another day, another Apple patent revealed. This time around, Apple has a few different patents up for consideration.
We were told at the Apple A6 chip inside the new iPhone 5 was faster, but it turns out that it’s even faster than the 1.02GHz previously reported. A more recent benchmark has it running at 1.3GHz.
When it comes to companies that use removable batteries, Apple is the last name you think of. That’s what is somewhat ironic about Apple’s most recent patent. What’s the patent all about? It’s a universal battery charging system.
When Samsung lost its major legal battle to Apple, Mobile Magazine warned that the battle was far from over. There would be appeals, and likely future lawsuits. Since then, Apple has prepped a new lawsuit against Apple and now even Samsung has confirmed they are going to war with Apple over the iPhone 5.
It seems that the iPhone 5’s A6 processor is actually much more in-house in design than any of the previous A series chips before it, at least according to Anandtech. In the past, Apple has stuck pretty close to pure ARM (the company) designs.
In the past Apple has had problems with shortages when launching new iPhone devices, and it seems that the iPhone 5 might not be any different. Apple already added the iPhone 5, new iPods and tons of accessories to its online store but something has started to happe- the dates for shipping have begun to slip.
The 2012 Apple versus Samsung trial in California might be over, but the war is far from ended. Apple has already filed suit against Samsung covering at least 21 newer smartphones, media players, and tablets releases from August 2011 all the way to August 2012.
With the Samsung versus Apple lawsuit over, at least until appeals, who truly won the battle? Some are saying that Microsoft is the big winner here. Why? There are a few reasons actually.
Wires? Who needs wires? When you can take advantage of the Apple Airplay standard with a set of wireless speakers like the AQ SmartSpeaker, you can keep the music playing without fumbling with any cables. And now you can do it for almost half price.
While a September 12th iPhone event is supposedly in the works, Apple has remained quiet about anything possibly related to a new iPhone. That being said, actions often speak louder than words.
But Apple being what it is would rather do this over a proprietary standard and that’s where AirPlay Direct seems to be coming into the picture, bypassing standard Wi-Fi altogether.
With the Apple-Samsung legal battle behind us, at least until appeals, Apple has now made the request for the banning of eight Samsung devices in the United States.
Rumors suggest that NFC could be in the works for the new iPhone. While the limited space and rumored design of the so-called iPhone 5 might not allow for it, one thing does seem clear- Apple is interested in NFC. If not now, perhaps in the iPhone 5S or whatever they decide to call it?