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  • May 17, 2013
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Apple has a long history of censoring the more risque content from ebooks sold in iBooks and iTunes, even going so far as to threaten developers like Izneo with banishment, but today they have taken it to a new level. Several newspapers including De Standaard are reporting that Apple has rejected De Hartsvriendin, Heleen van…

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  • May 8, 2013
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When Apple was awarded a patent on the page turn in late 2012, more than a few bloggers and tech experts rolled their eyes. This common and basic feature seemed both obvious and easy to replicate, so many of us didn’t think it deserved a patent. That’s what I thought, at least, but it wasn’t…

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  • April 26, 2013
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Apple sure isn’t having much luck in China. Earlier this week a judge found that Apple was once again liable for pirated content sold via the Chinese iTunes. The Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court ruled on Tuesday that Apple had to pay 3 Chinese writers 730,000 yuan ( about $118,000) for illegally selling their…

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  • April 19, 2013
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The WSJ has learned that Goodreads had a deal in the works with Apple which was done in when Amazon bought Goodreads: Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and…

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  • April 5, 2013
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Apple, a company with a long history of censoring content, is back again today with a new purity campaign.  Reports are coming in that the digital comics distributor Izneo has had to radically prune their catalog or face banishment from iTunes. Izneo has been selling digital comics on the iPad since they released an iPad…

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  • March 27, 2013
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What would happen if Apple made cider instead of technology? The commercial would probably look something like the video embedded above. Carlsberg has released a clever ad for its Somersby cider, showing people lining up around the block for a first taste of apple cider. The iPad and iPhone puns fly furiously in the short…

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  • March 15, 2013
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Here is a non-Google Reader related story today. MacUser magazine joined the frenzied gossip over the rumored iWatch, the wrist-born iPhone accessory that has the blogosphere drooling. We still don’t know for sure that it exists, but that’s not going to stop everyone from sharing their own vision of what the fictional iWatch will look…

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  • March 14, 2013
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U.S. District Judge Denise Cote dashed the hopes of Apple today when she granted a request from the US Dept of Justice. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple since he took over the reins from Steve Jobs in 2011 is now going to be required to sit for a deposition. The US govt wants to…

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  • March 8, 2013
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It seems Amazon isn’t the only one interested in helping you sell your used digital files; the US Patent Office released new documents today that show that Apple filed for a similar patent in 2012. This patent describes a process that is different from the patent Amazon received last month, but from the outside the…

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  • March 2, 2013
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These are not the next iPhone There’s a rumor going around this week that Apple is once again working on a cheap iPhone. The Japanese language Apple fanblog Macotakara sparked the rumor yesterday when they reported that Apple will release a new iPhone in 2014 with a 4.5″ screen.  This new and larger model will…