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  • January 8, 2013
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Apple probably is never going to be an exhibitor at CES, but that doesn’t stop them from finding a way to upstage the tradeshow. They put out a press release today touting the 40,000,000,000th app download from iTunes, Apple’s app store. That milestone setting download was not named, but Apple did say that nearly 20…

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  • December 28, 2012
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Piracy is as much of a problem in China as in the rest of the world, like we’ve seen in Europe some litigants in China have decided, rather than pursue the actual pirates, to instead sue the easier target (who also coincidentally happens to have deep pockets). Today that is Apple. The Chinese state news…

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  • December 15, 2012
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Apple and four major publishers vow to restore fair competition to European ebook market, handing pricing power to retailers Readers should prepare for plunging ebook prices after the European Commission yesterday accepted commitments from Apple and four major publishers to stop restricting the sale of cheap ebooks. The commission has been investigating the publishers Hachette…

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  • November 13, 2012
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Apple posted the following video on Youtube yesterday. As you can see, they show the iPad and iPad Mini opening ebooks, and if you read the titles you’ll catch a clever play on words. Apple is clearly using this commercial to convince you that the iPad Mini has all the same abilities of the iPad,…

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  • November 9, 2012
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Research firm Strategy Analytics reported that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 had topped Apple’s iPhone 4S as “the world’s best-selling smartphone” in the third quarter of 2012–the first time this has ever happened. However, the company projects that iPhone 5 sales will top Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in the next quarter and once again dominate the world smartphone market. What do…

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  • November 7, 2012
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VirnetX has won $368.2 million in a patent lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the tech giant infringed on the company’s patents with its FaceTime video chat platform. The company’s stock jumped 23 percent with the news. Now VirnetX has filed a new suit, alleging that Apple’s service to connect automatically to a virtual private network (VPN) also infringed…

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  • November 6, 2012
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Apple released their two latest tablets last Friday and it looks like the sales over the launch weekend didn’t live up to Apple’s past record. They’ve just announced that they sold three million iPad 4s and iPad Minis in the past three days. While you might be impressed by the word million, it’s really not…

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  • November 5, 2012
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The following ad doesn’t show a real Apple product, just one which some Apple fanboys wish they would make. This video is the work of Cinesaurus, a Seattle-based design firm whose past projects include a satirical take on the taller iPhone 5. As you can see, it is based on the first commercial for the…

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  • October 29, 2012
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The iPad Mini was only reveleaed to the world last week and it is already getting the satirical treatment every Apple product gets. The following video apes the classic Apple employee plus camera style commercial to gently tease Apple about the iPad Mini. Humor aside, this is actually a pretty good summary of the components…

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  • October 29, 2012
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The “expert” gadget bloggers who decried the iPad Mini might not like the new tablet but it’s pretty clear that the public disagrees. It has only been up for pre-order for three days and Apple’s latest gadget is already out of stock. Apple is now showing a two week delay for both the black and…