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Verizon spanked by FCC for charging extra for tethering/apps, should drop extra fee in short order

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Verizon iPhone Personal Hotspot settings (Image: TechCrunch) Verizon got fined a measley $1.25M today for blocking access to tethering apps, mostly on the Android platform. That doesn’t apply to most iOS users (currently), however. That’s because this ruling – for now – only affects LTE 4G devices. With the next-generation...
Verizon spanked by FCC for charging extra for tethering/apps, should drop extra fee in short order
2005 Purple iPhone design could thwart Samsung's assertion that Apple copied Sony

How Apple is replacing Macs with iPads at school

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Since the days when Apple was just a computer company, it’s prioritized the education market to some degree. Today there are plenty among us whose first time using a Mac was at school. But since the iPad arrived, it’s begun to supplant the Mac at schools. On the company’s earnings...
How Apple is replacing Macs with iPads at school

Proview lawyers sue for their piece of Apple's $60m iPad trademark payout

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After not receiving payment from its client, the law firm that represented Proview in its Chinese trademark case against Apple has done what it does best: sue. Sina Tech (translation, via Engadget) reports that the Grandall law firm filed a suit against Proview last week laying claim to its four...
Proview lawyers sue for their piece of Apple's $60m iPad trademark payout
DoJ on Apple e-book pricing: two wrongs don't make a right

Why is Apple ditching the YouTube app from iOS 6? It's about money and machismo

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If the reports coming in today are accurate, then Apple will remove the YouTube app from its iOS devices with the iOS 6 software update this fall. Both Macrumors and 9to5Mac are reporting that it is gone from the current beta and Apple then issued a statement to The Verge:...
Why is Apple ditching the YouTube app from iOS 6? It's about money and machismo
iPhone 5 & iPad Mini announcement could come in September

Tripl heads to the iPhone/iPad, lets you track your friends' trips with style

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After launching a web app last month for charting your friends’ travels via social media, New York City-based Tripl is today announcing a free new app for the iPhone and iPad. Tripl’s apps are the cure for the staycation blues: they connect to your Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and other...
Tripl heads to the iPhone/iPad, lets you track your friends' trips with style

Aereo Celebrates a Court Victory with Clever Marketing: Free Web TV for an Hour, or a Dollar for a Day

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Fresh off the heels of a court victory, Barry Diller’s Aereo is ramping up its marketing push with a clever new pricing scheme: The TV-on-the-Web service is rolling out new plans that will let users sample the service for free, buy it for a single day, or lock in for...
Aereo Celebrates a Court Victory with Clever Marketing: Free Web TV for an Hour, or a Dollar for a Day

E-Reading: A Midterm Progress Report

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E-readers have been around long enough now that the novelty has largely worn off. To be sure, we still get the occasional article or blog post celebrating the smell of "real books" and denouncing the disembodied fakery of text on a screen, but not nearly as many as in recent...
E-Reading: A Midterm Progress Report

Samsung v. Apple Trial Documents Reveal Early iPhone and iPad Prototypes

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The plethora of court cases between Apple and other companies over trademarks, design decisions, and patents have only occasionally offered anything of interest to the average observer. Today, however, The Verge has dug up a treasure trove of images of early iPhone and iPad prototypes. Early designs include an eight-sided...
Samsung v. Apple Trial Documents Reveal Early iPhone and iPad Prototypes

SPOTTED: Square, One Of Silicon Valley's Hottest Startups, Is Invading New York Taxis

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On a trip home, we had the pleasure of riding in one of the first 10 cabs equipped with Square, a mobile payments point-of-sale device plugged into an iPad (which faces the back seat) and an iPhone. The cabs started carrying the devices two weeks ago. They're powered by Google...
SPOTTED: Square, One Of Silicon Valley's Hottest Startups, Is Invading New York Taxis

Amazon gets it: One size doesn't fit all for tablets

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The Kindle Fire was only Amazon’s first foray into the tablet market: Up to six additional tablet models are expected from Amazon, according to various analysts and industry insiders. Reuters offered a summary of the expectations on Monday, which quotes Demos Parneros, the president of office equipment retailer Staples, saying at...
Amazon gets it: One size doesn't fit all for tablets

Design and Drama Mark First Day in Apple-Samsung Trial

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Apple's hallowed design process was the topic of the first witnesses the company called in its high-profile court case against Samsung over smartphone patents. In his testimony before a federal court jury, Christopher Stringer, a longtime Apple industrial designer, provided a colorful account of the secretive methods by which Apple...
Design and Drama Mark First Day in Apple-Samsung Trial
Case makers start teasing their smaller iPad cases, show off iPad mini renders

More Early iPhone and iPad Prototype Designs Surface in Samsung Trial Documents

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Last week, we noted that documents filed as part of the ongoing lawsuit between Apple and Samsung had revealed a few images of early iPhone prototype designs, including some that revealed similar design to what ultimately appeared years later as the iPhone 4/4S. AllThingsD has now put together a gallery...
More Early iPhone and iPad Prototype Designs Surface in Samsung Trial Documents

Apple will update its entire line of iOS devices with the new miniaturized Dock connector this fall

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According to iMore: iMore has learned that Apple intends to update their entire lineup of iOS device products to support the new, miniaturized Dock connector, and to do it as early the rumored September 12 special event this fall. This would include the new iPhone 5, the the new iPod nano and iPod...
Apple will update its entire line of iOS devices with the new miniaturized Dock connector this fall
RIM's elusive 10-inch PlayBook surfaces in leaked photos

Surprise! Apple's Design Expert Testifies That Most Galaxy Devices Infringe Apple Patents, Trade Dress

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Apple’s expert witness, Peter Bressler, adjunct associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania (and president of the Industrial Designers Society of America between 1989 to 1990), essentially confirmed everything Apple has asserted against Samsung in relation to design patents (so far — we just broke for lunch). Apple is alleging...
Surprise! Apple's Design Expert Testifies That Most Galaxy Devices Infringe Apple Patents, Trade Dress

Amazon's Mobile Push Borrows From Both Apple & Samsung

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Amazon apparently plans to unleash a series of mobile devices later this year. The ecommerce giant has five or six new tablets and a smartphone in the works, including a 10-inch Kindle Fire-style tablet, according to reports. This news suggests that Amazon is taking a page from several different playbooks. The company already...
Amazon's Mobile Push Borrows From Both Apple & Samsung

Apple's Smaller Dock Connector Reportedly Coming to Entire iOS Device Lineup Including iPad This Fall

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iMore, which was the first source to report that Apple will be moving to a smaller dock connector with the launch of the next-generation iPhone, now claims that Apple will be moving its entire lineup of iOS devices to the new connector later this year. This includes the current 9.7-inch...
Apple's Smaller Dock Connector Reportedly Coming to Entire iOS Device Lineup Including iPad This Fall

Wikipad reveals specs for gaming tablet (exclusive)

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Wikipad, the company developing an identically named tablet that will ship with an attachable gamepad for console-style gaming, has revealed the specifications of the device in an exclusive interview with GamesBeat. The Wikipad (tablet, not company) will have a 10.1-inch IPS display with 16:10 1,280 x 800 resolution. The...
Wikipad reveals specs for gaming tablet (exclusive)

Consumer Reports: Nexus 7 is great if you're too cheap for an iPad

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Consumer Reports today added Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 to its tablet rankings and concluded that while it’s probably the best cheap tablet on the market, it still can’t match the overall quality of the Apple (AAPL) iPad. Overall, the Nexus 7 scored a 79 out of 100 and did particularly...
Consumer Reports: Nexus 7 is great if you're too cheap for an iPad

In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Apple's Profit Comes From...

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Last month, I noted that the 5-year-old iPhone is already the most profitable product in the world. The iPhone, I estimated, is so profitable that it generates more profit than just about any other company on earth, not just product. The iPhone generates more profit than GE, for example (all...
In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Apple's Profit Comes From...
Apple Reports Disappointing Mac Sales Despite Retina MacBook Release: 4 Million Units Sold In Q3 2012

Apple: three intriguing numbers | Monday Note

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Apple's latest quarterly performance is unusual, but the company's numbers are nonetheless phenomenalNo Monday Note last week: I was in The Country of Sin, enjoying pleasures such as TGV trips across a landscape of old villages, Romanesque churches, Rhône vineyards - and a couple of nuclear power plants. All this...
Apple: three intriguing numbers | Monday Note

Visualized: the iDevice influence on Apple's bottom line

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Apple's Q3 earnings last week rang loud and clear: iDevices are paying Cupertino's bills. The customary numerics laid down the bare facts, citing an 84 percent increase in iPad sales since 2011 and a similar 28 percent jump for the iPhone. Of course, well-organized tables of sales data aren't...
Visualized: the iDevice influence on Apple's bottom line

AT&T's 'Mobile Share' Service Plans Launching August 23

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Last month, AT&T announced that it would join Verizon in offering shared data plans including unlimited talk and text on phone while allowing users to share their monthly data allotments across multiple devices. The plans are structured with two basic components: a monthly cost for a data allotment and a...
AT&T's 'Mobile Share' Service Plans Launching August 23

Coming Soon From Samsung: The Galaxy Tab Cornea

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Samsung has a “Retina” resolution tablet in the pipeline and hopes to bring it to market sometime this year. Court documents submitted as part of the company’s legal battle with Apple contain a product roadmap that features a forthcoming LTE tablet codenamed “P10″ that features an 11.8-inch display and a...
Coming Soon From Samsung: The Galaxy Tab Cornea

Apple gets paid for its products, on average, before it has to pay for their manufacturing

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Fun fact from the WSJ: Cash comes in before it goes out in part because Apple has incredible negotiating leverage vis-à-vis its suppliers. On average, in fiscal 2011 it didn’t pay suppliers for 83 days after being invoiced, according to Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi. Yet Apple collected on...
Apple gets paid for its products, on average, before it has to pay for their manufacturing
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