Fortune Ranks Apple As Most Admired Company

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Fortune today released their list of the world's most admired companies. It's an interesting list that isn't based on market cap, sales or stock price. The yearly study surveys executives and directors from eligible companies, in addition to financial analysts. They poll executives from the Fortune 1000, Global 500 companies with roughly 15,000 exectuives polled. The goal of the list is to find companies that have the strongest reputations within their industry and across other industries. When you think of smartphones and computers, it is no surprise that Apple retains their position as the most admired company. … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs Threatened Palm With Patent Suit If They Poached Apple Employees

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A civil lawsuit claiming that Apple, among a number of other major tech companies thwarted competition for employment by conspiring to disallow the companies from poaching employees. The result of this action would mean lower wages for employees and the inability to seek gainful employment in a truly competitive market. A court filing yesterday indicates that the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened Palm with a patent lawsuit if they did not agree to eliminate competition for talent between the two. In a written statement, former Palm CEO Ed Colligan states, "Mr. Jobs also suggested that if Palm did not agree to such an arrangement, Palm could face lawsuits alleging infringement of Apple's many patents.” Colligan refuted … [Read more...]

Apple Reluctantly Posts Samsung UK Notice

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Back in July, a judge ordered Apple UK to put up a notice on their site, admitting Samsung didn't copy from them. Apple appealed, it didn't work, so now we get this masterpiece of a non-apology. Accessible by a tiny link at the bottom of Apple UK's front page, the copy is the most wonderful piece of passive aggressive writing since your grandmother last sent you an email. … [Read more...]

Rumor: Apple To Purchase Color? [u]

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The video and audio sharing service Color has had a rocky life. It launched with $41 million in backing in 2011, with a huge amount of hype, and the promptly no-one used it. Earlier this week, it was reported the service was to shutdown, which the company then denied. And now, the most bizarre rumor: that Apple has acquired this whole mess for millions of dollars. … [Read more...]

Apple Starting To Split From Samsung For Chips?

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It's always been something of a bizarre fact that even though Apple and Samsung are bitter rivals in the smartphone world, Apple relies on Samsung for a large number of components — most notably the chips in the iOS devices. However, a number of reports seem to indicate that Apple might be moving away from Samsung in this regard. … [Read more...]

Apple Cuts Back On iPhone Chips From Samsung

While the relationship between Samsung Mobile and Apple is decidedly a bad one, the division of Samsung that manufacturers electronic components and Apple seem to get along well — but that relationship may be on the rocks. According to both Reuters, Korea Economic Daily, and Bloomberg, the orders for memory chips from Samsung have been reduced, though reports differ on the details. … [Read more...]

Apple Seeking To Create Pandora-like Custom Radio Service

A report tonight from the WSJ claims that Apple is currently in talks to license music in preparation for a custom radio service similar to Pandora.There are multiple similar services. Apple would bring with them the ability to roll-out a service across their wide portfolio of devices including iPhones, iPads and Macs. These services allow users to create a station based upon selecting an artist. Apple might be able to leverage the access to a users iTunes library, making it easier and possibly more effective in delivering better results. Apple’s iTunes already uses these technology to provide Genius playlists and mixes. A streaming music service powered by Apple would also provide inroads to iTunes, should a user wish to purchase a … [Read more...]

Apple Wins In Court, Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Banned

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On the eve of Google's I/O conference, Apple has scored a major legal victory with a court ruling granting Apples request for a preliminary junction, which would in effect ban the sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. This ban doesn't affect Samsung's newer Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and it is not clear if this ban would have long reaching affects on other Samsung tablets. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh  commented, "Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly by flooding the market with infringing products. While Samsung will certainly suffer lost sales from the issuance of an injunction, the hardship to Apple of having to directly compete with Samsung’s infringing products outweighs Samsung’s harm in light of … [Read more...]

Trailers for iPad and iPhone Review

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Trailers is an app made by Apple.  The history of Apple in the movie business is an exciting story.  While I won’t detail it here, know that Apple is heavily rooted in the movie business not only through its current cash power generator iTunes, but through Steve Job’s and Pixars rich history together.  It’s only logical that Apple would provide an outlet to the world to see the latest and greatest movie trailers through their app simply entitled; Trailers. … [Read more...]

Tales from the App Store: Airfoil Touch Speakers Returns To App Store

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A few weeks back, Rogue Amoeba had their wildly popular iOS app Airfoil Touch Speakers pulled from the App Store with no clear answer as to why, leaving the developers in a bit of a lurch along with countless users of the app. The application is now once again available in the App Store, but sadly the app can no longer receive audio directly from other iOS devices or iTunes. After submitting an appeal to the App Review Board, they received an apology of sorts saying the entire process was "poorly handled". Despite their handling, the developers were forced to revise the app, removing the feature which helped them gain such positive reviews. There was speculation that perhaps Rogue Amoeba developers had used private API's, but that … [Read more...]