Apple has conquered nearly every musical endeavor that it attempted (the only exceptions being its social networking efforts with Ping and its decision to shutter Lala upon acquisition).
NEW YORK — Steve Jobs had no formal schooling in engineering, yet he’s listed as the inventor or co-inventor on more than 200 U.S. patents. These are some of the significant products that were created under his direction: [PHOTOS]
Apple’s dead pixel policy leaks out, up to 15 anomalies ‘acceptable’ on 22-inch and above screens?
These are some of the guidelines Apple Inc. says it uses in vetting applications for its App Store, which serves iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.
In a rare victory for Sony over arch-rival Apple, the Walkman portable music player outsold the iPod in Japan in monthly sales for the first time in August, a survey showed Thursday.
Japan’s trade ministry said on Thursday that Apple Inc’s Japan unit has satisfied its demands for improved safety notifications about overheating iPod nano portable music players.
The iPad is not ready for some universities, Dow Jones reports.
George Washington University and Princeton are rejecting the iPad, citing security issues, according to Dow Jones. Cornell University is seeing connectivity issues.
GW says its wireless network’s security features don’t let the iPad, or iPhone or iPod touch connect.
Dow Jones says Princeton blocked 20% of iPads from its network when it realized malfunctions could screw up the school’s computer system.
Maybe there’s something to Israel’s plan to ban to the iPad, after all?
Apple is reportedly removing iPhone, iPod, and MacBook screen protectors from its online and retail stores, just a couple of weeks before the iPad hits the stand.
According to Macworld, the new policy also includes the removal of antiglare films, protection and cushions for laptop palm areas, and iPhone or iPod cases that include screen protection (whether this means the cases include protective film, or actually have built-in screen protection is not clear).
Apple has been dealt a severe blow having been told that it no longer has a monopoly on the letter “i” as part of the name for its products.
A trademarks tribunal has knocked back Apple’s bid to stop a small company from trademarking the name DOPi for use on its laptop bags and cases for Apple products.
Apple argued that the DOPi name – which is iPod spelt backwards – was too similar to its own popular portable music player, which has sold in excess of 100 million units worldwide.
Apple has long since relied on its legal muscle to pursue any individual or company it sees as infringing on its copyright and trademarks.
But its ambitions to make widespread claims on the letter “i” came to a grinding halt when the tribunal rejected Apple’s claim that punters might be confused into thinking that they were buying an Apple product.
While the case does not affect Apple’s current trademarks, companies wanting to use the “i” prefix will have a better chance of getting away with it, lawyers say.
HELSINKI/LONDON – At next week’s mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia’s efforts to raise its game.
But gravity might not favor the world’s biggest maker of cellphones, as the focus of the $169 billion industry shifts to software and services, the “mindshare” that is lifting nimble competitors such as iPhone maker Apple and Google.