Just about all of us have been there at one point or another, we get a gift card to a store that is across town or one we don't shop at much, so we let it linger there in our desks, wallets, or purses. Then when we finally get around to using it, turns out our gift card had an expiration date!
Skype tried pulling that same little trick on their SkypeOut users, only things didn't go so well for the company.
Yesterday, Valleywag offered up to $100,000 cash as part of a scavenger hunt to turn up clues to the existence of Apple’s fabled tablet. Today, Apple fired back with a cease & desist notice from their attorneys, which has fueled speculation that, yes Virginia, there really is an Apple tablet.
Seems the analysts and rumor-mongers have grown tired of the Apple tablet as a topic and turned back to this year’s iPhone refresh. On deck today is rumblings of a touch-sensitive casing for the next-generation model.
Apple has two new patent applications uncovered this week, with the company exploring a stylus for use on a touch-sensitive screen like the iPhone as well as a dynamic user interface for mobile devices.
It happens all the time. You get a brand-new Mac, and you can’t imagine
a time when the hard drive could possibly be full. About a week
later--after you’ve installed all of your applications and you’ve
edited one movie--you’re stuck deciding which season of Doctor Who to delete so you can make room for all those boring PowerPoint files you need for work.
Despite the App Store's huge number of applications and the even larger
number of downloads, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St. piracy
is responsible for an enormous amount of lost revenue. As much as $450
million, the site claims. That's a big chunk of change.