While Apple is sure to show its complete iOS 6 hand next Wednesday, it seems airlines may already be on board (pun intended) with the company's new Passbook app, which allows digital boarding passes to be held in one central place.
The Apple/Samsung battle doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon, even though an Australian judge called the suit "ridiculous". According to Computer World, Samsung accusing Apple of refusing to negotiate the licensing of key 3G patents that were used in production of iPhones and iPads. These claims come on the first day of trial in a countersuit that Samsung filed against Apple last year, after Apple had sued Samsung for infringement on patents in the touchscreen technology used in the Galaxy tablet. Samsung's counterattack focuses on three specific patents, all which deal with 3G data transmission in the iPhone 4/4S and the iPad 2.
It's Mother's Day weekend so we hope you got your mom some kind of a gift or flowers or something. No? Really? Well, sucks to be you, scrambling around looking for the perfect gift in such a short amount of time. Of course, if your mom's a techie kind of mom or loves her iPhone, here's a few sale apps for the weekend that might help make your shopping a little simpler.
Assuming there are any MacLife.com readers out there today who aren’t skipping work or school to go see The Avengers, the tech world is still churning up news on this fabulous Friday. Exploding iPhones, iPhoto map attribution, FTC fines, Walmart pricing goofs and even a Slippery Seal make up the news for this Friday, May 4, 2012 -- so assemble your own avengers and get to reading, won’t you?
There’s something crazy going on in the land down under, and it appears to be the work of Canadian-based Research in Motion, who has ‘fessed up to orchestrating a flash mob at an Apple Store there with protesters dressed in black holding signs that read, “Wake up.”
Australian regulators got mighty worked up when Apple released the new iPad there and it didn’t work with the country’s 4G LTE network. So what is Cupertino to do? Pull the same trick U.S. carriers have been doing and move the 4G goal post.
The weekend is here, and with comes the final installment of our daily recap for the month of March. But hey, don’t be sad or blue -- there will be plenty more tech news coming on Monday, when we jump head first into the month of April and see what new and delightful surprises the spring season might bring us. In the meantime, sit back and ride out the rest of March by catching up on the news for Friday, March 30, 2012.
Following up on yesterday’s story about an Australian watchdog preparing a lawsuit against Apple over selling new iPads there which don’t work with the country’s 4G LTE wireless, Cupertino is now offering refunds to those who feel misled.
Women may glow and the men might plunder in the land down under, but they get awfully touchy when you release a 4G-enabled tablet in Australia, only to find out that it doesn’t actually work there -- and as usual, all signs point to the courtroom.
Sometimes people joke that political science degrees won’t lead to lucrative careers. However, somewhere there sits a small group of Apple employees who may be primed to write a really big check because someone didn’t stay very current on world events. Meanwhile, things just got real down under as Apple unloads on Samsung in Australia.
Who owns the name iPad in China? Well, which China do you mean? How many patents can you jam into one lawsuit, anyway? Cue the dun dun and let's sit down to another week of Law & Apple, Pacific island style.