Apple’s legal eagles have already forced third-party battery maker HyperMac to stop selling MacBook charging cables as of November 2, but now it appears the company has also been forced to bow to pressure over the use of the word “Mac” in their name.
It’s a sad fact of life, but we’re a litigious society -- and when it comes to technology patents, it seems like the lawsuits are flying fast and furious, with Apple now countersuing Motorola. If you’re having trouble keeping it all straight, here’s a handy cheat sheet to keep things in check.
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Chinese have been flattering U.S. tech companies for a loooong time. One of them, Meizu, has finally caught the attention of Apple’s attorneys.
Sometimes in life, things are said in haste that can forever change the nature of a relationship. No matter how much one desires the ability to take back that which slipped past their lips, they know that, irrecoverably, their words have forever changed the way of things. We're betting that Meizu CEO Jack Wong is spending his day pondering what exactly it was that he was thinking last month. You see, on September 9, Mr. Wong, who's company is renowned across Asia for the production of the very finest Apple mobile knock-offs, quipped that he felt the latest iteration of the iPod touch looked "a bit like the M9II"--Meizu's flagship smartphone. A little over a month after opening his mouth, it appears that Apple has turned their legal guns to bear on Wong and his iPhone riffing company.
We may very well remember the warm months of 2010 as The Summer of Scandal. In recent days, we've seen folks dinged for taking kickbacks, iTunes Store shoppers' pockets emptied by hackers, Antennagate and now this: 12 people from a number of international locales have been arrested by the FBI for laundering funds through Amazon.com and iTunes.
This past Monday, the internet, newspapers and television were all a-buzz with news that Jailbreaking your iPhone was no longer a practice frowned upon by the law. The Library of Congress, which holds sway over the U.S. Copyright Office, announced that a number of exemptions to legislation governing how consumers may employ the digtial software and hardware they own would be made. Those exemptions, now in effect, have a significant effect on how and where a number of the technologies we see everyday are used.
What are the changes that the Library of Congress has ordered? How do the changes effect the buying public? Why is everyone so excited? As usual, Mac|Life has the answers you're looking for.
While iOS hackers scored a legal victory with Monday’s ruling by the Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of Congress that jailbreaking and unlocking is technically legal, Apple is still not down with it. We know… like you’re surprised, right?
Remember scrappy upstart Psystar and their pesky Mac clones? While the company was basically forced out of business at the end of last year by Apple’s legal maneuvering, Psystar filed an appeal, which Cupertino has finally responded to.