Vladimir Putin may not want to give America Edward J. Snowden, but America -- and more specifically Apple -- just gave Russians a big gift in the form of an official online store for buying Cupertino's wares.
Looking for some cool apps to get you into the weekend? Our Wednesday recap has a trio of them, along with news of Apple's slow invasion into Russia and even the gossipy tale of how Twitter's video sharing app Vine might have cost the CEO of Viddy his job. For those of us of a certain age, however, the big news is gonna come right up front with the return of an '80s pop culture icon...
This week, Apple finds itself in several rather awkward courtroom dramas: being asked by a U.S. judge to find a way to go away; being sued by a European Union nation for something it should have fixed a year ago; and being railroaded by a Russian company for failing to police the App Store. All aboard! It's time for another trip on the Law & Apple Express.
CES is always a big show every year, even if it doesn't always produce much in the way of Apple or iOS news, but there was more than enough going on with Apple and its competitors. Amazon did a little something new with downloadable music, Russia made a giant iPhone model, and there was some confusion about cheap iPhones. Plenty more where this came from.
Sure, you've already had your iPhone 5 for nearly three months, so it's old news to you -- but what about the folks who live in mainland China and Taiwan who have had to go without all that time? That problem is now in the past.
China isn't the only country getting the iPhone 5 this month -- Apple has just announced the handset will debut in South Korea and a dizzying list of other worldwide destinations over the next two weeks.
It may not be the kind of big, well-promoted event we're used to from Apple, but a report claims Cupertino is heading to Moscow for an iTunes event on Tuesday evening which could finally bring the company's music offerings to Russians.
Whether you're religious or not, everyone knows the story of Adam and Eve involving forbidden fruit laid out in the Bible -- and now Apple's iconic logo is being taken to task for being a symbol of that original sin.