One of the more interesting iOS controversies over the past couple of months was developer King's strange attempt to get the word "candy" trademarked in an attempt to fend off imitators of its popular Candy Crush Saga game. It succeeded in Europe, but in the wake of the resulting widespread protest, King has officially withdrawn its trademark application for the word in the United States.
The tech media made a big deal out of the U.S. patent office "rejecting" Apple's trademark application for the iPad mini -- a decision that has now been withdrawn without Apple having to lift a finger.
Apple may or may not have a "porn problem" thanks to two high-profile App Store issues in the space of the last week, but we have to give them credit for handling them both in an adult (pun intended) fashion. 500px is now back in the App Store with a few minor age-gate changes, while video sharing app Vine continues to serve up scantily-clad fun to anyone who knows how to find it -- minus that "Editor's Choice" ranking, naturally...
T-Mobile USA is the last major carrier in this country to nab the iPhone, but we have a feeling it might be one of the most competitive. When Apple's handset hits T-Mo next year, it will be fueled by the company's fresh new 4G LTE network at a time when parent company Deutsche Telekom is doing the once unthinkable by moving away from subsidized handsets, which will produce lower monthly fees for users. Sounds like a win-win for the consumer!