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  • Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

    Tue 2:29pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader sends word that Apple's iTunes DRM case has already been decided. The 8-person jury took only a few hours to decide that the features introduced in iTunes 7.0 were good for consumers and did not violate antitrust laws. Following the…
  • Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

    Mon 12:13pm By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes According to a report in Korean IT Times, Samsung Electronics has begun production of the A9 processor, the next generation ARM-based CPU for iPhone and iPad. Korea IT Times says Samsung has production lines capable of FinFET process…
  • Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

    Sat 1:46pm By timothy
    loftarasa (1066016) writes Yesterday, former engineer Rob Schultz unwillingly testified in court against Apple that he worked on project 'Candy' which 'intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients' from 2006 to 2007. In his opinion, the work of his team…
  • Apple Antitrust Case Finds New Consumer Plaintiff

    Sat 7:09am By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes Class action against Apple is set to continue after 65-year-old amateur figure skater Barbara Bennett decided she would volunteer to represent consumers in the faltering antitrust case. U.S. district judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers is…
  • Apple, IBM Partnership Yields First Results: 10 Mobile Apps

    Dec 11, 2014, 12:36 am By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes IBM and Apple have unveiled the first results of the enterprise IT partnership they announced in July: 10 mobile applications aimed at businesses in six industries as well as government users. One of the apps, for example, allows a flight…
  • Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

    Dec 10, 2014, 12:28 pm By Soulskill
    UnknowingFool writes: In the Apple DRM lawsuit, the last plaintiff in the case has been disqualified. However, due to the number of potential consumers affected, the judge has denied Apple's motion to dismiss. The plaintiffs' lawyers will have to find a…
  • Neglecting the Lessons of Cypherpunk History

    Dec 7, 2014, 5:11 am By Soulskill
    Nicola Hahn writes Over the course of the Snowden revelations there have been a number of high profile figures who've praised the merits of encryption as a remedy to the quandary of mass interception. Companies like Google and Apple have been quick to…
  • Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

    Dec 5, 2014, 6:58 pm By timothy
    UnknowingFool writes The lawsuit involving Apple and iTunes DRM may be thrown out because the plaintiffs did not own the iPods for which they are suing. The lawsuit covers iPods for the time period between September of 2006 and March of 2009. When Apple…
  • Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

    Dec 5, 2014, 1:54 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Scott Rosenberg, author of Dreaming in Code dissects Apple's Swift, Google's Go, and other new languages — why they were created, what makes them different, and what they bring (or not) to programmers. "In very specific ways, both…
  • Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

    Dec 4, 2014, 3:07 pm By timothy
    SternisheFan writes with this excerpt from a story at AppleInsider that says "During in-court proceedings of Apple's iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday, plaintiffs' lawyers claimed Apple surreptitiously deleted songs not purchased through the iTunes…
  • Woz Downplays the Significance of Apple's Startup Garage

    Dec 4, 2014, 11:36 am By timothy
    mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "When thinking about the early days of Apple, most people who know even a little bit about the company probably picture Steve Jobs and cofounder Steve Wozniak busily brainstorming in a small garage in Silicon Valley. That's how the…
  • Fraudulent Apps Found In Apple's Store

    Dec 3, 2014, 5:25 pm By samzenpus
    snydeq writes Angry support queries citing problems with mystery iOS apps has led InfoWorld's Simon Phipps to discover the existence of several scamware apps in Apple's App Store. "If you're a scammer looking to make a fast buck, it appears that [Apple's App…
  • FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

    Dec 2, 2014, 7:57 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: The Los Angeles Unified School District had a bold (and expensive) plan to outfit its students with top-of-the-line technology: its 650,000 students will be given Apple iPads to use for school work. The cost? $1 billion.…
  • 10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial

    Dec 1, 2014, 2:20 pm By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes Plaintiffs in the Apple iPod iTunes antitrust litigation complain that Apple married iTunes music with iPod players, and they want $350 million in damages. The lawsuit accuses Apple of violating U.S. and California antitrust law by…
  • Ask Slashdot: Objective C Vs. Swift For a New iOS Developer?

    Nov 28, 2014, 6:15 pm By Soulskill
    RegularDave writes: I'm a recent grad from a master's program in a potentially worthless social science field, and I've considered getting into iOS development. Several of my friends who were in similar situations after grad school have done so and are making…
  • Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

    Nov 27, 2014, 5:09 pm By timothy
    Frankie70 (803801) writes Apple invested more than $1 billion in an effort to make sapphire one of iPhone 6's selling point. But the iPhone 6 was released without the sapphire screen. GT Advanced Technologies, the small company chosen to supply Apple with…
  • BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

    Nov 26, 2014, 5:00 pm By samzenpus
    mpicpp points out that BlackBerry is hoping to get iPhone owners to switch to Passport smartphones by promising up to $550 to trade in their phones. "The promotion, which starts Monday, promises as much as $550 to iPhone owners who trade in their handsets in…
  • Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

    Nov 24, 2014, 9:30 am By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes Apple will donate a portion of their sales from online and retail stores on Cyber Monday and Black Friday as a contribution to the worldwide fight against AIDS. Apple kicks off a two-week fundraising campaign for RED, the charity…
  • Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

    Nov 22, 2014, 9:29 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: On Friday a U.S. federal judge approved a settlement in the Apple ebook price-fixing case that could see the technology giant paying $450 million. $400 million of that would go to the roughly 23 million consumers thought to be…
  • Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

    Nov 20, 2014, 2:11 pm By timothy
    New submitter lazarus (2879) writes Apple is falling in line with the European Commission's request that app sellers do more to stop inadvertent in-app purchases. Following Google's lead, Cupertino has removed all instances of the word "free" within its iOS…
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