Apple Inc. (AAPL) Gaining On Windows Professional Sales

The world of desktop computing has changed--as evident by Forrester Research’s second annual Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey, which found just 32 percent of people who use computers professionally at least one hour per day prefer Windows over Apple Inc. … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Loses Rights To ‘iPhone’ In Brazil

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may have made billions off of thinking different, but Brazilian firm IGB Electronics SA is banking from a thinking forward strategy. The company is set to win the sole rights to use the iPhone trademark in Latin America’s largest market. … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Wins California Supreme Court Credit-Card Case

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and other online retailers won a victory in California court Feb. 4 when the state’s high court ruled Apple (AAPL) did not break California law by requiring customers to provide their addresses and phone numbers in order to make credit card purchases online. … [Read more...]

Steve Wozniak Said Apple Inc. (AAPL) Started as a “Hobby”

During a Jan. 30 speech at Georgia State University, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak told students to find interesting side projects to complete for self-fulfillment, not profit. “If you try to do a bunch of projects for yourself,” Wozniak said, “you develop … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Patent Describes ‘Ad-Hoc Cash Dispensing Network’

Proving it is still capable of thinking different, a newly-released Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent application describes a technology that would turn iOS users into one another’s cash machines. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published the application Jan. 31, although Apple … [Read more...]

Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL) Remain Friends, Not Speaking to Google (GOOG)

While Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remain friends, the social network is no longer on speaking terms with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). During a conference call that followed his company’s Jan. 30 earnings report, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained Facebook … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Releases Software Update for Apple TV

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) actually released two updates Jan. 28—the much-reported iOS 6.1 as well as a new version of its Apple TV software. The latter update added support for iCloud, Up Next and the ability to use a Bluetooth keyboard with Apple TV. … [Read more...]

Siri Gets Busy with Apple Inc. (AAPL) iOS 6.1 Update

In its first major update of iOS 6, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released iOS 6.1 Jan. 28 with some exciting new features. Not only does the update include 4G LTE support for 36 additional iPhone and 23 new iPad carriers, but U.S. users can now purchase movie tickets through Fandango … [Read more...]

Samsung Demands Apple’s (AAPL) Source Code in Korean Court

The international patents battle between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is starting to mimic a schoolyard game of tag. Back and forth the two tech giants drag one another to court, making new claims against each other in a bid to win sole rights to sell … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Discounts Indian iTunes To Reach Emerging Market

The spotlight has never been focused more on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), after its much-anticipated earnings report disappointed Jan. 23 and saw already low stock tumble more than 12 percent in 24 hours. Has Cupertino jumped the proverbial shark, or will it rise again? There are … [Read more...]

And They Said Tim Cook Couldn’t Fill Steve Jobs Shoes at Apple

It was the summer of 2011, as the story goes, when Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs called Tim Cook to his home. “There has never been a professional transition at the CEO level in Apple.” Jobs told Cook, the latter recently recounted for Bloomberg. “Our company has done a lot … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Removes Popular App for Pornography

Few would consider Michelangelo’s masterpiece “David” a form of pornography, but the reviewers for Apple’s App Store might. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) pulled the popular app 500px—which allows professional and amateur photographers to share their art—from it store Jan. 21, claiming it … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Sales Over $54 Billion and Stock Falls 10% AH

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares fell more than 10 percent following the company’s much-anticipated earnings report Jan. 23 just after the closing bell. Investors had been on the edges of their seats for days—or even weeks—as the nail-biter report neared amid expectations it would help … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) 30th Birthday of Apple Lisa and the Apple IIe

As the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone turned six earlier this month and the company prepares for its much anticipated earnings report, another monumental anniversary passed over the weekend with little fanfare. Thirty years ago, at its annual shareholder’s meeting held Jan. 19, … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Parental Controls Patent to Curb Spending

A new patent application filed by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may provide relief to countless parents who have struggled to curb their children’s spending on mobile devices. The “Parental Controls” application, published Jan. 17 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, describes an … [Read more...]

Apple Inc (AAPL) “Phablet” May be in the Works [iPhone Math]?

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans to release the iPhone 5s as well as a less expensive mobile device later this year have already been widely reported. But according to the China Times—as translated by Bright Wire—Cupertino also has a “phablet” in the works. The 4.8-inch iPhone Math … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Catching Heat for NRA Gun App [Petition]

Gun control advocates are still fired up about an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone app released by the National Rifle Association on Jan. 14—the one month anniversary of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. More than 3,200 people have signed a petition on Signon.org urging … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Year in Review and Looking Forward

After nearly a year topping $500 a share, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s stock is down 30 percent from its peak—September, when it exceeded $700—and fell to $484 Jan. 15 before slightly rebounding the next day. Was 2012 a sole year of glory for Cupertino? Right now it’s anyone’s guess. As … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Maps Drama Continues with Fake Street Names

In the continuing saga of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple Maps guffaws, a Wall Street Journal bureau chief in Afghanistan recently found Cupertino’s map of Kabul included several unusual streets, including Bad Monkey, MoJo Way and Hillbilly Hameed. Yaroslav Trofimov noticed the odd … [Read more...]

Times Reporter Develops Award-Winning Apple (AAPL) App ‘Bobo Explores Light’

An undercover assignment led to entrepreneurial success for one New York Times (NYSE:NYT) columnist. The New York Post explained how Bob Tedeschi—the Times Gadgetwise columnist until last June—and his editor discussed an assignment in which Tedeschi would address the struggles of … [Read more...]