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The Inside Story of How Android Ripped Off the Original iPhone

Posted on 20/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It’s been known for some time that Google’s Android platform was largely inspired by Apple’s iPhone. A fascinating excerpt from Fred Vogelstein’s new book, Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, casts some even more interesting light on just how badly the iPhone made Google crap their pants.


European Union Could Force Apple to Make Changes to Lightning Connector

Posted on 20/12/2013 by Chris Hauk


European Union lawmakers have agreed to a draft resolution stating that all consumer electronics manufacturers must use a common standard battery charger device. Though the law will not take effect until 2017 or so, Apple could eventually be forced to change their Lightning connector to meet the standard.


Mavericks Server Update Fixes VPN Connection Issue

Posted on 20/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Thursday saw Apple’s release of a software update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks Sever. The patch fixes an issue which prevented some clients from communicating with VPN services via L2TP connections.


Samsung Preparing to Rip Off Apple’s Retail Stores, Hires Key Apple Store Designer

Posted on 18/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Samsung has already lost to Apple regarding claims that they violated Apple’s patents, with a jury declaring that they indeed ripped off many of Apple’s iPhone design elements (twice!). One would think Samsung would take note and start coming up with their own ideas…but Samsung’s photocopiers are just getting warmed up.


Australian Watchdog Group Forces Apple to Change its Refund Policy

Posted on 18/12/2013 by Chris Hauk


The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a business competition watchdog organization, has forced Apple to make modifications to its refund policy to bring it in line with consumer protection legislation in that country.


Apple’s New Mac Pro Available Starting Thursday, December 19

Posted on 18/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has announced that their new Mac Pro will be available starting Thursday, December 19th, thereby delivering on their self-imposed December deadline for the release of the completely redesigned computer. Prices start at $2,999 (USD).


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