Eddy Cue took the stand on Thursday in the ongoing class-action suit alleging Apple is guilty of attempting to lock other companies out of their iPod music players, while locking users into their iPod/iTunes ecosystem. Cue testified about Apple’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) policies.
Prepare to be mildly thrilled and as excited as is reasonable to expect… Introducing Christmas Shopper Simulator!
Those robots Foxconn was counting on to help assemble iPhones and other products just aren’t working out for the Apple assembly partner.
Apple has activated ten holiday-themed radio stations on their iTunes Radio music streaming service. The station offers everything from seasonal classics, to rock-themed, to swing flavored holiday songs.
The Times of India is reporting that Apple has tentatively agreed to a proposed retailer expansion in India that will see the addition of 500 reseller retail locations in underserved areas of the country.
The class-action suit against Apple for allegedly locking users’ iPods to their iTunes music ecosystem may thrown out due to a lack of plaintiffs.
Apple has seeded the second beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 (build 14C78c) to developers. The second seed comes two weeks after the first beta of the update.
Lawyers for Samsung appeared before a U.S. Appeals Court on Thursday to argue for a reversal of the “absurd” $930 million patent infringement judgement awarded to Apple earlier this year.
Spotify is looking to boost its paid premium service subscriber numbers with a holiday promotion that lets listeners try out three months of the Spotify Premium service for just $0.99.
Apple will once again join in Code.org’s “Hour of Code” campaign, designed to teach students computer programming. The company will begin hosting free one-hour introduction on the basics of programming seminars at various Apple Stores, beginning December 11.
Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of “The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History” came out this week, and as a part of highlighting Apple’s #10 ranking in the list, the magazine had a short talk with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about Apple’s early days, the garage myth, and Steve Jobs’ mindset in the early days of the company.
Apple has announced a special live music event for Thursday, featuring Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump. Stump will perform and talk about Apple’s GarageBand app as a part of the company’s Apps for (RED) AIDS initiative.
As the Apple iTunes/iPod antitrust case continued in court on Wednesday, plaintiffs’ lawyers made the charge that Apple quietly deleted songs that were not purchased via the iTunes Music Store from users’ iPods.
Pennsylvania’s Steel Valley School District has officially decided to use a $291,791 donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook to purchase iPads for each of the district’s students, and also train educators on how to make the best use of the technology.
Google has announced an improved version of CAPTCHA, called ‘NoCAPTCHA reCAPTCHA.’ The new CAPTCHA is designed to make it easier to prove to a website that you’re actually human. (It’s up to you to prove it to those who love you.)
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced an updated Bluetooth spec, version 4.2. The new specs introduce a number of new features, as well as speed and privacy improvements.