A court filing on Wednesday saw five major U.S. book publishers objecting to the penalties proposed by the Department of Justice against Apple’s e-book business. They say the penalties would change the terms of their own settlements with the government over the matter.
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Apple has rolled out movie support for its iTunes in the Cloud service in Japan and seven new European countries. Customers in those countries will now be able to re-download content previously purchased from the iTunes Store.
After years of steadily losing customers, T-Mobile has posted it’s strongest growth in four years, adding a net total of 1.1 million customers in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, and all it took to do it was the addition of the iPhone, and the radical “Un-Carrier” program.
Apple’s self-referential warranty program may soon be in for a pretty major overhaul, at least judging by a new report from Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac. According to the report, Apple is preparing to launch a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week online support chat service which holders of their AppleCare warranty can take advantage of any time of the day or night.
Apple continues to dominate as the top smartphone OEM in the U.S., with a 39.9% share of the market in the second quarter of 2013. However, Samsung continues to make gains, more quickly than Apple.
Instagram has announced an update to their popular iOS app. The new version 4.1 of the app now allows users to import video from their device’s camera roll. Previously, users were restricted to using video they captured from within the app. The update also includes a new automatic straightening tool, which automatically straightens photos taken within the app.
Watch Out Thunderbolt! Here Comes USB 3.1 – 10Gbps Speeds, Backwards Compatible With Older USB Devices
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group on Wednesday announced that it has completed the USB 3.1 specification. The new spec supports data transfer speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, the same as the Thunderbolt interface currently found on all current model Macs.
After years of waiting, Apple has finally released the first developer preview of a crucial new Mac app that many users have been anticipating for as long as Apple’s iBooks platform has existed: iBooks for Mac!
An totally unscientific online poll conducted by Polar offers comparisons of key user interface elements of both iOS 6 and iOS 7, asking poll participants to select which set of components they prefer. Respondents seem to prefer the iOS 7 elements by a LARGE margin.
Just one week after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta was unleashed on developers, Apple has now begun seeding their 8th OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta. The update bears a build number of 12F33 – just three builds newer than the previous build. The minimal change in build numbers, and the decrease in time between updates suggests that Apple is likely nearly ready to release the update to the public.
Alongside the release of the fifth iOS 7 developer beta yesterday, Apple has also released their fifth developer preview of OS X Mavericks. As with its predecessors, the 5th developer build comes around two weeks following its predecessor, and continues to address various bugs and add performance enhancements ahead of the public release of OS X Mavericks.
The Grove Bamboo Backs are a simple sheet of real bamboo, hand smoothed and cut by a top notch team in Oregon. Available for iPad, iPad mini, and MacBook Pro/Air, the bamboo back adds a classic, real wood touch to your Apple device.
While Apple continues to look for ways to wean itself away from using Samsung as a supplier for device components, a new report says Samsung may turn out to be the major supplier for displays for the as yet unannounced second-generation iPad mini.
Apple is currently facing a significant outage of their iTunes Store and App Store, leaving many users unable to make new purchases or update their apps. Interestingly, the App Store itself still remains online on both iOS and OS X, but the ability to purchase or update apps greets users with an error stating that the device cannot connect to the iTunes Store.
As you may know, Parallels Desktop is a favorite around the MacTrast homestead. It allows you to run Windows on your Mac quickly and easily, allowing copy and paste, and drag and drop functionality between the two operating systems. With Parallels Desktop 8, the ease and convenience has been taken up a notch.
Popular chat app WhatsApp has pushed out a new feature to its iPhone users: voice messages with push-to-talk functionality. The feature is also being pushed out to all of the app’s other platforms, including: Android, Blackberry, Nokia and Windows Phone.