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Hoping to (Ever) Repair or Upgrade Your New 21.5-Inch iMac? Good Luck!

Posted on 05/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple’s 21.5-inch iMac has already been torn down by both iFixit and Japanese-language site Kodawarisan. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), as Ars Technica notes, the teardown reveals Apple’s continued efforts to prevent users from upgrading or repairing the device on their own.

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Casio Announces G-Shock Watch, Works With iPhone Via Bluetooth

Posted on 05/12/2012 by Matt Williams

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Casio has announced an addition to its popular G-Shock line of watches. The GB6900AA watch pairs with the iPhone via Bluetooth, and displays information that includes synced time, calls and email alerts, that can be dismissed by double-tapping the screen.

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Apple’s iTunes Business is Larger Than Most Major Media Companies

Posted on 05/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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The iTunes Store has revolutionized the music industry since it was unveiled in 2003 – and has since ballooned into something much larger than anyone would have imagined. In fact, Apple’s iTunes business alone is larger than most major media companies!

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Apple Officially Granted Trademark for the Term ‘Retina’

Posted on 05/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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When it comes to patents, apparently no word, term, or phrase is safe – not even parts of the human eye. Patently Apple reports that Apple has been awarded a pair of new patents for both the Retina term (when used to describe a display), and their Game Center icon.

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7 Men Sentenced After Chinese Teen Sold His Kidney For an iPad

Posted on 05/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In mid-2011, we reported on the story of a Chinese high school student who apparently sold his kidney in order to purchase some Apple products. According to Bangkok Post, 7 men have now been sentenced for the crime by a Chinese court

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Apple Removes Two-Per-Customer Limit on Unlocked iPhone 5 Purchases

Posted on 05/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In an apparent move to foster increased spending at their online store, Apple today removed a long-standing restriction limiting users to purchase a maximum of two unlocked iPhone 5s. As of today, users can now purchase as many unlocked iPhone 5s as their hearts desire.

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Samsung CEO: The iPhone Would Be Impossible Without Our Patents!

Posted on 05/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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The legal struggle has been a long and vicious one. One of the latest developments comes in the form of a statement from Samsung’s CEO, affirming that the iPhone – in fact, no smartphone at all – would be possible without their patents.

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