Rugged mobile device case maker OtterBox has announced that it has acquired TreeFrog Developments Inc., DBA LifeProof for an undisclosed amount, and has officially dropped allegations of patent infringement against the company. The announcement was made at the CTIA conference on Wednesday.
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Well-known industry analyst Michael Gartenberg has left his post at Gartner to join Apple’s marketing team, reports Forbes. Gartner was one of the precious few decent industry analysts of his day, and has long been openly fond of Apple’s products and corporate directions.
In a post on its Chrome blog on Wednesday, Google said it plans to directly integrate intuitive voice searches into its Chrome Web browser for iOS.
Corning seems to feel a little threatened by the possible future use of sapphire in the place of Gorilla Glass as a resilient covering for smartphone displays, as it has published a feature outlining why its latest Gorilla Glass 3 is a better option than sapphire for mobile device displays
Apple is reportedly on track to double the amount of money that it spends lobbying politicians this year. The increase in spending comes as the iOS device maker is coming under increasing fire in Washington for alleged tax avoidance.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research report this week, and in it he says he believes that hardware and software issues may combine to push the debut of Apple’s much rumored “iWatch” back to the second half of 2014.
Twitter has released an update to their official Mac app today. it includes support for Notification Center, fixes for Growl and more.
Ireland finds itself in the spotlight following Apple executive’s testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Tax Strategies, and the ultra-low tax nation is now calling for an international crackdown on tax dodging by multinational corporations.
Apple’s iPad still accounts for a huge 89.28% of tablet e-commerce website traffic, this despite the growing competition from other tablets. The Apple device also grabs more money on a per-user basis than any other tablet.
While discussing Apple’s U.S. based operations at the Senate hearings regarding Apple’s tax strategies, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple’s upcoming “Made in the USA” Mac will be assembled in the great state of Texas.
Apple has rolled out the ability to pay for purchases from their German online Apple Store via PayPal. The feature appears to be limited to Germany at the moment, but could portend a roll out to other countries.
Google is working to bring a version of its Chrome OS app launcher to the Mac, allowing users access to a collection of web apps normally only accessible via the Chrome browser.
Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony may be considering spinning of its entertainment division in order to help its electronics division to compete more efficiently against Apple and Samsung.
At its I/O keynote earlier this month, Google unveiled its new conversational, Google Now-like voice search for the desktop. The new feature would allow Chrome users to drill down into searches and their results by using only their voice. Today Google has finally started rolling out the feature for Chrome users.
Apple has added five new patent infringement accusations to its ongoing litigation against Samsung. The latest targets are the South Korean company’s new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, and the Google Now service for Android.
It has been a while since Apple has given us anything new – but as of this moment, the Apple Store is down! Tonight, it greets us once more with its cheerful “we’ll be back!” teaser.