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.
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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.
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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.
New corporate tax measure in the UK, aimed at companies that make profits in the UK and then shift them overseas to avoid higher UK taxes, could impact companies such as Apple, Google, and Amazon.
Apple’s appeal for the Australian trademark for the name “App Store” was denied by a court on Wednesday. Apple was seeking a reversal of an earlier ruling that found “app store” wasn’t available for trademark, because the term is too descriptive.
The decade-old class-action lawsuit brought against Apple by iPod owners angry that they were locked into the iTunes ecosystem is finally underway in a California courtroom, and emails between Apple executives, and a videotaped deposition of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are the focus of the early proceedings.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with at least one U.S. senator during his trip to Washington D.C. earlier this week. The Hill reports Cook had a chat with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force.
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iOS users may finally see Mozilla’s Firefox browser come to their favorite devices, as TechCrunch reports that a Mozilla manager has admitted the company will be bringing the venerable browser to the iOS platform.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has officially announced that it has put an end to the $1.3 billion initiative that would have given an iPad to every student in the LAUSD system.
Apple released updates on Tuesday for Final Cut Pro and Xcode. Both updates are available from the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store.