Crowdfunding site Kickstarter – the fundraising platform used by millions of users to raise funds for their independent projects and products – got hacked this week.
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The eastern United States just survived one of the largest snow storms in recent history. As such, if you cannot hide from the snow, at least admire it.
Happy Valentines Day! We’ve got kill switches, Office on iPad, iBeacons in ballparks, Samsung and Apple continue to go at it in the courts, and a review of an iPad app you should take along with you on vacation. All this, and more, in the MacTrast News Digest for February 14, 2014.
ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley writes that Microsoft Office on the iPad is definitely on the way, and it may be here sooner than you might think!
Four United States Senators have introduced The Smartphone Theft Prevention Act, a federal bill that would mandate the inclusion of a “kill switch” in all smartphones sold across the country.
We’ve teamed up with the great folks at FFWD to give away 5 codes for Percent Mate HD for the iPad – The 10 in 1 Percentage Calculator. Plus, one lucky winner will get an iTunes voucher worth $20!
Major League Baseball has iBeacons ready to go in the home stadiums of the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The low-power Bluetooth transmitters will be used to send location-specific alerts within ballparks to users of MLB’s At The Ballpark app.
Apple paid out its quarterly dividend to its shareholders on Thursday, although its most recent buyback knocked around $85.4 million off the total cost of its total quarterly dividend payment.
Since the big dogs of Apple and Samsung were unable to hammer out an agreement to put an end to all this patent infringement back and forth between the two companies, the trial goes forward in March, and Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller will be once more called to the stand by Samsung.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Samsung’s mobile chief Shin Jong-Kyun are reported to have met last week in an attempt to hammer out an agreement to end the long-running patent battles between the two firms, but to no avail.
When you’re on vacation in a strange city, wouldn’t it be great to have a tour guide, someone who can lead you to the best sights to see while you’re there? Enter VadoVia, the crowdsourced travel app created for travelers, by travelers.
It’s Thursday, the week is almost over, and in today’s MacTrast News Digest, we’ve got a supplier responsibility report from Apple, an Angry Birds game Stanley Kowalski would scream for, Apple may be SOL (Simply Out of Luck) now that Comcast is buying TWC, and the iPad 2 is probably near the end of its long run.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s plans for a revamped Apple TV have been scaled back a bit compared to what the company initially intended. The great metropolitan daily says that Apple originally approached media companies with the aim of obtaining content rights for an a-la-carte type Internet enable set-top box, but has since pulled back on the reins of the plan a bit.
Former Apple employee Scott Knaster recently posted a photo of old Apple employee badges. firing our nostalgia for the ’80s, and raising the question, “Would you buy a computer from these people?”
Comcast is prepping an all stock buyout of Time Warner Cable for $159 per share. The official announcement was made today. What does this mean for Apple’s plans to include Time Warner Cable as a supplier of content for its Apple TV set-top box?
Apple is reportedly set to end the iPad 2′s three-year run. Interest in the device is reportedly dropping, due to other more capable iPad models being offered for the same price, or less.