Joseph Brown, one of the developers behind the iTweakiOS site that provides hacked carrier updates for iOS users, says Apple and three major wireless carriers are throttling iPhone and iPad data speeds on purpose in order to “even out” the network, as users of Apple’s smartphones consume more data than other smartphones.
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According to the latest report from comScore, Apple has once again leaped over Samsung as the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. While Apple’s share grew 1.4% over the past three months (now at 39.2% total market share), Samsung’s share grew only 0.6% – while others, such as HTC and Motorola actually dropped in share.
Earlier this week, Intel officially released their latest 4th-gen Haswell processors – including a more power-friendly version perfect for the MacBook Air. And speaking of the MacBook Air, 9to5Mac has gotten their hands on additional confirmation that Apple is preparing to launch new models of the popular notebook at WWDC!
RedUser.net forum user and video professional Andrew Baird claims to have some inside information about Apple’s new Pro-level Mac, stating that the new Mac Pro would definitely be worth the wait. What’s more, the information appears to have originated with Apple’s project manager for the new machine, Douglas Brooks!
Apple released a minor, yet useful update to their Aperture prosumer photo editing app today, bringing the version up to 3.8.4. The update brings a number of un-named “stability improvements,” as well as fixes for various issues relating to external memory cards.
The Huffington Post reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, citing a rise in the theft of electronic devices such as Apple’s iPhone, has called for a meeting next week with officials from Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft.
A report by AdAge on Wednesday says Apple’s iAd network will be serving both visual and audio advertisements for Apple’s much-rumored “iRadio” streaming music service. The ads are expected to be “pricey,” but will appeal to advertisers looking to feature “highly targeted ads” to users of the service.
Apple has released an update to iTunes today, bringing it up to version 11.0.4. The update fixes a bug that could crash iTunes when switching between wired and wireless syncing, and an issue that could require some users to login to the iTunes Store multiple times.
In what seems to be an unusual move these days, lawyers for Apple and THX are working to resolve a patent lawsuit between the two WITHOUT having to take the matter to court.
Do you use the popular media server software Plex to serve up your favorite video and audio content? Well, thanks to a clever hack, you can now watch content from your Plex server on your Apple TV. Without jailbreaking it!
Day two of the U.S. Department of Justice’s antirust suit against Apple saw Penguin Books CEO David Shanks take the stand to testify in the antitrust trial over the Cupertino firm’s role in an alleged e-books price fixing scheme.
Intel put a name on its next-generation Thunderbolt protocol on Tuesday, bestowing the unsurprising “Thunderbolt 2″ on the new standard which doubles the throughput of its ancestor, while maintaining backward compatibility.
Izvestia.ru is reporting this week that Apple has filed for ownership of the “iWatch” name in Russia. This is the same name MacTrast and other publications have used to refer to the company’s much-rumored wristwatch device.
While I’m a big fan of stands to hold my iPhone while it charges, it’s always a challenge to find one that looks stylish, can solidly hold my iPhone 5, and also is compatible with the lightning connector on the phone. Enter the SETA Smartphone Stand for the iPhone.
Following Apple’s recent deal with The CW network over rights to stream their programming to the Apple TV, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt confirms that they have also been holding similar talks with Apple over streaming video. The statements were given at the Bank of America Merill Lynch Global Telecom and Media Conference, and are interesting on several levels.
With Apple’s big WWDC conference less than a week away, Apple has already begun decking out San Francisco’s Moscone Center with banners and signage for the event – which only heightens our excitement by teasing us with the statement “Where a whole new world is developing” (pictured below, via 9to5Mac).