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Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.4, With New Features & Bug Fixes

Posted on 05/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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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.

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Penguin Books CEO Takes the Stand in Apple E-Books Lawsuit

Posted on 05/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Reportedly Files For iWatch Trademark in Russia

Posted on 05/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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DOJ Presents Their Opening Arguments in Apple E-Book Trial

Posted on 04/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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The U.S. Department of Justice presented its opening arguments in the USA v Apple Inc antitrust e-book price fixing trial on Monday. The DoJ filed suit against Apple last April, with Apple responding that the accusations are “simply not true”.

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Apple’s iAd Group to Handle iRadio Advertising Support

Posted on 04/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Bloomberg reports that Apple’s iAd engineers and sales personnel are gearing up to handle new duties handling advertising for Apple’s new “iRadio” streaming service. Apple is widely expected to debut the advertiser supported service next week at WWDC.

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Apple Now Has 500M User Accounts, Second Only to Facebook

Posted on 04/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has a current user account base is at 500 million users and growing. Apple’s users spend at such a rate that one analyst believes that new services such as mobile payments and streaming radio could be a key ingredient in the company’s future growth.

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Rumor: Revamped Full-Size iPad by Q3, New iPad mini Release by Holiday Season

Posted on 04/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Digitimes, the publication with the oh-so iffy track record, has published a report saying a redesigned version of the full-sized iPad will go into production in the July-August timeframe and will ship sometime in Q3 of 2013. The next-generation iPad mini will follow it to market a few months later.

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France Hits Apple With 5 Million Euro Tax Bill for 2011 iPad Sales

Posted on 03/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In the wake of the U.S. governments increasing interest in Apple and other large multinational corporations that “avoid” paying taxes in the U.S., RudeBaguette.com reports that the French society of authors, composers, and music publishers (SACEM) is claiming that Apple owes around 5 million euros in unpaid taxes.

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Apple Reportedly Signs ‘iRadio’ Deal With Warner Music Group

Posted on 03/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is reported to be finally making headway in licensing talks to obtain content for its much rumored “iRadio” Internet radio service. Some insiders believe the service could be ready for its debut at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Judge Says U.S. DOJ Will Likely Prove Apple Guilty in E-Book Price Fixing Case

Posted on 24/05/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Judge Denise Cote says the U.S Department of Justice could likely be able to prove that Apple did collude with major book publishers to inflate the prices of e-books sold in the iBookstore. The remark came in a rare pre-trial “tentative view.” Apple, to no one’s surprise disagreed with the judges statement.

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