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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Chinese court hits Apple with $165,000 fine in iBookstore copyright dispute

“A Beijing court ordered Apple Inc. to pay 1.03 million yuan, or about $165,000, to a group of local writers who said the U.S. gadget maker sold unlicensed copies of … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

U.S. retail sales down 3.5% in week before Christmas, online shopping up 40.4% YOY as Apple iPad, iPhone led retail shopping

“U.S. retail sales fell 2.5 percent last week from a year earlier as fewer people visited stores, retail tracking firm ShopperTrak said on Thursday,” Nivedita Bhattacharjee reports for Reuters. “ShopperTrak, … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Scream Because It’s F*cking Noisy

This is how it sounds inside the International Space Station as recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield inside the United States module of the ISS. [Soundcloud via Twitter]

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

5 Awesome Christmas Trees That Require No Tree

As much as I like my Christmas Tree, I hate that it’s dead and it has to be thrown away. I wish I knew about alternatives like the invisible tree … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are Apple, Microsoft and Google Setting up a Home Automation Battle?

The living room is quickly becoming the “new black.” That is to say, electronics companies seem particularly interested in what goes on in the living room and how they can … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

AT&T Working Double Shifts to Roll Out LTE Expansion

There’s good news for those of you who use AT&T and have an iPhone 5, a fourth generation iPad, or an iPad mini – If you don’t already have LTE … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beware: iOS 6 Javascript Bug Could Lead to Privacy Vulnerability

You may not have even realized the minor, yet significant changes to your Safari mobile browser, but iOS 6 brought with it a useful, but invasive Smart App Banner feature. … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

App Store Still Way Ahead of Google Play

Analytics firm Distimo released a new year-end 2012 report today, comparing Google Play to Apple’s App Store. Apple, of course, is still the major winner when it comes to revenue, … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apple wins another one as U.S. ITC judge rules Google Motorola Mobility phone patent invalid

“Google’s Motorola Mobility unit cannot assert a patent against Apple Inc which covers a sensor that stops phone users from dialing wrong numbers on touchscreen devices, a U.S. trade judge … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mossberg: Google Maps better on Apple iPhone than on Android phones

“Google’s rich, reliable Maps app is back on the iPhone, and that means iPhone users can stop relying on the flawed, fledgling Apple maps app that replaced it as a … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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