Apple Says Kodak Loan Terms Should Shield Disputed Patents

Apple Inc. (AAPL) asked a bankruptcy court to attach “clarifying language” to any order approving financing for Eastman Kodak Co. (EK) Apple said in a filing today the order should indicate that no security interests or liens will attach to patents that Apple owns and has asserted claims on until the court resolves the ownership … Continue reading

China’s challenge to the iPad raises a red flag

China Communist Party members can now carry a tablet PC to verify identification cards, read the blogs of cadres and manage state-owned firms without fretting that using a bourgeois Apple Inc iPad will ruin their street cred. Enter RedPad Number One, an Android-based tablet computer filled with software applications (apps) catered to a party official’s … Continue reading

Is iMessage Starting to Take a Bite Out of Standard Texting?

When Apple introduced iMessage, a service that lets people with its mobile devices send each other free text messages over data networks, many analysts predicted that it would take a substantial bite out of the profits that text messages generate for wireless carriers in the United States. Is there evidence that this is actually happening? … Continue reading

Apple ‘Didn’t Bet High Enough’ on China Demand for IPhone 4S, Cook Says

Apple Inc. (AAPL) underestimated the “staggering” demand for the iPhone 4S when it started sales in China this month, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said. “We thought we were betting bold,” Cook said about sales of the device in China on a conference call yesterday. “We didn’t bet high enough.” Crowds pelted Apple’s oldest store … Continue reading

Apple Adds Genius Movie & TV Show Recommendations to Apple TV

Apple has begun silently rolling out Genius recommendations for movies and TV shows the Apple TV, and the feature appears to be showing up automatically on many users’ devices. The feature seems to be essentially similar to the Genius feature used on iTunes for Mac, as well as on iOS devices, displaying recommendations based on … Continue reading

Apple: All iPad and iPhone Models Will Be Back on Sale Online in Germany Shortly

That was fast. Apple, which has spent the past day pulling older model iPhone and iPad inventory from the shelves of its online store in Germany, is now scrambling to restore it. This morning, a court temporarily suspended an injunction that prevented Apple from selling or distributing iOS devices believed to infringe certain Motorola Mobility … Continue reading

Today’s Gift from Apple is Best Yet: Scorsese Film Hugo

We’re in day five of Apple’s free app 12 Days of Gifts, and today’s present is the best yet: the award-winning 2011 film Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese. If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, now would be a good time to do it.  Yesterday there were scattered reports online that people were complaining about … Continue reading

Apple puts board re-election in the hands of shareholders

CUPERTINO, Calif.-Apple this morning, at the start of its annual shareholders meeting, announced that the company is adopting a new policy requiring its directors to win a majority vote before being elected to the board. The announcement preempted a related shareholder motion that had been proposed for the meeting. Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell said … Continue reading

Happy 57th Birthday Steve Jobs, A Trip Down Memory Lane

There are approximately half a million babies born across the world on a daily basis, bringing joy to their family and those around them. But out of those half a million which are born everyday, maybe only one or two of them will go on to not only change their parents’ or guardians’ lives forever, … Continue reading

New iPad launch: Live from the streets

Friday is D-day for consumers looking to get their hands on Apple’s third generation iPad, and lines are expected to be long because the device is already sold out online. Doors at Apple stores and most other retailers selling the new iPad open at 8 a.m. local time in nine countries, including the U.S., and … Continue reading