Tag Archive: Accused


Australians banks accused of freezing out Apple Pay

Australia may recently have said “G’day” to Apple Pay, but when it comes it the country’s overall embrace of Apple’s NFC payment platform, well, let’s just say that a few more shrimps could be tossed on the proverbial barbie. That’s because, despite now being available to Amex customers Down Under, Australia’s Reserve Bank is being pushed […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple Store accused of racism for kicking out black teens

An Apple Store in Australia has come under fire this week thanks to video footage of a store manager kicking six black school boys out of a store because security was worried they might steal something. Footage of the incident at the Melbourne store hit the Internet on Tuesday, causing a an outcry on social […]

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Another Apple partner accused of unsafe worker conditions

One of Apple’s supply chain iPhone manufacturers is under fire for unsafe and illegal labor practices — and for once it’s not Foxconn. This time the company is Pegatron, which worker rights group China Labor Watch says has not cleaned up its act, despite Apple claiming that it would investigate it back in 2013 after 86 labour rights violations […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple is accused of bullying Monster over Beats lawsuit

Apple is accused of corporate bullying after reportedly booting rival headphone maker Monster from its “Made for iPhone” accessory program. Monster claims the move is in retaliation for an ongoing lawsuit against Beats, which is now owned by Apple. Monster…Read more ›

Flappy Bird dev accused of ripping off idea for Swing Copters

Swing Copters, the latest title from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen, is in the limelight yet again this week following claims it plagiarizes another mobile game. Development studio Open Name says the super-addictive title is a ripoff of Bog Racer, a game they released on Android back in July that…Read more ›

Hackers accused of ‘ransomware’ iOS attack arrested in Russia

Last month, users in Australia woke up to find that their iOS devices had been locked by an “Oleg Pliss,” and that they needed to pay a ransom if it was to be unlocked. While a few people thought iCloud…Read more ›

Google Glass User Pulled Out Of Movie Theater And Accused Of Piracy

There are bound to be teething problems as Google Glass rolls out to users. Back in October last year, Cult of Android reported on the Glass user given a ticket for “driving with monitor visible to driver.” Now we have…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Chinese Apple Supplier Accused Of Workers’ Rights Violations

Hong Kong-based Biel Crystal Manufactory Ltd — a company that makes iPhone screens for Apple — is violating workers’ rights at its Chinese factories, according to a rights group. The Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior alleges that Biel Crystal…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Accused Of Ripping Off iPad Clock Design In iOS 6 From The Swiss

One of the best new additions of iOS 6 for iPad owners is the fact that not only do we finally get the iOS 6 clock app, but it’s absolutely gorgeous… easily Apple’s most attractive app, in my opinion.

The app’s good looks aren’t going unnoticed… and that might spell bad news for Apple. Apparently, the Swiss Federal Railway Service is livid over the clock used in the new app, says  [Read More…]

Apple Accused of Feeding Digitude Innovations – a Company Known for Patent-Trolling

According to a new report, Apple has moved some of its patents to the patent-licensing firm Digitude Innovations, which is prompting accusations of the Cupertino giant aiding a so-called patent troll. Digitude Innovations filed a suit against a number of tech giants this week including RIM, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, Amazon, and Nokia. Apple was one of the few companies notably absent from this list. Further investigation from the folks over atTechCrunchrevealed that two  [Read More…]