Tag Archive: Bans


Apple bans hundreds of apps that swiped user data

Apple banned over 250 apps from the App Store that were using software to access users’ personal information. These apps managed to get through the App Store approval process with private APIs, which are against the rules. Apple took action shortly after news broke this morning that a security firm discovered these apps. “We’ve identified […]

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

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Disney officially bans selfie sticks from theme parks

If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Walt Disney’s wonderfully whimsical theme parks this year, make sure to leave your selfie stick at home. Disney announced this morning that it’s placing a ban on all selfie sticks starting next…Read more ›

Apple bans ‘bonded servitude’ in its vast supply chain

What if you had to pay a month’s wages up front just to get a job? It’s a concept that’s largely foreign to Western culture, but bonded servitude is still rampant in other parts of the world, namely Asia. That also happens…Read more ›

NFL bans players from wearing Beats headphones on camera

Bose just laid a major smackdown on Beats, courtesy of a new deal with the NFL which bars any non-Bose headphones from being shown during interviews on NFL broadcasts. The wide-ranging agreement covers TV interviews during training camps, practice sessions and, of…Read more ›

Apple bans hazardous chemicals used to make iPhone screens nice and shiny

In the past, the chemicals benzene and n-hexane, which are chemicals that make your iPhone screen so shiny, have been said to cause health problems for factory workers breathing in the fume. But Apple has just announced that as of…Read more ›

Vine Bans 6-Second Porn Epics

Twitter’s video sharing social network Vine will no longer tolerate porn. In a new blog post, the company claimed that it has no problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet — they just prefer not to be the source…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Bans App Devs From Using Gold iPhone 5s In Promotional Materials

In what little advertising attention the iPhone 5s has received from Apple, the device’s new gold color option has been the main focal point. There are both TV and print ads in circulation that tout the gold, and the gold…Read more ›

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ITC Rules In Favor Of Apple, Bans Older Samsung Devices For Patent Infringement

AppleSamsungRuling_610x426The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in favor of Apple today by finding Samsung guilty of patent infringement in two cases. This marks the ITC’s final ruling from the original complaint Apple filed against Samsung back in 2011, reports FOSS Patents. Apple won a decisive victory against Samsung last year that involved over […]

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U.K. Government Bans Drivers From Using Google Glass Behind The Wheel

Helmet1Arguably one of the best things about Google Glass is the ability to view maps and get directions while you’re driving without ever having to take your eyes off the road ahead. But that’s not the case for those in the U.K., where using Google Glass behind the wheel is banned by the government. Google […]

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ITC Bans Imports Of Older AT&T iPhones, iPads After Major Samsung Patent Win

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Following a win by Samsung in the International Trade Court claiming that older Apple devices violate one of its patents, the ITC has issued an import ban on iPhone 4, iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G devices that run on the AT&T network.

The patent in question was Patent No. 7,706,384, which is called an “apparatus and method for encoding/decoding transport format combination indicator in CDMA  [Read More…]