When you’re among the world’s most sued companies, we imagine that you get used to some pretty hefty legal fees from keeping lawyers on retainer. Even Apple has kicked up a fuss, however, when its court-appointed “monitor” — given the… Read more ›
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Apple was found guilty ofÂ e-book price fixing by federal judge Denise Cote earlier this month, and it looks like the total bill for colluding with book publishers for the launch of the iBookstore will be pretty steep. The five publishers in the case – Hachette, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster – [...]
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Apple has refunded BritonÂ Lee Neale Â£4,000 ($6,131) after his 8-year-old daughter Lily spent the cash on virtual items in her favorite iPad game. Lily knew the password for her father’s iTunes account, but no one expected her to use it to rack up a huge bill on in-app purchases. Lee, an aerospace engineer, knew nothing [...]
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Are you a parent who nearly lost his or her mind and committed an act of infanticide when you discovered that your happy little sprog, in the space of five minutes playing unsupervised with your iPhone, somehow amassed an iTunes bill of over $ 1,000 in frickin’ Smurfberries? Well, Apple’s ready to help you, but even if you were only burnt for less than $ 30 because of the way in-app purchases [Read More...]
Starting in May, AT&T is introducing a new “Mobility Administrative Fee” to the bill of all postpaid customers.Â The new fee will cost AT&T customers an extra $ 0.61 per line, per month.
While the total cost of the fee is unlikely to break the bank on your next bill, it does mean that you’re going to pay an extra $ 7.32 per phone line per year on your wireless bill, so [Read More...]
For a long time, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were two of the biggest competitors in the technology industry. They were both early pioneers of desktop computing, and theirÂ companiesÂ were battling each other for every ounce of market share they could get their hands on.
But those shared experiences eventually led to the two becoming good friends. In a new interview for CBS’ 60 Minutes,Â Gates fondly remembers his old foe, and emotionally recalls [Read More...]
Want to hear one of the smartest minds in tech opening his mouth and saying something eye-rollingly dumb? Check out Bill Gates telling CNBC that the iPad is being “held back” by its lack of physical keyboard and, of course, Microsoft Office.
Explaining Microsoft’s rationale for the Microsoft Surface — a device which literally commands a 0.0% global market share — Gates told CNBC that he believed that in the future, [Read More...]
Stories about kids who gain access to their parents’ iTunes passwords and run up huge bills on apps and in-app purchases are becoming all too common. The latest, concerning 13-year-old Cameron Crossan from the U.K., has an interesting twist.
When Cameron ran up a Â£3,700 ($ 5,620) iTunes bill playing iPad games, his father, policeman Doug Crossan, called Apple to get a refund. Apple refused to give the Crossans their money back, [Read More...]
A group of U.S. Senators have introduced a new bill that will allow cellphone owners to legally unlock their devices again after their contract has expired.
Called the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, and backed byÂ Al Franken and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the bill would reverse a Library of Congress ruling from October 2012 that deemed cellphone unlocking illegal unless the process was performed by a carrier.
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As of January 26th, it is now illegal for you to unlock your smartphone if you want to use it on another network. Carrier unlocking has been legal in the U.S. for years, but in October the Library of Congress ruled thatÂ unauthorizedÂ unlocking is a crime.
The Obama Administration has already voiced its opinion that citizens should be allowed to unlock their smartphones without risking criminal penalties, and a senator from [Read More...]