Tag Archive: Controversial


Free at last! Apple finally ditches controversial antitrust monitor

Apple has finally ditched its controversial antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich after two years of what Apple acknowledges has been a “rocky relationship.” Bromwich was first installed in Cupertino back in October 2013, after Apple was found to have illegally colluded with five book publishers to raise e-book prices in a way that was deemed to have hurt Apple’s competition. […]

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Controversial Steve Jobs movie gets love from Apple PR vet

The new Steve Jobs movie gets just about everything wrong, says the PR veteran who worked with the Apple CEO during the first Macintosh’s launch. From the situations to the dialogue, almost nothing’s accurate. “How many things are not true in the movie?” laughed Silicon Valley PR vet Andrea “Andy” Cunningham during a phone interview […]

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Apple rejects controversial Ferguson app from the App Store

In the latest controversy regarding Apple’s stringent App Store guidelines, the company has rejected an “educational app” about the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. The reason? Unsurprisingly, it has to do with what Apple terms “the subject matter,” with the impacts of the real-life shooting still being felt more than a year down the […]

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Controversial Steve Jobs documentary hits theaters today

Movie fans may be waiting on Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, but another Jobs-related project arrives in theaters today. And, boy, is it not a film Apple is happy about! Titled Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the feature-length documentary is directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, who has previously made […]

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Controversial Steve Jobs documentary gets its first trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming documentary from Sir Alex Gibney, Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine, debuted online today after the film was first screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival earlier this year. Gibney caused controversy with…Read more ›

Controversial math apps won’t help kids cheat

My math-averse daughter wanted to cheat on her algebra homework. So we downloaded PhotoMath, a free app that lets you take a picture of your mathematical and algebraic equations, solving them for you and showing the steps to the solution.…Read more ›

Controversial weed-growing iOS game pulled from App Store after hitting No. 1 spot

Controversial cannabis-growing game Weed Firm has been booted out of the App Store. Essentially Farmville for stoners, the app put you in the role of a marijuana dealer, as you try to grow your business (literally)  and stay one step…Read more ›

Steve Jobs lands with a thud in controversial mattress ads

Someone in global ad agency Oglivy & Mather is clearly thinking different (read: not really thinking at all) because they’ve featured Steve Jobs as one of the historical figures in a bizarre, and bafflingly offensive, ad campaign for Indian mattress…Read more ›

LinkedIn Kills Controversial ‘Intro’ Feature After Just Three Months

Just a few months after its launch, LinkedIn has made the call to kill controversial feature LinkedIn Intro — which embedded LinkedIn profiles inside your iOS Mail app. Despite being a cleverly designed solution, LinkedIn Intro was cricitized almost immediately…Read more ›    [Read More…]