Tag Archive: Finds


Whether or not the upcoming iPhone 6 will sport a sapphire crystal display or not is something we’ll have to wait to find out for sure, but the ultra-strong material used by many high end watch manufacturers is certainly something… Read more ›

The iPhone 6 isn’t expected to feature radical improvements in battery life, but that doesn’t mean Apple hasn’t had trouble making new batteries for the device. Since the next iPhone will be thinner than the current design, its battery needs… Read more ›

The residents of Bon Temps are reeling from the latest deaths in the town, Sookie is mourning Alcide but keeping a stiff upper lip, and Arlene is finally chosen to be vampire food in “Death Is Not The End,” the… Read more ›

A new survey, reportedly taken from a sample of 50,000 smartphone users around the world, reveals the reasons consumers made the phone purchasing decisions they did. According to IDC’s findings, battery life is the number one most important factor when… Read more ›

As is their wont, gadget vivisectors iFixIt have gotten their hands on Apple’s new Retina MacBook Pros in both 13-inch and 15-inch incarnations. As usual, these aren’t the machines you want if repairability is concerned, but there’s additional bad news…

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The post iFixIt Finds 2013 Retina MacBook Pros As Unrepairable You Can Get appeared first on Cult of Mac.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has officially closed its review of Apple’s 2012 tax disclosures after finding that the company complies with the letter of the law. Apple’s practice of routing cash through international subsidiaries to avoid paying U.S. taxes, or the “Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich,†was called into question this summer by the Senate […]

The post SEC Finds That Apple Isn’t “The Holy Grail Of Tax Avoidance” After All appeared first on Cult of Mac.

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iPhone-rubber-band

A Tokyo court has today found Samsung guilty of infringing an Apple “bounce-back” or “rubber banding” patent that covers the popular scrolling feature built into its iOS platform. Apple has been using the patent against Samsung in a number of courtrooms all over the world, but back in April, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office deemed it invalid.

In earlier versions of its Galaxy smartphones, Samsung allegedly copied the feature that causes  [Read More...]

item-trackr

There’s nothing quite like hunting for something misplaced to drive one crazy. If you’ve ever lost a set of keys or Bluetooth headset under a couch pillow, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And if just the thought of a scenario like that triggers a burst of panic, you’ll want to pay close attention here — because Item TrackR just might keep you from losing more stuff, along with your remaining  [Read More...]

A U.S. court has today ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringes three patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas, a “patent troll” jointly owned by Nokia, Sony, and Denver-based MPEG LA.

MobileMedia owns more than 300 patents — most of which were originally granted to Sony and Nokia — and it now uses them to sue other companies as a source of revenue, hence its “patent troll” nickname. Last month, the firm used some of  [Read More...]

Google Finds The Way With New Maps App [Review]

You are here. Well, one or two of you perhaps

Three months after the release of iOS 6 and the subsequent PR disaster that was Apple’s renewed (and Google-less) Maps app, Google has got a replacement back into the App Store. It’s slick, speedy and, most importantly, a good deal more accurate than Apple’s data. Thank goodness for that.

Google has a look of its own these days. You see it on  [Read More...]