Tag Archive: Fine


Apple faces $862m fine for infringing university’s patent

Apple may face $ 862 million in damages for allegedly infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent troll patent licensing wing, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The Apple technologies which take advantage of said patent for increased processor efficiency? None other than the A7, A8 and A8X chips, which are found in the iPhone 5s, […]

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

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Old iOS device? These iOS 9 features will work just fine

If you want to use the new gee-whiz features of iOS 9, like Picture in Picture to FaceTime with your significant other while you write a paper in Pages, or you want to Slide Over a Twitter app to keep track of all the goings on while you surf the web, you’re going to need […]

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FCC slams AT&T with $100 million fine for throttling unlimited data plans

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it’s slapping AT&T with a hefty fine for misleading subscribers about unlimited data plans. At a grand total of $ 100 million, it’s the largest fine the agency has proposed, after AT&T was caught…

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Instagram goes analog in new fine art photo book

If you can suffer through the selfies, food shots and pet pictures, you can catch a glimpses of the revolutionary art form that is mobile phone photography. Book publisher Pierre Le Govic has positioned himself to be the first important…

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Former Apple exec gets prison sentence and $4.5m fine for leaks

A crooked former Apple manager will serve one year in prison and pay a whopping $ 4.5 million fine for leaking details of future Apple products. Paul Shin Devine faced a maximum of twenty years behind bars for selling secrets to…

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Apple slapped with $23.6 million fine for infringing pager patents

It’s been decades since pagers played a central role in our tech lives, but the beeper is causing some headaches for Apple lately. A federal jury just slapped Apple with a $ 23.6 million fine for infringing patents related to 90’s…

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Apple slaps suppliers with a $50m fine for leaking secrets

Apple’s bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies might have stayed quiet about the reasons for the bankruptcy, but a few details are nonetheless starting to emerge. Two of the most intriguing tidbits concerning the case regard the cost of sapphire…

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EU tax probe could fine Apple 10% of earnings since 2003

Preliminary findings by the European Commission have slammed Apple and Ireland for a so-called “sweetheart” tax deal which allowed Apple to avoid paying taxes by building up a massive offshore cash pile of $ 137.7bn in the country. The deal dates…

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Google Escapes Fine In Europe By Reaching Antitrust Agreement With Regulators

Google has reached a tentative agreement with the European Commission following a three-year antitrust investigation into how it displays search results in Europe. As part of the agreement, the company will display search results from three of its competitors —…

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Alpha 9 Is A Fine But Familiar Mix Of Boggle And Tetris [Review]

Fans of word games are always looking out for new apps that will let them arrange letters and clear blocks or cross things or whatever else people do when they’re using text as game pieces. Here’s another game that lets…

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