Tag Archive: German


German publishing giant sues dev behind iOS 9 ad blocker

Begun, the iOS 9 ad blockers legal wars has. Germany’s Axel Springer, a company which owns major newspapers like Bild and Die Welt, is trying to sue the developers behind Blockr, an ad blocker for iOS 9. The move comes through Axel Springer sub-company WeltN24, which aims to stop development of Blockr, as well as […]

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Apple lets German customers add iTunes purchases to phone bills

You may soon be able to make purchases in the iTunes store without a credit or debit card. Apple has been working with a phone carrier in Germany on an agreement that would let people pay for items as part of their phone bills. Users’ phone numbers, rather than credit cards or bank account numbers, […]

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German court invalidates Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent

Swiping a finger across a smartphone screen to unlock it may soon become a universal gesture, even on devices not made by Apple, because Germany’s top civil court has decided Apple didn’t invent “slide to unlock.” German judges ruled Tuesday that Apple’s method for unlocking the iPhone didn’t reach a high enough level of sophistication […][Read More…]

German carriers say iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus arrive September 18th

We previously reported that it was looking like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus would be released on Friday, September 18th. Now, German carriers are echoing the date. According to German Mac blog Macerkopf, two of the three major German carriers say September 18th will be the release date for the iPhone 6s and […][Read More…]

German efficiency: Deutsche Telekom is already taking iPhone 6s pre-orders

Apple hasn’t yet officially announced the existence of the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and possibly iPhone 6c, but German provider Deutsche Telekom is already letting you place orders. The carrier has set up a special “online reservation service” where would-be next-generation iPhone owners can get first dibs on the new handsets, set to be announced […][Read More…]

German neighborhood warns public urinators ‘it’s peeback time’

The people of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany are pissed off about being pissed on. Declaring “Peeback Time,” an anti-public urination group has coated neighborhood walls with a special chemical that will return the stream back to anyone too lazy…Read more ›

German magician turns an iPad into one big magic trick

Apple often uses the word “magical” to describe the iPad. That’s usually dismissed as hyperbole, but watch this magician’s appearance on Ellen, and you might change your mind: He’s able to pull actual objects from his iPad’s screen! The magician…Read more ›

Apple reportedly punishes German mag for its iPhone 6 Plus bend test

An iPhone 6 bend test left a German tech magazine with bigger worries than a needlessly broken smartphone: The publication was reportedly banned from future Apple events and told it would no longer receive the Cupertino company’s latest products for…Read more ›

When will the iPhone 6 be released? September 19th, says German telecom

Ever since the iPhone 4s was released, it hasn’t been hard to predict when Apple will release the next iPhone. In the second week of September on a Tuesday, Apple holds its annual iPhone event; ten days later, the newest…Read more ›

Apple Inexplicably Rejects WWII Wargame For Featuring German And Russian ‘Enemies’

Apple is well known for its often inconsistent approach to app acceptance or rejection (more on than in this week’s upcoming Newsstand magazine), but this is a bit silly. According to Apple, Hunted Cow developer Andrew Mullholland had his app…Read more ›    [Read More…]