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Court rules Apple infringed OpenTV video streaming patents in Germany

Apple has been found guilty of infringing on video streaming patents owned by Swiss company Kudelski’s OpenTV. The case was ruled on by a German court, which stated that any Apple products sold in Germany must not infringe on OpenTV’s patents. The problem? The Apple products which allegedly infringe on said patents include the iPhone, iPad, […]

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European court rules Apple and other tech companies are violating privacy

In a landmark decision Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled that European Union regulators can override the Safe Harbor agreement, a 15-year-old accord that has — until now — allowed Apple, Google, Facebook, and about 4,500 other U.S. companies to transfer data from European users to the U.S. The court believes that the current […]

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Tim Cook’s Mad Money email might have violated SEC rules

Apple stock plummeted Monday morning before Tim Cook stepped in by emailing Mad Money‘s Jim Cramer to reassure investors that all is well for Apple in China. The move quickly turned Apple’s stock price around, but Cook might have violated Securities and Exchange Commission rules in the process. Cook’s unusual mid-quarter update might have fallen […][Read More…]

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads. As the App…Read more ›

California rules that Uber driver is actually an employee

Uber’s business plan may have just received a big blow from the California Labor Commission today as it ruled that one of the ride-hailing service’s drivers is actually an employee, not a contracted worker. Uber was ordered by the court…Read more ›

Google’s dirt-cheap cellphone network breaks all the rules

Google took the wraps off its new wireless network called Project Fi today, revealing that it will sell basic plans with talk, text, Wi-Fi, tethering and international coverage for just $ 20 a month. Rather than building out its own infrastructure…Read more ›

Rules to live by if you want to be an Apple supplier

Depending on whether or not you can fulfil what is asked of you, being an Apple supplier sounds like it’s either the best or worst experience imaginable. In the wake of the crashing and burning of Apple’s former sapphire supplier…Read more ›

Which iPad Manual Rules The Roost?

This story first appeared in Cult of Mac Magazine. In Apple’s drive toward simplicity, one of the things which fell into the category of “things we can do without” were physical paper manuals. While the Cupertino company does offer a…Read more ›

Apple’s Antitrust Compliance Monitor Will Stay, Judge Rules

The verdict is in — and Apple is stuck with Michael Bromwich, the antitrust monitor appointed to ensure the company’s compliance in e-book price fixing antitrust rulings. Apple had asked U.S. District Judge Denise Cote to disqualify Bromwich on the…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Court Rules Apple’s DRM In iTunes Was Not A Monopoly

iTunes-11Over the past ten years, some Apple customers have argued that the iTunes store is an illegal monopoly because songs purchased inside the store can’t be played on Apple devices, but an appeals court in California has finally thrown out those claims once and for all. A three-judge panel confirmed that Apple’s digital right management […]

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