Tag Archive: Slaps

Ex-Google boss slaps medical grade EKG onto Apple Watch

AliveCor, the groundbreaking medical tech company which makes an iPhone case for predicting strokes, is embracing the world of the Apple Watch. The company’s forthcoming Kardia Band is an Apple Watch accessory which will augment the wearable’s existing heart monitor with the addition of an FDA-approved, voice-activated electrocardiogram that can analyze your heart rate and email it directly […]

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

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Siri slaps down reporter at White House press briefing

Siri has been involved with some pretty memorable moments as of late, whether it’s saving the life of a teenager stuck under a truck, or asserting itself as the new voice interface for Apple TV. Now you can add shutting down questions about Barack Obama’s Iran policy to the list! Check out the hilarious video below. […]

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

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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…Read more ›

Apple Slaps Down App Dev For Suggesting No One Cares About iOS


Apple Worldwide Developer Relations has slapped down TransMedia CEO Donald Leka for suggesting no one cares about iOS in a press release for a new iPhone app. “Consumers really don’t care that much what platform they are on,” Leka said — but it turns out Cupertino does not agree.

The press release announced TransMedia’s new Glide app for iPhone, which allows users to share data between multiple mobile devices via the  [Read More…]

The Spike Slaps A Physical Keyboard Right Across Your iPhone’s Face [CES 2013]


If you’re a former BlackBerry user who’s just bought your first iPhone, and you’re struggling to adapt to its virtual on-screen keyboard, then check out the Spike SmartType from SoloMatrix. On show at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and coming to iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5, the Spike is a new case that slaps a physical QWERTY keyboard right across your handset’s display. You can fold it away when it’s  [Read More…]

Apple Slaps Samsung with New Lawsuit Over Autocorrect

t’s been at least ten minutes since we last covered an Apple lawsuit, so we’re long overdue for the next litigation-laced headline pertaining to our favorite tech giant. This week, Apple filed yet another lawsuit against its longtime rival Samsung. What’s Apple’s newest beef you ask? The newest qualm pertains to both autocorrection and the ability to unlock a device from its touchscreen. Once again invoking the familiar term “preliminary injunction,” Apple’s new lawsuit wants  [Read More…]

Italy Slaps Apple With $1.2M Fine Due to Unfair Warranties

iPods in Rome (Photo/PitsLamp photography – http://flic.kr/p/EVR7x)

You probably throw most product warranties in the trash without reading them. Not so for an Italian antitrust group, which found Apple retailers one-year guarantee lacking and fined the Cupertino, Calif. company 900,000 euros or $ 1.2 million. Italys Antitrust Authority ruled two Apple retailers failed to provide that countrys consumers with the mandated two-year product warranty, creating unfair commercial practices. Apple traditionally  [Read More…]