Apple and Starbucks have parted withÂ (RED) to help give a little back this holiday season. Buy a $ 15 iTunes + $ 15 Starbucks gift card combo online, and both companies will donate 5% of proceeds to help fund AIDS research.
(RED) has been a longtime partner with Apple. If you buy a red colored iPod from Apple, a small percentage of the sale also goes towards the fight to end AIDS. [Read More...]
Don’t want the hassle of selling on eBay? Flog your old iPhone to Apple.
With the iPhone 5 right around the corner, you’re probably thinking about selling your iPhone 4S to raise some cash for your new purchase. One of the best ways to do that might be to sell it back to Apple. The Cupertino company is currently offering up to $ 345 for the iPhone 4S, depending on its condition [Read More...]
One of the big headline features in Apple’s new Mountain Lion OS is Gatekeeper, designed to keep malware and other nasties away from your computer. So is this another step towards App Store-only software on Macs? The short answer is yes, it is. But it doesn’t have to be. Gatekeeper gives you the choice: do you want to stick to App Store-only apps, or be able to install anything from anywhere? [Read More...]
Apple recently made an announcement to developers informing them that the developer iTunes Match libraries for those who are currently beta testing will be deleted as of Thursday, October 27th. The last deletion took place just a few weeks ago and all fingers are pointing towards an impending launch (expected to be coming up before the end of the month). For those of you who were beta testing it, Apple advises you to turn off iTunes Match on [Read More...]
Apple has seeded OS X 10.7.2 Build 11C62 to developers with areas of focused testing for iCloud. As we near Apple’s next media event, developers are putting the finishing touches on iCloud integration. Apple has promised that iCloud will go live alongside iOS 5 to the public sometime “this Fall,” with the event estimated to take place on October 4th. This latest beta version of OS X comes 6 days after the previous build. [Read More...]
Strategy Analytics via Apple Insider
Apple may not be the world’s largest computer maker, but a growing number of reports put the Cupertino, Calif. iPhone company as the largest global smartphone manufacturer, topping beleaguered cell phone giant Nokia. The pronouncement from Strategy Analytics means Apple is now tops in smartphones shipped during the second quarter, as well as revenue in the first quarter. The company grew 141.8 percent compared to 2010, far outstripping [Read More...]
A consortium that included Apple won an auction for a collection of Nortel patents earlier this month with a bid of $ 4.5 billion. According to the company’s 10-Q quarterly report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple’s contribution was a hefty $ 2.6 billion. In addition to Apple, the consortium included a number of smartphone giants such as Ericsson, Microsoft, Research in Motion, and Sony. The combination managed [Read More...]