Author Archives: Valerie Richardson

Apple acquitted in Mexico’s ‘iFone’ lawsuit, but carriers fined for using ‘iPhone’ branding

Apple acquitted in Mexico’s ‘iFone’ lawsuit, but carriers fined for using ‘iPhone’ branding

Apple has been acquitted in Mexico’s ‘iFone’ lawsuit which now means that the company can sell iPhones in the region without much hassle. Mexican carrier iFone originally filed a trademark infringement suit against Apple for the similarity in the phonetic names ‘iPhone’ and ‘iFone’, thus urging the authorities to restrict Apple from using the name for its smartphone in the region.

Apple iWatch reportedly launching in October with a curved OLED display and iOS 8

Apple iWatch reportedly launching in October with a curved OLED display and iOS 8

Apple didn’t announce any hardware at the WWDC 2014 event, but it’s clear that the Cupertino giant is cooking up the heavily rumored iWatch behind the scenes. A new report from Japan’s Nikkei now claims that the smartwatch will feature a curved OLED display in addition to iOS 8. The report further states that the smartwatch will be released in October.

Tim Cook attends opening of Apple’s new Austin campus; says ‘Exciting’ New Products are coming

Tim Cook attends opening of Apple’s new Austin campus; says ‘Exciting’ New Products are coming

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the company’s newly opened Austin, Texas plant yesterday as employees rallied to take pictures and post them on social networking platforms. Speaking on location, Cook recapped the WWDC announcements and mentioned that “exciting” new products are coming.

Apple brings support for Lightning cable headphones

Apple brings support for Lightning cable headphones

Apple has long been rumored to launch headphones which connect to an iOS device using the Lightning cable. This has almost gone official now with Apple introducing a new specification for its MFi or Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad program which allows third party manufacturers to utilize this very feature.

iOS 8 Weather app powered by Weather Channel instead of Yahoo

iOS 8 Weather app powered by Weather Channel instead of Yahoo

Apple has made quite a few changes with iOS 8 which includes the ditching of Google Search as the default search engine in favor of Bing. Today it has come to light that Apple is making similar changes with its Weather app as well with Yahoo Weather being replaced by data from The Weather Channel.

Apple using Bing for Spotlight search in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

Apple using Bing for Spotlight search in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

We know that Apple and Google aren’t exactly the best of friends. But despite their professional rivalry, Apple has been obliged to use Google Search for the Spotlight feature on OS X and iOS respectively. But during yesterday’s WWDC event, Apple announced that it’s shifting to Bing Search for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

Apple policy update could open the door for Bitcoin wallet apps

Apple policy update could open the door for Bitcoin wallet apps

Apple has been traditionally very cautious about Bitcoin wallet apps on the App Store by disallowing any such app to be uploaded. However, it seems like Apple will take the logical way out and allow such apps wherever law permits according to a minor amendment made to the App Store guidelines.

The New Apple Store in Japan has a ‘Green’ Wall for climate control

The New Apple Store in Japan has a ‘Green’ Wall for climate control

A new image from the yet to be opened Apple Store in Omotesando, Japan reveals a wall which is covered entirely by green vines. This is said to be Apple’s way of going green for its stores for climate control and to conserve energy.

Apple could be testing wireless charging coils for the iWatch

Apple could be testing wireless charging coils for the iWatch

According to a new report, Apple is testing wireless charging coils to be used in the upcoming iWatch wearable. The company is reportedly getting samples of the coil from Chinese manufacturer Luxshare according to sources familiar with the matter.

Apple’s Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine reflect on the legacy of Steve Jobs

Apple’s Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine reflect on the legacy of Steve Jobs

At the ongoing Re/Code Code conference, Apple’s SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue and the CEO of Beats Jimmy Iovine spoke with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher on the legacy of Steve Jobs as well as the freshly announced $3 billion deal between the two companies. Iovine was all praise for Apple and claimed that Steve Jobs has “put the greatest team in the world together”.