Post Tagged with: "Apple"

McCartney: Beatles Digital Distribution Talks Have “Stalled”
/ November 25, 2008 11:19 am
McCartney: Beatles Digital Distribution Talks Have “Stalled”

London – Talks on making the Beatles’ catalog available from digital retailers like iTunes (NASD: AAPL) have "stalled," Paul McCartney told the Associated Press on Monday. "The last word I got back was it’s stalled at the whole moment, the whole process," the former Beatle told AP. "I really hope it will happen because I think it should."

The Beatles are the most notable remaining holdout on digital music distribution, given how lucrative their catalog remains to this day.

The band’s holding company, Apple Corps, has had a rocky relationship [...].

Apple Releases iPhone 2.2 Update
/ November 21, 2008 3:38 pm

Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) has released its 2.2 software update for the iPhone, while includes new features like Google Street View and walking directions for the Google Maps application, and on-the-go podcasts downloads via Wi-Fi or 3G connections. Other new features include the ability to turn off the auto-correct feature when typing, improved Safari browser performance, improved phone call quality, and improved voicemail sound quality.


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Apple Adds Studio-Backed Copy-Protection to MacBook Laptops
/ November 20, 2008 2:17 pm

Los Angeles – Apple (NASD: AAPL) has added studio-backed copy-protection technology to its line of MacBooks that prevents movies purchased from the iTunes Store from playing on non-approved external monitors, causing some anger among customers, according to published reports.

The HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) technology is intended to prevent users from transferring media content between devices that do not have locks in place to protect against unauthorized copying.

The standard is typically used on devices like Blu-ray players and HDTVs. However, the industry has no defined labeling system for [...].

Mobile Ad Firm Says iPhone Now Top Mobile Handset Worldwide
/ November 19, 2008 3:22 pm

San Mateo, Calif. – Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone is now the top mobile device worldwide, in terms of mobile ads served, according to a report from mobile ad marketplace AdMob.

Displacing the Motorola RAZR for the top spot, the iPhone now accounts for 37% of mobile ad requests coming from outside of the U.S.

In October, AdMob said it reached more than 4 million unique iPhones, or approximately 30% of the devices in the market.

In the U.S., the iPhone is still in second place behind the RAZR, while [...].

Analysis: Apple iPhone The Most Searched For Mobile Phone In The UK
/ November 19, 2008 7:49 am
Analysis: Apple iPhone The Most Searched For Mobile Phone In The UK

Last week we reported that the Nintendo Wii Fit video game is currently the most searched for product in the UK. In that post we also identified the Apple iPhone as the third most searched for product, followed by the Nokia N96 in fourth position. As the table below illustrates, during October mobile phones were the most searched for category of consumer electronic products in the UK, receiving over twice the volume of searches as video games, and three times that of computers.

The iPhone [...].

Google Releases Voice-Powered Search Application for iPhone
/ November 14, 2008 3:24 pm

San Francisco – Google (NASD: GOOG) has introduced new voice recognition features to the search application it offers through Apple’s App Store for the iPhone, The New York Times reports. The free application lets users speak search terms into their phones, and uses speech recognition and location information to provide search results. The iPhone voice-powered search application follows the introduction of GOOG-411 in March, the company’s free, voice-navigated directory information service.


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Judge Orders Apple Hire to Cease Work Over Competition Clause
/ November 10, 2008 2:38 pm

San Francisco - A federal judge has ordered Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) new head of engineering for its iPhone and iPod teams, Mark Papermaster, to cease working for the company while the court examines whether his employment at Apple violates a competition clause in the contract with his former employer, IBM, Reuters reports.

"We will comply with the court’s order but are confident that Mark Papermaster will be able to ultimately join Apple when the dust settles," an Apple spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.

Papermaster’s attorneys argued before Federal District [...].

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