VentureBeat reports that Google Wallet is now available for the iOS platform including iPhone, iPad and iPod. The mobile wallet allows users to transfer money to friends or family by using an email address. The wallet will also act as an escrow for your credit cards, debit cards, loyalty program cards, and coupon style offers. Currently, the service will be made available in the U.S. only. It comes with a PIN for security, and a 24x7 fraud monitoring service. Read More
A Florida-based lawyer has filed a class action suit against Apple for allegedly allowing consumers to pay more for high definition versions of movies and TV shows that do not play on older iPhone devices. Scott Weiselberg, who filed the complaint in San Francisco court in June, says “Apple violated consumer protection laws and should compensate him and everyone else who paid $4.99 to download HD versions of movies and TV shows to older Apple devices.” . Read More
Mashable reports that Apple has reached 100 million sales for the iPod Touch, almost six years after launching the pocket-sized media player in 2007. Apple introduced the first generation iPod back in 2001 and has sold a projected 350 million devices to date. . Read More
Bloomberg reports that Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a consumer class-action lawsuit claiming the company depended on defective indicators showing that iPhones and iPods were subjected to water to refuse customers’ warranty claims. Consumers may be entitled to receive $300 according to the device model they possessed, according to documents filed in federal court in San Francisco. . Read More
In this guest column from Marty Shindler, he provides a recap of CES 2013. At once exhilarating, intriguing and overwhelming, in a positive way, walking through the 1.92 million feet of exhibition space with nearly 160,000 of your closest friends is an adventure unto itself. Read More 3 comments
Citing results of a recent Accenture report on consumer demand for a range of devices, Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey questions whether changes in technology and consumer demand will signal an end of the iPod, digital camera and DVD player era. . Read More 3 comments
San Jose, Calif. — Apple won its dispute over the iPods.com domain name on Wednesday. The World Intellectual Property Organization ruled in favor of the billion dollar company, which in May filed a complaint asserting defendant Private Whois Service of Nassau, Bahamas, did not have a legitimate right to use the name.
Any user who clicked on iPods.com was redirected to mp3gold.com, a holding page of nothing but links.
As Fusible noted when it reported the story, Apple did not explain why [...].