Taiwanese sue Apple for $670,000

Apple has been fined by Taiwanese authorities for meddling with the price of the iPhone.

Taiwan’s communications watchdog slapped the Cupertino titan with a $670 000 fine, adding that it would fine a further $1.6-million if Apple continues to meddle, the Wall Street Journalreported.

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Tablet shipments to increase by 17.7% in second half of 2013

By Jim Hsiao

Tablet shipments in the second half are expected to reach 82.07 million units, up 17.7% on year; however, several changes will also occur during the period: hardware brand vendors will dominate the small-size tablet segment; non-iPad tablet shipments will surpass those of iPad; closed Android platforms will be impacted by the official Android . . . → Read More: Tablet shipments to increase by 17.7% in second half of 2013

Why the shift to tablets has become inevitable

Laptop makers not focused on producing attractive tablets may want to re-evaluate that strategy. According to an IDC report issued on Monday, tablets will begin outselling portable PCs in 2015. This forecast further emphasizes the massive shift toward mobile that has been underway for several years: Smartphones began outselling PCs last year and will easily continue to . . . → Read More: Why the shift to tablets has become inevitable

Apple to launch iPhone 5 in a week!

By JENNIFER DUDLEY-NICHOLSON

IT’S on – After months of speculation, Apple appeared to confirm the date of its next iPhone launch as September 12 overnight in invitations loaded with hints.

Save-the-date cards for Apple’s San Francisco event were not only tagged “It’s almost here” but the date cast a shadow of the number . . . → Read More: Apple to launch iPhone 5 in a week!

No holding Apple back

Apple has filed a fresh patent infringement action in the United States against Samsung, alleging that the South Korean company is continuing to steal its technology despite a recent court ruling.

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Choosing the right computer

By Faraz J Karamat

Most computer users don’t think much when it comes to an Operating System (OS) that runs on their computers, whether it’s a desktop or a notebook. For them all that matters are the few software applications that they use to achieve their purposes either for work or entertainment or both. The . . . → Read More: Choosing the right computer

Apple to release cheaper tablets

Two people have revealed that Apple has plans to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad by the end of the year to help maintain their stronghold on the tablet market.

The two people, who have asked not to be identified, said that the new model will sport a screen that is smaller than eight inches (20 . . . → Read More: Apple to release cheaper tablets

Child Labor: 13 year olds making iPhones for less than minimum wage

We love our iPhones and iPads.

We love the prices of our iPhones and iPads.

We love the super-high profit margins of Apple, Inc., the maker of our iPhones and iPads.

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New App enables ‘Smart Sleeping’ for Smartphone Users

TOKYO: A new app that aims to improve both the quantity and quality of sleep uses brainwaves to track the amount of time spent in different stages of sleep.

Called Sleep Manager, the app synchronizes with a headset that measures brain activity, eye movement and other signals in light, deep and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

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8MP iPhone, Anyone? iOS 5 Reportedly Supports Full-HD Video

Tick off another one of the “over 200 new features” pending in iOS 5: the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS will support full 1080p video—up from 720p, according to 9to5mac.

Any A4-powered (or higher) iOS device—iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, and the fourth-gen iPod touch—running iOS 5 will reportedly have the capability to both render . . . → Read More: 8MP iPhone, Anyone? iOS 5 Reportedly Supports Full-HD Video