What’s in a name? Plenty, say Apple and Microsoft

You might think it is tough to have a lengthy argument about the meaning of two words. But in the case of Apple and Microsoft, you’d be wrong. Apple has now fired back in a legal row with Microsoft over whether or not the term “App store” should be protected as intellectual property. The dispute […]


Awesome New iPhone Game: Tiny Wings

Angry Birds is like sooooo passé now…. From now on, Tiny Wings is the new hip game on the iPhone. Check it out! [Tiny Wings @ the iTunes Store – $1]

Regulators uncertain over Apple subscription deals

Apple may be facing antitrust scrutiny over the way it allows publishers to sell content on its portable devices. But while there’s interest among US authorities, European regulators appear more relaxed on the issue. Both the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are said to be taking an initial interest in the subscriptions: neither body […]

Review: The Daily – The First iPad Exclusive Daily Newspaper

The first iPad exclusive daily newspaper — known simply as The Daily — has now launched, along with Apple’s new option for customers to pay for subscriptions within an application itself. I’ve downloaded and read the first two issues, and here’s my take. The Daily certainly makes use of the iPad’s multimedia capabilities, and largely […]

The Geekiest Super Bowl Commercial Ever

It’s that time of year again. This Sunday millions of Americans will huddle around their televisions and stuff their faces with snack foods while cheering on their favorite group of overpaid athletes. Ah yes, the Super Bowl. For many of you non-Americans out there who don’t consider the United States the center of the universe, […]

Apple Awarded Patent for Time Machine. Product Launch Scheduled for 1985

by Derek Clark Contributing Writer, [GAS] Remember as a kid how you’d dream about all the cool stuff you’d one day enjoy in the future? Well, you probably don’t have a pink hoverboard or self-lacing sneakers just yet, but chances are, Apple has already patented it. Recently, Mashable.com reported that Apple was granted 563 patents […]

Got Extra Cash? There’s an App for That.

By Adrienne Crezo Contributing Writer, [GAS] The Consumer Electronics Show 2011 is in full swing and geeks around the world are in tech-rapture mode. The first big reveal (and perhaps the forerunner for Least Necessary New Technology) is the Human Touch AcuTouch 9500, a massage chair controlled by iOS devices through the HT-Connect app. So […]

Apple takes another step to world dominance

Apple has become the second company in the world worth more than $300 billion. Meanwhile, less formal estimates put Facebook at $50 billion. It was only last May that Apple overtook Microsoft, with a market capitalization of $221 billion. That figure represents a company’s current stock price, multiplied by the number of stocks in the […]