BestBuy recall Macbook batteries as fire risk

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BestBuy is recalling two models of replacement batteries for Macbook computers after multiple reports of overheating and one customer suffering burns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says BestBuy “received 13 reports that the battery caught fire, including one report of a serious burn to a consumer’s leg.” The models in question are both ATG lithium-ion […]

Apple e-book “smoking gun” may be damp squib

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Prosecutors have shown an e-mail that they claim is proof that Steve Jobs was in on a plot with publishers to force Amazon to change the way electronic book pricing works. But there’s a mystery about whether the e-mail was ever sent. It’s all part of the ongoing trial in which Apple is accused of […]

Amazon “screamed” no to eBook pricing change, court hears

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Most company executives would not be happy to be described as having “yelled, screamed and threatened.” But that claim about Amazon management could be a key factor in shooting down one of Apple’s main arguments in the ongoing e-book pricing case. The case, pitting the government against Apple, is now in its fourth day of […]

Apple’s streaming iRadio could be imminent

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Apple has reportedly struck a deal with Warner Music to carry its content on a streaming audio service. It means the company has two of the three big record groups on board, just in time for an expected launch next week. The service, most likely to be called iRadio, looks set to be among the […]

Apple to pay out over iPhone water damage indicator dispute

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If your iPhone or iPod Touch warranty proved useless after supposed water damage, you could be in line for a cash payment thanks to a proposed Apple court settlement. The settlement comes in a class action case involving Apple’s use of an internal indicator to show that liquid had got into the device. At that […]

Working Apple I Computer Up for Auction

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  If you’ve got $116,000 to spare, you might have a shot of getting an Apple computer with 4k of memory to play with. A rare working Apple I computer from 1976 is up for auction this weekend in Cologne. The auction house is inviting starting bids of 90,000 euros, though it has an  estimated […]

Government blames Apple in alleged e-book price fixing

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US prosecutors have pointed the finger at Apple as the ringleader in alleged price-fixing in the electronic book market. The comments come in a court memo ahead of a scheduled trial next month. The long-running saga is based around two rival pricing structures. Traditionally printed books involve the publisher setting a wholesale price and then […]

Apple rejects eight million faulty iPhones

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To make one faulty iPhone is unfortunate. To make eight million faulty iPhones would appear to be somewhere beyond careless. Insiders at controversial component manufacturer Foxconn are reported to have said the firm will pay a heavy price after Apple rejected of batch of between five and eight million iPhones (and what’s three million handsets […]

10,000 iPhone Domino Chain Reaction [Video]

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Epic 10,000 iPhone 5 Domino showcases 10,000 iPhones (that’s right TEN THOUSAND iPhones) falling neatly in patterns. These CG iPhones’ feature NFC (Near Field Communications) concept that enable content to be passed on from one iPhone screen to another. This iPhone video is imagined as an advertisement for the iPhone 5 concept feature of NFC. […]

I Just Got An iPhone and I’m Never Going Back! [Editor Says: Yeah, Right…]

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Editor’s note: Be sure to read my note at the end of the post. On Friday, cellular carrier T-Mobile released the widely anticipated iPhone 5 to their customers. Until this point, if you wanted to own an Apple phone and use it with T-Mobile, you would have to purchase it directly from Apple or a […]