The year was 2010. Barack Obama was (and is) president. And a young Jesse Eisenberg taught us all how to love in The Social Network. Tech wise, 2010 was a rather important year for Apple as well. We were introduced to the iPhone 4 -- first by Gizmodo, and then by Steve Jobs -- and following that,...

December 26th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

April 23rd 2013 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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The US$15 "AntennaGate" settlement checks have started arriving for qualifying iPhone 4 users. The checks are a settlement for those who filed a claim in a class action lawsuit against Apple for "misrepresenting and concealing material information in the marketing, advertising, sale and servici...

April 23rd 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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There are signs of a new attitude emanating from Cupertino, extending across Apple's relationship management of customers and competitors. One of the two most important things you can say in English is "I'm sorry." (The other is "Thank you.") Failure to get the apology right brands a person as arr...

November 12th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Nokia is ramping up for the launch of its flagship Lumia 900 on April 8. As part of an advertising push, the Finnish company released a series of YouTube videos that target the iPhone and Android. The ads take on the "fragile" glass design of the iPhone, the iPhone's "death grip" antenna cont...

April 2nd 2012 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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The official website for the iPhone 4 "antennagate" class action settlement is live, as pointed out by co-lead counsel on the case Ira Rothken. Of course, speaking of cases, if you're an iPhone 4 owner who has taken advantage of the free bumpers Apple's been offering since 2010 then you're not stil...

March 29th 2012 at 6:55am 0 Comments
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If not for Leap Day, Apple would've seen this one granted a year to the day after it was filed; as it stands, 365 days will just have to do. At any rate, Apple has not only managed to secure a patent this fine morning for an ejectable SIM tray, but also one for an antenna isolation apparatus. In sim...

March 27th 2012 at 10:38am 0 Comments
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Typically, whenever something goes wrong with a company or its products and services, the company will try to head off a media free-for-all by releasing a brief statement that usually does only two things: it acknowledges that a problem exists and promises more information at a later date. But...

April 30th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments