Apple investigates “iPod City”

Apple today responded to a report indicating that labor abuses occurred in factories where the iPod is manufactured. In its response, Apple has indicated that it will not tolerate any conduct violation of its Supplier Code, a code that is published. Apple is investigating its iPod manufacturers for irregularities. Apple wants the working conditions of […]

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Apple’s DRM sparks protests and laws

Apple continues to face pressure to open up its digital rights management (DRM) system so that iTunes tracks can be played on digital devices that use DRM technologies from other companies. Last weekend saw protests outside Apple stores across the United States, while in Europe, lawmakers from Denmark and Sweden joined their counterparts in Norway […]

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Apple is doing well in Europe

Apple continues its sales rise in Europe above the average of the rest of its competitors. Apple has had a laptop boom in the UK. In the first quarter, Apple reached 2.9% of the total market share in the UK, combining sales of desktop computers and laptops. Individually it has obtained 3.2% of the UK […]

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Apple receives a patent for the sale of packages with interactive content

On June 8, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office unveiled Apple’s patent titled “online purchasing of digital media packages with interactive content,” originally filed in October 2005. In April 2006, Apple filed a Similar patent titled “online purchasing of digital media packages,” without the addition of “interactive content.” Excerpt: Techniques for interacting with an online […]

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Apple sought to ally with Creative

Although marketing genius Apple popularized the iPod in early 2001, the original market leader was Creative’s Nomad. This was around the time Apple was hoping to partner with Creative on the development of the iPod, licensing the technology or investing in a new company. Creative declined both proposals. After the success of iPod, the two […]

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Apple encourages developing new games

Apple has published a new article on developing Mac OS X games using third-party game engines. The article invites beginners and experienced developers to make titles for the platform: “Have you ever considered creating your own game? It’s not as difficult as you might think, thanks to some powerful, “easy-to-learn” gaming processors running on Mac […]

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Why Apple is not involved in games

In a recent Mac Observer editorial, former Apple employee John Martellaro presents a unique perspective on what some Mac users see as the company’s indifference in the game. Martellaro claims that Apple’s corporate culture is at odds with a gaming center; citing the company’s desire for its computers to be taken seriously. Among many senior […]

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Apple is pushing Intel in new directions

A year after announcing plans to use Intel processors in its computers, Apple is pushing the world’s largest chipmaker in new directions, a top executive said Monday. “They push us to think about things we wouldn’t always think about,” said Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s sales and marketing group. Apple’s […]

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