Former Apple executive sentenced to a year in prison

by Kenny Hemphill on 8 December 2014 in News

Former Apple Global Operations Manager, Paul Devine has been sentenced to a year in prison and told to repay $4.5million. Devine, who was only sentenced last week, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering in 2011, after being arrested following a police raid on his home in August 2010. During the [...]

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‘Paranoid’ Apple accused of deleting rivals’ music from users’ iPods

by Kenny Hemphill on 4 December 2014 in News

Apple deliberately deleted music downloaded from services other than iTunes from its users’ iPods according to lawyers acting for the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit. The claimants assert that Apple abused its dominant position in the market for downloaded music. Between 2007 and 2009, according to the suit, Apple scanned users’ iPods for music downloads [...]

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Jimmy Iovine reveals how he convinced Apple to buy Beats

by Kenny Hemphill on 3 December 2014 in News

Beats co-founder and music industry mogul, Jimmy Iovine has explained how he persuaded Apple to buy the company he owned with Dr Dre. In an interview with GQ, which named him as one of its Men of the Year, Iovine said: I convinced them that they had to buy this company. I said, “I don’t [...]

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Eddy Cue speaks out on eBooks law suit ahead of appeal hearing

by Kenny Hemphill on 2 December 2014 in News

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet and Software Services spoke to Fortune today about iBooks and the antitrust case brought against the company in the US. Apple lost that case last year and under an agreement approved by trial judge Denise Cote last month will pay $400m in damages and $50m in costs. [...]

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Latest Issue: December 2014

by Kenny Hemphill on 1 December 2014 in New issue
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Fourteen point seven million pixels make up the display on Apple’s latest iMac. That’s seven times more than on a 1080P HDTV and almost three times as many as on a 15in Retina MacBook Pro. That’s a lot of detail.
What’s more, while the £1999 price tag is hefty, it’s similar to what other manufacturers are charging for there 5K displays, and those one don’t come with an iMac attached.
In the current issue of MacUser, out now, we put the new iMac through its paces, and tell you everything you need to know about what’s inside, what it can do, and who it’s for.

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European Parliament wants Google to be broken up

by Kenny Hemphill on 27 November 2014 in News

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion which calls for tougher regulation of web search and recommends splitting Google’s advertising and other activities from its search engine. The Guardian reported that ‘The motion passed as expected by 384 votes to 174 with 56 MEPs abstaining, and encourages the European commission (EC) to [...]

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