Apple iTunes Antitrust Suit Verdict

Apple wins big in $1 billion iTunes antitrust suit

By on December 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

Apple wins big in $1 billion iTunes antitrust suit

It looks like draconian digital rights management practices that included deleting songs from some users’ iPods if they came from rival stores wasn’t enough to convince a jury that Apple violated antitrust regulations. The New York Times’ Bruce X. Chen reports via Twitter that a jury has tossed out a years-old lawsuit against Apple that alleged the company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to make sure its iTunes Store remained the dominant marketplace for digital music. More →

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Apple iPhone 7 Concept Pictures

This ‘iPhone 7′ concept shows just how much better the iPhone can get

By on December 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

This ‘iPhone 7′ concept shows just how much better the iPhone can get

The iPhone 6 is one of the world’s best smartphones but there’s always room for improvement. As we’ve noted before, one area where Apple could actually take a page from LG’s newest smartphones is the way LG maximizes its devices’ display space while eliminating as much extra space around the display as possible. More →

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T-Mobile Uncarrier 8.0 Announced

T-Mobile’s bold new ‘Un-carrier’ plan unveiled: Data Stash lets you keep unused data each month

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

T-Mobile’s bold new ‘Un-carrier’ plan unveiled: Data Stash lets you keep unused data each month

T-Mobile is still coming up with clever new ways to shake up the wireless industry and on Tuesday it revealed its “Un-carrier 8.0″ plan that will let users with capped plans roll over unused data an apply it to future months’ data caps. During his announcement of the new plan, T-Mobile CEO John Legere pointed out that many wireless customers have unused data every month because they are so nervous about getting hit with overage charges that they don’t want to come anywhere close to reaching their monthly limits. More →

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Lord Of The Rings Free Download

Get the first Lord of the Rings movie for free on Google Play right now

By on December 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Get the first Lord of the Rings movie for free on Google Play right now

Now that all three Hobbit movies have been released, Google is apparently letting Tolkien fans everywhere celebrate by giving away the first Lord of the Rings movie. Yes, you heard that correctly — you can now download Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for free right now from Google Play. More →

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Microsoft Skype Translator Preview

Microsoft starts previewing one of its coolest products ever

By on December 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Microsoft starts previewing one of its coolest products ever

Microsoft is working on a real-time Skype translation tool that could go a long way toward eliminating language barriers once and for all, and you can preview it right now. Skype announced on Monday that people who signed up for its Skype Translator preview program can start using it right now on any devices they own that run on Windows 8.1. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Best Features

BlackBerry explains what the haters don’t get about the Passport

By on December 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

BlackBerry explains what the haters don’t get about the Passport

Just like Taylor Swift, BlackBerry knows that its haters are gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate its newest flagship smartphone. To set the record straight, the company has posted a humorous article that details “11 things wrong with the BlackBerry Passport,” even though all 11 items listed are actually the device’s purported strengths. More →

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Pirate Bay Alternatives Isohunt

You can use a ‘fully functioning’ Pirate Bay clone right now

By on December 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

You can use a ‘fully functioning’ Pirate Bay clone right now

While there are many alternatives to The Pirate Bay, longtime Pirate Bay fans who want the real thing back can now use a “fully functioning” clone of the notorious torrent site’s database, BBC News reports. More →

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What Is Working For Apple Like

What it’s like to get a dream job at Apple after 4 years of trying [updated]

By on December 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

What it’s like to get a dream job at Apple after 4 years of trying [updated]

Apple is not an easy company to work for and it’s also not an easy company to get hired by — just ask engineer Jeremy Foo, who finally got hired by Apple after trying to get a job there for the past four years. More →

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AT&T Verizon Tax Breaks

Surprise! AT&T and Verizon pocket huge tax breaks, employ fewer people

By on December 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Surprise! AT&T and Verizon pocket huge tax breaks, employ fewer people

This may shock you, but giving large companies special tax deals doesn’t magically lead to full employment and economic paradise. The Wall Street Journal reports that both AT&T and Verizon started receiving huge tax breaks starting in 2008 as part of a stimulus package and since then have actually reduced their combined employee counts by around 100,000 people. More →

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Most Expensive Uber Rides

Woman passes out during Uber ride, wakes up with a $293 bill

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Woman passes out during Uber ride, wakes up with a $293 bill

If you decide to use Uber, you should always make sure you’re both sober and fully awake. Gothamist brings us the story about one New York woman who took an Uber ride home from a holiday party last week and who passed out on the way home because she was “feeling ill and tired.” When she woke up, she found that she’d been billed $293 for the ride, which was supposed to have been a fairly short 4.8-mile trip but that mysteriously turned into a 14.5-mile journey while she was asleep in the backseat. More →

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Apple iPhone 6 16GB Vs. 64GB

Another reason Apple should (but probably won’t) kill off 16GB iPhones

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Another reason Apple should (but probably won’t) kill off 16GB iPhones

One thing that many Apple fans have criticized the company for this year has been releasing 16GB models of both its newest iPhones and iPads even though it’s clear that most users need more storage on those devices. Now Business Insider points us to a new study that offers still more fodder against Apple’s insistence on making 16GB the lowest possible tier for storage space on its iPhones and iPads. More →

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Samsung Vs. Xiaomi Profits

Here’s the real reason Samsung is taking a beating… and it’s not the iPhone 6

By on December 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Here’s the real reason Samsung is taking a beating… and it’s not the iPhone 6

Samsung’s smartphone profits have been getting absolutely hammered all year as it’s facing an insane amount of competition from low-cost vendors in key markets such as China. Now a new report from Reuters illustrates just how brutal the competition is for mobile phones right now, as it turns out up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is scraping by with tiny operating margins of under 2%. More →

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Tesla Model S Driving

This is what it’s like driving Tesla’s incredible new Model S P85D

By on December 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

This is what it’s like driving Tesla’s incredible new Model S P85D

Even people who don’t normally go crazy for cars seem to love Tesla and the company generated even more hype this past fall when it unveiled the all-wheel-drive versions of its highly acclaimed Model S line. Business Insider talked with Kevin Babineau, a contractor from Southern California who bought a Tesla Model S P85D this past fall and who says that the car more than lives up to the hype. More →

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