It took a string of suicides to spur it to action, but Apple is finally taking a big step towards trying to ensure that the workers who build its bestselling iPads, iPods, and iPhones enjoy a decent standard of living.
The award-winning "Get a Mac" series of commercials, created by TBWA\Media Arts Lab ran between 2006 and 2009. The commercials angered some Windows users, but convinced others to embrace Apple's slickly packaged hardware. They also helped turn Justin Long and John Hodgman, the leads in the U.S. version of the commercials, into stars.
"We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones." -HTC
Don't be a hero Mike McGee
Two “have-a-go heroes” have been fired by the telco Sprint for helping an Apple security guard capture a thief.
Paul Shoemaker and Mike McGee (no relation), were working at a Sprint outlet at the Cherry Creek Shopping centre. They heard a cry for help from an aging security guard as a shoplifting suspect blazed past them. They chased the guy down, caught him, and held him until mall security and police arrived.
The Apple rumor du jour is that everyone's favorite tablet maker is considering AMD for a spot in the Mac lineup. AppleInsider alleges that AMD execs have been pitching Apple on the chipmaker's upcoming product roadmap, and that the two parties are in "advanced discussions" about putting AMD inside some Apple products.
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Apple which is famous for sending lawyers around claiming that Steve Jobs invented the 'I' has been told that the letter of the alphabet really is prior art.
The Australian trademarks tribunal has told Apple to go forth and multiply when it tried to stop a small company from trademarking the name DOPi for use on its laptop bags and cases for Apple products. Apple argued that the DOPi name, which is iPod spelt backwards, was too similar to its own proprietary MP3 player.
Apple's ban on sexy apps -- more than 5000 apps were removed from the app store over the weekend because they contained "overtly sexual content" -- has been making headlines, mostly because of the selectivity of the removal.
While Apple removed such risqué apps as Strip Simon and Video Strip Poker, apps from big-name companies such as Sports Illustrated and Playboy remain in the App Store -- the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit App is even featured on the front page.
Apple attempted to explain its app double-standard in an interview with the New York Times.
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