With the news of the 15-year-old worker dying at the Pegatron factory which makes the iPhone 5c, attention is once again turning to worker treatment at Apple’s suppliers/contract manufacturers. The news in this case is that Foxconn Technology Group — … Read more ›
Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News, L2 Apple iPhone supplier Pegatron is working to automate certain dangerous tasks in a bigger effort to improve labor conditions in its Shanghai factories. Meanwhile, in the country ofShow More Summary
Apple has responded to a China Labor Watch report, suggesting that working conditions at an Apple contract manufacturer did not cause the death of a 15-year-old worker. Reuters reports the company sent independent medical experts to Pegatron to investigate, and found that the pneumonia death of Shi Zhaokun was unrelated to working conditions. Show More Summary
This news is real, and it's spectacular. Apple TV just added four new channels/apps: Crackle, Bloomberg, Watch ABC and KORTV. Crackle's lineup includes hundreds of movies and TV shows, including the Will Ferrell movie "Step Brothers,"...Show More Summary
Samsung lost a bid to ban older iPhones and iPads in a South Korean court on Thursday, Reuters reports. A court dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple infringed on three Samsung mobile patents. The iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and second-generation iPad were among the devices ruled not to violate mobile messaging patents. Show More Summary
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A court in Seoul has ruled that Apple did not violate three patents owned by Samsung, in the latest legal sparring between the two smartphone giants. ABC News reports that... Keep reading ?
Beginning today, Bloomberg TV is available on Apple TV. The app provides a live feed of the network, as well as on-demand videos, GigaOM reports. A live feed of News Corp.’s Sky News is also available on Apple TV. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is joining the Washington Post’s opinion section as a monthly columnist. Show More Summary
Anyone who has ever clicked the tab on The Packer news site to see what stories are getting the “most comments” would find that the fairly innocuous story headlined “Arctic apple comment period extended” is in the top slot with a whopping 55 reader comments.
Cupertino’s set-top box, the Apple TV, has received quite a lot of new content partners this year. Apple isn’t done adding new partners, Apple TV has now received a couple of new apps from content partners. There’s a Watch ABC app through which users can stream content from local ABC affiliates. Show More Summary
Bloomberg TV launched live and on-demand video on Apple TV Wednesday, and now wants to bring its service to other smart TV platforms.
Apple continues adding new channel partners to its Apple TV hardware, and now it's rolling out four new ones today (via 9to5Mac), including Watch ABC for streaming local ABC affiliate content, Crackle for movies and TV, and KOR TV, a Korean language channel. Show More Summary
Apple has pushed out another quiet but major content update for the Apple TV, adding four additional channels. While availability of the new content channels varies between countries, U.S. Apple TV users now have access to the ABC television network, Bloomberg, Crackle, and 16 different Korean television channels in KORTV. Show More Summary
Following Apple’s steady release of new content and features for its existing Apple TV platform in recent months, this week it adds yet another as Bloomberg becomes the first channel to live stream business news 24/7 to Apple TV customers. We spoke with Bloomberg’s head of mobile Oke Okaro who told us all about the […]
Today in Tech News Digest, Apple patents curves, Nokia’s new Android handset is revealed, Dell joins the Chromebook party, Twitter is named the best technology company to work for, Google opens Street View to everyone, Mad Catz releases its Android console, and the Department of Defense releases games designed to find software bugs. Show More Summary
One of Apple’s product manufacturers is in the news again for workers’ rights violations — and this time it’s not Foxconn. Instead the company being investigated is Taiwanese manufacturing firm Pegatron, which earlier this year undercut Foxconn to “steal” a … Read more ›
The Williamsburg Restaurant Rumor Mill is churning in high gear today with news of four new potential eateries opening within the neighborhood in the near future. The Real Deal buried the lede in a piece on a new Apple Store possibly...Show More Summary
Apple has hired a top traditional radio executive to help make advertising deals for iTunes Radio, Ad Age reports. Michael Pallad, formerly of Cumulus Media, is now leading international ad sales for iTunes Radio. The report notes that...Show More Summary
Publishing analytics startup Parse.ly has released a report highlighting the top screen sizes on which its customers' readers are consuming news content. Desktops and laptops still dominate overall, but Apple is king of the mobile devices.