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Microsoft’s ‘iPhone Killer’ Secret Prototype Stolen in Barcelona

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

One of Microsoft’s new prototypes, which was loaded with “tons” of top-secret software, features and early bugs was pick-pocketed from an unnamed executive in Barcelona, a city known for having the best thieves in the world.

Telegraph reports: But within hours of announcing the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, [...]

Apple Sues German Website Over ‘Misuse’ of iPhone Imagery

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to a German website that sells iPhone 3G’s independent of a Simlock or T-Mobile contract, as well as a $2,271 bill for legal costs surrounding the misuse of Apple’s own iPhone imagery.
3Gstore.de is an online store based out of Germany that sells iPhone 3G’s. By importing these [...]

Another Fake Steve Jobs Heart Attack Rumor Published Online

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Wired.com’s open image viewer had been used today in another disgraceful attempt to spread false rumors about Apple CEO Steve Jobs going into cardiac arrest.
Apparently, even amidst all of the incredibly heated reports regarding Jobs’ health, some people thought it would be amusing to post more fake rumors about the CEO going into cardiac arrest. [...]

Leaked Image Shows Apple Destroying Macs In Warehouse

Friday, January 16th, 2009

A factory worker going by the fake name James Johnston has leaked an image of what allegedly seems to be perfectly fine “looking” Apple equipment being compacted and smashed in a warehouse in Sydney, Australia.
The report which first showed up on apcmag.com, claims that most of the macs shown in the image are in working [...]

No Steve Jobs Keynote, But The Show Must Go On!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Apple has officially announed that CEO Steve Jobs will not be giving the opening keynote at the upcoming Macworld expo in January, as well as this being their last year at the expo in general.
Despite some recent comments regarding Jobs’ appearance at Macworld, it has been confirmed that he will not be giving his traditional [...]

Grand Opening: Apple Store Munich, Images and Video

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

A huge crowd celebrated the opening of Apple’s new retail store in Germany today. The “Apple Store, Rosenstraße,” is Apple’s first retail store in the country.
Prior to the store’s official opening, Apple had a pattern splattered across the facade of the building resembling the Bavarian flag, only with blue iPod nanos. As previously explained, T-Mobile [...]

iFund’s $100M Database Leaks Onto The Web

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Hosting company Meteora Technologies Group has accidentally leaked Kleiner Perkins’s $100 million iFund Database information onto the internet. With a text editor, the file can be easily read.

The information was quickly indexed by Google, and found in a search by Fruxx.
The iFund is a $100 million fund used to invest in digital startups that have [...]

Unlocked 32GB iPhone Mistakenly Sold Outside Apple’s NYC Flagship

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Apparently an unauthorized reseller is marketing a 32GB unlocked iPhone only a few blocks away from Apple’s flagship NYC retail store.
As you can imagine, the reseller is clearly mistaken and the 32GB “unlocked” iPhone being displayed is false. The reseller happens to be only a few blocks from Apple’s flagship retail store in NYC, [...]

Steve Jobs Sends High School Student Free Software

Monday, November 24th, 2008

A high school student recently wrote Apple CEO Steve Jobs an email asking for a discounted version of Final Cut Studio 2. Instead of giving the kid the discount, Jobs forwarded the email onto a colleague and sent a free copy of the video editing software the kid’s way.
The student is a long-time Gizmodo reader [...]

Apple Misspells ‘Catagories’ Tab In iPhone Software Update 2.2

Friday, November 21st, 2008

An eagle eyed Macworld reader spotted a significant typo in Apple’s iPhone Software Update 2.2.
It seems that Apple released the update with the “Categories” tab accidentally spelled “Catagories.” Not a major roadblock, but quite ironic for a company that neurotically obsesses over perfection. As Macworld hilariously points out, it was Scott Forstall, Apple’s vice president [...]

Latest App Store Victim: CastCatcher by Return7

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Apple has rejected an application called CastCatcher by Return7. The application allows you to stream radio directly onto your Phone. Apple claims that the application is transferring excessive volumes of data over the cellular network, essentially using too much bandwidth.
MacBlogz has contacted Amro Mousa, co-founder of Return7. He has been very helpful in recounting [...]

Apple (AAPL) Has More Cash Than Microsoft

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Microsoft recently its first quarter revenue report, and deep within the documents, is a pretty astonishing fact. Based on the most recent information from both companies, Apple (AAPL) has more cash than Microsoft.

VentureBeat points out that while Apple closed the quarter with $24.5 billion in the bank, Microsoft is hovering around $20.7 billion when [...]

Teenager Was Behind False Steve Jobs Heart Attack Rumor [Update]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The SEC has pinpointed an eighteen year old kid as being the person responsible for posting a fake rumor about Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffering a heart attack.

While we new the SEC had begun investigating the incident, the intentions behind the fake rumor have been unclear. Many believed it to be a stock scam, while [...]

The End All Be All of a Fanboy’s Dream Ride

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Looking to tap into the the heart of every Apple Fanboy’s fantasy, Hyundai Motors America and RIDES Magazine have teamed up to form the ultimate mobile computing experience by tricking out a custom Hyundai Genesis, set to be unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show next month.

Dubbed the RIDES Digital Genesis, [...]

MacDailyNews Posts a Comprehensive List of iPhone Haters, Enjoy

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Our dear friends at MacDailyNews posted an extremely interesting article yesterday.

Following statements on the iPhone’s blockbuster success made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, MDN has compiled a rather comprehensive list of some infamous iPhone naysayers.
READ → MacDailyNews

[Update] Psystar Advertising Open Computer Through Google Ads

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

While the drama between Apple and Psystar continues, with the latest being both companies moving towards an “Alternative Dispute Resolution.” Psystar has found it appropriate to advertise their “Open Computer,” (which happens to run OS X, and also happens to be what both companies are battling over) through a series of Google Ad Campaigns.
While browsing [...]

SEC Investigating False Steve Jobs Heart Attack Rumor

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

This morning a false report hit the web via CNN’s iReport that Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffered a massive heart attack. The report was categorically denied, but not before hammering Apple’s stock price down to their lowest closing price in 52 weeks. Fortunately, the SEC has announced that they are investigating the fraudulent report.

It’s no [...]

Apple Denies Steve Jobs Heart Attack Rumor: Simply Not True

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

This morning a CNN iReport poster reported that Steve Jobs had been rushed to the Emergency Room after a severe heart attack. Apple has categorically denied the false report.

“Citizen journalism” apparently just failed its first significant test. A CNN iReport poster reported this morning that Steve Jobs had been rushed to the ER after [...]

Violent Criminals Target Shiny Apple Products in Malicious Crimes

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

How could anyone forget the footage Macblogz released on June 20th, 2008, showing a young man being beaten on a public bus to hand over his first generation iPhone. As reported today, it appears violence over coveted Apple technology still exists and perhaps could be running rampant.

According to one report, a 62-year-old women in Annapolis, [...]

Best Buy: We Over-price iPhone 3G Accessories Because We Can

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Apple has recently begun selling the iPhone 3G at Buy Buy locations across the country. Unfortunately, the big box retailer is severely over-pricing certain accessories.

Who does Best Buy think they are? As the first U.S. independent retailer authorized to sell the iPhone 3G (outside of Apple and AT&T stores) you think they would [...]