Steve Jobs and Other Apple Directors Sued for Anti-Poaching Scheme

Evidence of Apple's Anti-Poaching Collusion

Evidence of Apple’s Anti-Poaching Collusion

In May, Reuters reported on a settlement between Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe with former employees who claimed the companies were involved in an antitrust violation, this one involving an anti-poaching agreement. Last week, Gigaom reported that the ruling judge in the case, Lucy Koh, rejected the proposed settlement, stating that it was too low. At the time, Gigaom noted that Judge Koh called former Apple CEO Steve Jobs as a central figure in the alleged conspiracy.

This week, we are learning that an Apple shareholder is now suing the company, current CEO Tim Cook, and the estate of Jobs.

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Archie Comics App Offers 100 Free Comics, Subscription-Based Archie Unlimited

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Famous comic book teenager Archie Andrews has been around (and a teenager) for more than 70 years. The first issue of “Archie Comics” came out in 1942 and the main series, as well as dozens of spinoff series, has been going strong ever since. You can still pick up “Archie Digest” and “Betty and Veronica” at most neighborhood grocery stores. However, tracking down early issues is nearly impossible. The Archie Comics app makes it a whole lot easier with thousands of titles dating all the way back to the early days and leading up to the most recent issues.

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Gameloft Launches New Candy Block Breaker, No Tango Account Required

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Last June, Gameloft launched a fun little Breakout style game that required users to have an account with Tango. Sure, the free messaging service is a great thing to have, but not everyone wants or needs it. Those non-Tango users were left in the dust until this week when Gameloft launched a version of the game that doesn’t require any sort of sign in.

Candy Block Breaker is a Breakout style game that features some pretty adorable graphics. There is a candy-munching warthog-like fuzz ball that bounces from a platform covered in foliage. The bricks he breaks are yummy candies that look like they might have come from your grandma’s hidden stash. When you bust open the hard shells, sweet treats will sometimes fall from the sky and give extra points.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Mega Man X

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Mega Man dates all the way back to 1987, when the big-booted jet pack-wearing hero saved us from Dr. Wily for the first time. The game turned into a series, complete with spin-offs and ports galore. In 1993, Mega Man morphed into a second series called Mega Man X, in which about a dozen additional titles were made.

The first in the spinoff series, Mega Man X, launched on Super Nintendo (SNES) in 1993. Now, 21 years later, it is the sole Mega Man title available on the iPad.

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Apple Reprimands Thai Official for Leaked Tweet of Upcoming ‘iPhone 6’

iphone6concept-nano2The media are always spreading rumors about upcoming Apple products, whether it is a leaked photo, purported specs, or claims of delayed production. It happens all year long and Apple never comes out to deny or confirm any of it. However, a recent leak from Thailand’s secretary of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Takorn Tantasith brought an Apple representative out of hiding with a polite slap on the wrist.

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JetBlue Aims to Improve Customer Service by Giving all In-Flight Crewmembers iPad minis

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You may have noticed when you order a drink during a flight that more and more airlines are moving toward the use of digital technology to allow you to pay for it. Instead of requiring cash only, JetBlue crewmembers will soon be able to charge your drink order using an iPad mini.

JetBlue’s new premium service, Mint flights, which is offered to travelers between New York and Los Angeles, will be some of the first to use the iPad mini technology onboard. By April of 2015, all crew members across the airline will be using the device.

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Tom Hanks Releases Manual Typewriter App for iPad

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Actor Tom Hanks has released his first iPad app which is an accurate recreation of three manual typewriters. It could have easily been a gimmicky app that is used once or twice, but this is something different. The attention to detail and the overall aesthetic of Hanx Writer makes this an app you’ll enjoy typing with for hours on end.

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Apple Improves Green Cred – Bans two Toxic Chemicals in iPad and iPhone Manufacturing

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Over the past few years, Apple has made a point to show that they are working to become greener and safer for workers. In 2012, Apple became the first tech company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and earlier this year, Greenpeace applauded the company’s Apple Campus II clean energy design.

One big issue that has come up in the past was the fact that Apple has allowed suppliers to use two very toxic chemicals, benzene and n-hexane, during the manufacturing of iPhones and iPads. Today, Apple announced it would ban the use of the chemicals for production of devices from now on.

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Square Enix Launches Free-to-Play Soccer Management Game Ahead of Official Season

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Around the globe, football fans (called soccer in the U.S.) are getting ready for the biggest season in sports to begin. The Permier League Season starts Aug. 16, but fans can quell their excitement today with Square Enix’s newest sports game, Champ Man 15.

Champ Man 15 is a free-to-play team management game with thousands of players in the club. Manage any one of more than 400 clubs from 23 leagues and customize your player experience. Track your team as they compete for the championship in realistic fast matches specifically designed for iOS.

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Apple’s Phil Schiller Dumps Ice Water on his Head for Charity, Challenges Tim Cook to do the Same

The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been spreading like wildfire across the nation. A person called on the Ice Bucket Challenge can either dump a bucket of ice water on his head (pictures, or it didn’t happen), or donate to the ALS Association to support research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), or both. It has become so popular that the likes of Justin Timberlake, Chris Christie, and Jimmy Fallon have taken up the challenge. Recently, celebrities in the tech world have started making their support of ALS research known.

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