For 13 years, Coca-Cola has held the number one spot for Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report. This year, for the first time in the report’s history, someone else has move into that top spot. That someone is Apple. To make matters worse for Coca-Cola, and to add heat to Apple’s fire, Google has jumped to the number two spot on the list.
Thanks to a recent ruling of a class-action lawsuit, every single person who purchased a first-generation iPad Wi-Fi + 3G will be eligible to receive $40 from Apple and every person who bought the 2010 iPad 3G, but didn’t sign up with AT&T will receive a discount on a 5GB data plan for up to a year.
According to Gigaom, after AT&T abruptly ended the unlimited data plan option for iPads in June 2010, a lawsuit was file against Apple and offending data carrier. The lawsuit accused the companies of “pulling a bait-and-switch” by enticing consumers to purchase the pricier iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model and then discontinuing the unlimited service shortly after the device was made available to the public.
The U.S. District Court in San Jose ruled that Apple must pay $40 to everyone who bought or ordered an iPad 3G before June 7, 2010. Additionally, iPad buyers who did not sign up with AT&T will get a $20 per month discount on the 5GB plan for up to a year.
Bullying isn’t something that only happens in grade school and a judge in Texas seems to be content looking the other way when it comes to Lodsys patents. The most recent news in a series of events over the past several years is that the motion filed by Apple which challenged Lodsys’ efforts to claim .575 percent of certain app revenues has been dismissed by Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
The weekend is over and a new workweek has begun. At least there are a whole lot of new apps and games to keep us occupied while we pretend to be working. Each week Apple gives an award to an app or game (sometimes both) that is considered particularly special for one reason or another. Last week, Apple gave the spotlight to the sequel to the sci-fi themed version of the most popular game in the App Store, Star Wars Angry Birds 2. May the Pork be With You.
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 97% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 90% off so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
Every once in a while a product comes along that is worth noticing not because it’s a great deal or because it does something that no one else is doing, but because it is both creative and impactful. That is exactly what I thought when I read about Concrete Mode, a company that is in the business of repurposing used cement bags into something new.
A friend of mine once said that if mobile devices on airplanes were really dangerous then terrorists would simply fly around with their phones on. As it turns out they aren’t as dangerous as perviously thought and the FAA is reportedly close to lifting some of the in flight restrictions.
A source close to the situation told the Associated Press that a 28 member FAA advisory committee has voted for change. While the committee has no official authority to change policy, they are influential and their recommendation is likely to make a difference.
While it is possible to assume that Apple will launch a gold colored tablet this fall, it didn’t seem likely since we hadn’t seen any leaked images to make us believe it was true. Until today. According to Chinese language Do News, the iPad mini will be available in Gold. Plus, the oh-so-popular and much talked about Sonny Dickson claims to know that the smaller sized tablet will come in silver, gold, and Space Gray.
Considering the fact that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest school district in the nation and what some would call a “taste maker” for future programs, it appears that district-wide implementation of iPads might be dead in the water if LAUSD does not do something to cure its security ailments. Yesterday, we told you about 300 students in the District who essentially hacked their iPads to gain access to unauthorized websites. The L.A. Times recently reported that the District also “misplaced” 71 Apple tablets.