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# apple - Monday 27 January, 2014

Google and Samsung call truce with cross-license patent deal

The agreement between the two companies will cover the firms’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next ten years.

Apple considers developing mobile payments service for physical goods

The company originally planned to create a wallet app in 2012, but backed out after concerns that consumers would blame it for any bad experiences with merchants.

# apple - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Oireachtas launches smartphone app ‘on time’, and ‘within budget’ at €20k

The new mobile app allows users to access contact details for TDs and Senators, and multimedia content from Leinster House.

# apple - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing

The US Federal Trade Commission says that at least $32.5 million will be repaid to US customers after the children bough Apps without parent’s knowledge.

# apple - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitor from ebooks case

The company tried to block the monitor saying he had a personal bias against it.

# apple - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Today everyone’s been talking about a grim discovery in Offaly, Ireland’s bond market return and Ralf Lauren’s niece in a pub courtroom.

Samsung earnings fall as mobile growth slows down

Analysts say that the company’s smartphone business was not as lucrative because of higher marketing costs.

Apple’s App Store sales hits $10 billion in 2013

Consumers spent $1 billion in December alone, making it the store’s best month on record.

# apple - Friday 3 January, 2014

Remember the U2 iPod? That and 9 other Apple product flops

Not everything created at Apple was a home-run hit.

# apple - Monday 23 December, 2013

Apple reaches deal to sell iPhones through China’s largest mobile network

The deal will bring the iPhone range to customers on a network with an estimated 760 million subscribers.

# apple - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Australian watchdog forces Apple to extend warranties

The company was said to have misled a number of customers about its obligation to replace or repair faulty devices.

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# apple - Monday 9 December, 2013

Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws

The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.

# apple - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Buyers’ Guide: Which tablet should you get?

Tablets have grown in popularity since the iPad first appeared in 2010, but which one is right for you?

# apple - Friday 6 December, 2013

Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon

The feature will allow shoppers to scan and pay for certain goods, alert them to upgrades and notify them when an order is ready to be collected.

# apple - Thursday 5 December, 2013

This is how much the iPhone 5S costs around the world

You could be paying anything between €517 to €798 depending on where you’re based.

# apple - Friday 22 November, 2013

“Apple doesn’t own beautiful and sexy” – Samsung lawyer reacts to €215 million award

Apple was yesterday awarded an additional $290 million in damages by a jury after Samsung was found to have infringed on their patents.

# apple - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Have an iPhone? This short film is calling you an idiot Android Forever

# apple - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Explainer: Why did Snapchat turn down Facebook’s $3 billion offer?

Turns out the makers believe it could be worth a whole lot more.

# apple - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From Apple received 5 requests for account information from Ireland Transparency

Apple received 5 requests for account information from Ireland

The firm has released its transparency report, criticising the US gag order on how it reports law enforcement requests.

# apple - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Steve Jobs’ childhood home has been given historical protection Home Page

Steve Jobs’ childhood home has been given historical protection

Jobs built some of his first computers in the house in Los Altos, California.

# apple - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Apple’s earnings fall again despite strong iPhone sales

Apple’s market value has plunged by about 25 per cent, or $160 billion, this year after three straight quarters of contraction.

# apple - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Why don’t the new iPhones have 4G connections in Ireland?

It’s because the super-fast networks are yet to be ‘certified’ by Apple.

# apple - Friday 25 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here’s a genius way to ask someone out using Siri Sirisly Cute

Here’s a genius way to ask someone out using Siri

That’s some smooth robot talking.

# apple - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

From Apple unveils new Macs and thinner iPad Air Apple

Apple unveils new Macs and thinner iPad Air

The company showed off the new products at an event in San Francisco.

Apple removes HMV music app from App Store

The music store say they have been given no explanation why.

# apple - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Closing tax loophole won’t ‘adversely affect’ multinational companies, says ACC

The American Chamber of Commerce and the IDA say that changes in Ireland’s tax residency rules will not affect Ireland’s competitiveness as a location for foreign direct investment.

# apple - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

‘We don’t want to incur any reputational damage’: Noonan on ‘stateless’ companies crackdown

And on our beloved corporation tax, the Minister said: “That’s our business, it can’t be imposed on us, and we’re gonna keep it at 12.5 per cent.”

Apple sends event invites amid rumours of iPad update

“We still have a lot to cover,” said the tech firm.

# apple - Thursday 10 October, 2013

New iPhones available in Ireland from 25 October

Customers can register their interest in the phones but no prices have yet been released by Meteor, eMobile or Vodafone.

# apple - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

US upholds ban on some Samsung devices

The ban had been issued due to patent infringements on Apple products with today’s decision coming as Samsung announced details of their new curved smartphone.

# apple - Friday 4 October, 2013

This woman says she’s voice of Siri – and a voice expert agrees

Susan Bennett who spent a month in a recording studio in July 2005 – but didn’t know what her voice would be used for.

# apple - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge iOS7 making you nauseous? Here’s the solution Motion Sickness

iOS7 making you nauseous? Here’s the solution

Jimmy Kimmel has the answer to all of your woes.

# apple - Saturday 28 September, 2013

These people feel Apple’s iOS 7 is making them ill

Literally. Have you experienced any of these symptoms?

# apple - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge iPhone users fooled by fake ‘waterproof’ update IFail

iPhone users fooled by fake ‘waterproof’ update

Turns out, submerging your iPhone in water isn’t a good idea.

# apple - Monday 23 September, 2013

Why do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone?

This great short film stays up all night to ask that question. “I think you have to be a little crazy to wait in line.”

Review: Is the iPhone 5S worth buying?

From the fingerprint unlock to the unexpectedly amazing slow-motion videos, Niall Harbison assesses whether the iPhone 5S is worth the hype or style over substance.

This computer club claims it has hacked the new iPhone’s fingerprint sensor

Just days after the new iPhone 5S was released it may already have a problem…

# apple - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From Weird Wide Web: GTA nostalgia, a booze-powered computer and a Reddit cult Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: GTA nostalgia, a booze-powered computer and a Reddit cult

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.