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Apple named top consumer brand in Japan for the first time

Apple took top honors for the first time in an annual brand evaluation survey of consumers by Nikkei BP Consulting, reports "Nikkei.com" (http://macte.ch/TilYd). Scoring 90.5 points for total brand power, Apple jumped to the top sport from 11th place in 2011. In a survey of businesspeople, the U.S.company took second behind Toyota Motor Corp. read … [Read more...]

Tablet owners in Japan, US view their devices differently

Dentsu Innovation Institute (dentsu.co.jp) recently conducted a survey in both Japan and the US, focusing on how users who own digital devices such as tablets and smartphones use multiple devices. The survey found: ° Fifty-one percent of people in Japan consider a tablet to be "closer to a PC." In the US, meanwhile, 57% consider it to be "closer to … [Read more...]

Australian government okays iOS for storing, sharing data

The iPhone, iPad and iOS have been approved by the Australian government to be used for storing and sharing classified government data, reports the "Herald Sun" (http://macte.ch/ctpo9). Mike Burgess, acting director of the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), said the department has led the way in developing means to enable devices running the … [Read more...]

Man sues Apple for overselling Siri’s abilities

Another day, another lawsuit. Another lawsuit has been filed in regards to Siri, Apple's voice activated "personal assistant" that debuted with the iPhone 4S. The new suit, filed this week in a U.S. District Court by a California resident named David Jones argues that Apple oversells Siri's abilities in advertising and TV commercials, reports the … [Read more...]

Overtime changes at Foxconn shouldn’t affect product pricing

Low labor costs and a growing reliance on automation will ensure Apple supplier Foxconn’s newly announced efforts to reduce overtime for its employees and hire extra workers has no effect on product prices, analysts have told the "IDG News Service" (http://macte.ch/lRYqh). read more … [Read more...]

Vote on future SIM card standard delayed

"Les Echos," a French financial daily, says -- as noted by "FOSS Patents" (http://macte.ch/Ywf5f) -- "deep divisions" in the industry over the future SIM card standard made it impossible to reach an agreement at the ETSI meeting that started Thursday and ends Friday. According to the report, the participating companies have failed to reach an … [Read more...]

Apple releases iPhoto 9.2.3

Apple has released iPhoto 9.2.3. According to Apple it improves stability and fixes some bugs. You can obtain iPhoto 9.2.3 via the Software Updates component of the Mac OS X System Preferences app. It's a 256.9MB download. … [Read more...]

Foxconn Workers Express Concern Over Reduced Overtime

Foxconn Workers Express Concern Over Reduced Overtime

In the wake of yesterday's announcement from the Fair Labor Association that it had reached an agreement with Foxconn to reduce the maximum number of working hours for its employees at its Apple production facilities, Reuters reports that Foxconn workers are concerned about the move's impact on their salaries. The concerns come despite assurances … [Read more...]

News: Australian Government certifies iOS device use for classified material

Australian newspaper Herald Sun reports that the Australian Government has given approval for devices running iOS 5 to be used for storing and communicating classified information. The organization responsible for information security within the Australian Department of Defence, the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), has developed a set of policies … [Read more...]

Foxconn’s overtime reduction will not affect product prices, analysts say

Foxconn's overtime reduction will not affect product prices, analysts say

Low labor costs and a growing reliance on automation will ensure Apple supplier Foxconn's newly announced efforts to reduce overtime for its employees won't lead to a corresponding price increase in tech products. … [Read more...]

Apple Clarifies Warranty Coverage Options for Customers in European Union

Apple Clarifies Warranty Coverage Options for Customers in European Union

Late last year, Apple was fined $1.2 million by Italian regulators over its marketing of AppleCare extended warranty services for its products. The regulators ruled that Apple was not adequately disclosing standard two-year consumer protection coverage available under European Union laws. Apple last week lost its appeal of the ruling, although … [Read more...]

News: Nano-SIM vote delayed, RIM claims Apple is misrepresenting delegates

Following reports earlier this week that Apple has offered to grant royalty-free licenses to any and all Apple patents essential to its nano-SIM standard proposal at this week’s Smart Card Platform Plenary meeting, French newspaper Les Echos is reporting (translated link) that the vote on the new standard has been postponed after the parties … [Read more...]

Americans and Japanese Don’t See Eye-to-Eye When it Comes to Tablets

According to a survey conducted by the Dentsu Innovation Institute, iPad and iPhone owners in Japan and America use and think about their iDevices in different and surprising ways. Japan and the United States are both multi-device nations, meaning many of us own smartphones, tablets, and PCs, which we use both separately and in tandem for many … [Read more...]

Pod2g Still Working on iOS 5.1 Jailbreak for A5 Devices

Pod2g Still Working on iOS 5.1 Jailbreak for A5 Devices

iOS jailbreaker pod2g let everyone know today on Twitter that he is still working on an iOS 5.1 jailbreak for A5+ devices, but has no clue when it will be released. He’s “working some hours per week” on finding vulnerabilities. We will keep you updated on his progress here at MacDaddyNews. … [Read more...]

Lab tests: How long will the new iPad’s battery run?

Lab tests: How long will the new iPad's battery run?

The new iPad's battery life matches what Apple claims in some of Macworld Lab's tests. But in all instances, the iPad 2's battery last longer, even though Apple has said the tablets should display similar battery performance. … [Read more...]

Foxconn to Significantly Increase New iPad Production in Q2

During the week of the new iPad’s release, Apple sold more than 3 million of the high resolution tablets, which quickly depleted stock and left new iPad seekers with a week or two wait for a shiny new toy. That two week wait may drop significantly during the second quarter of 2012, as iPad assembler Foxconn is expected to ramp up production with … [Read more...]

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