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Temporary Hold Placed On AppleID Password Resets
2012-08-08 11:25:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Following Mat Honan´s harrowing tale of having his accounts hacked and digital life wiped clean, Apple has said it is suspending over-the-air AppleID password resets for at least the next 24 hours. Apple ordered their support staff on Tuesday to stop taking requests for passwords changes over the phone, according to employees who spoke with Wired.com. Rather than use a brute force attack to break into Honan´s...

Amazon Instant Video Comes To The iPad
2012-08-01 13:38:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just one day after they updated their cloud player, making it a worthy competitor against Apple´s iTunes Match, Amazon has made another push into the Apple-sphere, releasing their Amazon Instant Video app for iPad on the App Store. The free app popped up in the store Wednesday morning and allows Amazon Prime subscribers the ability to stream Amazon´s entire Instant Video library on their iPad. Furthermore, the app...

Apple Asks For Testimony Of Amazon Exec In Appstore Case
2012-07-28 08:20:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Apple filed legal documents last week asking a court to order an Amazon executive to testify regarding the online retailer's use of the term "app store," various media outlets reported. On Thursday, Jeff John Roberts of GigaOm said that the filing also alleges that the Seattle, Washington-based e-commerce giant was intentionally using the term "Amazon Appstore" in relation to their Kindle Fire tablet computer in order to confuse...

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2012-07-23 21:18:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple and the Department of Justice have been exchanging harsh words in the ongoing ebook price-fixing investigation. In May, Apple accused the DOJ of siding “with monopoly, rather than competition” when they sued Apple and 6 other publishers for allegedly adjusting their prices to beat out Amazon´s $9.99 e-book price point. Today, the DOJ has released a document, calling Apple´s actions...

PC And Mac Sales Down Both Domestically And Globally
2012-07-15 08:36:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The global computer market continued its downward trend during the second quarter of 2012, marking the seventh consecutive quarter that the industry had experienced either a loss or modest growth. According to Ian Sherr of the Wall Street Journal, research firms Gartner and International Data Corporation (IDC) reported a 0.1% decline in shipments of personal computers. In terms of actual units, those figures represent hundreds of...

Amazon Smartphone Rumors Heating Up
2012-07-06 15:17:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When done right, smartphones can be big business. Apple, notorious for their profit margins, is able to earn quite a bit of money from their iPhones. As it turns out, ebooks and other forms of digital content are also big business. Amazon has been able to do very well with their Kindle e-readers and have even taken a gamble by selling their 7-inch tablet at a loss in hopes to sell more ebooks, music and videos. Amazon´s...

Amazon Gains Mapping With UpNext Acquisition, Will Location Follow?
2012-07-03 14:10:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new purchase for Amazon may just give the online retailer and maker of the Amazon Kindle what it wants: Location, location, location. Amazon acquired 3D map tech startup firm UpNext, for an undisclosed sum. The New York-based UpNext, which is comprised solely of four founding members, has built apps with 3D mapping for the iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire. To date, the company has mapped 50 cities, with enhanced details in 23...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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