Samsung Electronics Co. said it will carry out audits of 105 Chinese companies that are its exclusive suppliers this month.
The move comes after Samsung's audit of a supplier, HEG Electronics, in response to an allegation it used child labor.Continue »
Hackers associated with the group Anonymous claimed to have obtained 12 million Apple unique device identifiers (UDID) from an FBI computer. A faction of the group that call themselves AntiSec posted instruction on how to access 1 million Apple UDIDs on the public bulletin board Pastebin. The group reported the hack via Twitter, using an Anonymous account.
An Apple UDID is a string of numbers and letters that identifies individual iPhones and iPads. The numbers are used to determine which devices are approved for content, including apps in beta tests.Continue »
The websites of the Swedish government, Armed Forces and the Swedish Institute were among those experiencing problems.Continue »
The DNC is creating several opportunities for supporters to engage on social media networks. An official app on Facebook lets users tweet their nominations on Twitter, using the phrase "I nominate Barack Obama because..." and the hashtag #INominateDNC. A DNC 2012 app has been launched for iPhones and Android devices. The app lets users view the convention schedule, explore Charlotte and follow convention tweets.Continue »
The RNC is creating several opportunities for supporters to engage on social networks. An official Facebook app called "Convention Without Walls" lets users tell their stories by submitting photos and videos, which can be submitted via YouTube. A Tampa 2012 mobile app has been launched for iPhones and Android devices. The app lets users view the convention schedule (with events now delayed until Tuesday after Tropical Storm Isaac's threat), explore Tampa, and keep up with tweets from prominent Republicans.
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(CNET) Reports that veteran Hollywood actor Bruce Willis is reportedly looking to take on Apple in a bid to pass on his vast music collection to his children after his death have been disputed. The claims, which were originally reported by The Daily Mail, have apparently been debunked by Willis' wife via Twitter.
According Reuters sources, Amazon is going to integrate Nokia's mapping service instead of Google Maps.
Skipping on Google Maps could just come down to the fact that Amazon doesn't want to promote a competitor's brand on its own device.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Apple's battle at home may be coming to a close, but overseas the computer giant faces tough opposition.
A Tokyo court on Friday dismissed Apple Inc.'s claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent - the latest ruling in the global legal battle between the two technology titans over smartphones.Continue »
The 82-year-old legendary actor and director made an appearance at the RCN to support Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. During a 10-minute improvised speech, Eastwood exchanged words an imaginary President Obama.Continue »
Apple has rejected an iPhone app designed to keep track of fatalities caused by U.S. drone strikes for its "objectionable" content.
The company withheld App Store approval for Drones+, an app that sends text messages to iPhones whenever the media reports casualties resulting from a drone strike and shows users the locations of drone strikes on a Google map.
Japanese electronics company Sharp is behind schedule on the production of screens for Apple's next generation iPhone, according to a report by Reuters, citing sources "familiar with Sharp's production operations."Continue »
(CBS News) The saga of Apple vs. Samsung may not be over anytime soon. This time the South Korean electronics giant is reportedly seeks to cripple Apple by blocking the airways.
According to a recent report by the Korea Times, Samsung says it will "immediately sue Apple" if the company releases a products that uses long-term evolution (LTE) technology.Continue »
That's about to change.
This fall consumers will be able to choose from the widest-yet assortment of smartphone and tablet devices because Microsoft, a company that has been an also-ran in mobile computing for too long, has picked itself off the mat.Continue »