iPhoneRoot.com       

News tagged ‘Amazon’


Authorized Biography of Steve Jobs to Debut October 24th





stevejobscovertiteled

AllThingsD reports that Simon & Schuster has rescheduled release of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs to October 24th. The previous date of release was November 21st.

The fully authorized by Steve Jobs book is based on over 40 interviews with Jobs and interviews with over 100 of his friends and family members and will include full details on Steve Job’s life. The Wall Street Journal reports that Isaacson last interviewed Jobs four weeks ago. At that moment Jobs already knew that he would die soon. The last interview will be included in the book. Of course, the book causes a great interest of Apple fans. Since yesterday the book orders on Amazon has increased by 40,000%.




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 7th, 2011. 12:33

Amazon announced iPad killer: Kindle Fire



kindle-fire

Today Amazon announced their tablet called Kindle Fire. It has 7" IPS display, custom android OS, weights 413g, has 8Gb of storage, Wifi. Unfortunately it does not have 3G. The price is attractive though - $199. Shipments start November 15.

We are not sure that this device can be a real iPad killer. However it will definitely compete with other Android tablets, like Blackberry Playbook, HP Touchpad and others.

More specs:


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment, read comments [3]

Apple joins coalition lobbying for electronic privacy rights



ddp

Apple has joined the Digital Due Process coalition, which is focused on pressing Congress to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

ECPA was passed by Congress in 1986, before the World Wide Web was even invented and when cell phones were still a rarity. Yet to this day, ECPA is the primary law governing how and when law enforcement can access personal information and private communications stored by communications providers like Google, Facebook, your cell phone company or your ISP.

The aim of the Digital Due Process group is to "simplify, clarify, and unify the ECPA  standards, providing stronger privacy protections for communications and associated data in response to changes in technology and new services and usage patterns, while preserving the legal tools necessary for government agencies to enforce the laws, respond to emergency circumstances and protect the public." Digital Due Process highlights email, mobile location, cloud computing and social networking as new technologies that need to be included in the law. Other coalition members include Amazon, Intel, AT&T, Google and many more.




|
   

Leave a comment, read comments [1]

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, September 24th, 2011. 0:19

French Newspapers Teamed Up To Negotiate With Apple



ios-5-newsstand

Reuters reports that eight French publishers, including sports daily L’Equipe and newspaper Le Figaro, teamed up to strengthen their bargaining power in negotiations with Apple over digital content distributions. The publishers are dissatisfies with Apple’s too high commission of 30% and tight control over magazines and newspapers on iPad.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011. 1:15

Kensington Announced Two New Security Products For iPad And iPhone



bungee-air-for-iphone

Kensington has announced a couple of security products for iPhone and iPad including lock mechanism SecureBack and intergrated alarm case BungeAir for iPhone.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Thursday, September 15th, 2011. 20:19

Apple Is Going To Launch Updated AirPort Express



apple-airport-express

According to AppleInsider's report, Apple is going to launch an updated version of wireless base station AirPort Express. A source reports that Apple is now finishing development of its AirPort Utility 5.6 software which includes references to the AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation).


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011. 19:03

New QuickBooks For Mac 2012 Includes More Than 50 Enhancements



quickboods

Today Intuit announced that the QuickBooks for Mac 2012, financial management software for small businesses, was enhanced for OS X Lion. Over fifty new features were added to the software, including vendor and customer history panels, transaction list, improved search with filters and keywords. The software will be put on sale September 26 as a digital version for download on the Apple’s and Intuit’s online store, Amazon.com and other retail stores at $230 for a single user. Boxed versions will be available from October 9.




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011. 19:47

Amazon Plans To Launch Tablets For “Hundreds Less” Than iPad



tablets amazon

As New York Post reports (via BGR), Amazon is preparing to release the rumored Android-based tablets that will cost “hundreds less” than $499 current base model of iPad 2. It is likely that “hundreds less” implies $299.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Sunday, August 28th, 2011. 0:35

webOS Runs On iPad 2 Twice As Fast As On The TouchPad



hp_touchpad_and_apple_ipadThe Next Web reports that Hewlett-Packard engineers have tested webOS on iPad and to their dismay they found out that webOS runs on Apple’s hardware more than twice as fast as on the TouchPad hardware.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Class-action Suit Filed Against Apple and 5 Book Publishers Over E-book Pricing



ibooks

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple and 5 of the 6 major book publishers: Hachette, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Shuster. The lawsuit claims that they "colluded to increase prices for popular e-book titles to boost profits and force e-book rival Amazon to abandon its pro-consumer discount pricing."

From the lawsuit:

In November 2007, Amazon revolutionized the book publishing industry by releasing the Kindle, a handheld digital reader for electronic books or “eBooks.” A major economic advantage to eBook technology is its potential to massively reduce distribution costs historically associated with brick-and-mortar publishing. But publishers quickly realized that if market forces were allowed to prevail too quickly, these efficiency enhancing characteristics would rapidly lead to lower consumer prices, improved consumer welfare, and threaten the current business model and available surplus (profit margins). So, faced with disruptive eBook technology that threatened their inefficient and antiquated business model, several major book publishers, working with Apple Inc. (“Apple”), decided free market competition should not be allowed to work – together they coordinated their activities to fight back in an effort to restrain trade and retard innovation. The largest book publishers and Apple were successful.

This lawsuit alleges that as a "direct result of this anticompetitive conduct as intended by the conspiracy, the price of eBooks has soared" and "bring claims under federal and state antitrust laws to enjoin the illegal conduct and to obtain damages."




|
   

Leave a comment, read comments [2]

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011. 20:13

Swedish Carrier Three Sells iPhone 3GS At Bargain Price



Three

Currently Three in Sweden offers a fire sale of iPhone 3GS. The offer includes free iPhone 3GS and a plan of 99 Kroners per month ($15.42), amounting to about $370 for the full contract, which does not takes into account minutes and the unlimited Internet traffic that is throttled after 1GB.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Apple May Soon Launch New iTunes Replay Service



apple-tv-640

Recently AppAdvice announced that Apple is going to launch a new service called iTunes Replay:

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by SimplyMax

Friday, August 5th, 2011. 19:38

Amazon Removed External Links From Its Kindle App



Kindle app

This week Amazon updated its Kindle app for iOS in order to meet Apple’s in-app purchase terms and keep its place in the App Store. Apart from removing links to the Kindle Store, new update introduced about 100 newspaper and magazine subscriptions for iOS.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Amazon Tablet Will Recognize Only Two Fingers At Once



pinch-zoom

It was reported that a rumored Android-powered Amazon tablet will  be released by September. The main known fact is that Amazon tablet will incorporate a low-cost touch panel that is capable to recognize two fingers at the same time instead of ten fingers capability found in top-grade tablets like the iPad.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Foxconn To Produce Tablets For Amazon



Amazon tabletDigiTimes, Taiwanese trade publication, cites industry sources that said that the largest contract maker of gadgets in the world Foxconn will manufacture a rumored Amazon’s tablet powered by Android. They claim that the tablet will boast a 10.1-inch display and its shipments will begin in 2012. Quanta Computer, another Asian contract manufacturer, has already started shipments of a smaller 7-inch gadget to Amazon, the report writes.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011. 11:38