News tagged ‘Lion’
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In February Apple announced its plans to construct a new data center on a lot of 160 acres in Prinviille, Oregon, and in April it was reported that Apple agreed to invest $250 million in the facilities.
Now The Associated Press
Apple’s tablets are far ahead of their competitors in a market with nearly out of every four tablet computers purchased around the world last quarter were iPads. During the previous quarter Apple sold 17 million iPad 2s and third-generation iPads that made up 69.6% of all tablet shipments, more than seven times that of its closest rival Samsung, which managed to ship 2.254 million Galaxy Tabs. Apple's 44% jump in iPad shipments was nearly enough to boost the Cupertino-based company back to an all-time high of 70% global tablet market share it achieved during the first quarter of 2011, according to research firm iSuppli.
The patent dispute between Samsung and Apple continued to yield interesting information, with the latest data
The FTC has officially announced that Google has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million penalty to settle the case related to the circumvention of privacy settings in Safari. Google took advantage of a loophole in Safari's privacy settings designed to prevent placement of third-party cookies by default, using invisible web forms to trick Safari into thinking that users had interacted with Google's ads and thus allowing cookies to be placed on the device.
Ars Technica carried out a number of tests showing that Apple's new operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is draining batteries significantly faster than the previous OS X Lion. The test unit lost some 38 percent of runtime after having installed Mountain Lion. The test was conducted a number of times, each using the same applications under what was described as a "daily workload." Being used actively were Safari, Chrome, Twitter, iChat, TextEdit, Photoshop, Mail and Outlook.
Phil Schiller took the stand today, describing Apple's development of the iPhone and iPad at a time when few believed the company could shake up the mobile industry, offering a bit of insight into the history of the iPhone. AllThingsD posted a summary of Schiller's comments.
People suggested all kinds of things Apple could do, Schiller recalled: “Make a camera, make a car, crazy stuff.”
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The New York Times
“There is no guarantee that the two companies, which are not in negotiations at the moment, will come to an agreement. But the earlier talks are a sign that they may form a stronger partnership amid intensifying competition from the likes of Google and Facebook”.
Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store last Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard has been downloaded more than 3 million times in its first four days, the company announced on Monday.
In the legal fight between Apple and Samsung, Best Buy told that it was processing Galaxy Tab returns from unhappy customers who thought they were getting an iPad. To prove its words, Best Buy submitted to the court the emails, internal memos and other evidence documents.
The analytics firm Chitika reports that just over 48 hours after launch, OS X Mountain Lion is already accounting for over 3% of web traffic coming from the Mac platform.
“Moreover, based on Apple’s June 2012 announcement that there are currently 66 million Mac users in the wild, we can infer that 2.11 million Mac users downloaded OS X Mountain Lion in the past 48 hours,” Chitika said. “Using this figure, if we assume that 90 percent of these users paid to upgrade, OS X Mountain Lion generated $38 million in revenue for Apple in the past 48 hours.”
Reuters reports that Apple has reportedly reached a deal to purchase AuthenTec, a security company best known for creating fingerprint sensors, for $356 million. The acquisition agreement was approved with unanimous consent by AuthenTec's board this week, according to Bezinga. The deal is not yet finalized because it requires approval from the majority of outstanding shares of the company's common stock, among other final steps.