Boston University wants a court to block sales of Apple's iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air because it alleges that Apple infringed a patent held by one of its professors, the Boston Herald is reporting.
Two weeks after Apple launched the first beta version of its new iOS 7 mobile operating system, the company released beta version 2, which brings support for both the regular iPad tablet and its Mini counterpart. The first beta supported only the iPhone and iPod touch.
Rdio is opening up its fledgling Vdio streaming video service to all consumers in the U.S. and the U.K. Vdio access was previously limited to premium Rdio subscribers.
Microsoft is extending its signature Office productivity suite to Apple's iOS, enabling Office 365 subscribers to access, view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the go.
Apple iOS devices are vulnerable to malware injection through their charging ports, according to researchers Billy Lau, Yeongjin Jang and Chengyu Song. Currently scheduled to present their findings at Black Hat 2013 conference in July, the trio will unveil their proof of concept power charger built using a BeagleBoard.
While Apple's iPad represented 50 percent of all tablets shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013, Google's Android is poised to pull ahead of iOS in the months ahead, market intelligence firm ABI Research reports.
It's a foregone conclusion that tablets are going to supplant PCs sooner or later, but just how soon it's going to happen may surprise you. Tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7 percent in 2013 to 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units a year ago, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC.
Tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7 percent year-over-year in 2013 to reach 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units a year ago, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC. At the current rate of growth, tablet shipments are on pace to eclipse those of portable PCs by the end of 2013 and will surpass both desktop and portable PC shipments by 2015.
Mailbox, the buzzed-about messaging app acquired by Dropbox in March, is expanding native functionality from Apple's iPhone to its iPad tablet with the release of its latest update.
Square is now processing more than $15 billion in payments on an annualized basis, up from $10 billion six months ago. The figure excludes transactions completed by coffeehouse chain Starbucks, which began allowing consumers to pay for purchases via the Square Wallet application for iOS and Android late last year.