Steve Jobs House Given A Landmark Status

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Steve Jobs house in Los Altos where he laid the foundations of Apple Computers has finally been declared as a landmark or historical property status. In September, rumors claimed the house would soon become a protected historic sight and today Los Altos Historical Commission has finally done it.

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Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Anti-Poaching Agreement

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Apple set to face a class-action lawsuit against anti-poaching agreement between Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel. The agreement barred the employees of one of these organizations to get hired in another one. This is another addition to the several class-action legal moves taken against Apple.

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Apple iMessage Encryption Claimed To be Insecure

imessage-piracy-vulnerableResearches claim that the iMessage encryption schemes can be easily reversed by the Apple employees if they wanted to, thus blasting away all the piracy of the iOS and OS X iMessage users who trusted Apple when it said that the end-to-end encryption service provided by the app is unbreakable by any means.

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Apple Hires Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts As Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores

apple-hires-burberry-ceoApple hires Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as the Senior Vice President of their Retail and Online Stores departments. Angela Ahrendts will be leaving the fashion industry and start her career at Apple in Spring 2014. Also recently, Apple hires designers of the Nike’s fuel band.

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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple By Employees Over Unpaid Time

class-action-lawsuit filed against apple for unpaid employee timeA Class-Action Lawsuit filed against Apple by one of its Store employees over unpaid time waiting in line. The hourle paid Apple employees have to spend 10-15 extra minutes in the security check-ins other than the hours they spend working at the offices. Recently, Apple got sued over the misleading Breaking Bad pass and this would be the second legal action taken against Apple’s poor decisions.
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Apple Tries To Recruit Fired Blackberry Employees

apple tries to recruit blackberry employeesAfter Blackberry’s announcement of the discharge of 40% of its employees, Apple begin the hunt for the talented workers among them and tried to lure them into Apple. To recruit fired Blackberry employees, Apple hosted a recruitment drive at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre on September 26th. The Blackberry’s decision was based on the disastrous financial conditions it’s running under.

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Adobe to Release ‘Ginger’ iPad App for Presentation

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Adobe is working on a presentation iPad app, Ginger which is similar to MicroSoft’s PowerPoint and Apple’s existing app, Keynote — CNET reports.

According to the Adobe developer team, the app is currently in beta. However, they have not confirmed if the app will be publicly available to download.

There’s some video demos of what the app is capable to do on Ginger’s minisite. Here’s one of the videos:

The presentations consists of an animations narrated with voice and includes background music. It doesn’t seem to be an ‘replacement’ app for presentation, but it seem to complete the whole presenting power of a user. Adobe seem to be aware of reducing the complexity of using the app.

Japanese Court Orders Apple to Pay $3.3 Million Over iPod Click Wheel Patent Infringement

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The Tokyo District Court has ordered Apple Inc. to pay ¥330 million ($3.3 million) in loses to a Japanese investor Norihiko Saito over a patent infringement of click wheel system used on different models of iPod.

Originally, the patent that Saito applied for the company includes a touch wheel button technology that Apple adopted since 2004, the first launch of the iPod.

The click wheel technology contains a circular touch sensor with multiple functionality like fast forwarding and volume controls.

The patent disputed started when Saito filled Tokyo Customs an authoritative warning against iPod imports in 2007. Apple, however, filed suit to confirm the absence of patent infringement. Saito then demanded ¥100 for the damages.

On Thursday, the patent dispute concluded when Saito demanded ¥10 billion followed by 3 failed attempts, the court ordered Apple to pay the invest ¥330 million.