Apple Seemingly Cracking Down On ‘Scammy’ Subscription Apps

On Monday, a TechCrunch report named a number of apps that seemingly manipulate Apple’s subscription pricing mechanism to the disadvantage of users. In many cases, “scammers” take advantage of Apple’s subscription mechanism, which allows developers to provide free trials that automatically convert to monthly agreements. Specifically, unscrupulous app makers are using a “dark pattern,” intentionally… Read More »

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

Allen died in Seattle two weeks after revealing a return to treatment for the cancer he had fought into remission nine years ago. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1982, a disease that prompted his departure from Microsoft in 1983. One of the richest people on earth, Allen is best known for co-founding Microsoft… Read More »

CVS Pharmacy Now Accepting Apple Pay In Stores

Using Apple Pay, CVS customers can now pay for their items on compatible iPhones and Apple Watches, by placing the devices close to a near field communication (NFC) payment terminal at checkout. In a marketing email being sent out to customers, Apple encourages shoppers to check out at CVS with its mobile wallet: Get your… Read More »

Apple’s Dual-Camera iPhones Subject Of New Patent Lawsuit

Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the suit names plaintiffs Yanbin Yu and Zhongxuan Zhang, who allege Apple’s dual-camera solution is in infringement of a noted invention the pair developed in 1999. U.S. Patent No. 6,611,289 for “Digital cameras using multiple sensors with multiple lenses” details methods for improving… Read More »

Apple’s iPhone Network Provisioning Tech Target Of Patent Lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on Monday, Uniloc claims Apple infringes on an assigned patent detailing the configuration of a device when it initially connects to a wireless network. Specifically, U.S. Patent No. 6,856,616 for a “System and method for providing service provider configurations for… Read More »