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Apple ordered to pay $533 million in patent trial

Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million in damages after a federal jury found that the company’s iTunes software was found to infringe upon patents held by Texas-based Smartflash LLC, reports Bloomberg. The patents in question were said to have been used without permission by third-party apps available through Apple’s App Store. Smartflash was…

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe joins Apple

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe is leaving the broadcaster for Apple in March, reports BBC News. After more than a decade with the Beeb, the popular DJ, presenter, and music producer — who hosted the station’s flagship new music show for the majority of his time there — is joining Apple in an unspecified role. Zane said: “I want to thank everyone at…

Opinion: Apple is about to dominate streaming music

Apple might be late to the streaming music party, but that doesn’t mean the company won’t succeed in the market. In fact, quite the opposite. There were plenty of smartphones before the iPhone, plenty of tablets before the iPad, and you can bet that Apple Watch is going to trounce earlier wearables when it arrives in a couple of months. Apple has…

The TiP Weekly: Bumper 2014 retrospective/2015 speculation edition

It’s the first weekend of 2015 and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! We took a short break over the holidays — and how you all did too! — but we’re back this week with a bumper edition of the Weekly catching you up on all of Apple news from the last two weeks. As you know, tech moves fast and it can be hard to…

I is for iTunes: Bono not sorry for free U2 album release

Remember iTunesgate/U2gate/Songs-of-Innocence-gate? Well, it turns out that, on reflection, U2 frontman Bono was not all that impressed with the negative public reaction to the band’s free album landing in every iTunes user’s library. In a personal look-back at 2014 posted on U2′s site, Bono lavishes praise on Apple and its efforts in music while…

2015: What does Apple have in store?

2015 is upon us! While 2014 was an incredibly important year in Apple’s history, we know the company does not plan on slowing down this year. We take a look at everything Apple has in store for 2015 — from the rumors to the dead certs — in order to see what the Apple landscape will look like over the next twelve months. Let’s dive in… Apple…

Apple declined to stream ‘The Interview’ on iTunes, reports NYT

Apple declined to stream Sony Pictures’ controversial film ‘The Interview’ on iTunes, according to a report by The New York Times. After Sony opted to cancel the film’s theatrical release following threats from North Korean hackers, the studio is said to have contacted Apple about the possibility of hosting ‘The Interview’ on iTunes. Apple was not…