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Apple no longer in top 20 “Most Trusted Companies for Privacy”

Ponemon Institute LLC has just posted its 2012 “Most Trusted Companies for Privacy” list, an independent research study on, as the name suggests, the trust in companies for the privacy practices. For the last 3 years, Apple has made an appearance on this list, but, as you can see above, it failed to make the list this year; just barely though, coming in…

500px is back in the App Store

  After some controversy over nude photos being found within the 500px app, which caused its immediate pulling from the App Store, the application is back. The announcement was broken via the @500px Twitter, and then was followed up on TechCrunch: The app returns with an age-gate warning, advising that the content in the app is for 17+…

Rumor: Q1 2013 iPad mini shipments to reach 12 million

  Things are looking bright for iPad mini production, according to a new report out of CCIDNet. Citing sources in the industry, it claims that iPad mini sales for Q1 2013 are going to be around 11-12 million total. That would be good news, as supply for the little tablet has been short up until recently, indicating an improvement in supply…

‘A Bite Out of Apple’ infographic details Cupertino’s spending, income and iPad/iPhone costs

I love a good infographic, especially when it contains information I wasn’t aware of. ‘A Bite Out of Apple’ details our favorite fruit company’s spending habits. From iPhone manufacturing cost and profit margin to the annual marketing budget and how much it spends on lobbying. Originally posted over at Master Business Administration, it’s a very detailed…

BlackBerry PlayBook outselling the new iPad in UK channel sales?

Here’s a phrase I never thought I’d type, ever: the BlackBerry PlayBook is outselling the iPad with Retina in the UK. At least, according to Context, a distribution specialist company which monitors sales through its channels. Having counted up all the numbers sold through its channels over the last two months of 2012, the company noted that the 4th…

128GB iPad 4 confirmed: on sale from Feb. 5th costing $799/$929

We’ve been reading rumors of a 128GB iDevice this week – specifically the 4th generation iPad. Code found within the iOS 6.1 software update virtually confirmed it following a rumor from one of 9to5Mac’s sources initially sparked conversation. Turns out the rumors were absolutely bang on the money. Apple has just announced via a press release that…