Though Apple has not officially been accused of any wrongdoing yet, congressional investigators have found that the company has avoided paying billions in taxes. This has been done through using tax havens and corporate tax loopholes. Investigators even found that Apple has paid less than their public filings would indicate, saving the company billions of dollars every year from 2009 through 2011.
Apple released a statement by Tim Cook that defends the company. Cook denies charges that Apple used any “tax gimmicks” to avoid paying taxes, and that Apple’s ... more
Yahoo has pushed major updates to its popular photo sharing service Flickr. These updates include a complete redesign as well as a massive 1TB of storage for free users. In terms of the new design, the photo sharing service has been completely redesigned from the ground up. For instance, the Flickr Photostream will now show off your photos in a seamless layout that allows for endless scrolling through a user's photo collection. Like Twitter and Facebook, Flickr now allows you to add a cover photo to your profile as ... more
A new phone must be around the corner, right? It's only a matter of time until we hear Apple's PR people have sent out emails, the beard says "yup", and we find ourselves on the outside, looking in once again. Until that day comes we get to burry ourselves in rumors, and try and make heads of what exactly is coming down the pipeline with the next iPhone.
This infographic from RIA.Ru shows off the evolution of major features and specs from one iPhone to the next from the original iPhone ... more
I have an Intel Mac Pro (1,1) collecting dust. Right now the thing just servers up some cool things we're working on for Macgasm (more on that at a later date). I've thought about doing a lot of things with the beast, but never once has the idea of turning it into a BBQ grilling machine crossed my mind.
Turns out someone's actually thought it up, and already put meat to aluminum. Not sure if Mr. Jobs would have been impressed or disgusted at this one though.
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When news of Yahoo purchasing Tumblr came out yesterday, a number of Tumblr users expressed their concern for what was going to happen to their favorite blogging service. Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer took to announce one thing during a company conference call today that you can expect to see change with Tumblr. More Ads. (Yay!)
For Yahoo to make the Tumblr acquisition worthwhile, it's going to have to greatly increase revenue. Tumblr generated just $13 million in revenue last year, while using barely any ads at all. Yahoo, however, has ... more
Samsung announced this morning that it will be hosting a global competition to find developers who will create third-party apps specifically for its Galaxy smartphones. The competition will award 10 winners with a combined $800,000 prize. Many consumers are under the impression that Samsung's apps just aren't as good as Apple's, an issue Samsung is hoping to solve with this competition.
Samsung is looking for apps that can be coordinated with its Group Play service, which lets users share content like photos, games and music between devices at the ... more
Whenever big corporations buy smaller successful companies, many are stricken with fear that this marks the beginning of the end for what they once loved. This is likely why the number of blog posts being imported from Tumblr to Wordpress has risen from 400-600 an hour to a whopping 72,000 ever since Tumblr was purchased by Yahoo.
These figures come from Wordpress founder Matt Mullenwag, who says that Yahoo made a steal with its $1.1 billion purchase price. "I think it’s a tenth of the value that will be ... more
It's frustrating when you're on a pinning frenzy and realize that half the pins you've pinned don't actually contain any useful information, which means that picture of the chocolate cake you found will be stuck on your Pinterest page forever. That's why Pinterest recently announced that it's introducing "more useful pins" which contain product information so you can bake that cake or even find out where you can buy a certain shirt. Pinterest is also bringing the Pin It button to mobile apps.
Pinterest has worked with a number of ... more
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo’s board has approved a $1.1 billion cash deal to buy the blogging site Tumblr, and the company will still be run independently as a business.
David Karp, Chief Excutive of the company, founded Tumblr in 2007 while in a bedroom of his mother’s apartment. The site makes it easy to share content with the world by starting up a blog in less then a few minutes. Early on the site had 75,000 users, but today has around 100 million blogs. The site ... more
While Tim Cook had revealed earlier in the year that a "Made In U.S.A" Mac was on its way that would be manufactured in the U.S. rather than overseas, he has now revealed that a number of smaller parts for the Mac will be built within America as well.
Tim Cook sat down yesterday for an interview with Politco, where he said that the Mac will include parts manufactured in various states, in addition to the manufacturing of the entire computer which will also take place in the U.S. ... more
Like most on-the-go technology enthusiasts, I have multiple ways to connect to the web. I have my iPhone, my 4G USB card, and whoever’s free internet access I happen to be mooching off of at any particular moment. However, living in an urban environment, all three of these connections can get
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve