Jan 03


Apple wrote on their investor page that they will announce their earnings for the first fiscal quarter on Wednesday, January 23 with the conference call scheduled at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific. The earnings release “which typically occurs just after 4:30 PM Eastern Time” will provide a look into the strength of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini sales.

Jan 03


On January 1, users discovered that the scheduling portion of the “Do Not Disturb” feature in iOS 6 failed to work. The scheduling would turn itself on as scheduled, but would fail to turn itself off again. Apple now wrote that the “Do Not Disturb” function will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013. » “Do Not Disturb” Bug Will Resolve Itself On Monday, January 7th

Jan 02


CES 2013 will begin on January 8 and last until January 11 and it promises to be very television-centric this year. Intel will be be launching a set top box and cable TV service and Samsung will unveil a new TV “that is unlike anything the world has ever seen“. On Samsung’s blog there is a picture of a portrait-shaped TV that is taller than it is wide and looks like it may be transparant. “A true innovation of TV design is coming up with an unprecedented new TV shape and timeless gallery design“. » Samsung Teases New TV With ‘Unprecedented’ Shape and Design

Jan 02

Apple has launched a new television ad highlighting their “Do Not Disturb” feature, including Professional tennis players Serena and Venus Williams. The funny thing is that this ad comes on the same day that a bug in the scheduled Do Not Disturb feature prevented it from turning off on many iPhones. » Apple Promotes “Do Not Disturb” in TV Ad, Just After New Year’s Day Bug Was Discovered

Jan 01


iDB noted that the Hackulous team announced that they are shutting down, taking down the Installous jailbreak tool used to install pirated apps on iOS devices. “We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.” Most likely other piracy tools will replace installous, but not many have been so successful as installous. » Hackulous Shuts Down Piracy App Installous [jailbreak]

Dec 30


9to5mac noted that Apple has taken an additional $50 off the refurbished 2011 Mac mini on its online Certified Refurbished Store. The Intel Core i5 now start at $469 for the 2.3GHz model with 2GB of RAM. » Apple Lowered Refurbished Mac Minis Prices, Now Start At $469

Dec 29


iMore wrote that New York City mayer Michael Bloomberg blamed the iPad and iPhone for a slight elevation in the crime rate during his Friday morning radio address. Marc La Vorgna, the mayor’s press secretary, said: “If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year.” Bloomberg advised listeners to keep their Apple devices in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes. » iOS Devices Blamed For Increase In NYC Theft Crime Rate

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