Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases Due Within Two Weeks?
that Samsung is set to release Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases
within the next "one to two weeks", bringing several bug fixes for latest version of Samsung operating system for mobile devices.
Here are the changes from Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases:
- Baseband updates for the 3GS and Samsung (original)
- Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem
- Fixed problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites
- Fixed issue with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recgonizing the gyroscope on the Samsung
- Fixed Samsung jailbreak vulneratbility [sic]
There is no word from the report's source on whether Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases
will also come to the CDMA iPhone, which has remained on Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases. BGR
has generally offered accurate information about Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases
releases in recent months, although the site was off by a day
in its claims of an early Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases release.
Google Debuts New iPad 3 Cases-Focused Music Downl
Google yesterday officially unveiled
its full Google Music service, including a music download store offering a number of the same features as Apple's iPad 3 Cases
Store. The new Google Music store
arrives as part of the Android Market and seems designed to attract users to the Android platform by offering an alternative to Apple's iTunes ecosystem. Like the iTunes Store, Google Music offers per-track pricing typically ranging from $0.69-$1.29, with over 13 million tracks available for purchase.
The store offers more than 13 million tracks from artists on Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, and the global independent rights agency Merlin as well as over 1,000 prominent independent labels including Merge Records, Warp Records, Matador Records, XL Recordings and Naxos. We’ve also partnered with the world's largest digital distributors of independent music including IODA, INgrooves, The Orchard and Believe Digital.
You can purchase individual songs or entire albums right from your computer or your Android device and they’ll be added instantly to your Google Music library, and accessible anywhere.
Google Music also includes some of the same cloud-based services offered by Apple as part of iPad 3 Cases
and iTunes Match, features that Google rolled out
in beta form earlier this year without the support of its own music store. With Google Music, all music purchases from the market are stored online, with users also able to upload up to 20,000 of their own tracks for free.
The company is also integrating the new music service with its Google+ social networking platform, allowing users to post individual tracks to their Google+ pages where friends can take advantage of a one-time free stream of each track.
Google is also rolling out an "artist hub" feature, which allows any signed or unsigned artist with distribution rights for their material to create a dedicated Google Music page for a one-time $25 fee. Artists can use their pages to share information and sell their music, with artists able to set their own pricing and receiving 70% of revenue.
One missing piece for Google is Warner iPad 3 Cases
, one of the four major music labels in the United States and which has yet to reach an agreement to have its content distributed through the store. Warner, which is said to still be in talks with Google, is the third-largest record label and holds approximately 20% of the market.
NASA Designer iPhone 4 Cases Application Appears i
NASA, the U.S. space agency, has released an Designer iPhone 4 Cases
application [App Store
, Free] that enables users to stay on top of the latest NASA news. The application offers access to up-to-the-minutes news, videos, and photos from NASA missions. Users can also track the orbital locations of various NASA Designer iPhone 4 Cases
spacecraft in real-time.
The NASA software makes extensive use of built-in Designer iPhone 4 Cases features and usability to offer compelling yet concise information in a clear and intuitive way. Receive and share dynamic NASA mission updates, out-of-this-world images, and intriguing video links. Follow the path and progress of space exploration in real time while tracking the global orbits of your favorite spacecraft, all in the palm of your hand.
Bloomberg: iPad 3 production starts for March laun
Bloomberg reported that the iPad 3 entered production and is tracking a March launch. The report also claimed the new iPad will feature a higher-resolution display, Retina probably, and a quad-core processor. It will also connect to LTE networks.Designer iPhone 4 Cases|Designer iPhone 4S Cases
The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said.Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Cases|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Cases|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Case|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Case
The iPad 3 was previously reported to sport a similar design to the iPad 2. We discovered references to quad-core iOS devices in the latest iOS betas.
Tim Cook issues email to Apple employees following
Following the release of Apple’s 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report, Tim Cook issued the following internal email to Apple employees (via MacGeneration). In the email, Cook highlighted much of the report’s findings, but he also noted the Fair Labor Association will now perform independent audits of Apple’s supply chain. Apple is the first technology company the FLA has accepted, and the nonprofit organization’s auditing team will begin to report its independent findings on the FLA’s website. The full email from Cook is available after the break.Designer iPhone 4 Case|Designer iPhone 4S Case
Tim Cook also recently talked with The Wall Street Journal in one of his first interviews as CEO to discuss his thoughts on tackling supply chain issues. Tim noted, “Working hours is a complex issue,” and he said Apple plans to start “monitoring these plants at a very, very micro level”:
“I have spent a lot of time in factories over my lifetime and we are clearly leading in this area. It is like innovating in products. You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.”Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Cases|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Cases
We’ve just released our sixth annual update on conditions in Apple’s supply chain, and I want to personally share some of the results with you.
We insist that our manufacturing partners follow Apple’s strict code of conduct, and to make sure they do, the Supplier Responsibility team led more than 200 audits at facilities throughout our supply chain last year. These audits make sure that working conditions are safe and just, and if a manufacturer won’t live up to our standards, we stop working with them.
Thanks to our supplier responsibility program, we’ve seen dramatic improvements in hiring practices by our suppliers. To prevent the use of underage labor, our team interviews workers, checks employment records and audits the age verification systems our suppliers use. These efforts have been very successful and, as a result, cases of underage labor were down sharply from last year. We found no underage workers at our final assembly suppliers, and we will not rest until the number is zero everywhere.
We’ve also used our influence to substantially improve living conditions for the people who make our products. Apple set a new standard for suppliers who offer employee housing, to ensure that dormitories are comfortable and safe. To meet our requirements, many suppliers have renovated their dorms or built new ones altogether.Chanel iPhone 4 Cases|Chanel iPhone 4S Cases|Chanel iPhone 4 Case|Chanel iPhone 4S Case
Finding and correcting problems is not enough. Our team has built an ambitious training program to educate workers about Apple’s code of conduct, workers’ rights, and occupational health and safety. More than one million people know about these rights because they went to work for an Apple supplier. Additionally, Apple offers continuing education programs free of charge at many manufacturing sites in China. More than 60,000 workers have enrolled in classes to learn business, entrepreneurial skills or English.
Finally, we are taking a big step today toward greater transparency and independent oversight of our supply chain by joining the Fair Labor Association. The FLA is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving conditions for workers around the world, and we are the first technology company they’ve approved for membership. The FLA’s auditing team will have direct access to our supply chain and they will report their findings independently on their website.
No one in our industry is driving improvements for workers the way Apple is today. I encourage you to take some time to read more about these efforts, so that you can be as proud of Apple’s contributions in this area as I am. The details are online now at apple.com/supplierresponsibility.
Apple extends iPhone and iPad recycling program to
Apple expanded its recycling program in the United States in August to give customers an opportunity to —well— recycle their used iPhones and iPads for Apple gift cards, and now the technology giant is extending the program even further by launching a similar initiative in the United Kingdom, Germany and France.
According to its German website (Google translation), Apple will not offer payment in the form of an Apple gift card, but rather as cash deposited into customers bank accounts in exchange for returned devices. Macworld UK and Macerkopf.de (Google translation) confirmed that these same rules apply for the programs in France and the U.K.Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Case|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Case
“With the Reuse and Recycling Programme, you could turn your old equipment into a brand-new Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad,” announced Apple. “Whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computer, working or not, we’ll take it and determine if it qualifies for reuse and has a monetary value. If it does, the amount will be credited directly into your bank account. If it doesn’t, you can recycle it responsibly through one of our free recycling programs.”
The recycling program is made possible through a partnership with Dataserv, and the green measure contributes to Apple’s existing programs —as noted by its website— for recycling Macs, PCs, iPods, mobile phones, and batteries…
“Apple is actively engaged in environmental protection,” Apple added. “This also means that we look for efficient ways of reusing or recycling of electronic equipment at the end of its life.”Gucci iPhone 4 cases|Gucci iPhone 4S cases|Gucci iPhone 4 case|Gucci iPhone 4S case
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company encourages green and recyclable efforts in many countries through third-party organizations, and the specific details for those areas are available on Apple’s recycling program website. A full list of countries currently participating in Apple’s recycling program is available on its national services website.
Toshiba Mobile Displays outed on Apple¡¯s producti
Apple just posted its 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report highlighting its efforts to audit and improve working conditions within its supply chain. As part of the report, Apple also posted a list of 156 companies currently supplying components for Apple products that make up over 97 percent of all “procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly” of its entire product line globally.Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Cases|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Cases
The list includes Toshiba Mobile display, which is —as far as we know—currently not supplying displays for Apple. There were rumors in May that claimed Toshiba was working on a 4-inch retina display and rumors last month that Apple and Toshiba are building a plant for display production, which were later debunked by the increasingly unreliable DigiTimes. It also includes Sharp, who was recently rumored to be ruled out of iPad 3-panel production due to quality concerns but also supplies other components to Apple. The full list is available after the break.
In 2011, we conducted 229 audits throughout our supply chain — an 80 percent increase over 2010 — including more than 100 first-time audits. We continue to expand our program to reach deeper into our supply base, and this year we added more detailed and specialized audits that focus on safety and the environment.Burberry iPhone 4 Cases|Burberry iPhone 4S Cases|Hermes iPhone 4 Cases|Hermes iPhone 4S Cases
Every year Apple audits suppliers in eight areas including: Anti-discrimination, Fair treatment, Prevention of involuntary labor, Prevention of underage labor, Juvenile worker protections, Working hours, Wages and benefits, and Freedom of association. The overall results can be seen in the graphic below. We also learned than Apple found 42 facilities delayed wages, 68 facilities did not provide proper benefits, and 67 facilities held back payments as punishment.
There were also 108 facilities failing to pay legal requirements for overtime and holiday pay, and 5 facilities with 6 active cases of underage labor, to which Apple is requiring the suppliers “support the young workers’ return to school and to improve its management systems.”
In the audits, Apple found 93 facilities currently have more than 50 percent of its staff exceeding the maximum 60 hour workweek (with one day of rest per 7 days) set by Apple’s Code of Conduct for suppliers:
93 facilities had records that indicated more than 50 percent of their workers exceeded weekly working hour limits of 60 in at least 1 week out of the 12 sample period. At 90 facilities, more than half of the records we reviewed indicated that workers had worked more than 6 consecutive days at least once per month, and 37 facilities lacked an adequate working day control system to ensure that workers took at least 1 day off in every 7 days.
The report also mentioned the special auditing program set up to address environmental concerns in China raised by third-party environmental organizations in 2011. It even noted that over 60,000 workers are now participating in Apple’s Free of Charge education program to teach English and business skills. Apple also collaborated with local schools to allow courses that count towards earning an associate degree. The full list of suppliers below of course does not include companies like ARM and Imagination Technologies that technically only provide IP to Apple.
Apple also announced today (via Bloomberg) that it would allow the Fair Labor Association access to its supplier’s facilities to monitor working conditions. Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams said the following in a press release:
“We’re extremely proud to be the first technology company admitted to the FLA. Last year we performed more than 200 audits at our supplier’s facilities around the world. With the benefit of the FLA’s experience and expertise, we will continue to drive improvements for workers and provide even greater transparency into our supply chain.”
No more iPhones in Beijing and Shanghai ¡®for the
Yesterday’s eagerly awaited iPhone 4S launch in China quickly turned into chaos as an ugly brawl between gangs of professional scalpers grew out of control. Beijing SWAT teams intervened to calm down hundreds of angry customers and tame the rowdy lines. The New York Times explained that scalpers hired migrant workers to stand in the line and buy the phone. As Apple said it would not open the store, those individuals, identifiable by matching armbands or hats, got angry because they were not going to be paid.Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Case|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Case
An Apple spokeswoman issued the following statement following the incident (via Reuters):
Unfortunately, we were unable to open our store at Sanlitun due to the large crowd. And to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees, iPhones will not be available in our retails stores in Beijing and Shanghai for the time being.
Instead, Apple noted, customers could order the iPhone 4S on the online Apple store or through one of the many China Unicom retail outlets, the country’s exclusive iPhone carrier. However, the iconic smartphone was out of stock on the Chinese online Apple Store at the time of this writing.
As you know, Apple rarely goes on the record unless absolutely necessary, so the statement is an indication of how the launch spiraled out of control. Moreover, the egg-throwing incident inspired funny remarks on Twitter. Really, who goes to buy a new iPhone with a pocket full of eggs? Let’s just hope this situation won’t snowball into a public relations nightmare and become a theme for another anti-Apple advert by Samsung.Coach iPhone 4 Cases Covers|Coach iPhone 4S Cases Covers
In the meantime, one analyst pointed out that Apple must learn from this turmoil and consider launching its products in China and United States simultaneously. Another incredible riot clip, egg throwing video and additional tidbits are displayed after the break.
“This is a debacle,” said Shaun Rein, managing director of China Market Research Group, in aphone interview with Bloomberg, adding that“Everybody knows there will be massive numbers of people when Apple has this kind of a launch. This shows very poor retail management ability.” Even though most of the components that go into Apple’s products are provided by Far East makers — with actual products assembled in Taiwanese factories that employ cheap labor from China, the 1.33 billion people market is not enjoying preferential treatment from Apple. The company typically delays product launches in China for several months as the United States gets precedence. However, China is already one of Apple’s most important markets and the world’s biggest PC market. For example, nearly one in six dollars of Apple’s June 2011 revenue came from China and analysts are estimating that Mac sales in China will quadruple.Hello Kitty iPhone 4S Covers|Hello Kitty iPhone 4 Covers
China is an “amazing opportunity” for Apple, Tim Cook said in a conference call last October. Apple’s problem is lack of stores in such a huge market. Its five flagship stores, including massive outlets in Hong Kong and Shanghai, are not enough to satiate Chinese appetite for the company’s popular mobile devices and computers.