Apple’s iPod Win; New Instagram Filters; T-Mobile ‘Data Stash’ | News & OpinionJune 18, 2018
From Apple’s iPod antitrust win to Instagram’s new filters, here’s what you missed on Tuesday.
Topping tech headlines on Tuesday, Apple prevailed in a long-running iPod case.
Apple was accused of unfairly blocking competing MP3 device makers and forcing iTunes users to listen to purchased music only on an iPod. But Cupertino was found not guilty after only a few hours of jury deliberation. Specifically, the panel found that iTunes 7.0 was a notable software upgrade rather than an effort by Apple to shut out rivals.
In other news, Instagram added five photo-friendly filters: Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden. The Facebook-owned company also announced three new features, including the ability to upload slow-motion video, real-time commenting, and the option to adjust your photo’s perspective. Users can also now customize their tray of filters.
Meanwhile, T-Mobile on Tuesday announced the latest in a string of moves intended to take on rivals and win over new customers. Going forward, any high-speed data you don’t use in a given month will automatically roll into a personal “Data Stash,” so you can use it at a later time, for up to a year.
Ahead of CES, meanwhile, LG tipped a “quantum dot” 4K HDTV. Does this mean 4K is finally ready for primetime? Check out the video for more, and be sure to check out a few other stories making headlines in the links below.
- Sprint to Launch Lumia 635, First Nokia Phone in 9 Years: The handset also marks Boost and Virgin’s first-ever Windows Phone.
- Tech Giants Back Microsoft in Overseas Email Fight: Ten groups filed briefs in support of Microsoft’s effort to keep data stored in Ireland away from U.S. officials.
- Report: Samsung Eyeing Apple Pay Competitor: Watch out, Apple Pay. Rumor has it Samsung is working on a mobile payment system of its own.
- Google Reveals 2014’s Top Searches: From Robin Williams to Flappy Bird, here’s what we Googled in 2014.
- Have Unused T-Mobile Data? Roll It Over Into a ‘Data Stash’: Users can now move unused data into a “data stash” to use later.
- NJ’s Troubled Red Light Camera Program Ends: The program, which kicked off in 2009, had its difficultiesfrom technical problems to a federal lawsuit.
- Google, Verizon Target Trolls With Patent Deal: Details of the agreement remain scant, but it marks another cross-license deal for Google.
- Employees Sue Sony Pictures Over Massive Hack: A class-action lawsuit alleges that Sony failed to protect its computer systems against hackers.
- Delta Fixes Mobile Boarding Pass Bug: Sorry, but you can no longer swap out your coach seat for first class after Delta fixed a mobile boarding pass bug.