Colorado Stories October 3, 2013

AllThingsD is reporting that updating school iPads to iOS 7 failed to restore the supervision profiles, meaning that all of the protective filters put in place were lost.

“Apple did not realize that installing iOS 7 would remove our (and thousands of organizations across the country) safety protection measure, which now makes the iPad devices unfiltered when accessing the Internet away from school,” said a memo from the Manitou Springs (Colo.) School District 14 to parents. “In the short term, the district will be collecting iPad devices at the end of each day until the safety protection measure is reinstalled” …  expand full story

Colorado Stories March 6, 2013

iPhone 5 coming soon to regional carrier Strata Networks covering Idaho, Utah and Colorado

It looks like another regional carrier is set to receive the iPhone 5. While it has yet to post pricing or exact availability dates, Utah-based Strata Networks recently started advertising that the device is “coming soon” to its network. In November, Strata officially rolled out its LTE network, the first in the Uintah Basin covering several counties in Utah, and the carrier also has local coverage in Idaho, Utah, and Colorado. A map of the carrier’s LTE coverage in Utah is below, while a full map of nationwide coverage can be found here.

Many other regional carriers have been known to offer the device at a discounted price compared to Apple and the major carriers with the iPhone 5 starting at $149 on a two-year contract through many. We’ll update when Strata confirms pricing and availability.

Colorado Stories January 14, 2013

Sweet gig: Bruce Sewell, General Counsel of Apple, named to Vail Resorts’ board of directors

Here’s a nice gig for Apple’s senior vice president, general counsel, and lifelong skier Bruce Sewell: Announced today, he will join Vail Resorts’—”the leading mountain resort operator in the United States”—board of directors:

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) today announced the appointment of Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel of Apple, to the Company’s Board of Directors effective immediately… Mr. Sewell is a lifelong skier. Between college and law school, he toured the country skiing in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and worked as a professional ski patroller at Windham and Hunter Mountains in New York… The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties

Colorado Stories December 26, 2012

More 20% off iTunes gift cards. Pay with Paypal tax free or pick up at Best Buy

From 9to5Toys.com:

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If you are still trying to get in on the 20% off iTunes gift cards, two new options sprung up over the break.  GiftCardMall via Ebay Daily Deal offers a $50 iTunes gift card for $40 with tax only in Colorado, today only. Without tax, that’s the lowest price we’ve seen to date on an iTunes gift card. You can also pay via Paypal.

For its Rewardzone customers (free Sign-up), Best Buy also offers 20% off iTunes gift cards from $15-$100 yielding prices of $12-$80. This deal is valid thru the 29th and is available with free shipping online or in-stores for pick up. Not into the Rewardzone? Best Buy will still give you 15% off.

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Colorado Stories April 27, 2012

Apple is being sued by a man in Colorado over claims that the company’s $39 iPad Smart Covers violate a “Portable Computer Case” patent originally filed in 2003 and issued in 2005. PaidContent obtained a copy of the lawsuit.

The United States patent in question is 6,977,809. A Colorado man owns it, Jerald Bovino, who is seeking royalties for sales of Smart Covers’ using his invention. An excerpt from the patent seems to describe functionality that is quite similar to Apple’s Smart Covers—at least the ribbed design:

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