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Apple Vs. Samsung: Billions of USD in Damages, Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From EU

Apple vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

More than 50: that’s the number of lawsuits the two tech giants—Apple and Samsung—have filed against each other across the globe over intellectual property, and the two can’t bridge their differences as the latest court-mediated round-table talk failures show. Additionally, Apple has stepped forward and obtained a European ban of...

Apple Rumor Roundup: LG Displays in iPad Mini, Pegatron Started iPhone 5 Production

iPad mini and iPhone 5

The fight between Samsung and Apple benefits not just the courts but also their competitors. Digitimes reported today that LG Display received the green light from Apple to ship a vast majority of the 7.85-inch panels for the upcoming iPad Mini. For those wondering about the status of the iPhone...

iPhone 5 Feature List: 19-Pin Dock Connector Confirmed

iPhone 30-pin dock connector

A new report from Reuters reaffirms earlier rumors about the iPhone 5’s smaller, 19-pin dock connector. The news agency is the first among mainstream media outlets to report that Apple’s next generation iPhone will discontinue the use of 30-pin dock connector—part of Apple’s gadgets for about 10 years—to make room...

Google to Apple: Can You Hand Me Over Your Patent Portfolio?

Apple CEO Tm Cook at All Things Digital 10 Conference

Even before Apple CEO Tim Cook said that patent wars were “a pain in the ass”, he knew what was going to happen when the Google-Motorola merger was completed. Fact is that MMI & Google have already taken their gloves off. Motorola has started to exploit its standard-essential patents—e.g. the...

Apple Hit With Another Lawsuit Over AppleCare, This Time in Portugal

AppleCare Portugal

Apple is renowned for its marketing efficiency, but there are times when it seems to go to far: AppleCare for instance, is one example of this. The Cupertino company faces the second lawsuit in the last 12 months over its AppleCare Protection Plan. This time the lawsuit is in...

iOS Devices Dominate Mobile Monetization

Mobile monetization by category - Opera Software study

Ever wondered which mobile operating system is the most effective for advertisers? Opera Software, the makers of the Opera browser, published its first study providing information about mobile monetization and its current status. Turns out, according to this study, that Apple’s iOS devices have the fastest return on investment of...

Google Wants to Ban iPhone Import In US

Apple's iPhone 3GS and earlier is likely to face US import ban

It doesn’t matter if you are holding a full house, a smoking gun always beats it. With Motorola Mobility now a part of Google, the connection between MMI’s patent infringement lawsuits targeting Apple, are now public. Google is behind them and wants the iPhone banned from the US. And admittedly,...

iOS 6 Beta Limited to Handle Less Than 500 Apps

iOS 6 beta App Store screenshot

Everbody loves great apps, but if you’re an app addict like I am, then you can end up with 200-300 apps or even more, on your iDevice running iOS 6. Before you even know it your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, is over run with apps. That’s nothing to be...

Thoughts About iPhone 5 Battery

iPhone 5 battery as seen by ifixit.com

As suggested by the CEO of Verizon, the iPhone 5 release date is likely to be at the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year. It is well known that the long awaited update to the coveted smartphone has entered into production or is at least inching towards it....

Apple Fires Back to Defend Developers From In-App Purchase Hack

In-app purchase hack screenshot

Apple has already fired back at the latest hack concerning its App Store in-app purchase. While the company couldn’t patch the hack yet, one of the possible ways to solve the issue is Apple including a UDID (Unique Device Identifier) receipt in validation...