Google and Samsung are working on a software patch that they believe will avoid infringing the Apple patent that lead to the sales ban of the Galaxy Nexus. Google says that patch is expected to be pushed out soon.
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In what may be one of the most creative interpretations of the “living document” that I’ve ever seen, Verizon says that the constitution gives them the right to throttle your web content whenever it wants.
Followingearlier reports that the App Store was experiencing an issue causing new app installs or updates to crash upon launch, TechCrunch notes that Apple has now acknowledged the issue with a statement in their Developer Forums.
A French telecom engineer says that the man that turned Apple into the empire of web-connected devices it is today drew some of his inspiration from a table-top box that connected French homes to information long before the arrival of widely available Internet.
Chinese third-party manufacturer TMDtouch has begin offering a new product that will add full touchscreen capabilities to any recent 21.5-inch iMac.
After settling Proview, Apple has got another Chinese lawsuit on its hands, and this time it’s to do with Siri. Filed by Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technology on June 26, it relates to patents filed for “a type of instant messaging chat bot system” called Xiao Bot in 2004, which were approved in 2006.
Apple has won a patent related to the detection of water damage to a device. The detector, Apple says, is strategically placed within the enclosed device so users can determine water damage from the outside.
Security firm Kaspersky Labs reported today that it had been alerted to an app that was available on both Apple’s App Store, and the Google Play store for Android that would harvest users’ address book contacts and then send them to the developers servers for use in text spam.
AppleSoft BASIC was a programming language invented by Steve Wozniak before I was even born, and now you can go retro and experience what life was like with an Apple II using an awesome emulator available in any browser.
As part of its effort to end its retail slide, Best Buy is testing smaller stores that borrow various aspects from Apple’s highly successful retail stores.
While gamepads and joysticks designed for iOS devices are certainly not a new idea, an innovative project has appeared on Kickstarter that takes the concept in a unique new direction, transforming your iPhone or iPad into a complete classic console!
Imagine if today Apple only had two stores in the US. Believe it or not, that’s still roughly the equivalent situation in China. Apple only has six stores in China including Hong Kong, and as Reuters points out, that’s a slow rate of expansion given the circumstances.
A patent application by Apple shows that the Cupertino firm has some interest in making it easier to properly configure a surround sound setup so you can get the best possible sound out of it.
U.S. judge Richard Posner, who dismissed Apple’s patent court case against Motorola, was interviewed by Reuters, and the details behind the jurist’s reasons for throwing the the lawsuit out are, to say the least, interesting.
Apple’s Mac and iOS App Stores are typically thought to be trouble-free “it just works” methods for users to install and use apps. Unfortunately, a significant issue affecting Apple’s App Stores is currently challenging that idea
Out of the millions that use the App Store, I reckon not many know about the heavily criticised process of how the apps themselves get accepted or rejected. Apple has taken a lot of stick for their stringent regulations, but a fascinating Business Insider article reveals that being the person at Apple who accepts or rejects those apps isn’t as good as it sounds.