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An Apple invention discovered on Thursday describes a system that could potentially save the most fragile components of an iPhone, such as the glass screen, by detecting when a device is falling and shifting the handset’s center of mass to control its landing.
Adding to the pile of rumors regarding the so-called “iPhone 5S,” a report on Wednesday claims Apple’s partner suppliers will begin shipping parts for the iPhone 5 follow-up by the end of May, with assembly of the smartphone to follow soon after.
One week after Google revealed plans to shut down Google Reader, the developers behind popular RSS reader NetNewsWire announced that work on revamped iOS and OS X versions of the software is well underway, with the forthcoming rollouts said to add support for feed syncing.
The decision by a United States appeal court to continue allowing Samsung to sell the Galaxy Nexus prevents Apple from protecting the patents a jury previously found the Nexus to be infringing on, Apple’s lawyers have argued.
Samsung on Wednesday filed a motion to include Apple’s iPad mini in its running list of iOS devices that allegedly infringe on certain wireless patents, tacking on even more product claims to be heard in an upcoming patent lawsuit.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Apple must show Samsung the details of its agreement with HTC, which recently brought an end to ongoing litigation by striking a ten-year patent cross-licensing deal.
A heavily redacted public version of the Apple and HTC licensing agreement was discovered on Wednesday, offering a few shreds of information regarding the ten-year deal including a “change of control” clause that automatically terminates the agreement if one of the parties is bought out.
A new patent filing discovered on Thursday reveals Apple is looking into an automated zooming method that senses how close a person’s face is to a device’s display and scales the size of on-screen content accordingly, a technique that could one day enhance or even replace “pinch to zoom.”
After Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed last month that there would be a “significant shortage” of the newly redesigned iMac, a report on Wednesday claims manufacturing difficulties may push back the all-in-one’s launch date into next year.
AirPlay Mirroring Looks Great if Your Network Is Pretty Enough It lets you wirelessly connect your Mac with an Apple TV to put whatever's on your display onto a television screen. The feature has big potential for entertainment and presentations, but performance depends greatly on the robustness of your WiFi network. Read more on TechNewsWorld
Why Apple TV Just Became Apple's Most Important Product Why Apple TV Just Became Apple's Most Important Product There are coincidences in this world, and it's important not to read too much into them. Pandora playing the song stuck in your head doesn't make you psychic. But then there are coincidences you … Read more on Gizmodo
Playing Amazon Instant Video from iPad to TV I recently downloaded Amazon's Instant Video app and was really excited by the idea that I could now stream Amazon's videos to my Apple TV via AirPlay. But when I tried it, all I got was audio, no video. What's going on? Welcome to today's episode of … Read more on MacworldRelated Posts:
Research in Motion CEO Thorstein Heins said in a Thursday earnings conference call that the company is working hard to overcome the challenges faced by the rapidly expanding smartphone market and is looking to the upcoming BB10 platform and licensing deals for BlackBerry Messenger to survive.
Google’s popular Chrome browser, previously available across a wide range of platforms, finally came to Apple’s iOS App Store on Thursday, offering cross-platform syncing and connectivity with Google services.
Canadian telecom Research in Motion took a substantial hit during its first fiscal quarter of 2013 with a non-GAAP loss of $ 0.37 per share on only $ 2.81 billion of revenue, numbers that are drastically lower than anticipated results from financial analysts and represent the first net loss for the company since 2004.
It’s been almost four years since Apple debuted its App Store platform for iOS (and then the Mac), and MacStories has an in-depth look back at that time. In just four short years, Apple has gone from saying that all we’d need on iOS are web apps, to a millions of dollars a year industry that supports almost half a million jobs. Needless to say, that’s phenomenal growth.
But what’s most interesting about the growth of the App Store is how the apps themselves have changed. MacStories writes about that initial push — in those early days, the quality of the software was very low, and there were a lot of “speculators,” for lack of a better term: Developers who just released quick and dirty apps (honestly, fart apps is what most of them were) to try and make a little bit of money. App branding, too, has come a long way. In the early days it was all about search and gaming the system, and these days, there are more ways to find good apps than ever.
At the same time, it’s also harder for developers to make their mark in an increasingly crowded market. Apple’s own success may be its biggest problem. The App Store has grown in a huge way over the past four years, and that may make it harder for both developers and Apple to figure out how to best run it going forward.
MacStories looks at four years of the App Store originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 18 May 2012 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Computing giant Intel is once again looking to gain ground in the mobile device market currently dominated by low-power ARM-based processors, saying that it plans to ply its substantial faculties toward currying favor with major player Apple.
Computing giant Intel is once again looking to gain ground in the mobile device market that is currently dominated by low-power ARM-based processors, saying that it plans to ply its substantial faculties toward currying favor with major players like Apple.
According to a new report, Apple engineers have yet to finalize the design of the next-generation iPhone which could account for the disparity of rumors currently circulating about larger screen sizes and a Liquidmetal caseback.
Apple stayed on the legal offensive Friday, filing a new lawsuit in a U.S. court that claims Motorola Mobility’s recent patent barrage of patent claims in Germany is in breach of a licensing agreement between the RAZR maker and Qualcomm.
Apple has begun selling a less powerful version of its 13.3-inch MacBook Air to educational institutions buying in bulk for $ 999, filling the void left by the recently discontinued white MacBook.
Apple this week filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. against rival Samsung, with the latest complaint related to autocorrection of spelling, as well as unlocking a device from its touchscreen.
Apple is asking the courts to delay two infringement cases with Motorola. The Cupertino company argues that Motorola has lost control over its patents because of the Google-Motorola deal. Apple’s official statement says,
To further its pending acquisition by Google, Motorola has surrendered critical rights in the patents-in-suit, such that Motorola no longer has prudential standing to pursue this action. According to the publicly-filed Merger Agreement, Motorola has ceded control of the most basic rights regarding the patents-in-suit. Absent Google’s consent, Motorola cannot: (1) sue for infringement of its patents in any new action; (2) settle pending litigation (including this case) that would require a license to any of its patents; (3) license or sublicense its patents except in limited circumstances relating to the sale of Motorola’s products; (4) assign its rights in its patents; and/or (5) grant a covenant not to sue for infringement of its patents.
Motorola has not responded and the court has not made a decision about Apple’s request to postpone these suits.
Apple looks to delay Motorola patent suits originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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