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Chris Wong guy could be excused for thinking that his iPhone 5s is IP67 compliant – water and dust resistant The video above shows Wong’s unbridled joy of finding his iPhone using a metal detector a week after losing it and discovering that it still works.  Chris Wong: Great story.Read More
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Posted On February 25, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple’s Innovation Philosophy Versus Competitors’

Ken Segall, author of the bestselling book – Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, suggests that Apple and Samsung have differing philosophies when it comes to innovation. “Innovation comes in many flavors,” Ken Segall said. “Sometimes it’s about creating revolutions, other times it’s about adding features. Sometimes it’s about creating things that people fall in love with, other times it’s simply about creating things.” According to Segall, Samsung’s approach to innovation is more about adding features and in most cases, at the expense of customers’ satisfaction: On the other hand,Read More
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Posted On February 14, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Time: Apple Innovation Is Fine

If you are looking for more pageviews, a sure-fire way of getting it is to write an – “Apple is doom article.” Hence, it refreshing to see Ben Taylor of Time Tech adding some reality to the pessimism that has engulfed Apple lately. Here are a few key highlights from Ben Taylor’s piece: 1. Performance The Criticism The iPhone is underpowered. While Samsung reinvents the stat sheet with each new phone, Apple makes routine updates a year later. It just can’t compete on specs anymore. The Reality In recent years, Apple has done some of itsRead More
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Foss Patents is reporting that US Judge Lucy Koh has handed down a summary judgement late on Tuesday 24, declaring that Samsung‘s Android-based devices have infringed an Apple patent on word recommendations (autocomplete) and a Samsung patent on multimedia synchronization invalid. This judgement is in relation to the second Apple v. Samsung multi-patent trial in the Northern District of California scheduled to begin on March 31, 2014. Judge Koh denied a couple of other summary judgment requests by Apple and the entirety of Samsung’s related motion, leaving those issues to a federal jury, the reportRead More
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An exclusive report from Chinese tech blog – C Technology suggest that Apple will be releasing their long rumoured iWatch device October 2014, according to information from insiders. Key highlights from the report include:  Apple’s iWatch currently has tested two batches of prototype, progress is also good, but the screen size is still not identified. Current prototypes of the iWatch has a battery capacity of 100 mA. However, the 1.63 inches Galaxy Gear from Samsung has a  battery capacity of 315 mA and can be used for 25 hours. It’s suggested that Apple’s system optimisation andRead More
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Posted On December 12, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Seoul Court: Apple Did Not Infringe Samsung’s Patents

The Times is reporting that has a Seoul Central District Court judge ruled that Apple did not violate Samsung’s intellectual property rights. According to the report,  Judge Shim Woo-yong stated that the technology in question is not unique and could easily be independently developed by others. “We are glad the Korean court joined others around the world in standing up for real innovation and rejecting Samsung’s ridiculous claims,” Apple Inc. spokesman Steve Park said. “Samsung Electronics Co. sued Apple in March 2012, accusing the iPhone maker of illegally using three patentedRead More
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A new study by consumer insight company – Kantar Worldpanel (via  South China Morning Post), finds Samsung‘s popular Galaxy line of smartphones helped the company maintained the largest share of the Chinese mainland’s mobile market this year, while Apple saw a decline in their market share. According to the report, Samsung and Xiaomi are the big winners in China‘s smartphone market this year. Apple’s sales this year have lagged behind the competition, and its market share dropped from 19.5 per cent in the second quarter of the year to 18 per cent in the third. “Galaxy S3Read More
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According to a new report from Foss Patent, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit court has overruled part of Judge Lucy Koh‘s denial of a permanent injunction against Samsung‘s Android devices from the US. The reason given by Judge Koh at the time was that Apple failed to establish a “causal nexus” between the infringing features on Samsung‘s smartphones and consumers’ demand for these features.  Here’s part of the ruling (via FossPatent): “We find no reason to dislodge the district court’s conclusion that Apple failed to demonstrate irreparable harm fromRead More
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The Apple vs Samsung re-trial is in full swing with Apple’s attorney demanding an additional $380 million in damages from Samsung. This is in addition to the $600 million Samsung already has to pay after being found guilty of infringing the Cuperitio-based company patents last year. On the other hand, Samsung’s legal team believes the company only owes $52 million, despite admitting for the first time that they did infringe some of Apple’s patents. According to a report from CNET, Apple’s head of marketing, Phil Schiller, told the court last that Apple riskedRead More
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DisplaySearch (via The Verge) is reporting that Apple’s full-fledge TV project – dubbed iTV has been delayed until 2015 the earliest. “According to sources in the TV supply chain, it appears that Apple’s long-rumored TV plans, which were far from concrete anyway, have been put on hold again, possibly to be replaced by a rollout of wearable devices,” Paul Gagnon writed DisplaySearch. “Although many financial and industry analysts have been speculating about Apple’s entrance into the TV business via an actual TV (instead of the Apple TV “hobby” set-top-box) for years, during the last year the rumor-millRead More
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Florian Mueller of Foss Patents is reporting that a new order from Judge Grewal’s handed down on Friday suggests that Samsung and their attorney are likely to face sanction. The matter relates to improper disclosure of  improper disclosures of highly confidential business information from Apple’s license agreements with other parties including Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp, and Philips by Samsung’s lawyers to their client, the report said. Key highlights from Judge Grewal’s latest order (via Foss Patent) include: The question at this stage appears to be what sanctions the court should impose on Samsung and Quinn Emanuel:Read More
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Reuters that Apple, Microsoft Corp and Lenovo Group Ltd are among a group of tech companies that tried to acquire Blackberry  intellectual property and patents. However, BlackBerry Ltd’s board rejected the proposal. According to the report, the board of the Canadian smartphone maker does not believe it’s in the best interest of the company to break up it’s assets. “The board rejected proposals from several technology companies for various BlackBerry assets on grounds that a break-up did not serve the interest of all stakeholders, which include employees, customers and suppliers in addition toRead More