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The USPTO has published a series of patents that were granted to Apple and a few that Apple has filed for. The list include: Apple Invents New iDevice Power Clip & Docking Station System: Apple’s patent generally relates to systems and methods for using a clip member of a portable user device to provide electrical coupling to a docking device. A clip member may include one or more electrical terminals that may engage with a receiving receptacle of the docking device which may include electrical terminals which mate with those of theRead More
9to5 Mac via Kitguru.net has published new images purporting to be the iPhone 5. Hopefully all will be reveal this fall.       Sources: 9to5 Mac, Kitguru.netRead More
Report 1: HTC has is not giving up without a fight. The Smartphone market has seen its profit decline in the face of tough competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple. According to Digitimes report: HTC is seeing market share in China and India grow significantly in 2012. Nevertheless, growth of market share in these markets may not be sufficient to make up for the declining market share in Europe and the US. HTC put its focus on Europe and recently expanded to the North America market. The debt crisis in bothRead More
The Globe and Mail has posted a letter from Research in Motion (RIM) the  Blackberry maker CEO Thorsten Heins appealing to investors and Blackberry fans. See full content below: Don’t count BlackBerry out. In recent weeks, it’s become fashionable for pundits and market watchers to alternately eulogize Research In Motion as a fallen pioneer and demonize management for not chopping up the company to sell for parts. As President and CEO of RIM, I understand the frustration and impatience of RIM’s shareholders and their eagerness to see the company start toRead More
According to Koreatimes Samsung wants to maintains its current title as the World’s No. 1 flat-screen television manufacturer for the foreseeable future. Samsung has won the title for the sixth consecutive year in 2011. Kim Yoo-chul reported that Samsung’s TV segment head Yoon Boo-Keun wants sales of growing. Yoon Boo-Keun is quoted as saying: There’s no question that Samsung should lead the global TV market for the sixth straight year because we have more varied products coupled with highly customized content. Prices are dropping and that’s a problem. But Samsung thinks the globalRead More
Lorraine Luk writing for the Wall Street Journals claims Amazon Inc.  is testing out a smartphone. Luk reports that: Amazon is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering broadening its mobile-device offerings. Officials at some of Amazon’s parts suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Seattle-based company is testing a smartphone and mass production of the new device may start late this year or early next year.Read More
Digitime is reporting that panel makers are starting to focus on IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) panels due to improvements with the panel’s yield. The panels are reported to be used in high screen resolution products such as Apple’s latest iPad. Digitimes reports that: IGZO technology provides LCD screens with lower energy consumption through smaller, thin-film transistors (TFTs) and increased pixel transparency. It has a higher electron mobility, which allows for more current to pass through the TFTs, which also allows for more illumination capabilities.Panel makers as a whole areRead More
Apple has released the Golden Master (GM) of its new operation system – OS X Mountain Lion to developers. OS X Mountain Lion is scheduled to be release later this month. OS X Mountain Lion is set to introduced over 200 new feature. Some of the new features include upgrades to old features and better iCloud integration. OS X Mountain Lion is aimed at making syncing between iOS devices and Macs seamless. A list of some of these feature include: Accessibility AirPlay Mirroring Auto Save Built-in Sharing Dashboard Facebook IntergrationRead More
Digitimes is now reporting that Microsoft Surfaces tablets  is in trouble due to the design of the Surface chassis. The report claims that: Microsoft reportedly planned to adopt unibody magnesium-aluminum chassis for its Surface tablet PCs originally, but affected by chassis makers’ limited capacity, the company has instead turned to adopt a magnesium chassis and use MegVapor technology for surface treatment to allow the device to feature a similar exterior to traditional metal chassis; however, due to the method having a rather low yield rate, is has greatly affected MicrosoftRead More
According to the Korea Times the third generation smartphone from Samsung is due to hit the shelves on Monday in South Korea. The Samsung Galaxy III smartphone has received very good reviews since its unveiling in May this year. The Verge  review describes the Samsung S3 as a: Technological triumph. Samsung has done the overwhelming majority of things right. The camera is easily the best I’ve used on an Android device, the processor claims the title of benchmarking champion, and the customizations layered on top of Ice Cream Sandwich are mostly unobtrusiveRead More