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In the seemingly never ending battle, a new development has emerged in Apple vs Samsung: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 has been banned throughout the European Union.
A German court has ruled Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 infringes on Apple drawings from …Read More »
There are many office apps on iOS, allowing users to view and edit office documents (DOCs, PPTs, XLSs, etc.), but none of them are official Microsoft Office apps. What would you give to get an official Microsoft Office app on …Read More »
Microsoft is limiting Windows RT tablets to a few, hand-picked manufacturers for quality control purposes
Looking for a Windows RT tablet? First batch of Windows 8 (Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro) tablets should be hitting stores in October. However, you will find Windows RT tablets from only a select number of manufacturers until January. …Read More »
Who has three letters in its name and just brought down the hammer on pretty much every company in the mobile device industry? No, it isn’t Apple. Or Google. Or Microsoft. Or Samsung. Or [insert name here]. That would be …Read More »
day hour, another iPhone 5 rumor. This time the rumor is about the release date of the sixth iteration of Apple’s world famous iPhone.
According to a French blog App4phone.fr, the much-awaited iPhone 5 will be released on …Read More »
Throw away all your accessories: iPhone 5 will have a new 19-pin port, headphone jack will be moved to the bottom
Rumors of Apple products never seem to cease, do they. Well, at least not this particular rumor. Earlier this summer there were reports Apple would be modifying the 30-pin connector port on the iPhone. Now Reuters is more or less …Read More »
Apple has sold millions of… oh sh!t, wrong company. Hang on let me fix that. Samsung has sold over 10 million (yes, that is 10,000,000) Samsung Galaxy S III devices since it was released less two months ago on May …Read More »
Ever wonder what it is like in the International Space Station? Ever wanted to enjoy the galactic view? Now you can thanks to a photographer by the name of Knate Myers.
You see the astronauts on the ISS (International Space …Read More »
Firefox 14 just arrived but Firefox 15 is already in Beta and will be released before you know it. So what exactly does Firefox 15 bring us? Well it is too early to provide a full official changelog but there …Read More »
Advertising is a strong source of revenue for many digital products, may that be blogs, online magazines and newspapers, or apps. So it goes without saying publishers (websites owners, app developers, etc.) want to be able to monetize the best …Read More »
In the patent world there are some patents, called FRAND patents, that are considered to be industry standard. These patents, decided upon by standard setting bodies, must be fairly licensed to all interested parties. Google, the parent company of Motorola …Read More »
In the ‘Post-PC era’ an app store is a given on any platform that wants to succeed. So it isn’t very surprising that Windows 8 will have its own ‘Windows Store‘ which will feature Windows software. To date, however, there …Read More »
The entertainment industry always seems to be in limelight for attempts to curb Internet piracy. In this particular situation the battlefield is France with SNEP (a French music industry group) going after Google for ‘facilitating’ file sharing.
The SNEP brought …Read More »
There has been much speculation about the release date of Windows 8. Earlier this month Microsoft put much of the speculation to rest by announcing Windows 8 and Surface tablets will hit stores by the end of October. Now Microsoft …Read More »
Since 2010 Google has been under investigation by the European Union’s Competition Commission for Google’s alleged anti-competitive behavior in regards to displaying search results and advertisements. It is reported Google is close to coming to a settlement agreement with the …Read More »
In the ongoing drama that is Apple vs Samsung, after ruling Samsung did not copy Apple because Galaxy Tabs are not as “cool” as the iPad, UK’s Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to run Samsung ads as a way …Read More »
According to a report by the Chinese government’s Internet Network Information Center, 538 million Chinese are online. Those 538 million people own a total of 768 million Internet-accessing devices. Out of those 768 million devices, 388 million are mobile …Read More »
Firefox OS, Mozilla’s attempt at a mobile operating system and formally known as Boot To Gecko, is now available for testing on your computer.
If you run Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux you can head over to Mozilla’s …Read More »
You have updated your Nexus S to Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich and now you want root access. Who do you call? No one. Just follow this guide and you should have root back on your Android 4.x Nexus …Read More »
Google is rolling out Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x) to GSM/UMTS Nexus S devices. If you are impatient and don’t want to or cannot wait for Jelly Bean to hit your Nexus S, there is way to manually update/install Jelly Bean …Read More »
Yesterday we introduced Apple’s first iPad prototype 2002. Want to know how it compares to 2011′s iPad2? Yeah, so do we… which is why we have provided you with comparison shots below (note: we did not snap those images ourselves):…Read More »
A few days back we reported how Microsoft is being investigated for not properly showing European users the browser selection screen on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 PCs. The saga continues with the European Unionexpanding its Microsoft probe to include …Read More »
What will Apple’s next iPhone, iPhone 5, comprise of? Quoting an unnamed trusted source, BGR ‘confirms’ the next iPhone will have 4G LTE, 1GB RAM, and built-in NFC.
The revelations, if you can call them that, by BGR aren’t all …Read More »
Steve Jobs once declared he will bury Android for “copying” iOS. Apple has just been granted a broad, potentially far-reaching smartphone user interface pattern which will go a long way in doing just that.
U.S. Patent 8,223,134, titled Portable electronic …Read More »
Although most of us have come to dislike the ongoing patent wars between Apple and the rest of the world, at times some good can emerge from them. Images from a December 2011 deposition in an Apple vs Samsung fight …Read More »
For the longest time FaceTime was WiFi-only — you could only use FaceTime on your iPhone if you were connected to a WiFi network. Starting in iOS 6, Apple has officially enabled FaceTime over 3G/4G. Now, however, AT&T may be …Read More »
Did you think the Stuxnet and Flame were the end of geographically targeted malware attacks? Yeah, you wish. A new malware has been detected roaming in the Middle East, targeting ‘sensitive’ organizations and stealing e-mails, passwords, files, and nearby conversations.…Read More »
Just can’t let go of those Palm OS apps? Then make way for StyleTap, an emulator that allows users to run Palm OS apps on Android or iOS.
StyleTap, which costs US$49.95, is a Palm OS emulator that allows users …Read More »
Microsoft has officially announced the latest iteration of Microsoft Office, Office 2013. And Microsoft has made an Office 2013 Consumer Preview download freely available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users so you can give Office 2013 a test drive …Read More »
A few years ago Microsoft was under investigation by European Union’s antitrust regulators for bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. According to the regulators, bundling Internet Explorer with Windows made it harder for other browsers to gain traction in Windows and …Read More »
Thinking about shelling out for an ARM-based Windows 8 (otherwise known as Windows RT) tablet? Maybe the Surface variant or a tablet from a different vendor perhaps. Then I’m sure you will be glad to hear Microsoft has officially announced …Read More »
Word around town is Skype has a bug. That bug is making Skype send copies of instant messages to random contacts — unintended recipients who are not part of the conversation.
The bug was first reported by Skype users on …Read More »
Ever wonder why MSNBC.com was named MSNBC? Well it was because of Microsoft’s stake in the digital property (‘MS’ standing for Microsoft… duh). I say “was” because the partnership is now over: NBC News has bought Microsoft’s share of …Read More »
Ever wanted to venture into space? Now you (almost) can. The first ever commercial space tourism flight is scheduled to launch next year, courtesy Virgin Galactic. Riding Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo space craft, six ‘Virgin astronauts’ (aka tourists) and two pilots will …Read More »
I’m sure many people already know about how many celebrities make $$$ by sending out ‘sponsored tweets’ aka ads to their Twitter followers. Well the greenbacks aren’t only for celebrities. According to The Daily Dot, Jon King, an 18 …Read More »