Brazilian company IGB Electronica SA has an announcement that might make your head spin: a new line of Android phones under the brand name “IPHONE.” Now how are they getting away with something like this?
The company apparently applied for …Read More »
Manu Cornet is an artist that likes to criticize. As we have seen in his previous comics, Cornet loves making fun of tech companies… especially Apple and Microsoft (which is not surprising because Cornet works for Google, a rival to …Read More »
Even after winning a historic $1.05 billion patent and trademark verdict, Apple sought a court-ordered injunction against Samsung. If granted, we would have seen the infringing Samsung phones banned from the US market. Unfortunately for Apple, that won’t be happening …Read More »
Apple has announced that the iPhone 5′s weekend launch in China has resulted in two million units sold. This is despite initial reactions to the lines outside China’s Apple Stores being compared unfavorably to the iPhone 4S’s hysteric launch earlier …Read More »
In an interesting turn of events, it seems that it is Apple now that finds themselves infringing on patents. A federal jury that deliberated on the issue for four hours has found Apple guilty of infringing three patents held by …Read More »
It all just works together. Ask any Apple user why they prefer its ecosystem compared to others and they’ll probably give you a variation of that answer. It seems that even one of Apple’s fiercest rivals sees this, as revealed …Read More »
A day after I tell Google “pretty please”, they answer! Although I’m pretty sure I’m only one of the many who were waiting for this day to come, today marks the return of Google Maps to iOS. The app has …Read More »
In an interview with Bloomberg, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has made comments that should stir up fanboy wars all over. Despite all the different players, it’s pretty safe to say that it all comes down to Android versus Apple — …Read More »
We have had plenty of Apple bashing here on dotTech. For example, back in October I shared an infographic that laid out the ideas Apple stole/borrowed from other companies or people. However, as much as we may bash Apple, it …Read More »
Research firm IDC has released their quarterly “Worldwide Smart Connected Device Market” report, which is a ranking that is tailored to the more mobile-centric computing industry we have today. The results of Q3 2012 aren’t quite surprising with the arguably …Read More »
We all know the iPhone 5S is coming next year. In fact, some people may be skipping the iPhone 5 altogether to hold out for the surely more capable upgrade next year. But what we don’t know is what kind …Read More »
DRM (digital rights management) is an umbrella term used to described methods used by entertainment producers, software producers, etc. to protect their content from being pirated. The problem with DRM content is, well, you cannot share it with others. I’m …Read More »
It’s no secret Apple’s mapping solution hasn’t been up to snuff for most users, and it’s become a running joke that iOS Maps can get you lost when you use it for directions. However, in Australia iOS Maps is more …Read More »
As previously reported, Apple will be bringing manufacturing of one its Mac lines to the USA next year. What that report didn’t say, however, is which Mac line will be getting the distinction of being ‘Made in USA’. According to …Read More »
Although Apple has some legitimate patent related claims, the absurdity of some of its other claims are a foregone conclusion. Aside from the most diehard Apple fanboys, most people will agree Apple asserting intellectual property claims over things like rounded …Read More »
Last week Google chairman Eric Schmidt sat down with Wall Street Journal for an interview on all things Mountain View. When asked if Apple and Google have any plans to settle the patent disputes going on between Apple and Android …Read More »
Remember that ad Samsung ran earlier this year mocking iPhone 5 fans for standing in line for a smartphone when “the next big thing” (aka Galaxy S III) is already here? Yeah, well, according to Visible Measures (a video advertising …Read More »
Rumor has it United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has preliminarily ruled Apple’s ‘Steve Jobs’ patent as invalid upon reexamination. You might be wondering, what in the world is a Steve Jobs patent?
Its actual name is US Patent …Read More »
Back in July we reported Apple and Microsoft were teaming up against Google, Samsung, and other Android manufacturers to buy Kodak patents. Turns out that no longer holds true.
According to a Bloomberg report, Apple and Google are joining forces …Read More »
Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement to bring some of its Mac production to the US, Foxconn has also announced plans to expand operations into North America.
There are numerous advantages to having production and assembly based in China, …Read More »
One of the tidbits revealed by NBC’s TV interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook is actually a significant piece of news. There have been many complaints about Apple’s heavy reliance on Foxconn for its manufacturing, whether it’s because of the …Read More »
People are humans. Humans make mistakes. Companies are not human, but they are comprised of humans who, as you know, make mistakes. (Unless you live in Japan in which case there may be more robots at your company than humans.) …Read More »
Since Apple shot to (more) fame in 2007 with the release of the original iPhone, new Apple rumors rear their heads every few weeks or so (sometimes even quicker). As is the nature of rumors, most of these rumors turn …Read More »
Samsung is a major supplier of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch parts and components to Apple. From processors to screens to memory to batteries — Apple is heavily dependent on Samsung (the supplier) to keep Apple products flowing. Because of …Read More »
Gene Munster is the managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. At this job, he spends his time analyzing tech companies, with Apple being one of his notable targets. When Munster has something to say about Apple, even …Read More »
HTC says it is not paying Apple $6-8 per phone, and court tells Apple to reveal details of Apple-HTC agreement to Samsung
Last week HTC and Apple signed a 10-year cross-licensing agreement allowing them to use each others patented technology. While the official details about the agreement were not released, an analyst estimated HTC would pay Apple $6-$8 per Android device sold. …Read More »
Although Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung earlier this year, the battle between the two is only just beginning. As the legal battle heats up between Samsung and Apple, so has the war of words outside the court …Read More »
With all the recent and on-going lawsuits between major tech companies, there has been a lot of discussion regarding patents — the patents themselves, the patent system in the US, and those that simply seek monetary gain by abusing this …Read More »
Nokia previously claimed it does maps and navigation better than Apple (and Google). Now Nokia wants to proof it to you via its official Nokia HERE Maps for iOS.
Nokia has released its much-anticipated HERE Maps for iOS on the …Read More »
Would you want Apple apps like iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band and iWork suite on your Android advice? I know I wouldn’t mind would probably even pay for apps, assuming they are quality.
One malicious “developer” clearly thinks the same and …Read More »
See the chart above? It is the result of data gathered by a Nielsen survey (USA survey). See the top five items? Four out of the five are Apple products Yes, you heard that right. Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, …Read More »
Apple’s most recent release of OS X, Mountain Lion, brought with it many of the features we are used to seeing on iOS — simple apps like Notes and Reminders, and significant features like Notification Center. According to 9to5Mac, …Read More »
To say that Google’s Android phones are a hit in China might be understating it, with news from Analysys International surfacing that Android-equipped smartphones have surpassed the 90 percent mark in the crucial market of China. This is even higher …Read More »
Thanks to the ongoing patent wars, most of us probably don’t think too highly of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The fact that they just granted Apple a patent for turning pages in an eBook probably isn’t …Read More »
If you are an Apple investor or have been following Apple stock, you probably know how moody it can be. Some days it will shoot up like there is no better stock then other days it will plunge, hard. (It …Read More »