Most, if not all, cultures say not to speak ill of the dead; no matter how much you dislike a person, you shouldn’t make fun of them after their passing. The following is a comic of Steve Jobs who, as I’m sure we all know, has died. It isn’t making [...]Read More »
In the past we have seen various criticisms of tech companies, ranging from how Google, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Facebook, etc. apologize when they make a mistake to how the same tech companies market their products. Today we have a comic to share with you from the same artist, Manu Cornet. [...]Read More »
Another Apple patent is rejected by United States Patent and Trademark Office — this time it is “pinch-to-zoom”
Apple just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to patents, as another one of its most important patents has been rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is the second in recent months, following the company’s patent for the “rubber band” effect being temporarily [...]Read More »
After almost 14 years of being on top in the cellphone industry, Nokia has finally been unseated in 2012 by Samsung. Nokia has held the top spot in terms of cellphone shipments since the year 1998, but is now forced to be content with being number 2. (Note: This is [...]Read More »
It seems that the news we always hear out of supply chains is negative — the most recent being underage workers and in the past even suicides. For a good change, I’m happy to report on good news regarding an electronics manufacturer’s supply chain.
Apple has updated its Supplier Responsibility [...]Read More »
Samsung had injunction requests against Apple for patent infringement in the UK, France, Germany Italy and the Netherlands. The keyword here is ‘had’, as Samsung has announced that it is dropping some lawsuits against Apple in Europe. The key thing to note is ‘some’ because Samsung has not thrown in [...]Read More »
When Google Maps came roaring back to iOS, some people might have thought that Apple had given up on the maps race. But after a recent restructuring in management that put Apple’s Eddy Cue in charge of maps, it appears that some of the first steps to improvement are starting [...]Read More »
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 exclusive rights to the IPHONE name in Brazil back in [...]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 Apple and Microsoft). There is even a comic poking fun [...]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 anytime soon, if at all.
In post-trial motions, US District [...]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 this year.
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“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has
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 MobileMedia Ideas, a patent-licensing firm owned by MPEG-LA. Apple has [...]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 by an [...]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 just been released to the app store and is available [...]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 — a battle that Eric Schmidt believes Google is winning.
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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 never gets old.
So today I have a comic [...]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 2 current biggest names in the game, Apple and Samsung, [...]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 of enhancements Apple’s next flagship phone will be getting. Peter [...]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 not talking about the inability to pirate it to others [...]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 than a joke; according to the police in Victoria, Apple [...]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 a report by Fortune, all signs point to the [...]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 corners is just plain stupid. So how about Apple claiming [...]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 manufacturers, Schmidt responded with a coy we-are-always-talking-about-it but was also [...]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 firm) that ad is the most popular tech ad for [...]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 #7,479,949 which lays claim over technology related to “[t]ouch screen [...]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 to put forth a bid to purchase Kodak’s imaging patent [...]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, the most obvious being the lower cost of labor. Another [...]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 alleged poor working conditions in their factories in China or [...]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.) When Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Oracle, and RIM make mistakes, [...]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 out to be false. After every false rumor people — [...]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 its ongoing legal disputes with Samsung (the smartphone and tablet [...]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 if he provides no proof or details to backup his [...]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. The analyst is wrong, according to HTC’s CEO Peter Chou.[...]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 room. The latest cameo is from Samsung’s Shin Jong-kyun (head [...]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 system. The latter are what we call “patent trolls”, individuals [...]Read More »