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 device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying electronic lists [...]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 have emerged, showing Apple’s earliest iPad prototype from 2002. It [...]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 a roadblock.
As reported by MacRumors, any AT&T customer [...]Read More »
Yesterday, July 16th, Apple released a lot of key features that will come with their iOS 6 Beta 3, and one unique feature is that iCloud users will be receiving new email addresses. At the end of this year iOS 6 will hit the stores, and all users will start [...]Read More »
Apple’s iPad is a killerly popular tablet. However, it is a well-priced killerly popular tablet. As an alternative to the 10 inch tablet market, many companies offer cheaper 7 inch tablets. Samsung is popularly credited with creating this niche with its Galaxy Tab 7.0 but it is Amazon, with its [...]Read More »
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published details on the market share of different producers in the smartphone market. Android has broke all records as the second quarter of 2012 ended with Android smartphone sales claiming more than 50% of total smartphone sales.
The statistics, which was compiled by analyzing smartphone sales [...]Read More »
Another day, another fight between Samsung and Apple. This time the battlefield is an English courtroom and the victor is Samsung albeit with a bloody nose.
Apple has sued Samsung in the USA and Germany claiming Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs copied iPad’s design. In the UK, however, Samsung filed a lawsuit [...]Read More »
The Internet always seems to have Apple-related rumors floating on the sidelines. The iPhone 5 is no exception. Prior to the release of iPhone 4S, may people anticipated Apple may release an iPhone with a larger screen. Unfortunately, the iPhone 4S came around and it had (has) the same traditional [...]Read More »
Recently, a US court had ruled out Apple’s request to bring an emergency ban on the import of HTC devices in the country, which Apple claimed to have violated a number of Apple’s patents. At the same time, Apple had filed lawsuits against HTC in UK and Germany (the German [...]Read More »
Thanks to Google’s lax app submission policies, malware in Play Store (previously known as Android Market) is nothing new. Malware in Apple App Store, however, is a first — literally. There have been incidents of malware on iOS in the past but all those attacks were aimed at people who [...]Read More »
It is customary for companies to provide consumers with free one year warranties on electronic gadgets. Italian law dictates companies must provide consumers with free two year warranties on products. Apple seems to not want to comply with Italian law. Apple has previously been fined by the Italian AGCM competition [...]Read More »
Apple is a name that has been in the headlines for quite some time now, with Apple seemingly trying to sue all the possible Android manufacturers. “Apple vs HTC” had recently seen a US court blocking HTC from using the patents assigned to it by Google.
The latest development in [...]Read More »
Acting on the lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung accusing the latter to have violated Apple’s intellectual property, last week a US court judge, Lucy Koh, had granted an injunction, banning the sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US.
Samsung, of course, filed an appeal against this ban. The [...]Read More »
We have been witnessing a number of lawsuits being filed by Apple all over the globe against its competitors; an action which has been getting bad comments from all over, with even a section of the lawyers blaming the system and other lawyers for providing patents for silly things and [...]Read More »
A number of MacBook Air users have been complaining about their MacBooks crashing unexpectedly while they were using their laptops. The reason behind the problem was confirmed officially with Google announcing that the crashing is being caused by Google Chrome. Google also said that an immediate fix for the problem [...]Read More »
Samsung and Apple have been busy for quite some time now filing suites against each other and blaming the other of copying their products and infringing patents. In a recent development reported by dotTech, a Dutch court had found Apple guilty of infringing one of the four patents Samsung accused [...]Read More »
Mac users have always been considered to be a class above the common PC users, with Mac symbolizing the status of its user; at least in the perspective of a section of the population. It may be ‘pride’ that has now made Mac users specifically targeted by service providers to [...]Read More »
Transfer contacts, messages, and media from an iPhone or iPad to a Samsung Galaxy device with Samsung’s Easy Phone Sync app
Samsung has just made it easy for the “iUsers” (Apple users) to migrate from their device to a Samsung Galaxy phone.
Samsung has partnered with Mushroom Media to help users port their iOS device (iPhone, iPad) to an Android-powered Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, by helping users to import their [...]Read More »
Justice Mordy Bromberg, a Federal court judge of Australia, has found Apple guilty of deliberately misleading its iPad customers about the product’s capability. As a result, Apple has been fined AU$2.25 million (roughly US$2.29 million) along with being told to pay AU$300,000 (roughly US$305,450) for costs.
The advertisement which brought [...]Read More »
Making a mark on one of the major ‘smartphone wars’, Samsung won a patent infringement case against Apple. A Dutch court has held Apple guilty for infringing on a patent owned by Samsung.
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With the iPhone 4S, Apple has infringed on a Samsung patent that governs an “apparatus for encoding
The past week has witnessed quite a number of revelations by some of the giants concerned with the computing world. With Apple revealing iOS 6, Microsoft revealing Surface Tablets, leakage of Xbox 720 and Kinect 2 details, and many more, Mozilla has just jumped into the fray with ‘Junior’, a [...]Read More »
As expected, Microsoft has announced its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 tablets. The surprise, however, is Microsoft not only announced a Windows RT tablet (the version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM-based processors) but it also announced a Windows 8 Pro tablet. Windows 8 Pro is the ‘traditional’ version of [...]Read More »
Along with all the big happenings around Apple, such as the WWDC 2012 coming to a conclusion; there’s yet another news related to Apple that has just hit the stands. Sotheby, an auction house, has just auctioned an Apple I (the motherboard, cassette interface, and its BASIC programming manual) for [...]Read More »
Google Trends has been a pretty useful tool for Internet users to keep themselves updated on what people around us having been searching for. Though the interface of Google Trends was not as intuitive as the other Google services, its usefulness has been keeping criticism under control. Many webmasters have [...]Read More »
In a series of lawsuits between Apple and HTC, the battle between the two smartphone makers seems to have strengthened more, with Apple holding the upper hand now following a ruling by a US judge blocking HTC from using patents allotted to it by Google.
Google had given HTC nine [...]Read More »
As Justin reported earlier today, in a move that is expected to bring more tension to the strings between the two smartphone giants, Apple replaced Google Maps for it’s own solution in it’s latest operating system, iOS 6. The latest iteration of iOS, iOS 6 was released amidst the first [...]Read More »
Earlier today, during their much hyped event in California, Apple announced “the new iPad” commonly known as the iPad 3. Interestingly enough Apple made no mention of the name of this new iPad, simply referring to it as the… new… iPad. In any case, this new iPad brings the same [...]Read More »
The first Android device debuted in September 2008. It came with Android Market, the Android equivalent of Apple App Store; from ‘Market users could download apps (free and paid) for their Android devices. Flash-forward to 2011 and Android Market has books, music, and videos, too. However, although Android Market offered [...]Read More »
Own an Apple TV? Ready to break the shackles? Want to (eventually) run iOS apps on Apple TV? Time to jailbreak it!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) [...]Read More »
Do you want to save money on iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad apps? Do you need an easy way to monitor app prices and find free (or cheap) apps? BargainBin has you covered. This free piece allows you to view free and bargain apps without have to get into the Apple app store [...]Read More »
Part of breaking out of Apple’s walled garden is to access the root file system on your iDevice (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch). Fortunately there are a lot of ways to do it, some being harder than others. In this article I will teach you several ways: Using iPhoneBrowser while being plugged in [...]Read More »
In the past, whether in the wrong or not, Microsoft has been the company to attack. Apparently, now there are deep (enough) pockets elsewhere to target. Not only is Google being targeted but now Apple is too, with the iPhone OS platform (that means anything that uses the iPhone OS, [...]Read More »