Monthly Archives: "August 2012"

Posted On August 31, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Apple: Bob Mansfield Officially Back in the Fold

    [box] “Bob Mansfield was the senior vice president of hardware engineering for many years at Apple, responsible for the technical design of such classic computers as the iMac and the MacBook Air. He announced his retirement from the company in June of this year, and many were surprised earlier this week when it was announced that Mansfield was going to stay on with the company working on “future projects.” While Mansfield’s beauty shot in the executive photo gallery doesn’t specify what his new position is, he’s listed as a senior viceRead More

Posted On August 31, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Beats Audio to Feature in HTC Windows Phone 8 handsets

    [box] HTC’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices will include Beats audio, we have learned. Sources close to HTC’s Windows Phone plans have confirmed the addition, with the HTC Accord — a 4.3-inch Windows Phone 8 handset — set to be the first HTC device with the functionality. HTC’s Accord is expected to be unveiled soon and will include a special Beats Audio Windows Phone application to control the output on the handset in the device’s settings options. We’re told the Accord will be branded with Beats Audio at the rearRead More
    Recently Apple was given a setback by Judge Koh, she schedule their request for injunctive relief against Samsung’s infringing devices until 6th December. According to FossPatent, Apple is requesting an earlier hearing. This is in light of the fact that Samsung’s request for lifting the injunction on their Galaxy Tabs 10.1 is shedule for a much earlier date, 20th September. Mueller writes, “At close of business on Thursday, Apple filed a request for permission to bring a motion for reconsideration of Judge Koh’s scheduling decisions relating to certainRead More

Posted On August 31, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn iOS Apps

iOS Apps: New and Free iOS Apps Vol. 8 [iTunes/AppStore]

iTunes Store (iOS Apps): All New Applications (31st August, 2012)     This is a list of some of the latest releases and free iOS Apps on the AppStore and iTunes for your Apple devices.   A City Compass HD – Zhi Hui LU 31 August 2012 15:31 A City Compass HDZhi Hui LUGenre: TravelPrice:$1.99Release Date:August 30, 2012 © © dark knight ActivePepper – ActivePepper 31 August 2012 15:31 ActivePepperActivePepper Genre: SportsRelease Date:August 30, 2012 © © 2012 ActivePepper, Inc. AEGON Ügyfélszolgálat – AEGON Magyarország 31 August 2012 15:31 AEGONRead More
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has revealed new Windows 8 consumers notebook devices. These include: The HP Envy x2, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook and the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4. HP Envy x2 A  “hybrid PC” , the Envy x2 consists of a tablet with an 11.6-inch display and an attachable keyboard. The keyboard has a magnetic hinge that keeps the tablet in place when you want to use it as a notebook, and weighs about 3.1 pounds. The 11.6-inch touchscreen allows users to more easily navigate the Windows 8 touch-friendlyRead More

Posted On August 30, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn iOS Apps

iOS Apps: New and Free iOS Apps Vol. 7 [iTunes/AppStore]

       Here is a list of some of the latest releases and free iOS Apps on the AppStore and iTunes.   Diagnostic Immobilier Graphic Evolution Genre: Finance Price: Free Release Date: August 29, 2012 © Graphic Evolution           3D Magic cube HD Genre:Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: August 29, 2012 © 2012 Guoping Liu   FightMaster: Boxing & MMA Videos Diomede Entertainment Genre: Sports Price: Free Release Date: August 30, 2012 © Diomede Equity LLC, 2012 Crazy Bikers 2 Spawn Studios, Lda Genre:Games Price:FreeRead More
  Samsung ATIV Tab Samsung has unveil a 10.1 Windows 8 tablet at IFA 2012. The features include: A 1,366 x 768 display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP rear camera paired with a 1.9MP front-facing cam. A micro-HDMI as well as USB, it weighs 20.1 ounces (570g) and measures a slim 8.9mm thick. The 32GB and 64GB storage options aren’t shockers given the extra space Windows and the bundled copy of Office 2013 Home and Student 2013 will demand.     Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 Along with theRead More

Posted On August 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Samsung IFA 2012: The new Galaxy Note II

  Samsung has released the Galaxy Note II, with a 5.5-inch stylus-enabled display and 1.6GHz quadcore processor. The note will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with 2GB of RAM. According to Slashgear, The Galaxy Note II feature: A fatter, longer stylus – though still fitting it into the body of the phone itself – with a new rubber tip for more comfortable handwriting and sketching. It’s 9.4mm thick and 180g, an HD Super AMOLED, has lost a few pixels in width – it’s now 1280 x 720 rather thanRead More

Posted On August 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Sony IFA 2012: The new Xperia™ Tablet S

    Sony has unleashed they new  Xperia™ Tablet S at IFA 2012 today.   The tablets will run Android 4.0.3.  Below are a list of features: A place for everyday life Whether you’re at home, on the move or on holiday, enjoy stunningly fast apps, games, internet, video and music with the most immersive Xperia™ experience ever. A place for everyday life. With the super-slim aluminium case and splash-proof screen, you can confidently bring up recipes with wet hands, and take it out and about³. It’s ready to work beautifully anywhere,Read More

Posted On August 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn iOS Apps

iOS Apps: New and Free iOS Apps Vol. 6 [iTunes/AppStore]

      This is a list of some of the latest releases and free iOS Apps on the AppStore and iTunes.           ABC – My First Word Genre:Education Price: Free Release Date: August 28, 2012 © 4FunApps           ABC7 News – WashingtonAllbritton Communications Company Genre: News Price: Free Release Date: August 28, 2012 © Allbritton Communications and Inergize Digital             ABCs of the Universe – Stephen Cody Stephen Cody Genre: Books Price: $0.99 Release Date: August 29,Read More
  WOW! This is getting better and better for Apple. FossPatent has reported that Apple has been granted preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones by a Dutch court. This injunction is Europe-wide. According to Mueller: [box] Let me clarify “formally Europe-wide” here: This relates to countries in which one particular European software patent (EP 2059868) is valid. (Formally it’s a “device” patent, but it doesn’t represent any innovation on the hardware side, so the nature of the invention is that of a software patent theRead More

Posted On August 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

Motorola Agrees to License Patents to Apple

  After scoring a resounding victory against Samsung, Apple is about to gain more leverage. The Cupertino company has agreed to lisence standard-essential patents from Motorola. In doing so Apple has stop Motorola from enforcing an injunction around these patent. According to FossPatent: [box] This Motorola-Apple license agreement at a FRAND rate left to be determined by the courts was concluded during this month of August. Here’s what the parties said about Apple’s offer and Motorola’s acceptance. First, Apple’s second amended antisuit complaint against Motorola Mobility of August 3, 2012,Read More