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Posted On July 23, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

The new iPhone in production according to sources

Digitime has become the second middle east correspondent news outlet in the last week to report that the new iPhone is in production. The article states, “Pegatron has begun production of a new version of the Apple iPhone at its factory in Shanghai, eastern China, according to industry sources in Taiwan.” This would see the new iPhone launching sometime in October, similar to that of the iPhone 4S. The article added that, “Pegatron is expected to see ODM shipments of notebooks decrease sequentially in third-quarter 2012, and orders for the newRead More
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone appears to have done exceedingly well since it’s launch. AFP is reporting that Samsung may have sold 10 million of its Galaxy S3 since debuting in May this year. The report states: The Korean firm, which is battling with Apple’s iPhone and iPad for supremacy in the lucrative smartphone and tablet market, has seen heavy demand for its new Galaxy S III phone, which was introduced in Europe in May. “It appears that it (accumulated sales) has exceeded 10 million units,” said J.K. Shin, head ofRead More
Just when we thought it was over, Motorola and Apple are heading back to the  courts. This time it is to Appeal a ruling by Judge Posner last month. According to FossPatent, Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility have both decided to appeal every single decision that Judge Posner made that wasn’t in their favour. Mueller reports, “When Judge Posner dismissed an Apple v. Motorola Mobility patent infringement lawsuit in Chicago about a month ago, I analyzed his decision in detail and agreed with him in many ways, though I also predicted that the partiesRead More

Posted On July 21, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Latest gadget deals – 2012.07.21

Disclaimer: These deals are only guarantee to be available within hours of this post. BlogCatalog 1. Refurbished iPod touch, 32GB – Black (current generation) Link 2. Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB White 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call (i9300) Link 3. PlayStation Vita  (Get a 4GB memory card for free and a game for £15 with this console–check out our PS Vita bundle to find out more)   Link 4. Panasonic TCP60UT50 Smart Viera 60″ Class Plasma 3D HDTV – 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 16:9, HDMI,Read More
Google is now Google General Counsel Kent Walker is recommending that some of Apple’s current patent in smartphones should be treated the same as standards-essential patents (SEPs). In an article for AllthingsD, John Paczkowski writes, “In attempting to fend off Appleand Microsoft’s suits against Motorola Mobility and advancing its own patent litigation against both companies, Google, which is facing a lot of regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. andabroad over what some allege is abuse of SEPs, has been arguing that proprietary non-standardized technologies that become ubiquitous due to their popularity with consumers should be considered de facto standards.”  Google General Counsel KentRead More
LG is is now seriously joining the race to develop OLED display. Samsung already has a huge advantage in this department, however competition is always good for consumers. Writing for the Koreatimes Kim Yoo-chul reports, “LG Display is partnering the nation’s top university to develop next-generation displays such as organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and even bendable screens. The Korean company, competing against its biggest rival Samsung Display in the race for future displays, said in a statement that it has decided to establish the LGD-Seoul National University Cooperation Center.” Kim Yoo-chul writes, “UnderRead More
It’s not long now before Samsung and Apple patent case goes on trial (ten days to be exact), however this did not stop Samsung from trying to seek a late advantage. According to FossPatent: Samsung had asked the court to interpret two disputed terms: one each from the “overscroll bounce” ‘381 patent (yesterday I attended a Munich trial over that patent) and the “tap to zoom and navigate” ‘163 patent. Apple asserts claim 19 of the “overscroll bounce” (or “rubber-banding”) patent. Samsung asked for construction of the term “electronic document” and proposed to define the termRead More
The Finnish mobile phone gaint Nokia is fighting to stay relevant in the age of Apple iOS and Google’s Andriod. It appears that its partnership with Microsoft will not be able to save the slide. The Wall Street Journal reports that, “Nokia posted heavy losses as shipments of its new line of Lumia brand phones failed to make up for slumping sales of its older models, but its cash position proved stronger than expected alleviating fears that a rapid cash burn could hamper a turnaround.” The states that, Nokia’s net lossRead More
The UPSTO has granted Apple a patent for Multi-dimensional thread grouping for multiple processors. This patent allows an application to perform a task using any available processing resources, such as CPUs (Central Processing Units) and one or more GPUs (Graphical Processing Units) capable of performing the task. Apple’s Patent Background: As GPUs continue to evolve into high performance parallel computing devices, more and more applications are written to perform data parallel computations in GPUs similar to general purpose computing devices. Today, these applications are designed to run on specific GPUs using vendor specificRead More
Motorola is experiencing a bitter-sweet time at the moment. In a it’s battle with Apple, Motorola has been successful in thawing Apple’s efforts to stop the sale of it’s Motorola’s Xoom tablets in Germany. Dow Jones is reporting that, “a German court Tuesday ruled the Xoom tablet, made by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, doesn’t infringe on the design of Apple Inc.’s iPad, but it rejected a claim made by Motorola that the iPad’s design patent is invalid. Apple initially sued Motorola for allegedly infringing three iPad designs with the Xoom. It sought to haveRead More

Posted On July 17, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

Apple granted patent for iOS interface

Apple again has added another major iOS interface patent to its arsenal. Jack Purcher of Patently Apple writes, “Today, Apple is embroiled in a series of lawsuits against Samsung, HTC and others over many aspects of the iPhone, iPad and iOS features. In 2007, Samsung, HTC, Google and all others in the industry didn’t have a smartphone with the likes of Apple’s iPhone features. They didn’t have the solutions that Apple eloquently brought to market to make a smartphone truly smart. Apple carefully and meticulously crafted a full end-to-end smartphone solution.Read More
 Juro Osawa and Lorraine Luk reporting for the  Wall Street Journal state that, “Apple Inc.’s next iPhone, currently being manufactured by Asian component makers, will use a new technology that makes the smartphone’s screen thinner, people familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. technology giant strives to improve technological features amid intensifying competition from Samsung Electronics Co. and other rivals.” The report when on to say that , “Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc.—a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers’ display units—as well as South Korea’sRead More