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Apple Settled About iPad Clock With Swiss Federal Railways By Paying $21 Million

Apple Settled About iPad Clock With Swiss Federal Railways By Paying $21 Million

When Apple released iOS 6, it shipped with an all-new design of the clock used in Clock app for iPad. The new design was apparently a rip-off of a design used by Swiss Federal Railways. A report now suggests that Apple paid the agency $21 million to settle the copyrights dispute.

By On November 12, 2012 Respond
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Apple And HTC Finally Reach An Agreement On Patent Disputes

Apple And HTC Finally Reach An Agreement On Patent Disputes

Apple and HTC have been embroiled in a legal battle over patent disputes for the past two years. In 2010, Apple had taken the Taiwanese company to court over alleged infringement of its patents. Now, however, the two companies have announced that they have finally reached an agreement.

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‘False And Misleading’ Apology Notice Against Samsung Costing Apple In UK

‘False And Misleading’ Apology Notice Against Samsung Costing Apple In UK

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ordered Apple to pay the legal fees of Samsung incurred by the latter in the iPad patent infringement lawsuit filed in UK. The order came after Apple disobeyed the court by postinga ‘false and misleading’ apology notice in its UK website.

By On November 11, 2012 Respond
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Foxconn’s Future Plans May Include 130-Inch Ultra HDTV Panels

Foxconn’s Future Plans May Include 130-Inch Ultra HDTV Panels

Sony recently took the crown of the Ultra HDTV arena when it released the largest Ultra HDTV measuring at 84-inches in size. The display packed a stunning resolution and the company made it available for a whopping price of more than $20,000. Now Foxconn seems all set to take the crown away from Sony.

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Microsoft Store Is A Success, Welcomed More Than 15 Million Customers So Far

Microsoft Store Is A Success, Welcomed More Than 15 Million Customers So Far

When Microsoft launched its own retail stores, much like Apple Store locations, many lambasted the company for ripping the idea off of Apple. However, Microsoft’s stores have been a success and the company has revealed that so far, its retail localities have been visited by more than 15 million people.

By On November 10, 2012 Respond
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Apple Donates $2.5 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Apple Donates $2.5 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Apple has been fairly active in helping out the affectees of Hurricane Sandy in the wake of the disaster that the storm wrecked in a number of U.S. states. The company has now announced a rather huge sum as a donation to go to the Red Cross.

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Court Ruled Apple Have To Pay $368 Million To VirnetX For FaceTime Patent Violation

Court Ruled Apple Have To Pay $368 Million To VirnetX For FaceTime Patent Violation

FaceTime calls are a vastly popular feature on both iPhone and iPad. Now that it is possible to make video calls on cellular networks, it has gained all the more traction. However, apparently Apple infringed a few patents in creating the feature and now has to cough up some $368 million for doing so.

By On November 9, 2012 Respond
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Apple May Not Approve A Google Maps Apps

Apple May Not Approve A Google Maps Apps

When Apple released iOS 6 with its own Maps and essentially eradicated Google Maps from the new iteration, it was a major disaster. The new Maps were no good as they lacked some of the most basic features. Consequently, Apple had to issue apologies and direct iPhone users to use viable alternatives. Nonetheless, Apple may still refuse to accept a Google Maps app whenever it is released.

By On November 8, 2012 Respond
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MasterCard Unveils LCD Display Equipped Credit/Debit Card In Singapore

MasterCard Unveils LCD Display Equipped Credit/Debit Card In Singapore

At present the Credit, Debit or ATM Cards that banks provide don’t have any keypad and LCD on it. But American multinational financial services corporation MasterCard Worldwide (well known as MasterCard) is trying to bring change on that trend. MasterCard in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore has unveiled a new “Display Card”, which basically combines the usual credit/debit or ATM card with an authentication token.

By On November 8, 2012 Respond
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Hurricane Sandy Soars Generator Sales In Affected Areas

Hurricane Sandy Soars Generator Sales In Affected Areas

Hurricane Sandy has left 1.9 million citizens without power. This has caused a sudden shoot up in portable generator sales in Sandy affected areas.

By On November 7, 2012 Respond
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Jony Ive Is The New Steve Jobs At Apple

Jony Ive Is The New Steve Jobs At Apple

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has been doing a fairly good job in sustaining the legacy of the late Steve Jobs. However, he lacks a creative vision. to fill in that void, Cook has chosen Sir Jonathan Paul “Jony” Ive.

By On November 7, 2012 Respond
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Apple Considers Replacing Intel Chips In Mac Machines

Apple Considers Replacing Intel Chips In Mac Machines

Apple has, for long, relied on Intel to furnish the processors that go into its Mac machines. The mutual relationship between the two companies dates back to 2005 but Apple may now be thinking of ending it by creating chips based on its own design.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Apple’s Lawsuit Against Google

Federal Judge Dismisses Apple’s Lawsuit Against Google

Apple and Motorola Mobility have been locked in a legal battle which is starting to heat up now. As Google acquired Motorola Mobility so it is now become Apple Vs Google lawsuit. Although Apple offered to pay $1 per iPhone to Motorola for using its patents, Motorola is demanding 2.25 percent of the overall profits. Apple filed a lawsuit against that but a federal judge in Wisconsin dismissed it.

By On November 6, 2012 Respond
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Sharp Admits It Is On The Verge Of Collapse

Sharp Admits It Is On The Verge Of Collapse

Sharp, the Japanese display-maker, has been often cited in relation with Apple since it is a major supplier of displays for Apple’s products. However, quite surprisingly, the company recently admitted that it is on the verge of bankruptcy.

By On November 6, 2012 Respond
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Pirate Bay Founded “Promo Bay” Already Have 10,000 Artists Sign Up

Pirate Bay Founded “Promo Bay” Already Have 10,000 Artists Sign Up

Remember the largest torrent site on the internet Pirate Bay who launched a project named “Promo Bay” this year in January? The project was aimed for helping the musicians, writers, filmmakers, animators and others creating their platforms and reaching to the audiences by offering them a prime advertising spot on the site’s homepage, replacing the iconic logo. Any guesses how many artists have signed up for this in 10 months? It consists more than 10,000 artists.

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