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HTC Sues Apple With Patent Lawsuit

HTC Sues Apple With Patent Lawsuit

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. is accusing Apple Inc. of violating three patents covering smartphones and other technologies and Apple has filed two patent infringement cases against HTC with the ITC. Recently, an ITC judge has found HTC in violation of two Apple patents which appear to be at the core of Android and are likely infringed by all Android devices………………

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AT&T Installing 4G LTE In Apple Stores

AT&T Installing 4G LTE In Apple Stores

A new photo claims to show high-speed LTE 4G equipment from AT&T being installed at a major Apple retail store, which increasing speculation that Apple could launch a 4G device in the near future and the spy shot of alleged 4G equipment was sent to Engadget by an anonymous source. Rumors have indicated that the iPhone 5 will be supporting the HSPA+ 4G standard ith Apple reportedly holding off on supporting the more advanced LTE 4G standard for the time being until adoption spreads, but Apple providing its carrier partners with special iOS builds referencing LTE and carriers like AT&T apparently installing LTE equipment on-site at Apple stores…………..

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Apple Store Grand Central Under Work

Apple Store Grand Central Under Work

Apple has allegedly begun work on its upcoming retail store in Grand Central Station and the world-renowned terminal in New York City’s Manhattan area serves 700,000 commuters daily. There had been concern among preservationists that the retail store, a throwback to the highly commercial period at Grand Central Terminal and the new store will open on November 12th……………..

By On August 16, 2011 Respond
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Steve Jobs Biography Get Official Release Date

Steve Jobs Biography Get Official Release Date

The release date for the much anticipated biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson has been moved up to November 21, 2011 and the book seller’s website has seemingly revealed the cover for the biography. That sounds excellent and like one hell of a read, especially given how famously private a person Jobs is and the book is also 448 pages long and is based on over 40 interviews with Steve Jobs in addition to interviews with his family and friends……………

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World’s First Permanent Backup Disc Holds Data Forever

World’s First Permanent Backup Disc Holds Data Forever

Salt Lake City-based company Millenniata announced the M-Disc, a new optical storage solution that promises to keep written data fresh and free of losses for up to 1,000 years and Millenniata is able of etching data into a rock-like material that can prevent any data loss from extensive use. Hitachi-LG Data Storage has partnered with Millenniata and will manufacture M-Ready DVD drives that are capable of reading M-Discs and this tech will fly like a Frisbee or sink like a stone………….

By On August 15, 2011 Respond
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Google Buying Motorola For $12.5 Billion

Google Buying Motorola For $12.5 Billion

Google announced early on Monday morning that it will acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, marking the Mountain View Company’s first major move into ownership rather than mere partnership in the smartphone hardware space and Google will acquire Motorola for approximately $40 per share in cash or around $12.5 billion dollars. Android will remain an open platform with Motorola as one of the licensee, so other Android device manufacturers don’t need to worry about it immediately and one of the main reasons for buying Motorola is to strengthen its patent portfolio, so that it can protect Android from patent wars…………

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Apple Opened Five New Retail Stores Around the World

Apple Opened Five New Retail Stores Around the World

Apple opened new stores include two U.S. locations and three international ones. The Australian store has already launched to a packed crowd and Italy’s I GIGLI shopping center is actually tweeting live Apple Store. The five new Retail Stores are in Canada, Italy, Australia and the U.S.A………….

By On August 14, 2011 Respond
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A Fresh New Look Of New Google Campus @ Silicon Valley

A Fresh New Look Of New Google Campus @ Silicon Valley

Google signs lease for Sunnyvale offices with space for 2,900 workers and the Sunnyvale campus would mark Google’s largest presence in Silicon Valley outside of Mountain View. Google this year alone has committed to adding at least 1.9 million square feet in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, the equivalent of a major regional shopping mall and is intends to make 2011 its biggest hiring year ever, planning to add 6,000 employees worldwide. Google’s new Sunnyvale lease was previously reported by the Bay Area News Group and Google intends to build a new campus adjacent to its existing headquarters……………

By On August 13, 2011 Respond
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More Details About Mothership AppleHQ Building

More Details About Mothership AppleHQ Building

It was back in early June that Steve Jobs revealed what his plans were for the large piece of land Apple purchased from Hewlett Packard, located in its home district of Cupertino and now the Cupertino City Council has just made more details available about the Spaceship Campus. Apple’s plans to build a 2.8 million square-foot spaceship-like circular office building in the city and the city is currently in the midst of its review process of Apple’s plans. Apple’s proposal would then undergo a development review and public hearings at the Planning Commission and the City Council, the first step of the review involves an environmental impact assessment that will evaluate traffic, noise, air quality and will provide the public with an opportunity for comment………….

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GlidePoint With NFC Makes Online Shopping Even Lazier

GlidePoint With NFC Makes Online Shopping Even Lazier

Cirque now offers the ability to combine touch sensing and Near Field Communications on GlidePoint trackpads and GlideTouch touch panels and Cirque’s GlidePoint NFC trackpad makes online shopping even lazier. Users can scan a compatible card by hovering it over the module, while simultaneously using the trackpad to execute onscreen functions and the company has applied the same concept to its proprietary glass touch panel……………..

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Apple A6 Processor Goes Into Production With TSMC For Future iOS Devices

Apple A6 Processor Goes Into Production With TSMC For Future iOS Devices

Apple’s next-generation A6 processor, expected to arrive in future versions of the iPad and iPhone, is said to have gone into trial production ahead of a launch expected in the first half of 2012 and TSMC again tipped to be in trial production of the new ARM-based silicon. TSMC was said to be testing its 28nm processes on the A6 with Apple basing its eventual order decisions on what yield the manufacturer could achieve and TSMC has declined to comment on the Apple speculation, though has said that it expects its order book to look healthier in Q4 as customer inventory dwindles. And people who are hoping for a surprise iPad 3 coming in the next few months, you will probably be waiting a little longer…………..

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Amazon CEO Patents Mini Airbags For Protect Dropped Phones

Amazon CEO Patents Mini Airbags For Protect Dropped Phones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and VP Greg Heart believe they have the answer to reducing the amount of damage caused when you drop your phone in the future with filing a patent for a damage avoidance system that uses mini-airbags and jets of gas to better protect your mobile should it unintentionally strike a surface. It starts with a safety monitoring system that would use a gyroscope, camera, infrared beam, radar or other sensors to detect such things as motion, orientation and distance from other objects, then determine in a split second if the device is at risk of damage from impact and if the device is at risk of damage from a fall, the airbags would instantly inflate via an embedded cartridge of compressed air or carbon dioxide…………..

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LG And Sony Signed A “Cross-Licensing Deal”

LG And Sony Signed A “Cross-Licensing Deal”

Sony and LG haven’t been on the best of terms lately with patent disputes serving as the major reason for conflict between the two companies and the dispute between the companies started late last year when Sony filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, requesting it ban the sale of LG phones in the U.S. The terms of the deal have no been disclosed, but the companies have dropped the lawsuits and apparently reached a cross-licensing deal that will enable them to keep producing their respective products, the agreement expired three years ago and the companies were unable to come to terms on a new one……………….

By On August 12, 2011 Respond
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Apple Sued Over E-Book Pricing

Apple Sued Over E-Book Pricing

Apple and a group of book publishers were accused in a lawsuit f illegally fixing e-book prices to boost profits and force e-book rival Amazon to abandon its pro-consumer discount pricing and the lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California claims Apple and Hachette, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Shuster illegally worked together to enable an agency model as the standard for e-book sales, rather than the wholesale model that is used in the physical publishing industry. The suit was brought by law firm Hagens Berman and the firm said Apple wanted to twist the ebook market into an environment that matched its walled-garden iTunes music store……………..

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UK Apple Stores Removes Products

UK Apple Stores Removes Products

Apple taken the stance of removing Apple gear from their stores and Apple has removed all their products from display after closing for the day, no doubt in an attempt to put temptation out of the sight of rioters. It appears that the riots are spreading across the United Kingdom and some have said that the army should be called in to bring order to the streets. Liverpool itself has not yet endured reports of violence there and the management of its Apple store appears to be taking no chances…………….

By On August 11, 2011 Respond
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