Calling off the dogs: Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation in 10-year license agreement

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After being at each other’s throats for years around patent rights, Apple and HTC have decided to let bygones be bygones. The two companies have entered into an agreement to settle any and all patent disputes. The “global settlement” not only dismisses all patent complaints ...

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Comparing the Nexus 7 to the iPad mini

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Well, it’s official.  Apple has a 7.9-inch iPad mini coming in the next few weeks and it cost $329 or more.  Hide yo kids, hide you wives, this thing is going to kill off Android tablets.  If you listen to Apple tell it, the new device is going to be embraced unlike anything we’ve ...

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Motorola pulls its ITC lawsuit against Apple

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Motorola today pulled its lawsuit against Apple, just weeks after filing against the Cupertino-based company.  Initially centered around seven alleged patent violations, Motorola did not give any reason for the withdraw but made certain to iterate that “there are no agreements between ...

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Samsung alleges iPhone 5 violates eight patents; hearing set for 2014

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Samsung, in its ongoing war with Apple, has asked to include the iPhone 5 on a list of devices they claim violates its own patents.  According to details listed on USA Today and IBTimes, Samsung alleges that the iPhone 5 infringes on six design patents and a pair of standard patents. ...

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Samsung launches advertising offensive, compares Galaxy S III to iPhone 5

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Samsung has begun running a print ad this week, taking the iPhone 5 to task for all of its features.  Comparing the new Apple handset to its own Galaxy S III, Samsung’s breakdown doesn’t seem all the close at all.   Of course, there’s no mention of some of the exclusive ...

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HTC might get the iPhone and iPad banned in the US?

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Apple is gearing up to launch the next “not-so-revolutionary” device known as iPhone 5 in the upcoming days, and we know that Apple is not in a good relationship with Samsung and HTC. Well, after all the “lawsuit-games” played by Apple, it’s time for Apple to taste ...

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comScore: Android now own 51.6% of the mobile market, Samsung still leading the OEMs

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We wait for comScore report every month because they keep us updated with the mobile statistics in the USA. Just like the last report, Samsung is still winning from all the other smartphone vendors, and Android is still sitting on the “throne of mobile operating systems”, but there ...

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Galaxy Nexus returns to Play Store with extended shipping time

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The Android world was all a’buzz with the Galaxy Nexus last week, due to the fact that a sales ban was put in place. Google and Samsung immediately began working together on a software fix to circumvent the ban, and it looks like we’ve got success… in a way. Right now, you can ...

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Google says Galaxy Nexus shipping should continue next week after Samsung-Apple suit caused sales ban

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Yesterday, we told you about The Galaxy Nexus and how Google / Samsung were working together to circumvent the ban that was won in a court case with Apple. Now, Google has told ABC that shipping should resume next week. According to ABC news: “Google confirmed to ABC News that the Galaxy ...

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HTC beats Apple in patent dispute for swipe to unlock in London court

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A High court in the U.K. has made it official: HTC’s “swipe to unlock” feature does not, in fact, impede on any Apple patents. To add to the mix, the court said that the other three complaints lodged by Apple were invalid as well. These were the patents in question: Unlocking ...

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Samsung and Google working together on software fix to circumvent sales ban on Galaxy Nexus after ban lift denied

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Anyone else around here sick and tired of hearing about these patent wars? Apple has really taken their reports of patent infringement to the next level, and Samsung has been the brunt of a lot of the attacks. Recently, there has been a sales ban of the Galaxy Nexus here in the states. Apple ...

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Samsung denied ban lift on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales

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  Last week, Apple was granted a ban on sales in the US of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Earlier this week, Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung a request for a temporary lift of said ban. Samsung wanted the temporary lift done until an official ruling could be made on the infringement case, but Koh said... ...

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Run Android apps on your Mac with BlueStacks

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  If you’ve got a Mac and want to run Android apps on it, your time has come, you niche-lover. BlueStacks has come to Mac, and is supporting 17 different apps… to include the popular news reader “Pulse”. Initially a Windows release, BlueStacks has now been dubbed by some ...

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All injunctions in Apple vs Motorola patent war thrown out

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Judge Posner, the judge presiding over the cases of Apple vs Motorola and their patent war, has gotten fed up. The entire case, consisting of 4 alleged patent infringements against Motorola Mobility, has been thrown out of the courts. This is after the previously requested jury trial was ...

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Google may be accelerating development of their own voice assistant program

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It goes without saying: Apple’s Siri is one of the main selling points of iOS. It just works, and it just works well. We know also that Google has been working on their own voice assistant in the Google X Lab. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, Google is speeding up their ...

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