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Apple And Samsung’s CEOs Today Will Discuss Patent Dispute





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According to Bloomberg’s report, today Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun and Apple CEO Tim Cook will have a phone conversation ahead of jury deliberations scheduled to begin this week. Bloomberg reports that lawyers of two companies will report to Judge Lucy Koh on the outcome of today’s phone discussion. The report notes:


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Monday, August 20th, 2012. 20:29

Apple Wants To Make Set-Top Box For Live TV Content



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Following the report from yesterday on a possible Apple cable set-top box, The Wall Street Journal today shared more details on Apple’s plans.

According to the report, Apple wants to make the device that would allow viewers to watch any TV show at any moment through a cloud-based DVR service that would store shows online. This service would allow viewers to stream a show within minutes after it started airing live.

“Another significant feature of the Apple set-top device is likely to be its user interface, which could resemble the navigation icons on Apple's iPad. While the design may change, the interface is expected to be easier for people to use than existing cable on-screen menus, widely viewed as clunky.

Apple's device also may create space on the TV screen for social media features, such as sharing TV shows through services like Twitter Inc., the people said”.

Also Apple wants that users can transfer content from the device on iPhones, iPads and other Apple products.

The WSJ says that Apple has been in negotiations with cable providers like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, and with companies that control TV content. The report notes that terms of existing agreements between content and cable companies might not allow them to seal a deal for using Apple’s devices without permission of content owners.

Earlier this month CEO of CBS Les Moonves said that his company is willing to offer its content on a future Apple TV set depending "what we get paid" and "what the terms are".

   

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Friday, August 17th, 2012. 13:12

Apple Has Filed Plans For 500,000 Square-Foot Data Center In Oregon



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In February Apple announced its plans to construct a new data center on a lot of 160 acres in Prinviille, Oregon, and in April it was reported that Apple agreed to invest $250 million in the facilities.

Now The Associated Press reports that Apple has submitted its plans for the project to the city of Prinville.


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Friday, August 17th, 2012. 0:27

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Apple In Talks To Develop Set-Top Box To Display Live Cable Television



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According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is considering the possibility of developing a set-top box that will allow users to view live cable television and other content. The WSJ report:


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Thursday, August 16th, 2012. 12:15

Apple's share of worldwide tablet market returns to all-time highs



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Apple’s tablets are far ahead of their competitors in a market with nearly out of every four tablet computers purchased around the world last quarter were iPads. During the previous quarter Apple sold 17 million iPad 2s and third-generation iPads that made up 69.6% of all tablet shipments, more than seven times that of its closest rival Samsung, which managed to ship 2.254 million Galaxy Tabs. Apple's 44% jump in iPad shipments was nearly enough to boost the Cupertino-based company back to an all-time high of 70% global tablet market share it achieved during the first quarter of 2011, according to research firm iSuppli.


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Thursday, August 16th, 2012. 0:11

Judge In Apple vs. Samsung Trial Asked Companies To Try To Settle



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According to a report from AllThingsD, the Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, has asked both sides to try to settle before the jury deliberations begin. The report noted that both companies agreed to a phone meeting outside the court.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 23:42

Possible Photo of 'iPad Mini' Dock Connector Flex Cable



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Nowhereelse.fr obtained and posted a new photo of what it believes may be a flex cable component for the "iPad mini", housing Apple's smaller dock connector, the headphone jack, and the home button connector. But the photo is pretty similar to that one that was posted back in May, revealing a part said to be for the next-generation iPhone.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 22:58

Top Samsung designer denies copying iOS icons



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A senior designer at Samsung, Jeeyuen Wang, took the stand on Tuesday in an effort to counter Apple's allegations that multiple Samsung devices copied the layout and imagery of iOS. The designer claims hundreds of people around the world worked tirelessly on Samsung's iconography, adding that she herself was only able to sleep two or three hours a night. Wang admitted that she did look at products from other companies, including Apple, but denied stealing the icons outright, saying instead that it was part of the design process.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 21:54

More than $60,000 in "computers and personal items" stolen from Steve Jobs' home



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The San Jose Mercury News reports that the Palo Alto home of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was among the homes which were burglarized last month. Jobs' home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto was burglarized on July 17. Among the items taken were more than $60,000 worth of "computers and personal items." The Jobs home has been undergoing renovation and it is unclear whether the family is currently living in the house while the work is being performed.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 16:12

iPad Mini Will Look Like A Larger iPod Touch



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Today 9toMac reported that according to its sources the iPad mini will look like a larger iPod touch with skinner bezels on the sides paired with thicker bezels at the bottom and top of the device.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 12:18

Apple's new mini Dock Connector to feature 9-pin



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A mini Dock Connector expected to be introduced alongside Apple's so-called iPhone 5 next month will spot 9 official points of contact and takes design cues from the company's patented MagSafe adapters. According to people familiar with the matter, new mini Dock Connector will deliver enhancements in I/O connectivity in addition to comprising roughly 60% less real estate and orientation independence when plugged into any one of Apple's future iOS devices.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 22:34

Pre-Orders for Next-Generation iPhone to Begin September 12



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New information from iMore, one of the first to claim that Apple will be holding its media event to introduce the next-generation iPhone on September 12, points Apple will start taking pre-orders for its sixth-generation iPhone on September  12 following a special event announcing the device ahead of the already-rumored first wave of launches on September 21. Apple's first launch wave typically includes the United States.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 14:41

Apple Lost 2 million iPad And iPhone Sales Because Of Samsung’s Сopying



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The Verge reports that today in the Samsung vs. Apple court trial Apple called a financial expert Terry Musica to the stand. While on the stand Terry Musica provided the jury a breakdown showing how much profits Apple lost due to Samsung’s patent violation. According to his estimates, Apple lost 2 million iPad and iPhone sales, costing $488.8 million in total. The calculations are based on the products that Samsung is accused of copying, royalty fees that Samsung should have paid for accused products, and profits that Apple have lost.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 13:18

Apple Has Licensed Some Of Its iOS Design Patents To Microsoft



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According to The Verge's report, today in Apple vs. Samsung trial Apple’s director of Patent Licensing & Strategy Boris Teksler testified that Apple has licensed some of its design and technical patents to Microsoft, but the cross-licensing agreement includes “anti-cloning” provisions. Teksler stated:


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 1:13

Leaked Photos Of The Logic Board For The iPhone 5



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French website Nowhereelse points to new photos that were originally posted on Chinese forum Weiphone. Two photos seems to be the back and front panels of the next iPhone logic board, which holds the processor and a number of support chips for the smartphone. The board is different from logic boards found in both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.


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Monday, August 13th, 2012. 13:33