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Samsung and Google Delay Android Handset Launch in Wake of Steve Jobs' Death





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Samsung and Google announced that they would cancel a special event which is scheduled for Tuesday and at which the companies were going to introduce their new handset Nexus Prime. The particular feature of this smartphone is the brand new software, Google's latest "Ice Cream Sandwich" version of Android. Rumors immediately turned to the possibility that the companies postponed the launch in respect for Steve Jobs who passed away on October 5th.

Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.

AllThingsD has confirmed that speculations. The site claims that Samsung and Google did indeed cancel the event due to Jobs' death.

The decision to postpone things was made late last night at the top levels of both companies, sources said, with Jobs’ death being the reason. There are no delays with the product itself, sources insisted.

But Apple is not going to cancel its plans for the iPhone 4S, having started accepting pre-orders for the device.




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Microsoft And Samsung Enter Into Cross-Licensing Agreement



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Microsoft announced today that it concluded an agreement with Samsung Electronics to cross-license patent portfolios, providing wide coverage for technologies of both companies. According to this agreement, Microsoft will get royalties from Samsung for its mobile phones and tablets based on Android platform. Also two companies agreed to collaborate on the marketing and development of Windows Phone.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. 18:58

RedSn0w 0.9.9b1: Major Update to Jailbreak Utility



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MuscleNerd has announced via Twitter that jailbreak utility RedSn0w 0.9.9b1 is released with major update and numerous new features:

Major improvements and features added to redsn0w 0.9.9b1! See update #9 at http://is.gd/6eek4Y Feedback: @redsn0w_testers

Indeed the list of new features is quite high. There are two main ones:

  • There is no need to download firmware any more. There is no need to push Browse IPWS button any more (but you still can).
  • Developers added lots of functionality to work with SHSH keys (extract, submit, download, verify, stitch etc)

However this new version does not bring features like untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.5 or iOS 5.

Due to some possible bugs we still recommend to use the old RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b, but the new 0.9.9b1 is worth seeing and playing with.

Here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak tutorials:

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.9b1 here:

Here is the full list of features from DevTeam:


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Apple Puts Old Version of Final Cut Studio Back on sale



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Apple has decided to make previous version of Final Cut Studio available for purchase, following several months of customer backlash against the radically redesigned Final Cut Pro X.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, September 4th, 2011. 20:50

Apple Suppliers in China Are Accused of Systematic Pollution



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According to the Financial Times, five Chinese environmental groups accused Apple’s local suppliers of systematic pollution and taking "advantage of the loopholes in developing countries' environmental management systems".

Unlike previous times, Apple apparently has soften towards Mia Jun, the director of Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (a co-author of the report) just hours before the report was published and invited her to a dialogue on the problem.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, September 2nd, 2011. 17:09

Openwave sues Apple, RIM for allegedly infringed patents



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Openware Systems has filed a lawsuit against Apple and RIM, accusing them in infringing of five of its patents. Three of them are related with mobile computing, while other two apply to cloud computing and fast page navigation.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, September 2nd, 2011. 16:17

Google and Apple Will Compete For “Undecideds”



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Google and Apple, two main parties on the smartphone market, are continuously fighting for consumers especially those who have not yet decided which OS they want to have in their next smartphone. According to Nielsen survey in July 2011, these ‘undecideds’ will be the customers which manufacturers will be hoping to win over. It is interesting that late adopters are least sure among likely smartphone upgraders about their next phone platform.


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Written by maxim

Friday, September 2nd, 2011. 0:51

Samsung’s argument against iPad design is a clip from a sci-fi movie



Maybe you have already encountered a term “prior art”. This term is used in patent law and means all information that was disclosed to the public about an invention before a date of filing application. So, if an invention has already been described in prior art, the patent will not be valid. Samsung decided to make use of this law and has put forward a sci-fi argument in its legal dispute with Apple. It has gone so far as to cite a movie ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ by Stanley Kubrick as prior art against iPad.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. 23:01

Bridesmaid Used iPad To Attend The Wedding



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This was the only case when a bridesmaid put on white clothes, stood behind the bride and nobody had objected.

Renee Armstrong couldn’t get at the wedding’s place and decided to use her white iPad and FaceTime service to attend it virtually. The bridesmaid stood by for the wedding ceremony and managed to get into the wedding’s photos as the groomsman always held the iPad in the public eye.


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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, August 19th, 2011. 13:47

Class-action Suit Filed Against Apple and 5 Book Publishers Over E-book Pricing



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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple and 5 of the 6 major book publishers: Hachette, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Shuster. The lawsuit claims that they "colluded to increase prices for popular e-book titles to boost profits and force e-book rival Amazon to abandon its pro-consumer discount pricing."

From the lawsuit:

In November 2007, Amazon revolutionized the book publishing industry by releasing the Kindle, a handheld digital reader for electronic books or “eBooks.” A major economic advantage to eBook technology is its potential to massively reduce distribution costs historically associated with brick-and-mortar publishing. But publishers quickly realized that if market forces were allowed to prevail too quickly, these efficiency enhancing characteristics would rapidly lead to lower consumer prices, improved consumer welfare, and threaten the current business model and available surplus (profit margins). So, faced with disruptive eBook technology that threatened their inefficient and antiquated business model, several major book publishers, working with Apple Inc. (“Apple”), decided free market competition should not be allowed to work – together they coordinated their activities to fight back in an effort to restrain trade and retard innovation. The largest book publishers and Apple were successful.

This lawsuit alleges that as a "direct result of this anticompetitive conduct as intended by the conspiracy, the price of eBooks has soared" and "bring claims under federal and state antitrust laws to enjoin the illegal conduct and to obtain damages."




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011. 20:13

After Falling From 13,000 Feet iPhone 4 Still Makes Calls



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Some people carry their iPhone everywhere. Among them is a skydiver who decided to take his smartphone with him when he recently took a plunge from an airplane. However, his smartphone fell from his pocket when he was dropping down from more than 13.000 feet. It is incredible, but as CNN reports, after the huge fall, the beaten and damaged iPhone still was able to make calls.


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iPhone May Become Available To China Telecom Subscribers This November



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According to Reuters report, Apple and China Telecom have come to agreement on the iPhone and decided that the handset will be offered by the end of the year. Until now iPhone was available on 1.4 billion people market through the China Unicom network.


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Apple May Be Looking For A Second iPad Manufacturer



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DigiTimes claims that Apple is seeking for the second manufacturer for the updated iPad set for release later this year.

Apple reportedly plans to add a second manufacturer for iPad 3 tablet PCs in addition to Foxconn Electronics with Taiwan-based Quanta Computer and [Pegatron] Technology being indicated as the potential contenders for the possible orders, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

[Pegatron], which reportedly have landed iPhone 5 orders from Apple, stands a better chance of winning the iPad 3 orders, the sources noted.

Pegatron now manufactures the CDMA iPhone 4 and Quanta is responsible for Mac production. Apple’s decision to add a new manufacturer for the iPad was mostly caused by the explosion on Foxconn plant and its circumstances. So the company seems to decide to minimize risk.




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Nokia releases Meego-based N9, looks like previous Apple iPod Nano



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Today Nokia introduced its MeegoOS-powered N9 phone. Well, we all know that Nokia has dropped Meego project and don't plan to support it, but the company decided to release this N9 anyway.

It looks good and quite familiar. There is some similarity with previous generation Apple iPod Nano.

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Here are couple N9 video reviews from Engadget:


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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 18:52

iCloud to Auto-Resolve Sync Conflicts



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John Gruber at Daring Fireball claims that Apple’s iCloud service will be able to solve conflicts with data automatically by determining the correct option. Now MobileMe forces users to solve conflicts themselves. On The Talk Show with Dan Benjamin he’s shared his opinion on how iCloud will deal with sync conflicts:

In iCloud, I believe you will never be presented with [a sync conflict] dialog, no matter how much has changed in one of the instances while it was "offline". The server-side iCloud, when there seemingly is a conflict, will make a decision and it will decide which one is the best (in Apple's terms the "truth"). That is what Steve Jobs means when he says "The Truth is in the Cloud." iTunes will decide which one is right and that's it. iCloud will push that right one to any device that has this account that has a different version.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, June 20th, 2011. 15:25