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Samsung Is Going To Add iPhone 5 To Its U.S. Patent Suit





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As Reuters reports, a new Samsung’s court filing has revealed that the company is going to add Apple’s iPhone 5 to a suit that is now underway in the U.S. seeking to ban sales of Apple’s devices in the country over violation of its patent rights. Reuters said:


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Thursday, September 20th, 2012. 20:32

Google And Apple’s CEOs Working To Address Patent Disputes Between Companies



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According to today’s report from Reuters, Google CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been actively discussing some patent issues related to the two companies. The report said:


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Friday, August 31st, 2012. 1:23

Valve Launched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the Mac



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The latest version of Valve’s flagship game Counter-Strike – one of the best-selling gaming titles for PC – has become available for the Mac platform via Steam. Global Offensive, the fourth title in the Counter-Strike series, has seen over 27 million units sold during its lifetime. This is the second time (the first was Portal 2) Valve has released a flagship title simultaneously on the PC and the Mac.


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. 12:47

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

OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life



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Ars Technica carried out a number of tests showing that Apple's new operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is draining batteries significantly faster than the previous OS X Lion. The test unit lost some 38 percent of runtime after having installed Mountain Lion. The test was conducted a number of times, each using the same applications under what was described as a "daily workload." Being used actively were Safari, Chrome, Twitter, iChat, TextEdit, Photoshop, Mail and Outlook.


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Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents



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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

The iPod Nano



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If you are looking for an extremely tiny MP3 player, the iPod Nano is about as small as they get; and yet they can store up to 16GB of music. Here we take a look at the Nano's best features.


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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012. 20:04

Evidence of Apple Maps for OS X Shows Up in iOS 6 Beta



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The code found in the iOS 6 Beta shows that Apple's new Maps application may be making its way to OS X in some form. The evidence was discovered by the developer Cody Cooper through the to several older Intel graphics solutions for which map features such as shading are disabled. Though, it is unclear exactly what form Apple's maps would take on the Mac and whether the references are simply for hooks into map-enabled apps on OS X or if there is some more significant mapping solution coming to the Mac.


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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 8:35

Google admits Chrome bug responsible for crashing MacBook Airs



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Shortly after release of the updated MacBook Airs, a number of users reported that their machines were frequently crashing. Gizmodo noted this week that the issue was caused by the Chrome browser. One Genius technician said that the problem was "the specific combination of Intel HD 4000 chip + flash + Chrome." Moreover, Google has recently accepted responsibility for a kernel panic issue on Apple's new MacBook Airs. Apple is aware of the issue and planning to release a patch soon.


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Friday, June 29th, 2012. 11:11

Apple secures Liquidmetal exclusivity for two more years



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Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies announced that they have extended their agreement for an additional two years. This agreement provides Apple with a full license to all of Liquidmetal's intellectual property.
Under the MTA [Master Transaction Agreement], the Company was originally obligated to contribute to Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC, a special purpose subsidiary of the Company, all intellectual property acquired or developed by the Company through February 5, 2012, and all intellectual property held by Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC is exclusively licensed on a perpetual basis to Apple for the field of use of consumer electronic products under the MTA. Under the Amendment, the parties agreed to amend the MTA to extend the February 5, 2012 date to February 5, 2014.
The foregoing does not purport to be a complete description of the Amendment and is qualified by reference to the full text of such agreement, which will be filed with the Company’s next Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
The original deal required that Liquidmetal submit all of its intellectual property discoveries to the subsidiary through February 5, 2012, was signed in August 2010. Apple previously tested Liquidmetal’ alloys in the iPhone 3G SIM eject tool.

Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies announced that they have extended their agreement for an additional two years. This agreement provides Apple with a full license to all of Liquidmetal's intellectual property.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. 15:17

Apple's 2012 profits forecast to be highest of any public company ever



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The Wall Street analyst suggests that Apple could generate the highest annual net income of any publicly traded company in history this year.

As of Monday morning, Apple's market cap was at about $545 billion. Some Wall Street analyst have noted a rather interesting trend amongthe largest companies. Companies that exceed $500 billion in market capitalization have trouble growing much beyond that point.  The analysts are concerned that a similar scenario could happen with Apple.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. 16:55

Microsoft Announces Its New Tablet Called Surface



Microsoft has unveiled its new tablet that will compete with iPad, Google’s Android and tablets from other manufacturers.

The Microsoft Surface is a 10.6-inch tablet running Windows 8 and will come in two models. One will be powered by OS Windows RT and ARM processor. It will ship in 64GB or 32GB versions.


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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. 11:36

Tim Cook confirms updated Mac Pro coming in 2013



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Apple confirmed that its CEO Tim Cook sent an e-mail to a Facebook group page dedicated to the Mac Pro on Monday and said that the company is indeed "working on something really great" for 2013, allaying current Mac Pro owners' fears that the desktop has reached its end of life.

The slightly updated Mac Pro presented by Apple at WWDC on Monday wasn't the significant revamp. The machines received 12-core Xeon chips, but CPUs are based on Intel's two-year-old Westmere-EP architecture and not newer Xeon E5 silicon. Professional users were hoping for something more significant and impressive.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 23:17

Teardown Of New MacBook Air Reveals Tweaked Design Of SSD Connector



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Teardown experts from iFixit are now taking apart the refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air that was released yesterday, and while the notebook seems to receive only a minor update, there are certainly some changes that are worth mentioning.


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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. 23:23

Spec comparison: 2012 MacBook Air vs the 2011 model



DNP The new MacBook Air vs MacBook Air mid 2011 what's changed

Apple released new line of MacBook Air with faster processor, graphics, USB 3.0 and more. Let's compare the specs:


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Monday, June 11th, 2012. 23:54