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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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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 1:13

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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Court documents allegedly show Samsung copied iPhone icons



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A new portion of the documents presented to the court by Apple as a part of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung show Samsung's proprietary home-screen icon designs are nearly identical to that of the iPhone's. As far as you know, Apple registered the most part of their icons as trademarks in 2010 that means that Apple accuses Samsung of another infringement of the iPhone-maker’s patents.


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Downloads of Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion top 3 million in 4 days



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Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store last Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard has been downloaded more than 3 million times in its first four days, the company announced on Monday.


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Apple Released OS X Mountain Lion Priced At $19,99



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Today Apple has launched its new OS X Mountain Lion to the public. The new operating system is priced at $19.99 and can be purchased exclusively on the Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion offers many new features and improvements to the Mac, including iMesage support through the Messages app, Notification Center, Reminders and Notes support via iCloud, Dictation, Game Center, improved sharing capabilities, enhanced security with Gatekeeper, Power Nap and more.


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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. 19:47

Apple to Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25th?



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Apple plans to release its new OS X for Macs this month. OS X Mountain Lion for upgrade can be bought for as little as $19.99 at the Apple’s Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion contains a number of new functions and improvements, including Notification Center, Dictation, Power Nap, Reminders and many more features.


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Monday, July 16th, 2012. 13:23

iPad Mini will probably cost $299



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Piper Jaffray, analyst Gene Munster, believes iPad Mini will cost $299 and Apple could sell somewhere between 4-6 million iPad minis this year.


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Amazon Is Working On Its Own Smartphone To Compete With Android And iOS



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Today Bloomberg reported that Amazon is developing its own smartphone that will be able to compete with Android-based smartphones and iPhone. Amazon is reportedly cooperating with Foxconn to develop the smartphone, the same manufacturer that produces a number of Apple’s handsets, including iPad and iPhone.


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Apple looking into 3D iOS UI elements based on ambient light



Buzzfeed reports that an unnamed Apple employee said that a future version of Apple's iOS could employ unique graphical user interface features that use input from a mobile device's ambient light sensor to cast shadows on app icons thus creating the illusion of a three-dimensional workspace and bringing more realism to the mobile operating system.


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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 15:48

Running The New MacBook Pro At 2880x1800 Resolution



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Although Apple’s new MacBook Pro offer Retina display with a resolution of 2880x1800 pixels, the display options don’t allow users to run their operating systems at full resolution. The extra pixels serve to display more details on a canvas with previous resolution of 1440x900 pixels. However users, who want to display their systems at resolutions higher than 1440x900 pixels, can do this, as System Preferences provides several options ranging up to resolution of 1920x1200 pixels.


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Friday, June 22nd, 2012. 1:48

Future iPhones could broadcast preferred communication mode, network status



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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices published on Thursday an Apple patent filing which details a system that could notify other users of preferred methods of communication based on their current network status and relative signal strength. Determining which methods of communication are available, the system simplifies the decision whether to call, text message, FaceTime or iMessage another user.


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Friday, June 15th, 2012. 10:35

Download WWDC 2012 Keynote video in HD



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Video of WWDC 2012 keynote is officially available for download in iTunes.

Apple presented new operating systems iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, as well as hardware changes to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product line.




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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 1:39

Apple Puts Up iOS 6 Banners at Moscone West



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Apple has begun putting up banners for iOS 6 at Moscone West, where WWDC 2012 will take place next week. It looks like the next version of Apple mobile operating system is not rumors any more - it's a fact.

iOS 6 is expected to bring improvements to some stock applications. Apple is believed to be dropping Google Maps and replacing it with its own in house solution.

Take a look at some more iOS 6 banner photos below:


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WWDC Banners Ever For The Last 10 Years [Photos]



Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more. An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years.

Here’s a look at the banner images of WWDC over the past 10 years.

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Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.

Every WWDC Banner Ever For The Last 10 Years [Gallery]


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Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year



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You’ve obviously heard that Apple is going to refresh its Maps application in the forthcoming iOS6 and move away from Google Maps that Apple has used since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, replacing it by the company’s own service.

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the last five years that have saw Google and Apple going from best of corporate friends to sworn enemies spending a great deal of time disparaging each other in courts. The latest confrontation seems to be closely connected with Maps.


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