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Apple Granted Patent for Method of Hardening Sapphire Screens





Apple on Thursday was granted a patent for a technology of hardening the sapphire structure. The patent application was published on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office official website. The patent is entitled "Sapphire property modification through ion implantation" and it describes a method of adding ions in a sapphire structure so that it becomes stronger and prevents this material from cracking. The advantage of the new technology is that it allows to make the sapphire stronger without using the chemicals.


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Thursday, September 4th, 2014. 20:30

Apple Files Patent for New OS X Virtual Assistant



The guys from Cupertino are currently thinking about making Siri available on their Mac OS X platform. According to the latest patent application published by the U.S. patent and Trademark Office, Apple is working on a virtual assistant for its desktops.


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Friday, August 8th, 2014. 19:43

End of Patent War Between Apple and Samsung Is Near?



The end of the patent war between Apple and Samsung seems to be near. According to what Bloomberg reporters write, the market giants have recently released a joint statement announcing an agreement to end all the patent disputes outside the United States of America in the near future. Looks like the companies got tired of arguing.


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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. 15:08

Bose Sues Beats Electronics Over Patent Infringements



Bose has reportedly sued Apple’s Beats over the noise-cancelling technology used in the headphones manufactured by the company recently acquired by the guys from Cupertino. According to what people familiar with the matter say, Beats Electronics has violated several patents, which currently belong to Bose. CNBC reporters were the first to tell about the complaint from the American audio equipment industry giant.


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Monday, July 28th, 2014. 1:14

Apple Teams with Intelligent Energy to Boost iPhone Battery Life?



A new rumor has recently appeared on the Internet that suggests that Apple has recently teamed with a British firm Intelligent Energy to make the battery life of the company’s smartphones, tablets and laptops much longer.


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Monday, July 14th, 2014. 23:07

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Like every Sunday, I’d like to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s start.


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Apple Was Granted Patent for Embedding Displays in Bezels Made out of LiquidMetal Alloy



Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Methods and systems for integrally trapping a glass insert in a metal bezel". The document describes a method of joining iPhone’s glass with a bezel made of a new kind of metal alloy. In our particular case, the alloy is called LiquidMetal.


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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014. 18:19

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has nearly come to an end, so looks like it’s time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s start.


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Apple Wants to Ban Sales of Old and New Samsung Devices



According to the latest rumors, the guys from Cupertino are planning to get a permanent injunction against Samsung devices, which infringe on their patents. What is interesting is that Apple wants to ban sales not only of the existing devices, but also of those gadgets that will be released in future.


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Sunday, May 25th, 2014. 17:23

Court Bans Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Ace Sales in Netherlands



According to the latest reports, Dutch appeals court on Tuesday upheld the injunction against the sales of several Samsung handsets in the country. The verdict bans the sales of Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Ace and a number of other devices, which infringe on Apple patents.


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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014. 20:05

Apple and Samsung to Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuits Without Applying to the Court



According to the latest report from The Korea Times, Apple and Samsung are currently working on an agreement that would settle all their patent infringement lawsuits at once and without applying to the court. The two tech giants have begun the negotiations quite recently.


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Monday, May 19th, 2014. 19:19

Patent War Between Apple and Google is Over?



Apple and Google have decided to stop the patent war. According to the latest reports, the company from Cupertino and Google’s Motorola Mobility unit have recently agreed to end all the so-called patent battles. This, however, doesn't mean that the tech giants will start cross-licensing each other's patents.


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Saturday, May 17th, 2014. 15:26

Apple's iPhones to Feature Sidewall Display?



Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Electronic devices with sidewall displays", which means that the guys from Cupertino are planning to place a kind of flexible display around the sidewalls of their future handsets.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:26

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It's Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of past seven days. Let's begin.

As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its next-gen iPhone later this year. Ahead of the purported launch, more and more mockups and alleged schematics appear on the Internet. They look pretty much the same, however, each one has a unique or worth mentioning feature. That's why I try to describe each mockup thoroughly.


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Sunday, May 11th, 2014. 19:36

Both Apple and Samsung are Found Guilty of Patent Infringements



Samsung infringed on Apple's patents. This is what the jury found out during the Apple vs Samsung trial. What is interesting, though, is that Apple was also accused of violating Samsung's patent for "Apparatus for recording and reproducing digital image and speech", so now it has to pay the South Korean manufacturer $158.400.


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Monday, May 5th, 2014. 18:27