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Apple's iPhones and iPads Don't Infringe on Samsung Patents - Japanese Court





According to the latest Japanese court ruling, Apple’s iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 don’t infringe on Samsung patents. Such a decision was revealed on Tuesday. What this means is that the company from Cupertino has won another court case against its South Korean rival. Anyway, I don’t think Samsung lawyers will come down and accept this ruling.


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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. 21:33

One-third of New Games on the App Store Are Flappy Bird Clones



Although Flappy Bird was removed from the App Store nearly three weeks ago, it still inspires many developers. You see, according to the latest estimates, nearly one-third of apps submitted for approval are Flappy Bird clones.


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Friday, February 28th, 2014. 21:10

iPhone 6 to Feature New Quantum Dot Display - Rumor



According to the latest rumors, Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature not only larger sapphire-covered display. Another interesting thing about the screen is that it will be manufactured using a new technique called Quantum Dot (QD or QLED) technology.


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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. 0:32

The University of Wisconsin Sues Apple for Using Technology Developed by University Researchers



The University of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit against Apple. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) accuses the company from Cupertino of violating the patent for a new technology that improves the efficiency of modern processors. The university researchers claim that Apple used their technology in the latest 64-bit A7 processor found in iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.


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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014. 16:08

Apple Files Patent Application for Pressure-Sensitive Touch Screen



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published another Apple’s patent filing that describes a pressure-sensitive touch screen for iPhone or iPad. The company from Cupertino suggests to use several sensors to detect the level of pressure user applies to the display. Such sensors can be used as a secondary mode of input.


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Friday, January 31st, 2014. 0:24

Apple to Release New Gadgets with Sapphire Glass Solar Power Panel - Rumors



According to the recent rumors, the company from Cupertino is seriously thinking about embedding its would-be gadgets - smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. - with sapphire solar power panels. One year ago, Apple filed a patent for integrated touch sensor and solar assembly. Moreover, there’s another Apple’s patent granted just a couple of days ago - the one that describes a new MacBook with a touch sensitive panel on a lid capable of capturing solar energy.


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Thursday, January 30th, 2014. 0:03

Creative Hitz MA2600 review



After purchasing a music player, smartphone or tablet many users think of buying new headphones to replace original ones. Indeed some people just want a better sound quality and user experience, others search for a replacement of already broken ones. We have been able to take a look at Hitz MA2600 headphones from Creative.

First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz MA2600 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is bright and modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 40mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz MA2600 can be used to make calls as well. Two options for color - black and white. Official web page positions Hitz MA2600 as a premium headset for music and calls. We are sure it is also good for movies and games.


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Apple to Produce New MacBook with 2 Displays Soon?



Apple may soon start working on a brand new MacBook. This laptop is expected to get a two-sided display with the touch input means on the lid, moreover, one of the screens will serve as a solar power supply. And what’s most important about such form factor is that it is patented.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 20:21

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It’s Sunday today, so I’ve decided to gather some of the most interesting stories of the past 7 days and bring them to you in this post.

This week’s top stories deal with jailbreak, Apple’s new iPhone 6 that is expected to be launched in 2014 and the purported iWatch release. You can take a look at the most interesting articles below.


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Apple Did Not Violate Motorola’s Push Notifications Patent - U.S. Appeals Court



Apple did not violate Motorola’s push notifications patent. Well, at least this is what The U.S. Court of Appeals says. Such a decision upholds the International Trade Commission verdict - back in April, this organization also concluded that the company from Cupertino was not guilty.


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Saturday, January 11th, 2014. 23:37

Apple Wants to Ban Infringing Samsung Devices in the USA Even Though They No Longer Exist



The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.


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Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 3:50

Apple to 'Teach' Siri to Search Your iPhone Photos



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 1:49

Apple Filed Two Patent Applications This Week



The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to iDownloadBlog, the first one deals with a new technology that could let the smartphone detect your cardiac signal. The second one describes a special display capable of detecting touches even when a user’s finger is not in contact with the screen surface.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

Apple Patents Map Layers, Not Like Those Google Uses



The company from Cupertino has recently filed a patent for customizable map layers. You may say that various maps developers, like those working for Google, already use layered maps. Nevertheless, according to the patent application entitled “Interactive Map” published by United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 19th, Apple’s concept is a bit different from the existing ones.


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Monday, December 23rd, 2013. 0:42

Apple's "Curved touch sensor" Patent Granted



Curved displays are the future. Well, this is what Samsung, LG and a number of other companies want us to believe. Back in October, Samsung announced the first smartphone ever with curved display and LG promised to release a curved OLED television.

The company from Cupertino couldn’t stand aside, so it came up with a patent for its own curved screen for smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. This patent was granted by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 1:36