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Apple to Start Working on New Device-Unlocking System?





According to the latest patent filings published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to develop a new device-unlocking system. This system will allow users to unlock their iOS devices by connecting a set of illuminated dots, so that drawing a custom pattern on the screen of the device. The patent applications are entitled 'Gesture entry techniques'. There're two filings that deal with the new technology, not one, which a bit strange, I guess.


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Samsung Denies Copying iPhone, Says 'Marketing Genius' Helped to Beat Rivals



While the guys from Cupertino accuse Samsung of copying the design of their iPhone and infringing on a number of their patents, Samsung executives claim it was marketing that allowed the company to gain popularity among users. This is probably a new type of marketing strategy developed by the South Korean manufacturer himself. It allows to use patented technologies without the owner's permission and to mock rival's products.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. 18:36

Apple Explained Why It Is Seeking more than $2B in Damages from Samsung



Apple has explained why it is seeking $2.19 billion in damages from Samsung. Such sum is based on Apple's lost profits and royalties on infringed patents, Apple damage expert and economist Chris Vellturo claims.


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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. 20:33

It Took Apple Several Years to Design iPhone for 'Normal People'



As you probably know, earlier this week Apple appealed to court for the second time. The guys from Cupertino sued Samsung over a number of patents they say the company infringed on. Some of them deal with Apple’s iPhone and the “Slide to Unlock” feature.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, April 6th, 2014. 14:10

Apple vs Samsung Trial: Round 2



Apple has once again appealed to the U.S. court in order to make Samsung pay $2 billion in damages. In case you don’t know, Apple accuses the South Korean company of infringing its patents and intentional copying of the iPhone design.


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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. 17:55

Apple Was Granted Patent for 'Transparent Texting’ Tech



Last week Apple was granted another patent entitled ‘Transparent Texting’. According to a patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the company from Cupertino is planning to develop a system that will automatically change the background image of popular messaging apps and replace it with a live video feed from the device’s rear camera. Interesting idea, don’t you think so?


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Monday, March 31st, 2014. 19:35

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Like every Sunday, I’ve come up with a list of most interesting stories of the last 7 days. Without wasting time, let’s take a look at these posts.


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Apple Engineer Reveals How Original iPhone Was Created



As you know, Apple’s first-gen iPhone was released in 2007. The development of the device, however, began much earlier - in 2004. This is what Greg Christie, Apple senior software engineer, revealed in an interview to The Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. 19:57

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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