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Topic: General

Samsung's 'prepped' witness angers judge in final day of patent trial testimony

04/29/2014, 01:04 am

On the last day of testimony in the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, Samsung counsel and its final expert witness were berated by presiding Judge Lucy Koh over possible coaching on what to say regarding claim construction of a contentious Apple patent.

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Apple executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue to appear at Code Conference next month

04/28/2014, 03:04 pm

Apple software chief Craig Federighi and services czar Eddy Cue are set to headline the second night of the upcoming Code Conference, spiritual successor to an event at which late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was an annual fixture.

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New Flash flaw could let attackers control Macs, Adobe urges users to update

04/28/2014, 12:04 pm

Adobe on Monday disclosed a new vulnerability in its Flash platform that may allow attackers to remotely take over and control Macs, PCs, and Linux machines and advised users to update their system as quickly as possible.

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Touch panel makers face falling revenue thanks to faltering touchscreen PC sales

04/28/2014, 12:04 pm

Despite rising overall sales, manufacturers of touchscreen components are set to feel the squeeze in their bottom line as more players enter the market and shipments shift toward lower-margin parts for tablets and smartphones.

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Jury to hear extended testimony due to federal appeals court ruling

04/26/2014, 08:04 pm

Jurors in the second Apple v. Samsung patent trial in California, who were scheduled to begin deliberations early next week, will now hear an additional two hours of testimony clarifying a key phrase used in one of Apple's patents-in-suit.

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Nike to focus on 'digital sport' software, excited about future Apple collaborations

04/25/2014, 09:04 pm

In an interview on Friday, Nike CEO Mark Parker said his company is not giving up on its "digital sport" initiative with the apparent demise of FuelBand and will instead pursue expansion of the NikeFuel ecosystem through high-profile partners like Apple.

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Apple wins temporary reprieve in e-books damages trial as U.S. appeals court to consider stay

04/25/2014, 06:04 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday issued a brief order agreeing to consider Apple's motion for a stay of the upcoming e-books damages class action suit leveled by 33 states and a group of consumers.

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Apple, Samsung dispute tentative juror verdict form in California patent trial

04/25/2014, 12:04 am

Apple and Samsung continue to be at loggerheads over seemingly every action in their second California patent trial, the latest issue being a tentative juror verdict form issued by presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday.

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NBC's 'Today' offers rare look inside Apple's iCloud data center in feature on environment

04/24/2014, 09:04 pm

During Thursday's edition of NBC News' Today, Apple's push for environmental friendliness was highlighted in a special segment called "A new kind of Apple farm," with a special focus on the company's Maiden, N.C. data center and accompanying solar array.

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Apple reaches settlement in Silicon Valley anti-poaching lawsuit [ux2]

04/24/2014, 04:04 pm

A major antitrust lawsuit accusing major technology companies, including Apple, of participating in an illegal hiring agreement won't proceed in court, as the accused parties have reached a settlement with the class who brought the complaint.

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Google exec & social networking chief Vic Gundotra leaves company

04/24/2014, 03:04 pm

Vic Gundotra, an outspoken member of Google's executive team who spearheaded the company's Google+ social networking service and oversaw its early mobile applications, has left the company after an 8-year tenure, he announced on Thursday.

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Tim Cook offering lunch date at Apple HQ for charity

04/24/2014, 01:04 pm

Apple fans, detractors, and investors alike now have a chance to sit down with CEO Tim Cook one-on-one, as the executive is auctioning off a lunch date at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., to benefit charity.

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Future Apple devices may boast environmental sensor suite with built-in thermometer

04/24/2014, 06:04 am

A pair of documents unearthed on Thursday detail Apple's ambitions to make the iPhone -- or rumored iWatch -- a one-stop-shop for gathering all kinds of data, including information about a user's surrounding environment.

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Apple's display tech lets users interact with 3D objects in mid-air

04/24/2014, 04:04 am

A document discovered on Thursday describes an interactive three-dimensional display system that allows users to "touch" objects in mid-air, presenting the illusion of an advanced hologram.

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Judge denies Apple motion to stay upcoming e-books damages trial

04/24/2014, 12:04 am

In yet another denial of Apple's attempts to halt an impending e-books damages trial, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday shot down two motions for a stay, making it clear she intends to kick off proceedings as soon as possible.

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Apple 'on the prowl' with 24 acquisitions in last year and a half

04/23/2014, 06:04 pm

Apple has bought two-dozen companies in the last 18 months, it was revealed on Wednesday, and more deals are likely on the way, with Tim Cook describing Apple as "on the prowl" for potential acquisitions that make sense.

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Google agreed to pick up tab for some Samsung legal fees, take on liability in case of loss

04/22/2014, 06:04 pm

An agreement between Google and Samsung, revealed on Tuesday in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, has the Internet search giant on the hook for legal fees and liability related to up to four Apple patents.

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Lytro's next-gen $1500 Illum 'light-field' camera bolstered by dedicated Mac software, Aperture support

04/22/2014, 11:04 am

Innovative focus-shifting camera maker Lytro, whose products have been featured at Apple's retail stores, will expand its lineup this summer with a new, more full-featured standalone camera dubbed the Illum, aimed at professionals and high-end enthusiasts.

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Apple tech takes on distracted driving, blocks users from texting while behind the wheel

04/22/2014, 06:04 am

A new piece of technology unearthed on Tuesday shows Apple has developed iPhone technology that automatically shuts off texting capabilities when it is determined that a user is driving, helping to mitigate potential accidents resulting from in-car distractions.

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Apple print ad touts environmental responsibility, pokes fun at Samsung [u]

04/22/2014, 05:04 am

Apple gave its legal adversaries a bit of a ribbing on Tuesday as the company took out a full-page ad in UK newspapers saying, "There are some ideas we want every company to copy," alluding to Apple's environmental awareness [updated with a high-quality image].

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