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Florian Mueller backs Samsung legal strategy of trivializing Apple's technology

04/13/2014, 09:04 pm

A prominent patent law blogger has again raised the argument that Apple's patented features have very little value, while stopping short of saying that Samsung should just stop using the infringing technology.

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Rumor: Photos of iPhone 6 manufacturing molds, schematics leak online

04/13/2014, 06:04 pm

A set of photos published to the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Sunday allegedly show detailed schematics, CAD renderings and physical manufacturing molds for Apple's next-generation iPhone.

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WSJ: Amazon to announce smartphone with 3D eye and gesture tracking in June

04/11/2014, 05:04 pm

Adding to previous reports of an Amazon-built smartphone, The Wall Street Journal on Friday said the Internet retail giant will announce its entry into the handset market in June.

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Beleaguered BlackBerry forced to dispel rumors about potential exit from handset business

04/10/2014, 12:04 pm

Though BlackBerry was once a market leader, times have become so tough for the Canadian smartphone maker that the company's CEO was prompted on Thursday to publicly refute rumors that his company might exit the handset business entirely.

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Apple unlikely to utilize custom iPhone baseband chip until 2015 at earliest, JP Morgan says

04/10/2014, 10:04 am

If Apple does bring baseband processor design and production in-house as recent moves have indicated, one analyst believes that the chips are unlikely to debut in new iPhone models before 2015, thanks to the "notoriously difficult" nature of their development.

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Consumer interest in Apple's 'iPhone 6' at record levels, as new sketches show rumored big-screen design

04/10/2014, 08:04 am

With leaks and alleged information about Apple's next-generation iPhone picking up steam, a new report shows that consumer interest for the so-called "iPhone 6" expected to debut later this year is already at record levels.

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How Samsung & Google teamed up to steal Apple Data Detectors for Android

04/10/2014, 06:04 am

Apple's critics contend that it either doesn't have innovative inventions worthy of patents, or has grossly overestimated the commercial value of its patents. Apple Data Detectors is one example that proves both ideas are wrong.

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Apple reportedly plans high-res 5.5" iPhone 6, all new 4.7" model for later this year

04/09/2014, 07:04 pm

Apple will release two new iPhones this year, with an all-new redesigned 4.7-inch model and high-resolution "phablet" type 5.5-inch version poised to take the high-end smartphone world by storm this fall.

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Dropbox bringing Mailbox to the Mac, launches new Carousel photo app

04/09/2014, 02:04 pm

Popular file synchronization service Dropbox unveiled two new updates for the Apple ecosystem Wednesday, announcing that it would bring its Mailbox e-mail app from iOS to the Mac and showing off a new multimedia gallery app dubbed Carousel.

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Apple nabs senior RF engineers from Broadcom amid rumors of new in-house baseband team

04/09/2014, 10:04 am

At least two high-level baseband hardware engineers have left wireless semiconductor company Broadcom for new positions at Apple this year, adding weight to speculation that the iPhone maker is planning to design and build its own baseband processors.

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Rumor: Apple plans to bring iPhone baseband chip design in-house

04/08/2014, 02:04 am

A rumor from the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple is mulling the creation of a research and development team that will be responsible for designing future iPhone baseband processors to be used as soon as 2015.

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Samsung sues newspaper for $284k over negative reports on Galaxy S5

04/07/2014, 09:04 pm

Samsung has sued Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (about $284,000 US) regarding its reporting related to the company's new Galaxy S5 phone.

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Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still growing faster than Android 4.4 KitKat

04/07/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple has updated its App Store statistics for April, reporting that 87 percent of its users accessing the iTunes Store have now installed its latest iOS 7.

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Samsung's 'Beat Apple' memo: 'Threat from Apple extremely real and urgent'

04/07/2014, 05:04 am

While the tech media has devoted lots of attention to Apple's concerned reaction to Samsung's 2012 marketing blitz, evidence likely to be presented during the Apple vs Samsung trial shows that it was Samsung that targeted its attention on "beating Apple" as its "#1 priority" for 2012.

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Apple unlocks new Copy Cat docs as evidence Samsung pilfered iPhone unlock

04/05/2014, 05:04 pm

In the original Apple vs Samsung patent trial, Apple made the Galaxy a star witness by presenting a "copy cat" document that detailed every difference with Apple's iPhone paired with advice on how to more closely copy it. For the second trial, Apple has dug up several more Copy Cat docs detailing the evolution of Samsung's "slavish copying," particularly evident with Slide to Unlock.

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Apple sales team concerned about shrinking high-end iPhone market, but Schiller disagrees

04/04/2014, 03:04 pm

An internal Apple document presented as part of the ongoing Samsung v. Apple trial shows that the company's sales team was worried that a maturing market may leave no room for iPhone growth, though marketing chief Phil Schiller downplayed the document's significance.

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Carriers suggest a big-screen 'iPhone 6' could be a 'very special' success in China

04/04/2014, 09:04 am

Chinese branded smartphones are performing well in their home country, affecting sales of worldwide leaders Apple and Samsung, but buzz is said to be growing in China among customers who are holding out hope for an iPhone with a larger display.

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Video pits iPhone 5s Touch ID against Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner

04/03/2014, 08:04 pm

As Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S5 nears official release, videos and "first looks" are popping up across the Web, the latest of which pits the handset's swipe-style fingerprint reader against Apple's Touch ID.

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Apple's iPhone 5s remains best selling smartphone in US as handset market softens, shifts

04/03/2014, 11:04 am

Consumers continued to choose Apple's flagship iPhone 5s more than any other smartphone in March thanks in part to strong brand loyalty, and one analyst believes that Apple's sales could increase even further as buyers begin to upgrade their handsets more frequently.

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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1 with Siri-like 'Cortana' personal assistant

04/02/2014, 01:04 pm

Software behemoth Microsoft on Wednesday showed off the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, refining several areas and officially unveiling Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri.

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