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Topic: General

Apple, Samsung reignite patent lawsuit settlement talks - report

05/19/2014, 07:05 am

Following Apple's most recent legal victory in California, and the news that both it and Google have agreed to end litigation with each other, Apple is said to have renewed settlement talks with Samsung, in an effort to end all ongoing lawsuits between the two rivals.

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Dual Review: Libratone's Lounge and Zipp speakers cover both ends of the spectrum

05/18/2014, 06:05 pm

Libratone has made a name for itself by baking high-tech components, innovative design and consistent sound quality into its systems, features usually seen only in much more expensive systems. AppleInsider was able to take a look at how the Lounge, one of the company's first models, stands up to its recently released portable, the Zipp.

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Behind the scenes of Bentley's iPhone-filmed, iPad Air-edited ad

05/17/2014, 07:05 am

When luxury auto marque Bentley released a short documentary highlighting the new Mulsanne sedan earlier this week, it chose to shoot and edit the entire sequence on Apple's iPhone 5s and iPad Air -- with a little help from third-party gear. AppleInsider has the details of what equipment Bentley used to create the visually stunning piece.

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Italian antitrust body investigating Apple, others over 'freemium' app sales

05/17/2014, 01:05 am

Italy's Antitrust and Competition Authority on Friday said it is investigating whether Apple, Google, Amazon and Gameloft mislead the public into spending money on so-called "freemium" apps that offer in-app purchases.

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Apple and Google agree to drop all ongoing lawsuits, will work toward patent reform

05/16/2014, 08:05 pm

After years of being embroiled in lawsuits, Apple and Google on Friday announced they would be dropping all actions related to smartphone technology. The peace treaty is mainly applicable to Google's Motorola subsidiary, with which Apple has been fighting in court since 2010.

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Apple sued over text messaging issues related to switching away from iPhone

05/16/2014, 04:05 pm

Apple is being sued yet again, this time from a former iPhone user who claims the company's iMessage service is causing texts coming to her new Android smartphone to vanish.

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Google buys developer of featured iPhone app 'Word Lens'

05/16/2014, 03:05 pm

Shortly after the iOS translation app "Word Lens" was featured in a prominent iPhone commercial from Apple, the developer behind the app has been snapped up by rival Google.

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Google taps former fashion executive to head Glass team

05/16/2014, 09:05 am

Apple isn't the only company hiring from the fashion industry in anticipation of the growth of wearable electronics, as Google has hired a former executive from Calvin Klein, Coach and Gap to head up its head-mounted Glass project.

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Apple supplier Foxconn forced to shut Vietnam factory due to protests

05/16/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's chief manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has been forced to shut down its operations in Vietnam for three days due to anti-China protests over oil drilling.

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Privacy group lauds Apple initiatives to protect user data from government requests

05/15/2014, 07:05 pm

In a privacy report covering major tech companies' policies toward government data requests, digital rights advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) awarded Apple a perfect six-stars after rating the firm in the doldrums for the past three years.

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Atom-sized, bendable graphene touchscreen tech seen as potential key for future Apple devices

05/15/2014, 04:05 pm

Rigid glass touchscreens may give way to bendable, foldable portable displays in the future, thanks to utilizing graphene --an advanced technology that has generated interest from Apple, Samsung and others.

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Adobe ID failure takes Creative Cloud down for nearly 24 hours

05/15/2014, 01:05 pm

Subscribers have been unable to sign in to any Adobe services, including Creative Cloud -- which allows users to "rent" access to the company's suite of creative applications -- since Wednesday evening, leaving many who depend on the company's offerings in the lurch.

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New Apple tech helps prevent misdirected messages and emails

05/15/2014, 04:05 am

An Apple invention published on Thursday illustrates a simple yet effective way to remind a user of who is on the other end of a text message or group chat, a problem that is the bane of people who juggle multiple conversations at once.

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Apple's rumored Beats acquisition reportedly pushed back one week

05/15/2014, 12:05 am

A report late Wednesday claims finalization of Apple's rumored bid to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion may be pushed back, leaving industry watchers more time to speculate on what the supposed buy means for both companies.

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Teardown offers rare look inside hard-drive equipped 1990 Apple Mac Classic

05/14/2014, 01:05 pm

Known primarily for modifying and miniaturizing game consoles, hardware enthusiast Ben Heck recently turned his attention to a relatively rare hard drive-equipped Mac Classic, providing a glimpse at the internal workings of the first $1,000 Mac.

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Samsung issues apology to cancer-stricken semiconductor plant workers

05/14/2014, 11:05 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Wednesday issued a formal apology to workers who fell ill from cancer after exposure to toxic chemicals at the company's semiconductor plants, saying that it should have acted more swiftly and would compensate the victims.

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Charity auction for lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook sells for over $330K

05/13/2014, 03:05 pm

Bidding on a lunch with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook closed on Tuesday after the opportunity reached a price of more than $330,000, all of which will be donated to a good cause.

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Beats Music had 110K subscribers in March with impressive free-to-paid conversion

05/13/2014, 10:05 am

Just 0.17 percent of the 183 million tracks spun on Beats Music in March were attributed to non-paying customers, purportedly leaked data indicates, suggesting that the service is converting trial users to paid subscribers at an impressive clip.

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Cue health tracker brings molecular-level testing to iOS

05/13/2014, 08:05 am

With pedometers, smartwatches and other passive connected health-related products carving out a niche in the iOS device accessories market, tech startup Cue is looking to take the "quantified self" much further with an ambitious project that gathers, tracks and interpolates biological samples on the molecular level.

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Future iPhones may feature interactive sidewall displays with virtual buttons

05/13/2014, 06:05 am

As the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone draws near, new documents discovered on Tuesday reveal the company is already looking ahead to future versions of the handset that may sport functional wrap-around displays.

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