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District Court Judge Lucy Koh decided late Tuesday that Samsung didn’t willfully infringe six Apple patents as a federal jury found last August denying Apple the chance to get parts of the jury’s $1.05 billion damages award trebled.
District Court Judge Lucy Koh has ordered the CEOs of Apple, Intel and Google to show up in her courtroom, each of them to answer four hours of questions about their deal not to poach each other’s people. A civil suit brought by workers who figure they got shortchanged in the process...
Apple wants the whole US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to decide whether Samsung really deserves to avoid permanent injunctions barring its widgets from the American market while infringement suits are pending. It claims the court and the District Court in California have ...
This book is a nice concise no nonsense introduction to Objective-C. This book is different than most of the Objective-C books I have read in that it uses Cocoa and Cocoa Touch to teach the language. The book starts out covering the developer programs, Xcode, Object-Oriented Programmi...
Has Apple, by filing so many patent / IPR violation suits against Samsung in so many countries, marked Samsung as its equal? For those of you who read Harry Potter, here is the parallel. Remember the prophecy? … “…The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…Born to th...
It’s that time again – the New Year has arrived and everyone’s excited to start 2013 on the right foot. We’re ready to tackle the biggest projects, climb the tallest mountains, and make the biggest deals. Now all we need are the right tools to help us get the job done. To make this ta...
A US magistrate judge Monday ordered Apple and Amazon to try settling their two-year-old App Store trademark dispute before going to trial August 19. They’ll be closeted together for negotiation on March 21 and the judge said, “No participant in the settlement conference will be perm...
Online learning company Lynda.com has gotten $103 million in funding from Accel Partners and equity investor Spectrum Equity. Meritech Capital Partners also participated. It’s the first money Lynda has taken from the outside and is meant to push the 17-year-old company into the inter...
PCs shipments were down 4.9%% globally in Q4 to 90.3 million units because of “must-have” tablets and the dicey state of the world’s economy Gartner said. The researcher figures “Tablets have dramatically changed the device landscape for PCs, not so much by ‘cannibalizing’ PC sales, ...
Hybrid tools try to resolve the debate of … “Should you write a mobile web application which will render on multiple platforms without significant change but won’t be able to take advantage on native features?” Or “Should you create platform specific native application to fully util...
Apple has cut component orders for the four-month-old iPhone 5 because of weaker-than-expected demand, the Wall Street Journal said Monday citing “people familiar with the situation.” It’s unclear if Apple initially over-ordered out of concern for potential shortages or if it is movi...
Twenty years ago, a software engineer named Neil Papworth kicked off the holidays – and a communications revolution – by sending the world’s first text message via phone. The message, appropriately enough, was “Merry Christmas.” It took a few more Christmases before text messaging ca...
From the way Samsung’s talking, it’s prepared to field a platoon of widgets based on the Linux mobile platform Intel is pushing. It told Bloomberg it’s planning “to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditio...
This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material and it covers it in depth. Although this book is more of a reference than a cover to cover read, every time I use it to look something up I find myself getting sucked in and reading several chapters. The auth...
In what would be a major strategy shift Apple is reportedly considering selling a “lower-end” iPhone later this year to meet competition from Android, which has been eating Apple’s lunch with its multiple models. The Wall Street Journal said late Tuesday that the cheaper iPhone, whic...
In an example of Microsoft-like vertical integration Nvidia under the code-name Project Shield is going to take parts it builds for other people’s videogame consoles like the new version of its Tegra 4 processor and build a game machine of its own that it sells direct to consumers. T...
Apple said Monday that, excluding re-downloads and updates, more than 40 billion iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps have been downloaded from its App Store and that it has paid developers more than $7 billion. That makes nearly 20 billion downloads in 2012 alone, Apple said. Nine mon...
Apple reportedly wants to buy Waze to help fix its giant maps gaffe but according to what TechCrunch heard it doesn’t want to spend the $750 million asking price. It’s reportedly offering $400 million plus $100 million in incentives. The three-year-old Israeli-born Waze uses crowdsou...
Having found a bunch of Android-based Samsung widgets violate four Apple patents, the US International Trade Commission has ordered the giant Korean company to post a bond worth 88% of its US smartphones sales as well as 32.5 % of its media player and 37.6% of its tablet sales if it wa...
Armed robbers pulled off a heist at the Apple store behind the Paris Opera in the center of town on New Year’s Eve. Reuters reports that they made off with over a $1 million worth of widgetry although Apple is still calculating the loss. Four masked thieves broke in about 9 o’clock...
I did not look closely at the description of this book before acquiring it. I mistakenly thought it was going to be about the Core Frameworks iOS has to offer. I thought that because I own the previous version of the author's book The iOS 5 Developer's Cookbook: Core Concepts and Essen...
Highlighting Mobile Carriers and LTE, Vitesse offers top five industry predictions for 2013. Vitesse’s Chief Technology Officer Martin Nuss and Director of Product Marketing Uday Mudoi shared their thoughts on what will be big in the coming year: Carrier LTE deployments will double to...
Like an automobile, a web application needs occasional maintenance and management over its life cycle. Although it doesn't need oil changes, it will probably need version upgrades. There may not be manufacturer recalls, but sometimes servers fail or hang. An application doesn't need to...
Apple late Monday lost its bid to get a permanent injunction barring 26 of Samsung’s Android-based widgets that a jury found infringed six of Apple’s patents from the American market. Concurrently, the court threw out Samsung’s bid for a new trial. The Korean company claimed the ju...
The US Patent and Trademark Office, which has been re-examining Apple’s pinch-to-zoom patent (US No 7,844,915) presumably at Samsung’s behest, said Wednesday that all 21of its claims are invalid on the basis of prior art, specifically for anticipation and obviousness. It’s a prelimin...
Samsung said Tuesday that it will drop its attempts to get Apple products banned anywhere in Europe using its standards-essential patents (SEPs). It’s not dropping its infringement suits, but will limit its SEP claims to monetary damages. It will still seek injunctions for Apple’s al...
Another year has gone by. Merry X-mas and Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. This year's list will have a few new book topics added to list. I have ventured in iOS, Java, Android and Windows Store development, so along with all the usual Microso...
This book a no nonsense approach to learning the key points of Objective-C and iOS at the speed of light. It is a fast paced sprint through tons of hands on examples. The books starts off with a nice introduction to Xcode by building a small twitter application using the new iOS 6 Soc...
Returning from Asia Jefferies financial analyst and Apple follower Peter Misek said several iPhone 6 prototypes and an iTV, presumably integrated with Apple’s mobile ecosystem, appear to be floating around. There’s reportedly an iPhone model with a 4.8-inch Retina+ IGZO screen, 128GB...
Embarcadero Technologies has just released a new 64-bit C++Builder solution – a linear descendent of Borland’s C++ Builder created more than 15 years ago. It’s supposed to offer a faster way to create high-performance native Windows 8 and Mac OS X PC and laptop applications as well a...
Google couldn’t have picked a prettier time to release the upgraded version of Google Maps for iOS it’s been working on since Apple kicked it off the iPhone and iPad in September in favor of its own dodgy Apple Maps that couldn’t find the Eiffel Tower, utterly embarrassed the company, ...
Personally, I’m more of a last-minute holiday shopper, but nonetheless, there I was being dragged out to the brick and mortar stores on Black Friday. Given that my role seemed to be limited to that of manual laborer (“Honey, can you carry all this for me?”), I had a lot of time to peop...
Google is close to signing a consent decree with the US Federal Trade Commission after the agency claimed Google broke the antirust laws by blocking access to key mobile technologies covered by patents owned by its Motorola Mobility subsidiary, Bloomberg says. It quotes “three people f...
Well, there may actually be an Apple TV in our future. The Wall Street Journal says the company is working with Asian component suppliers and testing large-screen high-resolution TV prototypes. The testing is apparently in its early days and involves Foxconn, which assembles the iP...
If I had to give this book a one word description, I would say it is 'balanced'. In the beginning of the book the author mentions that he does not want to right one of those books that list a little code and then explains the code, changes the code, explains those changes and so on and...
Apple and Samsung were back in district court in California Thursday. Samsung wants the jury verdict finding it ripped off the iPhone overturned or the $1.05 billion judgment against it reduced. It’s one of the largest decisions ever in an IP case. Apple, which says its future depen...
After “Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in USA” tags were spotted on some new iMacs, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed Thursday that production of one of the company’s existing Mac lines is moving to the US. Production will ramp up next year. Apple is investing $100 million to p...
BYOD was arguably the biggest buzz word of 2012 and is now an unstoppable, user-driven wave which will continue to make a major impact on the IT world in 2013 and beyond. Smartphones, tablets and laptops all come under this category, as well as desktop PCs used remotely from home. BYO...
Google’s bid for an injunction halting the sale of Microsoft products based on Motorola Mobility’s standard-essential patents (SEPs) has failed. A federal judge in Seattle last Thursday said the SEPs, which in this case cover video decoding, can’t be used for injunctions. He’s the ...
This week, we’ve been putting both the iPad 4 and the Microsoft Surface tablet through their paces. In our testing, we’re happy to say that both tablets are very solid HTML5 platforms. Internet Explorer 10 on the Surface has a broad, well-implemented HTML5 feature set that mostly meets...