Archive | July, 2012

Apple and Samsung trial gets underway; Apple delivers opening argument

31. July 2012

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With the jurors all picked and ready to go, the Apple/Samsung trial is off and to the races. Things got started on Tuesday with Apple’s opening argument wherein Apple lawyer Harold McElhinny explained that Samsung, after realizing that they couldn’t compete with Apple, just went ahead and decided to copy the iPhone as best they [...]

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Jury for Samsung/Apple trial selected; Google engineer almost made the cut

31. July 2012

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The Apple/Samsung trial got underway yesterday, preceded by a flurry of court activity that revealed a plethora of information about various Apple prototypes and much much more. But more on that later. For now, the jury for the trial has been selected and it’s all systems go. Bloomberg yesterday reported on the jury selection process [...]

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Hulu Plus is now open for business on the Apple TV

31. July 2012

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MacRumors reports: Apple has quietly launched a Hulu Plus channel on Apple TV this morning. We’ve first received a report from one Apple TV owner who first found the channel to appear this morning and have since been able to confirm it ourselves. We’ve found that users may have to reboot their Apple TV for the channel [...]

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TV manufacturers looking to partner up to stave off another market disruption from Apple

31. July 2012

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Even though it doesn’t officially exist, and even though it may never see the light of day, the rumored Apple HDTV apparently has some competitors shaking in their boots. And hey, given how Apple has disrupted entire industries with the iPod, iPhone, and more recently the iPad, you can’t fault TV manufacturers from playing preventive [...]

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Galaxy Note II with 5.5-inch screen set for unveiling on August 15

31. July 2012

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What you’re looking at in the photo above is a comparison of the Galaxy Note and the iPhone. The Galaxy note has a gargantuan 5.3-inch screen while the iPhone has a relatively miniscule 3.5 inch screen. Stranded somewhere between a tablet and a smartphone, the Galaxy Note from Samsung provides easy fodder for tech jokesters [...]

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Apple special event for the iPhone 5 to be held on September 12

31. July 2012

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Following up on our report on the aesthetics of the iPhone 5 comes more confirmation that a launch is scheduled for mid-late September, to be preceded by an unveiling on September 12. News of the September 12 Apple special media event was first noted by iMore and since confirmed by All Things D: Apple hasn’t [...]

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Leaked photos of the iPhone 5 emerge; September 21 launch date rumored

30. July 2012

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As we inch closer and closer towards the iPhone 5 release/announcement, we’re starting to see a lot more credible images of purported iPhone parts and the like. Most recently, the Japanese site iLab posted a number of photos of what they claim is the final production model of Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5. The photos [...]

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Samsung claims iPhone isn’t original creation, rather result of copying Sony

29. July 2012

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In Samsung’s trial brief, the Korean based electronics giant accuses Apple’s iPhone of effectively borrowing heavily from a Sony device. In other words, Samsung argues, the iPhone is anything but an original creation. As the story goes, this 2006 Businessweek interview set the course for Apple’s original iPhone design. All Things D relays a telling quote from [...]

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Mayday – New Apple commercial [Video]

28. July 2012

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Decent, and way better than those Siri ads.

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Apple Siri ad with Martin Scorsese

28. July 2012

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Not sure how I’m feeling about these Siri ads. Does anyone really use Siri like this? Does the notion of talking to Siri like a real person really get people going?

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Kodak loses patent case against Apple

26. July 2012

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Well that may be all she wrote for Eastman Kodak as the once mighty photography company was recently on the losing end of  a decision in its patent suit against both Apple and RIM. This past Friday, the ITC upheld a previous ruling which declared that Apple and RIM products did not infringe upon Kodak’s [...]

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Thousands lineup for Summer jobs at Foxconn plant in Chengdu

26. July 2012

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MicGadget reports that Foxconn has opened up jobs at its plant in Chengdu for the Summer and that thousands of people lined up in hopes of landing one. And as you can tell from the photo above, the rain couldn’t keep them away.

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