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13
Sep
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5; Some Analysts Disappointed

Apple Inc's new iPhone is scheduled to become available for pre-order on Friday, September 14, 2012. Hitting retail stores a week later, it sports a raft of new technologies. However, analysts say it's far from perfect. Among the new gizmos on the ... iPhone 5: a 1136 x 640 pixel Retina display, a speedy new Apple "A6" processor, LTE/4G capabilities, a 720p front facing camera, three different microphones, better speakers, a 20 per cent reduction in weight, and a brand new 9-pin input/output connector. Experts say the phone should last for up to eight hours of high speed web browsing on a single ... (view more)

Wed
05
Sep
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LulzSec Hacks FBI, Steals Apple User Data: Report

A hacking group says it has acquired personal information associated with 12 million Apple user accounts, and that it got those details by hacking into an FBI agent's computer. So far, the group has published data from one million of those Apple ... accounts. The publication comes from LulzSec , a group whose name is a combination of "security" and a slang term for carrying out online activities for the sake of amusement ("Lulz"). Last summer, the same group leaked documents belonging to Sony Pictures. LulzSec claimed it ceased operations after a 50-day campaign. But later it re-emerged ... (view more)

Fri
31
Aug
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Apple Seeks Ban on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Last Friday Apple won a monumental decision against one of its biggest rivals. A U.S. jury found that Samsung had infringed on a number of patents held by the Cupertino, California-based technology manufacturer. Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in ... compensation , but won't stop there. It now wants to force all of the offending Samsung products off the market for good. Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the original case -- and often expressed her frustration with both Samsung and Apple -- will again hear arguments from the two firms. A hearing is currently scheduled for the afternoon of December ... (view more)

Tue
28
Aug
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Apple iPad 'Mini' Coming This October: Report

A new report appears to confirm that Apple is working on developing a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet computer. Known as the iPad "Mini," the new device will reportedly be ready for an October, 2012 launch. The report stems from a recent ... blog post by John Gruber, who is considered a reliable technology insider by many industry experts. Gruber recently suggested that an iPad Mini would launch at least a month after the iPhone 5, which analysts believe will ship September 21 . Apple to Pace Product Releases Gruber argues that Apple doesn't want to bombard consumers with two products ... (view more)

Mon
27
Aug
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Apple-Samsung Patent Case Ends with $1B Verdict

A U.S. jury has found Samsung Electronics Co. guilty of infringing on several patents owned by Apple. As a result of the judgment, Samsung must pay Apple $1.05 billion in compensation. However, the decision's impact will go far beyond that financial ... penalty. Experts believe it will, in fact, lead to lengthy product development delays that could weaken Samsung's revenue picture for years to come. The jury in the case took just twenty-two hours to deliberate before announcing its decision on Friday, August 24. Jury members found Samsung had infringed on Apple patents , and also rejected claims ... (view more)

Fri
24
Aug
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Apple iPhone 5 Due September 21: Report

A new report indicates that Apple's next version of the iPhone smartphone, the iPhone 5, will hit stores in late September, 2012. Internet blog TechCrunch says it has learned from a "trusted Verizon employee" that the mobile communications firm will ... begin an employee vacation blackout on September 21. The Verizon worker says the firm will prevent employees from taking time off from then until September 30, a period of nine days. Such a blackout is significant because it suggests Verizon will need all hands on deck for the release of a very popular new product. (Source: techcrunch.com ) Short ... (view more)

Tue
21
Aug
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Apple: Beware Dangerous iPhone Messages

Apple has warned iPhone users to take care when replying to SMS (Short Message Service) text messages, after a hacker released details about a fundamental security flaw in the iPhone operating system. The flaw could allow pranksters to send bogus ... messages that appear to come from someone else. It could also trick users into following dangerous links or handing personal information to criminals. The revelations come from a "white hat" hacker -- someone who looks for security flaws to pressure companies to improve, rather than to exploit them for personal gain -- who goes by the name " ... (view more)

Fri
17
Aug
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Apple-Samsung Patent Trial: Judge Loses Her Cool

The judge in the patent case between Apple and Samsung has suggested an Apple lawyer must be on drugs if he thinks his latest request will be taken seriously. It demonstrates that Judge Lucy Koh is exasperated with the behavior of both sides. The ... case involves several patents. However, the most prominent dispute is about whether or not Samsung copied the design of the iPhone and iPad when designing its own gadgets. Unlike many such disputes, the two sides have failed to reach a settlement and are now in the midst of a full jury trial. Koh had previously warned that the two sides would only be ... (view more)

Mon
13
Aug
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Expanded Steam to Compete with Apple's App Store

The Apple App Store might be the single most important reason for Apple's dominance of the smartphone and tablet markets. But Valve, which is responsible for the wildly popular Steam video game distribution platform, now appears ready to challenge ... Apple, Microsoft, and Google with its own app store. According to reports, Valve is preparing to expand its operations into non-gaming areas, including computer applications. For those not familiar with Steam, it's basically an app store for video games. With tens of millions of users and more than one thousand games available for instant download, ... (view more)

Thu
09
Aug
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Cloud Computing Future 'Horrible': Apple Co-Founder

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Woz) sees trouble ahead for cloud computing. The legendary computer pioneer predicts that the idea will encounter "horrible problems" in coming years. Wozniak, now 61 years old, founded Apple alongside Steve Jobs in ... the 1970s. Today he often publicly discusses his experiences at the iconic Cupertino, California-based company. At a presentation following the Washington performance of the show "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Wozniak voiced his opinion of today's "next big thing" -- the cloud. (Source: adelaidenow.com ) Cloud Computing Becoming a ... (view more)

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