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Apple-Samsung patent ruling to be reviewed by the ITC

Apple-Samsung patent ruling to be reviewed by the ITC

24 January, 2013 | comments (48)

The US International Trade Commission will review ruling, which could lead to an import ban on few devices from Samsung. The ITC will be reviewing the preliminary ruling, which found the Samsung smartphones and few tablets breaching upon the...


Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

16 January, 2013 | comments (118)

Last week we heard plenty of rumors about Apple having cut orders for the new iPhone 5 due to lower than expected demand. While it has gone as far as to affect Apple's stock prices, it may not have been entirely true. According to one analyst Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone

Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone

11 January, 2013 | comments (136)

We have been hearing rumors of Apple working on a cheaper iPhone, something that is backed by both The Wall Street Journal as well as Bloomberg. But it seems that may not be the case after all. In an interview with China's Shanghai Evening...


AT&T sets new record, sells 10 million smartphones in Q4

AT&T sets new record, sells 10 million smartphones in Q4

08 January, 2013 | comments (17)

AT&T is still not ready to reveal all the details regarding its financial Q4, but it can already confirm that the last quarter of 2012 has been its most successful yet. The carrier managed to beat its own record, shipping more than 10 million...


comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US

comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US

04 January, 2013 | comments (41)

The most recent comScore figures confirm a trend we've become used to in 2012: Samsung and Google on top, with Apple steadily gaining ground. In what is steadily turning into a two horse race, Android and iOS now combine to hold a whopping 88.7%...


Side-loading apps on iOS without jailbreak - now possible

Side-loading apps on iOS without jailbreak - now possible

02 January, 2013 | comments (53)

Whatever made the Hackulous team shut down Installous yesterday is surely giving a push to other even easier alternatives for side-loading (and, as is often the case pirating) iOS apps. Two of them are getting quite a lot of attention since...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple to replace Samsung with TSMC for the A6X chips

Apple to replace Samsung with TSMC for the A6X chips

02 January, 2013 | comments (93)

We got new reports of Apple working towards breaking the ties with Samsung. The company is reportedly moving the production of quad-core A6X chips out of Samsung's factories. It's no secret the Korean company has been doing lots of manufacturing...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc, Rumors


iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

19 December, 2012 | comments (125)

IHS iSuppli has released a preliminary forecast report for the total shipments of cellphone companies in 2012 and has unsurprisingly it shows that that Samsung is in the lead. This is the first time in 14 years that a company other than Nokia has...


Apple sells two million iPhone 5 in China in opening weekend

Apple sells two million iPhone 5 in China in opening weekend

17 December, 2012 | comments (66)

Apple has just revealed that they sold over two million iPhone 5 in the first weekend in China, since it went on sale on December 14. This is pretty big news since analysts predicted a rather lukewarm response to Apple's latest smartphone in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

14 December, 2012 | comments (192)

Apple lost a weeklong patent infringement case brought by a patent-licensing company MobileMedia Ideas LLC, a company in which Nokia, Sony and MPEG LA own about a 10% stake. It took the jury just four hours of deliberation to find that the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

13 December, 2012 | comments (369)

In an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, Google's CEO Eri Schmidt said Android is quite clearly winning its war against iOS. Schmidt compared the rivalry between Android and iOS in the mobile OS space to the Microsoft versus Apple debacle 20 years...

Tags: Android, iOS, Misc


Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

13 December, 2012 | comments (139)

It's finally here, folks. After taking an exit from the iOS platform with the arrival of iOS 6, the Google Maps application started journey as a standalone app that had to be downloaded from the App Store. And although it did take some time coming,...

Tags: Google, iOS, Touch UI


Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPhone 5 and 4S in the US

Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPhone 5 and 4S in the US

10 December, 2012 | comments (30)

Best Buy is offering a $50 discount on the iPhone 5 and 4S. The smartphones are available for all major carriers in the US that carry them - Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint. You could arrange a device from Verizon and Sprint to be shipped...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly

IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly

05 December, 2012 | comments (65)

The marketing intelligence and analysis company IDC has revisited its smartphone market predictions for the following four years. It's become quite a tradition for IDC to post different numbers in each report, which serves to show just how...


Apple iPhone 5 hits 55 more countries this month

Apple iPhone 5 hits 55 more countries this month

03 December, 2012 | comments (113)

Apple is expanding the iPhone 5 availability to 55 new countries this month. On December 7 the Apple's thinnest and lightest is coming to the Samsung's homeland - South Korea. A week later, on December 14, the iPhone 5 will land in 33 more...


iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini headed to China in December

iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini headed to China in December

30 November, 2012 | comments (38)

Today Apple announced the China launch details for its latest iOS-based gadgets - the iPhone 5, the iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad. The iPad 2 will be also available for purchase. The Wi-Fi versions of the three slates hit the shelves on...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Unlocked iPhone 5 goes on sale in the US

Unlocked iPhone 5 goes on sale in the US

30 November, 2012 | comments (124)

The US market was one of the first to get the iPhone 5 on launch day. However, the only devices available until now were locked to carriers and available on contract. Well, if you stay in the US, you don't have to look at other countries to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Samsung found to violate Apple patents in Holland

Samsung found to violate Apple patents in Holland

28 November, 2012 | comments (264)

The Supreme Court in The Hague found Samsung guilty of infringing another of Apple's patents today. The patent in question involves a bounce-back effect when the end of a scrollable list is reached. Samsung had replaced the bounce-back...


Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012

Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012

14 November, 2012 | comments (129)

Android's market share increased significantly during the third quarter of 2012, with the Google OS powering 72.4% of all smartphones sold in the three months' period. Apple's iOS came a very distant second with a market share of 13.9%. This...


Smartphone and tablet sales to top 1.2 billion devices in 2013

Smartphone and tablet sales to top 1.2 billion devices in 2013

06 November, 2012 | comments (15)

Gartner, a leading IT research and advisory company, has compiled estimates on the growth of smart devices and the effect they will have on the consumer electronics market. According to the report some 70 percent of total devices sold this year were...