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Apple once offered Samsung a chance to license iOS patent

Apple once offered Samsung a chance to license iOS patent

05 December, 2011 | comments (44)

A couple of days ago we saw that Apple lost the chance to get an injunction against Samsung in the US. According to the court, the reason was that Apple could not prove sufficiently well that Samsung infringing on their patents is causing them...


What's the deal with Carrier IQ and what it means to you

What's the deal with Carrier IQ and what it means to you

02 December, 2011 | comments (51)

A lot has been said about Carrier IQ in the past few days. For those who are not aware, Carrier IQ is a company based in Mountain View, California and provides mobile analytic services for smartphones to the wireless industry. So why is it the news...


iPhone 4 goes into 'self combustion' mode on a flight

iPhone 4 goes into 'self combustion' mode on a flight

29 November, 2011 | comments (165)

One of the iPhone 4 decided to go rogue yesterday while on board a flight to Sydney. Just as the flight was about to land the device was said to produce 'a significant amounts of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow', according to the Australian...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Alleged 4-inch iPhone 5 screen already shipping

Alleged 4-inch iPhone 5 screen already shipping

28 November, 2011 | comments (78)

Remember the iPhone 5 frenzy right before the 4S got unveiled? The larger screen, thinner profile, NFC chip talk flying from every direction? Well it's back, apparently, in the form of a 4" LCD that has Sony Mobile Display Corporation and Hitachi...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Principle devs talk untethered iOS 5 jailbreaking and more

Principle devs talk untethered iOS 5 jailbreaking and more

28 November, 2011 | comments (21)

Some of you might steer clear of characters such as these; characters whom Apple would have you rather not know about at all. However, if you've ever owned an iOS device, chances are you've heard the term 'jailbreak' and both the iPhone Dev Team and...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


China was biggest smartphone market by shipment volume in Q3

China was biggest smartphone market by shipment volume in Q3

23 November, 2011 | comments (41)

A new report by Strategy Analytics puts China ahead of the US in terms of smartphone shipments in Q3. What's more, while the number of shipments in China grew 58% to 23.9 million units, the numbers in the US fell 7% to 23.3 million units. Nokia...


AT&T iPhone 4S unlocked accidentally, no jailbreak needed

AT&T iPhone 4S unlocked accidentally, no jailbreak needed

18 November, 2011 | comments (43)

Thanks to a glitch in the latest iOS 5 version some guys over at the Macrumors forums were able to unlock the iPhone 4S. The procedure doesn't require any software to be downloaded nor does the phone need to be jailbroken. Now there is a dint in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Gartner report on Q3 smartphone market: Android keeps dominating

Gartner report on Q3 smartphone market: Android keeps dominating

15 November, 2011 | comments (90)

The market analysts from Gartner have posted their report on the smartphone market in Q3 and have outlined some pretty interesting trends. The market as a whole grew by 5.6% and Android saw its share more than double and its total shipments nearly...


Nokia Lumia, Apple iPhone 4S and Motorola RAZR arrive in India

Nokia Lumia, Apple iPhone 4S and Motorola RAZR arrive in India

14 November, 2011 | comments (85)

Smartphone enthusiasts in India are in for one hell of a time, as three of the most anticipated smartphone from the top three platforms have landed on the shores of the sub-continent. First up is the Nokia Lumia series, which was launched in...


Apple continues to investigate remaining issues in iOS 5.0.1

Apple continues to investigate remaining issues in iOS 5.0.1

12 November, 2011 | comments (197)

It has just been a day since Apple released the iOS 5.0.1 update, which among other things, was chiefly aimed at solving the battery life bug in iOS 5 that Apple acknowledged last week. However, even though a majority of the users are...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple US starts selling unlocked phones, here are the prices

Apple US starts selling unlocked phones, here are the prices

11 November, 2011 | comments (108)

Great news for everyone who's been patiently waiting for an unlocked iPhone 4S with no contract attached to it. From today the Apple US store will offer you spanking new, contract-free, factory unlocked iPhone 4S's. Prices aren't that bad...


iOS 5.0.1 released, available as an OTA update

iOS 5.0.1 released, available as an OTA update

11 November, 2011 | comments (52)

Apple has released the iOS 5.0.1 update that they promised last week. The update is now available as an Over The Air (OTA) download and weighs in at 44.6 MB. The biggest improvement with this update will be to the battery life of you iOS device,...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


German court grants Motorola formal injunction against Apple

German court grants Motorola formal injunction against Apple

05 November, 2011 | comments (146)

In the ongoing patent battle between Motorola and Apple, the latest round went in favor of Motorola, as the German court granted a formal injunction against Apple that could result in Motorola asking to ban Apple products that violate their patents...

Tags: Motorola, Apple


IDC Q3 report is out, Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphones

IDC Q3 report is out, Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphones

04 November, 2011 | comments (273)

It wasn't actually a secret that Samsung has surpassed Apple in smartphone shipments for Q3 2011, but now the research firm IDC has confirmed just that. Samsung is now the smartphone king, putting Apple in second place, and Nokia in...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Nokia, HTC


Apple acknowledges battery life issue in iOS 5, promises a fix

Apple acknowledges battery life issue in iOS 5, promises a fix

03 November, 2011 | comments (153)

Ever since Apple released iOS 5 to users there have been a lot of complaints, particularly from iPhone 4S users, regarding the disappointing battery life on their iOS devices. It has been more than a couple of weeks now but Apple refused to comment...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iPhone 4S to storm 15 new countries, come November 11

iPhone 4S to storm 15 new countries, come November 11

01 November, 2011 | comments (82)

As promised, Apple is expanding the iPhone 4S availability. Their latest and greatest was released on October 14 in seven countries, followed by 22 new countries on October 28. Currently, the iPhone 4S is already available in USA, Canada, UK,...


Samsung wants to see the iPhone 4S source code, are they for real?

Samsung wants to see the iPhone 4S source code, are they for real?

01 November, 2011 | comments (124)

At this point it seems like we wont live long enough to see the end of the legal battle between Samsung and Apple. Still, if you haven't been bored to death by the whole thing already, hear about the latest development from the Australian...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


HTC becomes the largest smartphone vendor in the US

HTC becomes the largest smartphone vendor in the US

01 November, 2011 | comments (55)

According to the Q3, 2011 report by Canalys, HTC is now the leading smartphone vendor in the US, taking into account the shipments. HTC shipped about 5.7 million devices under its own brand and about 70,000 devices under the T-Mobile brand. The...

Tags: HTC, Samsung, Apple


ZTE becomes world's fourth largest mobile phone vendor

ZTE becomes world's fourth largest mobile phone vendor

30 October, 2011 | comments (81)

IDC's latest report on global mobile phone shipments bring to light some interesting things. Mostly it's the rise of the Chinese company ZTE to the No. 4 spot in global mobile phone shipments, overtaking Apple in the process. This promotion...

Tags: Nokia, Samsung, LG, ZTE, Apple


Siri successfully ported over to other iOS devices

Siri successfully ported over to other iOS devices

30 October, 2011 | comments (60)

Ever since the launch of the iPhone 4S people have been wondering why on earth is Siri not available on other iOS devices. Several attempts have also been made to make it work on devices other than the iPhone 4S but so far the result was...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI