Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 May 2016 3:54 am
From localized versions of Android to offering free public Wi-Fi, Google is working hard to connect the next billion.
Indian media outlets are abuzz after Tim Cook's maiden voyage to the country as CEO of Apple. Cook launched a new iOS accelerator in Bengaluru, and a Maps facility in Hyderabad that will create 4,000 jobs. The executive certainly created a lot of headlines here, thanks to his...
Google has officially joined other major tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and more in filing an amicus brief, or "friend of the court" statement. It's supporting Apple in its current legal fight against the FBI over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects.
Samsung seems to be taking Apple's side when it comes to the encryption of smartphones and who can have access to them. Apple is currently in a legal fight with the FBI over access to an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects.
The $120 million ruling in Apple's favor has been overturned by the U.S. appeals court, as Samsung was found to have not infringed upon the patents. Samsung was accused of infringing on Apple's "quick links" patent and two other patents, and the initial ruling went in Apple's favor.
Google is reportedly in talks with the National Football League over streaming rights for the three games planned for London during the next football season. Apple is also said to be in negotiations for those rights. The NFL broadcast a game in London in 2015 as well, with Yahoo providing the livestream.
In retrospect, we knew this was coming. Galaxies, as anyone's listened to Neil deGrasse Tyson for more than 20 minutes should know, grow over time. (Yes, they eventually shrink, too, but that's another editorial for another time.) And we can mark CES 2016 as the event at which we saw the Samsung Galaxy hit rapid acceleration.
In other words, no longer does "Galaxy" mean Android.
Samsung has formally filed a motion, asking the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn the verdict in the patent case between the company and Apple. In its motion to the court, Samsung states its belief that the jury in the case wasn't given enough information to understand the patent issues at hand. Additionally, Samsung is raising an issue as to how design patents are calculated.
Samsung has agreed to settle with Apple to the tune of $548 million. The companies have been locked in a patent battle, which has resulted in Samsung making arrangements with Apple to settle the case and pay up damages. It was alleged that Samsung had infringed on numerous Apple-owned patents that covered the iPhone.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 29 Oct 2015 6:26 pm
Apple has released its second app for Android today — and no, it's not Apple Music. For its second release, Apple has pushed out a companion app for managing and controlling their Beats Pill+ speakers.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 16 Sep 2015 2:50 pm
If you or a friend happen to be happen to be planning to pick up one of Apple's latest set of smartphones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the company has just released a new Android app to help make the transition easier with automatic migration of contacts, message history, and more.
A US appeals court has rejected Samsung's appeal to reconsider an earlier decision made against the South Korean company. It's alleged Samsung has infringed on multiple Apple patents, covering the company's iPhone. Samsung appealed against the ruling and received support from the likes of Facebook and Google, but this latest rejection is yet another blow to the tech giant.
We're certain patent battles are the last thing you'd like to read this morning, but things are getting interesting in the case between Apple and Samsung. The latter party has managed to garner support from various top tech giants, including Google, HP, and Facebook, who have filed a "friend of the court" briefing at the start of July, protesting against the decision to fine Samsung $548...
The GSMA, a group representing several mobile carriers across the world, is currently in negotiations with Samsung and Apple for the launch of electronic SIM cards. So-called e-SIMs would allow customers to switch between carriers almost instantly, without the need to get a new physical SIM from their carrier. Carriers across the world, including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, and Telefónica are...
One company that makes a smartphone wants you to switch from another smartphone and use its smartphone instead.
Maybe it's HTC.
Maybe it's Samsung.
Maybe it's LG.
Maybe it's Motorola.
Maybe it's built in to Google+. (Erm, yeah. Maybe time to rethink that, Google.)
Or, yes, now it's Apple with an app to help you switch from Android.
Just announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco — Apple Music (Eddy Cue did say "iTunes" on stage, though, causing a brief moment of confusion) is coming to Android this fall.
There's a bit of a witch hunt lately against data-driven services. But it wasn't long ago that the torch-bearers were singing a different tune.
Today Apple executives will take the stage at the keynote address for the Worldwide developer conference. WWDC. I'll be watching. Like Google I/O nearly two weeks ago and Microsoft's Build conference earlier this year, it's a preview of things to come...
Update: Google has now confirmed our previous suspicions that the image was placed in Google Maps by a third party using its Map Maker feature. From The Washington Post:
"We're sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we're working to remove it quickly," Google's Mara Harris said in an e-mailed statement. "We also learn from these issues, and we're constantly improving how we...