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Google Play Services brings two great new APIs to the table: Photo Sphere viewing and vector-based maps

Google Play Services brings two great new APIs to the table: Photo Sphere viewing and vector-based maps

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Google Play services is now at version 2.0, and a couple of great new features are on board. First is an update to the Maps API for Android apps. Version 2 of the API now includes vector-based maps, with both 2D and 3D views, as well as tilt-rotate visuals. Google’s also added UI design elements that can be scaled up for tablets. Apps will also get to use Maps layers like satellite,...

Apple loses appeal in UK High Court, must take out ads saying Samsung isn't a copycat

Apple loses appeal in UK High Court, must take out ads saying Samsung isn't a copycat

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Apple has lost its appeal against a UK ruling in its long-running suit against Samsung, and will have to wear a little egg on its face for a while — a month, to be specific. Back in July, the British High Court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices were not infringing Apple’s design patents, in part because Samsung’s devices were not as “cool”. Thanks to this backhanded compliment of...