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Apple patent points to thinner keyboards

02/23/2012, It does seem as though TVs are not the only ones to get flatter and flatter as time goes by. I clearly remember the early days of LCD TVs, where the sheer thinness of the entire shebang floored me compared to one of those fatty CRTs. Fast forward to...

Google: Slide to unlock’s old hat

02/16/2012, Apple is certainly making most of their slide-to-unlock patent, having picked up an injunction against Motorola smartphones in Germany that utilizes the slide-to-unlock movement, something that just about all the other Android-powered devices rely on....

Apple to block Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales in California

02/12/2012, The war rages on, and Apple Inc. has stepped into a place which is extremely close to home (home itself, actually) – California, by asking a federal court there to stop Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from selling its new Galaxy Nexus smartphones (that...

Apple sues Samsung in Germany again

02/10/2012, The long running saga of lawsuits being thrown at one another between Samsung and Apple continues, where Apple has just sued Samsung in Mannheim over a patent where a Munich court denied preliminary injunction sometime last week. Apple apparently...

Apple patents new 3D interface

02/10/2012, Apple does seem to be a company that is always on the cutting edge, and you can tell as much by the kind of patents that they file. Here we are with a recent patent application that points towards an immersive, adjustable 3D user interface that might...

Sony patent reveals Wii U-like controller

02/06/2012, Sony and Nintendo have long been rivals, what with both companies challenging each other on the console gaming front with the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii, and let’s not forget Sony’s PlayStation Vita versus Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console....

Apple looks into social fitness technology

02/02/2012, Apple’s iPod shuffle and iPod nano has certainly changed the way we worked out at the gym, simply because carrying music while we sweat it out had never looked cooler, never mind that old school Sony Walkmans heralded such an age. Apple intends to...

Apple fails in bid to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus phone

02/01/2012, Apple did not manage to obtain a preliminary ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus smartphone from a court in Germany, which means that both devices from the South Korean giant will still be able to sit pretty on store shelves,...

German court upholds Samsung tablet ban

01/31/2012, It seems that things are not going too well for Samsung – in Germany, at least, where the European Union just announced whether it would look further into Samsung’s tablet devices, and investigate as to whether the South Korean conglomerate...

Apple patent reveals plans for MagSafe data and headphone cables

01/27/2012, A while back we reported on a patent by Apple that seemed to suggest that the Cupertino company had an idea of using MagSafe chargers for iOS devices. While it is a good idea, it should be noted that the current 30-pin dock connector is not only used for...

Apple loses appeal for Dutch ban

01/24/2012, The two 800 lbs gorillas, Apple and Samsung, are slugging it out in the courtroom where intellectual property is concerned – with both companies “trading blows” so to speak where lawsuits are concerned. Cupertino as seen an Australian...