Apple loses to Motorola in German Lawsuit

Week-end or not, the legal war in the wireless industry continues. Apple has just lost a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Motorola in Germany, based on two patents described as “method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system” and “multiple pager status synchronization system and method”. Both are fundamental enough that they could affect every single Apple handset.


German hackers accuse German government of creating trojan

If you watch movies such as Die Hard 4.0, you’ll know that governments in general do not hold much love for hackers and viruses, but what happens when the government itself is accused of developing a virus? While that sounds like it could be a plot for a movie, German hackers called the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) have discovered a trojan which they’re claiming was written by the German government.


International iPhone 4S pre-orders shipping time slips to 1-2 weeks

Uh-oh, it looks like the iPhone 4S has already been plagued by shipment delays, at least for international customers. While the hardware specs of the iPhone 4S didn’t exactly wow the crowd at Apple’s iPhone event, there are still loyal fans out there and users with the iPhone 3G or 3GS who will see the iPhone 4S as an upgrade. So much so that when the clock struck 12am on […]


Nanorockets used to deliver drugs to the system

What cooler way to deliver drugs (the good kind that saves lives) to your system than by shooting nanorockets through your body’s system? Not only is this supposedly a faster method of delivery, but will also be able to target specific areas of the body to deliver the drugs to.


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8GB iPhone 4 and 64GB iPhone 4S outed by Vodafone Germany?

Given that Apple’s iPhone event is a little more than 24 hours away, it looks like maybe some carriers have gotten ahead of themselves and have either anticipated what Apple may be announcing, or they might have let the cat out of the bag a little too early.


Nokia’s Windows Phone devices to feature 3D maps and voice-controlled navigation?

Are you curious as to what Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone handsets will be bringing to the table? Well according to Microsoft, Nokia apparently has special permissions to modify Windows Phone a little bit more than what other manufacturers like Samsung and HTC can do, and it looks like 3D maps and voice controlled navigation will be one of them.


iPhone 5 to be launched 14th October in US, UK, France, Germany and Japan? (updated)

While the iPhone 5 has yet to be announced, many are already speculating about its launch date. The general consensus seems to be that the iPhone 5 will be announced in some time in October, although recent reports are suggesting that come this 4th October, the much awaited handset will be announced at an event which will be held at Apple’s Cupertino campus, but as far as launch dates are […]


Mercedes-Benz “iPhone Interface Plus” concept

It’s starting to become more and more obvious that car manufacturers are looking for ways to integrate our smartphones/tablets into their cars. Probably a couple of years ago, the closest thing to integration our phones got with our car was an aux cable connected to the audio jack on our handsets, but now it looks like integration just got a whole lot deeper. Mercedes-Benz showed off one such concept at […]


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still being sold in Germany due to legal loophole

Last week we reported that the German courts upheld the injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, scoring Apple a major victory. As it turns out that may be a hollow victory for Apple as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still being sold in Germany, all thanks to a legal loophole that we’re guessing Samsung is happily making use of.


Apple gets Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 permanently banned in Germany

We’re sure most of you guys have already heard or know this by now, that Apple has been chasing Samsung halfway across the world trying to get their Galaxy smartphones and tablets banned due to Apple claiming they were too similar in design to their iOS products, namely the iPhone and iPad. So far Apple has been successful at getting temporary injunctions but now it looks like Apple has won […]


Sony Tablet S now on sale – in Germany

Good news for Sony Tablet S fans living in Germany – it looks like you won’t have to pre-order the device to get your hands on it. Sony seems to have skipped the pre-order stage for the tablet over there and has gone straight to selling the device. Folks in the country can now purchase the 32GB Tablet S from the official Sony store for €578.99 ($599) while we’ll have […]


Deutsche Telekom starts taking pre-orders for iPhone 5

Rumors of the iPhone 5 launching in October are starting to get serious. Originally rumored for a September, it seems that October is looking more and more likely. Earlier today we reported that a Best Buy leak suggested a 21st of October release, and now it looks like Deutsche Telekom is also thinking along the same lines.


Evidence in Apple vs Samsung case questioned?

I am sure that most will be familiar about the news where Apple managed to get an injunction against Samsung in most of the EU, thus preventing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being sold for now. Naturally Samsung was a bit miffed about this, and thanks to what appears to be the evidence Apple used against Samsung, we now know why.


German police use Facebook to help solve crimes

Who said Facebook was only good for wasting time? According to the latest reports, it looks like the social network is also aiding the police when it comes to solving crimes in the country of Germany. Six months ago, the Hanover police force set up a Facebook account with appeals to the public to provide any helpful information that could aid them with their cases. And as of today, the […]