Nothing livens up an intellectual property dispute like a little sushi and some brazen hyperbole. In this week's Law and Apple, Apple opens up the legal floodgates in Japan, while Samsung strikes back at 'em with some Tolkien-esque banter.
Meanwhile, Google plays patent arms dealer in the escalating war between HTC and Apple, and a small communications company in Arizona might have bit off a little more than it could chew.
It's September, the kids are back in school, the NFL is back on the air (GO PACKERS!), and since it's Friday we have another roundup of discounted iPhone and iPad apps for you -- including a free app for iPhone and iPad that can teach you all kinds of Man vs. Wild trickery. Happy Friday!
We all use our iOS devices for a little more than keeping in contact with friends and surfing the web. Photo editing is one feature that has become ubiquitous among iPad and iPhone users. In today's Free App Friday, here are three apps for iOS that let you edit your mobile photos with flair. Plus, a Google Chrome app that enables you to transform your photos into vintage masterpieces without having to go through Instagram.
As I prepare next week's amazing Peggle HD GameTime, we all need just a few breaks from the color-frenzied, peg-bouncing action on our iPad. So, we've opted to take those breaks with you, our equally game-crazy readers.
This week, we're taking a unique opportunity to challenge our readers to a few of our favorite games. If you think you can beat us at our own game, hit the break.
Need your iPad to pull a little more weight? Get a case that helps accommodate. I just made a rhyme! Seriously, that wasn't planned.
This week, I took a look at iPad cases that tack on that one additional function you really need from your trusty tablet device. Read on for my review of the Handstand iPad holder, Belkin's Bluetooth Keyboard Folio, the ZooGue iPad Binder frame, and iHome's iPad folio with built-in speakers.
It's time for another whirlwind, around-the-world tour of Apple's latest lawsuits, this time with developments occurring on three different continents. In Europe, Samsung and Apple are dueling it out in Germany, and Down Under a judge tells Apple to cough up payment documents to prove Samsung's really a threat. We'll also discuss Apple's latest legal troubles in Asia, where the company sent a threatening letter to a Chinese food company to stop its trademark infringement.
On Labor Day weekend, it's time for the lucky among us to...not work. For many of us this means shutting the lids on our MacBooks and sleeping our iMacs, but in case you kick back at your Mac, we found some sales on Mac games and fun-time apps that you might want to check out...
...along with our usual roundup of reduced-price iPhone and iPad apps, too. Who loves ya, baby? (Hint: We do.)
The built-in camera in the MacBook Pro and Apple Cinema Displays isn't just for FaceTime and Facebook photos -- it can be used to record dynamic video to send out to friends and family, or even to bravely start your own YouTube channel. But even if you wanted to record video, you'd still have to edit it and make it interesting to watch, though you might not want to pay for any of that fancy studio editing software, and iMovie can only do so much. Fortunately, there's two gems in the Mac App Store that'll help you make more interesting-to-watch, candid videos without knowing a thing about time tables.
I have spent all week playing a game that has no Mac version on my MacBook Pro. Without a copy of Windows. Specifically, I've been playing Guild Wars, the uber-popular, uber-fun MMO that is due for a sequel any day now. I did it all without hitch too, running the application without needing to run that other icky operating system. With CrossOver Games there are currently thousands of games to choose from.
It hasn't been a great week for Samsung in their ongoing legal disputes with Apple. First they get an ominous court ruling that sets a trial date squarely in Apples favor, and then they have to continue to delay how far they want to push things down under.
The waters are still murky with regard to how this dispute will end up, but for this past week anyway, the tides are turning toward Cupertino.