For many, living cable- or satellite-free is the dream, if only there were some way to receive local TV channels. Aereo makes that possible, and now an appeals court decision paves the way for it to be legal as well.
So, it's official: Apple is holding a media event in one week and it looks pretty likely we'll finally see the next iPhone for real there. The blogosphere has been quite busy over the last 24 hours wondering if the shadowy number "5" means the handset will actually be called iPhone 5 despite previous rumors to the contrary. As you ponder this question for yourselves, let's get up to speed on what went down overnight...
While it's not quite the final word just yet, Apple scored a victory in its efforts to stomp out Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet on Tuesday night, with a U.S. judge granting the iPad maker's request for a preliminary injunction against the rival slate.
The trademark battle in China over the iPad name scored one for the home team overnight, with a Shanghai court ruling in favor of Apple continuing to sell its tablet in that city -- but there’s still a way to go before Cupertino can declare victory over Proview.
Having lost a trademark appeal in China over the right to use the iPad name there, Apple now faces a greater threat as authorities in at least one Chinese city have started to confiscate the tablet from store shelves.
Although multi-touch devices existed prior to the iPhone, few of them have made the impact that Apple’s handset has. Unfortunately, that isn’t enough to satisfy the United States Patent and Trademark Office, who has denied Cupertino’s application for a trademark on the term.