The calendar may say it's March, but we've got one last handful of stories from February for you to enjoy. Between dubious reports of iPad cannibalization, app updates and the retired U.K. trial judge who slapped Apple on the wrist going to work for Samsung, Thursday sure was a day chock full of tech excitement, so let's flash back a few hours and enjoy it all over again...
It was, clearly, the biggest patent lawsuit of the year in the tech industry, and it originally resulted in a $1 billion decision for Apple, to be paid by Samsung. However, whenever that many zeroes are involved in a lawsuit, you can be sure there will be lots and lots of appeals, motions, whining, and crying after the fact. The first post-trial rulings were issued this week: did the court grant more big wins for Apple, or did Samsung manage to salvage something from their summertime courtroom wreckage? Read on!
The growing problem of Patent Trolls continues, with a new patent infringement lawsuit launched this week against Apple over earbuds. Meanwhile, Apple and Samsung continue to cram each other's products into lawsuits, with the iPad mini now the latest victim. No holiday spirit this week among tech company lawyers, just more Grinch-ing.
While the future is looking a little more friendly for relations between Apple and HTC, there's still the matter of Samsung. As the South Korean electronics giant prepares to fight back against proposed sales bans requested by Apple, Samsung wants to use the HTC licensing settlement in its favor.
Happy iPad mini Day! If you happen to be standing in line somewhere waiting to buy your new little tablet pal, we've got a way to make the time pass just a little bit faster with a handful of stories you might have missed on Thursday. And hey, if you're curious what the iPad mini looks like inside, you'll be pleased to know that's one of the very news items you're about to read...
The weekend is here! Okay, so maybe you're reading this first thing in the morning so you've still got a whole Friday to get through, but you can easily kill a bit of that time by reading up on some stories you might have missed on Thursday -- including the release of Zombie Gunner, which is free for a limited time and ready to keep your fingers out of trouble this weekend.
Samsung has finally stepped up to take a swing back at Apple, filing a lawsuit on Tuesday aimed at the iPhone 5. Meanwhile, a company you probably never heard of is claiming they had Passbook first, and Google is backing down from Cupertino for some mysterious reason. Is this a sign of peaceful times to come?
Leading in to the drama that unfolded between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom this summer, an injunction was granted on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now, as the landmark case makes its way through what will likely turn into a lengthy appeals battle, Samsung may have a chance to finally lift the ban.
Losing a court case is never fun, and it is decidedly less fun when the loss results in having to write really big checks. Surely, a company that finds itself on the wrong side of a ruling has every right, and responsibility, to mitigate its losses, but do they have to be so nasty about it?
The ruling in the Apple v. Samsung case came down a few weeks ago, and yet fascinating bits continue to leak out. Apparently the Woz has very strong feelings about the case, Samsung was prepared to go extra-terrestrial to win over the jury, and Cupertino lawyers continue to leave no stone unturned in a global courtroom assault on seemingly anything that threatens the Apple brand -- no matter how trivial.
What, you thought things were going to quiet down?