It's a new year and time for a new you. We've got some travel apps to broaden your horizons as well as some exercise apps to fix where you've been broadening other parts of yourself over the holidays. So time to get started on at least some new games, eh?
Happy Friday the 13th! Or, maybe not, depending on what kind of luck you’ve been having so far today. We’ve got quite a mixed bag of tech news to sort through today, so take a break from watching those Jason Voorhees movies (what -- you don’t do that on Friday the 13th?) and step right up as we present the latest and greatest for this Friday, April 13, 2012.
In one fell swoop this week, Apple makes Motorola an offer they can't refuse, changes the dynamics of several long-contested patent cases, and possibly gives Google cause to second-guess a pending blockbuster deal. It's not personal, it's only business as usual in the ever changing world of patent lawsuits.
So take the cannoli and cue the dun-dun; it's time for another week of Law & Apple.
There are so many patent disputes flying around in the tech world, it’s often hard to keep track of them all -- that is, until they start affecting end users, which is exactly what’s happening in Germany right now. Apple has suspended push email for both iCloud and MobileMe in that country over a patent battle with Motorola.
Sometimes when you win, you really lose, as Apple may have discovered in a German court this week. Other times, you really wish that whole email thing wasn’t so permanent, as it appears Apple and a gang of other tech giants are going to discover in what may be an incredibly expensive class-action lawsuit. It’s another tough week for Cupertino in the courtroom. Cue the dun-dun and lets review those gavel bangs.
Sometimes, it seems like history just repeats itself in the courtroom. Though we've passed the threshold of the new year, we're facing another awful legal battle between Samsung and Apple regarding patent infringement. This is going to be fun--again!
Europe is the focus of the past week’s legal events for Apple, with a swift slap on the wrist from Italy and another small but significant victory in Germany looming on the horizon. As the courtroom rulings begin to line up in Apple’s favor, are we beginning to see the formation of a larger legal strategy for Cupertino?
Cue up the “dun dun” and read on for this week's Law and Apple, European Style!
After delay and drama, we awaited the first major ruling in Apple's web of global litigation today, but all we got was another delay. Meanwhile, earlier in the week, despite vigorous appeals from Apple, Samsung got the green-light to sell in Australia, and Motorola might have gained the upper hand in Europe.
So what's going on with the ITC ruling, and what is going on around the world? Cue the "dun dun" and read on!
In case you didn’t know, the Children’s Book Fair is underway this week in Bologna, Italy, where iOS developer FrogDogMedia has announced it’s joining forces with Germany’s zuuka! GmbH to create “the world’s largest publisher of mobile children’s entertainment.” Take that, Disney!
Achtung! Germany was a part of one of the last remaining European markets with a single iPhone carrier, but not anymore! Deutsche Telekom (DT)-owned carrier T-Mobile's iPhone exclusivity deal with Apple is expiring very soon. And, to make matters better for those not interested in being under the shackles of one mobile carrier, there have been no talks about extending that deal either.