Despite recent rumors to the contrary, it appears consumer electronics titans Apple and Samsung may actually be no closer to settling their differences over patents — especially when attorneys for the Korean manufacturer have resorted to name-calling.
Apple and Google waited until the stock market was closed for the week to announce a formal end to its longtime patent battles — a move that could potentially pave the way for settling the feud between Apple and the search giant's partner Samsung as well.
Did you know Samsung now has its own terminal at Heathrow Airport in London? According to Android Central, the Korean smartphone giant managed to cut a deal with one of the world's busiest airports to rebrand Terminal 5 as "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5" starting today (May 19), and running for the next two weeks. And hey, if that type of advertising sways you, the company's latest flagship handset will be available for purchase at Dixons Travel stores in the very same terminal. But that's far from the only big deal going down this past weekend, as our recap reveals...
With the exception of a puny patent battle award, the news is all good for Apple this week. So if you missed any of the goodness, check out these stories from this week's harvest of Apple stories. While you're at it, you can check out Mother's Day gallery of apps to help make sure you give mom a treat this weekend.
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is officially now working for Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, and according to a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the new retail boss racked up a healthy $68 million signing bonus just for joining the team. Naturally, she'll have to wait for those 113,334 restricted stock units to vest over the next four years, but hey, wouldn't we all like to cash in before we actually do any work?
The verdict is in, and there's no dancing in the streets of Cupertino, as a Samsung attorney last week told a jury there would be if they awarded Apple even $100 million in the latest courtroom fracas, which turned out to be pretty close to the end verdict.
Apple appears to have hit a brick wall in the first three months of 2014 where iPad growth is concerned, but it turns out they may not be alone: Consumers are finding few compelling reasons to upgrade existing tablets.
Feeling kinda hungry? Well then, this week's got some tasty tidbits to tease your tastebuds as well as a few new games worth your time. Plus, if you wanted to get a little FaceTime in, you'd best be packing the latest iOS, and at last, Google slinks out of the shadows. All that and more, plus the latest skinny on Apple's latest worst kept secret, the iWatch.