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A Seoul court rejects Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, other communications providers and tech firms need to join Google, Facebook and others in calling for changes in US, other governments' spying on Internet and telecommunications users. New disclosures such as a report today about spying on virtual worlds and online gamers makes this issue even more crucial to our use of the Internet today and in the future.
On Friday, Apple Inc. began using the iBeacon technology at its 254 U.S. stores to send you messages about products, events and other information -- tailored to where you are inside, provided you have downloaded the Apple Store app and have given Apple permission to track you.
Activist investor Carl Icahn said he will pursue a shareholder vote to force Apple Inc. to boost its stock buyback plan, stepping up his campaign to unlock more of the cash held by the world's most valuable company. The non-binding proposal will be for less than the $150 billion he had been advocating, Icahn said in a Twitter post. He will propose a $50 billion buyback, CNBC reported.
How popular are new iPhones in Japan? Apple sold three of every four smartphones in Japan last month after the country's largest carrier, NTT Docomo began carrying the iPhone, according to a market researcher.
Disclosures of spying abroad may cost U.S. companies as much as $35 billion in lost revenue through 2016 because of doubts about the security of information on their systems, according to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a policy research group in Washington whose board includes representatives of companies such as IBM and Intel.
The deal fits Apple's pattern of buying less well-known companies whose capabilities are folded into future products. PrimeSense's technology gives digital devices the ability to detect movements and objects, and then translates that into depth and color.
A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. The verdict covers 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung products that infringed Apple patents.
Apple says the patent claims of a 70-year-old electrical engineer who maintains he invented the smartphone don't add up, as the case goes before a jury to decide whether Apple is liable for infringement.
Samsung Electronics accused Apple's lawyer of making a prejudiced remark during closing arguments in a retrial over how much the South Korean company owes the iPhone maker for patent infringement and asked the judge to halt the proceedings. The judge declined.
A secret U.S. court authorized expanded government collection of Internet data for terrorism investigations even after finding "longstanding and pervasive violations" of prior court orders, documents released late Tuesday show.
The launch is a "quiet" one, says website MacRumors. It also reports the reason could be "due to constrained supplies, as rumors have suggested that available quantities of the mini will be extremely low due to display production issues. Apple is unlikely to have enough supply of the tablet to meet demand."
Apple is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure, a source familiar with the plans tells Bloomberg news.
Lowering the bill for making the iPad Air could help Apple reverse a recent slump in its profits that has contributed to a 25 percent drop from the company's peak stock price in September 2012. The stock dipped $1.25 Tuesday to close at $525.45.
Just ahead of a significant announcement late tonight, Lenovo receives good news from the smartphone front. The world's No. 1 PC maker is committed to selling 40 million smartphones this year, and in the third quarter it sold more than 12 million. That "largest year-over-year" increase in performance ranks Lenovo No. 4 in sales, says research firm IDC.
A lobbying push by Apple, Facebook and other companies has won bipartisan support for legislation to let them say how they handle sensitive requests for surveillance data from the National Security Agency.
Apple's sales forecast for the crucial holiday quarter topped analysts' projections, as the world's most-valuable company also predicted lighter-than- estimated gross margins. However, its latest quarterly earnings fell 9 percent as more people bought the company's lower-priced iPhones and iPads.
Judge says Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe must face a group lawsuit with potentially thousands of employees claiming their incomes were held down by the companies' agreements not to recruit one another's workers.
Apple today also introduced new Mac software, called Mavericks, which is available free of charge. The company showed an updated high-end Mac Pro desktop computer aimed at professions that need extra computing power, such as graphic design and film editing, as well as new MacBook Pro laptops.