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China deems the iPhone a national security threat

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On Friday, China’s state run China Central Television (CCTV)  deemed Apple’s iPhone a national security threat. The threat is due to Apple’s “Frequent Location” feature that is a part of Location Services on the iPhone. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fear is based around the information contained within this feature that would, in essence, enable anyone who had this information to know of China’s secrets. Apple has not commented on the report, but according to their support page, the feature can be customized or turned off in the device settings. Apple also claims that the information collected is only…

Could September 10 be make or break day for Apple?

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The next iPhone needs to be something special to compete with the top devices from Samsung, HTC and LG. If Apple just tweaks things, it is as good as dead. What do you think is the minimum Apple needs to do to stay in contention?

Samsung faces potential US import ban on its Galaxy/Nexus devices

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In the everlasting patent war between Samsung and Apple, the US-based manufacturer seems to have recently obtained a very important victory. Judge Thomas Pender from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Samsung devices infringe on a text selection patent owned by Apple, a feature that’s available on iPhones and iPads. Another Apple claim, one that sought injunction for Samsung’s use of a patented technology for detecting microphones when they are inserted in the headphone jack, has been rejected. The decision is appealable, but if Samsung is to lose the appeal in front of the full commission…