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Google, Apple start bidding for Kodak’s digital patents

by LucianAugust 7, 2012

WSJ reported yesterday that Kodak’s upcoming patent auction already has 2 bidders: Google and Apple, and each has bids between $150 million and $250 million so far. Kodak, however, is expecting up to $2.6 billion for its 1,100 digital patents to pay off its creditors.

This may be wishful thinking for Kodak, but who knows how fast the bids will escalate with Apple in there. Apple doesn’t really care about the money they have to spend, so they will try to at least raise the cost for Google as much as possible provided Google does retain them eventually.

The two companies are not actually bidding by themselves, but are [...]

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Samsung allegedly copied iPhone app icons too, Apple says and it may be right

by Chris SmithAugust 6, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial continues today with new testimonies and evidence submitted by each party to make it case. We’re going to share with you an interesting slideshow, as posted by CNET, that shows us a variety of images in which we can compare various app icons as found on the iPhone and/or iPad and on Samsung Android devices.

Apple says that Samsung has allegedly copied app icons design including the app icon for the Phone app, Music app, Contacts app, Phpto app, Notes app and Settings app.

And it will surely be interesting to see how Samusng will explain to the jury why its icons are so similar to Apple’s app icons. From [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos outed in the UK, starts at around $300

by AdrianAugust 6, 2012

The market for affordable entry-level phones with dual-SIM capabilities might not seem too promising in the US, but in Europe and Asia, there is quite the competition over the niche. And where there’s competition, Samsung absolutely has to play an important part in it.

The Galaxy Ace Duos is Sammy’s latest dual SIM low-ender, but, surprisingly, it hasn’t kicked it off to the best of starts. Unveiled back in May, the cheapo 3.5-incher has only been made available in India until now.

Starting today, however, the Ace Duos has managed to break outside of India, making in into the UK. Mobi-City and Amazon are the two British retailers offering the petite phone for [...]

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Galaxy Note 10.1 killer feature caught on video

by Bogdan PetrovanAugust 6, 2012

[Updated] Jonne from Androidsuomi reached out to tell us that the device in the video does support pressure detection and it was actually the Photoshop Mobile app that did not support the feature.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 officially launched today, after a long series of fake starts and contradicting rumors.

Featuring a mighty quad-core Exynos 4 processor and 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a powerful machine, but it’s not the spec sheet that sets it apart from any other tablet on the market. The slate’s defining and most distinctive feature is the digitizer that accompanies it, which, with the right apps, can serve as an excellent productivity [...]

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Vodafone releases ICS update to Galaxy Note tomorrow

by nathanAugust 6, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note has had a wild ride, globally speaking, since it’s initial impression on the public almost a year ago. Tomorrow, the fun continues as the sweet phablet that shook the market gets a sweet upgrade to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

As always, keep a steady connection and a full battery as OTA updates are never able to be foretold with an accurate date; they just kind of happen during a period of time, if at all. The carrier, Vodafone says, tomorrow is the start date so expect an update by week’s end to be safe. It looks as if this will be a [...]

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Official: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 specs announced, to be released by the end of the month

by Bogdan PetrovanAugust 6, 2012

Six months after it was first announced, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been officially launched today. The device went through too many changes and false launches, but finally today Samsung has revealed the official specs of the Note 10.1, as well as an approximate release date.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available starting this month globally, in three versions: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi plus HSPA+, and a Wi-Fi plus LTE version that will arrive a bit later in the year. While Samsung has failed to provide clear market breakdowns or pricing details, we expect that the price will be lower than the hefty $750 that online retailer Negri Electronics is asking for it. $400-$500 [...]

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7-inch iPad Mini mentioned in internal Apple Galaxy Tab email [screenshot]

by Chris SmithAugust 5, 2012

A couple a days ago we talked about two important testimonies in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung court, Phil Shiller’s and Scott Forstall’s. Both are important figures inside Apple, both Senior Vice Presidents – of Worldwide Marketing and iOS Software, respectively – so it’s certainly interesting to hear them speak about iPhone, iPad and Samsung while under oath.

The email

One of the interesting tidbits of Forstall’s testimony was a reference to an internal email sent by Eddy Cue, who’s also a Senior Vice President of Apple’s, dealing with Internet Services and Software, back in 2011 and referring to the iPad mini – although that product [...]

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T-Mobile’s Youtube soon-to-be hit shot with Samsung S3

by nathanAugust 4, 2012

For those of you high on the fumes of the Samsung S3’s explosive release, here’s an even bigger dose for you: Hollywood-esque shorts shot entirely on the Sammy S3! That’s right, the chutzpah of T-mobile’s marketing unit, came up with the brilliant idea to shoot a quick action flick to promote the device.

They chose none other than veteran YouTube director/special effects coordinator, Freddie Wong, to do the work for them. The videos show a real workmanship, not only behind the design of the film, but also in showcasing the world-class build and technological essence of Samsung’s flagship phone. The flick is called ‘Sandcastle [...]

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Galaxy Note 10.1 hinted in invitation for Samsung’s August 15 event

by Bogdan PetrovanAugust 4, 2012

Regular readers might know that Samsung is planning to make August the Galaxy Note month. The Koreans are preparing an event on August 15, where they will unveil the “next Galaxy device” (if that sounds familiar, it’s because they used the same tagline for the Galaxy S3 launch), ostensibly the Galaxy Note 10.1. Moreover, on August 29, they will unveil the Galaxy Note 2 at the second Samsung Unpacked event of the year, set to take place in Berlin, before the official opening of the IFA exposition.

We already suspected that the August 15 New York event will be dedicated to the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10.1, but yesterday we got a clue that all but confirms the [...]

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Scott Forstall testimony: Apple hiring, iPhone Fight Club team, Samsung design and 7-inch iPad

by Chris SmithAugust 3, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial continued its proceedings today with Judge Lucy Koh scolding the two parties for their “theatrics” and “sideshows” followed by Phil Shiller’s testimony. Once Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing answered all questions, the next witness to take the stand was called.

And we were looking to another important Apple executive for the iOS business, Scott Forstall, the company’s Senior Vice President of iOS Software. Just like Shiller before him, Forstall revealed quite a few interesting details on the inner workings at Apple, including plenty of patent infringement allegations, that happen to go both [...]

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