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HTC Not Paying Apple $6-$8 Per Smartphone
In early November Apple and HTC reached a 10-year licensing deal in regards to patent use for smartphone devices. At the time of that agreement  Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu claimed that HTC would pay Apple somewhere in the vicinity of $6 to $8 per device. Now HTC CEO Peter... Read more
The One Dock To Rule Them All
How many mobile phones and tablets do you have at home? If your household is into gadgets – and what household isn’t these days? – then the chances are that you have at least one Apple device and one Samsung device. This is perfect especially for those who work... Read more
Apple iPhone 5S December Production Test? [Rumor]
Remember when Apple released one new smartphone each year? Those days may be over. Apple is rumored to be preparing test production for its iPhone 5S, a device some experts believe could launch in early 2013.   Chinese-language publication The Commercial Times was the first to report the rumor. While the... Read more
Will Apple Challenge Pandora?
Rumors say that Apple is designing a service to compete with Pandora.  The goal is to control the music people listen to in the car and make new releases available that much sooner.  Considering the huge success of iTunes, it stands to reason that Apple would branch out into... Read more
Pepper Spray iPhone Case Is Hard On The Eyes…Literally
Want to protect yourself from would be muggers, kidnappers and other unruly types? If you are the proud owner of an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S you can now keep hoodlums at bay with a pepper spray enabled iPhone case. The product, created by Spraytech costs just $40 and... Read more
Apple Loses FaceTime Patent Lawsuit, Must Pay $368 Million
Hot off the heels of its Samsung patent lawsuit loss in the UK, Apple on Wednesday morning was ordered to pay $368 million to patent firm VirnetX. A U.S. court in the Eastern District of Texas ruled that Apple FaceTime technology has infringed on four patents held by VirnetX.... Read more
Hue Is The Lightbulb For Apple Fanboys
Let’s take Apple fanboyism (or fangirlism, to cover both genders) to the next level, shall we? I’ve been accused of being one, mind you, and I really can’t be bothered. The truth is, Apple’s products are awesome, and I just don’t feel the need to switch brands just yet.... Read more
Apple Sells 3 Million iPads In First 3 Days
Apple walked away with bragging rights over the weekend as holiday shopping sales propelled its line of legacy, 4th generation and iPad mini devices towards more than three million units sold. The tech giant started its weekend with the iPad mini which now adds Wi-Fi + Cellular data connection... Read more
Who Will Be The Next Steve Jobs?
A visionary like Steve Jobs doesn’t come along every day. In fact, you could say he comes along once in a lifetime. However, that doesn’t mean that someone else won’t step to do what he did and create more than just a winning company. He created an intricate part... Read more
Why Apple’s Fusion Drive Matters
It’s been more than a week since we all got suckered into staying up late – or taking an hour or so off from work, as the case may be – because of the Apple iPad Mini event. While most of us held our breaths till the iPad Mini... Read more
Best Time Wasting Mobile Games For iOS
When it comes to wasting our time in the most fun ways possible there is almost no better solution than Apple’s iOS platform. Whether you take a moment or two with Bad Piggies or simple start 95 games at the same time with Words With Friends it is easy... Read more
iPhone 5-Missing Features
The iPhone 5 is by far the most beautifully crafted Apple smartphone to date, unfortunately much like the Apple phones that came before it the iPhone 5 is missing features that would allow it to more evenly compete with its main competitors. From lousy charging support to a lack... Read more
What Is Apple So Mad At?

What Is Apple So Mad At?

Mobile September 27, 2012

It seems that Apple has a good reason to be upset with Samsung – after all, they stole a few patented ideas from the largest smartphone and computer maker in the world. After the court ruling in regards to Apple versus Samsung, Apple released a full list of Samsung... Read more
5 Steps You Should Take Before Upgrading To Apple iOS 6
In the first 24 hours of the Apple iOS 6 upgrade window 15% of users have adopted the program. For the other 85% of users who are still using older versions of the Apple iOS here are a few tips to consider before upgrading your smartphones OS. Back up... Read more
Patent Wars

Patent Wars

InternetMobile September 13, 2012

Less than a month has gone by since a California court gave the verdict for the “patent trial of the century”, where Apple seemingly came out as the winner over Samsung. This highly publicized trial has caught the attention of experts (the real ones, not the pundits you can... Read more