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"We wish Kevin well in this new chapter of his career," said Adobe - somewhat sparingly - in a statement released as the company behind PDF and Acrobat confirmed that just four days after offering his resignation as CTO on March 18, Kevin Lynch will be leaving the company he joined in ...
Speculation is back in circulation that Apple – enflamed by Samsung’s “slavish copying,” the ensuring worldwide patent litigation and Samsung’s increasing dominance in smartphones and tablets – is weaning itself off its component dependency on Samsung and moving its A7 chip production ...
Compuware has published the findings of a global study of consumer mobile application expectations and experiences. The survey reveals that global consumers prefer mobile apps over mobile websites. Mobile applications are thought to make life easier by streamlining calendars and groc...
IDC has been watching the growing popularity of the smaller, lower-priced tablets. It found that one in two tablets that shipped this quarter had a screen measuring less than eight inches. It figures this strong trend is going to continue – strongly enough, in fact, for it to tickle ...
Sharp, the big Apple supplier fighting for its life, is going to sell a roughly 3% position in itself to Samsung, which is an even bigger Apple supplier and one of Sharp’s biggest rivals. The price is reportedly about a cheap $112 million, below market value. Sharp is trying to cla...
The Red Chinese government doesn’t much care for the pervasiveness of Android-based smartphones in the country or the dependence of local R&D on Android and, according to a white paper put out by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, “While the Android system is open...
A US district court judge Friday slashed the $1.05 billion award granted Apple last August by a jury that found Apple’s great nemesis Samsung copied Apple’s mobile widgetry. Apple’s stock thereupon fell. The court has ordered a new trial to decide exactly what Apple should get. Dist...
A Texas district court Wednesday upheld a jury verdict arrived at in November awarding Internet security firm VirnetX more than $368.2 million after it found Apple and its FaceTime video chat service infringed four virtual private networking patents designed to establish a secure conne...
Word that contract manufacturer Foxconn had stopped hiring across its Chinese plants sent Apple stock into a tizzy this week on an assumption by the Financial Times that the bottom had dropped out of demand for iPhones, Apple’s bestselling and most profitable product. Foxconn claimed...
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, who proved an utter failure as the struggling company’s CEO and blew its mammoth sale to Microsoft, is going to be an “observer” on the Lenovo board with no voting rights or directorial responsibilities. He’ll get nearly $200,000 a year in cash and stock ...
Tuesday when a report by American security firm Mandiant that’s been six years in the making was circulating tracing an “overwhelming percentage” of Communist China’s far-flung corporate and governmental cyber espionage to a 12-story building in Shanghai connected with the People’s Lib...
Apple has cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop by $200 and updated its processors. It’s also put out new models with faster processors and more memory. It said the MacBook Pro with a Retina display and 128GB of flash memory will now cost $1,499, down from $1,699. A new model...
According to the blogosphere and both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal the world is waiting for Apple to deliver a Dick Tracy-like wristwatch that mates with the iPhone and shows you the time, who’s calling, texting or e-mailing or directions to the address you’re look...
Michelle Obama waited until the very last minute to invite people to sit in her box at her husband’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening. That means that Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will be her guest, had to rearrange the agenda of the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Con...
The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, Monday tossed Apple’s bid to fast-track its motion to ban several Android-based Samsung phones, denying it the right to argue its case before the full appeals court right away. A district court rejected Apple’s move for a permanent in...
The European Commission is threatening to charge companies other than Samsung with anti-competitive practices for the way they treat their standards-essential patents and use injunctions to bar rivals from using the patents rather than negotiating fair, reasonable and non-discriminator...
Research in Motion Wednesday morning changed its name to BlackBerry to put RIM’s awful failures behind it as it launches the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone it hopes will change its fortunes. The name change came at the great reveal of two brand new QNX-based phones in the Big Apple: th...
Apple Tuesday announced a fourth-generation iPad with 128GB of memory to grace the top of the existing line currently available with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Obviously it’s for people who need to carry around a lot of data. It will sell starting Tuesday February 5 in black or white for...
District Court Judge Lucy Koh decided late Tuesday that Samsung didn’t willfully infringe six Apple patents as a federal jury found last August denying Apple the chance to get parts of the jury’s $1.05 billion damages award trebled.
District Court Judge Lucy Koh has ordered the CEOs of Apple, Intel and Google to show up in her courtroom, each of them to answer four hours of questions about their deal not to poach each other’s people. A civil suit brought by workers who figure they got shortchanged in the process...
Apple wants the whole US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to decide whether Samsung really deserves to avoid permanent injunctions barring its widgets from the American market while infringement suits are pending. It claims the court and the District Court in California have ...
A US magistrate judge Monday ordered Apple and Amazon to try settling their two-year-old App Store trademark dispute before going to trial August 19. They’ll be closeted together for negotiation on March 21 and the judge said, “No participant in the settlement conference will be perm...
Online learning company Lynda.com has gotten $103 million in funding from Accel Partners and equity investor Spectrum Equity. Meritech Capital Partners also participated. It’s the first money Lynda has taken from the outside and is meant to push the 17-year-old company into the inter...
PCs shipments were down 4.9%% globally in Q4 to 90.3 million units because of “must-have” tablets and the dicey state of the world’s economy Gartner said. The researcher figures “Tablets have dramatically changed the device landscape for PCs, not so much by ‘cannibalizing’ PC sales, ...
Apple has cut component orders for the four-month-old iPhone 5 because of weaker-than-expected demand, the Wall Street Journal said Monday citing “people familiar with the situation.” It’s unclear if Apple initially over-ordered out of concern for potential shortages or if it is movi...
From the way Samsung’s talking, it’s prepared to field a platoon of widgets based on the Linux mobile platform Intel is pushing. It told Bloomberg it’s planning “to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditio...
In what would be a major strategy shift Apple is reportedly considering selling a “lower-end” iPhone later this year to meet competition from Android, which has been eating Apple’s lunch with its multiple models. The Wall Street Journal said late Tuesday that the cheaper iPhone, whic...
In an example of Microsoft-like vertical integration Nvidia under the code-name Project Shield is going to take parts it builds for other people’s videogame consoles like the new version of its Tegra 4 processor and build a game machine of its own that it sells direct to consumers. T...
Apple said Monday that, excluding re-downloads and updates, more than 40 billion iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps have been downloaded from its App Store and that it has paid developers more than $7 billion. That makes nearly 20 billion downloads in 2012 alone, Apple said. Nine mon...
Apple reportedly wants to buy Waze to help fix its giant maps gaffe but according to what TechCrunch heard it doesn’t want to spend the $750 million asking price. It’s reportedly offering $400 million plus $100 million in incentives. The three-year-old Israeli-born Waze uses crowdsou...
Having found a bunch of Android-based Samsung widgets violate four Apple patents, the US International Trade Commission has ordered the giant Korean company to post a bond worth 88% of its US smartphones sales as well as 32.5 % of its media player and 37.6% of its tablet sales if it wa...
Armed robbers pulled off a heist at the Apple store behind the Paris Opera in the center of town on New Year’s Eve. Reuters reports that they made off with over a $1 million worth of widgetry although Apple is still calculating the loss. Four masked thieves broke in about 9 o’clock...
Highlighting Mobile Carriers and LTE, Vitesse offers top five industry predictions for 2013. Vitesse’s Chief Technology Officer Martin Nuss and Director of Product Marketing Uday Mudoi shared their thoughts on what will be big in the coming year: Carrier LTE deployments will double to...
Apple late Monday lost its bid to get a permanent injunction barring 26 of Samsung’s Android-based widgets that a jury found infringed six of Apple’s patents from the American market. Concurrently, the court threw out Samsung’s bid for a new trial. The Korean company claimed the ju...
The US Patent and Trademark Office, which has been re-examining Apple’s pinch-to-zoom patent (US No 7,844,915) presumably at Samsung’s behest, said Wednesday that all 21of its claims are invalid on the basis of prior art, specifically for anticipation and obviousness. It’s a prelimin...
Samsung said Tuesday that it will drop its attempts to get Apple products banned anywhere in Europe using its standards-essential patents (SEPs). It’s not dropping its infringement suits, but will limit its SEP claims to monetary damages. It will still seek injunctions for Apple’s al...
This book a no nonsense approach to learning the key points of Objective-C and iOS at the speed of light. It is a fast paced sprint through tons of hands on examples. The books starts off with a nice introduction to Xcode by building a small twitter application using the new iOS 6 Soc...
Returning from Asia Jefferies financial analyst and Apple follower Peter Misek said several iPhone 6 prototypes and an iTV, presumably integrated with Apple’s mobile ecosystem, appear to be floating around. There’s reportedly an iPhone model with a 4.8-inch Retina+ IGZO screen, 128GB...
Embarcadero Technologies has just released a new 64-bit C++Builder solution – a linear descendent of Borland’s C++ Builder created more than 15 years ago. It’s supposed to offer a faster way to create high-performance native Windows 8 and Mac OS X PC and laptop applications as well a...
Google couldn’t have picked a prettier time to release the upgraded version of Google Maps for iOS it’s been working on since Apple kicked it off the iPhone and iPad in September in favor of its own dodgy Apple Maps that couldn’t find the Eiffel Tower, utterly embarrassed the company, ...


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