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The CEOs of Apple and Samsung are reportedly taking trial judge Lucy Koh’s advice and will try to resolve their patent dispute before the jury does, putting one or the other or both companies at risk. Bloomberg said Monday morning that it heard from “a person familiar with the matter...
http://www.EasyUnlockiPhone.net reveals that its tool can jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 4S, 4, 3Gs and iPad 2 the latest iOS 5.1.1. Once the jailbreak and unlock for iOS 5.1.1 is complete the iPhone/iPad will have the Cydia application installed. Cydia is a software application for i...
Motorola Mobility has sued Apple again for patent infringement. This time it’s changed tack and left its standards-essential patents home. It’s using seven feature patents instead in an attempt to get the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Macs barred from being imported into the US by the...
District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who’s hearing the Apple v Samsung patent infringement case, warned the companies Wednesday of the risks they both face in letting the suit and countersuit go to the jury. The Wall Street Journal says she has urged their CEOs to speak by phone to resol...
With the sand draining out of the judge’s hourglass – Apple and Samsung are limited to 25 hours apiece in their patent infringement case in California – Samsung put two expert witnesses on the stand Thursday who testified that Apple could owe Samsung as much as $421.8 million in roy...
The Apple v. Samsung patent trial of the century has cooled off a bit since the hits poured out last week, but a few choice items continue to emerge from San Jose, California. Samsung argued earlier this week that whether or not its Galaxy tablets made use of Apple’s protected technolo...

Researchers Show How to Crack Android Encryption – Thomas Cannon and Seyton Bradford have successfully shown brute force attacks against Android encryption at DEFCON.  Because Android encryption is based on the Linux dm-crypt, it is easily broken on either Android 3.x or 4.x d...

Earlier this week I wrote an article titled, "What Do Mobile Technology Vendors Really Think?", which covered technology vendors' responses to my "2012 Mid-Year Enterprise Mo...
Microsoft holds rights to Apple patents that are broader than the deal Apple was willing to cut with Samsung in 2010 but they’re circumscribed by a “no cloning” provision. Apple’s patent licensing and strategy director Boris Teksler said so Monday in the Apple v Samsung trial in Cal...
Apple is apparently more reasonable than it lets on. Back in 2010 it offered Samsung a license. Apple estimates that it might have cost Samsung $288 million back then. Now it’s asking $2.5 billion and that’s just in the current case in California. FOSS Patents calls it “the mos...
From the outside looking in on the so-called “trial of the century” – and bearing in mind that it’s only maybe halfway through – but Samsung looks royally screwed. It should have paid more attention when Google told it in 2010 that its tablets looked too much like iPads and should be...
Eastman Kodak was hoping to garner $2.2 billion-$2.6 billion from its broadly licensed 1,100 patents to repay creditors and reorganize. It reportedly got opening bids of $150 million-$250 million from two consortia involving Google-RPX-Samsung-LG-HTC on the one hand and Apple-Microso...
A slip by Samsung’s lawyer gave Apple the chance to introduce evidence into the patent infringement trial in San Francisco that Samsung wanted suppressed, evidence culled from Samsung’s own documents that Apple hinted it had before the trial began last week. According to an internal ...
Apple has increased the amount of money it thinks Samsung owes it in damages for allegedly ripping off its iPhone and iPad widgetry. It’s gone from the $2.5 billion calculation of a week ago to $2.88 billion. Some 28 Samsung devices are accused of infringement. Its original Gala...
Apple is in talks to acquire Pinterest rival, The Fancy, according to Business Insider. The fast-growing social e-commerce site is backed by Twitter creator and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. The 20-man start-up calls itself “part store, blog, ma...
Apple’s beef with Google and Android has pushed it to drop YouTube in the test versions of iOS 6 for iPhone and iPad due out this fall. Apple released a statement Monday saying that “our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended; customers can use YouTube in the Safari ...
As part of its bankruptcy proceedings, Eastman Kodak has put 1,100 patents on the block. They are expected to be sold at auction on August 8. There was reportedly a Monday deadline for initial bids according to what “people familiar with the matter” told the Wall Street Journal. ...
If Apple gets its way it’ll win its high-profile patent infringement case against Samsung in San Francisco without there being much of a trial. They’ll go directly to the damages. It wants Samsung punished for attempting to influence a seated jury with a ruling from the bench that “Ap...
AMD has poached the director of Apple’s mobile-focused Platform Architecture Group Jim Keller, credited with architecting several generations of the ARM-based chips found in the iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV. It will be Keller’s second go-round at AMD. He was there years ago workin...
Wall Street and the press are clinging hopefully to an iMore blog rumor – that some like Reuters and Bloomberg checked with their own Apple sources – saying Apple will introduce a major product – presumably either the iPhone 5 or the supposed unconfirmed seven-inch iPad mini – or even ...
Apple has quietly offered to buy publicly held AuthenTec Inc for roughly $356 million, according to an SEC filing discovered last Friday. Fourteen-year-old AuthenTec does sensor-based fingerprint authentication, encryption and identity management for mobile devices. Two weeks ago A...
At sometime in the last few months Apple talked to Twitter about making a strategic investment in the social networking firm, according to a story that ran in the New York Times last Friday and has subsequently gotten a lot of play. It says that if they ever come to terms – and they’...
Dear, dear, dear, dear. Five days before the great Apple patent trial starts Monday – a trial Apple has got to win – Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal sanctioned Apple’s opponent Samsung for destroying evidence. It seems Samsung didn’t preserve e-mail and meeting notes ahead of the liti...
I distinctly remember marveling that a bankrupt Chinese company dragging around at least $400 million in debt owed to Chinese banks was able to afford lawyers to sue Apple when it lodged a short-lived suit against Apple in America. Well, according to a Google translation of a Chinese...
Photographs of what could be Apple’s next iPhone surfaced Sunday, giving impatient iPhone fans an idea of what Apple could be unveiling sometime during the next few months. Maybe. Possibly. It all depends on whether the parts are actually from Apple. Chinese-language repair site iLab.c...
Apple missed by Wall Street standards when it reported its Q3 numbers Tuesday and its stock tanked, dropping more than 5% after-hours, down roughly 31 bucks to $570 at best. It sold only 26 million iPhones, down 26% sequentially. Wall Street expected maybe 28 million or better. On ...
Ahead of the great Apple v Samsung Android trial that starts Monday in California Apple filed a damages claim with the court seeking $2.525 billion from Samsung. Good ole reliable FOSS Patents got to it first and isolated the key passage. It reads: “Samsung adopted as its number on...
A German appeals court Tuesday extended an existing ban on selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 anywhere in Germany to anywhere in the 27 countries of the European Union. The 7.7 ban has been in effect since last September. The larger, more popular Galaxy Tab 10.1N is unaffected becau...
Oh, the ignominy of it. A UK judge has told Apple it must take out ads in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, Guardian Mobile magazine and T3 and say on its UK home page for six months that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design. On July 9 the court found that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets ...
Google is reportedly close to paying a $22.5 million fine to settle charges that it secretly bypassed the privacy settings of millions of Apple users. According to the Wall Street Journal, “the charges involve Google’s use of a special computer code to trick Apple’s Safari web-browsi...

The CTOvision Mobile Application is now available in the Apple iTunes application store. The application focuses on content we create for technologists, but it also contains a curated list of coming events we believe are of high interest plus curated lists of the videos we want to b...

The ITC’s six-member board of commissioners said last Monday that it’s going to review allegations that Apple’s iPhones and iPads tread on four Motorola Mobility patents. In April one of the agency’s administrative law judges found Apple infringes one of the patents, which happens to...
Apple has agreed to pay $60 million to make the Proview Technology (Shenzhen) Company’s claims that it owns the iPad trademark in China go away. Apple bought Proview’s iPad trademarks in 10 countries through a UK lawyer and a specially organized company for about $55,000 (£35,000) in...
California District Court Judge Lucy Koh Friday enjoined the Android Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone that Google co-developed because, she said, Apple is likely to prove it at trial that it infringes four Apple patents including the Google nose-pulling Siri unified search patent. ...
US District Court Judge Lucy Koh has forbidden Samsung to sell any more of its Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in America once retail inventories are cleared. Judge Koh ordered the ban late Tuesday at the point of a decision issued by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...
Why Apple will kill it in the TV market. If we consider the recent news of TV manufacturers like Sharp , Samsung and Sony they are all having trouble making money in this space. Samsung , arguably the largest panel maker has divested it's TV arm as a $7 billion business. Sony has lost...
Apple has been fined $2.25 million in Australian money or $2.28 million in American greenbacks by an Australian court for running advertising about its new iPad that implied the widget with Wi-Fi and 4G was compatible with Telstra’s local 4G LTE mobile data network when it’s not. The...
After lodging upwards of 50 infringement suits around the world against Apple, Samsung finally won one in Holland. The District Court of The Hague found that Apple trespassed on a FRAND-promised 3G patent of Samsung’s and ordered Apple to pay unspecified damages limited to the Dutch ...
Apple has gone back to the International Trade Commission with a fresh complaint that claims the HTC workaround that let its Android widgets clear US customs is a bunch of baloney and that HTC is still infringing Apple’s data tapping patent. The ITC enjoined some HTC imports into the...
10gen, which wrote the open source NoSQL MongoDB database, has pulled in $42 million in financing to add to the $31.4 million it’s gotten since it started. It’s unclear what round this is since it got a $20 million D round last September, but Business Insider heard it was valued at $...


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