Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalty payments

Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalty payments

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“On Friday, Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Samsung, accusing the company of going back on the patent licensing deal the two signed three years ago,” Nick Wingfield reports for The New York Times.

“In the lawsuit, Microsoft said that Samsung stopped making royalty payments to Microsoft last fall, as required by their 2011 agreement, which related to Samsung’s use of…

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iPhone unlocking again legal in U.S. as Obama signs cellphone unlocking bill into law

iPhone unlocking again legal in U.S. as Obama signs cellphone unlocking bill into law

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Barack Obama will today sign a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal again, writing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law following its unanimous approval by the Senate and House of Representatives,” Juli Clover reports for Mac Rumors.

“It first became illegal to unlock a cell phone in January of 2013, after an exception in the…

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Apple $450 million e-book settlement wins court approval

Apple $450 million e-book settlement wins court approval

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Apple Inc on Friday won preliminary court approval for its $450 million settlement of claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices,” Jonathan Stempel reports for Reuters. “In approving the accord, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan overcame concerns she had expressed over a settlement provision allowing Apple to pay…

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Google barge heads for the scrap yard

Google barge heads for the scrap yard

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“The so-called Google barge, once envisioned as a floating showroom for Google Glass and other high-tech gadgets, is heading for a less glamorous future now that the structure on top of it is destined for the scrap yard,” Tom Bell reports for The Protland Press Herald. “It’s a pitiful end for a great mystery that generated national attention when the strange-looking…

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Report: Google’s Android the ‘preferred platform’ for terrorists

Report: Google’s Android the ‘preferred platform’ for terrorists

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Security researchers announced Friday that they have found new evidence to bolster claims from the National Security Agency that terrorists have altered their countermeasures in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations,” David Kravets reports for Ars Technica.

“‘Al-Fajr, one of Al-Qaeda’s media arms, released a new Android encryption application [in] early June 2014…

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Samsung sheds $15 billion on shrinking earnings

Samsung sheds $15 billion on shrinking earnings

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Samsung Electronics Co. slumped a second day in Seoul, pushing the loss of market value for the world’s biggest smartphone maker [by unit share, not profit share - MDN Ed.] to $15 billion since posting its smallest profit in two years,” Jungah Lee reports for Bloomberg. “The stock has dropped 7.4 percent, wiping off more than the market value of Korean rival LG…

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No, iPad sales are not slumping

No, iPad sales are not slumping

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“On the whole, Apple’s June quarter was a huge success. The company posted record revenue for the quarter and delivered earnings per share that blew analyst expectations out of the water,” Yoni Heisler writes for TUAW. “Quarterly iPad sales, however, were somewhat disappointing. Apple during the June quarter sold 13.3 million units, a 9.2% drop from the same quarter a…

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iPhone 6 launch on October 14th, iWatch unveiled the same month?

iPhone 6 launch on October 14th, iWatch unveiled the same month?

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Apple retail employees are a great resource for advice on picking your Macs and iOS devices, but info on Apple’s secret launch plans for its biggest product launches of the year, not so much,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “The information was supposedly relayed during what Apple calls an ‘all hands meeting’ at one of Apple’s stores. MacRumors cites an Apple retail…

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Apple’s autumn line up could be like none before it

Apple’s autumn line up could be like none before it

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“2009 was the last time the Apple faithful were treated to a new product category launch,” E. Werner Reschke writes for TGAAP. “The iPad made its debut just three years after the incredibly successful iPhone introduction. Nearly five years has passed since the iPad was announced, yet Apple has produced nothing ‘new.’”

MacDailyNews Note: The iPad was announced on…

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How Apple has made use of its increasing mountain of cash

How Apple has made use of its increasing mountain of cash

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Apple’s cash and cash equivalent balance has continued to go up,” Puneet Sikka reports for Market Realist. “Apple’s cash and cash equivalent balance has increased from $137 billion in the fiscal first quarter of 2013 to $164 billion in the latest fiscal third quarter of 2014.”

“Interestingly, Apple has already taken action on $74 billion of the $130 billion capital…

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