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Apple patent application includes mock-up of a jailbroken iPhone

March 28th, 2009

Apple’s recent patent application covering biometric and other embedded authentication systems has caused quite a stir as one of the included images is a mock-up of a jailbroken phone. Considering that Apple is trying to use copyright infringement and the DMCA to hinder jailbreaking, it is unusual to see such an image in an official …

Nokia files suit against Apple, claims patent infringement

October 23rd, 2009

Nokia makes the world’s most widely-used handsets — by a wide margin — and they went on the offensive to defend their technology announcing a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. The claim, filed in Delaware district court, alleges 10-counts of patent infringement for technologies used in all iPhones produced since 2007. Nokia’s press release states, “Apple’s iPhone infringes Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.” No other specifics about the suit have been released. After Apple’s recent earnings blowout announcement we can guarantee you one thing: if these claims have any merit Apple will be settling.

Apple tablet rumors revived, new patent uncovered

February 3rd, 2009

Rumors of Apple’s entrance into the world of tablets were brought back into sight this morning as a recent Apple patent revealed the possible design for an upcoming tablet offering from Cupertino. You’ll likely recall rumors that flew around in late December, originating from three separate TechCrunch “sources close to Apple”, stating that Apple was …

Apple planning to bring video-recording to the iPhone?

February 2nd, 2009

From the time it was released until today, one of the many gripes about the iPhone is its lack of video-recording capabilities (and MMS and copy/paste, we know). For the time being, only those who jailbreak their iPhones can enjoy video recording with apps like Cycorder. While nothing has been confirmed yet, it would appear …

iPhone OS 4.0 rumor roundup

April 7th, 2010

With Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0 event just over 24 hours away, we thought it might be a good idea to recap some of the most persistent OS 4.0 rumors while addressing a new one here and there so everyone can keep score at home when the event starts tomorrow morning at 10AM PDT. We’ve assembled …

Microsoft files patent for muscle-based computer controls

January 1st, 2010

While everyone is going “ga-ga” over Apple’s dynamic tactile feedback keyboard patent, Microsoft has quietly filed a patent for several methods of controlling a computer using Electromyography (EMG). The technique would record the electrical activity of muscles and translate those signals into instruction sets which would control a computer. EMG technology is not new, it is used in …

Apple files counter suit against Nokia

December 11th, 2009

Back in October we reported that Nokia was filing suite against Apple, Inc. for infringing on, “patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.” Today Apple has fired back with a counter suit and a little shot across the bow from Apple’s General Council Bruce Sewell, “other companies must compete with us by inventing …

Apple’s newly awarded multi-touch patent might make Palm uneasy

January 27th, 2009

Do you remember the day the iPhone was unveiled during Steve Jobs’ famous keynote at MacWorld 2007? You might recall him wowing the world with multi-touch features and following it up by saying Apple is going to patent all of it. Two very short years later, Apple got its wish from the US Patent Office …

Apple possibly working on a search engine?

November 13th, 2008

File this one under kinda, maybe, probably not – but the rumor du jour on this fine Thursday morning is that Apple may well be toying with the idea of taking on the Big G in the search game. On the surface, yes, this sounds patently ridiculous. Why would Apple enter a market so firmly …