As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.
- Apple Scores Big Legal Win Over Samsung
By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday granted Apple Inc’s request for a pre-trial injunction against the sale of…
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus banned in US
A judge in California blocks US sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphones while the court decides on the firm’s patent dispute with Apple.
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- Apple Wins Injunction Barring U.S. Sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone
Just days after Apple won an injunction barring U.S. sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, Reuters reports that the same judge has issued a second preliminary injunction that would bar sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
“Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products,” Judge Koh said in Friday’s ruling.
The new Galaxy Nexus injunction is a much more significant victory for Apple than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, as evidenced by the $95 million bond Apple will need to post in order for the injunction to take effect. The bond money, which amounted to only $2.6 million in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 case, would be used to compensate Samsung should Apple ultimately lose the case when it goes to full trial.
The Galaxy Nexus has been Google’s flagship device for showing off its Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” operating system since late last year, and was given away to attendees at this week’s Google I/O conference as part of a package showing off the forthcoming Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” update.
- Wired-up brolly plays drop music
German hardware hackers have wired an umbrella up with sensors so it plays music when raindrops hit it.
- Larry Magid: Happy 5th Birthday iPhone: You Changed Everything
As with any birthday, it’s appropriate not just to recognize the guest of honor but also the parents that brought that guest into the world so this is a great time to thank the iPhone’s father, the late Steve Jobs.
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- Orbitz Isn’t The Only Online Retailer Judging Your Spending Habits
Smart online shoppers may want to do some extra research before clicking "buy." New technology could be turning the tables on the common consumer, allowing…
- Hacker Given 3-Year Sentence For Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service
Internet service providers are increasingly looking for ways to charge customers more money for faster speeds and access to more data. For years, hackers have…
- New dedicated medical smartphone released, incorporating wide range of capabilities
Mobile devices are continuing to improve in power and functionality. Recognizing this, LifeWatch AG, a leading ambulatory health monitoring services company, has released LifeWatch V, which can only be described as a ” healthcare” smartphone.
- Who is making ARM-based Windows tablets?
HP is out (for now). Asus, Toshiba and Acer are in. But the list beyond that is unknown.
- Sarah Pinneo: Hooray, My Ereader Is Spying on Me
I’d like to applaud the makers of ereaders for collecting some of the first usable readership data in the history of publishing. If they want to know how quickly I tore through the new Christopher Buckley novel, or that I never finished War and Peace, so be it.
- Young Architects Take On PS1 Pavilion
Last night, MoMA PS1 officially opened "Wendy," the winner of its Young Architects Program, in Queens, New York. The architecture duo behind the project is…
- WATCH: Energy, Stored In Spray Paint
When this correspondent told a coworker that researchers at Rice University had developed a paintable battery, his response was to sharpie an Eveready AA and…
- Facebook Want Button Could Uncover Your Deepest Desires
Facebook already knows what you "like." It could be near uncovering your desires, too. As Inside Facebook first reported, Facebook might soon supplement its "like"…
- WOAH: Wildfires Seen From International Space Station
The National Interagency Fire Center reported on Friday that 52 large fires were burning over 900,000 acres in the United States, at least 39 of…
- Jason Davis: The Corporate Collaboration
The computer industry is highly collaborative. Any given product — be it a laptop, a desktop, a tablet, or even an operating system — is the result of many alliances and collaborations.
- Cellscope claims to allow doctors to remotely exam infant ear infections, trials underway
Cellscope has created a smartphone-enabled otoscope for remote diagnosis of pediatric ear infections.