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Samsung bite back

So the big news late last week, of course, was Apple’s victory over Samsung in its patent lawsuit to the tune of $1.05 billion (£664million). Although the decision is not yet set-in-stone the jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California sided emphatically with Apple. But despite being fined a billion [...]

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Samsung on top

Despite being sued for billions for copying other companies’ designs, Samsung is doing very well in smartphone sales.  The company is now the dominant player in Europe’s mobile phone market, taking almost half of all sales in the last three months. With the popularity of Google’s Android software increasing, and the release of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3 handset, [...]

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Samsung misbehaving in Apple court case

Eight days into the court case and both firms are still firmly holding their ground. The trial that started on the 31st July saw Apple accuse rival Samsung of ‘copying’ their iPhone design, apparently copying features such as scrolling and multi-touch on its range of smartphones. Samsung argues it did not ‘copy Apple’s design, it [...]

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Mobile growth benefits developing countries

The number of people who own a mobile phone is well and truly on the rise. With three quarters of the world’s population now having access to mobile communications, the ever rising number doesn’t look likely to slow down any time soon. This is great news for Penta Consulting, the number one supplier to the mobile and connectivity [...]

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Smartphones – remote control for our lives?

Everyday activities, like watching TV, listening to music or even turning on the air conditioning, is made faster, easier and more convenient for us, through the use of a control. How about a remote that you could use to simplify your life? If you could purchase a device that you could use to control your [...]

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Security features offer RIM a fragile lifeline

Along with firearms, radio and other standard-issue gear, Constable Ken Koke’s police cruiser comes equipped with portable technology made by Research In Motion Ltd that he says has become an important tool in policing rural Canada. But it’s far from clear if that niche will be big enough to rescue RIM, which faces a continuing [...]

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Valet parking goes mobile

Another parking app for mobile devices is showing how mobile payments can make simple transactions even simpler. Flash Valet, an Austin, Texas-based company, said it will be launching an app soon that lets users get rid of paper tickets, long waits and scrambling for cash to pay for valet parking. To use the tool, consumers [...]

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Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as world’s most used browser

Google Chrome is now the world’s most popular web browser, surpassing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time. According to the latest figures from StatCounter, after years of slowly chipping away Internet Explorer’s market share, Chrome took the lead with 32.76% share, while IE dipped to 31.94%. Just a year ago, Internet Explorer was leading [...]

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Flexible Working Leads to Longer Working Week for Wi-Fi Users

­The ability to work remotely is leading to longer working hours according to a survey by Wi-Fi access provider, iPass. The report found that 60 percent of mobile employees reported 50 to 60 hour-plus work weeks that also include weekend days as the most popular time to work remotely. Click here to read more.   [...]

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Facebook buys photo-app maker Lightbox

If you thought Facebook was good on mobile photo sharing after it bought Instagram for $1 billion, you’re wrong. Facebook has just acquired Lightbox and it’s another company which specializes in making mobile photo-sharing apps. Back in the dark old days, there was no Instagram for Android but we were very intrigued by Lightbox because not [...]

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