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iPhone 5 orders shipping with free Lightning to 30-pin adapter

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Recognising that many of its customers will own an existing iOS device and may want to use their existing 30-pin accessories with their new iPhone 5, Apple is bundling a free Lightning to 30-pin adapter with every new purchase. Navigating through the iPhone 5 ordering process, Apple provides a list of...
iPhone 5 orders shipping with free Lightning to 30-pin adapter

Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation

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Ericsson is the latest to file a patent suit against Samsung after the Swedish telecoms firm accused the Korean electronics giant of refusing to sign a FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) licensing agreements after two years of negotiations. The company says that the issues centers around one of its patented technologies that...
Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation
Epic Games China now Ying Pei Games, no longer part of Epic Games

AT&T announces throttling changes, now kicks in at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

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Anyone hoping for some truly unlimited "unlimited" plans is still out of luck, but AT&T has announced some changes (or a clarification, as it puts it) to its throttling procedures today that will at least give you a bit more room to work with. For customers on an unlimited plan...
AT&T announces throttling changes, now kicks in at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

White House includes piracy in definition of 'cyber threat'

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In a clarification of language seemingly against the aims of the executive order, the White House has defined some terms found in the President's call to arms for US Internet security. Actions noted as a "cyber threat" include, but are not limited to, web site defacement, espionage either against a...
White House includes piracy in definition of 'cyber threat'

Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support

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The LG Revolution was never a smash hit for Verizon Wireless, and maybe that’s why Big Red thought no one would notice when a curious new feature was slipped into an over-the-air (OTA) update for the phone last weekend. The update included a so-called “Verizon Remote Diagnostics” tool. The purpose of this...
Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support
"Unethical" HTML video copy protection proposal draws criticism from W3C reps

Apple agrees to $2.25 million settlement in Australia over ‘misleading’ iPad 4G advertising

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Apple has agreed to pay settlement costs of a $2.25 million after it was accused of misleading the Australian public into believing that the new iPad was compatible with 4G networks in the country, according to The Australian. The Cupertino-based firm told a Federal Court hearing that it has agreed the...
Apple agrees to $2.25 million settlement in Australia over ‘misleading’ iPad 4G advertising

Oracle 'intends to assert [revived] patent in Phase Two', asks court to confirm -- Google opposes

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While the current part of the Oracle v. Google trial is a copyright-only trial, the parties are in parallel having a dispute over whether or not a key Oracle java patent revived by the United States Patent and Trademark Office late last week has already been dismissed with prejudice. Late...
Oracle 'intends to assert [revived] patent in Phase Two', asks court to confirm -- Google opposes

Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

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Microsoft has confirmed Office 2013 licenses will be locked to one PC and one PC only, halting transfers of the office suite software to replacement computers and perhaps forcing users to use its new Office 365 services. If you install Office 2013 on any PC, that licensed copy belongs to...
Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services
Nokia announces Music+ premium subscription service for $3.99 per month

Google and Khan Academy launch contest to bring new forms of education to YouTube

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Google has just announced that is teaming up with Khan Academy for a new competition that hopes to find the next generation of “educational YouTube stars.” This news comes as interest in new forms of digitally-powered education rises, with services like edX, P2PU, Skillshare, Codecademy and Coursera growing rapidly. Google and Khan Academy are looking for what they...
Google and Khan Academy launch contest to bring new forms of education to YouTube

North Korea’s reported mobile phone ban is false, says the country’s only operator

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Last month, the world was shocked as reports claimed that authorities in communist North Korea had banned the use of mobile telephones during the mourning period following the death of Kim Jong-il. However, it has emerged that the story is untrue and no ban is in place there. According to...
North Korea’s reported mobile phone ban is false, says the country’s only operator
Following closely behind Australia, UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) looks at iPad ’4G’ marketing claim

Incredible: Google I/O 2012 tickets sell out in less than 30 minutes

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We knew that Google I/O was going to be popular, but we didn’t expect demand to be so huge that tickets would sell out in a matter of minutes. That’s what happened at 7am PDT, when Google pushed live the registration page for Google I/O tickets. Requiring visitors to sign...
Incredible: Google I/O 2012 tickets sell out in less than 30 minutes

Judge prohibits invalidity arguments based on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tomorrow People

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Judge Lucy Koh just entered an order on three Samsung motions, all of which sought to modify earlier rulings relating to the evidence Samsung may present at the trial that started on Monday. Two of the motions ask for relief from orders by Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, while the...
Judge prohibits invalidity arguments based on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tomorrow People

Is it Time for Facebook to Make Opt-Out the Default?

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Facebook's Open Graph API is getting some negative attention in Washington today. Four democratic U.S. senators, Charles Schumer, Michael Bennet, Mark Begich and Al Franken, sent a letter to Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this morning, asking for clarification about the privacy implications of Facebook's latest initiatives. Specifically,...
Is it Time for Facebook to Make Opt-Out the Default?

Path 2 uploads your address book, but says it’s to ‘match friends’ and will be opt-in soon

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Developer Arun Thampi was doing a bit of hacking around with Path 2, trying to get a version of it running on OS X as an experiment, when he discovered that the app actually uploads your entire address book when it is launched. This obviously raised concerns about what the app...
Path 2 uploads your address book, but says it’s to ‘match friends’ and will be opt-in soon
Retina MacBook Pro Found To Meet EPEAT Standards Thanks To External Upgradeability Options
Amazon begins selling its own 'Basics' Lightning cables then mysteriously pulls them in the US

After a 20-month suspension, Google reopens paid app sales in Taiwan

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After more than 20 months without access to paid apps on Google Play, Taiwanese Android devices users will finally be able to download their favourite premium titles, after Google ended its dispute with the Taipei City Government over longer app trials. Ealier today, Google told Focus Taiwan that it was “pleased...
After a 20-month suspension, Google reopens paid app sales in Taiwan
Google Play letting app developers publicly reply to user reviews

Apple: Motorola's essential wireless patents are at best worth $1 per iPhone

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Five days ahead of a FRAND contract trial in the Western District of Wisconsin, Apple has formally declared to the court its willingness to pay Motorola Mobility for a license to its standard-essential wireless patents ("wireless" meaning cellular and WiFi standards in this context), but it will only write an...
Apple: Motorola's essential wireless patents are at best worth $1 per iPhone

U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

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In mid-April I reported that "Apple called calls out Google on flawed search methodology, responsibility for Android's infringement". This was not about Google's Internet search engine but about a discovery dispute in the second California Apple v. Samsung case. Apple's patent infringement allegations relate to Android-based devices, and while some...
U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

Apple willing to pay $1 per iPhone to Motorola for patents

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Apple is willing to pay Motorola Mobility up to $1 per iPhone for the rights to standards-essential wireless patents, the company's lawyers have told the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. If the court sets a FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing rate over the $1 mark...
Apple willing to pay $1 per iPhone to Motorola for patents

[UPDATED] Is Twitter Helping Users Get Around Its New Censorship Rules?

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Some of the messages Twitter is sending about its new policy on censoring tweets in certain countries seem ambiguous at best. Perhaps the biggest piece of confusion for people trying to make sense of yesterday's announcement is Twitter's inclusion of a link with instructions on how to change your country...
[UPDATED] Is Twitter Helping Users Get Around Its New Censorship Rules?

Samsung to stop sale of Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand, according to MobileGeeks

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We already know that Samsung was too timid (or maybe too sensible) to launch its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab hybrid in the US, but now it appears the manufacturer is having doubts about European demand too. Our friends at MobileGeeks are reporting that Samsung will stop selling its ATIV...
Samsung to stop sale of Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand, according to MobileGeeks
Galaxy Nexus no longer available to purchase from Google Play website

Apple fined $2.25m in Australia, as penalty for misleading 4G iPad ads is approved

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Apple’s proposed AU$2.25 million fine for misleading Australian consumers with advertising for its 4G-compatible iPad has now been approved by the judge in charge of the trial, just two weeks after being tentatively agreed. The suit was brought by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in March, when the watchdog claimed...
Apple fined $2.25m in Australia, as penalty for misleading 4G iPad ads is approved

Verizon Clarifies Discontinuation of Grandfathered Unlimited Data: Applies to New Subsidized Devices

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Verizon yesterday made headlines for comments from Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo revealing that the carrier is planning to discontinue its grandfathered unlimited data plans when the carrier rolls out new shared data plans this summer. Verizon dropped those unlimited data plans within months of introducing the iPhone early last...
Verizon Clarifies Discontinuation of Grandfathered Unlimited Data: Applies to New Subsidized Devices
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