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January 21, 2011 by

Android OS bombshell: Did Google illegally lift copyrighted code?

In a lawsuit filed last summer, Oracle accused Google of patent and copyright infringement in the development and distribution of the Android OS. Today, a prominent expert on intellectual property revealed evidence that Android may indeed violate those copyrights. Here's why this lawsuit is not like the others.

March 10, 2009 by

Hyundai’s phone watch combi

Hyundai has announced that its new phone watch will soon be available in the UK.The idea of putting a SIM into a watch is not new, and indeed I’ve seen all kinds of things put into watches before, among the more memorable being the Palm OS to create a PDA watch and a TV receiver to create a telly watch.

February 11, 2009 by

We have reached the end of the Palm OS

With the announcement of the Palm WebOS in January we knew this day was coming and according to PreCentral Ed Colligan confirmed that the only Palm OS devices coming in the future may be Centro devices from other carriers. Palm ended dedicated PDA/non-phone devices a couple of years ago and now confirms that they will focus on WebOS and Windows Mobile Palm devices moving forward. I am sure there will be many fans of the current Palm OS who are disappointed, but the OS has been around for 12 years and will continue to live for a few more as people still use their PDAs, Treo, and Centro devices.

December 1, 2008 by

Apple hits Psystar with DMCA charges

Court papers reveal that the day before Thanksgiving Apple added new charges to the five-month old federal lawsuit against mac-clone maker Psystar. The new charges claim that Psystar, along with ten John Does, violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by bypassing copy-protection mechanisms used by Apple to protect Mac OS X.

August 3, 2008 by

Plat'Home OpenBlockS: Made in Japan

Embedded Linux devices have always fascinated me, because besides on the server, it's where I think the Open Source OS is going to make the most impact. From 2002 to 2004, I worked for SHARP as a developer liaison consultant on the very much before its time ZAURUS Linux/Java PDA, so I'm very much familiar with the ins and outs of developing and supporting embedded Linux products.

April 29, 2008 by

OQO hacked to run Leopard

OQO Talk claims that a junior member has successfully hacked the OQO to run Mac OS X Leopard.In case you're not familiar, OQO developed several subnotebooks that have the functionality of a tablet PC in a form-factor slightly larger than a PDA.

June 15, 2007 by

Leopard 9a466 screen shots

While details on Apple's new OS (Leopard) have been fairly skimpy, Wired got their hands on the WWDC build (9a466) and posted a review and some screen shots.Shortly thereafter Apple laid the smackdown on them:UPDATE, Friday, 9:40AM: Apple has requested that we take down these screenshots of Leopard due to copyright issues.

February 17, 2006 by

Apple's fragile hold on reality

Tom Krazit has the story on Apple invoking the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to stop two sites, OSx86 Project and (no longer accessibe), from publishing information about running Mac OS X on x86 processors.

June 3, 2004 by

Will Vaio replace Clie?

commentary Palm OS certainly took a blow this week when Sony decided to dump its Clie handhelds, but is Sony planning to release handhelds under a different banner?Sony's decision to exit the personal digital assistant (PDA) market by discontinuing its Clie line of handhelds in all countries except Japan wasn't surprising.

April 30, 2004 by

Q1 2004 PDA shipments: Windows almost overtakes PalmOS

Preliminary Worldwide PDA Shipment Estimates by Operating System Q1 20041Q04 1Q03Market Market1Q04 Share 1Q03 Share GrowthCompany Shipments (%) Shipments (%) (%)----------------------------------------------------------------------Palm OS 1,113,089 40.7 1,403,418 49.


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