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October 26, 2013 by

Shrink-wrapped software anachronists unite!

There's nothing wrong with holding onto those shrink-wrapped software boxes and hard copy licenses or is there? I think you have to look past the calls for its demise just because of what's on the calendar.

September 22, 2012 by

Going blind? DRM will dim your world

Many of us will start losing our eyesight as we age. The digital world can help get round some of these physical impediments - but not if digital rights management and the like blocks our accessibility.

July 16, 2012 by

Apple tries to block iOS in-app purchase hack, fails

Apple is working hard to fight the hacking of its In-App Purchase program for iOS. So far though, the company's attempts have not deterred Russian developer Alexey Borodin who apparently wants Cupertino to fix the underlying problem rather than just trying to block his service.

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.

August 3, 2010 by

Nokia's MeeGo smartphone OS 'appears' on YouTube

A video has appeared on YouTube that purports to show Nokia's implementation of the upcoming MeeGo mobile operating system.The MeeGo Linux distribution, announced in February, is the child of Nokia's Maemo OS — as used in the N900 smartphone — and Intel's netbook-centric Moblin distro.

July 26, 2010 by

US says it's OK to jailbreak an iPhone, and take excerpts from DVDs

Americans can now legally “jailbreak” their mobile phones, and take excerpts from protected DVDs for educational purposes, or to create non-commercial works for outlets such as YouTube. They can also legally circumvent copy protection on ebooks for the purpose of using “read aloud” features, and legally circumvent obsolete dongles in order to continue using protected software.

May 30, 2010 by

Stop the lies! The day that Microsoft 'saved' Apple

Last week, with Apple overtaking Microsoft in market capitalization — and with the floating of a crazy rumor that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer would talk up iPhone and Visual Studio 2010 at the keynote of next month's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference — news stories on the Web, in print and on the tube repeated a serious urban myth: that Microsoft "saved" Apple in the summer of 1997.

April 5, 2010 by

Apple v. Microsoft and HP, round 2

Remember Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation? That case was a big deal back in 1994. Apple lost that round decisively, but now, 16 years later, it's time for a rematch between Apple and its archrivals Microsoft and HP. This time the battle is between the HP Slate and the iPad. So who has the upper hand?


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