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September 24, 2012 by

iPhone 5 nano-SIM hack: GiffGaff recommends running with scissors

The operator, which does not offer proper nano-SIMs just yet, has suggested that customers can simply trim down older SIM cards for use in the iPhone 5. This suggests the method does work for that device, but that may not be the case for future nano-SIM phones as the new card is thinner than its predecessors.

March 26, 2012 by

Apple vs Nokia in fight to set nano-SIM standard (updated)

There's a minor battle going on between Apple and much of the mobile phone manufacturing industry to agree a new standard for a smaller SIM identity cards for mobile phones. Motorola Mobility, RIM and Nokia claim they have a superior proposal for the so-called 4FF (fourth form factor) "nano SIM" design.

February 10, 2012 by

Google defends stance on FRAND patent terms

Google will not offer Motorola's standards-essential patents on unreasonable or discriminatory terms, the company has promised the IEEE standards body and the wider mobile industry.Google, which is buying Motorola, made the commitment in a letter to the IEEE on Wednesday, a day after it emerged that Apple had complained over "a lack of consistent adherence" in the mobile industry to the principles of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms for standards-essential patents.

January 31, 2012 by

EU opens antitrust probe into Samsung

Samsung is being formally investigated by the European Commission over licensing deals it made with rival manufacturers for the use of patents essential to mobile telephony standards

November 17, 2011

No easy answers in Apple-Samsung case

Three things became clear about Samsung's patent-infringement claim against Apple in Sydney's Federal Court today: it's not just about Apple; it's viciously complicated; and it won't be resolved anytime soon.

October 31, 2011 by

Mobile telcos face Apple-Samsung scrutiny

Samsung is seeking to obtain agreements between Apple and Australian telcos Optus, Vodafone and Telstra, as well as the source code for the iPhone 4S firmware as it seeks to block the sale of Apple's newest smartphone.

October 20, 2006 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Twenty-five years of Internet freedom, nukes in the basement and the big threat to Apple that nobody's talking about. An entire diary without mentioning the M word, in fact


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