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Nokia files suits against HTC, RIM and ViewSonic

Nokia has alleged that HTC, RIM and ViewSonic have infringed on 45 Nokia patents in lawsuits filed in the US and Germany.Nokia alleged on Wednesday that the companies have variously infringed on patents covering dual function antennas, power management and multimode radios, application stores, multitasking, navigation, conversational message display, dynamic menus, data encryption and retrieval of email attachments on a mobile device.

May 2, 2012 by

Why I don't really care about 'Open' that much any more

Not a day goes by when someone doesn't email or post a TalkBack to complain about my personal use (and advocation of) of 'closed' hardware and software. iPhone. iPod. Windows Phone. iPad. Kindle. TomTom. Windows. Mac. iTunes. The list of closed systems that are supposedly 'verboten' to both use and mention seems endless.Wanna know something? I don't care.

June 29, 2011

Apple vs Nokia round 3: Apple asks US government to ban Nokia phones

It seems that Nokia kicked over the hornet's nest back in October when they sued Apple for infringing on patents that they claim others have been legitimately paying for while Apple has been refusing to pay for. Not surprisingly, Apple then sued Nokia for infringing on their patents. We then recently saw a rather stupid request from Nokia to have Apple iPhone, iPod, and Mac computers banned from being imported. Of course, the latest filing from Apple asking the US government to ban Nokia phone imports is the expected retaliation we have come to expect from these two.

January 17, 2010 by

Weekend diversion: Rolando 2 for iPhone

I've found a game that's a wonderful distraction for an iPhone that's dedicated to email, Web surfing Excel attachments: ngmoco's amazing Rolando 2 – Quest for the Golden Orchid (iTunes). It's a $10 game for the iPhone and iPod touch that's rated 4+ stars in the App Store and yes, it's that good.

July 26, 2009 by

Global copy and paste comes to jailbroken iPhones

I previously discussed whether or not copy and paste were needed on the iPhone and after several months of using other devices I emphatically believe it is needed. I actually had to switch back to my Treo Pro a couple of times because I needed copy and paste to get some things done, primarily copying content and email addresses to put into another email message on several occasions. I just read where Michael Gartenberg stated copy and paste is now here for the iPhone and iPod touch. I followed the link to the source and see that it is truly now available for jailbroken devices.

January 19, 2009 by

News to know: CES; Windows 7; Satyam

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Ed Bott: Six Vista annoyances fixed in Windows 7CES Coverage:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft at CES: Zune Mobile, no; Win 7 Beta 1, yesLive-blog: Ballmer kicks off CES 2009CES 2009: Summing up Ballmer's first keynote [day 2]Andrew Nusca: CES 2009: Meet Samsung's iPod killer, the touchscreen P3 [day 2]CES 2009: New Samsung megazoom, 16.

January 7, 2009 by

Apple Confuses Speech with a DMCA Violation

Apple recently sent a "cease and desist" email to bluwiki demanding the removal of postings by users who are trying to figure out how to write software that can sync media to the latest versions of the iPhone and iPod touch.According to the EFF: Apple doesn't have a DMCA leg to stand on.

December 1, 2008 by

No incoming email audio alerts on iPod touch: you got a problem with that?

 Reading Katherine Boehret's "Apple's Update for the iPhone and iPod touch piece in yesterday's Wall Street Journal,  I realized something that hadn't occurred to me before.Unlike the iPhone, the iPod touch's newly enhanced ability to check your email from a WiFi hotspot rather than through a traditional cell carrier comes with a drawback.

January 23, 2008 by

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