A Finnish television station has discovered that one time mobile phone giant Nokia paid millions in Euros to keep essential software for its Symbian operating system from being used to create malware.
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Intertrust alleged Apple violated more than a dozen patents in the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac products, relating to security software technologies.
The Chinese online video streaming giant's partnership with the display maker is part of plans to secure a foothold in the living room.
Apple's acquisition of Matcha, a television and movie content finding service, points towards a software solution (rather than a branded television set) for the company's missing piece of the living room puzzle.
According to reports, Ericsson is in talks with Microsoft to buy Microsoft's IPTV business.
Norwegian software company ramps up efforts to promote Opera TV Store by partnering Taiwanese chipmaker to include the platform on the latter's chipsets.
South Korean electronics giant unveils its Ultra High-Definition S9 TV and showcases several software innovations such as Smart Hub and S Recommendation at CES 2013 to bolster its TV business.
Networking giant Cisco has announced plans to acquire NDS, a television software maker, for $5 billion in a deal that has been agreed by both companies.
Updated software and hardware, as well as new partners, mean Google's TV hopes remain alive, but it will need to contend with Apple and manufacturers integrating Android into their TV sets, says analyst.
Nuance's move is notable as chatter about Apple delivering a TV connected with its Siri software heats up.
HP is to open-source its WebOS mobile operating system, the company has announced.The company said on Friday that giving away the WebOS software, which has been used in the TouchPad tablet and Pre smartphone line, would be made available under an as-yet-undefined open source licence.
While the TV industry (and fanboys) waits to see when, and if, Apple decides to finally launch a long-rumored television, an analyst is predicting that TV functionality may wind up in Apple's computers first.According to AppleInsider, Wedge Partners' Brian Blair is forecasting that before an Apple HDTV is unveiled, its ecosystem -- Apple TV software and iCloud access -- could be built into new iMacs, which Blair believes will be redesigned for the first half of 2012.
New Xbox 360 dashboard software update further blurs the line between games, television, and social networking
Logitech has admitted that the launch of its Google TV set-top box, Logitech Revue, "was a big mistake" because the software wasn't fit for consumer use. Guerrino De Luca, Logitech's chairman, acting president and chief executive officer, didn't argue with the thinking behind Google TV, and said "the integration of television and internet is inevitable.
Google acknowledges that Google TV wasn't perfect, but is hoping this iteration changes opinions a bit.
Samsung has poured cold water on speculation that it might pick up WebOS from HP, which said in August that it was cancelling hardware products such as the TouchPad tablet that are based on the mobile operating system.When HP said it was scrapping the TouchPad and the Pre line of smartphones, the company said it was considering "how best to optimise the value" of the software, which HP picked up when it bought Palm in 2010.
The HP TouchPad debuted one month ago to mixed reviews. To alleviate a handful of problems, Hewlett-Packard has a new software update.
Apple TV's diminutive remote may be stylish, but it doesn't make it easy to search for movies to watch. But some sleuthing into iOS 5's code has revealed that such pecking could become less necessary, as it appears that support for Bluetooth devices is coming to the Apple TV with the latest update to its software.
Looking no doubt to boost its Google TV offering, the search giant has purchased yet another company, in this case SageTV, which provides an alternative software option to Windows Media Center. At first blush, it may seem like a redundant exercise, since being the hub for your digital media is the whole point of Google TV already.
Opera Software has some fun with Oprah (the television show) fan in emails that are accidentally sent to the Oslo-based tech company.
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