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Apple’s Pinch to Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the 'Steve Jobs Patent' on multitouch , the USPTO has invalidated Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent. The 'pinch to zoom' patent was crucial in scoring a billion dollars off of Samsung.


The Best Small Tablet

December 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Big screens are nice. But sometimes the extra real estate isn't worth the lack of portability.


Today’s Awful Apple Rumor: Retina iPad Mini

December 14th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

There's something in the air this week. Maybe it's that the holidays are coming, or that it's getting colder, or that there's not much actual news to be had three weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show. But for some reason, the dumb Apple rumors are piling up like so many discarded MobileMe accounts.


How To Design Like Apple

December 12th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple is known for its beautiful, simple product design. Minute MBA lays out how to replicate that, based on five basic rules . As we all know by now, Steve Jobs was a notorious perfectionist, but that's not the only reason iPads and iPhones almost sell quicker than Apple can make them.


Logitech’s Bluetooth Keyboard Plays Nice With All Your Apple Toys Now, Too

December 12th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Following up on the release of the K810 Bluetooth keyboard and its updated Wireless Touchpad back in October, Logitech has just announced new versions of both of those peripherals designed to complement your OS X and iOS toys. Both devices will ship come January of next year, with the Trackpad for Mac coming in at $70 while the Easy-Switch Keyboard will set you back $


WSJ: Apple Is Testing Designs for a TV

December 12th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Surprise! According to the Wall Street Journal , Apple is working with Sharp and Foxconn to test designs for a new TV. The Journal claims the tests are taking place at Sharp's Sakai plant in western Japan—one of the most advanced LCD facilities in the world—which is capable of producing sets over 60 inches in size and already spits out devices for Vizio. Details of the tests in question are, however, predictably scant.


Apple’s Mr. Fix-It Eddy Cue Tweets Like a Spambot

December 10th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP for Internet software in services has been a very visible member of the Apple team recently as the man tapped by Tim Cook to pick up the pieces of the Apple Maps disaster. He might be Apple's Mr. Fix-It , but somebody needs to help this guy with his Twitter .


Some New iMacs are Assembled in the US

December 3rd, 2012 | by Gizmodo

It seems not all of Apple's slinky new iMacs are made in China. Apple Insider is reporting that some of the new standard-spec iMacs are labelled as "Assembled in USA". US sssembly is usually reserved for Apple's made-to-order machines.


Court Demands Samsung Pay Apple $120000 per Day

November 28th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Must be an uncomfortable moment over at Samsung headquarters right now. Just weeks after mobile division head J.K. Shin talked some seriously big game , a court in the Netherlands granted one more point to Apple in the companies' ongoing patent lawsuits


This Onion TED Parody Has a Dog Eating Apple Pie, and That’s All That Matters

November 28th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

I'm sure the new Onion's TED parody is funny, but I was just too impatient to sit through all that talk about how we consume, digest and poop out news even before they are fully written. So I jumped to the end, when a dog eats an apple pie, a moment I've waited to see in detail since they released their series trailer. This Article was originally posted in Gizmodo


Bloomberg: Apple Fires Guy Responsible for Crappy Apple Maps

November 27th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

The world hated his creation, and now Apple is giving him the boot: Bloomberg News reports Apple exec Richard Williamson, the name behind the ill-fated, Internet- ridiculed Apple Maps just got fired. The canning comes just after the ouster of Scott Forstall , another high profile Apple figure whose name was unfortunately associated with many of the functional (and cosmetic) black eyes in iOS 6.


Apple Had to Acquire Its “Lightning” Trademark From Harley-Davidson

November 26th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple's controversial Lightning connector has a name that nicely matches up with the Thunderbolt data connection. But its name caused Apple some trouble—because it had to buy the trademark from Harley-Davidson. The EU Patent & Trademark Office has published trademark applications for Apple's Lightning connector, reports Patently Apple


You Can Buy a Fake New iMac Before Apple’s Has Even Gone on Sale

November 23rd, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new iMac is taking its time to arrive in stores. But if you're bored of waiting, you can already get a dodgy Chinese fake of the sleek new computer—before anyone has managed to get their hands on the official product. But let's face it, you'd be buying this for its looks—and it really does look like the new iMac.


Nokia Maps for iOS: Why Is Something So Good So Ugly?

November 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Nokia Maps (officially titled "Here") is a potential godsend for anyone fed up with Apple's subpar offering. It's blazingly fast, routes via public transportation with ease, and doesn't mix up Manhattan with Siberia. Unfortunately, it's bogglingly hard on the eyes.


Apple Is Selling Stuff on eBay Now

November 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

What does Apple have in common with your stay-at-home aunt who loves cats and knits you sweaters in her spare time? They both sell their goods on eBay now.



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