Saturday, October 30, 2010

Apple Countersues Motorola Over Six Patent Infringements

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Apple has filed two lawsuits against Motorola over six different patents mainly focusing on Multi-Touch. This comes after Motorola filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple's iPhone, iPad, iTouch and certain Mac computers infringe Motorola patents and filed patent infringement complaints against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Florida.

These are the patents covered by Apple's suit as outlined by Patently Apple.

In the First Case (0661)
● One: Apple, Inc patent titled: Ellipse Fitting for Multi-Touch Surfaces: Patent Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device.

● Two: Apple, Inc patent titled: Multipoint Touchscreen: Patent Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.

● Three: Taligent, Inc patent titled: Object-Oriented System Locator System: Patent Abstract: A method and system for adding system components (documents, tools, fonts, libraries, etc.) to a computer system without running an installation program. A location framework is employed to locate system components whose properties match those specified in search criteria. The framework receives notification from the system when system components whose properties match the search criteria are added to or removed from the system.

In the Second Case (0662)
● Four: Apple, Inc, patent titled: Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics: Apple's invention generally relates to electronic devices with touch screen displays, and more particularly, to electronic devices that apply heuristics to detected user gestures on a touch screen display to determine commands.

● Five: Apple Computer, Inc. patent titled: Method and Apparatus for Displaying and Accessing Control and Status Information in a Computer System: Apple's invention generally relates to the field of computer systems; particularly, the present invention relates to displaying a status and control function bar or window to enable access of user selected indicia to a computer system user.

● Six: Apple Computer, Inc. patent titled: Support for Custom User-Interaction Elements in a Graphical, Event-Driven Computer System: Apple's invention relates to graphical, event-driven computer systems, more particularly to custom interactive user-interaction elements in a computer system having a window-based graphical user interface.


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Google Founders Wanted Steve Jobs As Their First CEO

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The first person Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to hire as their CEO was Steve Jobs, according to Bloomberg's Game Changers series.

Yahoo news reports that after interviewing 12 or 13 candidates they didn't like, Page and Brin happened to make something of a social visit to Apple and Jobs.

After the visit, the Google cofounders met with investor John Doerr and asked him: why can't we hire that guy?

No mention of Doerr's response but we can guess at what it might have been.
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How to Enable FaceTime on Your Middle Eastern iPhone 4

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These are instructions on how to enable FaceTime on iPhone 4s sold in the Middle East or other areas which have the feature disabled.


You must have a jailbroken iPhone to follow these instructions.

Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your Springboard.







Step Two
Press to select the Sections tab at the bottom of the screen.






Step Three
Press to choose Tweaks from the list of Sections






Step Four
Tap to select MiddleWhat from the list of Tweaks






Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.







Step Six
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.







Step Seven
Press the Restart Springboard button once installation has completed successfully.


Step Eight
Tap the Settings icon on your Springboard once it has restarted.







Step Nine
Choose Phone from the Settings menu to continue






Step Ten
Ensure that FaceTime is turned on!







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VLC May Be Pulled From the App Store

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Apple has been sent a formal notification of copyright infringement regarding the way VLC for iOS is distributed in the App Store.

RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont, one of the primary developers of VLC, explained to MacStories that Apple’s iTunes Terms and Conditions don't allow users to install both free and paid apps on more than 5 devices. This goes against the original GNU license VLC's code is based on.

"In any case, while the rules for distribution of open-source or "free" (as in speech) software are extremely relaxed, they do exist and have to be abode by. VLC and open-source software in general would not have reached their current quality and success if it had not been for their license. Therefore, blatant license violation cannot be tolerated at any rate. Concerned users are advised to look for application on more open mobile platforms for the time being."

You can download VLC Media Player from the App Store for free.




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Apple Updates iPhoto to Fix Data Loss Issues

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Apple has released an updated version of iPhoto to address data loss issues when upgrading.

This update addresses issues that, in extremely rare cases, could result in data loss when upgrading a library from an earlier version of iPhoto.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4431


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Steve Jobs Says No USB 3 'At This Time'

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Steve Jobs has replied to a customer's question about USB 3.0 saying that Apple doesn't see USB 3 taking off just yet.

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We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.

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This leaves the possibility of Macs with USB 3.0 open for the future.




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