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October 8, 2013
by sjvn01
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US sides with Apple; some Samsung Android devices banned

he Apple/Samsung patent war keeps grinding on. In the latest battle, Samsung’s request that it be allowed to continue to ship some older Android devices to the US market was rejected by the Obama administration. US sides with Apple; some … Continue reading

October 7, 2013
by sjvn01
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Apple iOS gains on Google Android in mobile OS race

comScore‘s latest quarterly surveys for the U.S. mobile phone wars are out for the summer months. While Google’s Android operating system still leads the pack with 51.6 percent of the platform market share, Apple moved up to 40.7 percent, even … Continue reading

September 23, 2013
by sjvn01
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Apple iPhone fingerprint reader confirmed as easy to hack

It’s official. Security researchers Nick DePetrillo and Robert Graham have confirmed Germany-based Chaos Computer Club (CCC) hackers’ claim that they bypassed the fingerprint reader in Apple’s iPhone 5s, called “Touch ID”. Apple iPhone fingerprint reader confirmed as easy to hack. … Continue reading

September 10, 2013
by sjvn01
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Apple’s new iPhones are fine but Microsoft really profits from smartphones

iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! Oh please, get over yourself, Apple! Yes, people are excited about the new iPhones, but so what? Apple will never, ever get to the top of the smartphone heap again so long as the true giant of … Continue reading