Tag Archive: Finds


Court Finds Apple’s iPhone Guilty Of Infringing Patents Owned By MobileMedia Ideas

A U.S. court has today ruled that Apple’s iPhone infringes three patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas, a “patent troll” jointly owned by Nokia, Sony, and Denver-based MPEG LA.

MobileMedia owns more than 300 patents — most of which were originally granted to Sony and Nokia — and it now uses them to sue other companies as a source of revenue, hence its “patent troll” nickname. Last month, the firm used  [Read More…]

Google Finds The Way With New Maps App [Review]

You are here. Well, one or two of you perhaps

Three months after the release of iOS 6 and the subsequent PR disaster that was Apple’s renewed (and Google-less) Maps app, Google has got a replacement back into the App Store. It’s slick, speedy and, most importantly, a good deal more accurate than Apple’s data. Thank goodness for that.

Google has a look of its own these days. You see  [Read More…]

Woman Buys iPad For $200, Finds Out It’s Just A Mirror With Duct Tape On The Back

Anytime you think you’re scoring a super hot deal on Apple’s latest amazing device, you really should make sure everything’s 100% legit before forking over $ 200 to some shady dude at a gas station. That’s the lesson Jalonta Freeman learned when she found out the “$ 800 iPad” she purchased was really just a mirror.

Freeman was fueling her car at a gas station when a man pulled up beside  [Read More…]

Study Finds Android Tablets Could Be About To Topple The iPad

Cheap Android tablets are stealing the iPad’s market share.

A study conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found a massive boom in tablets over the last 12 months, with 25% of American adults now owning a tablet of their own. As you might expect, the iPad is the most popular device out there at the moment, claiming more than 52% of the market. But that may not be  [Read More…]

Day Seven of Samsung-Apple Trial Finds More Attorney Battles

In the latest drama in the contentious Apple-Samsung patent trial, Samsung accused Apple of trying to extend the range of authorship of its patent holdings through sales figures of global products not covered by U.S. law.

Lawyers for Samsung explained that three phones that have been repeatedly used as examples of exact replication by Apple are not, in fact, sold in the US and have been trying to throw them out of  [Read More…]

Flashfake Antivirus Tool For Mac Finds And Removes Flashback Trojan

Whew…

Apple recently responded to the Flashback trojan that has reportedly infected at least 600,000 Macs. The Cupertino company said that it is working on an antivirus tool to detect and remove Flashback from infected computers. Another tool called FlashBackChecker can check to see if youre infected right now. Russian firm Kaspersky Lab has released a free Mac antivirus tool to not only discover, but  [Read More…]

Social Music Player Tomahawk Finds Songs Everywhere, Including The Net [Review]

Tomahawk Heres Tomahawk, a music player with a difference: it plays music from anywhere and almost everywhere. Not necessarily music from your collection, either.   When you first open it up, it does index your iTunes library, so all the songs from there are available to play (and put into playlists) inside Tomahawk. But beyond your collection, Tomahawk uses plug-ins called Resolvers to let it access music from  [Read More…]

Find My iPhone App Finds Drugs, Guns, and Criminals for Marietta Police

Marietta, known for it’s diner and apparently stupid criminals Earlier this week Marietta Police made a large narcotics bust at the Autumn View Apartments on Franklin Road outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Their big lead? A stolen iPhone and the Find My iPhone app. A guest in a nearby hotel reported his iPhone stolen and with permission police used the Find My iPhone App to locate the mans phone. Officers tracked the phone to a nearby  [Read More…]

NPD Finds Android, Apple in Control of 82% of Smartphone OS Market

On Tuesday, leading market research firm NPD dished on the current state of the smartphone world by revealing just how dominant the mobile industry’s two giants truly are across the contemporary global smartphone landscape. According to NPD, Androids operating system share of smartphone sales grew to more than half of the U.S. smartphone market (53 percent) from January through October 2011, while Apples iOS share grew to reach 29 percent of the market. If you  [Read More…]

Best Fake Market Finds (Android iPhone, Anyone?) from Brazil [Gallery]

The So Paulo electronics stores are set up like mini-malls. @Nicole Martinelli.

So Paulo, Brazil The arrival of the much-awaited Brazilian iPad may be in doubt although our trip to the Foxconn factory showed that an local iPhone is in the works one thing is certain: theres a huge market for gadgets there. Brazilians pay some of the highest prices in the world for their iDevices, but many  [Read More…]