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Apple Wants Samsung To Pay A $40 License Fee For Every Smartphone & Tablet It Sells

Apple wants Samsung to pay a $ 40 license fee for every smartphone and tablet it sells after the South Korean company infringed five patents with a number of Galaxy-branded devices. That’s right… just five patents, $ 40 for every device. It’s…

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Apple Says It Will Only Pay $1 Per iPhone To License Motorola Patents

Apple’s legal battles have been quietly continuing in the U.S. even after their landmark $ 1 Billion win over Samsung a few months ago. Apple is currently trying to fight patent claims lobbied against it by Motorola Mobility which is now owned by Google.

With five days to go before their contract trial starts in Wisconsin, Apple formally declared to the court that it will be willing to pay a licensing fee  [Read More…]

You Can Now License All Of Your Amazing Instagram Photos Through Creative Commons

Cult of Mac’s Buster Heine is clearly the Instagrammer of his generation.

Let’s be honest: you think you’re an Instagram aficionado. You know the rule of thirds. You know how to use tilt-shift to perfectly�accentuate that leaf. Your shots of coffee shops balance lights and darks perfectly. You can capture the magic of a beautiful sunset unlike any other (X-pro II, am I right?).

To get to the next level of your  [Read More…]

Apple Sues Back At Motorola Over Qualcomm License Agreement [Report]

As Google�s proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility waits for approval from the courts, Apple has fired back at Motorola in the U.S. over a licensing agreement with chipset-maker Qualcomm.

Motorola recently sued Apple over wireless technology in its iOS devices with a patent that Apple is now using to cite the licensing violation with Qualcomm. The retaliation from Apple is meant to suffocate any patent violation claims that Motorola  [Read More…]

DriversEd.com Responds to Apple’s Ban of Their License App

DriversEd.com, developers of the recently banned License app, issued a press release yesterday addressing the ban.

DriversEd directly addresses Senator Bob Casey�s and the Coalition for Secure Driver�s Licence�s concerns stating:

�DriversEd.com specifically and deliberately designed the app to prevent the creation of counterfeit identification…By design, it would take more effort and expertise to modify the product of the DriversEd.com ‘Driver License’ app than to construct a counterfeit from scratch�

DriversEd supports this by highlighting the  [Read More…]

Apple Yanks Fake Drivers License App After U.S. Senator Complains

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Are you underage and in need of a drink? There used to be an app for that, but not anymore. Apple has pulled an app that created fake driver�s licenses after a U.S. Senator from New Jersey complained it �poses a threat to public safety and national security.� No more 19-year-old Al Qaeda members trying to sneak in on happy hour, I guess.

The free License  [Read More…]

Apple Does License Its Patents To Competing Companies, But Samsung Isnt Interested

Although it is widely believed that Apple refuses to license its patents to competing companies, it turns out that�s a huge misconception. In fact, the company licenses a patent covering iOS touch-based scrolling to the likes of IBM and Nokia, and it offered the same deal to rival Samsung, who wasn�t at all interested. If it had taken Apple up on the offer, however, it could have spared the Korean company  [Read More…]

Why Steve Jobs Mercedes Never Had a License Plate

Jobs would regularly park his Mercedes in a handicap spot on Apple’s campus

Besides his signature black turtleneck, New Balance sneakers, and blue jeans, Steve Jobs was known for his silver Mercedes�SL55 AMG. What was perhaps most interesting about Jobs� ride was the fact that it never had a license plate.

Jobs� Mercedes was photographed many times over the last several years, but the car was always plate-free. How  [Read More…]

Jobs Reached out to Compaq to License Mac OS

File this under revelations not leaked from Walter Isaacson’s upcoming Steve Jobs biography.

According to Ben Rosen, former chief executive office of Compag, Jobs expressed interest in licensing the Mac operating system to Compaq in 1999, which was after Jobs terminated the Mac clone contracts in 1997.

Jobs called Rosen and suggested the two meet to talk about an “important matter.” Rosen goes into great detail about the meeting in a blog post he authored and  [Read More…]

Student Transforms Painfully Long iTunes License Agreement Into Something Apple Would Be Proud Of

Have you ever attempted to read the whole iTunes Software License Agreement after installation? No, me neither. And there�s one good reason for that: it�s so dull it makes me want to gauge out my eyeballs and smash up my Mac. But one grab student has transformed the endlessly boring body of text into a pain-free masterpiece that even Apple itself would be proud of.

Gregg Bernstein, who really need to get  [Read More…]