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BlackBerry-RIM Concedes Defeat

Posted: March 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on BlackBerry-RIM Concedes Defeat

Blackberry Concedes DefeatResearch In Motion – maker of BlackBerry – has suggested it will exit many consumer markets to focus on its business customers as the company swings to a loss.

New chief executive Thorsten Heins said via a conference call with market analysts that the company planned to “refocus on the enterprise business” and would not rule out a sale of the company, saying he would be open to hearing purchase offers.

RIM is losing the battle on the consumer front, the dominance of Apple’s iPhones and iPads as well as an onslaught of competitively priced Android and now Windows  powered devices onto the smartphone market has left RIM clearly on in the outer.

“We plan to refocus on the enterprise business and capitalise on our leading position in this segment,” Mr Heins said. “We believe that BlackBerry cannot succeed if we tried to be everybody’s darling and all things to all people. Therefore, we plan to build on our strength to go after targeted consumer segments.” Read the full article »»»»


AUSTRALIA: Apple Offers iPAD Refunds 4G Non Compatibility

Posted: March 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on AUSTRALIA: Apple Offers iPAD Refunds 4G Non Compatibility

AUSTRALIA APPLE OFFERS IPAD REFUNDOur favourite tech behemoth Apple is once again in an übergadget pickle.  The beheomoth has been forced to offer a refund to people who bought its new iPAD, which it admits is not compatible with Australia’s Telstra 4G network.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – ACCC – has taken legal action against Apple for what it claims are misleading statements over its new iPad.

Lawyers for the ACCC have accused Apple of breaching consumer law by promoting the device as being able to connect to high-speed 4G mobile networks using a sim card.

The Federal Court heard Apple ignored warnings from the ACCC and was told the day before the iPad’s launch that it was misleading consumers.

ABC.net court correspondent Sarah Farnsworth reported that Apple’s lawyers argued it was never specified the iPad could connect to Telstra’s network, but told the court the device is compatible with other networks that by international standards are deemed 4G :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple’s New iPad: It’s All About Definition

Posted: March 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple, iPad, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Apple’s New iPad: It’s All About Definition

ABC.NETMatthew JC Powell from abc.net has a superlative rundown on Apples new iPad: Apple has taken the wraps off its new iPad, referred to only as ‘The New iPad’, a name which will get old very fast.

It adds a faster processor and 4G LTE networking, as well as the same high-definition display seen on the iPhone 4S and a vastly improved camera.

The new screen, dubbed a Retina Display because (according to Apple) the dots are too small to be distinguished by human eyes, has a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 dots per inch.

This is of course more than adequate to watch full-HD movies with 1080 lines of resolution (known as 1080p). The improved camera, meanwhile, offers the ability to record in full-HD as well.

Apple also intends offering 1080p movies and TV shows via its iTunes Store, which will of course be viewable on the new device. A new version of the Apple TV set-top box was also announced, adding support for — you guessed it — viewing full-HD 1080p content :: Read the full article »»»»


Oops? Samsung Galaxy Table Banned Again!?

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Google, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Oops? Samsung Galaxy Table Banned Again!?

Apple Gets Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Banned, AGAIN!UPDATE!! The behemoth that is Apple has won another temporary injunction to stop rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia. On Wednesday – just 2 days ago – we reported that the Federal Court had lifted a previous injunction, meaning Samsung could start selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 at 4pm (AEDT) today. But Apple later launched an appeal to the High Court. The injunction means Samsung cannot sell the tablet computer until the case goes before the court on December 9. Apple says the South Korean company’s Google Android based Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones is too similar to its iPad and iPhone. The companies have been waging a battle in 10 countries over smartphone and tablet patents since April.


Apple vs Samsung: Samsungs Henka Move

Posted: November 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breaking News, Cult of Apple, Kiss My . . ., Samsung, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple vs Samsung: Samsungs Henka Move

In the war that has been Apple vs Samsung, the latter has won what could be the final slap-down.

Apple vs Samsung: Samsungs Henko Move

Samsung has won the right to sell its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia after the Federal Court overturned a ban on the sale of the computer. Last month, the court slapped a temporary injunction on sales of the Galaxy 10.1 after rival Apple said the Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones was too similar to its iPad and iPhone. Read the full article »»»»


Apple vs Samsung: A Galaxy of Litigation

Posted: November 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, Michael Courtenay, Samsung, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple vs Samsung: A Galaxy of Litigation

Samsung Sumo AppleWe missed out on the Cretaceous Period, got our start in the Devonian Period,  woke up to ourselves in the Pliocene and have been running straight toward the Litigious Period. As megaliths and behemoths battle it out over who owns what patent, and which gadget belongs to who, the consumer is likely to be the victim in what looks to be a long and fierce battle. There seems to be the distinct possibility that more products will be blocked from sale. Samsung says its mammoth tit-for-tat patent battle with Apple could have been avoided if the latter wasn’t so trigger happy, as the Korean giant’s attempt to ban sales of Apple’s iPhone 4S in Australia gets set for a full court hearing in March 2012.

In the Federal Court in Sydney this week, it was decided that the patent infringement case would go to an early full hearing in March and in return Samsung would pause its attempt to temporarily ban the device between now and then. In an amusing turnaround – Apple has consistently argued it wants litigation NOW, and has repeatedly stated it wants this hearing to go ahead immediately – In this latest case, Apple has argued that it could not be ready for such an early final hearing. In what seemed like a replay of arguments in the Samsung vs Apple Galaxy Tab case, Apple, which wanted to ban the Samsung tablet from sale due to patent infringement, was seeking an early final hearing, while Samsung was arguing it could not be ready in time. This time the shoe was on the other foot.  Read the full article »»»»


ADOBE TO KILL OFF FLASH

Posted: November 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Breaking News, Cult of Apple, iPhone, iPhone 4, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ADOBE TO KILL OFF FLASH

Adobe Recasts Flash as an App Builder and Embraces HTML5, the Flash Mobile Killer

. . . you can’t play Flash content on an iPhone or iPad?! Well, you can cross that argument off the mobile decision list. As we predicted back in early October: Adobe Kills Flash.  According to a scoop last night on ZDNet, Adobe has announced that they are stopping development on Flash Player for mobile browsers. ”Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.”

Adobe is, in fact, finally heeding Steve Jobs’ advice. In a public letter – below – about Flash last year, Jobs said, “Even if iPhones, iPods and iPads ran Flash, it would not solve the problem that most Flash websites need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices. New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind” Read the full article »»»»