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Apple wants to ban past and future Samsung devices from being sold in the US

Based on the most recent verdict in Apple v. Samsung, Apple is attempting to seek a permanent injunction against any Samsung device that infringes upon its patents.<p>While this includes the devices that were at the center of the latest court case, it also includes “software or code capable of …

Apple CEO dares to be different from Steve Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the …

Why Apple and Beats? It's a family thing

Apple and Beats sounds like a salad at half of the Bay Area's fancy restaurants.<p>It's a little weird, but very pretty. It makes you feel better about yourself. But it mightn't taste as good as, say, the (organic) burger and fries you'll have as your entree.<p>Some, though, are trembling that Apple's …

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Here’s a video of Dr. Dre and Steve Jobs video chatting about iTunes and the iPod

In light of the impending Apple/Beats deal, above is a video of Dr. Dre and Steve Jobs video iChatting at an Apple event (a decade ago!) about the iPod and iTunes. It seems that the relationship goes back quite a few years, and the Steve Jobs biography has a great quote about that:<p>“Perhaps the …

With Beats, Apple becomes bigger streaming music player

Combined offering of headphones and streaming service makes deal nice for the price.<p>Beats headphones helped create a new premium category of product, but haven't always been considered best-in-class.<p>Still, over the years, the headphones have gotten a better rap. Headphones, however, may not be the …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

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How ComiXology Became The iTunes Of Comic Books

For the most part, the ComiXology and Apple relationship has been harmonious.<p>On occasion, work has had to be modified in order to be accepted by Apple.

Mark Cuban Just Invested In A Pot That Charges Your Smartphone By Boiling Water

The makers of the device snagged a $250,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on the show that features inventors and entrepreneurs pitching to investors. They were initially offering to sell 10% of their company, Power Practical, for that sum — a $2.5 million valuation.<p>Cuban liked the company …

Apple Could Finally Adopt NFC On iPhone For Mobile Payment Plans And Touch ID

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among …

Phones Go Back To The Future

I’m no fan of LG’s rear smartphone control keys — but turns out the company had its finger on the pulse of looming hardware disruption when it ushered in those backside smartphone controls last summer, with the G2.<p>Smartphone case-makers start quaking because all that unused real-estate on the rear …

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will take humanity to space this fall

Sid Meier's Civilization series is leaving home.<p>This fall on Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $49.99, <i>Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> will take the strategy game beyond the confines of its home turf to an alien world that players will colonize and where they will forge a new future of …

Google gives its DIY smartphone, Ara, a developers’ bible

Get ready for the module ecosystem.<p>Today, Google released a Module Developers Kit (MDK) in advance of next week’s first Ara Developers Conference. This is the first detailed look at the do-it-yourself smartphones’ containers of features, the modules.<p>Last week, a video posted online showed the …