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Judge orders Samsung to explain why it shouldn't be fined for leaking secret Apple docs

A judge has determined that Samsung probably violated a court-ordered agreement to keep Apple documents secret, the latest snit in the epic patent battle between the companies that started in the summer of 2012.<p>Judge Paul Grewal asked to look over the documents himself last month. Now, "having …

Apple To Offer In-Store Repairs For Its Newest iPhone Models

Owners of broken iPhones may soon be able to get them fixed inside Apple stores. The company is outfitting its retail locations with spare parts, instruction manuals for the staff, and the recalibration machines needed for the installation of touch screens, according to a report citing sources with …

Apple iPhone maker Pegatron's profits below forecast

<b>Pegatron Corporation, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhone 5C, has reported lower-than-expected profits.</b><p>Analysts have said that Pegatron is experiencing slower orders for the 5C, which is Apple's cheaper smartphone.<p>Net profits were T$2.48bn ($84m; £53m) for its third quarter, …

Human Rights

Smartphone Pin revealed by camera and microphone

<b>The Pin for a smartphone can be revealed by its camera and microphone, researchers have warned.</b><p>Using a program called PIN Skimmer, a team from the University of Cambridge found that codes entered on a number-only soft keypad could be identified.<p>The software watches your face via the camera and …

Hung Up

Steve Jobs Inducted Into Bay Area Business Hall of Fame, Eddy Cue Gives Heartfelt Acceptance Speech

Steve Jobs was posthumously inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame last Thursday, and Apple SVP Eddy Cue tweeted a link to the video, and was at the ceremony to accept the award and to give a speech about his former leader and friend.<p>The video presented a montage of Steve’s greatest hits, …

Apple's iPad Mini Retina Is Now Available From $399

Apple’s next-generation iPad Mini was unveiled last month — and it has landed on the Apple Store today, retailing at $399 for the 16GB WiFi-only model and $529 for the cellular data-equipped version.<p>Here are the countries that the new iPad Mini is available in for now: the US, the UK, Australia, …

iPhone 5s Shipping Times Improve As Apple Catches Up With Demand

iPhone 5s shipping times have improved this week as Apple slowly catches up with demand for the new device. At the beginning of this week, customers ordering the handset through the Apple online store would have seen shipping estimates of 2-3 weeks, but as of today, they’re down to 1-2 weeks.<p>As …

Eddy Cue accepts award on behalf of Steve Jobs, with very personal speech [Video]

Apple senior VP Eddy Cue has tweeted a link to a video in which he accepted on behalf of Steve Jobs induction into the Bay Area Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created by the Bay Area Council to recognize prominent entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay area.<p>[tweet …

Apple’s Top Secret Deal With Samsung To Build A-Series Chips In Upstate New York

With the new Mac Pro, Apple has proven its serious about bringing at least some manufacturing back to the States. The next step, though, is chips, and a new report says that Apple is bringing chip fabrication of its A-series chips stateside at a new $6 billion facility in upstate New York. And …

New York State

Many millions at stake in new round of Apple-Samsung trial

The latest round in Apple and Samsung's bitter global battle for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market begins Tuesday in a courtroom a few miles from Apple's Silicon Valley headquarters.<p>In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around the world, Apple Inc. has …

Here Are The Two Big Reasons Apple Will Not Launch A TV In 2014

Apple has two major issues with TV production, Gagnon says.<p>Gagnon writes:<p>According to our Global TV Replacement Study, the average TV replacement cycle is 7-8 years, as opposed to replacement cycle purchases for mobile devices Apple currently sells, which is 2-3 years. In addition, consumers are …

Smart TV

Apple and Samsung back in court over patent damages

<b>Apple and Samsung are returning to court in one of the most high-profile patent battles of recent times.</b><p>In August 2012, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing six Apple patents and awarded one of the largest payouts of its kind on record.<p>The verdict and $1bn (£626m) awarded in damages were seen …

Intellectual Property