A US judge on Wednesday was considering a request by Apple that would pull Google from the sidelines in a long-running patent war with Samsung over mobile gadgets powered by Android software.
Apple urged a federal court in Silicon Valley to add Android 4.1, referred to by Google as Jelly Bean, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet to a patent suit on track for trial next year, according to reports.
The judge took the request under consideration.
Meanwhile, Samsung has countered with a legal move that says Apple’s iPhone 5 infringes on patents held by the South Korean electronics giant.
Samsung and Apple have been waging patent wars in an array of countries in an indirect assault on Google’s Android software.
In a separate case, a jury in August declared that Samsung should pay Apple $1.049 billion in damages for illegally copying iPhone and iPad features.
Samsung has appealed to a higher court to reverse the jury verdict.
As you may already know that the next generation Apple’s mobile operating system, the iOS 6 comes pre-installed in the new iPhone 5. In addition to iPhone 5, iOS 6 will make its way to existing Apple iOS devices on September 19.
iOS 6 brings over 200 new features your iOS devices. Among the notable features include all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation, Facebook integration, Passbook organization, shared photo streams, camera with panorama feature and even more Siri features and languages. Hop over to this page to learn about iOS 6.
iOS 6 will be available as free update to existing iOS devices and is delivered over-the-air (OTA). The devices that is compatible with iOS 6 include iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2, fourth and fifth generation of the iPod touch.
Today is a special day for YouTube where Google launch their first standalone apps for iPhone to replace the build in YouTube apps that has been removed from iOS 6 which going to release very soon. Starting from today, you can download the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store.
Google announced the release on its official blog early Tuesday. The company touted the apps’ channel guide, instant search recommendations and options to share to social networking sites. The new app is built by YouTube engineers, to give our iPhone and iPod touch users the best mobile experience.
The release notes for the app list the following features:
Enjoy YouTube’s vast video catalog, including official music videos
Find videos and channels more easily with voice search and query autocomplete
Subscribe to channels and instantly access your subscriptions with the channel guide UI
Read comments, browse related videos, enable subtitles and more – all while watching
Easy video sharing to Google+, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter
The new app comes with a trade-off. Google says tens of thousands of videos, such as music videos from VEVO, are now available that weren’t before, but users will now have to sit through advertising to watch them.
Apple confirmed the move (and Google’s upcoming app) with a statement: “Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.”
The following are the screen shot for the new YouTube apps:
12 Sept 2012 is another big day for Apple fans where Apple has confirmed that the iPhone maker will unveil the next-generation iPhone in wednesday and for sure the next genration iPhone will run on the lastest iOS which is iOS6.
Another rumours highlight product for the event is iPad mini.
Mobile Flash is being killed off. Adobe will no longer be developed for mobile browsers, the company said in a note that will accompany a financial briefing to analysts.
Instead the company will focus on development around HTML5 technologies, which enable modern browsers to do essentially the same functions as Flash did but without relying on Adobe’s proprietary technologies, and which can be implemented across platforms.
The existing plugins for the Android and BlackBerry platforms will be given bug fixes and security updates, the company said in a statement first revealed by ZDNet. But further development will end.
Flash being excluded by the latest Google Android OS 4.1 Jeally Bean and Microsoft also said that the default browser in its forthcoming Window 8 system, expected at the end of 2012, will not include Flash plugin by default.
With the decision by Adobe to drop the Flash in the mobile devices, Adobe plans to cut 750 staff, principally in North America and Europe. But the company spoke person decline to give the correct figure yet.
Adobe will turn their company focus to the latest open standard in the mobile era, such as HTML5 and perhaps they will creating a great HTML5 tools in the future to gain back the market share that they lost after the drop of mobile Flash.
Google Chrome browser finally comes into your iOS devices. Google made its announcement on Thursday as part of its annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Chrome for iOS immediately available for download in Apps Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod (Only available for those iOS devices runs iOS 4.3+) after the announcement.
But the good thing is Chrome for iOS allow user to sync tabs between their computer, Android devices, and iOS devices. Besides that, it also come with incognito mode, Google voice search and allows you to open multiple tabs. Other than that, the look and feel of the Chrome browser in iOS more or less the same as what you use in your other devices.
You can view your Google chrome detail in other devices
When Google first release their Chrome Browser few years back, very less number of people would expected that the new browser will become more popular than Firefox and Internet Explorer, but after few years in the market, Google prove to the world that they can make even better browser than other people. With the Chrome for iOS, again, it will significantly increase their market share and as a user, we keep looking for better version release coming up soon by Google again. Click here to download Google Chrome for iOS
In April this year, Google announce their Google Cloud storage solution which integrate with Google Docs and now add the value to their Google drive with the new launching of Google Drive native application for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) but it only support iOS 5 and above.
The iOS native apps only allow you to view your document or file online or offline in the Google drive but not to edit it as what Chrome OS or Andriod able to do. You may also share and syn your
Google also showed the attendees at the event a few other enhancements for Google Drive one of which is the ability to search within pictures. The demonstration was done by simply typing “Pyramid” into the search box, and an image of a pyramid appears — even though the file name was IMG_9824.jpg. For users who are anxious to try out the new features, Google Drive has already been updated.
Google drive native apps with the document/image preview features
The following are some features of Google Drive iOS native apps:
Quickly and easily access and view your documents, photos and videos anywhere
Make files available offline so you can view them even when you don’t have Internet connection
Easily share files with collaborators on the go
Sync files across your desktop and all your devices
Open files from Drive with other apps installed on your device
Star your most important files to easily find them later
Malaysia taxi booking apps for iOS and Android – MyTeksi was officially launhed in Apple Apps Store and also Android Market. MyTeksi allowing Malaysians to book for a taxi via this application and SMS.
Taxi driver showing the MyTeksi Apps
The MyTeksi mobile app works on iOS(Apple iPhones/iPads) and Android devices. The application can be downloaded for free. Below are the steps of using the mobile app:
You need to sign up for the MyTeksi account in order to receive information on future updates and promotions.
The app auto-detects your location (you’ll need to enable Location Services).
Alternatively, drag the map and position the blue pin on your exact pick-up location. You can also manually type in the address in the Address bar at the bottom.
Repeat the procedure for destination. You can drag the map and position the green pin on your drop-off point, or search for your destination by tapping on the Address bar.
You can also search for your desired drop-off location by clicking on the address bar at the bottom and manually searching the address.
Key in any remarks/requests/tips and tap “Book Now”.
Confirm your booking.
Your taxi booking will be confirmed within 3 minutes.
You’ll then receive details about your confirmed taxi booking.
For bookings via SMS, just send an SMS to 36881 with the following information (standard SMS charges apply):
Example: Teksi Jaya33 PJ #Mid Valley #Waiting at lobby
Passengers using the MyTeksi iOS and Android app will enjoy a RM2 waiver on their standard taxi booking fee until 30 June 2012. The fee is paid directly to the Taxi driver. There are about 120 Taxis currently available in the Klang Valley, and can be booked 24-7, 365 days.
MyTeksi Mobile Taxi Hailing service is powered by Maxis’ Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology and leverages on Maxis 3G and 2G network in Malaysia. According to the company, major taxi companies, associations, and cooperatives, besides Comfort Taxi are already in the process of testing the MyTeksi solution.
3D generation is coming on Google Map. After months of rumours it was revealed that Apple will indeed move away from its Google-powered 2D map system in the upcoming iOS 6 update, in favour of a home-grown solution. It seems appropriate that Google would pre-empty that announcement to unveil its own improved mapping solution.
Though Google has Street View which is ostensibly a 3D rendering of individual addresses, and Google Earth, which does a great job leveraging the company’s multitudinous data points, there has yet to be a seamless and solid way for consumers to view cities, on a macro scale, in three dimensions. Google is expected to launch that very service five days before Tim Cook’s keynote address at WWDC.
This is another big competition between the both giant IT company and we as a consumer will wait and see what happens on Jun 6th.
Properly everyone know that Apple is the world most money making IT company which generate about USD 11.6 Billion profit in March Quarter 2012 alone and it’s close to USD30 billion in 6 month times.
But maybe you have no idea that how’s bad the Apple company was in the 15 years ago where they are just week away from bankruptcy.
The bigger potions of the profit for the Apple are come from the 2 most important devices – the iPhone and the iPad. But after 5 years of rolling out the iPhone, will it still continue to bring the company fly or it will hit the bottleneck?
Anyhow, let’s see the below info graphic showing how Apple actually make their profit.