Archive for May, 2014

Apple wants a retrial

Apple wants a retrial

| May 26, 2014

Apple wants a retrial over the Samsung patent case A couple of weeks ago Google and Apple made peace after a long running feud over each others patents. On the other hand Samsung and Apple won’t agree to shake hands, the American manufacturer demanding a retrial. In the previous case, Apple has accused Samsung of […]

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AT&T Galaxy S5 Active leaked

AT&T Galaxy S5 Active leaked

| May 24, 2014

The AT&T version of the Galaxy S5 Active showed up in a leaked press render When Samsung released the Galaxy S5 with its water and dust resistance features people believed that Samsung might ax its Galaxy Active series as a result. Recently, evidence has popped up on the net from leaked videos and other information […]

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Secret is now available for Android

Secret is now available for Android

| May 21, 2014

The new anonymous sharing app is available for Android! After its successful launch on Apple’s platform, where it became a hit with Silicon Valley insiders, Secret is now available for Android, waiting for you to get it from the Play Store and share your deepest, dirtiest secrets. But, aren’t those meant to be, well, secret? […]

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LG G3 looks good to go

| May 13, 2014

LG released the official teaser video for their new flagship device Just two weeks ahead of the official launch event, LG started the teasing campaign for its newest top of the line smartphone, the G3, with a video that confirms all the design elements that were leaked over the past few weeks. The video is […]

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Oracle wins lawsuit against Google

Oracle wins lawsuit against Google

| May 11, 2014

Oracle wins a copyright ruling relating to Java’s use in Android A couple of years back, in 2010 specifically, Oracle sued Google claiming that it had violated its copyright by including 37 Java APIs within Android. Even though Java was originally owned by Sun Microsystems, Oracle had previously bought the rights to the popular framework. […]

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Galaxy S5 sales might be slowing down

Galaxy S5 sales might be slowing down

| May 10, 2014

Samsung’s silence over the sales milestone might point to a sales problem An outlet in Korean reports that Samsung has already shipped 10 million Galaxy S5 units. However, Samsung usually publicize these type of achievements, so where’s the official announcement? According to a rather vague report, Samsung has already managed to ship 10 million Galaxy […]

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Pay a $300 fine or else your smartphone will be blocked forever

Pay a $300 fine or else your smartphone will be blocked forever

| May 8, 2014

Android malware that locks your phone Ars Technica informs us that there is an Android-based malware that disables the targeted devices until users pay a $300 “fee” because of viewing illegal pornography. The malware is cleverly disguised as a downloadable video player that promises premium access on certain pornography sites. In order for a phone […]

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Will Apple and Samsung ever stop fighting?

Will Apple and Samsung ever stop fighting?

| May 5, 2014

The legal battles continue Apple managed to won $119 million in a lawsuit claiming that Samsung infringed three of its patents. A.U.S. District Court jury in San Jose, Calif, found that some Samsung devices copied some of Apple’s patents for “quick links”, a feature that dials a phone number included in an e-mail, and the […]

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Samsung vs Apple verdict

Samsung vs Apple verdict

| May 3, 2014

The jury has reached a verdict! After a full month of testimony, the jury deliberated for 2 days and reached the following conclusion: Samsung has to give Apple a $119.6 million compensation while Apple has, in turn, to give Samsung $158,400, a very small fraction from the $6 million that Samsung sought after. The court […]

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Sony Xperia users get 350$ worth of freebies!

Sony Xperia users get 350$ worth of freebies!

| May 1, 2014

From the Z to the Z2, users get a free 350$ bundle! What can make a phone better, besides the device itself? Free stuff that comes with it! The Sony Xperia line offers a lot of great smartphones at a reasonable price but Sony wants to up the ante. If you can legally get a […]

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