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‘It’s Time For Peace’ – Judge Urges Apple, Samsung To Talk One Last Time Before Jury Deliberations

‘It’s Time For Peace’ – Judge Urges Apple, Samsung To Talk One Last Time Before Jury Deliberations

At the end of a long trial day, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who’s been the presiding justice over the course of both pre-trial and actual trial, urged that Apple and Samsung speak together to try and resolve their differences out of court before the jury comes back to deliberate on the evidence that has been presented by both sides this week and last.

“It’s time for peace,” Koh said, adding, “I see risks here for both sides.”

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Apple Injunction Against Galaxy Nexus Temporarily Stayed

Apple Injunction Against Galaxy Nexus Temporarily Stayed

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted Samsung’s latest motion for an immediate, temporary stay of Apple’s injunction against the Galaxy Nexus.

The temporary stay only covers now through the time when the Federal Circuit will decide on Samsung’s motion to stay the ban on a more permanent basis. According to Florian Mueller on FOSSPatents today, Apple has until July 12th to respond to the motion. The court will then decide on the possibility and duration of a stay for the entire length of the appeal process. This could lead to a yo-yo effect, as each side responds in their own timeline and the Court puts any stay in force, or disables it, as they did today.

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Apple is Working On a New Drive that Combines HDDs and SSDs [Report]

Apple is Working On a New Drive that Combines HDDs and SSDs [Report]

Apple is working on a new type of drive that combines the best aspects of both traditional platter-based and flash storage. According to a recent patent published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Apple has some innovate ideas up its sleeve for a SSD/HDD combo drive.

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Apple Wants To Kill Off Printer Drivers Once And For All [Report]

Apple Wants To Kill Off Printer Drivers Once And For All [Report]

There will soon be a day when a driver is not required for printing. Wireless printing has become more of a household standard as new printers roll out with cloud technology, and Apple is looking to make the printing experience as painless and seamless as possible.

Two interesting patents applications were recently filed by Apple that detail printing protocols and APIs that don’t require drivers, with more of a focus also being placed on printing from the cloud.

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New Won Patent Means Apple Will Profit From Every Android Device Sold

New Won Patent Means Apple Will Profit From Every Android Device Sold

Four years after it set the smartphone world on fire, Apple has won a patent for the original iPhone.

This isn’t just old news: it’s a huge win for Apple that will not only help Cupertino out in their case against Samsung, but according to some patent specialists could even allow Apple to go to war against other smartphone makers.

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Your Next iPhone Or iPad Could Charge As Wirelessly As It Syncs

Your Next iPhone Or iPad Could Charge As Wirelessly As It Syncs

With iOS 5’s new Wireless Syncing functionality, the umbilical cord of your iPhone or iPad has finally dried up and fallen off… except when it needs power, when you have to plug it in to a wall socket.

But Apple’s serious about cutting the cord. Future iOS devices might be truly wireless, sucking in power as wirelessly as they will sync.

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Your Next iPhone Might Work Better Outdoors With Sunglasses

Your Next iPhone Might Work Better Outdoors With Sunglasses

If you’ve ever tried to use your iPad while wearing a pair of Ray Bans, you know the drill: you can barely see the display. Counter-intutively, it’s not an issue of brightness: rather, polarized sun-glasses work by only letting in light that vibrates vertically, and the light coming from LCDs vibrates the wrong way.

Your next iPhone or iPad, though? It might change all that.

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Apple May Be Working On Bringing Aperture To iPad

Apple May Be Working On Bringing Aperture To iPad

The professional photographer’s dream of using Aperture on the run with his iPad may finally be within reach.

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To Make Future iPhones Into Scanners, Apple Envisions A New iOS App

To Make Future iPhones Into Scanners, Apple Envisions A New iOS App

Apple’s had patents float through the USPTO, hinting that they were working on a new technology that could let you just swipe a future iPhone’s display over a document to scan it and translate it into OCR text. Now a new patent has emerged, and it fits another piece into the puzzle.

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Apple Will Reposition iPod Nano As Bling Using New Camera And “Chameleon-Sense”

Apple Will Reposition iPod Nano As Bling Using New Camera And “Chameleon-Sense”

Just a couple of days ago, we saw a leaked case for the iPod nano that seemed to confirm that Apple intends on ditching the sports clip and integrating a 1.3 megapixel camera instead. At the time, we wondered just why Apple would do such a thing.

Now it looks like we know: it’s so the Nano can look out into the world and see just where it’s being used, then adapt itself like a chamelon accordingly.

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