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Samsung pleads for damages cut in patent war with Apple

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Samsung wants to cut even more off of Apple’s $548 million award. Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr CC

Samsung is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to cut more money off the $930 million Apple won in a patent lawsuit. The company is arguing that the appeals court’s earlier ruling is still unfair, even after successfully convincing the panel to chop off $382 million already.

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If Sony invented the iPhone, it would look like this

Photo: Pierre Cerveau

Photo: Pierre Cerveau

Ever imagined what it would be like if Sony, not Apple, had delivered the first truly modern smartphone? If the Walkman had never gone out of style, just evolved with the times?

Well, it’d probably look something like this.

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iOS and OS X bug lets attackers steal passwords from iCloud Keychain

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Researchers cracked iCloud Keychain and bypassed App Store approval processes.

A group of six university researchers claim to have successfully bypassed Apple’s tight App Store approval processes to publish Mac and iOS malware apps. According to the report, the team presented the zero-day vulnerability to Apple back in October 2014 and were told to keep quiet about it for at least six months.

Luyi Xing, a security researcher who helped expose the zero day vulnerability, still has yet to hear back from Apple on a possible fix.

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Apple fined for illegally dictating iPhone contract prices

Apple is guilty of setting iPhone prices.

Apple is guilty of setting iPhone prices.

Many of Apple’s manufacturers may be based in Taiwan, but that hasn’t stopped a Taiwanese court from finding the company guilty of engaging in anti-competitive practices.

Apple’s crime? Making its telecom partners in Taiwan run their pricing plans past Apple prior to making then available to the public.

“Apple limited telecoms from setting contract price for its 4, 4s, 5 and 5s models, which is against the law,” says a spokesperson for Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission.

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Apple is accused of bullying Monster over Beats lawsuit

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Apple is allegedly banning Monster from making official iPhone accessories for suing Beats.

Apple is accused of corporate bullying after reportedly booting rival headphone maker Monster from its “Made for iPhone” accessory program.

Monster claims the move is in retaliation for an ongoing lawsuit against Beats, which is now owned by Apple. Monster was the original contract manufacturer of Beats-branded headphones. The move could seriously impact Monster’s headphone business.

Considering the headphone market is a $2 billion industry in the United States, there’s plenty of money to be lost without Apple’s support.

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These award-winning iPhone photos put your snaps to shame

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The iPhone photograph to beat this year.

Thanks to its constant improvements and the fact that we carry it around virtually everywhere we go, the iPhone has become our de facto camera over the past few years.

But while most of us use our iOS devices for little more than taking Facebook snaps, the annual IPP (iPhone Photography) Awards are a reminder of just how gorgeous our mobile pics can look.

Simply put, there’s no excuse!

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Bluetooth iPhone grip goes further than any selfie stick can

A Bluetooth-enabled button lets you shoot pictures or record video.

A Bluetooth-enabled button lets you shoot pictures or record video.

Trying to hold your iPhone like you once did a camera can feel awkward. It’s not designed to fit the hands the same way. A selfie stick can free your hands, but can also get you thrown out of a lot of places.

A photographer has come up with a simple device to give you the grip you need with the shooting range of a selfie stick with no danger of impaling others around you.

Grip Dat is a handle with a tilting smartphone bracket. On the grip’s thumb rest is a Bluetooth-enabled shutter release. The gripper can take a quick selfie or detach the base from the grip to take in more of the scene to snap pictures or record video from as far away as 30 feet.

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iOS 9’s awesome two-finger trackpad gesture is coming to iPhone

You can now turn your iPad keyboard into a trackpad.

You can now turn your iPad keyboard into a trackpad.

Apple unleashed a ton of new software features for iPad on developers this week with the release of iOS 9’s first beta, but not all the features were covered during the two hour keynote that kicked off WWDC, including the news that the iPad’s awesome new two finger trackpad gesture is also coming to iPhones too.

The new gesture allows iOS users to turn their keyboard into a trackpad by simply tapping it with two fingers. It’s going to make working on the iPad way easier, and let you move the cursor on the iPhone too.

Here’s what it looks like on iPhone:

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Foxconn plans to build first Apple plant in India

Foxconn is moving to India

Foxconn is moving to India

Apple supplier Foxconn has come under fire over the last few years for its factories’ working conditions in China, but the company is now making plans to open up a new Apple plant in one of the world’s other booming nations: India.

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Phil Schiller explains 16GB iPhones, MacBooks with one USB port, design vs. battery life

Phil Schiller answers some of our biggest questions about Apple products.

Phil Schiller answers some of our biggest questions about Apple’s latest products.

Why does the latest iPhone still ship with just 16GB of storage as standard? Why does the new MacBook have only one USB port? Why does Apple make devices thinner and thinner rather than adding bigger batteries?

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller sat down with The Talk Show to address some of these questions.

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