Nokia upped the ante in its patent dispute with Apple on Friday, filing a new suit in Wisconsin over the iPad.
Five Nokia patents are asserted in the new case against the iPad 3G and the iPhone, Nokia announced in a press release. "The patents in question relate to technologies for enhanced speech and data transmission, using positioning data in applications and innovations in antenna configurations that improve performance and save space, allowing smaller and more compact devices," Nokia said.
The iPad will soon be hitting more of the world.
Apple's tablet is set to launch in nine countries outside the U.S., starting May 28. Customers will be able to pick one up in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. Preordering starts Monday, at which time the international prices will be revealed.
People in those nine countries will be able to buy any model iPad--either Wi-Fi only or the Wi-Fi/3G edition, in three memory configurations: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.
The tablet debuted in the U.S. in early April and was … Read more
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) sold out on Thursday, just eight days after it was announced, according to a note posted to the company's Web site.
The developer conference was announced on April 28, which is a bit later than usual. The late notice gave developers only six weeks to make the necessary plans to attend, but that doesn't seem to have been an issue.
Apple representatives were not immediately available to comment on exactly how many developers had signed up for the conference, but a note on its Web site says 1,000 Apple engineers … Read more
We've wondered, with Atom Netbooks having been basically in pause mode technology-wise for the better part of two years, whether the popular bottom-priced product might eventually be threatened by larger, smarter smartphones and sleeker hybrid computing devices and tablets such as the iPad.
It makes sense, especially with the iPad having sold a million units through its first 28 days, and we've mused on it before. A new study from Morgan Stanley, discussed in Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog, concludes that tablets in general will be a big threat to the area. Netbook sales growth, according to … Read more
If you're an iPad owner who's looking for a more traditional way to use the tablet, a new company called ClamCase may have the solution.
The company's self-titled ClamCase device works as an iPad case, stand, and keyboard add-on. iPad owners need only to place the tablet into the case to get started. From there, they can opt to keep it flat on the table or prop it up in landscape view. Upon doing so, they can connect the keyboard to the iPad via Bluetooth to give them the functionality (and productivity) of a laptop.
It should … Read more
The iPad's music player is one of those under-appreciated features that gets lost in the daily frenzy of new games and third-party apps. It stands on an odd, yet awesome, middle ground between the full version of iTunes, and the finger-flicking fun of the iPhone/iPod Touch music player.
Some aspects of the iPad's music player are a little quirky, such as the hidden song shuffle. Other features are long overdue, including the ability to manually create and edit multiple playlists directly on the device.
Sure, iPod and iPhone owners have been able to tinker with a prescribed &… Read more
I have heard Apple described as a cult, though I fail to see the resemblance between Steve Jobs and David Koresh. I have heard those who are not part of the Apple fold rail (sometimes quite loudly) against its power, its beauty, its uncritical worship of style without, um, flash.
Now, some clever people, perhaps mining the more positive aspects of eugenics, have created a site where Apple fanboys and girls can meet, love, and perhaps even procreate, knowing they have something powerful that binds them together.
Can love for a brand lead to a wedding band? Cupidtino (and what a lovely name that is), wants to find out. It exists so that you, the Apple fanboy or girl, can meet one of your own kind.
Need I even mention that this forward-thinking enterprise has been created by those who adore everything Apple for those who adore everything Apple? Yes, it is to launch next month and be exclusively available through Safari and iPhone and iPad apps. Would you have imagined anything else?
Cupidtino's creators (two developers and a designer with backgrounds at Yahoo and--gasp--Google and Microsoft) are very clear about the gaping market gap they see before them. "Diehard Mac and Apple fans often have a lot in common--personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology," says the Web site.
But of course they're referring to just any ordinary technology. The site claims, "We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you."… Read more
The iPad just got a whole lot more intriguing. The tablet can not only help you surf around the Web and check e-mail, it can also serve as a pretty useful skateboard.
Jeff King, who hosts the Fuel TV show "Built to Shred," took a 64GB iPad and, using some innovative techniques, transformed Apple's tablet into a fully operational skateboard. King asked professional skateboarder Chad Knight to try to ride it down a half-pipe.
After attaching wheels to the iPad, Knight took it for a ride. Unfortunately, the iPad's screen cracked in the first try and … Read more