"Terminating the jury's deliberations would render the entire trial a nullity, and cause an extraordinary waste of the court's and Apple's resources in preparing for and conducting the trial," the company's attorneys said in a filing. "Apple would suffer extreme prejudice from having the deliberations aborted, which ultimately would require a … Read more
Smartphones owners often dress up their phones in order to reflect their individual personalities and sense of fashion. They might opt for pink rhinestones, faux alligator, or sedate leather. Another option is to just throw caution to the wind and buy a Vanesa Ray necklace case to turn your iPhone into a giant piece of jewelry.
Described as a tech fashion accessory, the necklace is essentially a case on a chain. The chain is removable and the design also contains a slim wallet for carrying some cash and cards.… Read more
China Mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier, will unveil a new brand partner on December 18.
The carrier made the announcement Thursday but wouldn't say what company would be its latest partner. That hasn't stopped the rumor mill, however, from speculating that Apple will be on stage with the China Mobile team announcing its iPhone is coming to the carrier's network.
Apple has been courting China Mobile for years. The companies have been unable to ink deals for a wide array of reasons, including China Mobile's network limitations and claims that the carrier once wanted … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET's Xbox One review: The game console that would rule your living room (but shouldn't quite yet).
- Interactive Dylan video takes surreal roll through TV land.
- Keep your phone from getting stolen (and what to do if it is).
- Microsoft says Xbox One can use up to 15 Kinects at once for maximum next-gen gaming.
According to court documents, the Patent Office questioned whether Apple patent No. 7,844,915, also known as "pinch to zoom," is a valid patent. The '915 patent covers technology that can distinguish whether a user is scrolling with one finger versus using several touch points at once for a pinch-to-zoom action.
The Patent Office has been re-examining the claims of the '915 … Read more
Phone theft is big business.
However, in New York, iPhones and other Apple products are regarded as the ultimate heist.
As Fox 5 New York reports, the NYPD announced that there were 16,000 Apple-picking thefts in 2012. This equates to 14 percent of all New York City crime.
Indeed, 45 percent of all 2013 robberies in New York City involved cell phones. More than half involved iPhones.
The NYPD said it believes that these are not random thefts, but the work of organized criminal networks that know iPhones, in particular, have an excellent resale value. … Read more
Are you ready for iOS gaming to evolve to accept buttons? The long-rumored Logitech iOS game controller, the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery, is finally official and is available to order today for $99.99. And yes, it does look exactly like we expected. I got a chance to play with one myself at CNET's offices to learn a little more about it.
Games in the App Store are already getting quite advanced, but when it comes to classic-style games, having real buttons would be a big help. And these controllers are finally here, just in time for holiday shoppers … Read more
At one point or another, every cell phone owner has experienced the onset of panic and despair that hits your gut the moment you realize your phone is missing. This has happened to me more times than I care to admit, and the loss or even active theft of a device as personal as a mobile phone only highlights our dependence on them.
In a related story, CNET's Kent German touches on different security measures you can take with your smartphone OS that can help keep thieves from using your phone once they have it. My job here is … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Scene from Mrs. Doubtfire helps 7 year old save her mom's life.
- Crowdfunding political murder with Bitcoins on "The Assasination Market".
- This gadget reaches inside your brain to help you lucid dream.
- Vancouver's ban on the humble doorknob likely to be a trendsetter.
Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung's request though the company continued to protest the comments made by Apple attorney Harold McElhinny. Instead, Koh recalled the jury less than half an hour after they were dismissed to begin deliberations. She instructed the jury to not pay attention to where the companies are based, race, and other issues.
"I don't think what occurred rises … Read more