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Proview stepped up its legal assault against Apple by taking its complaint to the US court system. Earlier this month, U.S.-based Proview Technology Inc. filed a suit against Apple in the Superior Court of the State of California in Santa Clara County. The suit claims Apple acted with “oppression, fraud and/or malice” when it bought the iPad trademark from Proview Taiwan.
The heart of Proview’s complaint is the method Apple used to obtain this trademark. Proview Taiwan sold the iPad trademark to the UK-based IP Application Development on Dec. 23, 2009 for the sum of 35,000 British pounds (US$55,000). It was later discovered that IP Application Development was a company setup by Apple to obtain this trademark.
Today would have been Steve Jobs’s 57th birthday. In memoriam of the man who inspired us to think different, we’ve assembled a few of Jobs’s most memorable moments. Get out the tissues as we remember the life and achievements of the Apple co-founder in the videos below. For even more memories, you can visit the Computer History Museum’s tribute page to Steve Jobs, the Ultimate Steve Jobs Collection and Folklore.
Steve Jobs introduces the Mac
Apple was handed a setback in Germany recently when a court ruled in favor of Motorola in a patent infringement case involving Apple’s iCloud and MobileMe push email service. A new support document on Apple’s German website confirms the company is halting push email for its customers that are inside German borders. The document gives customers instructions on how to setup email to be delivered at regular intervals. The support page notes that iCloud email will resume its push behavior outside Germany, while MobileMe push email will be disabled until further notice.
This change in iCloud and MobileMe is the result of a lawsuit Motorola filed against Apple in April 2011. Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court ruled that Apple infringed on Motorola’s European patent, EP (European Patent) 0847654 (B1). This patent describes a “multiple pager status synchronization system and method.” Motorola was awarded a preliminary injunction and exercised its right to enforce the patent by putting up a 100 million euro bond. Apple will likely appeal this ruling, but until then iCloud and MobileMe push email will be unavailable to those who live in or travel to the European country.
The iPhone’s camera has brought out the inner photographer in many people, so many in fact that both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have had stints as Flickr’s favorite snapper – ahead of the larger, pricier, industry-level standalones.
There are an abundance of apps available to supplement the shooting experience, and there’s not exactly a shortage of social hunts through which to share them, either.
The popularity of apps such as Hipstamatic seem to suggest people prefer the retro experience – adding effects to, if anything, lower the quality in order to claw back some of the vintage hallmarks stolen by the digital era.
Apple is planning to replace the standard 30-pin dock connector that is used in the iPhone, iPad and iPod with something more compact, according to iMore.
An updated “micro dock” would make room for bigger batteries, 4G radios, and other components far more important to the iPhone and iPad in a PC free world.
We’ve heard that Apple is getting ready to ditch the dock connector as it’s currently sized and implemented on iPods, iPhones, and iPads.