Posts tagged ‘patent’

June 12, 2011

Patent Wars: HTC vs. Microsoft, Apple vs. Samsung


For every Android phone it sells, HTC has agreed to pay $5 to Microsoft over intellectual patent infringement. Although it is not clear on the area of infringement, those close to the company indicate that the infringement broadly applies in areas ranging from the user interface to the underlying operating system. HTC also makes Windows phones but apparenty thats irrelevant.
So there you go, Microsoft has found its way into making some $$ from Android. 

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS obviously is far less superior than Android which is why they’re trying to make some $$ off Android 🙂

It seems like everyone is suing each other these days. Apple filed a suit in April claiming that Samsung stole the “look and feel” of the iPhone and iPad.

Samsung later in the month filed a suit against Apple claiming that it infringed on 10 patents. Namely, the ability to use the web while on the phone.

In the end, Apple is still Samsung’s number two customer as Samsung provides the processor chips for the iPhones. Come on people, competition is good for the market!


August 23, 2010

Apple, invasion of privacy?


AppleGirl is always harping on the fact that Google is “spying” and trying to steal your personal info. It looks like Apple is now trying to patent a kill switch to lock down your iPhone. Apple will try to use an audio/visual detection to identify if the user of the phone is it’s rightful owner, if not it could allow for you to remote wipe your phone.

That sounds good right? However, unlocked and jail-broken phones are also considered unauthorized users. This means that your phone carrier could potentially shut down your phone. Hmm, AppleGirl how does this sound to you now? An invasion of privacy?


haha GoogleChic, you should be the last person to be complaining about digital privacy when you are giving away yours without any fuss to Google 🙂

Apple is being quite clever with the kill-switch patent and it is more so to protect its users than to invade anyones privacy. If someone were to steal my iPhone, they would probably unlock/jailbreak it before selling it. This is exactly the pattern Apple is going after.

Sadly, jailbreaking gets more love from the news  than Apple’s attempt to reassure its users, corporate and others, that their information is secure on their iDevices!

P.S: This has nothing to do with Eric Schmidt or Google, but I just couldn’t resist the picture 😉

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