Apple vs Samsung: Court rules in favor of Apple, which is awarded $1.04 billiont in damages

Apple vs. Samsung

Companies from time and time again, love suing each other. The reason for that is, to increase profit margins. Therefore, in results of a 9-person jury in California,  Samsung received an utter defeat after being ordered to pay Apple  $1.04 billion dollars in damages. This is still a disappointment for Apple, as they were asking for almost twice as much (over 2.5 billion dollars to be exact). The exact number for Samsung’s lost is $1,049,343,540 dollars.

Source: Bloomberg


Apple’s “iPad Mini” will hit the stages in October, after the new iPhone’s release

iPad Mini next to iPhone

Apple has always tried to become the first at everything. This time, it’s different as Apple has decided to copy the whole Amazon and Google’s 7inch tablet idea. With that in mind, the iPad mini will be released sometime in October after an iPhone debut (rumored at Sept.12).  Apple’s reason for separating the release dates are unknown. Probably their idea of how to increase profit margins for the new iPhone and iPad. What do you think?

Source: MacRumors

Amazon’s press conference, date confirmed, September 6th

Usually, when big companies hold press conferences it’s for a good reason. Therefore, Amazon’s September 6th press conference has a hidden agenda that will be revealed on the day. Could this be a whole new line of Kindles, as Amazon has slashed some Kindle prices way down? That’s probably the reason behind the press conference. But who knows, maybe they’ll be releasing a Kindle laptop, as the world is truly messed up.

Source: Engadget

Panasonic appliances will be controlled by your phone

Panasonic Appliances App

Since the age of TV remote controllers, remote controlling has been reinvented again and again. Panasonic thinks that you need to control your Panasonic appliances (refrigerators, TVs, speakers, etc…)  via an app on your smartphone instead of using a basic remote controller. They do have a point about convince, however, what are you going to do if a virus hits your appliances? Will they ruin your milk and meat? Or just cause your new Panasonic refrigerator to overheat and blowup? Make sure to tell us if that happens, because it would make a great story…

Source: Panasonic (PR)Panasonic

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 launches August 16th, starting at $499

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has had numerous teasers released around the internet, therefore anyone could have seen this release a mile out. The tablet with its release, has come forward a respectable list of specs. We’ll start off that  it’s a WiFi version only, and currently no 3G/4G connection is available. However, there are some other specs to make up for it, for instance a 1.9 MP (front) and 5.0 MP (back) cameras, 16GB flash storage (upgradable to 32GB for $50),  1,280 x 800 TFT LCD display, quad-core Exynos 4 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, and of course it will be running Android (4.0, unfortunately not Jelly Bean). And if that doesn’t call out to you then maybe an S Pen that comes with the tablet. So get ready to empty your wallet August 16th for its release date.

Source: TechCrunch

Images of Apple’s new dock connector leaked

Iphone dock connecter 8 pin

As we’re heading closer to the Iphone 5’s September debut, more and more rumors are popping up. This rumor, although there is some picture evidence, has probably a 50 to 50 chance of being the real deal. Some people claim the new Iphone will have a 8 pin connector (like the one in the picture) and other claim that the connector is actually 9 pin. Who’s right? Nobody knows, except the folks at Apple.

Source: TechCrunch

Google Now is available for rooted devices (4.0 and up)

Google Google Google, so many projects, so many extras, how come we see so few of them? Now only the people at silicon valley can answer that, but before Google Now decides to either disappear or debut you now have the chance to try it out. Thankfully for the people at XDA Forums you can download it here even if you don’t have Jelly Bean. Just make sure your device is rooted and your all set.

Source: Google Now