Apple Loses Case Over FaceTime Patents
Apple has been found guilty of violating four patents held by a company called VirnetX. VirnetX believes Apple's FaceTime app, which lets iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac device users conduct real-time, two-way video chats, infringes on its intellectual property. VirnetX's patents specifically cover "the use of a domain-name service to set up virtual private networks." Under VirnetX's patent, the VPNs are then used by corporations to communicate with customers or employees. Apple maintains that it is innocent. "Apple does not owe money to VirnetX," said Danny Williams, an Apple legal representative. "VirnetX is not entitled to money for things they did not invent. The VirnetX technology, if used, is a small part of very large, complex products." VirnetX sought damages of $708 million, but the Tyler, Texas, jury awarded it $368 million. VirnetX has similar legal action pending against Avaya, Cisco, and Siemens Enterprise Communications.
CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri
Apple today announced CarPlay, a bridge that will let drivers user their car's infotainment center to access and interact with their iPhone. In order to work, CarPlay must be installed by the car manufacturer and a separate app must be installed on the iPhone.
Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses
Apple today released iOS8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (5th gen). iOS8 offers a number of refinements to Apple's mobile operating system.
Apple Updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
Apple recently published updates to its core productivity applications for the iPhone and iPad. Pages, Apple's word processor, has a significant number of new features.
Verizon iPhone Users Gain Access to Isis via Cashwrap Case
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the Incipio Cashwrap case for owners of the iPhone. The Cashwrap case includes an NFC radio and compatibility with the Isis mobile payment service.
Ting Now Supports Apple iPhone 5
Ting, an MVNO that uses Sprint's network, is now allowing customers to bring their own iPhone 5 and activate it on Ting. The iPhone 5 must be a Sprint-compatible version.
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Does apple even listen to the words that comes out of it's own mouth? Based on that logic, a piece of a machine or a puzzle, if it is a small piece, doesnt matter, and you should be able to use it / do what you want with it just because it is a small piece?
Let me tell you - without a piece, the entire puzzle is incomplete. This is just crazy logic here.
"VirnetX is not entitled to money for things they did not invent. The VirnetX technology, if used, is a small part of very large, complex products."
Wow just wow. Did they really say that??? :r...
Apple took ideas (or pieces) and made them better. Just like Samsung did. Hypocrisy.