Apple Settles Long-Running Patent Infringement Suit with Simple Air

Apple has finally announced that it has settled a long-running patent dispute between it and a company called SimpleAir. SimpleAir filed a patent infringement suit against Apple back in 2009 in the US District Court in the Eastern District of Texas. That suit alleged Apple was infringing on four patents having to do with the transmission of data and alerts for unconnected users.

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Apple iPen For iOS Devices Revealed In Patents

Apple Patents have been discovered that reveal Apple, may be looking to launch a iPen stylus for its iPad and iPhone devices. Following along the the lines of Samsung with its Galaxy Note 10.1 stylus.

The Patents discovered by Patently Apple, include details of a new iPen that uses haptic feedback to help the user navigate within applications and around the tablet.

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Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Released For iOS Devices

The Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 has been released this week, which once installed allows you to install third party applications and tweak your iOS devices setup to suit your needs. Before installing Absinthe 2.0 make sure you backup all your necessary iPhone data first, which can then be re-installed once Absinthe 2.0 has been loaded.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Turns Down $75 Million Dividend

In a recent SEC filing it has been revealed that Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, has turned down a dividend worth $75 million US dollars, the details were revealed in a filing which announced that Apple plans to award a $2.65 a share quarterly dividend on restricted stock which is held by Apple employees.

The Apple CEO has decided that he does not want to receive the dividend on his restricted stock, which would be worth around $75 million to him.

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Cookoo Analog Smartwatch Connects To Your iPhone (video)

Peter Hauser has created a new concept for a smartwatch which connects directly to your iPhone smartphone and can provide you with alerts and updates as they come into your iPhone applications.

The difference between the cookoo and other smartwatchs which have been featured on Kickstarter and here on Geeky Gadgets. Is that the cookoo smartwatch is analog not digital or fitted with an e-ink screen. Watch the video after the jump to see the cookoo smartwatch concept explained.

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Satechi BT Media Remote (video)

Apple’s slim remote does a great job of controlling Apple TV ad iMac desktops and the like. But its a shame that the company does also make it compatible with iOS devices allowing you to control your iPad or iPhone.

Well if you need a controller to do just that Satechi think they have the answer with their new Satechi BT Media Remote. That enables you to control multimedia playback on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with ease. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Android And iOS Account For More Than 80 Percent Of Smartphone Shipments

According to a recent report from IDC, both Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS platform now account for more than 80 percent of all smartphone shipments.

The report covers the first quarter of 2012, and Android and iOS made up a total of 82 percent of all smartphones combined for the period, Android is apparently top with a total of 89.8 million devices shipped as opposed to 35.1 devices from Apple.

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Siri Spotted Within OS X Mountain Lion Code

Tech website 9to5 Mac has discovered that Apple’s latest OS X Mountain Lion operating system, has references to Apple’s Siri personal assistant within its code.

Siri is Apple’s voice activated and controlled personal assistant that made an appearance on the latest iPhone 4S smartphone. Allowing users to ask Siri question regards direction or ask her to create memos and calendar entries to name just a few.


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Apple And Samsung’s Talks Fail To Reach Patent Settlement

We heard previously that the CEOs of Apple and Samsung would sit down this week in an attempt to come to some sort of agreement on their various patent disputes.

The two companies were meeting to discuss the patent issues after they had been instructed to do so by a Federal judge in San Francisco, but according to a recent report by the Korea Times, they have not reached an agreement.

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TiVo Streaming Arriving On iOS Devices This Summer

TiVo has created a new set-top box called the TiVo Stream which has been specifically designed to allow users to stream TiVomedia directly to Apple’s iPad or iPhone. the new TiVo Stream is still just a prototype at the moment but TiVo hopes to start shipping their new iOS streaming box in early summer.

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