Apple Denied Sales Ban On Samsung Devices In The U.S.

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Apple and Samsung recently announced that they would be dropping all of the patent lawsuits outside of the U.S., and now a recent ruling in the U.S. courts has gone in Samsung’s favor.

Apple had been trying to get sales of certain Samsung devices banned in the U.S., and now Judge Lucy Koh, who has been overseeing the various U.S. cases between the two copmpanies had denied a sales ban of Samsung Galaxy devices in the United States.

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Microsoft Removes 1,500 Fake Apps From Windows Store

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Microsoft has removed a total of 1,500 fake apps from its Windows Store, the company has also changed its policies, in an attempt to avoid people downloading and buying applications that may be misleading.

Apps now have to be named clearly, and the name of the app must reflect its functionality, and apps now also be categorized correctly.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Launches In The UK

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is now available in the UK, the new Microsoft tablet launched in the U.S. back in June, and it is now available from the Microsoft Store and a number of retailers in the UK.

The Surface Pro 3 comes with a 12 inch display that has a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, the device comes with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processor, and you get either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and a choice of storage between 64GB and 512GB.

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Asus ZenWatch Smartwatch Teased In New Trailer (video)

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Ahead of the upcoming IFA 2014 technology event during which you can expect to see a wealth of new smartwatch designs unveiled, Asus has released a new teaser video for their Asus ZenWatch smartwatch.

The ZenWatch Asus smartwatch has been teased and leaked previously and is expected to be shipped running Google’s Android Wear operating system and be priced at around $150.

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Snapchat now valued at $10 billion

snapchatRemember June of last year, when Snapchat was valued at $800 million? Then in 2013, Snapchat was valued at around $2 billion, and had serious acquisition offers from both Google and Facebook supposedly worth $4 billion and $3 billion in cash. Everyone said that Snapchat was crazy to not sell at that time. Maybe they weren’t so crazy. It looks like founder Evan Spiegel made the right call.

Because now the company is valued at $10 billion. I guess he knew more than all of those people who said they should have sold it before. Then again it may not stay at these heights.
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Dropbox Pro Plan With 1TB of Data Announced

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Dropbox has launched a new version of the Dropbox Pro plan, and the latest plan will give you 1TB of storage for a fee of $9.99 a month.

The previous Dropbox Pro plans were available for $9.99 for 100GB, $19.99 a month for 200GB and $49.99 for 500GB, so this new plan is much better value, and comes with double the storage of the previous top plan.

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HTC Desire 510 Headed To O2 UK

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Earlier today HTC announced their latest Android smartphone, the HTC Desire 510, and now UK mobile carrier O2 has announced that they will be offering the handset on their network from September.

O2 will be offering the new HTC Desire 510 on their O2 refresh tariff, although as yet O2 has not revealed any information on how much the device will retail for.

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New Thinner MacBook May Launch By End Of 2014

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According to a recent report Apple is getting ready to launch a new thinner MacBook, and the device will either launch by the end of 2014 or early next year.

The new thinner Macbook will apparently replace the current 13 inch non Retina display MacBook Pro, this model is currently thicker than the current Retina display version.

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MIPS Creator CI20 Development Board Available For Free From Imagination Technologies

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Imagination Technologies better known for their developments for Apple’s mobile graphics chips have today announced the launch of their new MIPS Creator CI20 development board for Linux and Android which will be available to developers for free as a limited release.

The new MIPS Creator CI20 has been designed for Debian 7 and Android 4.4 KitKat operating systems and measures  90.2 mm x 95.3 mm and is equipped with an Ingenic JZ4780 apps processor.

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Microsoft Raspberry Pi Style Development Boards For Windows Phone Being Considered

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During a webcast earlier this week on Monday, Microsoft representatives explained that the company has been considering developing Raspberry Pi style development boards to help with the development of its Windows Phone and RT platforms.

As yet Microsoft hasn’t announced any launch plans or dates for the development boards or even if they will go into production, but if they did become reality the systems would be offered in addition to the already available x86 development boards launched earlier this year.

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