Apple Rejects Samsung Deal In Galaxy Tab 10.1 Patent Suit

Last week we heard that Samsung had offered Apple some sort of deal on the patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung in Australia, which is to do with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.

It looks like Apple has decided not to take Samsung’s proposed deal, and an Apple lawyer told the federal court in Sydney that Samaung’s latest offer wasn’t enough for Apple to reach a settlement on.

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Zune Players Officially Dead Announces Microsoft

Unfortunately even after a recent update back in August the Microsoft Zune range of players has now been officially announced as dead by Microsoft today. Even after denying that the Zune Players where not being discontinued after the Zune HD was mysteriously removed and then re-added to the Zune site over the last couple of days.

In the statement posted on the Zune website today Microsoft explained that even though the Zune Players are no longer in production, existing Zune owners will still be able to access all the Zune services as they have before.

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Abode Launches Adobe Touch Apps For Tablets

As well as announcing their new Adobe Creative Cloud service, Adobe has also rolled out a suite of complimentary tablet applications in the form of Adobe Touch Apps which have been designed to be used in conjunction with both the Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobes existing desktop creativity suites of software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver etc.

The new Adobe Touch Apps include: Adobe Photoshop Touch, Adobe Collage, Adobe Debut, Adobe Ideas, Adobe Kuler and Adobe Proto. Files created via Adobe Touch Apps can be shared, viewed across devices or transferred into Adobe Creative Suite software for further refinement.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Unveiled, Designed To Be A “Focal Point For Creativity”

Adobe has unveiled a new Adobe Creative Cloud online service this week which has been designed to be a focal point for creativity and be used with Adobe Touch Apps. Providing 20GB of storage enabling Adobe users to access desktop and tablet applications, share files, view them on different devices, transfer work into Adobe Creative Suite software and find creative services.

The announcement was made at the MAX 2011 technology conference in Los Angeles during which Adobe explained their new Creative Cloud service is centred around heir newly launched range of Adobe Touch Apps enabling tablet devices to become and integral part of the creative process.

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Growl 1.3 Launches On The Apple App Store

This week Growl the open-source notification application for Mac systems has jumped to version 1.3 and is now available to download from the Apple App Store for $1.99.

New features in the latest release include the ability to personalise your notifications look and feel to help you make them more application friendly and fit your needs exactly. Other features in the update include a “rollback” feature similar to iOS 5, and a history log.

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LG Optimus LTE Gets Official

We have been hearing about the new LG Optimus LTE, which is LG’s first HD smartphone a lot over the last few weeks, and have seen a number of leaked photos, and now LG has officially announced the LG Optimus LTE.

The LG Optimus LTE features a 4.5 inch IPS HD display which comes with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which means it will be able to display HD movies in 720p.

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Nikon D800 Equipped With 36 Megapixels, Full Frame FX Sensor For $4000?

According to new specifications leaked on the Japanese Digital Camera Info site and Nikon Rumours website. Nikon’s new D800 DSLR camera could be equipped with a massive 36 megapixel and cost around $4000.

Nikon’s D800 which has still yet to be officially announced, is expected to replace the D700. The leaked specifications also state that the new Nikon D800 will be equipped with a Full Frame FX Sensor and capable of 4 frames per second continuous shooting when using the body only, and  about 6 frames per second when used in DX mode with the optional battery pack.

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Apple To Announce New TV iPad App At iPhone 5 Event?

We have talked quite a bit about the hardware that Apple will be announcing later today, namely the new iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5, and we are also expecting Apple to launch iOS 5.

We have also heard that we may see Facebook’s new iPad and iPhone apps, but now according to Robert Scoble, we may also see a new TV style iPad app that is designed to expand Apple’s TV streaming to our iOS devices.

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Apple To Offer iOS App Rentals With iOS 5?

Apple is expected to launch the latest version of their mobile OS, iOS 5 at their iPhone 5 event later today, and now some interesting information has been discovered in the latest beta version of iTunes, iTunes 10.5 Beta 9.

It look like apple may intend to off app rentals in iTunes 10.5, and you would be able to rent an app from iTunes for a certain period of time, and when the time was up the app would disappear from your iPhone or iPad.

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iPhone 5 To Be Exclusive To Sprint In $20 Billion Deal?

According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, Sprint has signed a deal with Apple which is reported to be worth $20 billion, and Sprint will carry the iPhone 5 exclusively.

The deal is reported to last until 2014, and this would see Sprint buying around 30 million iPhones from Apple until 2014, and the device will apparently be a 4G WiMax device exclusive to Sprint.

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