Apple has won an EU-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet. A similar ban on another device, Samsung tablet Galaxy Tab 10.1 – was introduced in August 2011. First, the ban throughout the EU to function, and then was limited to Germany. In 2011, Samsung was able to circumvent the ban by releasing an updated version of the device. It is called the Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Apple tried to find a violation in this unit, but the court disagreed with the company. The subject of disagreement between Samsung and Apple is the shape of devices. Tim Cook’s Company says that the South Korean manufacturer borrows her decorating decisions and apply them in their products.
Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3. The design of the phone and its hardware specification are still unknown, but the plethora of high-end smartphones launched at Mobile World Congress give some hints. Newcomers like the HTC One X, which has already gone on sale, the Optimus 4X HD and the Huawei Ascend D Quad all have quad-core processors and screens with a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution.
The new iPad unveiled Wednesday comes with improvements that may not be readily apparent to the casual observer. It has, as expected, a sharper screen, driven by a faster processing chip that acts as the “brains” of the device. What was more surprising was that the new features mean the tablet computer will be slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, because it needs a larger battery to power the high-resolution screen. Apple gave the new iPad a bunch of new features but no new name. It will be “the iPad” or perhaps “the new iPad”, not “iPad 3” or “iPad HD,” as some had speculated. Prices aren’t changing from the previous models.
Apple has started sending out invitations to the official unveiling of the iPad 3. The invitation included a photo of someone using an iPad, with a single line: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10am Pacific Time on Wednesday 7 March, which is 6pm GMT. There is speculation that the iPad 3 may come with a stronger, bigger battery, making the new tablet thicker than the previous version.
According to Bloomberg, Google has announced that it will be including a ‘Do Not Track’ button in Chrome. When activated, the user’s browsing history will not be given away to Google and other web services for tailored ads. This new feature falls in line with previous reports about Microsoft, Google and Apple offering more noticeable privacy disclosures in their apps and services. Amid swirling discussion on how tech companies handle privacy issues, Google on Thursday became the latest Internet giant to support adding a ‘Do Not Track’ button to its Web browser.
SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage product, will be getting a Metro-style application with Windows 8.Also coming for SkyDrive will be a desktop application for Internet Explorer and the ability to fetch remote files from the Web, the software giant revealed on its Building Window 8 blog. The desktop application will allow easy drag and drop upload and download support for SkyDrive, anywhere access to your data, offline access, and the power of Windows Explorer to manage your files and folders. SkyDrive will also sport a Fetch feature that Microsoft says is much more than just synching cloud files with a PC.
The forum post at Chinese site WeiPhone offers a photo of what is claimed to be the iPad 3’s logic board showing an A5X system on-a chip. Apple is expected to introduce an upgraded processor and graphics package for the iPad 3, with the assumption being that it would be called the A6 after the A4 initially appeared in the original iPad and iPhone 4 and was succeeded by the A5 in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. But if this photo is to be believed, that assumption appears to have been incorrect, with Apple instead having branded the upgraded package with the A5X name. A date code of “1146” on the A5X indicates that it was manufactured in the 46th week of 2011, which would have corresponded to November 14-20.
A new gesture based multi-touch E-Book concept designed by the KAIST Institute of Information Technology Convergence has been demonstrated on Apple’s iPad.
Created by SkyGrid, who Apple just named a Best News App of 2011,Touchtv launched the world’s first TV for iPad.