iPhone - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21631 en Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/google-had-secret-pact-samsung-over-some-apple-patent-claims-241018?source=rss_iphone <p>Google agreed to take over some of Samsung's defense against patent claims brought by Apple under a secret agreement reached in 2012, a federal court jury heard today.</p> <p>The pact between Google and Samsung was revealed in a videotaped deposition played to the eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against the Korean firm, in which the iPhone maker is seeking more than $2 billion in damages.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:08:22 +0000 admin 241018 at http://www.infoworld.com The big money of Apple v. Samsung http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/the-big-money-of-apple-v-samsung-240922?source=rss_iphone <p>Jurors in the Apple v. Samsung case have heard a lot of big numbers in the past few weeks.</p> <p>Some of the most impressive were those of the expert witnesses, who were asked to disclose how much they were being paid for their work.</p> Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:41:36 +0000 admin 240922 at http://www.infoworld.com Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/mysterious-malware-steals-apple-credentials-jailbroken-ios-devices-240954?source=rss_iphone <p>A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted traffic.</p> <p>The threat was discovered after some users <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/23b7qs/what_is_unflod_its_a_mobile_substrate_addon_that/" target="_blank">reported on Reddit</a> that they experienced crashes in some applications as a result of a mysterious MobileSubstrate add-on called Unflod.</p> Mobile Technology Security Anti-spyware iOS iPad iPhone Jailbreak Apps Mobile Security Malware Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:33:26 +0000 admin 240954 at http://www.infoworld.com Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/put-the-test-microsofts-office-365-the-ipad-and-mac-240822?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/office_365_cloud.jpg" alt="Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>For years, the world has been begging Microsoft to release its Office suite for the iPad.</p> Applications Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Office 365 Android Mac OS X Microsoft Windows iOS iPad iPhone Email Software Office Software Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 240822 at http://www.infoworld.com Star software designer Greg Christie leaving Apple http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/star-software-designer-greg-christie-leaving-apple-240219?source=rss_iphone <p>Veteran Apple software designer Greg Christie, who played a major role in the development of the iPhone, will be retiring later this year, Apple confirmed after a Wednesday report by the Wall Street Journal.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple iOS iPhone Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 admin 240219 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple details $2.2B damages claim against Samsung http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-details-22b-damages-claim-against-samsung-240139?source=rss_iphone <p>Apple began to lay out its $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung Electronics for the first time on Tuesday, arguing to an eight-person jury in California that Samsung's alleged patent infringement was large and significantly damaged Apple.</p> <p>Apple is demanding the money for lost sales and royalties it says it suffered as a result of Samsung's sale of more than 37 million smartphones and tablets between August 2011 and the end of 2013, the company told the court.</p> Mobile Technology Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:58:17 +0000 admin 240139 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-samsung-jury-discovers-joys-of-subroutines-class-libraries-240049?source=rss_iphone <p>The eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung was thrown into the deep end Monday and subjected to some heady talk of subroutines and class libraries.</p> <p>It was a big contrast to last week, when the court got a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the iPhone and were told of a Steve Jobs email in which the former Apple boss called for a "holy war" against Google.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:35:04 +0000 admin 240049 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple v. Samsung: a 'holy war' for $2 billion http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/apple-v-samsung-holy-war-2-billion-239957?source=rss_iphone <p>Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court alst week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California.</p> <p>Jury selection began Monday with roughly 130 prospective jurors, who were <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2138260/with-one-dinosaur-and-one-blackberry-owner-icourt-jury-is-selected.html" target="_blank">whittled down to 10 people</a>. Many are iPhone and iPad users and just one has a Samsung smartphone, but many have Samsung TVs.</p> Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:48:52 +0000 admin 239957 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple demands more than $2 billion from Samsung for patent infringement http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-demands-more-2-billion-samsung-patent-infringement-239587?source=rss_iphone <p>Samsung should pay more than $2 billion for repeated infringement of Apple patents in more than 37 million smartphones sold in the U.S., a Silicon Valley jury was told Tuesday as a trial between the two companies got underway after more than two years of preparation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Apple opened its case by declaring, "the reason the damages are high is because the scope of Samsung's infringement is massive," but Samsung hit back soon after, telling the jury that the Apple figure was "a gross, gross exaggeration and an insult to your intelligence."</p> The Industry Standard Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:51:29 +0000 admin 239587 at http://www.infoworld.com Can an iPhone user learn to love Android? http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/can-iphone-user-learn-love-android-238405?source=rss_iphone <p>I've been using an iPhone for a few years, but I've always been curious about Android. Not because I didn't like my iPhone, but I wanted to know if I was missing anything. I'd seen how Android works when friends showed me their phones. But given the cost of smartphones and tablets, it wasn't worth getting an Android device just to play around with it.</p> Mobile Technology Android iPhone Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:36:12 +0000 admin 238405 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store' http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/dad-we-want-toys-lets-go-the-apple-store-238098?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_store.jpg" alt="'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Philipp Klinger</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Consumer Electronics iPad iPhone MacBooks Consumerization of IT Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238098 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chips as Android rivals lag http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-dominates-64-bit-mobile-chips-android-rivals-lag-238186?source=rss_iphone <p>Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chip devices as rival smartphone makers wait for a 64-bit version of the Android OS, but that early lead could dissipate in the next four years, ABI Research said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The first 64-bit version of the Android OS is expected in the second half of the year. This will boost the adoption of 64-bit-compliant handsets and tablets, ABI said.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android iPad iPhone Processors Mobile Technology Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:07:56 +0000 admin 238186 at http://www.infoworld.com iPhone, Galaxy, iPad, Nexus: Here's how they really rate http://www.infoworld.com/tablet-calculator?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Tablets440x330.jpg" alt="iPhone, Galaxy, iPad, Nexus: Here's how they really rate" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Your smartphone or tablet is overrated. At least, that's the conclusion InfoWorld came to in assessing our scoring system for mobile devices. Much as changed since we developed our criteria and weightings four years ago.</p> Mobile Technology Android iPad iPhone Smartphones Tablets Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237766 at http://www.infoworld.com Enterprise mobile report details iOS dominance, most popular business apps http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/enterprise-mobile-report-details-ios-dominance-most-popular-business-apps-236263?source=rss_iphone <p>The latest version of Good Technology's quarterly Good Mobility Index <a href="http://media.www1.good.com/documents/rpt-mobility-index-q413.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> suggests that Apple devices remain popular in the enterprise, while companies are developing more mobile apps than ever before.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iOS iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Smartphones Tablets Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:43:12 +0000 admin 236263 at http://www.infoworld.com Snapchat vulnerability can be exploited to crash iPhones, researcher says http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/snapchat-vulnerability-can-be-exploited-crash-iphones-researcher-says-236033?source=rss_iphone <p>A vulnerability in Snapchat allows attackers to launch denial-of-service attacks against users of the popular photo messaging app, causing their phones to become unresponsive and even crash.</p> <p>According to Jaime Sanchez, the security researcher who discovered the issue, authorization tokens accompanying Snapchat requests from authenticated users don't expire.</p> Mobile Technology Security iPhone Mobile Security Hacking Vulnerability Assessment Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:07:33 +0000 admin 236033 at http://www.infoworld.com No, a phablet version will not save the iPhone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/no-phablet-version-will-not-save-the-iphone-235502?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/iPad_air_mini_retina.jpg" alt="No, a phablet version will not save the iPhone" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I'm at an age where I like my screens to be bigger, as long as their text is too.</p> Mobile Technology Apple iPhone Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 235502 at http://www.infoworld.com Typo goes on offensive against BlackBerry http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/typo-goes-offensive-against-blackberry-235851?source=rss_iphone <p>Typo Products, the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/blackberry-sues-ryan-seacrests-typo-over-iconic-keyboard-design-233411">startup being sued by BlackBerry</a> over an iPhone keyboard add-on, has come out swinging against a demand that its product be taken off sale in the U.S.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry Intellectual Property iPhone Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:47:41 +0000 admin 235851 at http://www.infoworld.com Rebounding Mac, strong iPad and iPhone highlight winning Apple quarter http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/rebounding-mac-strong-ipad-and-iphone-highlight-winning-apple-quarter-235122?source=rss_iphone <p>Continued strong iPhone and iPad sales, surprisingly good Mac sales, and a rising Chinese market gave Apple a very healthy start to its 2014 fiscal year.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Desktop Macs iPad iPhone Technology Business Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:08:16 +0000 admin 235122 at http://www.infoworld.com Samsung's Apple damages equivalent to 16 days' profit http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/samsungs-apple-damages-equivalent-16-days-profit-235013?source=rss_iphone <p>The $930 million in damages Samsung was ordered to pay Apple last year for infringing its smartphone patents is more than some device makers earn in a year, but for Samsung it's equal to just over 16 days' worth of profit.</p> <p>The Seoul-based company reported its financial results Friday and said quarterly operating profit from its IT and mobile communications division, which sells primarily phones and tablets, came to 5.47 trillion won ($5.1 billion).</p> Mobile Technology Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:12:01 +0000 admin 235013 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry moves to block sales of Typo keyboard http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-moves-block-sales-of-typo-keyboard-234927?source=rss_iphone <p>BlackBerry has asked a California court to block U.S. sales of the Typo keyboard, an add-on keyboard for the iPhone that BlackBerry says is an "obvious knock-off" of the keyboards on its phones.</p> <p>The move, which came late Wednesday, intensifies a battle between the two companies that began in January this year when BlackBerry accused Typo of patent infringement. The lawsuit garnered considerable attention, in part because Typo was co-founded by popular U.S. radio and television personality Ryan Seacrest.</p> Mobile Technology BlackBerry Intellectual Property iPhone Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:51:29 +0000 admin 234927 at http://www.infoworld.com