Samsung - Infoworld en German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login <p>It took just four days for German researchers to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner into accepting a mold of a fingerprint instead of a real finger.</p> <p>Despite fingerprint authentication being one of the headline features on Samsung's new flagship model, the company's implementation of it "leaves much to be desired," SRLabs said in a video demonstration of the hack <a href="" target="_blank">posted on Youtube.</a></p> Mobile Technology Security Samsung Android Authentication Mobile Security Hacking Identity Management Smartphones Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:02 +0000 admin 240603 at Apple details $2.2B damages claim against Samsung <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 Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries <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 Apple v. Samsung: a 'holy war' for $2 billion <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="" 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 In the latest Apple-Samsung battle, Apple's real target is Google <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="" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple and Samsung have <a href="">sued each other so often</a> and in so many countries that you can certainly be pardoned for yawning when the subject comes up.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android Intellectual Property Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 239702 at 12 pros and cons of a cellular smartwatch <p>Samsung is reportedly working on a variant of its Gear 2 smartwatch that works over cellular networks and doesn't require a Bluetooth or other connection to a smartphone.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Korea Herald reported</a> this week that Samsung and wireless carrier SK Telecom of South Korea are working together on the project, according to unnamed sources. Initially, the new device would be sold in South Korea but could eventually be sold globally.</p> Mobile Technology Samsung Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:36:26 +0000 admin 238861 at Samsung announces Tizen SDK to boost app ecosystem for Gear 2 smartwatches <p>Add another smartwatch family to the list of wearables with its own open SDK. Samsung wants to supercharge software development for the <a href="" target="_blank">Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo</a>, and on Monday it announced that the&nbsp;Tizen Software Development Kit for Wearables is <a href="" target="_blank">available for download</a>.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Tizen Consumer Electronics Mobile Apps Mobile Development Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:55:12 +0000 admin 238560 at Review: 12-inch Galaxy Note Pro is too big for its own good <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="" alt="Review: 12-inch Galaxy Note Pro is too big for its own good" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If there was ever a need to show that bigger isn't necessarily better, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12-inch Android tablet provides the evidence.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Android Tablets Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238290 at Xamarin works with Samsung to ease Knox development <p>Xamarin and Samsung Electronics have worked together to make it easier for developers to create apps that can run on Samsung's Knox security platform.</p> <p>Xamarin's platform lets developers use C# to build native applications for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, and share on average 75 percent of the source code across the different operating systems, according to the company.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Samsung Android Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Security Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:59:21 +0000 admin 238497 at Apple again denied permanent US sales ban against Samsung products <p>Apple has again been denied a permanent U.S. sales ban on 23 Samsung Electronics products that infringe on Apple patents.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Intellectual Property Mobile Technology Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:03:28 +0000 admin 237829 at Pre-installed malware turns up on new Android devices <p>David Jevans, CTO and founder of Marble Security, recently received some bad feedback from a potential customer testing his company's product, which helps organizations manage and secure their mobile devices.</p> <p>"They basically said 'Your stuff doesn't work'," Jevans said. "It thinks Netflix is malicious."</p> Mobile Technology Security Motorola Mobility Samsung Android Cyber Crime Mobile Security Malware Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:52:35 +0000 admin 237700 at Samsung debuts new Exynos chips, questions linger on 64-bit plans <p>Samsung announced new 32-bit Exynos chips for smartphones and tablets with six- and eight-CPU cores, but left questions hanging on when the company will launch its first 64-bit chip.</p> <p>The new chips were revealed after Samsung teased a new chip called Exynos Infinity in a Twitter campaign in the days leading up to the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone, which it initially announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, though the new Exynos eight-core chip will also be used, according to media reports.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Processors Smartphones Tablets Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:27:44 +0000 admin 237188 at Galaxy S5, Nokia 'Windroid,' BlackBerry Q20: The hype hits the fan <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="" alt="Galaxy S5, Nokia 'Windroid,' BlackBerry: The hype hits the fan" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Microsoft Nokia Samsung Tizen Android BlackBerry Consumer Electronics Smartphones Windows Phone Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 237038 at Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT <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="" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at Smartphone standoff: LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 <p>LG Electronics has launched the G Pro 2, another option for people who want smartphones with supersized screens. To succeed, the device will have to outcompete products like the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung, and there isn't much to tell the two apart when comparing hardware specs.</p> <p><strong>The screen</strong><br />LG and Samsung seem to be in agreement when it comes to the best screen size for this product category. The G Pro 2 has a 5.9-inch screen with full HD resolution, while the Note 3 has a 5.7-inch screen with the same resolution.</p> Mobile Technology Samsung Android Smartphones Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:59:45 +0000 admin 236312 at Samsung joins IBM, Google in OpenPower Consortium <p>Samsung has joined the fledgling OpenPower Consortium, an alliance led by IBM to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products like servers.</p> <p>The OpenPower Consortium was formed last August after IBM announced it would start licensing its Power architecture to third parties. The goals of the consortium include cooperating on hardware and software development around the Power architecture, which is largely used in high-end servers.</p> Google IBM Samsung Processors Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:47:16 +0000 admin 236241 at Judge rebukes Apple for invoking nationalist bias but denies Samsung a retrial <p>A U.S. judge has denied Samsung's request for a retrial in a patent dispute with Apple, but she also chastised Apple's lawyers for making the Korean firm's "foreignness" an issue in closing remarks to the jury.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">order from Judge Lucy Koh late Friday</a> means a damages award against Samsung of $290 million still stands. But she clearly took issue with the way Apple summed up its case to the jury, saying it suggested an "American-versus-non-American theme."</p> Apple Samsung Intellectual Property Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:38:19 +0000 admin 235979 at Samsung to offer 3 new tablets starting Feb. 13 <p>Samsung announced that three of its latest four Galaxy tablet models running Android 4.4 (KitKat) will go on sale at U.S. retailers starting Feb. 13, with online orders starting today.</p> <p>Samsung also revealed that all four of its new tablets will uses its somewhat controversial custom interface Magazine UX, a display mode that loads the screen with tile-like widgets that show information from different apps. Analysts expected Samsung to downplay the Magazine UX, as a way of staying closer to true Android from Google.</p> Mobile Technology Samsung Android Tablets Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:28:18 +0000 admin 235658 at How do you like them apples: Google and Samsung ink patent deal <p>Google and Samsung have signed a "global patent cross-license agreement" that covers the companies' existing patents and future ones over the next 10 years.</p> <p>In a brief <a href="" target="_blank">statement</a> released Sunday, Google and Samsung said the agreement covers "a broad range of technologies and business areas" without going into specifics.</p> The Industry Standard Google Samsung Intellectual Property Mobile Technology Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:00:39 +0000 admin 235021 at Samsung's Apple damages equivalent to 16 days' profit <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