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Apple iPad – The Guru Inspection

April 5, 2010 Leave a comment

I got my hands on the iPad and got the video review up of Apple’s latest device! Check out some of the slick features of the iPad and why it’s a must buy, in my opinion.

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Kindle App For Macs Now Available

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

 

 

Have a Mac? Want to read Kindle books on it? Go HERE and download the Kindle app for your Mac. I have not tested it yet, but from what I have read it has no multitouch support.  I have only purchased one Kindle book in my life, but I’ll give it a shot on my Mac and report back.

Via [Gizmodo]

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HTC Releases Statement About Apple Lawsuit

March 17, 2010 Leave a comment

The Boy Genius Report has received word from HTC regarding the very public lawsuit filed by Apple. Here is what HTC had to say or not say about the situation:

Seattle – March 17, 2010 – HTC Corporation today outlined its disagreement with Apple’s legal actions and reiterated its commitment to creating a portfolio of innovative smartphones that gives consumers a variety of choices. Founded in 1997 with a passion for innovation and a vision for how smartphones would change people’s lives, HTC has continually driven this vision by consistently introducing award-winning smartphones with U.S. mobile operators.

“HTC disagrees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself. HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done, but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation. “From day one, HTC has focused on creating cutting-edge innovations that deliver unique value for people looking for a smartphone. In 1999 we started designing the XDA

The O2 XDA by HTC was the first 3.5-inch color touch screen smartphone in the world in 2002. and T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition The T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition by HTC was the first 3.5-inch color touch screen smartphone in the United States in 2002., our first touch-screen smartphones, and they both shipped in 2002 with more than 50 additional HTC smartphone models shipping since then.”

The industry has recognized HTC’s contributions through a variety of awards including Fast Company’s 2010 Top 50 Most Innovative Companies and MIT Technology Review’s 2010 50 Most Innovative Companies. The GSMA also recently awarded the HTC Hero as the “Best Phone of 2009.” Some of HTC’s technology firsts include:

  • First Windows PDA (1998)
  • First Windows Phone (June 2002)
  • First 3G CDMA EVDO smartphone (October 2005)
  • First gesture-based smartphone (June 2007)
  • First Google Android smartphone (October 2008)
  • First 4G WIMAX smartphone (November 2008)

In 2009, HTC launched its branded user experience, HTC Sense. HTC Sense is focused on putting people at the center by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. This experience was fundamentally based on listening and observing how people live and communicate.

“HTC has always taken a partnership-oriented, collaborative approach to business. This has led to long-standing strategic partnerships with the top software, Internet and wireless technology companies in the industry as well as the top U.S., European and Asian mobile operators,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America. “It is through these relationships that we have been able to deliver the world’s most diverse series of smartphones to an even more diverse group of people around the world, recognizing that customers have very different needs.”

For more information on HTC’s history of innovation, please visit: www.htc.com/history.

Via [BGR]

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Apple iPad 3G Data Plans and Procedures Detailed

March 12, 2010 Leave a comment

 

With the 3G version of the iPad coming soon, Apple has released the procedures and customers can expect the service to work. With Apple and AT&T offering no contract on the data plan many people, including my self were wondering how this process was going to go down. Well the kind folks at MacRumors have broken it down rather well, step by step. Check out the details HERE.

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Apple iPad Pre-Orders are a GO!!!!

March 12, 2010 Leave a comment

 

Apple has has opened up pre-orders for the highly anticipated iPad! If you pre-prder the iPad, according to Apple it will arrive April 3rd. Of course this is just for the WiFi only model as the 3G model will be available at the end of April. I already know one Guru who ordered his, what about you?

Pre-Order your iPad HERE

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Apple iPad Cometh April 3rd

March 6, 2010 1 comment

Apple has finally revealed the launch date of the highly anticipated iPhone XXL, er, iPad. You can start pre-ordering the iPad on March 12th, and they will begin to arrive April 3rd. Those of you wanting a 3G model may have to wait a little longer, but if you want WiFi only, you’ll be able to get your iPad on pretty soon! Arte you picking one up? Sounds off in the comments and let us know.

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Apple Sues HTC Over iPhone Patents

 

Whoa! This came out of nowhere! Apple is suing HTC for around 20 patent infringements revolving around the iPhone! This patent was l;literally filed just a few hours ago and according to Engadget, HTC had no idea this was coming. Here is a summary of the filing thanks to Engadget:

Engadget has been steady dropping some updates, so make sure you check them out HERE

  • The ‘331 Patent, entitled “Time-Based, Non-Constant Translation Of User Interface Objects Between States,” was duly and legally issued on April 22, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • The ‘949 Patent, entitled “Touch Screen Device, Method, And Graphical User Interface For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics,” was duly and legally issued on January 20, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘949 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit B.
  • The ‘849 Patent, entitled “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image,” was duly and legally issued on February 2, 2010 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘849 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit C.
  • The ‘381 Patent, entitled “List Scrolling And Document Translation, Scaling, And Rotation On A Touch-Screen Display,” was duly and legally issued on December 23, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘381 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit D.
  • The ‘726 Patent, entitled “System And Method For Managing Power Conditions Within A Digital Camera Device,” was duly and legally issued on July 6, 1999 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘726 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit E.
  • The ‘076 Patent, entitled “Automated Response To And Sensing Of User Activity In Portable Devices,” was duly and legally issued on December 15, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘076 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit F.
  • The ‘105 Patent, entitled “GMSK Signal Processors For Improved Communications Capacity And Quality,” was duly and legally issued on December 8, 1998 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘105 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit G.
  • The ‘453 Patent, entitled “Conserving Power By Reducing Voltage Supplied To An Instruction-Processing Portion Of A Processor,” was duly and legally issued on June 3, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘453 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit H.
  • The ‘599 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Graphic System,” was duly and legally issued on October 3, 1995 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘599 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit I.
  • The ‘354 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Event Notification System With Listener Registration Of Both Interests And Methods,” was duly and legally issued on July 23, 2002 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘354 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit J.

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