Apple Gets Sued Again in China

Now that Apple has indicated it is willing to pay millions to settle meritless claims in China--watch out--the flood of lawsuits is just beginning:

“China’s Siri” Sues Apple’s Siri Over Infringement! (video) » M.I.C. Gadget: "What a busy moment for the Apple’s legal team in China! Apple now has two infringement lawsuits to deal with, the Mac OS X “Snow Leopard” trademark that we reported just days ago and now comes to Apple’s voice assistant application Siri."

Android Botnet Seen Spewing Spam
InformationWeek (blog)
If true, it's the first time Android devices have been hijacked by malware, turned into botnet nodes, and made to churn out spam.

Android smartphones 'used for botnet', researchers say
BBC News
Smartphones running on Google's Android platform are hijacked by a botnet, a Microsoft researcher says.

BBC News

Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean: a large smartphone without the phone
ZDNet
Summary: As Google readies the Nexus 7 for shipping, more information about the new tablet and latest version of Android is appearing. Unlike earlier versions of Android, Google has turned off some of the tablet bits.

ZDNet

Motorola Atrix HD Targets Business Users, Runs Android 4.0
eWeek
The Atrix HD runs on Google's Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and features two cameras and expandable memory. ... Mobile phone maker Motorola is reaching into the business-oriented smartphone market with the release of the touch-screen ...

Verizon Launches HTC, Samsung 4G LTE Smartphones
InformationWeek
It measures 8.6-mm thick, which isn't the thinnest dimension in the smartphone market, but it's still very thin. The S III includes all the radios that matter: LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. The 4G support is vital for this class of ...

Crashing iOS apps may be tied to Apple App Store problems
Los Angeles Times
Apple's App Store may be experiencing some problems, possibly evidenced by various recently updated iOS apps that are inexplicably crashing.

iOS, Mac App Stores pushing out corrupted apps
ZDNet
Summary: The normally reliable iOS App Store and Mac App Stores appear to be dishing out corrupted updates to users that are refusing to load and crashing on the startup screen.

Crashing iOS Apps Blamed on Flaw in Apple App Store
PCWorld
Crashing iOS Apps Blamed on Flaw in Apple App Store Apple's App Store has a flaw in its updating process that is causing some programs to crash when they're launched, according to a developer. Marco Arment, the developer of Instapaper, noticed the ...

Android Researchers Demo Clickjacking Rootkit Vulnerability
InformationWeek
Some versions of the Android mobile operating system are vulnerable to being exploited by a "clickjacking rootkit," which could be disguised as a legitimate app that--when downloaded and run--might surreptitiously take control of the device. That ...

Recent iOS, Mac app crashes linked to botched FairPlay DRM
Ars Technica
iOS and OS X users are experiencing crashes due to corrupted binaries pushed out by Apple's servers over the Fourth of July holiday, according to Instapaper developer Marco Arment. The problem appears to be linked to Apple's FairPlay DRM scheme, ...

Samsung Galaxy Chat Smartphone Targets the 'Socially Active'
PC Magazine
Samsung on Wednesday announced a new Android smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy Chat, which was designed for "socially active users." The Galaxy Chat, powered by Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, looks similar to a BlackBerry ...

Judge who shelved Apple-Motorola trial questions patent system
San Jose Mercury News
Richard Posner effectively ended Apple s lawsuit against Google s Motorola Mobility unit last month. He canceled a closely anticipated trial and rejected the iPhone maker s request for an injunction barring the sale of Motorola products.

Judge who shelved Apple trial says patent system out of sync
Reuters
O) Motorola Mobility unit last month. He canceled a closely anticipated trial between the two and rejected the iPhone maker's request for an injunction barring the sale of Motorola products using Apple's patented technology. Apple is in a pitched ...

iPhone, Android app steals users' contacts for text-messaging spam, report says
San Jose Mercury News
An application available for Apple (AAPL) and Google's (GOOG) mobile operating systems steals the user's contacts list for the purposes of text messaging spam, according a report issued Thursday that claims it is the first malware to appear in Apple's ...

Apple/Motorola case tossing Judge calls litigators “animals”
SlashGear
This week the judge behind the tossing out of a recent patent case between Apple andMotorola has come forth to talk about the patent ecosystem and what it means for the current and future state of technology and software. Richard Posner sits on the ...

SlashGear

With The New Version Of Android, Google Has All But Caught Up To The iPhone
Business Insider
I'm also a fan of the updates to Android's notifications menu. I've always thought Android does notifications better than iOS, and the improvements in Jelly Bean simply crushes what Apple has been able to do. Instead of just a simple notification, you ...

Motorola Atrix HD becomes official, becomes second Android phone with on ...
MobileSyrup.com
What's interesting, too, is that the Atrix HD looks to be compatible with all Canadian carriers over HSPA+, including WIND and Mobilicity, as well as Rogers, Bell and TELUS LTE. It comes with a whack of Motorola-specific features (no stock Androidhere ...

MobileSyrup.com

On-Demand Content Comes to Sky Go on Android
Sacramento Bee
Beyond Android mobile devices, on-demand content from a range of channels is also available on Sky Go for PC, laptops, Xbox and iOS devices. More information on the latest Sky Go app and VOD is available from ... Available on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone ...

New Android Malware Uses Phones as Spam Botnet
PCWorld
Spam messages are being sent from Google Android phones and tablets, all of which have been propagated through Yahoo's mail service, promoting counterfeit Viagra and other pharmaceuticals. New Android Malware Uses Phones as Spam Botnet ...

Smartphones getting the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update
CNET
Even as manufacturers continue to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) updates for their handsets, Google has already announced Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), the next update to its mobile OS. While Jelly Bean may be an incremental upgrade, it brings ...

CNET

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Capital District
MarketWatch (press release)
In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their4G LTE smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptop modems and mobile hotspots to experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on ...

Motorola's Atrix HD leaks: slick and rugged, but the battery's a loser
VentureBeat
Nine months after launching its high-end Atrix 2 smartphone, Motorola has revealed the device's followup -- the Atrix HD. The device's features are pretty standard Android fare by this point: 4.5-inch display, 1.5-Ghz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM ...

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage In Buffalo-Niagara Area
MarketWatch (press release)
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Verizon Wireless recently activated new4G LTE coverage on four sites in Buffalo, as well as sites in Niagara Falls, Amherst, Brant, North Collins and in Dunkirk, further expanding coverage on the ...

Nexus 7 Review: $200 Spent Well
ABC News
Google's Nexus 7 has a 7-inch display, the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean), a quad-core processor, and only costs $200. Is this the best Android tablet yet?

Android upgrade report card: Who failed in the second quarter?
Computerworld (blog)
Given the breadth and diversity of the Android ecosystem, it's inevitable that upgrade availability and timing will vary to some extent from one device to the next; Nexus devices aside, after all, it's up to manufacturers to prepare and provide Android ...

Computerworld (blog)

Motorola Quietly Reveals The LTE-Friendly, Kevlar-Clad Atrix HD
TechCrunch
atrixhd. Rumors and questionable leaks of Motorola's next Atrix device have been making the rounds for what seems like ages, but Motorola finally put all that speculation to rest last night. The company recently revealed the new Ice Cream Sandwich ...

How to stretch your smartphone's battery life
Globe and Mail
A common complaint from smartphone users, whether they own an Android, iOS or Blackberry device, is how quickly their battery runs out. Moderate smartphone users tell me they typically can't go a whole day without having to recharge their device, while...

Globe and Mail

Corrupt Apps Flood iOS App Store
Mashable
A number of iOS apps that posted updates on July 3 or 4 in the App Store appear to have been corrupted, causing them to crash at launch. ... SEE ALSO: New Study Claims iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps. All competent developers ensure their app ...

Motorola Atrix HD revealed with 4.5-inch Colorboost HD display, ICS ...
By Richard Lawler
The next Motorola Atrix phone has been revealed on the company's website as the Atrix HD, with an MB886 model number matching the \ ... There's no carrier mentioned (other than the blatant logo at the bottom), but judging by the radio bands mentioned in the specs it comes off very much as a Droid RAZR for AT&T with quad-band EDGE, quad-band HSPA+ and dual-band LTE. It has a 1780 mAh ....iOS has a bigger dev army than Android, but will cross-platform apps rule the day?
Engadget

How Android Phone Owners Use Their Devices [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Kate Freeman
Tawkon, an Android app that measures how much radiation your phone is emitting, and by the company inneractive, which is a mobile app monetization exchange, created this infographic based on Tawkon's data for Android devices.
Mashable!

Apple-Motorola Judge Questions Need for Software Patents - Mac ...
By Eric Slivka
Late last month, federal judge Richard Posner threw out one of the major U.S. cases in the ongoing patent battle between Apple and Motorola, and Reuters today publishes an interesting interview with Posner in which he discusses his view ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

iOS and Mac apps reportedly crashing due to corrupt App Store ...
By Bryan Bishop
One of Apple's selling points with its iOS and Mac App Stores is that it can provide a safe, trusted location for users to update their apps knowing any changes have been vetted by Apple —...
The Verge - All Posts

Motorola Atrix HD sign-up page appears, LTE handset headed to ...
By Kevin Krause
HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE now available from Verizon ... Motorola Atrix HD sign-up ... White HTC EVO 4G LTE Comes To Sprint July 15th for $200... Phones ... Boid for Android could become the standard for Twitter ... Imgy for Android is a ...
Android Phone Fans

Nexus S 4G is “fully supported in AOSP ... - Android Authority
By Chris Smith
Android Police now reports that Jean-Baptiste Queru, the “Android Open-Source Tech Dude at Google,” revealed that the Samsung Nexus S 4G, available from Sprint, is now “fully supported in AOSP, with no restrictions.” Here's his original ... We 've been able to resolve the issues around Nexus S 4G, and we can now properly distribute its CDMA and WiMAX binaries. That allows Nexus S 4G ... Quad-core Exynos-powered Galaxy S3 with LTE coming to Korea on July 9 · Google-Logo-...
Android Authority

Android botnet wants to sell you Viagra, penny stocks and e-cards ...
By Chester Wisniewski
Android botnet wants to sell you Viagra, penny stocks and e-cards. Over 170000 people are part of the Sophos community on Facebook.  ...
Naked Security - Sophos

Orange San Diego Review | Android Community
By Ben Kersey
An Intel processor in a smartphone? It's more ... The company has had to make sure that everything runs perfectly on its processor, perfecting the binary translation engine that enables Android apps designed to work with ARM processors on this new chip. Orange also say ... Our first video rundown test involved a 1080p H.264 High Profile L4.1 clip encoded at 20Mbit/s with AAC audio played on loop, with brightness set to 100% and headphone volume set to 50%, plus WiFi/3G left on.
Android Community

Report: $99 Android-based game console Ouya on the way ...
By Stefanie Fogel
A $99 console that runs on Android, connects to your TV, and features free-to-play games? Apparently, it's a real thing. ... Report: $99 Android-based game console Ouya on the way. Report: $99 Android-based game console Ouya on the way ...
VentureBeat

Motorola Atrix HD landing page reveals full specs | TalkAndroid.com
By Robert Nazarian
Latest Android news, applications and forum discussion. Android RSS Feed. 36244. readers ... This will also be Motorola's first device to feature on screen buttons for the full Ice Cream Sandwich experience. The big question is the battery.
Android News, Rumours, and Updates

Report: Judge who dismissed Apple's case against Motorola ...
By √Člyse Betters
Reuters interviewed the U.S. judge today who dismissed Apple's patent court case against Motorola, and the details behind the jurist's reasoning for tossing the lawsuit are as interesting as they are controversial. Richard Posner sits on the 7th ...
9to5Mac

Motorola Atrix HD cameos in Motorola website | Ubergizmo
By Gene Ryan Briones
There's also support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G/LTE and the device is running Android 4.0 a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich. The Motorola Atrix HD is 8.4mm thick and its battery cover has a cool carbon-fiber touch to it. Unfortunately, the pricing and ...
Ubergizmo

Macquarie Dictionary available for iOS and Android – Great news ...
By Paul Biba
By Paul Biba. 9781876429669. I used to go to Australia a lot on business and was there in 1981 when the first edititon of the wonderful Macquarie Dictionary of Australian English was released. It hit the stores the day I was due to leave and I ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

MOTOROLA ATRIX HD - 4G LTE Android Smartphone ...
A stylish, 4G LTE smartphone, MOTOROLA ATRIX HD features Dupont Kevlar strength, a scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display and an intelligent ...
www.motorola.com/us/.../MB886-ATRIX-HD,en_US,pd.html

Android 4.1 for Developers | Android Developers
Android 4.1 is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. We've made ... See the Android4.1 APIs document for a detailed look at the new developer APIs ,. Find out more .... Wifi-Direct Service Discovery ... With Jelly Bean, Android takes Wi-Fi Direct further, adding API support for pre-associated service discovery.
developer.android.com/about/versions/jelly-bean.html

Android Developers Blog: Introducing Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean ...
[This post is by Angana Ghosh, Product Manager on the Android team] ... Wi-Fi Direct service discoverability: New API provides pre-associated service discovery ...
android-developers.blogspot.com/.../introducing-android-41-j...

Support Library | Android Developers
The Support Package includes static "support libraries" that you can add to your Android application in order to use APIs that are either not available for older ...
developer.android.com/tools/extras/support-library.html

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