Apple won't have to pay up for infringing one of Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL's wireless communications technology patents because the patent's original owner, Nokia Corp., didn't disclose it in a timely fashion to European telecom regulators, a California federal court has ruled, reports Law360.Read More
It's always nice to see couples kiss and make up after a spat, and that's the case with Apple and Nokia. Back in April of 2016, Nokia bought connected-body accessory manufacturer Withings, a company that makes the Body Cardio and Body+ smart scales, Thermo Thermometer, and BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor. Due to a patent battle with Nokia over intellectual property licensing, Apple pulled the products from sale at Apple retail and online stores.Read More
Nokia asked a Texas federal judge Thursday to toss antitrust counterclaims by Apple in a patent infringement suit over video compression technology, calling the tech giant’s protestations that it was the victim of a monopoly a meritless attempt to impede Nokia’s infringement claims, reports the Law 360 website.Read More
Today is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. That got us thinking about what cell phone we using 10 years ago today. All three editors of Apple World Today offer their thoughts and memories of the iPhone announcement on January 9, 2007.Read More
Apple is on a break this week, so it's like to be a very slow week for news. We'll have plenty of reviews and feature articles for you, though, and of course we'll scour what little news does appear in order to bring you the News Update:
- Apple's AI team publishes its first public paper regarding the subject of Generative Adversarial Networks to improve synthetic training images
- Apple may not have "lucky bags" at Japanese Apple Stores this year, but they will have sales of some sort on January 2nd, 2017
- The Nokia vs. Apple war escalates, with connected-self manufacturer Withings becoming an unwilling casualty
What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, and Steve's getting stronger every day in his battle with the Brazilian Death Flu. Today, with just a minimum of voice-cracking, we give you the following news bites:
- AT&T rolls out the Cell Protect spam blocking service...although it doesn't work everywhere or on every iPhone
- Apple has apparently been asked to unlock an iPhone 4s used by the assassin who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey
- Now you can be the life of the party with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and djay Pro for iPhone!
- Missiles are flying back and forth between Finland and Cupertino as the patent war between Nokia and Apple escalates
In today's AWT News Update, a familiar voice may soon be on Mac, an Apple Watch rival will be trying to bring contactless payment to its product line, and former mobile phone brand giant is resurrected:
- Siri for Mac is leaked in screenshots
- Fitbit buys coin in hopes of adding Apple Pay-like payments to its devices
- Microsoft sells off the Nokia feature phone division, and Foxconn and a Finnish startup hope to revive the Nokia brand.
Some fascinating news in the world of Apple and tech today. Have you joined Team AWT yet? It's our new subscription service for supporters, bringing benefits that casual readers and listeners don't have access to.
- YouTube updates its iPhone and iPad app with bigger thumbnails and a powerful deep neural network back end
- iOS 9.3.2 beta 3 makes it to developers today
- Nokia is buying health and fitness accessory manufacturer Withings
- Will the iPhone 7 include Smart Connector charging?