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UK Judges Not Happy With Apple’s Compliance on Court Order

9:02 PM, Nov. 9th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple and Samsung logos in the scales of justice

Three UK judges are not pleased with Apple's shenanigans in complying with court orders to publicly acknowledge that Samsung did not copy Apple's iPad. Stalling, delays, "false and misleading" additions to the statement, and website design tricks have gotten the British judges a little hot under the collar.

Verizon Expects LTE Rollout to be Complete by Mid-2013

10:35 PM, Nov. 8th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Verizon 4G LTE graphic

Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo said on Thursday that he expected the network's rollout of LTE to be completed by mid-2013. This is ahead of the earlier stated end-of-2013 projection, and it will put the LTE network on par with the carrier's 3G coverage and make it the biggest LTE network in the U.S.

AT&T Discounting iPad $100 with Two-Year Contract

10:04 PM, Nov. 8th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

iPad with AT&T logo

AT&T is getting set to offer a US$100 discount on tablet devices, including the LTE iPad, when sold with a two-year data plan contract. This would be the first time an iPad has been subsidized by a carrier, a tactic that has been applied to iPhones and other smartphones for years.

Apple Argues to Add Android Jelly Bean, Samsung Galaxy Note to Lawsuit

8:22 PM, Nov. 6th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple and Samsung in the scales of justice

Apple argued in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in San Jose, California, that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system should be added to an existing lawsuit against Samsung. The company also sought to add the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to the suit, claiming that it too infringes on Apple's patents.

Apple Lawsuit Against Google Tossed By Wisconsin Judge

8:48 PM, Nov. 5th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple and Motorola logos in the scales of justice

Apple's lawsuit over the library of patents Google acquired when it purchased Motorola Mobility was set to go to trial in Madison, Wisconsin today. That is, until District Judge Barbara Crabb threw out the lawsuit just hours before the trial was scheduled. She dismissed the case based on her concerns that she did not have the authority to hear the claims.

Newly Announced iPads, iPad minis in Short Supply

8:55 PM, Oct. 30th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple Store screenshot showing iPad shipping delays

The online Apple store is now showing a 1-week delay in shipping for the 4th generation iPad. The delay applies to all colors and configurations of the device. The iPad mini, introduced just a week ago, also sold out quickly and has been showing a 2-week delay in shipping since Monday morning.

Apple Raises Min Price in Euro App Store Revamp

8:15 PM, Oct. 26th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

iTues in Europe

Apple revamped Euro App Store pricing Friday morning, raising the minimum price of app in the process. The lowest price tier increased from  €0.79 to €0.89, now roughly US$1.15, and the company cited changes in currency exchange rates as the reason for the change.

BlackBerry Loses Another U.S. Agency, Immigration & Customs

8:25 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

BlackBerry phone with prohibited symbol

After eight years, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is parting ways with Research In Motion's BlackBerry and moving to iPhones. The switch will involve devices for 17,600 employees and US$2.1 million. ICE said BlackBerry "can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency."

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Having your market disrupted can hurt, and RIM and Nokia both have been struggling. RIM has been able to count on strong support in corporate and governmental IT departments, but that support is eroding.

Construction of Oregon Data Center Gets Underway

7:59 PM, Oct. 19th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple has begun construction on its Prineville, Oregon data center. They purchased 160 acres of land  in February for US$5.6 million for such a facility. The first phase of construction will be for a 338,000 square-foot building that could be the first of two at the location.