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Apple won more than $1 billion in a massive US court victory over Samsung on Friday, in one of the biggest patent cases in decades.

A jury in San Jose, California awarded $1.049 billion to the US tech giant, according to reports from the courtroom.

How the jury came down on both companies. Samsung devices: the Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Fascinate, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S, Exhibit, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, Nexus S 4G, Gem, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • The jury found no infringement by Apple on any of Samsung’s utility patents.
  • The jury found that Samsung infringed on patents for ’381 “bounce back” scrolling functionality on all devices.
  • On the ’915 patent, relating to one finger to scroll, two to pinch and zoom navigation, all but three Samsung devices (Ace, Intercept and Replenish) infringed.
  • For Apple’s ’163 patent (tap to zoom) all Samsung devices except Captivate, Indulge, Intercept, Nexus S 4G, Transform and Vibrant infringed.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s new iPad will be thicker and heavier than the iPad 2 because it features a bigger, more powerful battery.
Even with a bigger battery, the battery life of the device stays the same: about 10 hours. That’s because Apple has quadrupled the screen resolution, which in turn requires more computing power.
Apple revealed the device Wednesday at an event in San Francisco. Read More

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For the last 3 Months, Apple Net’d $46.33 billion in total with $13.06 billion earnings! That is damn Near Double from the Same time last year, and they’ve grown by 26%. Here are the products they sold to make that kinda money GWOP:
37 million iPhones, 15.4 million iPads, 15.4 million iPods and 5.2 million Macs, 1.4 million. That’s Just in the last 3 months. Imagine What Apple’s gonna Do Next Year this time!!! Full press release after the jump.
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Alabama-based rock band One Like Son wanted to challenge themselves when they returned to the “studio” to record their third album after a 10-year music hiatus. So on Jan. 1, 2010, band frontman Stephen Poff vowed to spend the year recording a new set of songs solely with iPhone track apps.

“I feel this is one of our best sounding recordings,” Poff said. In the past, Poff recorded two albums the traditional way – in a studio using condenser microphones, hard disc systems, amps, cables, patchbays and other accessories.

According to Poff, recording tracks using only applications was much more difficult than he anticipated. His previous iPhone-recording experience only involved experimenting on basic four-track applications that allows users to record, then overlay four tracks of music to play together.

The 11-track album was finished right before the new year on Dec. 31, 2011. Read More

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According to Mashable, Chinese toy company In Icons plans to begin selling Steve Jobs (founder of Apple & Pixar) action figures in February for $99.

For the 12-inch Jobs action figure, In Icons teamed up with Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer Dragon In Dreams, with whom they co-created a popular Barack Obama action figure back in 2008. Would u buy a Steve Jobs Action figure?

Checkout more pics after the jump. Read More

Singsong

The Digital Era has arrived. You no longer need to carry around big keyboards and drum sets in order to play instruments and be a musician.  Check out video of song created completely with iPad apps (MadPad, Magic Fiddle, Magic Piano, Garageband, etc.) costing a total around $100 bucks. This is by no means a substitute for the real deal or a Dr. Dre beat created on a MPC 5000, but it will open a door for maybe a Digital Music genre?  Who will be the first rapper to release an iPad album?   Checkout more Digital Music Videos after the jump.

All instruments recorded by iPad apps!
Used in this song: Animoog, MadPad, Magic Fiddle, Magic Piano, iSynPoly, ReBirth, GarageBand, Alchemy, iElectribe.

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Grand Apple store

Apple’s largest retail store is under construction in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. It takes up an entire mezzanine level at one end of the grand hall. Currently, the construction site is boxed up and draped in black, they added a large digital sign with lettering that flips just like the signs showing the latest trains and tracks above the ticket booths.

The store was supposed to open in time for Black Friday, but now it looks like it won’t be ready until December 9. When it does open, it will be the largest Apple store in the world, with 23,000 square feet and 300 employees.

 


The Daily News reports:

Apple revealed it has a staggering $81.5 billion of GWOP in cash in the bank, according to reports.

That’s more  GWOP money than the United States government according to documents.

The tech giant disclosed parts of its 10K filing earlier this week, claiming it has 13.2 million square feet of building space, employs 60,400 full-time workers and made more than $37.5 billion in GWOP cash profits during the last fiscal year.

But Chief Executive Tim Cook said that money is not “burning a hole in his pocket” and that he wasn’t going to do “silly things” with it.

Cook, who took over for Steve Jobs in August, told investors in a call Wednesday he was in no hurry to decide what his company will do with the money.

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