Microsoft?s Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have one thing in common – the implementation of Windows Live Tiles. I find the idea of Live Tiles to be a fascinating one, as you get to know what is going on in real time at a glance on your handset without having to actually fire up the app or program. Unfortunately for Microsoft, they seemed to have hit a speed bump this time around as a smaller operating system technology designer will be bringing Microsoft to court, citing that the software giant actually copied its technology for use in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
SurfCast filed a complaint yesterday in a U.S. District Court in Maine, touting that Microsoft infringed one of its four patents — No. 6,724,403 — by “making, using, selling, and offering to sell devices and software products” covered by SurfCast’s patent. Among these include mobile devices that operate on the Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems, in addition to PCs which run on Windows 8/RT. We await with bated breath as to how Microsoft will handle this particularly sensitive situation.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Folders for Windows offers more freedom in Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be released on February 29th,
Nokia is pretty proud of the work that they have done so far when it comes to the kind of cameras in their Windows Phone-powered range of Lumia handsets, and it seems that the future will bring more of the same. It does look as though Nokia is going to concentrate fully on the imaging aspect of their smartphones as a differentiating factor should the consumer wonder just which mobile operating system they should jive with. There is also the possibility of utilizing the 41-megapixel camera technology that is found in Nokia’s 808 PureView in a future Windows Phone.
A Nokia executive said, “Our ambitions are to bring more and more of that technology to the Windows Phone platform.” I guess you have heard it from the horse?s mouth here, so be prepared to be a full fledged shutterbug sometime down the road as better and better cameras get incorporated into upcoming Lumia models from the Finnish phone company. Are you rocking to a Lumia handset now and are more than happy with its camera’s performance?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 for AT&T arrives at the FCC, Verizon Lumia 822 leak a possibility,
Superheroes who cannot fly do need a cool ride of their own – after all, if you are going to be dressed in spandex and wear your underwear on the outside, turning up at the battle scene via public transport is not going to impress anyone, is it? Kia Motors America and DC Entertainment have teamed up to work on five custom cars which have been inspired by the superhero members of DC Comics? Justice League.
Each Justice League character will have their very own specific Kia vehicle that wil be based on the personality and attributes. Constructed by the skilled folks over at West Coast Customs of Corona, Rides magazine and Super Street magazine, each of the rides will boast of custom artwork by comic book artist Jim Lee. For instance, the Flash Forte Koup sports an airbrushed red, orange and yellow paint scheme for its exterior paint, while the front end features a heat shield that has been painted in a way as though it looks like it is bursting through the sound barrier. Superman don?t need no car as he flies, though.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: NetherRealm Announce DC Fighting Game and Trailer ? Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung and Kia to integrate the Galaxy Tab 10.1 into the K9,
Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 share the same name, that is, it is better known as Jelly Bean among smartphone users of the Android variety. For folks who had taken a gander at what Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is able to offer, you would surely have noticed the spanking new gallery and camera options, right? If patience is not exactly your best trait, then you will have to thank ?dmmarck? who posted on Android Central’s forums the Android 4.2 camera app that will run on the Galaxy Nexus which has Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean in tow. Do bear in mind that there is a Photo Sphere bug lurking around somewhere, but other than that, it seems to buzz smoothly like the factory version. Folks who are not too familiar with the inner workings of Android might run into some issues during the installation process, so it would be best to have the resident Android expert hanging around before you install it.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.2 Preview with the Google Nexus 4, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announced with Photo Sphere camera and gesture typing,
We don’t usually write about task management apps, especially when they are lame and boring. But this one has definitely earned its rightful place in today’s sea of productivity apps. If you love the Clear to-do list app on your iPhone, brace yourself because its developers are planning to launch the app soon on the Mac. On its official blog, Realmac announced that its Clear app for the Mac will be available on November 8th for $14.99.
Mac users who are eager to try the 5-star app can expect full keyboard navigation for quick and complete access, gestural interface built for trackpad, and the option to store their lists on the iCloud. “With Clear for Mac, we wanted to spearhead a new design direction for Mac UI that focuses on simplicity. Featuring nearly all the gesturally-driven interactions from Clear for iPhone as well as a complete set of keyboard shortcuts, Clear will revolutionise the way you interact with your Mac,” said Dan Counsell, the founder of Realmac.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Fantastical Mac Calendar app updated with iCloud reminders, WinOnX runs Windows apps on your Mac,
Apple’s video calling software application known as FaceTime is a strong selling point in today’s tough consumer electronics industry. But the tables could turn, now that the Cupertino-based tech behemoth is receiving a blow out of the water. A Texas-based firm called Intercarrier Communications (ICC) has just filed a patent complaint against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly violating its 6,985,748 patent. The patent being questioned is called “Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience.”
The patent, as described, involves subscriber to subscriber messages that are routed between carrier’s networks using an inter-carrier messaging module with appropriate MIN/carrier/carrier routing look-up capabilities. In short, ICC is claiming that Apple’s FaceTime and Messages apps on iOS and OS X are infringing their own patent. Patently Apple reported that ICC has filed several lawsuits against other companies as well including MobiWeb, Inerop Technologies, BroadSoft, and Iris Wireless. Intercarrier Communications is seeking an award for the damages that Apple has allegedly caused. Apple declined to comment about the complaint.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Dutch court rules in Samsung's favor in patent infringement case with Apple, Apple wins against Motorola in Germany over "rubber banding" patent,
One lucky Apple customer in France has just received a pre-ordered iPad mini ahead of the official launch. French website iGen.fr was able to post the first ever actual images of the iPad mini from the reader who reportedly pre-ordered the tablet through French reseller Darty. Even more interesting is the report that other resellers such as Auchan have also received the shipments.
Judging from the image above, you can clearly see that the package arrived with a Lightning cable on it. Also, the packaging hasn’t really changed that much when compared to other iPad models. Unfortunately, as the images on the site are suggesting, it is still unclear whether or not a 5W power adapter and Apple’s new EarPods are included in the package. Guess we’ll have to find it out soon on Friday, November 2nd.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Natural Sapphire Company releases $700,000 iPad mini case, New parody video targets Apple's new iPad mini,
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Today, Pearltrees launches its 1.0 version with Pearltrees Premium, with a membership fee of $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year that gives access to privacy settings. Before, all your Pearltrees were publicly published on the web.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Pearltrees for iPhone, Tingle: Mobile Dating App To Launch in The US,