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Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple owns the patent on a rectangle with rounded corners

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Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

I guess we can expect a new round of patent infringement suits to come from Apple shortly. Apple has been granted a patent on the design of the original iPad this week. Yes, Apple was able to patent a rectangle with rounded corners.

The patent was filed in December of 2010 and was granted recently. Considering just about every tablet out there uses a rectangular design with rounded corners I can only imagine Apple is ready to go trolling. “This design patent gives Apple no new advantage, because no one is out there trying to market an iPad lookalike,” said Lea Shaver, Associate Professor with Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law. “It’s not a game changer. It’s just a little bit of positive news in an otherwise bad week for Apple, between the Wisconsin dismissal and the mishandling of the UK apology.”


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These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

Source: The Business Insider

Timeful is an intelligent take on a popular issue: time management. The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits. "We’re fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource we have, and we don’t have the tools t ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 1 hour ago


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Office 365 News Round-Up

Source: Office Blogs

OneNote is one of the great apps you get with your Office 365 subscription. OneNote lets you capture your ideas, write, sketch or type your thoughts, and easily organize everything in one place. You can even clip links and web pages, insert photos and videos, embed tables and attach files. During the past two weeks, we made OneNote even better, adding four major updates to OneNote for Mac, OneNote for iPad and OneNote for iPhone, and making One Note available for Kindle Fire and the new ...
Source: Office Blogs   Full article at: Office Blogs 3 hours ago

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Facebook tells its iOS users to continue expecting app updates every 4 weeks

Source: 9to5Mac

If you’re an avid Facebook user on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the social networking giant has some good news for you. In yesterday’s 13.0 update, Facebook informs users that app updates with speed and performance enhancements will be arriving every four weeks. That’s about monthly. New features and other enhancements will come along the way, Facebook says, and those changes will be noted appropriately. Facebook seems to want users to get the latest iOS app up ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 5 hours ago

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Sequential celebrates its first birthday with a $500 giveaway

Source: Digital Spy

The iPad app celebrates its first birthday with a draw for $500 wort ...
Source: Digital Spy   Full article at: Digital Spy 7 hours ago

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Use a toothpick to clean out your iPhone

Source: CNet

iPhone or iPad not charging? The lightning port may be clogged. Here's how to clean it out with basic household ...
Source: CNet   Full article at: CNet 7 hours ago

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AlphaDigits Top Rated Apps for July 2014

Source: MacMegasite

Long Island, New York – Mobile app review publisher, AlphaDigits has named the top rated apps for July 2014. AlphaDigits names five top class mobile apps every month based on the reviews published in the website during the particular month. This website has now released the names of top rated mobile apps for the month of July. Animals: Educational Kids Game (5/ 5): Animals: educational kids game is a unique kind of ...
Source: MacMegasite   Full article at: MacMegasite 7 hours ago

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Appidemic: Moshling Rescue! for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Source: AppleTell

What is it? Moshling Rescue! is a match-3 game where you swap tiles to put three of the same kind next to each other either in a row or column. When you get stuck and need help, there are power-ups and bonuses that you can buy with real money or earn by completing objectives. How does it work? If you’ve played other match-3 games, there is a lot that will be familiar to you, such as having to make matc ...
Source: AppleTell   Full article at: AppleTell 9 hours ago

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Martha Stewart absolutely loves her civilian drone: amazing or creepy?


In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Martha Stewart claimed that one of her new “favorite things” was a small, civilian drone. She said she used the drone to photograph her property and you can watch all of the footage in real time on your iPad (there’s an app for that!). Some people noticed this detail, and the New Yorker wrote a satire piece about Martha’s drone-lovin’. But the joke’s on everybody, bec ...
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Apple again changes iPhone 6 launch date, report says

Source: The Business Review - Albany

The launch date for Apple Inc.'s next-generation iPhone has been set back a month, making October a busy month for the company as it is expected to release a batch of products that includes a new iPad, iOS 8 and potentially the long-awaited iWatch. One unnamed source that didn't indicate the source of its knowledge pegged Oct. 14 as the new launch date, MacRumors reported. It isn't clear ...
Source: The Business Review - Albany   Full article at: The Business Review - Albany 12 hours ago

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The Standeazy Review

Source: Cool Smart Phone

Has it really been two years since we took a look at the original Standeazy ? Apparently it has. Luckily some things haven’t changed. The new version is still the size of a credit card and I’m still dashingly handsome, which is good. The older version of the Standeazy was made from relatively thin plastic. It worked well, but needed a bit of “oomph” as there was a tendency to bend when larger handsets were put into the stand. Now the new version has that adde ...
Source: Cool Smart Phone   Full article at: Cool Smart Phone 14 hours ago

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