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Supreme Court dismisses appeal based on warrantless phone search

Thief using a stolen mobile phone

It's hard to forget a name like Quartavious Davis, but let us remind you anyway: he was sentenced to 162 years in prison with no possibility of parole for a number of armed robberies in Miami. His target locations included big name outlets, such as Walgreens and Wendy's. Now, the Supreme Court's nine justices have rejected the appeal he filed -- based on the fact that feds obtained his phone data without a warrant -- to overturn his conviction. As you may have guessed, authorities used his phone data as evidence in court, showing that his device connected to cell towers near the target locations when they were robbed to make and take calls.

Source: Reuters

School and nonprofit customers stop Sprint from shutting down WiMAX


Sprint announced back in 2014 that it will shut down its WiMAX data network today, November 6th, 2015. That's not going to happen now, though, because a Massachusetts court has put a stop to the carrier's plans, according to Recode. Judge Janet Sanders has decided that Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen -- groups that provide WiMAX connection to schools and nonprofit organizations -- have been able to at least show that they can prove shutting down the network completely constitutes a breach of contract on Sprint's end.

Source: Recode, Mobile Citizen (PDF)

Apple sued over iOS 9’s eagerness to chew up cellular data

WiFi Assist on an iPhone 6

Not happy that iOS 9's WiFi Assist feature is quietly gobbling your iPhone's cellular data for the sake of boosting your WiFi performance? You're not alone -- and you might get compensation for your troubles. A California-based couple has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Apple of doing too little to warn iPhone owners about WiFi Assist's data use. Allegedly, the guide it posted in response to concerns about the feature doesn't cut the mustard. It "downplays" the kind of overage charges you could rack up after upgrading to the newer iOS revision, according to the complaint.

Via: Slashdot

Source: AppleInsider

Jury rules Apple owes $234 million for University of Wisconsin patents

Apple Unveils New IPhones at Cheaper Price to Combat Rivals

Apple's loss of a patent infringement case to the University of Wisconsin could turn out to be a costly one, as a jury ruled today that it owes the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation $234 million. The technology at issue is used for A7, A8 and A8X processors (found inside the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 series, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, Apple TV 4 and other devices), and is supposed to increase efficiency. Apple told Reuters that it plans to appeal the ruling, but had no further comment. It had argued that WARF deserved a total fee of less than the $110 million Intel paid in a settlement over the patents, but the jury decided differently. While it can certainly handle the financial hit ,the trouble may not stop there -- WARF has also filed a lawsuit against Apple for its new A9 CPUs that are inside the new iPhone 6s family and iPad Pro.

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Source: Reuters

ITC finds that Samsung and Qualcomm didn’t violate NVIDIA patents

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

NVIDIA's first patent lawsuit campaign isn't exactly going according to plan. The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung and Qualcomm aren't infringing on NVIDIA's graphics patents. The judge rejected two of the patent claims outright and deemed a third patent invalid. There's still a chance that the ITC will rethink its decision following a review in February, but this steals a lot of the thunder out of NVIDIA's legal war -- Samsung and Qualcomm aren't facing a looming government sales ban that could force them to settle the civil dispute. NVIDIA says it's still "confident" that it'll emerge triumphant, but that may be putting on a brave face despite ... especially when Samsung's counterattack is still underway.

Via: Reuters

Source: NVIDIA

Latest Apple appeals court win may require Samsung to change its devices

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The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that Apple is entitled to an injunction that would bar Samsung from using its patented technology in its devices. The decision could force the Korean manufacturer to change certain features on its smartphones and tablets.

At the heart of the matter is 3 software features that Apple has patented: slide-to-unlock on a device’s touchscreen, the automatic correction of spelling errors, and quick-linking, which allows a user to do things like tap on a phone number within a body of text to place a call.... Read the rest of this post here

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Apple threatens to sue Tidal over Drake performance [updated]


Apple threatened to sue rival streaming service Tidal over Drake’s appearance at Lil WeezyAna Fest, reports the New York Post. The festival, which took place in New Orleans on Friday night, is put on by Drake’s friend and record label associate Lil Wayne, and the proceeds go to his charity.

According to The Post, lawyers were called in because the event was being streamed via Tidal, and Drake has an exclusive deal with Apple Music. That deal is said to be worth as much as $20 million, which is what Apple threatened to sue Tidal for if he or his music appeared on the live stream.... Read the rest of this post here

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Official: Samsung stole trade secrets from TSMC

Apple A9 (mockup 002)

Samsung lifted trade secrets from rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), the world’s #1 independent semiconductor foundry, Taiwan’s top court has ruled.

According to a report published Wednesday by Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes, the court has determined that Liang Mong-song, a former senior director of research and development at TSMC, revealed TSMC’s trade secrets and patents related to its advanced FinFET process technology to Samsung Electronics.

The report makes no mention of Apple, but the connection couldn’t be clearer: Samsung might have been able to leverage the stolen secrets to win orders for Apple’s next-generation ‘A9′ processor. Prior reports have posited that both Samsung and TSMC got to build Apple’s A9 chips on the advanced 14-nanometer FinFET process technology which uses entirely new three-dimensional transistors.... Read the rest of this post here

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Court denies Samsung’s latest appeal request in ongoing patent case

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The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Samsung’s request to reconsider the court’s decision to uphold damages awarded in its patent infringement case, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The damages amount to more than $400 million.

This is just the latest turn in what seems to be a never-ending patent case between Samsung and Apple. In 2012, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s patents and awarded the iPhone maker $1 billion in damages, which has since been cut in half.... Read the rest of this post here

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Apple and Nike work out settlement terms for FuelBand lawsuit

Nike is ready to pay up to get a two-year-old FuelBand-related class action lawsuit off its back. The case filed back in 2013 against Nike and Apple claimed that there were some "false and/or misleading statements" in the wearable's ads about its ability to track calories and steps accurately, as well as breach of warranty. While the companies maintain that they did nothing wrong, Nike has decided to settle the issue -- it's now offering class members a choice between a $15 cash payout and a $25 gift card redeemable in its US, Puerto Rico and online stores. Apple, which stopped selling FuelBand and other wearables earlier this year, won't be shelling out a single cent.

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Source: Nike+ FuelBand Settement