Samsung sues Aussie patent office over Apple

Samsung sues Aussie patent office over Apple
Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner in an attempt to force a review of documents key to its ongoing power struggle with mobile phone rival Apple. The Korean giant filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court seeking a judicial review of four patents it alleges were inappropriately granted to the American firm between 2009 and 2010. Samsung claims the patents were granted…

Federal judge cancels Google-Apple patent trial

Federal judge cancels Google-Apple patent trial
A federal judge cancelled a scheduled June 11th trial between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility over patents related to mobile phones and tablets. The judge is expected to dismiss the case as neither of the firms are able to prove damages. US circuit judge Richard Posner in Chicago said on Thursday (June 7th) that each company's case should be dismissed with prejudice. This means it…

Samsung Galaxy S3 could be banned by Apple

Samsung Galaxy S3 could be banned by Apple
Apple has filed a new claim against Samsung in Australia in the hope of banning the sale of its latest flagship device the Galaxy S3. It previously took action in Australia to ban the Galaxy Tablet and it has now taken strides against the Korean company with a filing to the Australian Patents Office. Apple claims that Samsung has infringed on its interface patents and…

Sell my mobile: Nokia introduces additions to Asha Touch range

Sell my mobile: Nokia introduces additions to Asha Touch range
Nokia has taken a further step towards connecting its customers to the internet with the launch of three new mobile phones to its Asha Touch range. The new devices - the Nokia Asha 305, 306 and 311 - further expand upon the Asha range, which were first introduced in October 2011. These latest handsets have been designed to provide a rich smartphone-like experience to consumers,…

Mobile handsets are a “life partner”

Mobile handsets are a “life partner”
Mobile phone handsets contain so much valuable information that they are often considered to be "life partners" by their users.According to University of Canberra associate professor Amanda Gordon, most Aussies can be classed as "zoo keepers". This means that they use smartphone apps several times a day and generally use them to keep the personal relationships ticking over.Most commonly, zookeepers check emails, update their social…

Sell my mobile: Nomophobic drivers at greater risk

Sell my mobile: Nomophobic drivers at greater risk
Young people that can't put their mobile phones away are putting themselves and other motorists at greater risk when they get behind the wheel.The latest figures from the AAMI Younger Drivers Index found that people are less likely to drink-drive or speed on Australian roads but are increasingly distracted by their phones when in the car.It found that nomophobia - the fear of being without…

S3 perfect for Aussie accents

S3 perfect for Aussie accents
The eagerly-anticipated S3 could be the phone which is the perfect fit for tech-savvy Australians. According to the International Business Times, those disappointed with Apple's Siri system will find that Samsung's S-Voice alternative will be more responsive to their commands. The news provider said Siri had problems when confronted with an Australian accent and often users complained that voice prompts would not work. However, S-Voice…

Facebook to launch new mobile phone

Facebook to launch new mobile phone
Social networking giant Facebook is set to launch its own mobile phone by next year, revolutionising the way in which people stay connected. Just a week after the company's less than stellar start on the stock exchange comes reports that it is beefing up its engineering staff to bring out a Facebook smartphone in 2013. New York Times cited unnamed sources suggesting that the firms…