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Apple to Pay University US$234m for Patent Infringement

Not too long ago Apple was involved in disputes with Samsung regarding patent infringements.  Now the company has lost a case against the University of Wisconsin for using patented microchips in its devices.

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New Apple Bug Could Crash Your Apple Device Via Text

Apple recently found a bug that causes iPhones to crash when receiving a message containing a certain string of text with Arabic characters and symbols. It was first reported by Apple News on May 26th. The malware was originally believed to only affect iPhones, but updated reports show that no Apple product is immune and the bug can crash your iPad, Apple Watch or Mac computer as well.

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Will Oracle’s JavaScript be Boycotted?

Google’s use of the JavaScript platform to programme their Android operating system was challenged by its creators Oracle, who wants to sue the company for not paying a licensing fee. Surprisingly, the Obama administration sides with Oracle.

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Apple HomeKit vs. Samsung

Apple Inc will release its Apple HomeKit functionality next month allowing users to control their home devices with their iPhones and iPads.

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Dubsmash Takes Over Social Media

Dubsmash is taking lip syncing to a new level by allowing users to make short videos of themselves together with their favourite songs, commercials, movie quotes or sound clips.

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Blackberry Sweden to Shut Down Resulting in 150 Job Losses

Blackberry may close its doors in Sweden.  The Toronto-based company announced that negotiations are underway with trade unions regarding the 100 jobs which may be lost as a result.

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Huawei’s P8, P8max – Good Prices and Specs for Developing Nations

Huawei’s launch of the P8max smartphone in London officially introduced a reasonable mobile phone for the budget conscious user.

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Microsoft Office Mobile for Android Fails to Meet Consumer Standards

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android is a limited free app that can’t do much. This has resulted in negative consumer sentiment arising from Android users.

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Apple Watch Has Mixed Reviews Before Release

24 April 2015 will mark the commercial release of the Apple Watch, the company’s first new technology release since the Steve Jobs era. The piece of tech that is supposed to take the wearable genre to the next level, has garnered mixed reviews, to say the least.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Releases at Vodacom SA with Good Prices

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be released on Friday, 10 April 2015. Armed with new specs, it is set to break new record sales for the Samsung Electronics Co.

Co-CEO Shin Jong Kyun is confident that the positive feedback from the market for the Samsung Galaxy S6, including good reviews, will result in record sales for Samsung.

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