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Apple copied Chinese design for iPhone 6

Submitted by: Odio @ 07:13 AM | Friday, June 17, 2016 | (url: http://www.fudzil...)

Court ruling means it could face a ban

Apples Chinese troubles deepened after a court decided that it had stolen the design for the iPhone 6 from a local smartphone maker.

The court has told Apple to stop flogging the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus after ruling that the smartphones copied the design of a handset made by an outfit called Baili.The Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled this week that Apple and its Chinese distributor Zhongfu Telecom infringed the patent of Shenzhen-based Baili. Baili is suing Apple for copying the design of its 100C smartphone.

According to the ruling the smartphones are so similar that users cant tell the difference until they see the price tag of course. The Tame Apple Press is fuming claiming that the 100C looks like every other Android smartphone on the market and they all copied Apple.

The court disagreed saying that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have minor differences from Baili's 100C. The differences are so tiny that the average customer could not notice. So this case falls into the patent rights protection category.

Baili won an injunction that could have forced Apple to remove the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from the shelves in China. Apple has appealed against the ruling in a higher court, which allows the firm to continue selling the iPhone 6 line until that court makes a decision on the case.

Things have not been going well for Jobs Mob behind the bamboo curtain. Its Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store have been banned and its iPhone sales have not been going well. Apple had hoped that sales in the massive Chinese market might save its bacon. Had Apple not done this itself with the whole "rounded rectangle" case, we might have been more sympathetic.

Google responds to Steve Jobs; Nexus One Gets Mutlitouch

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:16 AM | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

Not 24 hours after Steve Jobs told his minions that Googles Dont Be Evil mantra was B.S. (or crap depending on who you listen to) Google answers by pushing out an Android update to Nexus One users that includes multi-touch (and other Android goodness).

Google, up until yesterday, left multi-touch off its U.S. Android phones, presumably in deference to Apples multi-touch patent.

It was also rumored that Apple asked Google not to release multitouch in the U.S. to avoid the IP aggression weve seen it take against Palm for including multi-touch in the Pre.

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Man hurt by 'exploding iPhone'

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:33 PM | Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | (url:

A French security guard said Tuesday he had received a faceful of glass when the screen of his iPhone exploded, the second such reported incident in France.

Yassine Bouhadi, a 26-year-old supermarket watchman from the southeastern town of Villevieille, said he was typing a text message on Monday afternoon when the screen exploded.

Bouhadi, who says he was hit in the eye with a glass shard, said he was "very angry" and planned to consult a doctor and file suit for damages.

Apple Downplays Fiery iPod Incidents

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:57 AM | Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | (url: http://www.kirotv...)

An exclusive KIRO 7 Investigation reveals an alarming number of Apple brand iPod MP3 players have suddenly burst into flames and smoke, injuring people and damaging property.

Its an investigation that Apple has apparently been trying to keep out of the public eye.

It took more than 7-months for KIRO 7 Consumer Investigator Amy Clancy to get her hands on documents concerning Apples iPods from the Consumer Product Safety Commission because Apples lawyers filed exemption after exemption. In the end, the CPSC released more than 800 pages which reveal, for the very first time, a comprehensive look that shows, on a number of occasions, iPods have suddenly burst into flames, started to smoke, and even burned their owners.

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Apple Patch Day: 67 Vulnerabilities Fixed

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:41 PM | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

On the same day Microsoft shipped a bundle of patches for gaping holes in its PowerPoint software, Apple followed suit, dropping a monster Mac OS X update to correct 67 security vulnerabilities.

The sudden Apple Patch Day also included a patch to cover a trio of flaws in the Safari Web browser (Mac OS X and Windows).

iBotnet: Researchers find signs of zombie Macs

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:03 PM | Thursday, April 16, 2009 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

Malware hunters at Symantec have discovered a direct link between a malicious file embedded in pirated copies of Apples iWork 09 software and what appears to be the first Mac OS X botnet launching denial-of-service attacks.

Writing in the current issue of Virus Bulletin (subscription required), researchers Mario Ballano Barcena and Alfredo Pesoli found two malware variants OSX.Iservice and OSX.Iservice.B using different techniques to obtain the users password and take control of the infected Mac machine.

Macbook gets Hacked in Seconds

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:34 AM | Friday, March 20, 2009 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

Charlie Miller has done it again. For the second consecutive year, the security researcher hacked into a fully patched MacBook computer by exploiting a security vulnerability in Apples Safari browser.

It took a couple of seconds. They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine, Miller said moments after his accomplishment.

The contest kicked off at exactly 3:15 PM and, within seconds, Miller launched his drive-by attack and claimed the $10,000 top prize. He also got to keep the MacBook machine.

Secunia: Firefox buggier, but issued fixes quicker

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:37 PM | Friday, March 6, 2009 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

Firefox had 115 reported flaws in 2008, nearly four times as many as every other popular browser, and nearly twice as many as Microsoft and Apple combined.

However, the report found that Mozilla was quicker to patch Firefox's flaws that were disclosed publicly without vendor notification compared with Microsoft. These "zero day" vulnerability disclosures contain information that can be used by attackers to write exploits for the flaw.

Microsoft took 110 days to issue patches for the two most serious flaws, while it took Mozilla an average of 43 days to address its three flaws, Secunia reported. One of the IE vulnerabilities remained open for 294 days in 2008, according to the report.

Apple now "encourages" antivirus use for Mac OS X

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:18 AM | Tuesday, December 2, 2008 | (url: http://www.applei...)

After years of jabbing Microsoft for the seeming need to run antivirus software on Windows, Apple has quietly posted its own recommendation for similar security with its own operating system.

The knowledge base article, posted roughly a week and a half ago, doesn't go so far as to say the software is necessary but still advocates "widespread use" of more than one antivirus package to minimize security risks.

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Apple finally sues Psystar

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:04 PM | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Apple's adventures with Mac clones had at best, mixed results, and Steve Jobs quickly ended the program in 1997 after his return as CEO. While a company named Psystar ignored that memo when it decided to release its own unofficial Mac clones earlier this year, there's no way it's going to miss Apple's latest memo, which came in the form of a just-uncovered lawsuit filed earlier this month.

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iPhone 3G officially announced.

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:12 PM | Monday, June 9, 2008 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

Apple hopes to launch in 70 countries this year. 8GB is available for $199, 16GB for $299 -- and the 16GB comes in white. Apple will be hitting the 22 biggest markets, including the US, on July 11th.

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Apple's Mighty Mouse Challenged In Court

Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 10:23 AM | Thursday, May 22, 2008 | (url: http://www.inform...)

Man & Machine, maker of computer peripherals, filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit on Tuesday against Apple and CBS. This action arises from Apples use and proposed continued use of the trademark Mighty Mouse in violation of M&Ms rights in its own Mighty Mouse trademark, the complaint states. Apples use of the Mighty Mouse trademark takes place under color of an agreement with CBS purporting to license such use.

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Amazon becomes #2 in digital music sales

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:48 PM | Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | (url:

Amazon's (AMZN) MP3 store - which sells only songs without copy protection - has quietly become No. 2 in digital sales since opening nearly six months ago. That's even though Apple (AAPL) dominates digital music with its iTunes Store (the second-largest music retailer in the world, after Wal-Mart) (WMT) and its hugely popular iPod.

The push for copy-protection-free music began nearly a year ago, when Apple and major label EMI shocked the industry by announcing a landmark arrangement to sell 150,000 songs without digital rights management (DRM) software. It was the first time a major label had agreed to such terms.

Apple's Mac had more security flaws than Windows in 2007

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:53 AM | Wednesday, December 19, 2007 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

So this shows that Apple had more than 5 times the number of flaws per month than Windows XP and Vista in 2007, and most of these flaws are serious. Clearly this goes against conventional wisdom because the numbers show just the opposite and it isnt even close.

Also noteworthy is that while Windows Vista shows fewer flaws than Windows XP and has more mitigating factors against exploitation, the addition of Windows Defender and Sidebar added 4 highly critical flaws to Vista that werent present in Windows XP. Sidebar accounted for three of those additional vulnerabilities and its something I am glad I dont use. The lone Defender critical vulnerability that was supposed to defend Windows Vista was ironically the first critical vulnerability for Windows Vista.

Apple releases 31 Patches

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:53 AM | Tuesday, December 18, 2007 | (url:

Monday's patches included a whopping 31 updates for the Apple operating system. The Mac OS X patches fix components ranging from the Address Book and iChat software to under-the-covers operating system components such as ColorSync, the IO Storage Family, and the Perl, Python and Ruby programming languages.

Most of these flaws theoretically could be exploited by attackers to run unauthorized software on the Mac, although some of them had other security implications, such as allowing an attacker to gain access to sensitive information or download files to the computer without authorization.

These updates are for the Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 operating systems, known as Tiger and Leopard, respectively.