Mon July 30, 2012

Samsung Fight Among Many In Apple's Patent War

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 7:01 am

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S (left) and Apple's iPhone 4 are displayed at the headquarters of South Korean mobile carrier KT. Apple claims some of Samsung's designs violate its patents.
Ahn Young-joon AP

An epic battle between the two biggest smartphone makers begins Monday in a federal district court in San Jose, Calif., where computing giant Apple is asking for more than $2.5 billion from rival phone maker Samsung for patent violations.

The suit would be the most expensive patent violation in history, and it's just one front in Apple's war against phones running Google's Android operating system.

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Mon June 11, 2012
All Tech Considered

Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 11:44 am

Zooey Deschanel appears in an iPhone 4S Siri commercial.


Mon June 4, 2012
All Tech Considered

Game Review: 'Beat Sneak Bandit' Has A Rhythm From The Past

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 5:44 pm

The look of Beat Sneak Bandit was inspired by the work of Saul Bass, whose style was synonymous with the beatnik era.

For much of the past decade, music video games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero have let millions of aspiring rockers live out their dreams of stardom, waving fake instruments and mimicking their favorite music icons. Jamin Warren, founder of killscreendaily.com, says iPhones and iPads have inspired game designers to re-imagine the music game.

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Fri June 1, 2012

Pre-Paid iPhones Coming To Denver

The Apple iPhone 4 32GB
Yutaka Tsutano Flickr/CreativeCommons

If you're looking to get an iPhone but don't want to sign a yearly contract, Cricket will begin selling prepaid iPhones in Denver and other cities around the country starting later this month.

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Thu May 24, 2012
All Tech Considered

Travel Apps That Help You Pack, Explore, And Enjoy The Scenery

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 5:59 am

An image from a demo of the Stuck on Earth app, which Lauren Goode of All Things D calls "a photographer's dream."
Stuck on Earth

Mobile phones and tablets have put a world of information at our fingertips, even when we're on the go. It would seem natural, then, for smartphones to help make traveling easier and more fun.

But not all apps are created equal — so Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep sought advice from Lauren Goode, a senior editor at All Things D, where she recently reviewed travel apps. Here are some of the tips Goode discussed with Steve:

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