Augmented Reality standard in its final stage

Having been on board with Wikitude almost since day one, I’ve seen a number of changes within the augmented reality field. With the ever increasing advancements in mobile and web technologies, augmented reality has grown leaps and bounds in just a few short years. And as with any technology that advances at such a rapid…

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DEAR APPLE: I’m Leaving You

Ed Conway (@edconwaysky) is the economics editor for Sky News and the author of The Real Economy. He recently wrote a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook explaining why he was done with the company. Ed gave us permission to reprint his letter via an email from his new Samsung. Dear Tim, There’s no easy…

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Samsung Sues Apple Over iPhone 5, Allowed to Sell Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung is suing Apple over claims that the iPhone 5 infringed on its patents. The Korean electronics giant filed the lawsuit in a U.S. court Tuesday, Reuters reported. “We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights,” Samsung said in a statement. Last month, court documents…

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Maps on smartphones: Lost

The criticism heaped on Apple shows the growing importance of cartography. … Maps are becoming important strategic terrain. They are more than an aid to getting from A to B. Apps based on location—to summon a taxi, say—need maps inside them. Digital maps can include countless layers of information, plus advertisements from which money can…

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Wrong turn: Apples buggy iOS 6 maps lead to widespread complaints

By Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson Apple has a maps problem. The major new feature of the company’s new iOS 6 mobile operating system is a new mapping module developed by Apple itself — a replacement for the Google-supplied maps that have been standard on the iPhone since it debuted in 2007. It is a…

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Motorola asks ITC to ban every Mac, iPad, and most iPhones

The International Trade Commission voted yesterday to investigate Apple for patent infringement allegations launched by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility. As expected, Motorola is asking for import bans on just about every iOS device, including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. What might be surprising is that Motorola is also asking for a ban on every type of…

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