Mac News: How Apple ended the iPad trademark saga: A timeline
“The two sides have reached an agreement after mediation. Apple Inc. has transferred $60 million to the requested account.” With those two sentences, posted in Chinese on the Weibo microblogging site by the Guangdong High People’s Court, the three-year battle over Apple’s (AAPL) rights to use the iPad trademark in mainland China came to an end.
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Technology News: Gartner: Consumers Will Drive Huge Growth for Cloud Storage
Consumer use of cloud computing will ramp up over the next few years, according to research firm Gartner, Inc., which recently predicted consumers will store 36 percent of their digital content in the cloud by 2016. This compares with a mere 7 percent of consumer data housed in cloud storage in 2011. Consumers’ increasing desire to share content and use multiple devices is driving this trend, Gartner said.
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Programming News: Browsers are the new IDE for Web Development
The concept of self-replication, or the ability for something to create another version of itself has always been rather alluring. We see it everywhere in the organic world, animals give birth to the same animal, plants to the same plant. So it’s genuinely exciting when we find artificial systems capable of such complexity.
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Other News: Windows Phone 7 was doomed by design, Microsoft admits
Microsoft’s consolation prize to anyone who owns a current Windows Phone is a new homescreen landing in an update known as Windows Phone 7.8. It’s best described as a sweetener to coat the bitter truth that anyone who’s shelled out for a Windows Phone in the last 20 months isn’t getting the big upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Bitter because Microsoft knew this schism was coming all along but kept Windows Phone buyers in the dark.
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