Intertrust Sues Apple, Charging Patent Violations

Intertrust, a company that nabbed a huge settlement over patents in a lawsuit with Microsoft nearly a decade ago, has turned its focus to Apple, suing the technology giant on Wednesday and charging infringements of its security and content protection …Find out more from New York Times (blog)



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Apple and Samsung’s Watch War is Bogus

Apple and Samsung have apparently become embroiled in a watch war. Samsung just announced that it is, in fact, working. Elgin pocketwatch (Photo credit: Wikipedia). on a smartwatch, and a few suspiciously well-placed leaks have all but confirmed that …Find out more from Forbes

Apple workers unlikely to see any of company’s massive cash surplus

(Local university students and labor rights activists carry mock iPhones during a protest outside an Apple store in Hong Kong Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The protesters were demonstrating against allegedly harsh labor practices facing workers who are …Find out more from MSNBC

Apple hired a ‘bozo,’ tech journalist Gruber says

All of this makes it somewhat surprising that Apple has decided to hire former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch as a vice president of technology, especially because Lynch was one of Flash’s most prominent public defenders during Adobe’s spat with Jobs.Find out more from Fox News

Apple sued for alleged security patent infringement

Intertrust, a company that received hundreds of millions from Microsoft over a patent infringement case in 2004, is now suing Apple. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company announced today that it has filed a patent infringement suit (PDF below) for 15 …Find out more from CNET

Apple’s $137 billion burns a hole in someone else’s pockets

“For more than a year, there has been a high-profile debate over what Apple should do with its enormous cash reserve, now amounting to $137 billion. The proposals have been curiously one-dimensional, with a nearly exclusive focus on how the reserves …Find out more from Fortune (blog)

Apple iOS 6.1.3 fix contains another lock screen bypass flaw

Summary: The latest Apple iOS software fix, designed to fix a nasty bug in which unauthorized users could bypass the lock screen and access user data, contains yet another major flaw. Zack Whittaker. By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | March 20, 2013 …Find out more from ZDNet

Adobe and Apple: Allies and rivals through the ages

Apple and Adobe have a long history of both agreement and opposition. They’ve been closely linked since the early days of desktop publishing, often with complementary product lines and common customers, but they’ve also often wrestled for the upper …Find out more from CNET

Defense Dept. reportedly in deal for more than …

Defense Dept. reportedly in deal for more than 600K iOS devices. Apple will supply the Pentagon with iOS devices as part of a new contract, a new report says. Josh Lowensohn. by Josh Lowensohn. March 20, 2013 3:00 PM PDT Follow @Josh. iPhones lined …Find out more from CNET

Galaxy S 4 Could Help Samsung ‘Unseat Apple as King of Innovation’

There are strong opinions on both sides of the argument regarding just how innovative Samsung’s next-generation flagship phone really is, but one recent report suggests the Galaxy S 4 could be the start of shift that sees Samsung “unseat Apple (AAPL …Find out more from Fox Business

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Apple’s Hiring of Kevin Lynch Questioned Amid Concerns Over His …

Following yesterday’s news that Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch will be leaving to join Apple as vice president of Technologies,…More By Eric Slivka

Samsung Gets a Head Start on Apple With Smart TVs

Looks like a “smart” watch isn’t the only product Samsung is will challenge Apple in this year — they’re also launching smart TVs.More Top News and Analysis (pro)

Sony and Philips-backed Intertrust sues Apple over security and …

Apple is the target of a new patent infringement suit filed today by Intertrust—a company backed by Sony and Philips that has licensed its patents to many companies in the past including Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, HTC, Motorola, and others.More By Jordan Kahn

John Gruber On Apple Hiring Adobe’s CTO – Business Insider

He titled his post: “Exhibit A in the Case That Newly-Hired Apple VP of Technology Kevin Lynch Is a Bozo, a Bad Hire” and he linked to a Lynch blog post on Adobe Flash. When the iPad was launched in 2010, Apple did not support Flash, …More By Jay Yarow

DRM Firm Sues Apple After Patent Talks Flop – AllThingsD

On Wednesday, the digital rights management pioneer slapped Apple with a broad patent infringement suit that encompasses most of its products and services. Filed in federal court in Northern California, the suit alleges infringement of 15 …More By John Paczkowski

Other stuff around the web on Apple

Apple is Losing The War – Of Words | Monday Note

Besides its ads, Apple says very little, confident numbers will do the talking. This no longer works as others have seized the opportunity to drive.Read more here.

About iOS 6.1.3 Software Update – Apple

About iOS 6.1.3 Software Update. This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode …Read more here.

Adobe’s CTO leaving the company and heading to Apple — Tech …

The move to Apple is tinged with a bit of irony considering the bad blood between the two companies.Read more here.