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Samsung sues Australia’s patent office over Apple IP

Samsung sues Australia’s patent office over Apple IP

Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner in the hope of forcing a review of key Apple patents, arguing that the protected technology was outside of the scope of the patent office's powers. The four patents - which variously cover gesture-unlocking, photo management, list scrolling and document handling - were all granted between 2009 and 2010, ITNews reports, with Samsung claiming that they duplicate existing innovation patents already in the Australian system.

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Australia to test ‘tour guide robot’

Australia to test ‘tour guide robot’

If you thought navigating through crowded museums was a hassle right now, just wait until you have to watch out for speeding robots that people are able to control from anywhere in the world. Okay, so that's kind of a sign of where the future may lead, but for now, the idea of bringing in a robotic creature into an Australian museum will have a tepid presence, and its accessibility will be limited to school children.

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Spotify now available in New Zealand and Australia

Spotify now available in New Zealand and Australia

In a not all that surprising move from Spotify, they've continued their global assault on our eardrums with an invasion of a couple new spaces: Australia and New Zealand! Right here in these two new locations you'll find a wholly unique experience as, Australia gets its own launch of a Triple J app for access to a swath of new hits on the Triple J Hitlist as well as local Hottest 100 countdowns. Both new regions also have their very own welcome playlists that'll usher in this new Spotify age in style.

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Red PS3 comes to Australia too, still not in US

Red PS3 comes to Australia too, still not in US

Assumedly after successfully selling a red version of the PS3 in the UK earlier this year, Sony has decided to further expand the availability of the bold-looking version of its console. Unfortunately for those in the United States, that expansion is still not making its way to the 50 states. Instead, Sony thought it be a good idea to peddle the special edition PS3 in the land down under. It's going to Australia.

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iPad demands Australia speed up

iPad demands Australia speed up

Down on the lower half of the globe in Australia, Apple is defending its iPad's own "4G" naming convention with no less a defense this week than saying that, in fact, 3G is 4G. How on earth could 3G be not 3G but 4G instead, you might ask? As it turns out, the term "4G" isn't as hard and fast a name as one might expect - in fact, the group literally responsible for deciding what makes a data service get a name it deserves might have provided Apple with the backing it needs all the way back in 2010 - watch out Australia!

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Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple's attempts to negotiate a settlement with the Australian competition watchdog have failed, with the two organizations unable to agree over allegedly misleading iPad 4G branding. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had accused Apple of confusing customers by referring to the LTE support in the cellularly-enabled version of the new iPad, when in fact the LTE only works in North America. The argument saw the two end up in mediation but, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, they failed to come to an agreement.

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Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google has received a spanking from Australian regulators, with the search giant deemed responsible for advertisers who use AdWords to promote themselves in a misleading or deceptive way. The company must develop a "compliance program" to vet new advertisers, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, after losing an appeal in the Australian Federal Court earlier today. Google will now be forced to ensure adverts can't link to one site while seeming to represent a different one, among other things.

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Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Australia's consumer rights watchdog has detailed exactly what it expects of Apple to temporarily rectify the 4G confusion, though reports suggest the new iPad maker could have escaped legal intervention completely had it not argued over the exact wording of the LTE clarification. The Cupertino company faces the possibility of one or more penalty charges of up to $1.15m apiece; however, it's suggested that Apple might have bypassed a hearing on liability in which it may be charged with breaking Australian law, had it heeded warnings from the ACCC prior to the new iPad hitting stores.

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