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Apple granted patent for page-turn animation

Apple granted patent for page-turn animation

If you've been a long-time iOS user and also read your fair share of ebooks, then you'll know that Apple implemented a pretty cool page-turning animation when reading ebooks, meaning that sliding your finger across the screen to go to the next page resulted in the page actually turning, just like it would with a real book. And finally, USPTO has granted Apple the patent for that animation.

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Apple closes at five-month low, shares down 20%

Apple closes at five-month low, shares down 20%

Concerns have been voiced lately about Apple's happenings, such as the company's changes in management, Foxconn's continual difficulty in keeping up production levels for the iPhone 5, and a slowdown in earnings growth. Despite the recent announcements and launches of the iPhone 5, the iPad mini, and the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, among others, Apple still closed today at the five-month low of $558. This comes in contrast to the company's all-time high of $705.07 back in September.

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Apple seeks to add Galaxy Note 10.1, Android Jelly Bean to Samsung lawsuit

Apple seeks to add Galaxy Note 10.1, Android Jelly Bean to Samsung lawsuit

The Apple and Samsung patent wars have reached the point to where mentioning the ongoing battle is almost cliche. Now, adding to the chronicles is Apple's latest move, wherein it states that Samsung is violating its patents with the Galaxy Note 10.1. In addition, the fruit-logo'd company is also seeking to have Android Jelly Bean added to its current lawsuit against the Korean company.

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Wisconsin tosses Apple vs Motorola court battle early

Wisconsin tosses Apple vs Motorola court battle early

It would appear that the courts in Wisconsin do not have a taste for gadget wars as this week they've been reported to be tossing out the Apple vs Motorola case that'd be brewing for some time. This update has not been commented on by Apple, but Motorola has been vocal in their glee that the case is no more, making sure to be clear that they do still want to reach a resolution with Apple in one way or another. This case - and the results even after dismissal - remains rather important as Google now owns Motorola, making this essentially a case between two larger titans.

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Google contemplates patent antitrust settlement

Google contemplates patent antitrust settlement

We reported last Friday about a potential antitrust lawsuit that the FTC was looking at slapping Google with over patent violations. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating potential antitrust claims regarding Google for over a year. Recently, it started poking around the way Google handled the patents it received when it bought Motorola, and now it seems Google is considering a settlement.

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