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Apple flings patent lawsuit against HTC (again)

Plus, the coming trends in mobile malware and Microsoft WWPC rumours

July 12, 2011

Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

The Register

Rik Myslewski looks at the giant’s latest legal battle.  

“If you’re feeling a wee frisson of déjà vu, that’s understandable. Apple sued HTC in March 2010 for patent infringement, alleging violation of Apple-held patents covering user interface, hardware, and ‘underlying architecture’. That case was filed both with the USITC and in US federal court against the manufacturer of such Android-based phones as the Sensation,Wildfire S, Desire S, and ChaCha, and the Android-based Flyer tablet.”

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Report: Mobile malware to affect more than 1 in 20 devices within 12 to 24 months

ZDNet

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports on the near future of mobile security.

“… Google’s Android platform is a ‘fraudster’s heaven’ because the ‘security architecture is not currently up to the challenge’ given the ‘ease of generating powerful fraudulent applications and the ease of distributing these applications.’ Also highlighted is the fact that there are no effective controls over the app submission process and that this allows malware into the Android Market.”

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Top six rumours at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

The VAR Guy

The VAR Guy looks at rumours surrounding the company’s future.

” 3. Lync Summit?: Microsoft may launch a dedicated conference for Lync, the unified communications and collaboration platform. Nothing is official yet. But the Lync partner management team is mulling the conference idea…”

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