Posts made in February, 2018

Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

By on Feb 10, 2018 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

Image copyright AFP Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content. But it said the leak had not...

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The Mobile Apps That People Regret Using

By on Feb 9, 2018 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Photo by Taylor Grote People use Grindr, Two Dots, and Reddit of their own free will. But they don’t really feel good about it, according to a joint survey by the mobile app Moment and the Center for Humane Technology. Moment asked its users how they felt about the amount of time they spent on different apps. (The question isn’t whether users regret ever touching...

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Google got slapped for abusing its power in India

By on Feb 9, 2018 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

India’s anti-trust watchdog Feb. 08 fined US-based search giant Google (pdf) Rs1.36 billion ($21 million), or about 5% of the average total revenue from its India operations, for “search bias.” The Competition Commission of India (CCI) focused on Google’s commercial flight search function. The box, which advertisers can pay to be featured in, is usually displayed...

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Why Buying An iPhone In India Just Became Even More Expensive

By on Feb 8, 2018 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Apple has announced that it will increase the cost of iPhones in India by an additional 3% while also raising the prices of other device parts and accessories. The price hike is the second one since December and is effective immediately the company has announced. India is already one of the most expensive places in the world to purchase an...

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China’s first court decision on GUI design patent infringement narrows avenues for protecting software

By on Feb 8, 2018 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

Patent protection for software in China is fairly strong, and as this blog has chronicled over the last few years it has gotten stronger still. But when it comes to the design and look of software, and how users interact with it, a recent Beijing IP Court ruling suggests creators may face an uphill battle in asserting their rights against copycats. Graphical user...

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