HTC loses key patent battle: How does it affect you?

by Roger Cheng  December 20, 2011 11:17 AM PST Could HTC phones like the Evo 3D be banned from the U.S.? Probably not. (Credit: Josh Miller) Apple scored a legal victory yesterday over HTC, albeit a limited one. The International Trade Commission, a federal agency with the power to enforce bans on products shipping to the U.S., ruled that HTC infringed upon one...

A looming clash between Intel Corp. (INTC)and Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) will take center stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

A looming clash between Intel Corp. (INTC)and Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) will take center stage at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas, with both chipmakers seeking to control the future of mobile devices. Qualcomm Chief Executive Officer Paul Jacobs will demonstrate notebook computers based on his company’s chips on Jan. 10, highlighting a push into...

Misconceptions About iOS Multitasking

Monday, January 2, 2012 at 12:09PM There is one iOS “tip” that I keep hearing and it is wrong. Worse, I keep hearing it from supposedly authoritative sources. I have even heard it from the lips of Apple “Geniuses” in stores. Here is the advice – and remember it is wrong: All those apps in the multitasking bar on your iOS device are...

Thin ‘Ultrabook’ Laptops Pose Stylish Challenge to MacBook Air at Lower Prices

Intel Corp.’s crusade to redefine the personal computer is entering a crucial phase, as a new breed of sleek skinny portables jostle with tablet-style devices and smartphones for consumer attention. A host of companies are using next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off entries in a new category called Ultrabooks, a term the...