Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Licensing, Seeks To Block iPhone And iPad Sales

 Ericsson, the pioneering wireless technology company that holds many patents related to cellular network connectivity, has filed suit against Apple both with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Dis…

CrunchWeek: YikYak Vs. Spam, VCs Funding Coffee, Big Steps For Science Tech

crunchweek-4-3 Another week in tech has come and gone, bringing a fresh crop of stories for us to talk about on CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to talk about some of the most interesting news of the past seven days. This time, Sarah Buhr, Josh Constine and I gathered around the big white table to talk about Josh’s big story on YikYak’s controversial methods… Read More

Apple Patents A VR Headset For iPhone

apple vr headset Apple has been awarded a patent by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) for a head-mounted virtual reality set that uses an iPhone as the display and computing component. The patent describes something similar to both Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR, but with an insert built specifically to accommodate an iPhone, and with an optional remote that could be used to control the VR… Read More

Apple’s iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012

Apple Moscone Apple, in its flush of new, bigger iPhone 6 handsets, has been selling record numbers of its older and newer model smartphones in the last few months, and now it’s passed another significant milestone: it has managed to overtake sales of Android devices in the key market of the U.S. for the first time in three years.
According to figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the market… Read More

How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

connectedcar Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The Internet of Things is changing all that. The IoT-enabled “connected car” turns the vehicle itself into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services that offer consumers a wealth of benefits including enhanced safety and… Read More

The PERI Duo Battery Case Does Double Duty As A Wi-Fi Speaker

PERI Duo The PERI Duo is an iPhone battery case for the frequent entertainer — those who go out with friends and find that they’re the one stuck hooking their phone up to a speaker and doing some impromptu DJing. Read More

iPhone 6 Plus Sales Boost Apple’s Market Share in Asia As Samsung Continues To Struggle

iphone-6-plus-touch-assist The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have helped grow Apple’s market share to record levels in Asia, says a new report by Counterpoint Research. Globally, iPhone sales grew 26 percent year-over-year in November 2014. Read More

Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

Edge comparison, 2011 MacBook Air and 2012 iMac It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time — allowing the company’s marketing department to crow about thinner flagships that also pack more power and boast better screens, or both. Read More