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#1 Ktk_

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:26 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5...kyline=true&s=i

Er, have fun reading it all, there are two positions.

1) Apple is a douche.
2) Apple is defending its property.

I personally believe both. But really, barring all phones from using anything remotely related to "slide to unlock" which is already ubiquitous among all cell phones?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:44 PM

Apple: Pioneers of Elitist Bastardism.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:48 PM

I'm going to copyright a rectangle rounded shapes, nothing may be rectangle and rounded.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:07 PM

simple solution: spin to unlock.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:42 PM

simple solution: spin to unlock.


fap to unlock brilliant idea man


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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:40 PM

So um, what was stolen/copyrighted?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:42 PM

So um, what was stolen/copyrighted?

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guessing from Ktk, i think Apple's 'slide to unlock' thing.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:14 AM

*cough*
Is Hormel suing over the word spam again?
*cough*
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:10 PM

Good luck suing a company that's been making phones since before you ever dreamed of making phones.

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#10 Ktk_

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:52 PM

So um, what was stolen/copyrighted?

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Up to 20 patents, says Apple.

Here's the breakdown.
http://www.engadget....tent-breakdown/

Some of the infringements are (tl;dr)
"Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image"

"Touch Screen Device, Method, And Graphical User Interface For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics" aka touchscreen UIs

"Object Oriented Multitasking System and Object-Oriented Operating System"

"Message protocol for controlling a user interface from an inactive application program"

"Real-time signal processing"

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:23 PM

Um, those things seem like pretty come for touch screen phones. How can you sue over concepts? Maybe if the program used to run those concepts were the same but the concepts themselves? o.O




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