Apple Files Lawsuit Against Samsung

first_imgApple is aiming to stop Samsung’s “illegal conduct”, and is after compensation for the alleged damages caused by Samsung’s products.In mid-March, Apple opened a case against Amazon, citing their use of the term “app store” as confusing and misleading to Apple customers, according to Apple representative Kristin Huguet. Apple states that Samsung is impeding on a variety of their patents, including the trade dress of Apple products (and packaging) and trademarked icons used in Apple technology. The complaint says, “The copying is so pervasive, that the Samsung Galaxy products appear to be actual Apple products—with the same rectangular shape with rounded corners, silver edging, a flat surface face with substantial top and bottom black borders, gently curving edges on the back, and a display of colorful square icons with rounded corners.” Apple is set to enter the courtroom yet again with another Android contender; this time, Samsung is the subject of Apple’s complaint.In a complaint filed officially on April 15th, Apple Inc. brings up several points against Samsung (which represents collectively Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC), specifically Samsung’s Galaxy line of smart phones and tablets.The complaint shares the following grievances, “Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple’s innovative technology, distinctive, user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple’s valuable intellectual property rights. …Samsung has made its Galaxy phones and computer tablet work and look like Apple’s products through widespread patent and trade dress infringement. Samsung has even misappropriated Apple’s distinctive product packaging.”last_img read more

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News Notes From WCTV Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television has seen a Podcast explosion in 2019. Have you noticed?Let me start with the quick explanation on podcasting. Podcasts are like radio, but you listen to it on-demand. They are typically a series with a common theme. You can listen to WCTV podcasts through the WCTV App, Soundclound and through the Apple Podcast App. Just search for WCTV. We also list them on our website at currently has nine podcast series being produced inside our podcast studio. Two of those are driven by WCTV staff. But the other seven come from residents who are interested in sharing their stories, their insights and their interests. If you’re new to podcasting, or very familiar with the platform, I invite you to check out these series from Wilmington producers. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this sort of widespread creativity in our studio.“Namaste with Renee” is the newest series. Renee Marcou has been spending hours in the studio over the past month putting together her program, which talks a lot about finding your inner peace.“Quick Health Concepts” with Dr. Leslee Quick is all about healthy living. Her first two podcasts talked about cannabis and its applications in health, with specific mentions of CBD and how it’s different than marijuana.“Fresh Perspectives” from Caroline Buckley is produced in partnership with the Substance Abuse Coalition and deals specifically with substance use and recovery.“Minding Your Business” with Amy LaMarche invites local business owners to come in and talk about their industry and offer tips for potential customers. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s all about educating the consumer.“TaP: Teens and Parents” features the mother-son combo of Erica and Connor Marchant. This series delves into issues that families face. The most recent episode was all about social media use and the internet in general.“Mark’s Musings” is one of our longest-running podcasts from producer Mark Ryan. Mark interviews authors in a very conversational setting.“Now This With the North Nurse” is on summer break. But these short clips from Jane Ferrara and Heather Peachey deal with healthy concepts at school. Usually complete with sound effects!“How To Make a Memory” isn’t produced in our studio. But we wouldn’t feel right leaving Jen Tierney’s podcast off this list. Her Wilmington-based series is all about making memories with the ones you love.I mentioned at the beginning that we also have a pair of staff-produced podcasts. At the top of the list is Bridging the Digital Divide, WCTV’s award-winning podcast produced by staff member Lisa Kapala and Brad McKenna from the Wilmington Memorial Library. If you often feel like technology is leaving you behind, this series will get you caught up. We also do a monthly “Member Spotlight” featuring one of our WCTV members.Do you want to join the list of Wilmington podcasters? WCTV will train you on the equipment and host your series on our account. Contact Lisa Kapala at to learn more. If nothing else, please check out an episode. You might be surprised at what you hear.(NOTE: The above announcement was submitted by WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”WCTV Wants To Help YOU Launch Your Own PodcastIn “Community”PODCAST: Listen To Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition’s New PodcastIn “Videos”last_img read more

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir review Dhanush starrer opens to positive

first_imgThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.PR HandoutAfter getting appreciated in film festivals, Dhanush’s Hollywood debut movie The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is hitting the screens in India, the US and many other countries on Friday, 21 June. The Ken Scott-directorial film is a comedy-adventure film in which Dhanush plays the role of a trickster and magician.Dhanush’s film is the screen adaptation of French novel The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe. The story of the movie revolves around an Indian named Ajatashatru Lavash Patel and his adventures after setting off his journey to find his father.Canadian filmmaker Ken Scott has directed the movie, which also has actors like Bernice Bejo, Gerard Jugnot, Erin Moriarty and Barkhad Abdi in the leads. The movie has hit the screens in France on 30 May.The Dhanush-starrer has already won the Ray of Sunshine Award at Norwegian International Film Festival and it bagged an award for best comedy in Barcelona Sant-Jordi International Film Festival.Reviews: The movie, which is being dubbed in Tamil by the name, Pakkiri, had a special screening for the press in Chennai. The critics have given thumbs up for the flick. Their response to the movie can be read below:Rajasekar: #Pakkiri – Watchable feel-good drama which belongs to @dhanushkraja who charms each and every character in the film and the audiences alike. Thanks to @ItsAmitTrivedi ‘s score and songs, the dubbed version got the Indian spirit. #Pakkiri is the kind of a film which you watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon with all the kids in your family for the moral message and the feel-good factor. More than theatrical run, I think this film will be repeated in TV channels often. #Pakkiri – Watchable feel-good drama which belongs to @dhanushkraja who charms each and every character in the film and the audiences alike. Thanks to @ItsAmitTrivedi ‘s score and songs, the dubbed version got the Indian spirit.Ramesh Bala: #TheExtraordinaryJourneyOfTheFakir / #Pakkiri [3/5] : The screenplay justifies the title.. A feel good entertainer.. Solely depends on the charm/screen presence of @dhanushkraja His acting is excellent.. Good supporting cast, music.. Nice locations.. A fun 100 min rideKaushik LM: Saw the Fakir Tamil dub #Pakkiri – A light, breezy, feelgood fantasy story, with the adventures & misadventures of the lead character. Shot across Europe. @dhanushkraja brings all his charm to the fore Decent music, short runtime. Just timepass! Will appeal to kids particularlylast_img read more

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KMC faces difficulties to carry on beautification

first_imgKolkata: The recent central rules barring civic bodies from using MPLAD funds for renovation or beautification of waterbodies have posed difficulties for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation to carry on undertaking such works.A rejuvenation work for a large pond under the Green City project at the confluence of ward 92 and 104 in the city has been stalled because of this restriction.It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress MP Jogen Chowdhury has recently allocated Rs 60 lakh from his MPLAD funds for renovation of the pond located near Sahid Nagar Bank Plot area. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”We had planned to take up renovation of the pond with priority. But the central directive prevented us from doing so. These funds have been diverted to the civil department of the Roads section under the KMC for road repair and similar activities,” said Swapan Samaddar, Member Mayor-in-Council (Environment).He added that the proposal seeking funds from the state government for renovating this pond has been forwarded. “We are hopeful that as this waterbody comes under the Green City project, we will get the requisite funds soon,” Samadder said. It may be mentioned that the KMC has taken up the renovation of as many as 37 waterbodies in the city under the Jal Dharo Jal Bharo project. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedWork for renovation of some of these ponds have already started, while the tender for the remaining ones has already been floated. Under the Green City project, 159 waterbodies in the state will be renovated with a budget of around Rs 45 crore in 5 years. The KMC has started encouraging people, particularly the local unemployed youth to take up fish farming in the ponds that they have already renovated. “Our aim is to rope in the local unemployed youth to take up fish farming in these ponds. We hope that this will help us to bring down the tendency to fill up waterbodies for commercial purposes. It will also help in increasing fish production and supply to the local markets will also keep the price in check,” Samaddar said. It may be mentioned that Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, a few days back at a KMC programme, had expressed his concerns over integration of MPLAD funds in various projects with the Centre directing that MPLAD funds cannot be utilised through clubs or similar organisations even in welfare projects.last_img read more

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Why Apples Video That Imagines a World Without Apps Makes Me Sad

first_img To open its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple showed a video that imagines what the world would be like if people suddenly lost access to all the apps on their iPhones. In short: pure chaos.In the three-minute spot, people lose the ability to navigate roads and cause accidents, one crazed woman hands out selfies and a couple actually swap faces by visiting a plastic surgeon. Funny, right? The point of the video was to show that the world, and of course Apple, needs developers to make the little programs that now dominate our lives.But watching the video, I couldn’t help but feel that it’s a fairly accurate portrayal of our increasing dependence on our pocket computers. According to data from Pew Research Center, 77 percent of Americans own a smartphone, and seven in 10 are on social media. And if you think that this trend is just linked to millennials, think again: Nielsen found that people between the ages of 35 and 49 spend an average of six hours and 58 minutes a week on social media, compared with six hours and 19 minutes for 18- to 34-year-olds. Those over 50 only spend an average of four hours and nine minutes a week on social media.Related: Feeling Depressed? Stay Off Instagram and Watch YouTube Instead.A different study, by the Royal Society for Public Health, revealed that 91 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds use the internet for social networking, and found a connection between social media use and increased rates of anxiety, depression and poor sleep. It points out that rates of anxiety and depression have increased 70 percent in the past 25 years (which is longer than smartphones have been ubiquitous). The organization is calling for social media companies to introduce “heavy usage” warnings on their platforms.”Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, and is now so entrenched in the lives of young people that it is no longer possible to ignore it when talking about young people’s mental health issues,” RSPH Chief Executive Shirley Cramer said in a statement accompanying the findings.For many people, the smartphone in their hand is an extension of themselves. They just wouldn’t be them without it. And that’s what this Apple video brings to light.But if you find this video speaks to you on a deeper level, do yourself a favor and take a break from technology every once in a while. Turn your phone off, explore the world without any help and resist that urge to take a picture and share it. And hey, maybe learn to navigate with a map. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min readcenter_img Register Now » June 6, 2017last_img read more

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Virgin Trains say they will run most trains as union announces strike

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA train operator has said it will attempt to run as many trains as possible as a railway workers union announced six 24 hour strikes over the course December and January. Rail Union RMT, which represents non-driver staff at Virgin West Coast including managers, catering and others, announced the strike as part of an ongoing pay dispute with the railway operator. The Virgin Trains West Coast franchise runs trains to Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe and Stafford to destinations including Manchester, London and other major cities. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Our members on Virgin West Coast are striking for workplace equality and workplace justice. “All our members are demanding is a suitable and equal offer to that given to drivers to buy out their claim for a reduction in the base working week. “We have made it clear to the company that the inequality and underhanded approach of Virgin will be fought tooth and nail. We will not accept our members being dealt with less favourably than others. “The message needs to get through to Sir Richard Branson on his luxury island retreat in the sunshine that those who are financing his lifestyle through their hard graft have had enough and are prepared to fight for justice in their workplaces. “The union remains available for talks.” Read MoreHeavy frost and temperature won’t get much above freezing all tomorrow Phil Whittingham, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the west coast, said he felt Virgin had made ‘generous’ offers to RMT staff – and that the operator aimed to minimise disruption to passengers. He said: “The RMT leadership is attempting to cause disruption when many will want to travel by train to spend time with loved ones. “We have explored a generous 3.6% pay increase, however the trade union’s leadership is insisting on 4%, double the two percent average increase seen across the UK this year. Read MoreCity council leader to step down due to failing eyesight “We know how important it is for friends and families to get together over the festive season, so we will keep the majority of our trains running with fully-trained staff onboard and at stations. We remain open to continuing talks with the RMT.” The six following six strikes are set to take place between: • 0001 and 2359 Friday December 15 2017 • 0001 and 2359 Friday December 22 2017 • 0001 and 2359 Friday January 5 2018 • 0001 and 2359 Monday January 8 2018 • 0001 and 2359 Friday January 26 2018 • 0001 and 2359 Monday January 29 2018last_img read more

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