When an Apple iPhone user switch to a Samsung Android smartphone but his friends still have their iPhones. When those friends send an SMS, the former iPhone user (which have an Android) doesn't get them because his friends iPhones are still trying to communicate via iMessage.
iMessage cannot send an SMS to a number that isn't an iPhone anymore (lol). The problem is pervasive enough that a former iPhone user has started a lawsuit against Apple, and hopes to take it to class-action status.
Well, a solution is found (sort of), It turns out that Medical science may hold the key to iMessage sending to other platforms, check the photo below...
According to a tweet from @evleaks, the LG G Flex 2 is coming in the Middle of Q1 next year (2015), It's said to include a feature even more "unique" than the self-healing back cover that graced the current LG G Flex.
So what might be that unique LG G Flex 2 feature ? Late last year, we passed along a report that LG was going to make the LG G Flex 2 bendable at a 90 degree angle, somewhat akin to a clamshell handset. We probably will also see a bump up in resolution to 1080 x 1920, or a small drop in screen size from the 6 inches on the original model.
The current combination of a 6 inch, 720 x 1280 resolution display, results in a 245ppi pixel density. If LG goes to a 1080p resolution on a 6-inch screen, the combination would be similar to what is found on the Nokia Lumia 1520, which is a respectable 368ppi pixel density.
Some of the carriers around the workd has just starte offering 4G services in their regions. Well, Japanese carrier NTT DocoMo is already developing the 5th Generation Mobile Network (5G), Samsung and Nokia will participate in the Test of this 5G Network. Samsung announced that 5G would be ready for the public by 2020 and we will starting to see 5G devices in the market by 2021.
The testing will involve the usefulness of running 5G speeds on high frequency bands above 6GHz. 5G involves data-transmission at a high-speed of 10Gbps, which is 1000 times the capacity of current 4G LTE. The test will determine how well this frequency will support 10Gbps, even if a large number of devices are trying to connect to the network at the same time, in a small area.
NTT Docomo will begin testing 5G this year, inside at its R&D Center in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. Outdoor trials will begin next year.
The world's most popular messaging app is Now blocked by Iranian authorities. WhatsApp, recently acquired by Facebook, was a key avenue for people to communicate with friends and relatives inside and outside Iran, but Iran's Committee on Internet Crimes has ruled.
What reason could there be for this? It's Mark Zuckerberg's fault apparently. Because he is an American who now owns WhatsApp, it must be stopped. The messaging service joins WeChat, which was banned last year.
"The reason for this is the assumption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg," said Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the aforementioned internet crimes committee.
The jury in the Federal patent trial between Apple and Samsung on Friday concluded that Samsung must pay Apple an amount of $119.6 million. Most experts had expected a higher damages total considering that the devices involved in this case were more current than the ones involved in the first trial.
The jury concluded that Samsung infringed on Apple's '647 data tapping patent, which deals with saving data on your device, and then calling it up and using it later. The jury also ruled that Samsung did not infringe on the '959 patent or '414 patent. The latter deals with syncing data. The infamous '721 "slide-to-unlock" patent, was found to have been infringed on by some Samsung devices, like the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. The jury also computed the damages that Samsung owed for infringing on Apple's (172 Autocorrect patent). Judge Lucy Koh had already ruled that Samsung had infringed on that patent and the jury only was asked to decided the amount of the damages.
"This outcome feels like a defensive victory for Samsung, but not a particularly shocking one. With Google directly involved in developing the allegedly infringing software, Apple's claims that Samsung blatantly copied the iPhone never rang true." - Brian Love, assistant professor, Santa Clara University of Law. "