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Motorola’s $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced iPhone with the push of a button

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Motorola Mobility just announced the availability of the Keylink, a Bluetooth-powered fob that helps you find your misplaced keys or smartphone.

Compatible with devices running iOS 7.1 or higher, this $25 accessory can ring up your iPhone from up to 100 feet away. If you happen to lose your keys, you can also use the Motorola Connect app to page the Keylink.

With a reasonable price point, this compact device might be worth picking up, especially if you’re the forgetful type.

Of course iPhone users with iCloud enabled have access to Find My iPhone which allows you to ‘ding’ your missing phone from another device, but Motorola’s Keylink will come in handy if you’re caught without your phone or another device.


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Motorola’s $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced iPhone with the push of a button

keylink-launch

Motorola Mobility just announced the availability of the Keylink, a Bluetooth-powered fob that helps you find your misplaced keys or smartphone.

Compatible with devices running iOS 7.1 or higher, this $25 accessory can ring up your iPhone from up to 100 feet away. If you happen to lose your keys, you can also use the Motorola Connect app to page the Keylink.

With a reasonable price point, this compact device might be worth picking up, especially if you’re the forgetful type.

Of course iPhone users with iCloud enabled have access to Find My iPhone which allows you to ‘ding’ your missing phone from another device, but Motorola’s Keylink will come in handy if you’re caught without your phone or another device.


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Samsung and Apple agree to end all patent disputes outside of the United States

Men pose with Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4 smartphones in photo illustration in Zenica

Samsung and Apple just announced that they have agreed to drop all patent suits against each other in countries outside the United States, Bloomberg reports. The two companies will drop suits against each other in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, the U.K., France and Italy. This agreement does not include any licensing agreements, though. This has no effect on United States battles either.

In a joint statement, the two companies had the following to say:

“Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States. This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts.”

Apple and Samsung have slowly been making peace with each other recently. In June, the two companies agreed to drop their appeals a patent infringement case. Google and Apple also agreed to drop all patent suits involving Motorola Mobility in May. In 2012, Apple secured a $1 billion victory over Samsung in the United States, but despite this, disputes have continued between the two companies.


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Samsung and Apple agree to end all patent disputes outside of the United States

Men pose with Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4 smartphones in photo illustration in Zenica

Samsung and Apple just announced that they have agreed to drop all patent suits against each other in countries outside the United States, Bloomberg reports. The two companies will drop suits against each other in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, the U.K., France and Italy. This agreement does not include any licensing agreements, though. This has no effect on United States battles either.

In a joint statement, the two companies had the following to say:

“Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States. This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts.”

Apple and Samsung have slowly been making peace with each other recently. In June, the two companies agreed to drop their appeals a patent infringement case. Google and Apple also agreed to drop all patent suits involving Motorola Mobility in May. In 2012, Apple secured a $1 billion victory over Samsung in the United States, but despite this, disputes have continued between the two companies.


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Apple in talks with Samsung to settle all future patent disputes out of court

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with Apple and Samsung logos as he poses with a Samsung Galaxy S4 in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica

Korea Times (via Fortune) is reporting that Apple and Samsung are in talks designed to settle all future patent disputes out of court. FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller believes that a settlement will be reached “very soon.”

“Things should come to an end during the summer. Apple doesn’t have an endgame strategy. Its agreement with Google shows that its management is looking for a face-saving exit strategy from Steve Jobs’ thermonuclear ambitions,” Mueller said …

Mueller believes that a one-time payment from Samsung to Apple for all past infringements will allow both companies to move on, establishing a cease-fire agreement which would commit both parties to staying out of court for a set timeframe.

Apple last week agreed to settle its patent claims against Google, and to “work together” on some kind of patent reform.

Settling with Samsung is something I suggested in a recent opinion piece. While Apple received close to a billion dollars from its first court battle with Samsung (later adjusted to $930M), the more recent award of just $119M may have influenced the company’s cost-benefit analysis of future litigation.

In addition to the doubtless massive legal costs involved, Apple also has to consider the distraction of prepping senior execs for trial and the embarrassment factor of emails and other materials that become public in the course of such cases.


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Apple and Google agree to settle patent litigation, but will not cross license

Photo: USA Today

Photo: USA Today

According to a court filing discovered by Reuters, Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle their ongoing smartphone patent litigation battle against each other. In a statement, the two companies said that this agreement does not include the ability cross license each other’s patents, but rather the promise to “work together in some areas of patent reform.”

The two tech giants have been battling it out over various patents for several years now, both directly and indirectly. It’s important to note, however, that this agreement is solely between Apple, Google, and its Motorola Mobility unit. This does not apply to any lawsuits between Android device manufacturers, such as Samsung and HTC, and Apple. Although theoretically, it would apply to patents owned by Google that device manufacturers are licensing.

A verdict was reached in the latest Apple v Samsung battle just a few weeks ago, with Apple being ruled as the victor, albeit small. The court ruled that Samsung owed Apple $119 million, which is far less than the $2 billion it was seeking.


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Apple did not violate Motorola patent, appeals court rules

Apple did not violate a push notifications patent held by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility according to a ruling posted today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The International Trade Commission previously determined that Apple’s iPhone design did not violate a patent held by Motorola prompting the Google-owned company to appeal the decision, but today Apple was once again ruled clear of any patent violations.

The ruling can be read in full here.


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