Apple recently had the fact that their iPhone design was 'borrowed' from Sony suppressed in their Samsung lawsuit
Nothing like half a story, eh? Or maybe you're genuinely not aware, but the accusation of 'borrowing' now seems well wide of the mark. Google "iPhone Purple prototype" if you haven't seen the designs that pre-date the Sony-inspired images.
San Francisco does today what the more advanced parts of the developed world will do tomorrow.
Nonsense, that kind of thing has been popular since the ancient Greeks. Already happening all the over the world and we need to accept it as part of the rich diversity of human culture.
Anyhow, here's the patent in question: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8086604.PN.&OS=PN/8086604&RS=PN/8086604
I'm not qualified to judge its validity, but it seems to encompass more than "the ability to do a single search that covers both the local device and the internet" as stated by the article.
I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but your comment here makes me believe that the poor quality article was submitted to troll.
Not sure how we get from here to alleging Microsoft-led conspiracies... At least wait for the Google/Asus responses before taking sides.
If someone gets engaged in a deep conversation on the phone, their driving skills drop below that of someone with 0.08% blood alcohol...
I'll drink to that! I made this very argument quite recently, but the idiot Judge still took my license...
But it was sleek, slim, nice to use, and integrated with iTunes.
The wheel interface was definitely original, but iTunes didn't appear until the third generation iPod, two years later.
iTunes was released before the iPod. I think you're a little confused between iTunes (the application) and iTunes Store (the online music store).
The first tablets weren't made by Apple in this round. They copied the cheap tablets from China which copied the cheap 'netbooks'.
I generally find fandroids less amusing because (on Slashdot at least) their energies seem equally driven by the same consumer devices but with irrational negativity.