It’s another week in the can and it’s time for another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. This is your roundup on the week’s technology news.
Apple and Samsung have been fighting in court over patents on many different phones and tablets. After only a couple of days the jury has found that in all but a few cases, Samsung has violated Apple’s patents. Samsung has been ordered to pay $1 billion US(£632.7 million) in damages. At this time we are not sure what it means but I will keep you updated about what this could mean for you.
OnLive held the last of it’s summer indie weekend giveaways. As part of this promotion, users of the cloud gaming service would be able to get some games from some independent game makers for free. This promotion was only open to users in the UK, US or Belgium.
The United Nations’ telecommunications standards settings agency finally approved the 8k video standard which will be used by future televisions, cinemas and other screens. However, it is not likely that we will see 8k screens available to the public for a long time to come.
Some of you using the official Facebook app on the iPhone or iPad may have noticed that it can be a little buggy and slow at times. However, Facebook have updated their iOS app and it is faster and easier to use than ever(according to the update description in the App Store).
Alongside that, the latest version brings the following changes:
* Scrolling through news feed is faster than ever
* New banner lets you tap to quickly see more stories – no need to refresh
* Photos open fast and close with one downward swipe
* Instant access to your notifications
Apple has released a software update for OSX Mountain Lion on their Macs. The update, released today includes a lot of software fixes including:
- Resolve an issue that may cause Migration Assistant to unexpectedly quit
- Improve compatibility when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server in Mail
- Address an issue playing audio through a Thunderbolt display
- Resolve an issue that could prevent iMessages from being sent
- Address an issue that could cause the system to become unresponsive when using Pinyin input
- Resolve an issue when connecting to SMB servers with long names
- Address a issue that may prevent Safari from launching when using a Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) file
- Improve 802.1X authentication with Active Directory credentials
Logitech has announced the K310 washable keyboard. It is a black keyboard with white keys and it has drainage holes at the bottom for the water to come out of. The drainage holes will also allow for the keyboard to dry easily. Logitech’s K310 keyboard should be available in October 2012 and the suggested retail price is €39.99 or you can preorder yours right now from logitech.com for £34.99.