Obama overturns iPhone/iPad import ban

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President Obama’s administration has overturned a patent ruling that would effectively have banned some iPhone and iPad models in the US. A government official said the rare veto was necessary to protect competition and consumer interests, but it’s the issue of standards-essential patents that is really the key here. The case is separate to the […]

BestBuy recall Macbook batteries as fire risk

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BestBuy is recalling two models of replacement batteries for Macbook computers after multiple reports of overheating and one customer suffering burns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says BestBuy “received 13 reports that the battery caught fire, including one report of a serious burn to a consumer’s leg.” The models in question are both ATG lithium-ion […]