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Apple has released a new software update for the Apple TV. The version number of the software update is 5.1 and supports the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV models. The release’s build number is 10A406e and the new update adds support for Shared Photo Streams, the ability to send audio content from the Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs), and the ability to switch between multiple iTunes accounts. It is a pretty significant update overall. Last update for the Apple TV was released june.
A jury in San Jose, California awarded $1.049 billion to the US tech giant, according to court documents. But analysts said the damages could be tripled because jurors found Samsung “willfully” infringed on patents.
The jury rejected the South Korean electronics firm’s counterclaims against Apple, which had claimed its iconic iPhone and iPad had been illegally copied.
From Seoul, Samsung reacted by saying it will contest the US verdict.
“We will move immediately to file post-verdict motions to overturn this decision in this court and if we are not successful, we will appeal this decision to the Court of Appeals,” the company said in a statement.
The decision appeared to be an overwhelming victory for Apple, but it was not immediately clear whether it would halt sales of Samsung devices or affect newer models released since the case was filed.
“This is a huge, crushing win for Apple,” said Brian Love, a professor of patent law at Santa Clara University.
“All of its patents were held valid, and all but one were held to be infringed by most or all accused Samsung products. Even better for the company, five of the seven patents were held to be willfully infringed by Samsung.” Love said this means that Judge Lucy Koh “now has the discretion to triple Apple’s damages award, which is already a monstrous and unprecedented” sum.
The case, which is almost certain to face appeal, could shake up the sizzling market for mobile devices in which Apple has been losing ground to rivals like Samsung that use the free Android system developed by Google.
“Samsung is a proxy for both Google and the other Android vendors and better protected than most,” said analyst Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group.
“I think this will force a reset on Android products as they are reengineered to get around Apple’s patents.” The jury decided the case with over 700 separate claims in less than three days of deliberations.
In one minor snag, the judge sent them back Friday after discovering they had made damage awards for two devices not found to have infringed, and the jurors then revised the award, which had been $1.051 billion.
The verdict affects patents on a range of Samsung products including some of its popular Galaxy smartphones and its Galaxy 10 tablet — devices alleged to have been copied from the iPhone and iPad.
The AQUOS 90-inch TV may be large, but thanks to LED technology, it uses less than two 75-watt light bulbs, meaning that the electricity it uses will cost owners only about $28 per year, according to the company. Sharp is the only brand that offers the three biggest screen sizes for LED TVs at 70 inches, 80 inches and now 90 inches. Other LED manufacturers don’t go larger than 65 inches.
The picture quality is as impressive as its size, with a crisp 1080-pixel display. In addition to carrying Sharp’s propriety SmartCentral system — which allows for web browsing, Skype capability, built-in Wi-Fi and gives access to apps and on-demand services such as Netflix — it is 3D-capable and comes with two 3D glasses.
The AQUOS also comes with AquoMotion 240, which makes fast-action motions in sports or movies seamless without blurring.