Tag: Apple Inc

Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes. CEO Tim Cook says he hopes the new software, set for limited release this month, will help ease a critical and longstanding donor shortage. He said the problem hit home when his friend and former boss, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, endured an “excruciating” wait for a liver transplant in 2009. “Watching and seeing him every day, waiting...

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Apple To Pay $532.9m In Patent Dispute

A federal jury says Apple should pay nearly $533 million to resolve claims that the payment system tied to its iTunes product infringes on patents issued to a business named Smartflash. Smartflash said in a 2013 complaint that the patents cover a portable data carrier for storing data and managing access to it through payment information rules. Apple Inc. says it plans to appeal the decision and that Smartflash was “exploiting our patent system to seek royalties for technology Apple invented.” The litigation was filed in the Tyler, Texas, division of the U.S. District of Court, Eastern District of...

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