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Martyn Williams

IDG News Service

Williams is a reporter for the IDG News Service.


Recent articles by Martyn Williams

Google details its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone

April 15, 2014

For a potentially revolutionary smartphone, it wasn't the best start.

BlackBerry presses for immediate halt to Typo keyboards

April 14, 2014

BlackBerry has asked a California court to immediately block sales of an add-on iPhone keyboard made by Typo, alleging the startup backed by TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest misled the court.

First sites admit data loss through Heartbleed attacks

April 14, 2014

Canada's tax authority and a popular British parenting website both lost user data after attackers exploited the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability, they said Monday.

Before Project Ara, others envisaged a modular phone

April 14, 2014

The spotlight will fall on Project Ara this week when Google holds a big event for developers, but it's far from the first company to toy with modular smartphones.

Wi-Fi problems dog Apple-Samsung trial

April 11, 2014

There's a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that's playing out this month: "Please turn off all cell phones."

Apple and Samsung spar over huge damages claim

April 11, 2014

Apple outlined for the first time on Friday how it came up with the US$2.2 billion in damages that it wants a California jury to award it for Samsung's alleged "massive infringement" of five Apple patents.

Samsung's lawyers try to put a human face on Android

April 11, 2014

Samsung's lawyers tried to put a human face on Google's Android development efforts as they opened their defense Friday against Apple's patent infringement claims and its demand for US$2.2 billion in damages.

After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

April 10, 2014

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, alleging "massive copyright infringement" of music.

Apple details $2.2B damages claim against Samsung

April 08, 2014

Apple began to lay out its US$2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung Electronics for the first time on Tuesday, arguing to an eight-person jury in California that Samsung's alleged patent infringement was large and significantly damaged Apple.

Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries

April 07, 2014

The eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung was thrown into the deep end Monday and subjected to some heady talk of subroutines and class libraries.