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Nvidia legal document accidentally leaks HTC Nexus 9 name

Legal filing on Nvidia website pulled following HTC tablet name leak

Nvidia may have inadvertently confirmed the existence of a HTC-produced Nexus tablet. A legal filing by the chip producer names the tablet as the "HTC Nexus 9", something which matches earlier leaks pointing towards a tablet codenamed Flounder and the T1, with the document also suggesting it will be...


Mobile payment system Isis to rebrand over militant group name

Payment company has 'no interest' in sharing a name with violent group

Isis, the payment company responsible for Mobile Wallet, has decided to change its name to differentiate itself from a violent militant group. CEO Michael Abbott announced the change on the Isis site, stating that the company didn't wish to share a name, even by coincidence. While a new brand hasn't...


Apple challenged over use of 'HealthKit' name

Name may have been chosen last-minute

Apple's choice of HealthKit as the name for its health tracking platform is stepping on the name of an Australian startup that also deals with health-related services, according to complaints by the latter company. The company has already made multiple Twitter posts on the matter, including one directed...


Trademark filings hint at possible future names for OS X

Apple believed to be snatching names via shell companies

Apple is using at least two shell companies to secure trademarks on future names for OS X, reports claim. On the same day in early December, two firms -- Yosemite Research LLC and Coast Research LLC -- are said to have filed for US trademarks on several California-related names. The former applied...


Teaser video hints at 'all new' HTC One name, BoomSound upgrade

HTC may reuse One name in smartphone successor

HTC has started to tease its upcoming successor to the HTC One, launching on March 25th, by publishing the first of a series of videos. While the clip focuses on the BoomSound audio system used in the original, it also seemingly confirms an earlier rumor that the company will be opting to call it the...


Victorious appeal gives Apple rights to 'iPhone' name in Brazil

Name shared with IGB Electronica

Apple has won an appeal allowing it to continue using the "iPhone" trademark in Brazil. A local company, IGB Electronica, earlier argued in court that it had exclusive Brazilian rights to the name, since it first filed for a trademark in 2000, seven years before the Apple iPhone would be announced....


Prank data fouls Apple Maps street names in Kabul

Fake names stem from old OpenStreetMap info

Just as Apple Maps has regained user trust by correcting many of the major problems with early versions of its maps, an old prank by some Afghan university students is giving the company another black eye over inaccurate street names shown for areas of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. A reliance on...


China formalizes real-name Internet policy

Chinese citizens will have to register real names for service

China's Communist Party has formalized a policy requiring Internet users to register with their real names when signing up for Internet service. The move comes just a couple of days after the party announced it was considering such a change to formal policy. Real-name registration has been the de facto...


Analyst: Apple may have to pay for 'iPhone' name in Brazil

Gradiente now selling cheap Android handset with 'iPhone' name

Gradiente SA, a company selling an out-of-date and inexpensive Android knockoff of the iPhone with the same brand name has indicated it is willing to deal with Apple if the company wants to license the iPhone name back from them. The company filed for and won the right to the name "iPhone" in Brazil...


Apple loses right to iPhone brand name in Mexico [U]

Mexican iFone registered trade name four years before Apple

[Details of the case were severely misinterpreted by the original source, corrected version below] Apple has lost an injunction bid that would have allowed it to continue selling iPhone-branded products in Mexico. A court in Mexico City handed down a ruling last Thursday denying Apple's injunction request...


Microsoft bans 'Metro' name from own Windows Store

Apps will 'fail certification' if Metro name used

Microsoft has effectively banned the use of the word "Metro" from its Windows Store. Developers that submit a Windows 8 app to the store using the word will "fail certification," in a move that follows the company's efforts to eradicate its own use of the name. A recent change to the "Naming your app"...


Arbitration nets Google 763 infringing domain names

Defendant's domains contained Google name, linked to porn

Today, the National Arbitration Forum ruled in Google's favor, giving the search giant control of more than 750 domain names deemed to be infringing on trademarks and handing Google a victory in a case Google dubbed "one of the most aggressive campaigns of domain name infringement" the company had ever...


BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha software reveals 7 phone code names

Source code reveals Naples, Nashville, Nevada names for BB 10 devices

A rummaging through the source code of the dev alpha handset RIM distributed to developers at its BlackBerry World event last week has revealed 7 new codenames for upcoming BlackBerry handsets. According to N4BB, J. Duke from the OSBB site found a reference to Nevada, Winchester 2, Colt, London, Blackforest,...


Apple, Australia talks fail on changing new iPad's 4G name

Apple declines to change iPad name so far

Apple and Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) were unable after negotiations on Monday to come to a resolution on concerns over the new iPad's 4G claims. In at least initial mediation talks, Apple declined to change the "Wi-Fi + 4G" name. The American company...


Samsung trademarks even more Galaxy device names

Names could end up on future Android phones

Samsung has filed trademark applications for three more Galaxy device with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Named in the filings were the Galaxy Lift, Galaxy Perx, and Galaxy Sire. As is often the case in its trademark applications, Samsung provided no details...


Nintendo rumored mulling a Wii U name change

Wii U may launch under a different name: source

Nintendo is reportedly considering changing the name of its upcoming game console, the Wii U. The reason for this internal mulling, CVG heard, is supposedly due to the confusion with the 3D and 3DS, which Nintendo found to be too similar in the public eye. It supposedly fears...


Hasbro sues ASUS for 'stealing' Transformer Prime name

Hasbro says ASUS stole Transformer name without OK

Hasbro late last week sued ASUS for allegedly violating its trademarks with the Transformer Prime. The toy designer claims ASUS is too close to blending the Transformers and Optimus Prime names. In a statement, Hasbro asserted that ASUS was effectively banking on association...


Book reveals iOS secret code names, including unreleased 5.1

Later code names suddenly excised from book

A new edition of a book entitled iOS Forensic Analysis by Sean Morrissey reveals the secret code names of the various versions of iOS, including the as-yet-unreleased iOS 5.1. Unlike the code names of OS X, which have been generally made public since v10.2, iOS code names have...


T-Mobile first major US carrier with name-based caller ID

Name, number & city shown for $4 per month

T-Mobile is offering a new fee-based caller ID service to its customers. Called "Name ID", a subscriber can see see who is calling, even if the caller is not in the subscriber's address book. The service costs $4 per month, with a free 10-day trial on selected new phones.


App for iPhone lets unborn baby pick its own name

Program detects natal movement to pick a name

Almost four years after the iPhone first appeared, some might think the well of original ideas for apps has run dry. Developer Nathan Parks would beg to differ, and as proof he has released a unique baby-naming application for iOS devices called Kick to Pick. The app allows...


Apple acts to squelch App Store name squatting

Apple halts app name squatting with notices

Apple took a quiet step towards improving developer relations yet again today as it began a push back against App Store name hogs. Those who start the app submission process now have 90 days to submit the app binary before warnings and another 30 days before the process is...


HTC looks to Facebook to name future phone

HTC posts Facebook poll for upcoming phone name

Handset maker HTC is asking the general public to vote on a name for an upcoming cellphone, a Facebook poll indicates. The company has whittled the names down to just four, which include Festi, Jovi, Wildfire and Zeal. HTC said it is looking for a name that is "playful and...


Leak names Acer's new line of smartphones

Acer changes names of WM smartphones

A leak indicates that Acer will rename its F1, C1, E1 and L1 smartphones when they reach production status, as these names were simply internal codenames. The F1 will now be called neoTouch, the C1 will be known as the beTouch E100, the E1 beTouch E101 and the L1 will be called...


Dell Ophone named, still on schedule for this week

Dell Ophone named

A report from earlier this week had Dell's smartphone launching in China this week. A new, Tuesday report backs up those rumors, and goes on to unveil the name of the device. To be called mini3i, the device will launch at China Mobile. Sold under the Ophone brand, the carrier...


Jonathan Ive loses domain name battle

Ive loses domain name

Apple's lead product designer, Jonathan Ive, has lost a bid to reclaim several web addresses using his name, Bloomberg writes. Ive recently registered a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization, charging that he should be the proper owner of domain names...


1Password, Airmail, AppDelete

1Password 4.4.3

1Password is a password management utility that allows users to safely store confidential information. The software includes different forms for adding various information such as credit cards, passwords and identities. Version 4.3.3 now requires OS X 10.9 or later, and includes a fix for an issue where...


LaunchBar, Monosnap, Audio Hijack Pro

Monosnap 2.2.1

Monosnap can be used to save screenshots of a full screen, part of a scree, or only a select window. An issue with filename generation has been fixed with this update, along with a bug that caused the app to continually consume system resources after a screencast was finished. In addition, screenshots...


Parallels Desktop, Sibelius, Mailplane

Output Factory 1.5.9

Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. Users can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. Version 1.5.9 fixes a bug that resulted in web resources folders being incorrectly...


Capo, Cloud, WiFi Scanner

Dropshare 3.4

Dropshare is a menu bar app that files can be dragged to for instant uploads to a personal server. The update adds support for multiple connections, giving users the ability to create different connections and switch between them with the preferences menu or keyboard shortcuts. Markdown files containing...


Delicious Library, Arq, HoudahSpot

HoudahSpot 3.9.1

HoudahSpot allows users to create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file they are searching for. Favorite queries can be saved for later access, and templates can be set up for frequently performed searches. In the latest release file names are now sorted the same was as in the Finder, and an error...


Airfoil, AudioMate, Dropshare

Dropshare 3.2.3

Dropshare is a menu bar app that files can be dragged to for instant uploads to a personal server. In v2.3.2 users and now omit the landing page for a single upload process when pressing the Option key while dropping files onto the Dropshare icon. Support for S3 subfolders has also been added, simply...


HoudahSpot, Dropbox, DEVONthink Pro

beaTunes 4.0.3

beaTunes is an iTunes library management tool can analyze music libraries and fix missing or incorrect track information. The v4.0.3 update fixes a number of known issues, including a problem with slow searches in large libraries, and an issue that with application names in the OS X application menu....


Little Snitch, Output Factory, Cyberduck

Output Factory 1.5.6

Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. Users can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. In v1.5.6 the export to ePub Fixed Layout option is now supported by InDesign...


Typinator, DiskAid, MacFamilyTree

Tembo 1.7.8

Tembo is a search tool that can help users locate files, mail messages, bookmarks, and more. After searching for a keyword, results are automatically organized into categories that can be further filtered based on the user's needs. In v1.7.8 wild card searches no longer need quotes. A bug that caused...


Dropzone, Snagit, TextExpander

Dropzone 3.2

Dropzone is a tool for quickly sending files to different locations. Files dragged to the dock icon can instantly be uploaded to Flickr, saved to an FTP server, compressed into a ZIP archive, and more. Version 3.2 introduces preliminary support for OS X Yosemite, and will now set http_proxy and https_proxy...


MacFamilyTree, Dropzone, rubiTrack

Output Factory 1.5.4

Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. Users can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. When creating PostScript files in v1.5.4, the software will no longer save...


Arq, Mellel, Default Folder X

Default Folder X 4.6.6

Default Folder X provides users with quick access to folders and commands by attaching a toolbar to the right side of Open and Save dialogs in OS X. The latest release corrects an issue that could cause some applications to save files with the wrong filename, and has eliminated warnings printed in the...


Vinoteka, Monosnap, ExpanDrive

A Better Finder Rename 9.36

A Better Finder Rename is a tool that can be used to rename multiple files simultaneously with specified parameters. An Instant Preview feature is included, allowing users to see exactly how filenames will look after they are changed. Version 9.36 is said to improve stability under heavy load.


FotoMagico, Dropbox, App Tamer

App Tamer 2.0.3

App tamer is a utility that can automatically free up the CPU by preventing applications from accessing the processor when they are not active. In v2.0.3 any CPU limitations that processes might cary are now displayed next to the process' name in App Tamer's window. An issue that could cause the software...


OmniFocus, Bookends, Boom

Mellel 3.3.3

Mellel is a word processor that offers tools for writing and organizing long documents. In v3.3.3 recent fonts are now displayed in the Font menu, and an option to control the resolution of converted vector images when exporting has been added. In addition, structure levels without a name are no longer...


PCalc, Delivery Status, PhotoDesk

PhotoDesk 2.3.6

PhotoDesk is an desktop client for the Instagram social networking site. The software allows users to browse through friends images, as well as view a social graph and find new people to follow. Version 2.3.6 fixes a bug where the reply button would show the wrong text. The username in the user detail...


PCalc, Delivery Status, PhotoDesk

Cloud 2.0.2

Cloud is a small tool that can help users share images, links, music, videos, and files across the internet. Any file can be uploaded to an account by dragging it to the software's menubar icon. The latest update will now retain file names when uploading form Photoshop, and account data will update right...


Voila, MenuMeters, Dropshare

A Better Finder Rename 9.32

A Better Finder Rename is a tool that can be used to rename multiple files simultaneously with specified parameters. An Instant Preview feature is included, allowing users to see exactly how filenames will look after they are changed. The v9.32 release fixes inaccuracies in the progress reporting.


Tweetbot for Mac, Monolingual, Radium

Tweetbot for Mac 1.5.1

Tweetbot for Mac is a desktop Twitter client that offers support for multiple timelines, multiple windows and columns, Mountain Lion's Notification Center, and Retina displays. Version 1.5.1 has fixed an issue where large thumbnails could display blurry, along with a problem where clicking on users names...


CleanApp, TextWrangler, OmniOutliner

BetterZip 2.3.3

BetterZip lets users quickly inspect archives without extracting their contents. Users can add or extract files via drag-and-drop, delete files from archives, rename files, and create new folders inside the archive. In v2.3.3, uncompressed tar files now work correctly on OS X Mavericks. A problem that...


BackupLoupe, PreMinder, Bookends

BackupLoupe 2.5.4

BackupLoupe allows users to browse Time Machine backups and find frequently copied items. The software shows users how many versions of a specific item are available within the backups, along with the date that each was created. The v2.5.4 update fixes a bug that caused some sizes to be displayed in...


Cloud, Vinoteka, TotalFinder

Cloud 2.0.1

Cloud can be used to easily share files and links. Files can be uploaded to the service by simply dragging them to the Cloud menubar item, or by using a global hotkey. Version 2.0.1 introduces a new link for opening the web app and allows the folder name to be used when uploading zip files. Several window...


FileZilla, Duplicate Annihilator, Dropbox

Dropbox 2.6.8

Dropbox is a desktop utility that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs with an online web storage account. This can be used to backup files to the cloud, or to quickly synchronize files between multiple computers. Version 2.6.8 has standardized the Dropbox folder name for DfB users,...


Hazel, Voila, Evernote

Together 3.1.6

Together is a tool for storing, previewing, editing and searching a variety of files. Most items can be dragged to Together's main window or Shelf for quick access. Version 3.1.6 fixes a crash that could occur when moving a viewed encrypted item to a folder. A hang that could occur when opening a note...


BackupLoupe, A Better Finder Rename, TaskTime

A Better Finder Rename 9.30

A Better Finder Rename is a tool that can be used to rename multiple files simultaneously with specified parameters. An Instant Preview feature is included, allowing users to see exactly how filenames will look after they are changed. This release is the first to adopt the modern Automatic Reference...


1Password, Airmail, AppDelete

1Password 4.4.3

1Password is a password management utility that allows users to safely store confidential information. The software includes different forms for adding various information such as credit cards, passwords and identities. Version 4.3.3 now requires OS X 10.9 or later, and includes a fix for an issue where...


LaunchBar, Monosnap, Audio Hijack Pro

Monosnap 2.2.1

Monosnap can be used to save screenshots of a full screen, part of a scree, or only a select window. An issue with filename generation has been fixed with this update, along with a bug that caused the app to continually consume system resources after a screencast was finished. In addition, screenshots...


Parallels Desktop, Sibelius, Mailplane

Output Factory 1.5.9

Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. Users can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. Version 1.5.9 fixes a bug that resulted in web resources folders being incorrectly...


Capo, Cloud, WiFi Scanner

Dropshare 3.4

Dropshare is a menu bar app that files can be dragged to for instant uploads to a personal server. The update adds support for multiple connections, giving users the ability to create different connections and switch between them with the preferences menu or keyboard shortcuts. Markdown files containing...


Delicious Library, Arq, HoudahSpot

HoudahSpot 3.9.1

HoudahSpot allows users to create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file they are searching for. Favorite queries can be saved for later access, and templates can be set up for frequently performed searches. In the latest release file names are now sorted the same was as in the Finder, and an error...


Airfoil, AudioMate, Dropshare

Dropshare 3.2.3

Dropshare is a menu bar app that files can be dragged to for instant uploads to a personal server. In v2.3.2 users and now omit the landing page for a single upload process when pressing the Option key while dropping files onto the Dropshare icon. Support for S3 subfolders has also been added, simply...


HoudahSpot, Dropbox, DEVONthink Pro

beaTunes 4.0.3

beaTunes is an iTunes library management tool can analyze music libraries and fix missing or incorrect track information. The v4.0.3 update fixes a number of known issues, including a problem with slow searches in large libraries, and an issue that with application names in the OS X application menu....


Little Snitch, Output Factory, Cyberduck

Output Factory 1.5.6

Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. Users can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. In v1.5.6 the export to ePub Fixed Layout option is now supported by InDesign...


Typinator, DiskAid, MacFamilyTree

Tembo 1.7.8

Tembo is a search tool that can help users locate files, mail messages, bookmarks, and more. After searching for a keyword, results are automatically organized into categories that can be further filtered based on the user's needs. In v1.7.8 wild card searches no longer need quotes. A bug that caused...


Dropzone, Snagit, TextExpander

Dropzone 3.2

Dropzone is a tool for quickly sending files to different locations. Files dragged to the dock icon can instantly be uploaded to Flickr, saved to an FTP server, compressed into a ZIP archive, and more. Version 3.2 introduces preliminary support for OS X Yosemite, and will now set http_proxy and https_proxy...


MacFamilyTree, Dropzone, rubiTrack

Output Factory 1.5.4

Output Factory automates the process of printing and exporting from Adobe InDesign. Users can export as single pages with variable file names, update modified links on the fly, preflight InDesign files before output, and more. When creating PostScript files in v1.5.4, the software will no longer save...


Arq, Mellel, Default Folder X

Default Folder X 4.6.6

Default Folder X provides users with quick access to folders and commands by attaching a toolbar to the right side of Open and Save dialogs in OS X. The latest release corrects an issue that could cause some applications to save files with the wrong filename, and has eliminated warnings printed in the...


Vinoteka, Monosnap, ExpanDrive

A Better Finder Rename 9.36

A Better Finder Rename is a tool that can be used to rename multiple files simultaneously with specified parameters. An Instant Preview feature is included, allowing users to see exactly how filenames will look after they are changed. Version 9.36 is said to improve stability under heavy load.


FotoMagico, Dropbox, App Tamer

App Tamer 2.0.3

App tamer is a utility that can automatically free up the CPU by preventing applications from accessing the processor when they are not active. In v2.0.3 any CPU limitations that processes might cary are now displayed next to the process' name in App Tamer's window. An issue that could cause the software...


OmniFocus, Bookends, Boom

Mellel 3.3.3

Mellel is a word processor that offers tools for writing and organizing long documents. In v3.3.3 recent fonts are now displayed in the Font menu, and an option to control the resolution of converted vector images when exporting has been added. In addition, structure levels without a name are no longer...


PCalc, Delivery Status, PhotoDesk

PhotoDesk 2.3.6

PhotoDesk is an desktop client for the Instagram social networking site. The software allows users to browse through friends images, as well as view a social graph and find new people to follow. Version 2.3.6 fixes a bug where the reply button would show the wrong text. The username in the user detail...


PCalc, Delivery Status, PhotoDesk

Cloud 2.0.2

Cloud is a small tool that can help users share images, links, music, videos, and files across the internet. Any file can be uploaded to an account by dragging it to the software's menubar icon. The latest update will now retain file names when uploading form Photoshop, and account data will update right...


Voila, MenuMeters, Dropshare

A Better Finder Rename 9.32

A Better Finder Rename is a tool that can be used to rename multiple files simultaneously with specified parameters. An Instant Preview feature is included, allowing users to see exactly how filenames will look after they are changed. The v9.32 release fixes inaccuracies in the progress reporting.


Tweetbot for Mac, Monolingual, Radium

Tweetbot for Mac 1.5.1

Tweetbot for Mac is a desktop Twitter client that offers support for multiple timelines, multiple windows and columns, Mountain Lion's Notification Center, and Retina displays. Version 1.5.1 has fixed an issue where large thumbnails could display blurry, along with a problem where clicking on users names...


CleanApp, TextWrangler, OmniOutliner

BetterZip 2.3.3

BetterZip lets users quickly inspect archives without extracting their contents. Users can add or extract files via drag-and-drop, delete files from archives, rename files, and create new folders inside the archive. In v2.3.3, uncompressed tar files now work correctly on OS X Mavericks. A problem that...


BackupLoupe, PreMinder, Bookends

BackupLoupe 2.5.4

BackupLoupe allows users to browse Time Machine backups and find frequently copied items. The software shows users how many versions of a specific item are available within the backups, along with the date that each was created. The v2.5.4 update fixes a bug that caused some sizes to be displayed in...


Cloud, Vinoteka, TotalFinder

Cloud 2.0.1

Cloud can be used to easily share files and links. Files can be uploaded to the service by simply dragging them to the Cloud menubar item, or by using a global hotkey. Version 2.0.1 introduces a new link for opening the web app and allows the folder name to be used when uploading zip files. Several window...


FileZilla, Duplicate Annihilator, Dropbox

Dropbox 2.6.8

Dropbox is a desktop utility that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs with an online web storage account. This can be used to backup files to the cloud, or to quickly synchronize files between multiple computers. Version 2.6.8 has standardized the Dropbox folder name for DfB users,...


Hazel, Voila, Evernote

Together 3.1.6

Together is a tool for storing, previewing, editing and searching a variety of files. Most items can be dragged to Together's main window or Shelf for quick access. Version 3.1.6 fixes a crash that could occur when moving a viewed encrypted item to a folder. A hang that could occur when opening a note...


BackupLoupe, A Better Finder Rename, TaskTime

A Better Finder Rename 9.30

A Better Finder Rename is a tool that can be used to rename multiple files simultaneously with specified parameters. An Instant Preview feature is included, allowing users to see exactly how filenames will look after they are changed. This release is the first to adopt the modern Automatic Reference...


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