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Apple must apologize to Samsung in the UK

Over the past couple years we've posted a ton of Apple vs. Samsung court articles but today's is one of the funniest. Over in the UK Apple was trying to ban Samsung from releasing their Galaxy tablet. A UK judge has ruled that the Galaxy isn't close enough to the iPad to be banned but he decided to take the ruling a step further and is ordering Apple to make a public apology to Samsung that acknowledges that Samsung did not copy their design. AllthingsD has all the hilarious details over here.

Last week, a U.K. court ruled thatSamsung’s Galaxy tablets aren’t “cool” enough to be confused with Apple’s iPad, and certainly don’t infringe upon Cupertino’s design. Now, the same court has ordered Apple to publicly recant its allegations suggesting that they do.

Judge Colin Birss today ordered Apple to post a notice acknowledging his ruling on its Web site and in British newspapers. The notice, which is to state that Samsung did not copy the iPad’s design, must remain on Apple’s Web site for the next six months, and must appear in a number of U.K. papers and magazines.

Windows 8 to be released October 26, 2012

Even though we've known Windows 8 was coming for quite some time, Microsoft has finally announced the release date for their next generation Windows OS. If you are so excited about this release that you need to write it down in your calender you will want to mark October 26th, 2012. Microsoft has a little more information over at their Windows Blog.

 October 26th, 2012! That’s right! Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October. But now everyone has a specific date to mark on their calendars. It’s on mine!

Bad Q2 for Nokia

Yesterday I posted up an article about how much it was costing AT&T and Nokia in marketing for every Lumia sold. Today Nokia has announced their Q2 results and its pretty obvious that the Lumia really hasn't caught on as Nokia was only able to sell 4 Million Lumia's and posted a $1.01 Billion dollar loss. Nokia still shipped a ton of phones but didn't go much in North America. Engadget has the story.

 The past three months haven't been the best for Finland's former world number one. It hasn't been helped by the three biggest credit agencies lowering the company's bond rating to "junk," and the Lumia 900's violently slashed price. Unfortunately the latest results reveal continuing gloom: the manufacturer made an operating loss of $1.01 billion dollars for the quarter. The company managed to make €7.5 billion in sales ($9.2 billion, down .5 billion since the last quarter), shifting four million Lumia handsets in the process. In fact, the only cause for optimism is that sales of the Lumia range have roughly doubled each quarter.

How much would is cost to be Batman?

Maybe its a slow news day, or maybe its a question everyone wants to know, either way io9 takes a look at just how much it would actually cost to be Batman. Overall its not as expensive as I would have guessed, but don't worry, they also calculate how much Batman would be worth and he can easily afford it. 

 With The Dark Knight Rises hitting theaters in a few days, your desire to put on a cowl and get out there and bust some heads in the name of great justice will be renewed, like a mighty fire. But how would you go about becoming the Caped Crusader for real?

It costs $450 in marketing for every Nokia Lumina sold

Nokia and AT&T have been spending big money trying to get you to buy a Nokia Lumia 900 for your next phone. For every Nokia Lumia which has been sold in the USA, $450 dollars have been spent on marketing and Nokia kicked in another $25 Million bucks in free phones to give to AT&T's employees. I guess it would probably be safe to say that Windows Phone 7 hasn't sold like anyone was hoping and probably help the upcoming Windows Phone 8 gain much sales momentum. The Register has the story.

Every Windows phone Nokia sold in the US has been backed by a $450 slice of AT&T marketing cash, it's estimated.

The mobile network threw its weight behind the handset maker's comeback device, the Lumia 900, with its biggest-ever advertising blitz for a phone: $150m, according to Ad Age. Nokia also spent $25m on Lumias for AT&T employees.

Episode #168 - OUYA Kickstarts Gaming

Episode #168 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.

In this episode we will be discussing Office 2013 gets a social touch, Skype has a major fail and Ooya – finally, a console for gamers.  We have those stories and more...

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Microsoft Office 13 Social

Microsoft has released their consumer preview for Office 2013 - and it's getting a touchscreen interface as well as some social networking finesse thanks to Yammer.  SFGate has more details as does the New York Times.  It looks promising - sort of.  I'll have to reserved judgement until after it ships.

Office is one of Microsoft’s most dependable money makers, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the company’s operating profits in its last earnings report. For many business customers, applications like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook are about as indispensable as electricity.

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