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Japanese Carrier KDDI Sending Ads Through Notification Bar

Japanese Carrier KDDI has started a new form of advertising that has people in an uproar. They are using Android’s notifications bar to push ads to Android devices. The service is opt out which means that a customer gets it regardless of whether they want it or not, and then can decide to opt out.

Apple’s Patent Lawyers Set Up Shop In Asia

Now that the Apple patent lawyers have disrupted Samsung’s Galaxy Tab plans in Europe they have set their sites on Asia. Apple has filed a patent lawsuit in Japan’s patent court. According to Japan’s Kyodo news agency, Apple had their first hearing yesterday in hopes of banning Samsung’s line of Galaxy smartphones and the newly

iOS 5 For Japan Will Have Earthquake Warning System Widget

Apple, in response to the massive earthquake in Japan earlier this year, is including access to Japan’s earthquake early-warning system.  With the flick of a switch users can have their iOS devices poll the system (a near-constant connection) to alert them if an impending earthquake is due. The setting will be found at the bottom