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Originally Posted by mjtomlin View Post

There were many articles relating to the US military using iOS devices.

Here's the first listing Yahoo gave me when I searched for "iPhone deployed by military"

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-...y-Duty-242593/

That article is from 2009.

I still don't see anything about the iPad. In addition more recent articles indicate that Apple products are not (yet?) approved for secure Defense Dept or intelligence agency use, altho the government may have made some allowance for the head of the Joint Chiefs to use his personal iPad following specific protocols.
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post #82 of 102
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Originally Posted by kresh View Post

karma

You do understand Motorola sued Apple first, right?
post #83 of 102
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Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post

Do you have a link that shows the iPad approved for use by the US intelligence services and/or military? You might be correct, but I don't believe so. The RIM Playbook was approved for the US Defense Network, but I'm not aware of the iPad passing muster yet.

CJCS gets classified briefings on one and Navy deploying them on ship for use with strike planning. Marines also using in Afghanistan.

http://www.dvidshub.net/image/413358...n#.TywtaJV5mSM

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/21/...ps-with-ipads/
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Originally Posted by Nairb View Post

As Apple refused to sign the FRAND agreement, but rather wanted to sign another agreement with FRAND clauses and prices included, they forgeit their FRAND rights. Motorala were not obliged to licence the patents to Apple under this altered agreement. At least that is how this judge sees it. Apple can enter a FRAND agreement and get the ban lifted instantly but in doing so they forfeit their right to fight the patent itself which is what they want to do. It also opens the door for Motorola to ask a higher than FRAND payment for items already sold outside of the FRAND agreement.


My understanding is this is not quite right. The problem with FRAND licensing is nobody knows what the other licensees are paying. Instead, under supposed German law, Apple has to make Motorola a FRAND offer (as opposed to Motorola handing Apple a contract). Apple did that. Apple, however, wanted to reserve the right to challenge the validity of the patent. In my mind that seems reasonable, but one German Court thought that was unfair to other licensees. Keep in mind, the Court doesn't know what other licensees pay or the terms of those contracts.

Since nobody knows what other parties pay it is hard for a party like Apple to argue terms are discriminatory. For instance, it is rumored that some FRAND patent holders like Sony pay no licensing fees. This is likely why Apple recently got a Court to allow Apple to determine what Sony pays, if anything, in FRAND fees to Motorola. If Sony pays nothing, Apple probably has a pretty strong case it is being discriminated against.
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Originally Posted by Andysol View Post

Just so were clear...
Apple wins suit against someone = good and fair
Apple loses suit against someone = bad and unfair

Pretty much accurate?

Yes, that's how this site works. Ironically, one of the biggest trolls seems to be a mod!
post #86 of 102
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Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post

They can buy the Dell Venue. I don't understand why it's so important to you to find some technicality showing my post was incorrect. It wasn't. My original post:
"I don't think iPhones are approved for secure use by the US military or intelligence agencies. Specific Android-based phones have been."

Get it now?


You are not getting this at all are you.

Can military personnel go and buy a Dell Venue off the rack and use it?
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post #87 of 102
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Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post

I still don't see anything about the iPad. In addition more recent articles indicate that Apple products are not (yet?) approved for secure Defense Dept or intelligence agency use, altho the government may have made some allowance for the head of the Joint Chiefs to use his personal iPad following specific protocols.

Wow! Really?

Step 1. Go to your favorite search engine

Step 2. Enter, "iPads in the military" in the search field

Step 3. Look through results

Step 4. Click on link. If not applicable, repeat Step 3.


Again, this was the first listing Yahoo gave me when I searched for, "iPads in the military"

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011...th-on-an-ipad/


Your problem seems to be not that you CAN'T find anything, it's that you DON'T WANT TO find anything. If you want to make a point, try backing it up, otherwise you're just a tool... troll... whatever.
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post #88 of 102
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Originally Posted by Flaneur View Post

With all the losers around here who can't spell "lose," I'd be careful not to be too loose in my spelling of "losses."

Ha, I don't normally pick people up on spelling mistakes (because my English isn't that great either), but that was the third time today I have seen 'lose' spelt wrong, and perhaps the 5th or 6th this week.
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Originally Posted by monstrosity View Post

Ha, I don't normally pick people up on spelling mistakes (because my English isn't that great either), but that was the third time today I have seen 'lose' spelt wrong, and perhaps the 5th or 6th this week.

I know, it's not fair because English is so weird and inconsistent, but there's been a rash of "loosers" lately, so I figured why not post a reminder. Especially since it was only a typo this time on pridon's part and not a genuine misunderstanding.

I wonder how many lose track of the real spelling because so many others are too loose with their "o"s? And how many are still learning this crazy language, and just temporarily losing the battle?

In other words, being a former English teacher, I sometimes can't help myself. I lose patience.
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Originally Posted by mjtomlin View Post

Wow! Really?

Step 1. Go to your favorite search engine

Step 2. Enter, "iPads in the military" in the search field

Step 3. Look through results

Step 4. Click on link. If not applicable, repeat Step 3.


Again, this was the first listing Yahoo gave me when I searched for, "iPads in the military"

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011...th-on-an-ipad/


Your problem seems to be not that you CAN'T find anything, it's that you DON'T WANT TO find anything. If you want to make a point, try backing it up, otherwise you're just a tool... troll... whatever.

IF the iPhone and/or iPad is approved for secure uses by the Dept of Defense or US Intelligence agencies, apparently they don't know it.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/12/28/pentag...its-clearance/

"Research in Motion’s BlackBerry OS has been the platform of choice for the Department of Defense for many years thanks to RIM’s robust security. However, with the rise of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems, the DoD may be moving away from BlackBerry devices. In a recent Security Technical Implementation Guide, the DoD approved the use of Android-powered devices by its staff, but the Dell Venue is currently the only phone that qualifies. The DoD states that a device must be running Android 2.2 and have the Android Market stripped from its core in order to be used by staff. Moreover, all web browsing must be done through a DoD proxy server and classified information cannot be sent, received or accessed by Android handsets. Apple’s iPhones and iPads are also being tested by the Defense Information Systems Agency, however due to Apple’s tightly controlled ecosystem, the devices have not yet been approved. Installing DoD third-party security software was more difficult on iOS than Android’s open-source framework. Additionally, government officials said they were uncomfortable with Apple’s ability to track its users’ locations."

Sounds pretty cut-and-dried to me.
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post #91 of 102
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Originally Posted by mjtomlin View Post

Wow! Really?

Step 1. Go to your favorite search engine

Step 2. Enter, "iPads in the military" in the search field

Step 3. Look through results

Step 4. Click on link. If not applicable, repeat Step 3.


Again, this was the first listing Yahoo gave me when I searched for, "iPads in the military"

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011...th-on-an-ipad/


Your problem seems to be not that you CAN'T find anything, it's that you DON'T WANT TO find anything. If you want to make a point, try backing it up, otherwise you're just a tool... troll... whatever.

From your link:
The brass was wary when they first heard what Carlson and his fellow pilots were up to at Camp Bastion in Helmand province. They weren’t sure if a commercial product was secure enough to handle in-combat transmissions (though only non-classified maps were being stored on the devices). But about a year later, the brass appears to be on-board — at least on a trial-basis. . ."

I still haven't seen where iPads in general have been approved for DoD secure uses. Certainly not for classified (secure) docs according to this article.

Name-calling sounds kinda silly and juvenile when you can't prove your own claim. Actually it almost always sounds silly and juvenile whether you have a point or not.
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post #92 of 102
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Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post

IF the iPhone and/or iPad is approved for secure uses by the Dept of Defense or US Intelligence agencies, apparently they don't know it.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/12/28/pentag...its-clearance/

"Research in Motions BlackBerry OS has been the platform of choice for the Department of Defense for many years thanks to RIMs robust security. However, with the rise of Googles Android and Apples iOS operating systems, the DoD may be moving away from BlackBerry devices. In a recent Security Technical Implementation Guide, the DoD approved the use of Android-powered devices by its staff, but the Dell Venue is currently the only phone that qualifies. The DoD states that a device must be running Android 2.2 and have the Android Market stripped from its core in order to be used by staff. Moreover, all web browsing must be done through a DoD proxy server and classified information cannot be sent, received or accessed by Android handsets. Apples iPhones and iPads are also being tested by the Defense Information Systems Agency, however due to Apples tightly controlled ecosystem, the devices have not yet been approved. Installing DoD third-party security software was more difficult on iOS than Androids open-source framework. Additionally, government officials said they were uncomfortable with Apples ability to track its users locations."

Sounds pretty cut-and-dried to me.

Uhh, yeah, this was the old crapberry phones that are still being used and passed down. They are utter garbage, no one wants or likes them, but if you are a CoS, medical, duty officer, you are forced to use it. When they work, that is. No classified information is ever passed via a BB though. Oh and by the way, my last command and current command, both very large joint commands, prefer and want iPhones for duty purposes. Don't think it will happen though.
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Originally Posted by fredaroony View Post

Yes, that's how this site works. Ironically, one of the biggest trolls seems to be a mod!

LOL. Yeah
post #94 of 102
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Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

You are not getting this at all are you.

Can military personnel go and buy a Dell Venue off the rack and use it?

Ah, changing the argument I see, and to something quite silly. I don't think soldiers can bring their own tanks, transports, munitions, etc to use on the battlefield either.

I never argued they could, so what in Heaven's name does that have to do with the original post that you seem dead-set on disagreeing with?
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Yes, that's how this site works. Ironically, one of the biggest trolls seems to be a mod!

That is the reason he became a mod. Hilarious.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Injunction Junction, what's your function?
Banning devices for breaking some patents
Injunction Junction, who has gumption?
I got three iDevices
that get slavishly copied
Injunction Junction, what's their function?
iPad, iPhone, iPod,
they'll get you pretty far

iPad.
That's a tablet, the first of the NEW tablets.
iPhone.
A revolutionary smartphone;
Not the first with a touch, but the first
to do it right.
i, Pod. When you want your music right
in your pocket. Or clipped on
as the case may be.

Injunction Junction, what's your function?
They say they're competing but it's
nothing but flattery.
Injunction Junction, what's your function

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If so, then Apple][ should be the owner of this site

Im pretty sure Apple changed his user ID, or is using another one. All it will take is one human interest story to out him.

Hint: He'll be the one who says people deserve to die and live in poverty because they aren't as smart as him.

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post #98 of 102
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Yes, that's how this site works. Ironically, one of the biggest trolls seems to be a mod!

Thanks for not bothering to read my explanation. Thanks for the completely laughable accusation.

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LOL. Yeah

They just keep piling on the bon mots.

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The question is over the terms of the licensing agreement.

We'll just have to see how this plays out then, won't we? Do we know the terms of Motorola's other agreements or Apple's proposed licensing for comparison?

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Thanks for not bothering to read my explanation. Thanks for the completely laughable accusation

Funny how you automatically knew I was talking about you! I assume you aren't the only mod in this forum so I could have been talking about any of the others. I guess you know yourself all too well...

I read your posts but your issue is that you're so blinded with your love for Apple that you cannot have a balanced view. I like Apple myself, in fact own several devices, but I can also see where they are wrong.
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Funny how you automatically knew I was talking about you!

You specifically replied to a comment directed at me. I see nothing funny about it at all.

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I read your posts but your issue is that you're so blinded with your love for Apple that you cannot have a balanced view.

You have not "read my posts" if that's what you think. Perhaps in this thread, but certainly not overall.

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...I can also see where they are wrong.

What, in violating a standing patent? Yes, I see that, too. Mentioned it earlier, if I recall (though that's not saying much). While that was the issue behind the original injunction, whether that case should have ever existed is still up for debate.

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In TS's defense- he used to be much much worse. I couldn't stand the guy. But he's gotten a ton better (particularly since becoming a mod)- and I actually enjoy reading his commentary now. Sure, a little smug slips out here and there, but on this forum (and compared to several other members)- thats nothing.

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