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A quick look at the Magnus iPad stand from Ten One Design

A quick look at the Magnus iPad stand from Ten One Design and you'll no doubt quickly realize that it's a pretty minimal design, as it should be. The Magnus makes use of the iPads built-in magnets intended for Smart Covers to ensure your iPad stays in place. The hand finished Magnus is will be available soon from Ten One Design via their website, for now -- check out the video from CES 2012.

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Apple sues Samsung over iPhone and iPad case infringements

According to BusinessWeek, Apple has apparently issued a notice of complaint against Samsung for patent infrignements tied to the cases Samsung uses on their tablet and smartphone devices.

Apple issued the notice of infringement to Samsung in Australia over the cases, and will file a statement of claim, Apple’s lawyer Stephen Burley said at a hearing in Sydney today. Samsung’s lawyer Katrina Howard said at the same hearing the company was served with the notice that the cases infringe at least 10 patents.

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iPad 2 Smart Cover teardown

Yes iFixit went there -- they not only did a teardown of iPad 2 they tore down the Smart Cover as well! Here are the highlights:

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Apple shows off iPad 2 Smart Covers

Along with the new iPad 2, Apple showed off a "Smart Cover" accessory. It connects magnetically to the iPad and will automatically turn it on when it opens and off when it closes. They're also segmented so you can prop the iPad up in various ways.

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