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Today's Tech: Public sides with Samsung over Apple, Galaxy Note 2 specs go under the spotlight, Orange San Diego is reviewed

Last week may have brought patent trial proceedings to a close in California, but the fallout from the momentous Apple and Samsung clash continues to unfold. Many commentators in the tech world have voiced their sympathy for Samsung, and it appears the general public – even those in the US – side with the Korean company rather than Apple in the whole affair. Follow the link to read more about the survey that brought some interesting answers.

Apple hasn’t just been wrestling over patents with Samsung though, as Motorola has also been in its sights. The Cupertino firm’s legal disputes have become something of a worldwide road show, with the latest wrangling relating to standard-essential patents in Germany. The case between these two has been rumbling on for some time, so check out the full story to see what the state of play is now.

IFA 2012 is now in full-swing and the headline product emerging from Berlin has arguably been the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Small tablet? Big smartphone? Probably the latter, but how it matches up with its Galaxy Note predecessor is what many will be wondering, so thankfully we’ve done a nice, concise specs comparison for you. To find out how far Samsung has gone with this ‘phablet’ transformation, you’ll have to click through to the full article.

With more IFA action continuing today, our team in Germany has been getting the low-down all the latest product launches, and this afternoon we had news of Toshiba’s first venture into the cloud. “A personal storage hub, the STOR.E CLOUD allows users to physically back-up their media and documents whilst still enabling remote access and file streaming across a full spectrum of devices, including tablets, smartphones, and personal computers,” writes James Laird. Sound interesting? Read on.

As ever our breaking news feeds are supplemented by the very best reviews, and added to the ranks today was Geoff Richards’ scrutiny of the Orange San Diego smartphone. Incredibly, we seem to have a phone that can live with the specs of the iPhone 4S’s of the market but comes in at half the cost. If that doesn’t make you want to see the full review, what will?