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Sunday March 1

11:39
Apple Showcases 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery...

Apple has refreshed its homepage to showcase a gallery of photos taken with iPhone 6 across the world, unsurprisingly coinciding with today's announcements of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The gallery shows photos taken by iPhone 6 users in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Iceland, South Korea, China, Scotland, Indonesia, Thailand and New Zealand.

Some of the photos have been filtered, enhanced or shared with apps such as Instagram, Snapseed, VSCO Cam, Mextures, Filterstorm Neue, Camera+ and Adobe Photoshop Express. "People take incredible photos and videos on iPhone 6 every day," writes Apple. "And here are some of our favorites. Explore the gallery, learn a few tips, and see what’s possible with...

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10:54
Samsung Announces Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Pa...

Samsung at Mobile World Congress on Sunday announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, each compatible with a new mobile payments service called Samsung Pay. The smartphones are a significant refresh to the Galaxy lineup, featuring a slimmer and lighter metal and glass curved design, all-new front and rear cameras, improved hardware specifications under the hood and more.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (via The Verge)
The Galaxy S6 Edge is notable in that it is the first smartphone to feature a curved display on both sides of the device, constructed from Gorilla Glass 4. Both smartphones have 16-megapixel rear-facing cameras and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras with f/1.9 lenses for improved low-light photos, Auto HDR, optical image stabilization, IR white balance and a "Quick Launch" feature for accessing the camera from any...

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10:42
Samsung Unveiled the Galaxy S6 with iPhone 6-like Frame in...

With Samsung's profits falling off a cliff in the second half of 2014, Samsung needed their flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone to hit a home run today. Samsung's Special Event kicked off in Barcelona this morning and our report provides you with a brief overview of some of their keynote points.

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09:11
Samsung wants to be First with a Foldable Smartphone

Samsung's profits fell off a cliff in the second half of 2014 and in a desperate attempt of calming the market down, they decided to throw a Hail Mary during a Wall Street analyst meeting. They predicting that they would be first to deliver a foldable device to market. Lee Chang-hoon, vice president ...

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09:02
Apple Watch to Feature Time-Only 'Power Reserve'...

With Apple's media event just a week away and the company expected to offer final details there on the Apple Watch ahead of its April debut, The New York Times has a new report out sharing a few new tidbits on the device.

Among the interesting details is the existence of an unannounced "Power Reserve" mode for the watch that will display only the time and cut off all other functions as the battery begins to run critically low, preserving the most basic functionality of the watch. The report also notes that while the Apple Watch has been widely tested by Apple employees, the company did work to conceal many of those prototypes by disguising them to resemble Samsung smartwatches.

Sources have also provided more context to a...

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Saturday February 28

21:08
Apple Watch Pop-Up Shop Also Planned for London's Sel...

Apple is planning to open a dedicated pop-up shop for the Apple Watch at high-end department store Selfridges in London, according to sources. The shop will likely be located near the entrance of the iconic Wonder Room, a 19,000-square-foot shopping hall that houses a wide selection of luxury jewelry and watch brands alongside a concept store and mezzanine wine bar.

Wonder Room at Selfridges in London houses fine jewelry and watches
A section of Selfridges located near the Wonder Room was boarded up earlier this month to allow for construction of the expected Apple Watch pop-up shop, sources say. The store-within-a-store concept will display various Apple Watch models and provide customers with a personalized shopping experience, potentially including One to One service for those interested in learning more about the wrist-worn device.

Apple is recruiting retail employees from nearby Apple Stores in London to fill Specialist vacancies at an...

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19:19
Apple Likely Building Apple Watch Demo Area at Yerba Buena...

A new image has surfaced that shows construction of an outdoor extension at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, as reported by 9to5Mac. The tented space will likely serve as an Apple Watch demo area at the upcoming "Spring Forward" media event on March 9th, where Apple is widely expected to provide further details about the Apple Watch's features, pricing and release date.

According to the tipster that submitted the photos, there are security guards wearing "Apple Security" shirts monitoring the construction site, all but confirming that the external addition belongs to Apple. The company previously built a similar structure...

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09:36
Ericsson goes Nuclear on Apple Filing 7 Patent Infringemen...

Yesterday we reported that Ericsson had filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Apple, not a single case, and that only one of the lawsuits provided details. The first lawsuit presented 8 out of the 41 patents involved in their battle with Apple. Twenty-four hours later and the details are getting clearer.

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Friday February 27

13:20
Google's Dreamy New Campus Seen in Gigantic Drawings

In April 2006, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs announced to the city council of Cupertino that Apple had acquired nine contiguous properties to build a second campus, the Apple Campus 2. The spaceship styled design has been written about for years and now there's a constant stream of drone overviews during its construction. On Wednesday we posted a report titled "Google Planning New Canopy-Like Mountain View Headquarters," but it lacked photos that were apparently buried in Cupertino's city hall. Today we present you with a series of gigantic concept drawings of the Google's newly proposed campus/headquarters ...

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11:14
Apple Reveals that Apple Watch will Open Car Doors & M...

Today we learned something new from Apple's CEO. Apple Watch is designed to be able to replace your car keys and the clumsy, large fobs that are now used by many vehicles. This could be a major development and will reinforce the view that Apple is circling the automotive market. The concept of an iOS device opening a car door...

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10:05
Apple Files for New "Quickboard" Trademark in Eu...

Today the Trademark Offices in both Europe and China have published Apple's new trademark filing for "Quickboard." Did Apple acquire ...

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09:23
iOS 8.2 Could See Public Release Next Week, Two More Betas...

Apple may be planning to release iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, reports BGR. iOS 8.2 has been in testing since November and notably contains support for the Apple Watch. The March release date has been rumored for several weeks now, but earlier information pointed towards a launch a bit later in the month, possibly during the second week of March.

A Monday, March 2 release date for iOS 8.2 would mean the software would be released to consumers a full week ahead of Apple's scheduled March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, where the company is expected to divulge additional details on the Apple Watch.

BGR is fairly accurate when it comes to iOS release date predictions. The site correctly determined several iOS 7...

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08:14
Court Filing Details First of Two Ericsson Patent Lawsuits...

Earlier today we posted a report tilted "Ericcson Attacks Apple with a Second Patent Infringement Lawsuit," which covered the background of the recent legal battle between Ericsson and Apple that began in January. The second attack on Apple was officially launched yesterday according to the time-stamp on the documents filed with the court in Texas.

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07:17
Tim Cook in London to Talk Apple Watch and Visit Covent Ga...

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday made an unannounced visit to the iconic Apple Store in Covent Garden, a popular shopping and tourist location in London, according to The Telegraph. The chief executive also sat down for an interview with the British publication to discuss the Apple Watch, providing a few more interesting details about the device ahead of Apple's highly-anticipated "Spring Forward" media event on March 9.

Cook claimed that the Apple Watch will have several features that go beyond timekeeping and health and fitness, such as the ability to replace large car key fobs that come with most current vehicles. "This will be just like the iPhone: people wanted it and bought for a particular...

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05:37
Apple is definitely working on a Top Secret VR Project

Apple was granted a patent earlier this month relating to video glasses and Apple is known to have other patents on this project or record as well (one, two and three). In December, shortly after Apple acquired Israeli company PrimeSense we posted a report titled "Take a Peek at a Few Key PrimeSense Patents that Apple Gained." One of their patents on record was for a video headset ...

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04:52
Apple Faces Ericsson Lawsuit After Refusing Licensing Deal

Apple faces further legal action from Ericsson this week after refusing to accept a licensing deal for its patented LTE technologies, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Swedish networking company on Friday said it is suing Apple for infringing 41 wireless-related patents that it believes are critical to the functionality of products such as the iPhone and iPad.“By refusing Ericsson’s fair and reasonable licensing offer for patented technology used in Apple smartphones and tablets, Apple harms the entire market and reduces the incentive to share innovation,” the company said in a statement.Ericsson has filed two complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission in an effort to secure an exclusion order against Apple, which could block the iPhone, iPad and other products involved from being sold in the United States. The company has also filed seven complaints with...

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04:19
Ericcson Attacks Apple with a Second Patent Infringement L...

We first posted a report in January titled "No Agreement between Apple and Ericsson Leads to Lawsuits." We followed up on that report with another two days later titled "Details of Ericsson's Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Apple Surface." We reported that U.S. based Ericsson Inc. and Sweden's Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (together, "Ericsson") had sued Apple over their refusal to license their patent portfolio ...

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Thursday February 26

14:36
Smartflash Hits Apple with a Second Patent Infringement La...

Only one day after a Tyler Texas jury awarded Smartflash $532.9 million for Apple infringing their suit of patents, Smartflash LLC and Smartflash Technologies Limited filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Apple.

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14:16
'Click' Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapt...

Ahead of the Apple Watch's launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will slide into the band slots of the Apple Watch, allowing the Apple Watch casing to be used with any existing 24mm watchband.

According to Click's creators, the adapter is a spring bar that will attach to a watchband, which will then fit into the Apple Watch's grooves, much like one of Apple's own watch bands. It appears to use the pin that comes with an existing watchband rather than shipping with one of its own.

Click takes advantage of the sliding and locking mechanism on both sides of the watch to hold the adapter in place just like one of Apple's watchbands. Click allows customers to truly personalize the Apple Watch to match their style and at a fraction of the cost of Apple's Watchbands.Click is...

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13:25
FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality Rules, Classifies Bro...

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor by a 3-to-2 decision to enforce net neutrality rules that it claims will help protect freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet, reports Ars Technica. The FCC ruling classifies broadband service as a utility and prevents Internet providers from blocking or throttling traffic or offering prioritized service through so-called Internet "fast lanes" for payment."The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field," said FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. "Think about it. The Internet has replaced the functions of the telephone and the post office. The Internet has redefined commerce...

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13:12
The Google Glass Team Invented a Circular Keyboard that Yo...

In November we posted a report titled "Google Glass, a Failure until Further Notice." We noted in that report that the first project to have emerged from Google's secretive Google X division was Glass. The high profile project ...

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12:51
Apple Opens Up 'iWork for iCloud' to Everyone, N...

Following a short beta testing period, Apple's iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device.

As of today, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. The software suite lets users create and edit text documents, presentations, and spreadsheets from their browsers. Signing up for a free Apple ID account entitles users to 1GB of complimentary iCloud storage to be used with the apps for storing documents.

Previously, access to Apple's iWork suite of apps was limited to users who owned an iOS device or a Mac, but with Apple's new web-only iCloud access, the company can draw new users to its platform and compete with more universal software offerings like Microsoft's Office Suite.

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12:28
Apple Targeting Early April Launch Date for Apple Watch

Apple has not provided details on when the Apple Watch might begin shipping to customers beyond the broad "April" launch date shared by CEO Tim Cook, but new information provided to MacRumors suggests the Apple Watch could see a release more towards the beginning of April rather than the end of the month.

According to a reliable source that spoke with MacRumors, Apple is planning to begin moving Apple Watches to centralized distribution points in the U.S. during the first few days of the month, with an Apple Watch release possibly coming during the first full week of April, between April 6 and April 10.

A launch date around this time would see the Apple Watch shipping approximately one month after the company's planned March 9 media event, where it is expected to unveil new...

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12:08
Smartflash Hits Apple With Second Lawsuit After Winning $5...

Just one day after Apple was ordered to pay a $532.9 million settlement to Smartflash LLC for infringing upon its patented technologies, the Texas-based patent licensing firm has sued the Cupertino-based company a second time over the same patents (via Reuters). The new lawsuit covers Apple products that were introduced after the original case was filed, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2."Smartflash filed the complaint to address products that came out too far into the last proceedings to have been included," Smartflash's attorney, Brad Caldwell, told Reuters on Thursday. "Apple cannot claim they don’t know about these patents or understand that they are infringing. A diligent jury has already rejected...

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10:54
Today the FCC Voted 3-2 for Net Neutrality

Earlier this month we posted a report titled "The FCC is Once Again Set to Vote on New Net Neutrality Rules." We noted that the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had stated that "We're going to propose rules that say no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization, and that there is a yardstick against which behavior should be measured, and that...

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10:24
Apple's March Ninth Special Event Invitation Provides...

The rumor mill will once again spin now that Apple has sent out invitations to their March 9, 2015 event with a clue as to what it's about. Once the smoke clears from the announcements flooding out of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona ...

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10:19
Apple to Live Stream 'Spring Forward' Apple Watc...

Apple today updated its website to notify users that it plans to live stream its Monday, March 9 media event that will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

The event will be broadcast on Apple's Live website and it will also be available on the Apple TV via a dedicated channel. MacRumors will be providing live coverage of the event as well, both on MacRumors.com and on the MacRumorsLive Twitter account for those unable to watch Apple's live stream.

The March 9 event, which kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, is expected to focus on the Apple Watch. Apple will likely unveil new details about the device that have been previously kept under wraps, including information on pricing, battery life, and accessory options. We may also...

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09:07
Apple Sends Invites for 'Spring Forward' Media E...

Apple today sent out invites for a media event that will be held on Monday, March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, reports The Loop. As with most Apple media events, it will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

The event's "Spring Forward" tagline is decidedly time related and March 9 falls one day after the start of Daylight Saving Time in the United States, suggesting the Apple Watch may be the focal point.

There are still many details on the Apple Watch that Apple has kept under wraps, including full information on pricing, battery life, and accessory options, all of which may be revealed at the event ahead of the Apple Watch's April launch. The event could also see the launch of other products, such as the rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air or refreshed 11 and 13-inch MacBook Airs, which are due for an update.

Recent Mac and iOS...

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08:50
Google's Sundar Pichai Discusses Search Partnership W...

Google's Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, recently spoke about his company's relationship with Apple in an in-depth interview with Forbes. The executive discussed a few topics related to Apple, including the impact of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the high-end smartphone market and Google's long-standing search partnership with Apple that is rumored to be up in the air.

Questioned about the possibility of Apple ditching Google as the default search engine on iOS, Pichai did not appear worried and remains committed to building a product that users need. Google renewed its search partnership with Apple in 2010, although the contract is reportedly set to expire this year and there has been increasing speculation that Apple is considering a number of options. Both Microsoft and Yahoo have...

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08:40
Apple Begins Animating Landmarks in Maps, Starting With Lo...

Apple yesterday updated its 3D "Flyover" map of London, adding animated images onto popular London-based attractions that result in real-time moving pictures right inside of the Maps app (via The Daily Mail).

The update causes the current time to be showcased on the face of Big Ben's clock tower, and the popular giant London Eye to constantly rotate when users find each structure in the London Flyover map. The feature, according to The Daily Mail, is expected to hit other big cities "within weeks."

Though a straightforward and purely aesthetic update, the addition of real-time animated effects in the Maps app brings a more immersive experience to Apple's mobile map service and could give it a slight edge on competing map apps.

Thanks to hefty amount of criticism...

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08:00
Apple Invents New Streaming Content App

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application that titled "Scrollable In-Line Camera for Capturing and Sharing Content." Today Apple offers a simple way to stream content via "My Photo Stream" that's part of iCloud Photo Sharing. In this latest patent application, it appears that Apple wants to expand ...

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06:33
Apple Files for "Taptic Engine" Trademark in Eur...

Today, both Hong Kong and Europe Trademark Offices have published Apple's latest trademark filing for "Taptic Engine." Apple introduced ...

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05:56
Brikk Announces Diamond-Studded Apple Watches Costing Up t...

While the Apple Watch is not expected to be released until April, luxury and couture product design company Brikk today announced a line of 30 luxury models for the upcoming smartwatch that they claim, "will afford unmatched opulence to an exclusive clientele worldwide."

Similar to the Apple Watch in terms of sizes, the line of Lux Watches will be available in 38mm and 42mm, with color options of 24-karat yellow gold, 18-karat pink gold, and 950 platinum alongside varying band options. There are also three editions to the line: Standard, Deluxe, and Omni. All versions of the Lux Watch are prepared through disassembling Apple Watches that the company then repurposes with their luxury materials in a "state-of-the-art laboratory."

The basic...

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05:22
Apple's Expanded Presence in Israel Focused on Chip D...

Following Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to Israel this week, the company's increasing interest in the country is said to relate to chip design, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Apple recently opened new research and development offices in Israel north of Tel Aviv, with the facilities serving as the iPhone maker's second-largest R&D operations outside of the United States.“Apple’s Israeli acquisitions and its expanding local workforce show that the company is becoming more and more independent on the chip level, where it once had to rely on external suppliers,” said Shlomo Gradman, chairman of the Israeli Semiconductor Club. Apple may be looking to increase development of chips internally to the costs associated with relying on third-party suppliers, although it still relies heavily on vendors such as Samsung to produce chips for iPhones. Apple has acquired two Israel-...

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05:00
A Major Report by Good Technology Shows that iOS Activatio...

A new report published today by Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, presents key findings indicating that as enterprises are mobilizing content and apps, they are also fortifying their cyber resiliency ...

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Wednesday February 25

18:03
Tim Cook Will Give 2015 Commencement Address at George Was...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will give the keynote address to graduates at George Washington University this May, the university announced today. Cook will speak on May 17 on the National Mall and was nominated for the honor by students earlier this year. The university also plans to give Cook an honorary doctorate of public service.

"I am delighted that Tim Cook has accepted our invitation to give this year's commencement address on the National Mall," George Washington President Steven Knapp said. "I know our graduating students will be inspired and enlightened by his reflections on the lessons he has garnered from his distinguished career as a highly effective leader at the forefront of technological innovation."
Cook's last commencement speech...

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15:43
Google Planning New Canopy-Like Mountain View Headquarters

The companies BIG and Heatherwick Studio are collaborating on a new headquarters building for Google in Mountain View, California.

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14:14
While Apple's CEO is in Israel to Open New Offices we...

Last week we reported that Israel's Calcalist news website reported that Apple's CEO Tim Cook was expected to arrive this week for the inauguration of the new company offices in Herzliya. Right on cue ...

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13:51
Google Challenges Apple-IBM MobileFirst with "Android...

In July 2014 Apple and IBM forged a new exclusive global enterprise centric alliance. The goal of the landmark partnership is to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change. The official ...

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12:02
Apple Showcases Final Cut Pro X Usage in Production of Hol...

Just a few days before the release of the Hollywood romantic comedy film Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, Apple has provided a behind-the-scenes look at how Final Cut Pro X was used to produce the movie. The feature page provides an in-depth profile of how Final Cut Pro X was used for editing, screen-ready effects and post-production.

Focus directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra opted to use Apple's professional video editing software because they found it provided a fast and straightforward workflow. The software gave the directors fine-tuned control over all aspects of the film and provided the flexibility to easily move between editing on a Mac Pro and working with a MacBook Pro on location.After researching several workflows, Requa and Ficarra decided to cut their major studio feature entirely in Final Cut Pro X...

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11:41
Apple Adds 'GasBuddy' and 'GreatSchools...

Apple added several new companies to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements page over the course of the past month, possibly hinting at future plans for improvements to its mapping app. The Acknowledgements page lists all of the sources that provide information to Apple for the Maps app.

New listings include GasBuddy/OpenStore and GreatSchools, two additions that AppleMapsMarketing speculates could lead to Maps upgrades like gas prices on gas station locations and school data for school locations. GasBuddy.com is a site that is designed to highlight local gas prices, helping users find the cheapest gas in any given area. GreatSchools...

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09:34
Apple Files for "WatchKit" Trademark in the U.S....

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published two of Apple's latest trademark filings for "WatchKit" ...

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09:19
Apple Expands Apple Watch Marketing Efforts With New Multi...

Apple appears to be gearing up for a big marketing push for the Apple Watch ahead of its April launch, featuring the device on several magazine covers. The Apple Watch made its U.S. magazine cover debut earlier this month in the March issue of Self, and it's also being featured in a multi-page spread in the March issue of Vogue.

The Apple Watch is shown on multiple pages of the magazine, depicting different watch casings and band designs in clean ads that feature nothing but the Apple Watch itself. The images are actual size, giving readers an idea of how big the watch is in real life.

There's a heavy focus on Apple Watch bands, several of which are depicted in close up images that show off details on their construction. The Milanese Loop is featured on one page, while the navy-...

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08:51
Tim Cook Talks Apple Watch Water Resistance and European A...

While on a trip in Germany to visit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and meet with a few German-based Apple staff members, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Apple Store employees in Berlin that he wears his Apple Watch constantly, "even in the shower", according to iGen.fr [Google Translate].

The new piece of information from the Apple CEO could mean the company's been working on adding more water resistant features to the upcoming wearable, since at its early-September reveal event the company warned off wearing the device in...

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08:03
Samsung Introduced the Industry's First 10nm Technolo...

In December there was still a glimmer of hope that TSMC would retain the bulk of Apple's iDevice chip business in 2015 due to GlobalFoundries 14nm tooling delays being reported. Then earlier this month re/code reported that Apple had chosen Samsung to be the supplier for their A9 processor based on ...

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06:53
Apple and Other High Profile U.S. Tech Companies have been...

We reported back in August that China's government had officially excluded Apple iPads and MacBook laptops from the list of products that can be bought with public money because of security concerns ...

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06:15
Students around the Globe that use Macs and iDevices May b...

Now millions of students around the world that use Macs, iPads and/or PC's are eligible for Microsoft's free Office offer.

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04:38
Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9 Million in iTunes-Related Pate...

A federal jury in Tyler, Texas has ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million to patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC for using its patents without permission, reports Bloomberg. The court found certain iTunes apps to be infringing upon the Texas-based company's patents related to digital rights management, data storage and managing access through payment systems. Apple argues that Smartflash is exploiting the patent system and plans to appeal the decision.“Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no U.S. presence, and is exploiting our patent system to seek royalties for technology Apple invented,” said Kristin Huguet, an Apple spokeswoman. “We refused to pay off this company for the ideas our employees spent years innovating and unfortunately we have been left with no choice but to take this fight up through the court system...

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03:50
Smartflash wins their Lawsuit against Apple who Vows to Ap...

Back in May 2013 we were first to report that Smartflash had sued Apple over Apple's iTunes Store, Apple TV, iOS and more. A number of gaming developers ...

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Tuesday February 24

20:11
Chase: Over 1 Million Wallets Provisioned on Apple Pay

During its investor call today, Chase announced (via AppleInsider) that over 1 million customers have provisioned their credit and / or debit cards for use with Apple Pay. Additionally, the company provided a look at the demographics of its Apple Pay users.
Eileen Sierra, CEO of Chase Card Services, said that its customers who use Apple Pay tend to be young and have higher incomes, with 69 percent of their Chase card Apple Pay transactions credit based.

Sierra also revealed that the financial company has seen "good growth" in the number of its customers provisioning their cards on Apple Pay. Those customers have been using their Chase cards through Apple Pay at the top five merchants 58 percent of the time, with all remaining merchants making up the remaining 42 percent.

While...

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14:54
Apple's iPhone-iOS Growth leapt by 46.1% in Q4 While...

According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android and iOS accounted for 96.3% of all smartphone shipments, up slightly from 95.6% in 4Q13. Android outpaced the overall smartphone market ...

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13:57
IBM MobileFirst Enterprise Apps will Include Location Awar...

Enterprise apps built with IBM’s MobileFirst management and development platform can now be made more aware of their surroundings.

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13:26
Microsoft Follows Apple's Example by Patenting their...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Microsoft six design patents. Out of the six there was one of particular of interest. Microsoft was granted a design patent for their Microsoft Store storefront. It was Apple who began ...

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11:19
iOS and Android Combine for 96.3% Smartphone Market Share...

The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that the smartphone market continues to be a largely two-horse race between iOS and Android, which accounted for 19.7% and 76.6% market share in the fourth quarter respectively. The mobile operating systems combined to dominate Windows Phone, BlackBerry and all other platforms with 96.3% market share during the three-month period ending December.

iOS increased 2.2 percentage points to 19.7% during the fourth quarter over its 15.1% market share in the year-ago quarter, while Android experienced a marginal year-over-year decline as its market share slipped from 78.2% to 76.6%. Apple shipped a record-breaking 192.7 million iPhones during 2014 on the strength of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while overall Android device shipments on the year surpassed the 1 billion mark.

Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone operating system race,...

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10:19
Will Apple Sign On with Visa Europe for Apple Pay?

According to a new Reuters report, Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones. Visa Europe said on Tuesday that it would introduce to member banks by mid-April a "tokenisation" service which substitutes random numbers for a user's credit card details when a merchant transmits transaction data, reducing the risk of online...

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08:33
Apple Eats Samsung's Lunch While Taking 71% of Japan...

A new Korean report today reviews the basics of a report for paid clients only from U.S. market research firm Strategy Analytics. The report published yesterday showed that for the first time since 2011 Samsung Electronics’ global smartphone market share fell ...

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07:40
'Pebble Time' Debuts on Kickstarter With Slimmer...

Pebble today revealed the Pebble Time, a new smartwatch in its line of smart wearable devices that includes the company's first color-based display and introduces a thinner, more ergonomic design than its predecessor.

Launched on Kickstarter earlier this morning, Pebble promises that power consumption of the new device is greatly lowered thanks to the e-paper display, giving the Pebble Time a battery life of up to 7 days. The company also introduced a new voice-control feature to send voice replies or take notes using a select few compatible apps. The feature is a bit more full-fledged on Android, and on iOS currently will only work with Gmail notifications.

The Pebble Time also features a new curved design to...

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07:29
Apple Granted 63 Patents Today Covering Haptics, a Unique...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patents for a unique removable clip that could provide any number of devices with an additional user interface ...

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07:15
Tim Cook Commemorates Steve Jobs' 60th Birthday:...

Tim Cook tweeted this morning to honor what would be the 60th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011 following a lengthy battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Cook shared a quote from Jobs' heartfelt commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, in which he said "the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Jobs co-founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976, with the roots of the company based in the garage of his childhood home in Los Altos, California. After turning the Macintosh into a commercial success in the decade following, Jobs was essentially ousted from Apple in 1985 following a power struggle and went on to found NeXT Computer the same year.

Apple went on to acquire NeXT in 1997, bringing Jobs back as CEO,...

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06:20
Apple Granted a Killer Patent Relating to Programmable Mag...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single killer patent that covers the whole area of programmable and coded magnet connectors ....

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06:09
Samsung Said to Supply Memory Chips for Next-Generation iP...

Samsung Electronics has inked a deal with both Apple and LG to supply advanced DRAM memory chips in next-generation iPhones and the LG G4 respectively, according to sources "familiar with the deal" for The Korea Times.

The deal, rumored to be worth billions of dollars, would see Samsung produce at least half of the memory chips that Apple would need for its next-generation iPhone lineup. The report claims that Apple could ask Samsung to ramp up manufacturing of the chips if needed, with the alleged contract lasting at least a year."Under the agreement, Samsung will start providing LG Electronics with 100 percent mobile DRAM chips it needs for LG G4 smartphone, which will be unveiled in April. Also, Samsung will handle at least half of the amount that Apple needs for its new iPhone ― tentatively named iPhone 6S," an industry official who is familiar with the deal told The Korea Times....

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04:39
Apple Granted a Patent for Tamper Proof Liquid Metal Faste...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single patent relating to tamper proof liquid metal fasteners. According to Apple's patent, amorphous alloys can be used for making sports equipment, medical devices, electronic components ...

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03:17
Apple Granted Patents for Apple TV Conference Room Mode an...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two enterprise centric patents. The first covers Apple TV Conference Mode while the other covers enterprise centric app sharing with FaceTime.

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02:17
Apple is Granted a Patent for their Seamless EarPods

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's EarPod invention.

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Monday February 23

19:33
Apple Acquires Popular Instrument and Effect Plug-In Maker...

Apple appears to have acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, based on information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF]. Camel Audio's address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street, which is Apple's London address, and the company's sole director is now listed as Apple lawyer Heather Joy Morrison, suggesting the company is in the possession of Apple.

Camel Audio is known for its range of plug-ins, synthesizers, effects, sound libraries, which were available via the company's Alchemy software. Previously available for $249, Alchemy included more than 1000 sounds, 5.5GB worth of samples, a powerful additive resynthesis engine, spectral resynthesis, a virtual analog synthesizer, and more. Its powerful engine was highly useful to...

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17:09
Apple to Introduce Racially Diverse Emoji in Future Operat...

In August Apple released a new report on diversity at Apple. Apple's CEO Tim Cook duly noted that Apple was "committed to transparency." Their published report revealed specific statistics ...

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13:04
Google Acquires Softcard Technology, Inks Deal With Carrie...

Following rumors of an acquisition, Google today announced that it has purchased some technology and intellectual property from NFC-based mobile payment service Softcard, formerly known as Isis Mobile Wallet. The purchase will allow Google to improve upon its existing mobile wallet technology to better compete with Apple Pay.

Owned jointly by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, Softcard was established in 2010 in an effort to allow the three carriers to enter the mobile payment market. As an NFC-based payment option that works primarily with Android-based phones, Softcard has been a major Google Wallet competitor, arguably stunting NFC mobile payment growth for both companies.

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11:09
OS X 10.10.3 Beta 2 Update Introduces New Emoji, Skin Tone...

Today's second OS X 10.10.3 beta builds on the emoji groundwork laid with the first OS X 10.10.3 beta, introducing all new emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers. When selecting an emoji with a skin tone, such as one of the many people emoji, it's now possible to select a specific skin tone from one of five options.

There are also several new people emoji that introduce greater diversity. Family emoji now include multiple same sex couples, both with children and without, all with variable skin tone options.

Along with a range of diversified people emoji, today's update brings 32 new country flags, including flags for Canada, Australia, and India.

Along with new emoji, OS X 10.10.3 brings a renamed Character palette that focuses more heavily on emoji. Accessible through the "Edit" menu in most Mac apps, the palette was previously named "Special Characters," but is labeled "Emoji &...

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10:04
Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, two weeks after seeding the first iOS 8.3 beta. The initial iOS 8.3 beta came as a surprise because iOS 8.2 with the WatchKit SDK also remains in testing.

The beta is available through the iOS Developer Center. It includes Xcode 6.3 and a new version of Apple's programming language, Swift. Apple has also released a new Apple TV beta for third-generation Apple TVs.

While iOS 8.2 appears to bring only minor bug fixes to the operating system along with the WatchKit SDK and support for the Apple Watch, the first beta of iOS 8.3 introduced several new features including support for wireless CarPlay connectivity, a new emoji picker, support for Google 2-step verification, and Apple Pay support for the China UnionPay network. It also removes the "beta" label from iCloud Photo Library.

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10:03
Google Acquires Mobile Wallet Company Softcard

In January we posted a report titled "Retailer: Apple Pay used 5 Times more than Competing Softcard." Last Wednesday we reported that Barron's had noted in a recent report that Google had reportedly invested in or acquired Softcard, a struggling mobile wallet joint venture led by the carriers.

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10:02
Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Developer...

Apple today seeded the second beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to developers, two and half weeks after releasing the first OS X 10.10.3 beta and nearly four weeks after releasing OS X 10.10.2 to the public.

The new beta, build 14D87h, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

OS X 10.10.3 brings several new features to Yosemite, including the new Photos for OS X app. Photos is designed to serve as a replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture, and is on track to see an early 2015 launch. Early reviews have suggested that while Photos is a suitable replacement for iPhoto, with more advanced tools and performance optimizations, it may leave professional users disappointed, at least in its initial incarnation.

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09:13
Apple is the World's Number One 4G LTE Smartphone Sup...

Apple was the leading 4G LTE smartphone supplier in the fourth quarter of 2014 with ...

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08:06
Apple Files U.S. Trademark for "Retina HD" and M...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for "Retina HD" which was originally ...

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06:48
Apple Hires Electric Car Battery Engineers from Samsung...

According to a new Korean press report, Apple is luring away Samsung Electronics' experts in next-generation technology.

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06:31
Apple Looking to Hire Samsung Battery Experts and Other Hi...

Apple is hiring away Samsung employees working on next-generation technology, including signal- and visual-processing management, according to The Korea Times.

The report, citing unnamed officials at the South Korean tech giant, also claims that Apple has expanded its recruitment efforts to focus on Samsung personnel with expertise in battery technology amid rumors that it is working on an electric vehicle project."Some of our personnel have been hired by Apple. They now work at Apple's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.," said one official, adding that Apple offers highly-competitive benefits and large annual paychecks.

"Those former Samsung workers are given greater independence to proceed with their tasks. Apple prefers...

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05:30
Toyota Hesitates to Adopt CarPlay while Honda Moves Full S...

Apple's CEO Tim Cook noted during their Financial Conference Call in January that 30 car brands will be rolling out CarPlay in 2015. Late yesterday ...

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04:18
Apple Spending $2 Billion to Build Two New Data Centers in...

Apple announced on Monday that it will invest €1.7 billion to build and operate two new data centers in Europe. The state-of-the-art facilities will be located in County Galway, Ireland and the Central Jutland Region of Denmark, powering Apple's online services such as the App Store, iTunes Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for European customers.“We are grateful for Apple’s continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date. We’re thrilled to be expanding our operations, creating hundreds of local jobs and introducing some of our most advanced green building designs yet.”

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04:14
Apple to Hire 672,000 Europeans to Run Two State-of-the-Ar...

Earlier today Apple announced their plans to build two new state-of-the-art Data Centers in European in at a cost of $1.7 Billion Euros (US$1.9).

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Sunday February 22

16:09
Toyota Currently Has No Plans to Support CarPlay or Androi...

While Toyota has long been listed as one of Apple's CarPlay partners, the third best-selling auto brand in the U.S. currently has no plans to offer vehicles with the feature in that country, as noted in a New York Times overview of the race between Google and Apple to own the dashboard. Toyota also has no plans to offer Android Auto support in the U.S.John Hanson, the national manager of Toyota’s advanced technology communications, said while the company talked frequently with both Google and Apple, it currently had no plans to adopt Android Auto or CarPlay in the United States.

“We may all eventually wind up there, but right now we prefer to use our in-house proprietary platforms for those kinds of functions,” Mr. Hanson said.While Toyota is ruling out the U.S. market for CarPlay support...

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15:12
Apple's Oscar Ad Shot Entirely on an iPad

Apple debuted a new iPad ad to air during tonight's Oscar's. Apple highlights the new ad on their website which features students at Los Angeles County High School, using the iPad to write, produce, shoot, score, and edit films. It features a voiceover from Martin Scorsese and is called "Make a film with iPad".

Mashable reports that the ad itself was filmed entirely on an iPad Air 2. Apple created a special section in the App Store highlighting the various apps used by the students for their filmmaking.

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12:49
Could Apple be on the Cusp of a New Era of Remarkable Inno...

Close to a year ago we posted a report titled "Jonathan Ive: We're at the beginning of a remarkable time." The most interesting moment in the Time's article is when Ive stated that Apple was "… at the beginning of a remarkable ...

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Friday February 20

11:12
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11:00
An In-Depth Look at Apple Watch Band Options and Potential...

Daring Fireball's John Gruber today published a piece going in-depth on what he believes Apple's upcoming Apple Watch wearable will sell for, how the various accessory bands will be sold at retail, and just how much the all-gold Apple Watch Edition could possibly cost.

Taking a step back from the tech industry, Gruber looked at the upper tier of the fashion accessory market and decided to revisit his early fall guess that the lowest price the Apple Watch Edition could sell for would be $5,000. He began asking "friends who might know" whether they thought that estimate was too high.The answer has always been “No”. But the way I’ve been told “No” has given me the uneasy feeling that I’ve been asking the wrong question. I should have been asking if $5,000 is too low.

I now think Edition models will start around $10,000 — and, if my...

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10:01
Introducing MacRumors Giveaways: Win a Nomad Lightning Cab...

Today we're debuting giveaways on MacRumors, a new feature that will see us partnering up with companies to give away products to our readers. You can expect to see giveaways from us on a regular basis throughout the year.

For our first giveaway, we've partnered up with Kero, a company that makes a few awesome accessories for iOS devices, like the Nomad Lightning Cable. The Nomad cable is a three-inch Apple-certified Lightning cable that comes equipped with a USB cap that attaches to a key ring or clip for portability.

If you've been a long-time MacRumors reader, you might recognize the Nomad, because we've covered it on a few occasions since it first originated on Kickstarter in 2012. There have been several...

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07:09
Apple to Launch Public Beta Testing Programs for iOS 8.3 a...

Following up on the public beta program used for OS X Yosemite that allowed non-developers to try out and offer feedback on the operating system before its release, Apple will be launching similar programs for iOS 8.3 next month and iOS 9 later this year, reports 9to5Mac....Apple intends to release the upcoming iOS 8.3 as a public beta via the company’s existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, according to the sources. This release will match the third iOS 8.3 beta for developers, which is planned for release the same week. Apple then expects to debut iOS 9 at its June Worldwide Developer Conference, with a public beta release during the summer, and final release in the fall.iOS 8.2 is still in developer testing as Apple gears up for an April launch of the Apple Watch, but the company has also begun seeding iOS 8.3 to developers...

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04:29
Sketchy Rumor has Apple Investing in a Display Plant in Ja...

Many news sites are reporting the rumor that Japan Display Inc. (JDI) may build a new display factory in Japan that could be ready for 2016 production. Even though JDI won't confirm the rumor, details ...

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Thursday February 19

15:56
Apple Aiming to Begin Electric Car Production in 2020

Apple is hoping to begin production on the car project that it is secretly developing as early as 2020, reports Bloomberg. According to the sites sources, Apple is pushing employees working on the car to have it ready to go in five years, a timeline that will eventually allow it to compete with similar electric vehicles coming out from Tesla and GM in 2017.The timeframe -- automakers typically spend five to seven years developing a car -- underscores the project's aggressive goals and could set the stage for a battle for customers with Tesla Motors Inc. and General Motors Co., both of which are targeting a 2017 release of an electric vehicle that can go more than 200 miles on a single charge and cost less than $40,000.Apple's electric car plans first came to light last week, after The Wall Street Journal...

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15:30
Finally Some Relief over Longstanding MacBook Pro Issues

Apple has just launched a repair program to fix MacBook Pro machines sold between February 2011 and February 2013 that have problems with distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts.

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14:58
Samsung Invents Unique Zoom Functionality for their Next-G...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that's designed to advance their digital pen known as the S-Pen with an all-new capability.

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14:44
Apple Initiates Repair Program for 2011-2013 MacBook Pros...

Apple has launched a repair program to fix MacBook Pro machines sold between February 2011 and February 2013 that have problems with distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts.

As of February 20 in the United States and Canada (February 27 in other countries), users with affected machines will be able to visit an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider to receive repairs for their MacBook Pros at no charge. Customers will be able to bring their MacBook Pro to an Apple Store or service provider or send it in via mail for repairs.

An affected MacBook Pro may display one or more of the following symptoms:
-Distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen
-No video on the computer screen (or external display) even though the computer is on
-Computer restarts unexpectedlyAffected products include 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pro models manufactured in 2011 and 15...

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13:38
A Look at Fuel Cell Technology With Intelligent Energy...

Fuel cells, which generate power via chemical reactions, aren't exactly new technology, having been invented in the 1830s, but they're seen by some as one of the next steps in the evolution of electrical power. In the not-so-distant future, we may adopt fuel cells for powering cars, homes, and a whole range of consumer electronics with clean energy.

Intelligent Energy is one of the companies working to further fuel cell technology in the consumer space, having recently introduced its first hydrogen fuel cell iPhone charger, the "Upp." MacRumors went hands-on with the Upp to give fuel cell technology a try, and we spoke to Intelligent Energy's Corporate Development Director Julian Hughes, who shared some details about Intelligent Energy's fuel cell ambitions.

The Upp, introduced in the U.K...

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09:57
Apple Watch Display Rumored to Be Going Up in High-End Par...

Apple may be building a stand for the Apple Watch at Galeries Lafayette, a high-end department store located on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris, according to a few news outlets based in France. Mac4Ever [Google Translate] reports that the stand would reside on the first floor of the department store, with possible expansion to other stores along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Image of the Galeries Lafayette via Mac4Ever
Mac4Ever claims the current construction on the stand, which began at the beginning of February, is hidden as workers finish it up...

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09:52
Microsoft Announces Handwriting Capabilities for OneNote o...

Today Microsoft announced that handwriting has been added to OneNote for Apple's iPad. Below is a video showing how easy it is to use ...

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09:15
Apple's Automotive Team Includes Former Tesla, Ford a...

Apple's alleged automotive team consisting of hundreds of employees working on an electric vehicle includes several former Tesla, Ford and GM employees, according to 9to5Mac. The report reveals that Apple has also recruited talent from smaller firms in the automotive industry and other fields, including A123 Systems, MIT Motorsports, Ogin, Autoliv, Concept Systems and General Dynamics.

The list of recent hires from Tesla includes David Nelson...

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08:28
Citigroup Lists 6 Reasons why they See AAPL going Higher

Citigroup’s Jim Suva late yesterday reiterated a Buy rating on shares of Apple (AAPL), and a $135 price target, writing about six reasons why it could trade higher.

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07:19
New Apple Inventions cover Biometrics and a possible Thinn...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published patent applications from Apple that cover a possible new MacBook hinge supporting cellular connectivity and biometrics related to Touch ID that could eventually extend to Macs.

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05:10
Apple Invents a New CarPlay/HomeKit Related iDevice System

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new system that will determine when a user has exited from a vehicle and automatically perform a series of tasks depending on the location that the user has exited. This invention will tie into future HomeKit and parking related applications.

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03:32
Apple Sued by Advanced Lithium Battery Maker on Several Co...

A Delaware limited liability company by the name of A123 with a principal place of business in Michigan and offices in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is suing Apple on several counts including unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and employee raiding.

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Wednesday February 18

17:27
Apple Watch Makes U.S. Magazine Cover Debut In Latest Issu...

Back in October, the Apple Watch made its magazine cover debut with Vogue China, on the wrist of Chinese model Liu Wen. Now, as Apple prepares to launch the Apple Watch in April, the device is seeing its U.S. magazine cover debut, featured in the March issue of Self magazine (via AppleInsider).

Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel will be wearing the Apple Watch Sport with a white fluoroelastomer band on the cover of the magazine. Self also has more in-depth coverage on the device, highlighting its accelerometer, heart rate sensor, GPS and WiFi in print and in...

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16:21
Apple Facing Lawsuit for Poaching Key Battery Engineering...

Amid rumors that Apple is hiring employees for a secret car project, the company is today facing a new lawsuit for poaching employees from battery manufacturing company A123 Systems. While the specific battery expertise of many of the employees is unknown, at least one of the employees had experience with developing battery technology for electric vehicles.

According to a lawsuit shared by Law360 (via 9to5Mac) Apple recently hired five employees from A123 Systems to create a "large scale battery division," violating noncompete agreements that employees signed with the latter company.

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