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Wednesday April 8

05:01
OS X 10.10.3 With All-New Photos App Launching Later Today

OS X 10.10.3 with the all-new Photos app will be available Wednesday as a free software update for Mac users, according to The Associated Press. The news organization mentioned the release date as part of its in-depth release about the all-new Photos for OS X app, which it praised for making basic photo editing easy."Procrastinate no more. Apple's new Photos app for Mac computers, available Wednesday as a free software update, makes it easy to organize and edit your pictures. The app, which replaces iPhoto, bundles professional-level tools such as granular color correction into one free consumer package."OS X 10.10.3 will be available through Software Update in the Mac App Store.

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04:03
The Second Apple Store in Hangzhou China Opens on April 24

Apple Store number 14 in China opened in Hangzhou on January 24. Apple is scheduled to open a second store in Hangzhou on April 24, 2015

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Tuesday April 7

16:37
Retail Packaging for Apple Watch and Bands Potentially Rev...

A series of photos have surfaced on social media today that provide a first look at what could be the retail packaging for the Apple Watch and individual bands. Instagram user Jeremy Gan posted the photos to his profile this afternoon, showing off what appears to be a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch with Milanese Loop within its official packaging and brown leather band in a separate box.

We cannot guarantee the veracity of these photos, and it is entirely possible that the retail packaging is not official. The long, narrow box for the Apple Watch band in particular appears consistent with an image that appeared on Apple's jobs page last month, which at the time was speculated to be retail packaging for bands. We'll update the post as we learn more details about the authenticity of these photos.

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16:08
Intel Looking for a Hit with their New $149 Computer-on-a-...

We were the first to report in North America last month that Microsoft was testing a New PC Stick Concept in Korea. Surprisingly, the PC Stick isn't just for Korea. Intel may be ramping up production of the Compute Stick quicker than some thought.

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14:41
Samsung Advances their Wide-Band Smartwatch in new Patent

The whole craze for a future smartwatch really picked up momentum once Apple's early 2013 patent application came to light. The invention provided us with a broad stroke of conceptual ideas regarding a wide-band computer display worn on a user's wrist. Samsung countered that with a patent application filing in September 2013 ....

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12:16
A Landmark Patent Case Opens Tomorrow that Could Affect th...

In February of this year, we posted a report titled "The Engineering Group Known as the IEEE has Ruled on Changing Mobile Chip licensing that will Benefit Apple & Others." The report noted that "A particularly controversial change in its bylaws states that reasonable rates should reflect the "smallest salable implementation" of a patented invention."

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06:10
Samsung Profits Crash Again Despite the Press Trying to Po...

Wow, do the press love Samsung or what? Samsung announced today that their first quarter will come in with profits down again at 31 percent ...

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05:28
The Chinese Prepare to Burn Banknotes from Hell and Paper...

Every once and a while a strange story pops up that I just can't pass on posting. Today we're learning that people in China ...

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05:04
Apple Granted 41 Patents Today Covering an Apple Store Emp...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's retail store related systems for authenticating different levels of security ...

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04:53
Angela Ahrendts: 'The Days of Waiting in Line' a...

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has issued an internal memo to retail employees that encourages store staff to direct customers to the Apple Online Store to purchase the Apple Watch and new MacBook, according to Business Insider. Ahrendts says that this is "a significant change in mindset" for Apple, noting that the long lines that typically form on Apple product launch days "are over" at retail stores."Get in line online

The days of waiting in line and crossing fingers for a product are over for our customers. The Apple Store app and our online store make it much easier to purchase Apple Watch and the new MacBook. Customers will know exactly when and where their product arrives.

This is a significant change in mindset, and we need your help to make it happen. Tell your customers we have more...

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04:06
Apple Granted a Design Patent for their "Glass Lanter...

In December we posted a report titled "Apple's "Glass Lantern" Store in Istanbul Turkey Wins Top Structural Award for ..."

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02:50
Apple Granted a Patent that will allow Hand Signals to Con...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular granted patent report we cover one of Apple's acquired patents from Primesense. The patent covers a Kinect-like device that creates 3D depth maps of a human hand.

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Monday April 6

12:35
Apple Retail Employees Outfitted With New Shirts Ahead of...

Apple's retail employees were today given newly redesigned shirts that will be worn during the Apple Watch launch, MacRumors has learned. The shirts are a dark shade of navy blue, much darker in color than the existing brighter blue shirts employees wear now. Employees have been given two T-shirts each and have been instructed to wear the shirts beginning on April 10. Apple also typically distributes polo shirts and T-shirts with longer sleeves, but employees have not yet received these.

The new shirts Apple employees are receiving for the Apple Watch mark the second wardrobe change that's been enacted this year. In January, Apple distributed redesigned T-shirts and polo shirts all in a dark shade of blue, with an Apple logo located at the top left of the shirt, over the heart.

Apple's head of retail Angela Ahrendts was rumored to be behind the first style change, and she's likely handling the new look for employees during the Apple Watch as well, using...

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04:57
Apple Shifting to Oxide TFT LCD's for Future iPad Pro

Back in October we learned that the iPhone 6 demand was so hot that Apple decided to delay the release of their 12.9 inch iPad Pro well into 2015. Today we're learning that the delay may have also been due to the fact that Apple has decided to change the type of display panel ...

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Sunday April 5

19:56
Apple Maps Now Includes Hotel Reviews From TripAdvisor and...

Since the release of Apple's in-house Maps app as part of iOS 6 back in 2012, Yelp has been the company's sole partner for integrating customer reviews of businesses and other points of interest. In recent days, however, Apple's Maps app has begun including reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com on select hotel listings.

It is currently unclear what the criteria are for determining whether a given hotel listing includes reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor, or Booking.com, but based on a spot check of several cities, the vast majority of hotel listings in the United States continue to display Yelp reviews. Other types of business listings also continue to use Yelp reviews on Apple Maps.

Internationally, Booking.com in particular seems to be more strongly represented, with brief surveys of London, Paris, and Sydney all showing reviews from that site on a majority of hotel listings viewed....

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14:21
No 4K Video Streaming Support for Upcoming Apple TV Set-To...

Following up on last month's claim that Apple is planning to show off a revamped Apple TV set-top box with App Store and Siri support at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, BuzzFeed now reports that the new box will not include support for 4K video streaming even though several services like Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube offer content in the high-resolution format.“4K is great, but it’s still in its infancy,” said one source familiar with Apple’s thinking.

Enabling 4K video support in Apple’s first major overhaul of Apple TV in three years might seem like a smart bit of future-proofing — particularly given reports that the A8 chip in the guts of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is 4K-capable. But it’s arguably an unnecessary one at this point.The report points out that 4K streaming...

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09:46
Apple's In-Store Reservation System for Viewing and P...

Last month we covered the topic of the Apple Watch a minimum of six times (01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06). The topics ranged from Apple winning the International Forum designer award for Apple Watch to co-inventor of Swatch saying that the Apple Watch could bring forth an Ice Age to Switzerland's watch market through to Piper Jaffray ...

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06:21
A Korean Company Sues Apple over Apple Map Technology

A Korean Company by the name of Porto Technology Co. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns the use of systems related to Apple Maps on Apple iDevices.

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Saturday April 4

11:48
The Hysteria about the Coming Apple Watch in Switzerland T...

We noted back last October that Jean-Claude Biver head of watch brands (Tag Heuer, Zenith, and Hublot) at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA stated that that because of Apple's sheer size and influence you have to take them seriously. Biver added that "Others have done smartwatches before, but when Apple does it, it will sell." Now a new twist ...

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Friday April 3

20:40
Apple Watch In-Store Reservations Available Beginning Apri...

Apple on Friday updated its online store with instructions on how to purchase the Apple Watch, reiterating that the wrist-worn device can be ordered online or reserved for in-store pickup. The new section appears to confirm that Apple Watch in-store reservations will be available beginning April 10, allowing customers to reserve a specific Apple Watch for pickup at an Apple Store beginning April 24.

The wording and timing of the new section suggests that Apple Watch in-store reservations will be available April 10, a move that would generate more foot traffic in Apple Stores on Apple Watch launch day. Nevertheless, there remains a slim possibility that reservations will begin on April 24. Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment, although we will update this post if we receive confirmation.

Last week, Apple Store training documents obtained by MacRumors indicated that Apple will...

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14:08
Apple Adds New 'Guided Tours' Page to Apple Watc...

Apple today updated its dedicated Apple Watch website with a brand new "Guided Tours" section that includes several Apple Watch walkthrough videos. The introductory video on the site, entitled "Welcome to Apple Watch," walks users through all of the things the Apple Watch can do.

The site also includes dedicated videos on various Apple Watch features, like Messages, Faces, and Digital Touch. Other video walkthroughs on features like Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, Music, Apple Pay, and more, are labeled as "Coming soon" and should be uploaded over the course of the next few hours.

These videos are also referenced within other areas of the Apple Watch site, with a Fitness video, for example, available in the fitness section, and the Messages video available in the "New Ways to Connect" section.

Today's walkthrough videos from Apple come a week ahead of Apple Watch...

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10:39
Apple Announces Apple Watch Pre-Orders Will Kick Off at 12...

Apple today updated the Apple Watch page of its online store to note that online pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, April 10. Just after midnight on the West Coast is Apple's typical time for pre-orders, and the company will likely take the store down beginning at 9PM to prepare for orders.

Apple Watch pre-orders will go live simultaneously in all of the first-wave launch countries, meaning U.K. customers will be able order at 8:01 AM local time while Australian pre-orders will go live at 5:01 PM AEST.

Here's a full list of pre-order times by country (in local time):

- U.S., Canada: 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time), 3:01 a.m. (Eastern Time)
- U.K.: 8:01 a.m.
- Germany: 9:01 a.m.
- France: 9:01 a.m.
- Australia: 5:01 p.m.
- Hong Kong: 3:01 p.m.
- China: 3:01 p.m.
- Japan 3:01 p.m.

Apple will accept orders both through its...

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10:26
FDA Approves Advanced Israeli Medical App Aimed for the iP...

This week the FDA approved an app by an Israeli health-tech firm called Voyant, now owned by BrainLab. The app helps doctors plan hip replacement surgery on mobile devices like Apple's iPad. It's considered a Class II medical device ...

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08:53
Carly Fiorina lashes out at Tim Cook's Reaction to In...

Carly Fiorina, once a Fortune 50 chief executive herself, has made it crystal clear that she's disgusted with how CEOs rushed to condemn Indiana’s new religious freedom law.

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08:21
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Pricing: $59 for Sport, $79 for...

We've known that AppleCare+ will be available for the Apple Watch since Apple's March 9 media event, but pricing for the extended support has thus far remained a mystery. A source has now shared some purported pricing information with MacRumors that may shed some light on the cost, suggesting AppleCare+ for each version of the watch will be priced differently.

According to the claimed internal Apple screenshots, AppleCare+ for the entry-level aluminum Apple Watch Sport will be priced at $59, while AppleCare+ for the middle-tier stainless steel Apple Watch with Sport Band will be priced at $79. AppleCare+ for a $15,000 gold Apple Watch Edition will be significantly more expensive at $999. It is unclear from the information we have received whether band choice will affect AppleCare+ pricing, as band prices vary significantly.

While we can't verify the legitimacy of these...

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08:08
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Bends as Easily as iPhone 6 Plus

Third-party warranty firm SquareTrade recently released a video showcasing the durability of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9, discovering the Galaxy to bend at 110 lbs of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.

Although the Galaxy S6 Edge's pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus' testing, the Galaxy's screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple's plus-size iPhone model. The HTC One M9 lasted further than its two competitors, reaching 120 lbs of pressure, but the phone was rendered useless thanks to a faulty power button following the pressure test.

Testing to the point of "catastrophic failure", the iPhone 6 Plus survived 179 lbs of pressure, beating out the Galaxy S6 Edge's 149 lbs stress test. As SquareTrade points out, the Galaxy's stress tests proves the phone could be worse for users due to the smartphone's screen cracking under...

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07:27
Apple's iOS Sales Reach All-Time High in Urban China

According to a new report by Kantar, phone sales data for the three months ending in February 2015 shows that Apple's iOS sales have reached an all-time high in urban China where it captured 27.6% of the smartphone market. Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that "There has been a strong appetite for Apple's products in...

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07:09
Apple Watch Wins Red Dot 'Best of the Best' Desi...

Still three weeks away from being released to the public, the Apple Watch has received another design award for Apple ahead of launch, this time receiving the "Best of the Best" designation by the German Red Dot design awards (via aBlogtoWatch).

Previously winning the Gold Award, and being called "an icon", at the International Forum Design awards earlier in March, the Red Dot award counts a second win for the wearable in the design category before its April 24 launch date.

The Apple Watch wasn't alone in the smartwatch category, however, as the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate horological smartwatch also received the "Best of the Best" designation.

The Red Dot jury judged the Apple Watch, and all products...

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06:08
The Galaxy S6 Edge Bends faster than the iPhone 6 Plus in...

During the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in Barcelona last month, Samsung's head of global marketing, IT and Mobile Division Young-Hee Lee stated the following about the Galaxy S6: It's "The most advanced smartphone in the world ...

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Thursday April 2

22:14
No One Seems to Know who Won Apple's iPhone Chip Busi...

On Mar 26, we posted a report titled "TSMC Reportedly Wins the Bulk of Apple's iPhone Chip Business in 2015 including the new iPhone 6C." Earlier that month we posted another report titled "Daiwa Securities: TSMC has Won Most of Apple's A9 Business for 2015." Today, the latest rumor de jour ...

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18:38
Samsung Confirmed to Produce A9 Chips for Apple's Nex...

Samsung will provide Apple with A9 chips for its next-generation iPhone and other devices, reports Bloomberg, confirming a previous report in early February. Over the past couple of months there had been confusion and conflicting reports as to whether Samsung, Apple's longtime supplier and rival, or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would produce the chips.

Samsung will start making Apple A9 processor chips at its Giheung plant in South Korea, the people said, asking not to be identified because the contract hasn’t been discussed publicly. Additional orders will go to Samsung’s...

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15:22
Drexel University intros an iPad Vending Machine for Stude...

Last year we read about Drexel University's vending machine for MacBooks project and they've now followed up with a new iPad vending machine for students.

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11:34
Microsoft Introduces "Office Lens" Scanner App f...

Microsoft introduced "Office Lens" today for the iPhone. Microsoft's Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files.

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11:14
Apple Seeds Seventh OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Develope...

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of OS X Yosemite to developers, three days after seeding the sixth OS X Yosemite beta and two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.3 beta.

The new beta, build 14D130a, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center.

In today's beta notes, Apple has added Safari and Mail as focus areas for testing, in addition to previous testing areas that include Wi-Fi captive networks, screen sharing, and Arabic/Hebrew system languages. The known issues section lists just one remaining issue with missing thumbnails when using Time Machine to restore a Photos library upgraded from Aperture.

OS X 10.10.3 includes several new features, like the Photos for OS X app. Designed to integrate...

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10:46
European Regulators Sticking their Nose into Apple's...

Sticking their nose in Apple's business is becoming an annual affair with European Regulators of one kind or another. Last year they warned Apple that they had to adopt the charging standard for mobile devices that was adopted by Android because, well, they felt like it. Now, one year later, and they're at it again.

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08:49
Apple Reveals Inventive Next-Gen Stackable MagSafe Connect...

Earlier today we posted a patent report about a new connector titled "Apple Invents Inductive Charging Interfaces for Mobile Devices." The new connector used magnetic retention like MagSafe. In a second major patent relating to next-generation MagSafe connectors, Apple introduces us to stackable MagSafe connectors ...

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08:24
iPhone's Force Touch Tech May Track Contact Area Inst...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple's upcoming plans, issued a note to investors on Thursday that claims the next-generation iPhone will have a FPC-made capacitive Force Touch sensor under the backlight, laminated with metal shielding. Kuo adds that the change may be significant enough for Apple to call its next iPhone the "iPhone 7" instead of the so-called "iPhone 6s."

The analyst claims that the hardware design of Force Touch will be different than the technology used in the Apple Watch and 12-inch Retina MacBook. Instead of directly detecting the pressure applied by fingers, the new improved Force Touch hardware will monitor the contact area where a finger presses to determine how much pressure is being applied. The sensor will use capacitive technology and thin FPC material to save space."We believe that iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers. Instead, it monitors...

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06:54
Force Touch Could Be Exclusive to 'iPhone 6s Plus...

Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology could be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus," according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via GforGames). The report, which claims Taiwanese manufacturer TPK will be responsible for supplying Apple with the Force Touch sensors, makes no mention of the "iPhone 6s," leading to speculation that the technology could be reserved for the larger iPhone 6s Plus.

It has been reported that Apple will include Force Touch technology on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on at least three occasions since the beginning of this year. TechNews Taiwan reported that the iPhone 6s will gain Force Touch and 2GB of RAM in January, while AppleInsider...

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06:27
Kevin Lynch and Alan Dye Share Behind-the-Scenes Details o...

In a new interview with Wired, Apple vice president of technology Kevin Lynch and head of human interface design Alan Dye shed some light on the intricate origins of the Apple Watch, from its secretive beginnings to its legacy in a post-Steve Jobs Apple.

Leaving a job at Adobe, Lynch walked onto the Apple Watch project blind and found a team of Apple engineers working away with bare-bones prototypes that included everything from vague sketches to the inclusion of an old-school iPod click wheel.

The team created a new typeface, San Francisco, specifically for the Watch
Lynch was immediately tasked with spearheading the group in designing a wrist-worn device that would, as Wired points out, aim to be Apple's fourth major game changer following the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Apple decided to make a watch and only then set out to discover what it might be good for (besides...

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05:50
European Commission 'Concerned' About Apple...

European regulators are scrutinizing Apple's discussions with record labels for its much-rumored streaming music service, according to Financial Times. The report claims the European Commission has contacted several labels and digital music companies to request information about their agreements with Apple, although these actions do not guarantee it will launch a formal antitrust investigation.

The report, citing people familiar with the matter, claims that the European Commission is "concerned" that Apple will use its size and influence to persuade the music groups to abandon free, ad-supported services such as Spotify. Apple has nearly 1 billion iTunes users, and the company could face hefty fines and be required to change its business practises if committed of wrongdoing.

Apple is expected to launch a revamped...

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05:45
Apple Invents Water Tight iDevice Buttons

Apple began working on various waterproofing methods for iDevices back in 2010 and in 2013 devised a waterproofing nano coating. In March we posted a report covering Apple's most advanced invention on waterproofing to date titled "Apple Invents a Waterproofing Method for Future iDevices using Hydrophobic Conformal Coatings and Silicon Seals." Today ...

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05:10
Apple Watch Featured on Cover of Canadian Fashion Magazine...

Apple Watch continues to be marketed around the world leading up to its highly-anticipated launch in April, this time making its Canadian debut in the upcoming May issue of fashion magazine Flare. The publication features actress Hailee Steinfeld wearing an Apple Watch Sport on two separate covers in both silver and space gray, accompanied by an article listing things you can do with your Apple Watch.

In addition to the fashion shoot, the magazine outlines more than a dozen ways the Apple Watch can be used beyond timekeeping, such as for ordering a coffee, boarding a flight, learning a new language, hailing a cab, managing finances, tracking health and fitness, identifying songs, controlling a vehicle, becoming a karaoke star, controlling an Apple TV, unlocking a hotel...

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04:24
Apple Invents Inductive Charging Interfaces for Mobile Dev...

On April 02, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new inductive charging interfaces with magnetic retention for electronic devices and accessories. To date, Apple has filed a for a patent regarding "Wireless charging via Near Field Magnetic Resonance," while implementing USB Type-C ...

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02:57
Apple's Invention Covering the Butterfly Hinge Mechan...

On April 2, 2015, The European Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application WO2015047612 that reveals their new butterfly hinge mechanism that debuted with the new MacBook earlier in March. This is another patent fulfilled.

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Wednesday April 1

16:02
Early Benchmarks Put Retina MacBook CPU Performance in Ran...

Though the Retina MacBook isn't officially launching until April 10, an early 64-bit Geekbench benchmark of the entry-level machine was spotted this afternoon, giving us our first glimpse at how the new ultra thin MacBook measures up to existing products in Apple's notebook line.

The 1.1GHz entry-level Retina MacBook with an Intel Core M-5Y31 processor was benchmarked twice, giving two single-core scores of 1924 and 2044, and multi-core scores of 4038 and 4475. Comparatively, the 2015 entry-level MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor has seen scores in the neighborhood of 2881 (single-core) and 5757 (multi-core), so it's a good bit faster than the new MacBook.

Performance wise, the Retina MacBook seems to be par with the higher-end 2011 MacBook Air with a 1.8GHz Core...

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13:53
Apple Looking for TV Networks to Bear Streaming Costs for...

For its upcoming streaming TV service, Apple is asking its content partners to take on the job of streaming television shows and movies to its customers, reports Re/code. Rather than hosting streaming content itself, Apple is requesting that its partners build out the necessary infrastructure and take on the related costs.Apple is asking TV networks to handle the responsibility and cost of the streaming infrastructure associated with its Web video service, industry executives say. That issue is one of many unresolved questions about the proposed service, which Apple would like to launch next fall but can't until it lines up programming deals.Negotiations for the streaming service are reportedly being conducted by iTunes chief Eddy Cue, who has told networks and potential partners that Apple wants to concentrate on software and hardware, areas where it...

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08:40
Piper Jaffray: Apple will Sell One Million Apple Watch Uni...

This morning, Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster reiterated an Overweight rating on Apple, and a $160 price target, writing that "we believe investors may begin to focus on opening weekend metrics."

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08:31
New Retina MacBook Appears in Early Unboxing Video

With the official launch of the new ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook with Retina display still over a week away on April 10, Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has managed to get its hands on the brand-new silver MacBook and has shared an unboxing video and photos.

The entirety of the video is in Vietnamese, of course, but is still worth a watch to check out the design of the new MacBook, the USB-C adapter, and the edge-to-edge keyboard in someone's hands outside the confines of Apple's media event last month.

Additional photos from the unboxing can be found on the Tinhte.vn official website, with the full video located on the site's YouTube channel. The new MacBook launches on April 10, and Apple has yet to announce whether it will be offering...

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07:57
The Obama Administration Launches First-Ever Sanctions Pro...

The Obama administration has just launched the first-ever sanctions program to financially punish individuals and groups outside the United States that are engaged in malicious cyber-attacks.

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07:28
Apple Showcases 8 New MobileFirst Apps for Healthcare, Ind...

During Apple's Financial Conference Call in January, Apple's CEO Tim Cook noted that the IBM Partnership was strong. In December the Alliance delivered their first 10 applications. Today, the alliance launched a new round of MobileFirst Apps for Healthcare, Industrial Products and more.

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06:18
Apple's new Music Streaming Service Could Create the...

On Monday the reinvented Tidal music steaming service was launched. It's a streaming music service owned and directed by a select number of musicians that include Jay Z, Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna, Chris Martin (Cold Play), Alicia keys and others. It created a lot of buzz in the music industry. It's another new entrant in this new market segment that will have the biggest near term impact until Apple’s forthcoming music subscription service ....

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05:22
Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unlea...

As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools' Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apple's 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple and tech, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today. Keep in mind that some hoaxes may be mildly NSFW, so turning down your volume or watching later may be best if you are at work or in a public space.

iFaxit

Repair your Apple products using iFixit's repair manuals, now sent through fax.

HiRise Toast for iMac

Twelve South announced the HiRise Toast, an iMac stand that doubles as a toaster.

T-Mobile Pets Unleashed

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Tuesday March 31

17:30
Pandora CFO Calls Apple a 'Frenemy,' Says Music...

When Apple's CarPlay feature launched last year, Apple partnered with several music services to offer a variety of listening choices on the platform, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Rdio, and more.

Noticeably absent from CarPlay was Pandora, but that appears to be set to change. Pandora CFO Mike Herring spoke to Fox Business Network yesterday and said Pandora will "definitely be in CarPlay" and integrated into the Apple Watch as well.

Though Herring did not provide a timeline for the possible launch of a Pandora CarPlay app, his statement to Fox is the closest Pandora's come to revealing its plans for the platform. Last year, Pandora told MacRumors that Apple was a valued partner and though it did not have a CarPlay offering at the current time, it was...

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15:31
The NYTimes to Offer a Free Apple Watch News App on April...

Our attention span is getting shorter by the day with messaging and tweeting. The micro-trend is now about to extend to news on the new Apple Watch. The New York Times said on Tuesday ...

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13:48
Verizon Wireless Lets Customers Opt Out of Tracking '...

Last year, Verizon and AT&T made headlines when researchers discovered they had been engaging in some unsavory customer tracking techniques, using unique identifier numbers or "perma-cookies" to track the websites that customers visited on their cellular devices to deliver targeted advertisements, a practice called "Relevant Advertising."

Following customer backlash, AT&T stopped using the hidden web tracking codes to keep tabs on the websites that its customers visited, but Verizon continued on with its Relevant Advertising program, which it's been using for approximately two years. While there was an option to opt out of Verizon's program, opting out did not stop the intrusive code from being inserted into the URLs of Verizon customers, leaving a security hole that could let advertisers exploit...

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12:04
HBO CEO: We Partnered With Apple for HBO NOW Based on HBO...

Apple and HBO recently inked a deal that will see Apple becoming the exclusive launch partner for HBO's upcoming "HBO Now" web-based streaming service, and in an interview with CNBC, HBO CEO Richard Plepler explained why the company chose to partner Apple.

According to Plepler, the main reason why HBO opted to team up with Apple was due to the success of its existing cable-based service, HBO GO. 60 percent of HBO GO traffic comes from Apple devices, including the Apple TV, Macs, and the iPhone and the iPad. HBO GO apps have been available on iOS devices since 2011 and the service has been available on the Apple TV since 2013. Plepler also pointed towards the popularity of Apple devices as...

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11:34
Apple Begins Accepting Apple Watch App Submissions From Al...

Apple announced on Tuesday that all registered developers can now submit Apple Watch app submissions based on WatchKit for approval on the App Store. A number of popular apps have already been updated with Apple Watch support on the App Store over the past week, and the approval process is now extended to all members of Apple's Developer Program.

Apple has updated its WatchKit website with details on how developers can optimize the design and development of their Apple Watch apps, including the app's name, description, icon, screenshots, keywords, version number and build number. Apple Watch apps, excluding the ones that have already appeared on the App Store, should be steadily approved leading up to and following the launch of the wrist-worn device.

A select number of...

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10:42
Checkout Problems Hindering Growth in Apple Pay Usage

Apple Pay growth is being stymied by issues people are experiencing at checkout, including cashiers unfamiliar with the service and problems getting payment terminals to work. According to a new study conducted by Phoenix Marketing International (via Bloomberg) in February, these ongoing problems are resulting in fewer repeat usage attempts and missed payment opportunities.

Two out of three iPhone buyers surveyed linked a credit card to their iPhones to enable Apple Pay, and 88 percent of those used the service once in the past four months. On average, Apple Pay users made 2.6 in-store transactions using the payments service during its first four months of availability.

Two-thirds of Apple Pay users claimed to have run into problems at...

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06:58
Economical Microsoft Surface Hybrid Device to Launch in Ma...

Panos Panay, head of Microsoft's Surface team introduced their latest Surface 3 hybrid tablet/notebook today. What's different about this version is that the "Pro" has been dropped to reflect this new economical Surface model which is out to tempt students and everyday users.

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06:32
Microsoft Announces Intel Atom-Based Surface 3 With Window...

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface 3 tablet with Windows 8.1, available in May for a starting price of $499. The latest iPad competitor is designed to be a laptop replacement, running full Windows, including desktop applications, and delivering all-day battery life. Surface 3 comes with 64GB storage and 2GB of RAM for $499, while a 128GB option with 4GB of RAM costs $599. Both Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE models are available.

Surface 3 is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, a significant shift from ARM processors used in previous models. The tablet also features a 10.8" full HD display at 1,920×1,280 pixels resolution, full-size USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort, microSD card reader, headphone jack, cover port, micro USB charging port, Bluetooth 4.0 and three-position kickstand. The tablet will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 when available, and includes a one-year Office 365...

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05:23
Apple Granted 36 Patent Today Covering Facial Recognition,...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 36 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover three specific granted patents as noted in our byline. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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03:34
Apple Granted a Powerful Patent that allows Users to View...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 36 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single patent that Apple has acquired from 3 North Carolina engineers represented by the law firm Ober | Kaler. The granted patent covers a user interface that allows control of the image (scrolling and magnification) on the device display by uniquely tilting the device.

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Monday March 30

17:13
U.S. ITC to Investigate Apple After Ericsson Patent Infrin...

The ongoing conflict between Apple and Ericsson escalated this afternoon as the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) agreed to launch an investigation into claims that Apple infringed on as many as 41 of Ericsson's cellular technology patents with its iPad and iPhone devices, reports PCWorld.

Apple and Ericsson first clashed in January, after the expiration of a 2008 licensing agreement between the two companies. Despite two years of negotiations, the companies failed to establish a new agreement that would let Apple use Ericsson's cellular technology patents.

Apple filed a complaint suggesting Ericsson was both demanding excessive royalties for LTE...

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16:07
The New Tidal Music Streaming Service Launched Today to Ta...

Hip-hop mogul Jay Z, who recently purchased Tidal, a Scandinavian-based music service, held an event in New York this afternoon introducing the "owners" of Tidal. While Tidal is a lesser-known competitor to music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, it's suddenly on the market ahead of Apple's revamped music streaming service and it has the potential of causing Apple a headache.

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15:41
U.S. International Trade Commision to Investigate Apple...

On February 27 we posted a report titled "In Court Filing Details First of Two Ericsson Patent Lawsuits against Apple," and quickly filed a follow-up report ...

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14:52
Apple's Q2 FY15 Financial Conference Call is set for...

Apple has just announced the timing of their Q2 FY15 Earnings Release.

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14:02
Apple Seeds Sixth OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Developers...

Apple today seeded a new beta of OS X Yosemite to developers and public beta testers, a week after seeding the fifth OS X Yosemite beta and almost two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.3 beta.

The new beta, build 14D127a, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center. OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 is also available, improving the reliability of Yosemite Recovery when restoring from a Time Machine backup.

OS X 10.10.3 includes several new features, like the Photos for OS X app. Designed to integrate with iCloud Photo Library and the Photos app on iOS, the Photos for OS X app is a replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture. Reviews have suggested that while Photos is a suitable replacement for iPhoto, with...

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10:36
iPad Pro Dummy Points Towards Dual Lightning Ports or USB-...

Images of what appear to be a mockup version of the upcoming larger-screened "iPad Pro" depict either a secondary Lightning port or a USB-C port on one side of the device, suggesting it could potentially have multiple methods of charging and/or the ability to support accessories like keyboards and mice. The pictures, which show the mystery port, a headphone jack/speakers, and the camera, originated on microblogging site Sina Weibo and were shared by Italian site HDBlog.

Case manufacturers and other accessory makers often create dummy models of upcoming Apple devices to get an early start on the development process, and the tablet pictured in the photos is likely one of these mockups. Most of these models are based on rumors and leaked schematics, and while they're frequently accurate, there...

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08:21
Leaked Images Provide First Look at Purported Rear Shell o...

Chinese parts supplier Future Supplier (via Nowhereelse.fr) has posted leaked images of what it believes could be the rear shell for the so-called "iPhone 6c." The rear housing looks similar to the plastic iPhone 5c, with two notable differences being a pill-shaped LED flash cutout and two rows of speaker grilles on the bottom of the smartphone. The size of the rear shell indicates that the device's screen size could fall within the 4-inch range.

The pill-shaped LED flash design and two rows of speaker grilles are also found on the iPhone 5s, indicating that the iPhone 6c could have the same internals as the two-generation-old smartphone with a plastic shell. The smartphone would likely be positioned at the low end of the iPhone lineup as Apple's free smartphone, alongside the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and next...

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07:09
Apple's Smartphone Trade-In Program Launches in Unite...

Apple has expanded its Reuse and Recycling Program in the United States, Canada and several European countries to cover eligible Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. The new trade-in program is available online and in-store and provides customers with the option to mail in eligible non-Apple smartphones, including certain Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony and BlackBerry models, for credit in the form of an Apple Store gift card or bank transfer.

The smartphone trade-in program has gone live in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany and Canada in partnership with third-party device buyback and trade-in company...

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06:52
FDA Takes an Almost Hands-off-Approach to Apple Watch Heal...

It's being reported today that With Apple and fellow Silicon Valley companies edging further into health care, the U.S. agency in charge of oversight says it will give the technology industry leeway to develop new products without aggressive regulation.

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06:17
Hon Hai's Net Profits Rise 22% on Strong Sales of the...

According to NASDAQ, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest manufacturer of electronics said its 2014 net profit rose 22% from a year earlier, thanks to strong sales of larger-screen Apple Inc. iPhones.

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05:34
Samsung Display Creates a Specialty Team to Slavishly Cate...

A somewhat odd report surfaced in Korea this morning. According to this new report "Samsung Display is creating an exclusive group for focusing only on Apple’s product development and management." To clarify ...

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05:16
Tim Cook Calls 'Religious Freedom' Legislation...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called recent "religious freedom" legislation passed in Indiana and Arkansas "very dangerous" in a public op-ed letter published by The Washington Post. Cook argues that there are nearly 100 pro-discrimination bills in the United States that "go against the very principles" the country was founded on and "have the potential to undo decades of progress towards greater equality."

Cook's letter comes in response to Indiana governor Mike Pence passing the controversial Religious Freedom...

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Sunday March 29

20:21
Apple Won't Allow Swapping of Bands at Apple Watch...

The Apple Watch will be available for in store previews and Try-On appointments starting on April 10th. The Apple Watch comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and band-types which can make the decision of how to pick a band and Apple Watch combination complicated.

Apple has a number of recommended combinations highlighted on their online store, but also sells bands separately, allowing customers to potentially mix and match between the various Apple Watches and bands. Some combinations could yield a mix of materials that readers feared may not look natural together, such as an aluminum Apple Watch Sport and a stainless steel accented band. The stainless steel Apple Watch is the most...

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13:46
Apple Watch for Sale in Retail Stores by Reservation Only,...

As the Apple Watch launch approaches, details have been leaking out about how Apple will be handling sales of their new device. According to leaked Apple documentation, the company will not be selling the Apple Watch to walk-in customers at launch.

Apple will begin offering online pre-sales of the Apple Watch starting on April 10th, with the first deliveries occurring on April 24th, the official Apple Watch launch date. During those two weeks, customers will be able to have hands-on "try-on" appointments at Apple retail stores in order to help make up their mind.

However, according to training documents that MacRumors has received, Apple is not allowing any walk-in retail purchases for the Apple Watch at launch. Instead customers must make an online "Product Reservation" to hold a specific Apple Watch model at a retail store. This new "Product Reservation" system is used instead of Apple's "...

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09:29
Samsung Invents Biosignal ID for their Smartwatch to Assis...

Samsung has had some problems with their fingerprint scanner over time, and while they're working on improving that feature for smartphones and tablets, they've also been working on how to perform user authentication on their Gear smartwatch.

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Saturday March 28

18:52
UK's Boots Pharmacy Chain Onboard with new Apple-IBM...

In July 2015 we posted a report titled "A New Landmark Partnership between Apple and IBM is about to transform the Way Work gets done." Eight months after Apple and IBM began working together on building mobile apps for businesses ... the UK pharmacy chain Boots that has begun equipping store employees with iPads to serve shoppers in the aisles.

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18:17
Air Canada Exited to Offer new Apple Watch App Next Month

top of the month we posted a report titled "Apple-IBM Showcase Air Canada using MobileFirst Apps at Barcelona Trade Show." Late yesterday Air Canada announced in Montreal that it has developed an app for the recently unveiled Apple Watch...

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09:27
Apple Granted Two Design Patents for their Apple Store in...

Over the years Apple has been granted several design patents for their famous Flagship Apple Stores including the one on Fifth Avenue in New York City along with one in Shanghai China. In this report we cover Apple's Hong Kong granted design patent for their Flagship Store in Zhongjie Joy City.

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08:24
Hong Kong Patent Office Grants Apple 8 Design Patents for...

Over the years Apple has been granted several design patents for their famous Flagship Apple Stores including the one on Fifth Avenue in New York City along with one in Shanghai China. Surprisingly late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple 8 design patents for their latest West Lake China ...

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Friday March 27

13:38
Hands-On With the Apple Watch: A Developer's Experien...

Earlier this month, Apple began inviting a select number of developers to an Apple Watch development lab in Sunnyvale, California, located near the company's main Cupertino campus. Developers were invited to reserve a testing appointment to test their Apple Watch apps on actual Apple Watch devices to get ready for the device's April 24 launch.

One of the developers who had a chance to visit Apple's WatchKit lab and get hands-on time with the Apple Watch shared his testing experience with MacRumors and gave us some of his thoughts on the device after spending all day using it.

Apple maintained strict control over the Apple Watches that developers were allowed to use for testing. Security guards were on hand, and developers were not allowed into the room until receiving a badge, which had to be worn at all times. Entering into the lab was done through two doorways, each of which was locked and could only be opened via an electronic keycard.

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13:32
Insane Android OEM in China Compares Apple to Hitler in a...

The rivalry between Apple and Android fans has been long standing. During the Samsung patent infringement trials we saw firsthand how fanatical Android fans could be. But by and large, each community pokes each other in the eye ...

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12:53
Apple Hasn't Approached NBC Over Content Deal for Upc...

Over the past couple of weeks, rumors have leaked pointing towards an Apple-branded streaming television service that could include 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month with partners like CBS, ABC, and Fox. NBC and parent company Comcast are not part of the negotiations, and according to a new report from Re/code, that's because Apple has not approached Comcast about a partnership.

Earlier rumors about the streaming television service suggested NBC's absence from the upcoming package was due to a falling out between Apple and Comcast, but on Thursday, Comcast said that wasn't true in a letter that it sent to the Federal Communications Commission. Comcast's letter was a response to a filing from Stop...

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12:08
The Process behind Apple's "Sensor-on-Glass...

In September 2012 Apple introduced new In-Cell iPhone glass technology that Phil Schiller referred to as "Integrated touch." Months later, one of Apple's patents covering in-cell displays came to light. Late yesterday a patent application from Apple was filed in Europe revealing their specialized lamination process that they referred to as sensor-on-glass. It's now commonly known as "In-Cell." Apple had...

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11:35
Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out Against Indiana's...

Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a series of Tweets condemning Indiana Governor Mike Pence's decision to sign a controversial "religious freedom" bill into law, saying Apple is "deeply disappointed" in the move and "open for everyone."

Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2015
The religious freedom legislation that was approved by Pence on Thursday could let businesses turn away gay and lesbian customers by citing "religious freedom." The approval of the bill has earned Indiana national attention, and much of...

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10:00
'Wunderlist' for Apple Watch Brings To-Do Lists,...

Wunderlist has provided a closer look at its Apple Watch companion app, which appeared on the App Store on Thursday ahead of the device's launch next month. The app is designed with a unique Home View that provides access to your most important items first, with four buttons that display a bird's eye view of your to-do lists, agenda and reminders on your wrist.

Wunderlist for Apple Watch delivers a hand-free experience in situations where you might normally use your iPhone, such as while shopping at a supermarket and checking items off your grocery list, or when using smart voice input to add to-dos for an upcoming meeting. The combination of Glances and real-time notifications ensure that you will stay up to date with important things during your day, be it during your morning commute, at the...

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09:02
Landmark Ruling: Safari users can Sue Google in the UK ove...

According to a new report published this morning, the U.K. Court of Appeal won’t block a privacy lawsuit that alleges Google tracked Safari users without authorization ...

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08:33
'Citymapper' and 'Transit App' Offer I...

As a few popular iPhone apps begin rolling out updates for their built-in Apple Watch apps ahead of the April 24 launch, a pair of transit-focused services have posted on Medium to share detailed looks into exactly what kind of experience users can expect from Citymapper and Transit App on the Apple Watch next month.

Sifting through the data gathered from its iPhone app, Citymapper learned that its users frequently turned their phone on and off throughout one trip, unlocking to reorient themselves and quickly locking the device again to save battery. That's where its upcoming Apple Watch app comes in, Citymapper promising an experience tailor-made for the wrist-worn device.

This is the nature of transit information when you move across the city. You need snippets of information. Different things...

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07:55
Intel's New 3D NAND Technology Allows for Greater Tha...

Intel and Micron on Thursday announced the availability of new 3D NAND technology that enables high-density flash devices with three times more storage capacity than other NAND technologies in production. 3D NAND technology is also more cost efficient than planar NAND, with faster performance, improved latency and new sleep modes that result in low-power use by cutting power to inactive NAND die.

The advancements pave the way for future Macs and other devices with flash memory to be equipped with greater than 10TB solid-state drives, significantly more storage capacity than the maxed out 1TB PCIe-based flash storage upgrade option that Apple offers for the MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro. As planar NAND faces practical scaling limits, Intel and Micron expect that 3D NAND will shape the future of flash memory."Micron and Intel's collaboration has...

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07:28
Micron-Intel to Challenge Samsung with New 3D NAND Technol...

Apple's latest agreement with Samsung related to supplying them with solid state drive (SSD) storage devices using its V-NAND technology for the new MacBook that debuted on March 9, 2015. "Samsung's SSD products ...

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06:28
Samsung Declares War on the iPhone 6 in Taiwan and Beyond...

According to statistics from industry sources, Apple led Taiwan's smartphone market in sales volume and sales value in February and had the best-selling single model for the fifth consecutive month thanks to its big-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Thursday March 26

21:19
Apple Announces April 10 Grand Openings for Apple Watch Sh...

Apple today officially announced April 10 grand openings for its three dedicated Apple Watch shops located in high-end department stores in London, Paris, and Tokyo. As previously outlined, the store-within-a-store locations are at Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and Isetan in Tokyo.

The new locations appear set to handle only Apple Watch viewing and sales, with customers being directed to other Apple retail stores for their support needs.

The Selfridges Apple Watch shop will be located near the entrance to the iconic Wonder Room, a massive shopping hall that houses a wide selection of luxury...

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13:30
Video: Quick Tour of Office 2016 for Mac

If you're interested in Office 2016 for Mac, this is an 12 minute video report discussing the new suite.

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12:17
Apple Watch Apps Begin Showing Up in the App Store Ahead o...

Ahead of the Apple Watch's upcoming April 24 launch, apps that include Apple Watch support are beginning to be released in the App Store. As of today, several popular iOS apps have been updated with built-in Apple Watch apps, including Evernote, Dark Sky, Things, and Target.

Additional apps with Apple Watch support will be rolling out over the course of the day, giving us a first look at how many of the apps on the device will function. We'll be updating this post with a list of Apple Watch apps that are available as they come out in the App Store.

Apple has already shared information on many third-party apps that will be available for the Apple Watch, but the updates coming today will give us a lot more information on how some of our favorite apps will take advantage of the App Store.

According...

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10:26
Chestnut Hill Sound Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Chestnut Hill Sound, the inventor of the 2007 iPod Product called "George™" sues Apple for Patent Infringement. The products that allegedly infringe upon their patents include every iDevice Apple makes including the iPhone 6 that uses Apple’s Remote app for iTunes.

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09:34
Amazon Cloud Drive Now Includes Unlimited Cloud Storage Pl...

Amazon on Thursday announced two new unlimited cloud storage plans for Amazon Cloud Drive, enabling users to store an endless amount of photos, videos, movies, music, and files. Amazon users can choose either the Unlimited Photos Plan for $11.99 per year or the Unlimited Everything Plan for $59.99 per year, with a free three-month trial available for each plan for customers that want to try the service.

The lower-tier Unlimited Photos Plan allows for an unlimited number of photos to be stored on Amazon Cloud Drive, alongside up to 5GB of additional storage for videos, documents and other files. The more expensive Unlimited Everything Plan allows for unlimited storage of photos, videos, files, documents, movies and music with no restrictions. Amazon Prime members are already provided with an Unlimited Photos Plan at no...

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09:03
Tim Cook and Apple Sued by Resident of South Carolina for...

Pro se legal representation means advocating on one's own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer. With that understanding, Christopher Lee Johnson filed a civil action against Tim Cook ...

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08:13
Two Apple Camera Related Inventions Reveal Aspects of Auto...

In 2013 Apple updated iMovie with a new Rolling Shutter feature. Apple noted on their support page that "Many camcorders record video in a way that can cause image distortion if the camera moves a lot during recording (especially quick panning movements), or if the camera is recording fast motion. A video clip may appear wobbly or skewed in these...

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08:03
Tim Cook Named 'World's Greatest Leader,' R...

Following the release of Becoming Steve Jobs, an acclaimed biography of the late Apple co-founder, Fortune has named Tim Cook the "world's greatest leader," accompanied by an in-depth profile that reflects on the chief executive in the post-Jobs era. The interesting article provides a closer look at Cook's transition from a soft-spoken operations manager to a high-profile leader at Apple, and reveals how Cook has managed the pressure that comes with his new role.

Apple CEO Tim Cook (Image Credit: Joe Pugliese)
Cook brings a different leadership style to Apple, placing more trust in others instead of being as impulsive and manipulative as Jobs often was. The results have been favorable, as...

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