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Tuesday June 7

11:49
Google Debuts 'Motion Stills' App for Creating G...

Google today announced the launch of a new app called Motion Stills, which is designed to create unique GIFs from Live Photo images captured with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.

According to Google, the app was built by the Google Research Team and uses the company's video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create cinematic panoramas. Multiple clips can also be combined into a montage.

GIFs created by Motion Stills can be shared via apps like Messages or on social media networks.

We pioneered this technology by stabilizing hundreds of millions of videos and creating GIF animations from photo bursts. Our algorithm uses linear programming to compute a virtual camera path that is optimized to...

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11:24
Apple Supplier Already Shipping 13-Inch MacBook Pro Hinges...

Apple's suppliers have already begun providing it with parts for an upcoming 13-inch "MacBook" update, according to a paywalled report from China's Commercial Times summarized by DigiTimes.

Notebook hinge maker Jarllytec reportedly started shipping metal injection mold-made (MiM) hinges to Apple in May, said to be destined for a 13-inch MacBook. The MacBook in question is likely to be a future revamped 13-inch MacBook Pro, which past rumors suggest will use MiM hinges.

Metal injection molding is a technique used to create small, intricate metal parts. Apple is rumored to be using hinges crafted this way to save space, as the next-generation MacBook Pro models are...

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10:17
Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Beta to Public...

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 beta to public beta testers, one day after releasing the second OS X 10.11.6 beta to developers. OS X 10.11.6 has been in testing since May 23 and the second beta comes three weeks after the public release of OS X 10.11.5, the fifth update to the El Capitan operating system.

Beta 2 is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who are enrolled in Apple's beta testing program. Mac users who want to join the program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website.

OS X 10.11.6, like most of the previous updates to the El Capitan operating system, appears to be minor in scale,...

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10:15
Apple Seeds Second iOS 9.3.3 Beta to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.3 update to public beta testers, one day after seeding the second iOS 9.3.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3.3 has been in testing since May 23 and comes three weeks after the release of iOS 9.3.2, an update focusing primarily on bug fixes.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 9.3.3 update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas.

As another minor 9.x.x update, iOS 9.3.3 includes under-the-...

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10:04
Apple Pay to Launch in Switzerland on June 13

According to a Switzerland's financial news site, Apple Pay is set to launch on June 13. The news site claims that ...

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09:29
Second Source Now Claims to be Supplying Apple with Next-G...

In April Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Future MacBooks Likely to Introduce Next-Gen Hinge." A supply chain report stated that Apple's next generation MacBooks would once again be thinner due to an all new metal injection molding (MIM) process. Today ...

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08:35
Rumor Claims that Samsung may Finally Deliver a Foldable S...

On June 01 we posted a report titled "Will Samsung ever have the Courage to deliver on their Foldable Smartphone Dream?" According to a new Bloomberg report posted today, Samsung may have just answered that question with news that they're considering to deliver a smartphone with a bendable and/or foldable display as early as Q1 2017. The report notes that one of the designs may fold like a cosmetic compact.

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06:59
Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Touch ID, Liquid R...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of the original Touch ID inventions regarding on-chip security against fraud, tampering and viruses. Apple was also granted a series of design patents ...

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05:33
Samsung Rumored to Launch Fully Bendable Smartphones in 20...

Smartphone maker and display manufacturer Samsung is believed to launch a pair of smartphones in early 2017, each with a bendable OLED display. According to people familiar with the smartphones' development (via Bloomberg), the two devices could be unveiled as early as Q1 2017 -- potentially at Mobile World Congress in February -- and come in two different sizes, similar to that of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Bendable smartphone mockup by Samsung

One phone would have a 5-inch screen when used in a normal handset fashion, and could then be opened to a tablet size that's "as large as 8 inches." The smaller alternative is estimated to be sized around a traditional modern 5-inch smartphone, but users would have the ability to fold it in half "like a...

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Monday June 6

16:47
iOS 10 Concept Features Dark Mode, Split Screen for iPhone

There's been some speculation that the dark theme of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference website and WWDC app are hinting at a potential dark mode set to be released as part of iOS 10, and a new set of concept images from iHelpBR imagines what a dark mode setting could look like on iOS devices.

A system-wide dark mode is depicted in the images, offering up an example of what darker backgrounds would look like in Messages, Mail, Contacts, News, and more. iHelpBR speculates that such a feature could be set to come on automatically when the sun sets, darkening the entire operating system as is currently done in the...

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14:44
Spotify Hires Ex-Lady Gaga and John Legend Music Manager t...

A music trade magazine by the name of Hits Daily Double is reporting today that Troy Carter is taking a high-ranking position at Spotify where he'll compete head to head with Apple and Tidal for exclusive artist content as well as focus on the creation of original content. Highly respected and well-liked, Philly native Carter came up through the ranks...

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13:46
Apple Launches Eight New 'Shot on iPhone' TV ads...

Earlier this afternoon we posted a report about the new Apple Music TV ad with Ray Liotta and DJ Khaled. Apple has now released a new 'Shot on iPhone' photos (videos) series from around the world, on land, the skies and on water. The video of the Hippo racing towards the boat ...

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12:43
Tough Guy Ray Liotta in new Apple Music TV Ad & More

Tough guy Ray Liotta known for his roles in Goodfellas and his recent TV role in Shades of Blue stars in Apple's latest Apple Music TV ad ...

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11:37
Coach Apple Watch Bands Set to Launch on June 12

For the last several months, well-known luxury brand Coach has been quietly working on a set of designer Apple Watch bands created to match Coach handbags, and now those bands are set to debut on June 12.

Haute Écriture's David Boglin de Bautista has been sharing details on the design of the bands gleaned from sales representatives and over the weekend, he learned Coach retail stores will be receiving the bands starting next week.

Coach is planning to release the bands in three styles: Leather Strap with Charms, Wild Beast Camo, and Tea Rose Appliqué, with each style available in three colors for a total of nine bands. High-quality photos of each style were shared by de Bautista.

Coach salespeople are readily sharing...

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11:27
Samsung Surprised US Trade Show Attendees with Scrollable...

Over the years Samsung has been filing a great number of patents covering a wide range of possible future form factors that could them an edge over Apple's premium iPhone line. One consistant theme has been a slide-out or scrollable design ...

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10:41
Apple Debuts New Apple Music Ads Featuring DJ Khaled, Naom...

Apple this weekend debuted new ads for Apple Music, featuring record producer, label executive, and musician DJ Khaled. The ads, which aired following the Apple Music launch of DJ Khaled and Drake's new track "For Free," feature DJ Khaled with Naomi Campbell and Ray Liotta.

The first of the two ads, filmed with Naomi Campbell, was shared by DJ Khaled on Twitter. In the spot, DJ Khaled drives Campbell down the Pacific Coast Highway in a Rolls Royce while listening to his new track.

Me @naomicampbell in my first @AppleMusic commercial #ForFree w/ @Drake at #1 ONLY on Apple Music NBA Finals 2morrowhttps://t.co/xluWbBZq1W

— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled)...

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10:25
T-Mobile Unveils 'T-Mobile Tuesdays' Perks, Stoc...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere today hosted an Un-carrier 11 event, where he announced T-Mobile's latest customer perks, which include a new app that offers weekly freebies, customer stock options, and free in-flight Wi-Fi on domestic flights.

T-Mobile is releasing a new T-Mobile Tuesdays app, available now, with freebies available every Tuesday. Starting tomorrow, T-Mobile customers can get perks like food, movie tickets, ride-sharing credits, and more. Some of T-Mobile's partners include Domino's Pizza and Wendy's.

Tomorrow, all T-Mobile customers will be able to get free frosties and a ticket to the upcoming movie Warcraft. T-Mobile Tuesdays will also include weekly giveaways for trips, with tomorrow's raffle consisting of a Warcraft viewing party with a party bus that can accommodate 40 friends. Extra rewards come from sharing on social networks.

T-Mobile is also giving...

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10:15
Bose Introduces New Wireless QuietComfort Headphones

The headphones that revolutionized an industry are set to do it again -- wirelessly. Yesterday Bose announced their new QuietComfort 35 around-ear headphones and the QuietControl 30 in-ear headphones, both shattering the limitations of existing wireless noise cancelling headphones with an entirely new experience for traveling, commuting, creating, studying, or relaxing. The QC35 lets you tune out completely with the...

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10:00
Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Beta to Develop...

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first OS X 10.11.6 beta and three weeks after the public release of OS X 10.11.5.

The OS X 10.11.6 update, build 15G12a, can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

OS X 10.11.6, like OS X 10.11.5 and the El Capitan updates that came before it, appears to focus mainly on performance improvements and bug fixes. According to Apple's release notes for the first beta, OS X 10.11.6 improves the stability, compatibility, and security of Macs.

No outward-facing bug fixes or changes were found in the first beta but...

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09:50
Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 9.3.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first beta of iOS 9.3.3 and three weeks after the public release of iOS 9.3.2, a minor bug fix update.

The second iOS 9.3.3 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

As a minor 9.x.x update, iOS 9.3.3 appears to focus on under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 9.3.2. No outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were found in the first beta of iOS 9.3.3.

There was originally no iOS 9.3.3 update released for the 9.7-inch ...

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08:56
In Six Years Apple has leapt from #56 to #3 on Fortune 500...

Last year we reported that Apple had leapt from #56 to #5 on the Fortune 500 list and today, Fortune has raised Apple's position to #3.

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06:09
Apple Rises to #3 in Annual Fortune 500 Rankings

Apple rose to 3rd place in the annual Fortune 500 list of the top U.S. corporations based on gross revenue, trailing behind only Walmart and Exxon Mobil. Apple's previous rankings include 5th place in 2015 and 2014, 6th place in 2013, 17th place in 2012, 35th place in 2011 and 56th place in 2010.

Other notable carriers, technology companies, and...

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04:50
The Indian Government may Open the Door for Apple Stores b...

The Apple-India Bolllywood soap opera began in January of this year when Apple officially reapplied to open Apple Stores in India after the Government relaxed its laws.Yet Cook's meeting with India's Prime Minister Modi at the end of their business trip in May didn't end with any positive announcement ...

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02:05
India May Exempt Apple From Sourcing Requirement For...

The Indian government is prepared to allow Apple to open its first three planned retail outlets in the country without any sourcing requirement for their first few years of business, reports Times of India.

As a rule, 30 percent of goods sold by foreign companies must be manufactured or produced in the country, a requirement Apple does not meet as its products are largely made in China.

That obstacle initially appeared to have been removed for Apple last year, when India exempted retailers selling state-of-the-art goods from the rule, prompting the company to file a new application with the Indian government.

However, a recommendation...

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Sunday June 5

10:12
Apple Honors the Life of Muhammad Ali on its Homepage

Apple recently updated the homepage of its website with a tribute to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at age 74. Ali was admitted to a hospital earlier in the week due to respiratory ailments, which were further complicated due to a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease.

The tribute on Apple's website includes a quote that reads, "The man who has no imagination has no wings." Apple has been a long-time supporter and admirer of Ali, showcasing the boxer in one of its famous "Think Different" campaign videos back in 1997.

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." Rest in peace #MuhammadAli

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Saturday June 4

06:14
Muhammad Ali, King of Boxing, Dead at 74

"Think different." was an advertising slogan for Apple in 1997 created by the Los Angeles office of advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day. The Think Different campaign presented many people who thought differently and no respect for the status quo. Muhammad Ali was certainly one of them

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05:36
Apple Wins Two Design Patents for Apple Store iPad Accesso...

Last November Apple opened a next-gen Apple store in Brussels that introduced their next-gen tables and shelving display structures. More design patents supporting these designs have since rolled out in Hong Kong starting ...

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Friday June 3

15:41
An Industry Trend Points to Biometric Ready Notebooks this...

Thinking way ahead of the curve, as Apple often does, they filed for a patent that would place a biometric sensor underneath a MacBook's trackpad as far back as 2009. It now appears ...

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14:14
Nest Announces that Tony Fadell is out Effective Immediate...

Back in April Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Backlash is Brewing against Google's Nest." Nest had acquired a company called Revolv and rushed the product to market. The product was so bad that Google eventually shut it down. Today, the head of Nest Tony Fadell is out.

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13:30
Nest Co-Founder Tony Fadell Leaving the Company

Tony Fadell, widely known as the "father" of the iPod and the creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat, today announced he is leaving Nest and Nest parent company Alphabet.

Fadell, Nest's founder, has been with Google since it acquired Nest for $3.2 billion in 2014 and has worked on projects like Google Glass in addition to continuing to run Nest Labs.

In a blog post, Fadell says he has decided the time is right to "leave the Nest," a decision that was originally made late last year. Fadell will not be present for day to day activities at Nest, but he plans to remain involved with the company as an advisor to Alphabet and Larry Page.While there is never a perfect time to transition, we've grown Nest to much more than a thermostat company. We've...

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11:19
Apple Updates Official WWDC App With New Look, Apple TV Co...

Ahead of its Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off on June 13, Apple has updated its official WWDC app with a new look and a new version that works on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The update also adds support for live streaming on iOS and tvOS and adds multitasking support on compatible iPads.

A tvOS version of this app is now available, so you can stream and download videos from WWDC 2016 and previous conferences on Apple TV. This update supports live streaming on iOS and tvOS. It also supports multitasking on iOS 9 on iPad.The WWDC app is designed to be used by both conference attendees and developers who were not able to obtain tickets for the event. In addition to providing on-site tools for viewing start times for labs, sessions, and events, the app also offers the ability to watch live...

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08:51
The Man behind Apple's 'Think Different' Ca...

Author Ken Segall is an advertising executive who worked closely with Steve Jobs for over 12 years spanning NeXT and Apple. He was the man behind Apple's i-frenzy starting with the iMac and helped develop Apple’s famous 'Think different' campaign.

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03:04
Food Delivery Service GrubHub Now Supports Apple Pay

Food delivery company GrubHub has added Apple Pay as a payment option in the latest update to its GrubHub and Seamless apps (via TechCrunch).

The company follows in the footsteps of rivals Caviar, Door Dash, and Postmates in supporting Apple's mobile payment platform, and means that users of its two apps can now pay for their food using cards registered in the native iOS Wallet app.

Originally founded in 2004, GrubHub began as a website where users could order from local restaurants offering home delivery services. It later merged with rival company Seamless and expanded to offer its own service for restaurants that don't otherwise usually deliver. Last year GrubHub processed $2.4 billion in sales, 60 percent of which was generated through its...

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Monday January 3

14:52
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