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Tuesday June 23

09:53
Apple Seeds Second WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second watchOS 2 beta to developers, just over two weeks after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone.

It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer.

Along with these features for developers, which will lead to much more complex and full-featured third-party Apple Watch apps,...

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09:41
Google Music Gains Free Ad-Supported Radio Tier in U.S.

Google today announced that it's adding a free tier to its Google Music subscription service, just a week ahead of the launch of Apple Music. Apple Music doesn't include a free listening tier, but it is accompanied by a free ad-supported radio service that provides users with a way to access music without shelling out cash.

Google's free listening tier is built around Songza, the radio-based streaming service that Google purchased last July. It includes curated radio stations and playlists, which Google describes as human-curated and crafted "song by song" for moods and activities like working out or driving. It's currently available in the United States and rolling out to Android and iOS devices this week.

At any moment in your day, Google Play Music has whatever you need music for--from working, to working out, to working it on the dance...

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08:52
Apple wants Unwired Planet to pay $15 Million in Attorney...

Back in in 2012 we posted a report titled "Say what? Unwired Planet Sues Apple for… Well … Everything!." We apparently hit the nail on the head with that byline because last Friday Apple filed a motion against Unwired Planet ...

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08:08
Buick and GMC Announce CarPlay Coming to Select 2016 Vehic...

General Motors today announced that select 2016 model year Buick and GMC vehicles will support CarPlay and Android Auto through the IntelliLink system, including the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Buick and GMC will support CarPlay at the beginning of the model year and add Android Auto compatibility to select vehicles later in the model year.

The built-in IntelliLink screen will indicate when a CarPlay or Android Auto compatible smartphone is connected via USB, enabling quick and easy access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. CarPlay also uses Siri voice control and interfaces with your vehicle's...

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07:42
Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering a Diamond Cutting...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a tool designed to create the chamfered edges found on the iPhone 5S and the apertures found in all iPhones. Apple's second patent ...

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06:53
Apple is Granted Three Key Mobile Map Patents Covering Tex...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover three granted patents relating to maps.

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03:59
Apple Granted 9 Design Patents Today Covering a Gaming Hea...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of nine newly granted design patents for Apple Inc. today covering a wide range of products including an all-new design for a gaming headset.

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02:56
Apple Granted a 3D Camera Patent Focused on Time-Coded Ill...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple another patent for 3D mapping related to a possible future 3D iDevice camera.

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Monday June 22

12:19
The First Corvettes Roll off the Production Line with CarP...

As the momentum builds, Chevrolet showed off their new Corvette Z06 rolling out of production equipped with Apple's CarPlay.

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11:43
First Chevy CarPlay Vehicle, 650-HP Corvette Z06, Heading...

In late May, General Motors and its Chevrolet brand announced that its first 2016 cars equipped with CarPlay would be available later this year. Less than a month after the announcement, the first Chevy CarPlay vehicle, a silver Corvette Z06, has rolled off the production line. Chevy shared images of the maiden Corvette with TechCrunch, and told the site its Corvette Z06 vehicles are now heading to dealerships and consumers.

Chevy's Corvette Z06 is the second vehicle with CarPlay that's actually available for consumers to purchase, following the Ferarri FF. The Ferarri FF has been the only vehicle sold with built-in CarPlay support since CarPlay was...

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11:42
Smashing Pumpkins Lead Singer Reacts to Apple Music's...

Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan stated earlier today that Apple's decision to reverse its policy on paying artists during Apple Music's three-month trial period shows that the company is only aware of the needs of top-tier artists, and that this is a mistake.

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10:07
Will Google's Patent Battle over Street View Mapping...

It's being reported today that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up Google's appeal in respect to infringing patents held by Vederi LLC regarding Street View mapping software ...

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08:20
Tim Cook: Chinese Consumer Tastes Fueling Gold Color Optio...

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed China's integral part in the company's decision to pursue a gold design option in many of its devices. Speaking with a Chinese-language version of Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook stated that the addition of a gold option within the iPhone 5s lineup in 2013 "reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users."

Apple Inc. takes Chinese consumer tastes into account when it designs many of its products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said, underscoring the country’s importance to the iPhone maker.

The decision to offer a gold iPhone last year reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users, he added. Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, is now Apple’s second-largest market and has become a battleground for the company as it vies with Samsung Electronics Co. and...

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07:14
Apple Looking to Eliminate Home Button on iOS Devices, Int...

Apple is seeking to develop an in-house single-chip solution for integrating both the touchscreen and display drivers for mobile devices onto one chip, according to a new report today from Taiwanese site DigiTimes. The touch and display driver integration (TDDI) chips would also include "integrated fingerprint sensors", potentially allowing Apple to do away with the iconic home button. Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan's IC design industry.

The TDDI single-chip solutions will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors, said the sources. The integrated design would fit into future iPhone designs – models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a whole plane design eliminating the Home button.TDDI is a new advance in the industry, with Synaptics...

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07:10
Apple's iPhone Gold was Inspired by Chinese Consumer...

Last month we reported that Apple's CEO met with China Telecom while on a PR tour of Apple Stores and meeting with Shanghai party Secretary Han Zheng. While on tour Cook was interviewed by ...

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05:07
Apple Reportedly working on a Full iPhone Display that Dro...

A new and surprising supply chain report has surfaced this morning that reveals that Apple is internally developing ...

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04:31
Taylor Swift's PR Move Pushes Apple to Reverse Course...

Yesterday we reported that Taylor Swift's PR move on Sunday of publicizing an open letter to Apple was to make up for the PR stumble on Friday by her record label who abruptly blurting out that there would be no deal for her album "1989" with Apple Music. Sunday's public roar prompted Apple's Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services ...

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Sunday June 21

20:34
Apple Reverses Course, Will Pay Artists During Apple Music...

Apple's Eddy Cue posted on twitter:

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period

— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015

We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple

— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015

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06:16
Taylor Swift Fumbles with Public Letter Explaining why her...

Before New York's Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock began investigating Apple's new music streaming service "Apple Music" there was a DOJ and European investigation into Apple upcoming service that began with an unidentified complaint. A report from Bloomberg in April set the tone by stating that Taylor Swift and others were in talks with Apple to bring exclusive content to Apple's new music service. Today, Taylor Swift has weighed in on the matter with a public announcement.

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05:08
Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music's Free Trial in O...

A couple days ago BuzzFeed reported that Taylor Swift's new album, "1989", would not be available to stream on Apple Music, denying the service of one of the best-selling albums of the last two years. Today, Swift penned an open letter to the Cupertino company explaining her decision.

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.Swift, who calls Apple one of her best partners in selling her music, says that while she is able to take care of herself and her band, crew and management...

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Saturday June 20

07:16
Ex-Chicago Apple Store Manager Sues for Retaliatory Discha...

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in Chicago by a former Apple Store manager by the name of James Bruno. The case falls under the "Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment Jurisdiction." The case involves a number of charges including unlawful sexual discrimination and retaliatory discharge. The latter charge involves the Plaintiff's account ...

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04:51
Google Invents a Camera Related Wearable Device

Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent Office published one of Google's latest patent applications that related to a new wearable camera system ...

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Friday June 19

17:07
Taylor Swift Bites Apple Music Announcing No Deal for...

Last week we posted a report titled "Is the Investigation into Apple Music now Turning to Taylor Swift?" In that report we rehashed the news that New York's Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock was investigating the Universal Music Group (UMG) over their dealings with Apple ....

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16:29
Right Winger Newt Gingrich Reviews the Apple Watch … Kinda

Believe it or not, the right wing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is now a tech reviewer for Mashable. His first assignment was the Apple Watch

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11:02
Apple Announces Replacement Program for 27" iMac 3TB...

Apple is announcing that they've determined that a very small number of 3TB hard drives used in 27-inch iMac systems, may fail ...

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10:40
Apple Launches 27" iMac 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Pr...

Apple has determined that a small number of 3TB hard drives used in late 2012 27-inch iMacs sold between December 2012 and September 2013 may fail under certain conditions and has initiated a replacement program to replaced affected hard drives. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected hard drives free of charge.

Apple is contacting affected iMac owners that provided a valid email address during product registration to inform them about the new replacement program. iMac owners can check if they are affected by entering the computer's serial number on Apple's support website, and visit the Genius Bar, visit an AASP or contact Apple Technical Support to initiate the replacement process.

Apple advises that customers who paid to have their hard drive repaired contact the company for a refund. The replacement program covers affected iMac models until December 19, 2015, or...

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09:58
Apple Not Coercing Indie Artists Into Apple Music Deals Wi...

Earlier this week, singer-songwriter Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre took to Twitter to rant about the Apple Music terms he had allegedly been offered by Apple, accusing the company of threatening to take his music off iTunes if he did not agree to the three-month free trial period that's been a sticking point with indie artists.

Calling Apple a "satanic corporation," (and mistakenly tweeting at an "Apple Official" Twitter account not run by Apple) Newcombe said Apple offered him a deal that required him to provide his music for free for three months, and when he asked what would happen if he refused, he was told his music would be removed from sale on iTunes.

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08:25
Apple was one of Five Honorees at Yesterday's Helen K...

The American Foundation for the Blind held their 19th Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards event was held yesterday and Apple was one of the Honorees. Apple's ...

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06:55
Apple Removes Original iPad Mini From Apple Online Store

Apple has quietly pulled the original iPad mini from the Apple Online Store this week and removed other references of the tablet from its website, as noted by 9to5Mac. The nearly three-year-old iPad mini was announced in October 2012 as a smaller 7.9-inch version of the iPad, but the tablet has since been succeeded by the iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3, the latter featuring a Retina display, Touch ID and 64-bit A7 processor.

Apple dropped the price of the first-gen A5-based iPad mini to $299 in October 2013 and further discounted the tablet to $249 in October 2014, but the device was a hard sell given the iPad mini 2 starts at $299 with newer features. The original iPad mini remains available in the refurbished section of the Apple...

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06:46
Microsoft's Faster and Touchier version of OneNote fo...

Microsoft has just released a better, faster and touchier version of OneNote for iPhone and iPad. Microsoft had been working on this for some time now on things like Lists, Equations ...

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04:59
Apple Files Five Trademark Filings for Stylized Apple Musi...

Earlier this week Apple filed five trademark applications for "Apple Music." We presented these filings in two reports (one and two) covering a total of five International Classes (9, 38, 41, 42 and 45). Apple's trademark classes revealed that they could introduce concerts ...

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Thursday June 18

17:54
Apple Explored 4K Video Distribution in 2013

Apple requested 4K video content from Sony Pictures for the purpose of digital distribution and on-demand streaming testing, according to a new document [PDF] released by WikiLeaks from the Sony data breach (via AppleInsider).

The document is a materials access letter from Culver Digital Distribution Inc, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, to Apple. It served as a formal agreement between the two companies for the "testing and / or preparing" of 4K content from Sony movies and TV shows. The letter is dated September 26, 2013, hinting that Apple has been exploring distributing 4K content for the past two years.

The Cupertino company has...

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14:40
Apple Seeks a Patent for New On-Cell Touch Architecture

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that they have a new patent pending on-cell touch architecture on record for smartphones ...

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14:02
What You Need to Know About Recent 'XARA' Exploi...

Earlier this week, researchers from several universities published a report exposing a string of security vulnerabilities in iOS and OS X. The vulnerabilities, all labeled as XARA weaknesses, let malicious apps approved on the Mac and iOS App Stores gain access to sensitive data like passwords.

The report details several methods that inter-app interaction services can use to access everything from the Keychain and Websocket on OS X to the URL scheme on iOS and OS X, giving hackers access to sensitive data, including information stored within third-party apps like 1Password, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Evernote, and more.

Following the release of the report, iMore's Nick Arnott and Rene Ritchie have taken an in-depth look at the XARA...

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12:34
Apple's new MacBook uses a Patent Pending Metal and P...

Love it or hate it, the new MacBook packs a design punch that can't be ignored. Apple reinvented the keyboard using a new butterfly mechanism; they added new precision backlighting; they included ...

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10:43
The Apple Watch's Digital Crown Patent Comes to Light

On June 18, 2015, the European Patent Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their invention related to the Apple Watch's Digital Crown. The patent reviews an input Friction Mechanism that provides the Digital Crown with its haptic feedback and more.

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08:19
Apple Watch 2 Said to Feature FaceTime Camera, Expanded Wi...

Apple is planning a second-generation Apple Watch with new features including a front-facing FaceTime video camera, expanded Wi-Fi capabilities and possibly additional models based on new materials, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims the so-called "Apple Watch 2" is likely to be introduced in 2016 following the release of WatchOS 2 and native Apple Watch apps in the fall.

The new FaceTime camera will reportedly be built into the Apple Watch's top bezel and enable users to make and receive FaceTime calls on their wrists. Apple previously announced at WWDC that WatchOS 2 will have a new FaceTime Audio feature for Wi-Fi-based calling, and the new software also enables Apple Watch users to answer or reject FaceTime video calls through a paired iPhone.

A new Wi-Fi chip inside the Apple Watch 2 will expand...

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07:38
Apple Advances Touch and Hover Sensing Technologies for Fu...

Way back in late 2011 Apple was granted a patent for a display system that would recognize and/or detect hovering gestures. Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work on this feature.

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07:15
Full Video of Jeff Williams Interview at Code Conference N...

Re/code has shared the full video and transcript of Apple senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams speaking with journalist Walt Mossberg at Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes last month. Williams reflected on a number of topics during the half-hour session, ranging from the Apple Watch and wearable technology to running Apple's supply chain and overseeing the development of ResearchKit.

Williams also fielded questions from the audience about the changing need for physical storage and processing power on an iPhone, health-related monitoring systems on the Apple Watch, entering new product categories such as the car, vertical integration within Apple and the company's responsibility to advancing technologies and bringing jobs to the United States as a U.S. corporation.

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05:47
Apple's Latest Invention Introduces us to an iPad Mul...

During Apple's WWDC 2015 Keynote Craig Federighi showed us that in iOS 9 we'll be able to finally use real multitasking on our iPad. Federighi presented us with Picture-in-Picture, Split ...

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05:40
Apple Watch U.S. Sales Estimated at 2.8 Million, Sports Ba...

The latest data from Slice Intelligence, a digital commerce research firm that tracks email receipts, estimates Apple Watch sales at 2.79 million in the United States nearly two months after the wrist-worn device launched, according to Reuters. Slice Intelligence previously estimated 1 million Apple Watch pre-orders on April 10 and 2.5 million orders processed through late May.

The report claims that about 17 percent of those Apple Watch customers proceed to spend hundreds of dollars on extra bands for the smartwatch, enabling Apple to make a profitable double dip into customers' wallets. While the Sports Band starts at $49, for example, technology research firm IHS estimates the 38mm fluoroelastomer band costs Apple...

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04:53
New Radio Tab With Beats 1 Demo Appears on iOS 8.4 and iOS...

With less than two weeks until the launch of Apple Music in over 100 countries, the latest signs of the streaming music service continue to appear in iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 betas. A number of users running the pre-release software versions have shared screenshots showing a new Radio tab in the Music app that displays a Beats 1 demo alongside a list of other stations and genres.

The new Radio tab and Beats 1 pre-recording by DJ Zane Lowe have gone live for users in the United States, Canada, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and select other countries, although it remains unclear if all features of Apple Music will be available worldwide on June 30. The search feature in the Radio tab is working as of now for some users, but Beats 1 and other playlists cannot be listened to yet.

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03:55
Apple's High-Tech Spin on the Razor-Blade Business Mo...

With Apple Watch, Apple has put a high-tech spin on the razor-blade business model, in which a company sells a product for a modest price and then profits from sales of accessories.

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02:52
Intel to Unveil Skylake Processors at Gamescom in August

A new supply chain report has surfaced that indicates that Intel's 14nm Skylake processors and 100-series chipsets for desktops are expected to be unveiled in early August at Gamescom ...

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Wednesday June 17

16:29
The Copycat King was Back in Court Today Fighting the Appe...

The U.S. Appeals Court ruled on May 18, 2015 that Apple's patented designs on its signature iPhone mobile phone had been copied by chief rival Samsung Electronics. That should have been the end of it, but no, Samsung is back at it again, fighting the decision.

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15:21
Microsoft Wants to Reinvent their Smartphone Business with...

It was Nadella's predecessor Steve Ballmer, who acquired Nokia's handset business for $7 billion in 2013 in a bid to boost Microsoft's position in the smartphone market. Ballmer set former Nokia chief Stephen Elop as the man to make the magic happen at Microsoft and the magic never arrived. So Elop is out.

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11:57
Publishers Upset Over Apple's Opt-Out Terms for Inclu...

Apple recently sent a mass email to news publishers to introduce them to Apple News, an upcoming Flipboard-inspired app for iOS 9 that will deliver curated news and magazine stories with custom layouts, photo galleries, videos and animations optimized for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The email has ignited some controversy in the news and blogging community over the past week, according to the BBC, which reports that some writers are disappointed about Apple's decision to automatically include a website's RSS feeds in Apple News unless they specifically opt out by replying to the email."Let me get this straight, Apple: you send me an e-mail outlining the terms under which you will redistribute my content, and you will just assume that I agree to your terms unless I opt out?" wrote Plausible Labs programmer Mike Ash on his...

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10:23
OS X El Capitan Roundup Updated

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is Apple's next-generation operating system for the Mac, set to be released to the public this fall. Our roundup has everything you need to know about El Capitan, covering the multitude of performance improvements and new features in the OS, like an updated look for Mission Control, a way to use two full screen apps at once, new features for Safari, improvements for Mail, and more.

Click to read our OS X El Capitan roundup.

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09:49
The FCC to Impose Largest Fine in the Agencies History aga...

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it plans to fine AT&T Mobility $100 million for misleading customers about ...

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09:33
AT&T Fined $100 Million by FCC for Unlimited Data Thro...

The United States Federal Communications Commission today announced plans to fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about its unlimited mobile data plans. Following an investigation, the FCC is accusing AT&T of severely slowing down the data speeds of customers with unlimited data plans and failing to adequately warn them about the slower data speeds.In 2011, AT&T implemented a "Maximum Bit Rate" policy and capped the maximum data speeds for unlimited customers after they used a set amount of data within a billing cycle. The capped speeds were much slower than the normal network speeds AT&T advertised and significantly impaired the ability of AT&T customers to access the Internet or use data applications for the remainder of the billing cycle.The FCC says AT&T...

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09:21
Apple's iOS Feature "QuickType" is now a Re...

On June 17, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for "QuickType" which was officially granted late yesterday. Apple originally filed ...

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08:23
Next-Generation iPhone Again Rumored to Adopt 7000 Series...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, in which he corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone will adopt 7000 Series aluminum as used in the Apple Watch Sport. Kuo also claimed that Apple will retain the same design as the iPhone 6, although the smartphone may have slightly different dimensions.

The report claims that the next-generation iPhone could be wider and taller by about 0.15mm to account for the stronger 7000 Series aluminum design, while the smartphone may also be about 0.2mm thicker due to the addition of Force Touch. The new dimensions are marginal enough that most iPhone 6 users are unlikely to notice much of a difference with the so-called "iPhone 6s" design.

Apple explains the properties of 7000...

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07:34
Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying England, Coming to New...

Apple's fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data has arrived in the United Kingdom as planned, with the first verified sighting in Solihull, England, approximately two hours northwest of London. While camera-equipped fifth-generation Dodge Caravans have been used to collect mapping data in the United States, Apple appears to be using Mercedes-Benz Vito vans marked with "Apple Maps" in Europe.

Apple Maps van driving in Solihull, England in June 2015
Apple confirmed earlier this month that it is driving vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple Maps, and the mapping imagery is almost certainly being used to create a Google Maps "Street View" competitor. Apple Maps vehicles are also taking photos of businesses and storefronts in major metropolitan areas to replace current imagery provided...

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07:34
A Recent U2 Concert Dynamic Could become a Possible Future...

We noted last month that the legendary U2 rock band gave an on-stage nod to Jony Ive and dedicating a song to Laurene Powell Jobs during a recent concert in San Jose. The band has now partnered with ...

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06:22
Apple Loses their Anti-Competitive Case in Taiwan

Earlier today Apple lost their anti-competitive lawsuit in Taiwan where the court fined them ...

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06:21
iOS and OS X Security Flaws Enable Malicious Apps to Steal...

A team of six researchers from Indiana University, Georgia Tech and Peking University have published an in-depth report exposing a series of security vulnerabilities that enable sandboxed malicious apps, approved on the App Store, to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data stored in other apps, including iCloud passwords and authentication tokens, Google Chrome saved web passwords and more.

The thirteen-page research paper "Unauthorized Cross-App Resource Access on Mac OS X and iOS" details that inter-app interaction services, ranging from the Keychain and WebSocket on OS X to the URL Scheme on OS X and iOS, can be exploited to steal confidential information and passwords, including those stored in popular password vaults such as 1Password by AgileBits."We completely cracked the keychain service - used to store passwords and other credentials for different Apple apps - and sandbox containers...

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05:23
Sharp Preparing IGZO Displays with new In-Cell Technology

Back in April we reported that Apple had decided to use Oxide TFT LCD because it offers a lower power base and allows Apple to design even slimmer designs. The report further noted that Apple planned to obtain oxide TFT via a number of suppliers including LG Display, Samsung Display, and SHARP. Today, Sharp announced two developments for future displays.

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Tuesday June 16

17:17
Apple Watch Now Available for Purchase in Apple Retail Sto...

We reported this morning that Apple Watch shipments had begun arriving at Apple Stores in the United States ahead of the imminent launch of in-store availability, and it now appears that in-stores sales of the Apple Watch will indeed begin tomorrow, on June 17.

It's now after 10:00 a.m. on June 17 in some parts of Australia, and Apple Stores in the country have begun offering in-store Apple Watch reservations and pickups. In the Australian online Apple Store, when selecting a watch, there's now an option that says "Interested in buying in-store?" with a link that allows buyers to check reservation availability.

After choosing to select a reservation, there's a drop down menu that shows nearby Apple Stores, letting users see whether a particular Apple Watch is in stock. If a watch is in stock, the site displays a green checkmark and the next available reservation time. Making a...

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15:10
Monster's General Counsel See's Apple as a Big B...

Monster is considered one of the world's leading manufacturers of high performance cables that connect audio/video components for home, car and professional use as well as computers and computer games. In fact Monster had been making licensed accessories, including Lightning charging cables ...

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14:32
Apple Watch on watchOS 2 Hacked to Run Truly Native Apps I...

Since watchOS 2 was released last Monday, several developers have been tinkering with the software and have managed to get games like Canabalt and a Flappy Bird clone to run natively on the Apple Watch using frameworks like UIKit and SpriteKit, which are not available to developers for Apple Watch apps.

One of the main features Apple added to watchOS 2 is the ability for developers to create "native" apps that run on the device itself instead of the iPhone, but as it turns out, developers are restricted to using WatchKit for Apple Watch interfaces and are not able to use more advanced frameworks available on for iPhone apps like UIKit, SpriteKit, and SceneKit.

Last week, developers Steven Troughton-Smith, Adam Bell, and Jay Freeman were able to get apps using UIKit and SceneKit to run on the Apple...

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12:42
Apple Revokes Monster's 'Made for iPhone' L...

Apple has suspended audio accessory maker Monster's right to make licensed accessories for Apple devices following a lawsuit Monster filed against Apple-owned Beats Electronics in January, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Monster produces Lightning charging cables and headphones that are certified to work with Apple devices under Apple's Made for iPhone (MFi) certification process, and it has done so since 2005. As of May 5, Apple is ending its agreement with Monster and will no longer allow the company to make MFi certified accessories.

Monster's general counsel David Tognotti said Noreen Krall, Apple's chief litigation counsel, told him that their agreement was being terminated, effective May 5, because the relationship between the two...

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11:18
Square Enix to Bring Final Fantasy VII to iOS in 2015

During Square Enix's E3 event that was held this morning, the company announced plans to bring iconic game Final Fantasy VII to iOS "before the end of summer" this year. Little detail was made available on the game aside from an upcoming release date, but it appears it's a port of the original PS1 game and not the Final Fantasy VII remake that was announced by Sony earlier this week.

Square Enix has made the first six Final Fantasy games available on iOS devices, but Final Fantasy VII for iOS will mark the first Final Fantasy port coming from a PlayStation game. Released in 1997, Final Fantasy VII was the first game in the Final Fantasy series created for PlayStation and it quickly became one of the most popular Final Fantasy games.

In 2013, Square Enix producer Takashi Tokita...

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09:28
iOS 9 Roundup Updated

Apple's next-generation operating system will be released to the public this fall. It introduces several performance improvements that boost battery life and shrink install size, plus it has a bunch of new features including a more intelligent Siri and search, a new Notes app, transit directions for Maps, split-screen multitasking for the iPad, and tons more.

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06:55
Apple Watch Shipments Arriving to Apple Stores, In-Store A...

Apple Stores in the United States have begun to receive shipments of the Apple Watch to fulfill in-store reservations through Personal Pickup, according to BGR. The report claims the Apple Watch will be available for in-store pickup starting today or tomorrow, but the exact product mix remains unclear at this point.

A spot check of the Apple Online Store reveals that the Personal Pickup option remains unavailable for the Apple Watch at brick-and-mortar Apple Store locations in New York and elsewhere in the United States. A dedicated Reserve and Pickup page for the Apple Watch that was live in early April also continues to redirect to the main Apple Watch product page on the company's website.

Apple Watch orders have been taken...

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06:03
TSMC is Entering the CMOS Image Sensor Market to Capture S...

According to a new supply chain report this morning, TSMC has teamed up with US based InVisage Technologies to supply high-end CIS.

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05:35
Apple Files Four More Apple Music Trademark Applications t...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published Apple's first "Apple Music' trademark filing covering International Class 009. Today, USPTO published four new trademark filings for Apple Music covering four additional....

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04:43
Apple Granted 32 Patents Today Covering Liquid Metal, AMOL...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 32 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover patents relating to AMOLED displays for ...

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02:56
Apple Granted Design Patents for their Shanghai Apple Stor...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of five granted design patents for Apple Inc. today which includes their Shanghai Apple Store glass entrance.

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Monday June 15

21:01
Adobe Announces 2015 Creative Cloud Updates, New Integrate...

Adobe today announced that all of its Creative Cloud desktop apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more, will receive updates as part of the company's 2015 Creative Cloud Update.

The updates bring new features and performance enhancements with "Adobe Magic" to all of Adobe's Creative Cloud apps, notably including Linked Assets that will allow assets within Creative Cloud Libraries to be updated whenever a change is made, ensuring the update is available to all team members in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Photoshop CC is gaining Artboards, letting artists create multiple design surfaces within a single document for a bird's-eye view of all designs at once. There's also a new preview feature called Photoshop Design Space, which lets users create design-focused desktop tool layouts that ignore unnecessary tools. The exporting experience has been improved, and the Spot Healing Brush and...

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18:35
Apple Adds Four New "Shot on iPhone 6" Short Vid...

Apple added four new videos in their "Shot on iPhone 6" series of films today that are archived in their "World Gallery in motion." Plus, iPhone photography award winners were announced today.

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17:06
Apple's Full WWDC Keynote 2015 is now in our "Ap...

Apple's full keynote video is now available for viewing on YouTube. We've archived the video under "Apple Events" should you ever wish to quickly review it for a particular segment.

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16:32
Apple Hiring a Team of Journalists for Apple News, Describ...

According to a new report this afternoon, Apple is hiring a team of journalists to run its Apple News service, part of a broader push by the company to personalise the content it selects and delivers to users of its devices.

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15:53
Video: Consumers Reports Takes Apple's CarPlay and An...

Wouldn't it be nice if your car's infotainment system was as full-featured and easy-to-use as your phone? That's the appeal of Apple's CarPlay ...

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15:04
Apple Seeds Sixth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers...

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers and public beta testers, approximately one week after releasing the fifth OS X 10.10.4 beta and nearly two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.4 beta. OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid-April, following the early April release of OS X 10.10.3, which included the new Photos for OS X app.

The new beta, build 14E36b, can downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center.

OS X 10.10.3 brought several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, and diversified emoji, but OS X 10.10.4 appears to be an under-the-hood...

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14:40
Apple Adds Four New Videos to 'Shot on iPhone 6'...

Apple today updated its "Shot on iPhone 6" microsite to add four new videos to the "World Gallery films" section of the site. While the Shot on iPhone 6 campaign has been running since March, the dedicated video gallery was just added in early June.

Today's videos come from the Netherlands, Australia, the United States, and Norway. Like the existing videos in the gallery, the new videos showcase content shot using the iPhone and its video capturing tools like Slo-Mo and Time Lapse Each of the 15-second videos is accompanied by music and concludes with the tagline "Shot on iPhone 6."

The first video, shown above, is a Time Lapse of clouds passing over a mountain, while the second depicts a caterpillar inching along the grass. The other...

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12:54
iOS 9 Code Suggests 12.93-Inch 'iPad Pro' Could...

Taiwanese iOS developer Hiraku Wang has shared further iOS 9 beta code (via Steven Troughton-Smith) that suggests the 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" could have a 2,732×2,048 pixels display at 264 PPI based on Apple's @2x high-resolution modifier. The findings corroborate a DisplaySearch report from last January, in which the research firm said that Apple had a tablet display with a resolution of 2,732×2,048 pixels and 265 PPI under development.

Apple's existing lineup of iPads with Retina displays, ranging from the third-generation iPad to iPad Air 2, each have 9.7-inch screens at 264 PPI, so it would make sense that the larger 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" would have a scaled up resolution with the same...

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12:38
OS X El Capitan Review Roundup: Not Hugely Different From...

At its Worldwide Developer's Conference last week, Apple introduced OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the newest version of its Mac-based operating system. At the time, Apple provided the software both to registered developers and to members of the media. Media reviews are hitting the web, giving us our first in-depth opinions on OS X El Capitan.

We've rounded up details from some of the best reviews in order to give MacRumors readers a look at OS X El Capitan from the perspective of people who have used it extensively over the course of the last week. Each of the reviews is worth reading in full to get a feel for how OS X El Capitan builds upon the features introduced with OS X Yosemite.

Lauren Goode, Re/code:The most notable I've-seen-this-before feature in OS X El Capitan is Split...

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09:21
Will Apple's Next iPhone Adopt LTE+X for the Korean M...

SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus have finished preparing for communication network to commercialize Multi-Path which is a national standard technology. It is known that these mobile carriers are coming up with a name for Multi-Path service before they release this service. It is predicted that they will name it ‘LTE+X ...

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08:34
GarageBand for Mac Gaining New Synths and Features on June...

Apple has updated its GarageBand for Mac website to confirm that the music creation software will be updated with new features on June 30 alongside the launch of Apple Music, as noted by Macworld editor Kirk McElhearn on his personal blog Kirkville. GarageBand will gain new synth sounds and the software's built-in recording and editing features will be improved.

Apple will be adding 100 shape-shifting EDM‑ and Hip Hop‑inspired synth sounds to GarageBand that each feature the Transform Pad Smart Control for morphing and tweaking sounds to your personal liking. The new controls are very similar to the Alchemy software that Apple acquired through its recent purchase of Camel Audio, known for its range of plug-ins, synthesizers, effects and...

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07:22
Apple Confirms 71.5% Revenue Sharing for Apple Music, No R...

Apple vice president of iTunes content Robert Kondrk has confirmed to Re/code that the Cupertino-based company will share 71.5% of Apple Music revenue with music owners in the United States.

That number will be slightly higher outside of the United States, averaging around 73%, but Apple will pay no royalties during the three-month free trial period in return for paying a few percentage points extra."Apple won’t pay music owners anything for the songs that are streamed during Apple Music’s three-month trial period, a bone of contention with music labels during negotiations for the new service. But Kondrk says Apple’s payouts are a few percentage points higher than the industry standard, in part to account for the lengthy trial period; most paid subscription services offer a free one-...

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07:08
Apple Adds their Fifth iPhone Distributor in India

We've been reporting on the rumors that Foxconn could be opening a new iPhone Plant in India since April and the rumors have continued right up to last week. Yet until this ever comes to fruition, Apple has just added a fifth iPhone distributor in India ...

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05:50
Apple Files Trademarks for "Apple Music" and Upd...

On June 8, 2015 ― Apple unveiled Apple Music™, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing ...

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05:07
iOS 9 iPad Keyboard Scales to Larger Size, Hinting Towards...

iPhone developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered that the new iPad keyboard on iOS 9 beta is capable of scaling to a larger size with rearranged keys, providing further evidence that Apple could be planning to release the much-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" in the future.

UIKeyboard view on iOS 9 scales to a larger iPad size (Image: Twitter/Steve T-S)
At a larger resolution, the UIKeyboard view automatically adjusts with repositioned keys to fill the extra screen space available. Specifically, the new keyboard has wider keys, a new row of symbols at the top, Caps Lock and Tab keys on the far left and some other moved keys.

The secondary keyboard view has also gained the new chiclet-sized row of symbols and has enough room to fit all...

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Saturday June 13

22:23
Apple Launches Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones in App...

Somewhat lost among all of the announcements coming out of WWDC last week, Apple on Monday introduced a new set of colors for the Beats Powerbeats2 wireless in-ear headphones, with the new colors matching the Apple Watch sport band options of black, white, blue, green, and pink.

Carrying the same $200 price as the original Powerbeats2 introduced last June after Apple had announced it was acquiring Beats but before the deal officially closed, the new versions are identical with the exception of the new colors. The new headphones have begun showing up in Apple's retail stores, where they are being given a significant amount of promotional space.

The Powerbeats2 have received mixed reviews over the past year, with reviewers disagreeing over whether the...

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10:28
Apple's Original Patents Relating to Health App and R...

Patently Apple reported on the first of three Apple patent applications yesterday that were published by the European Patent Office late on Thursday. Our first report titled "New Apple Watch Patent Covers Wearable Multi-Modal Physiological Sensing System," focused on advancing the Apple Watch's heart rate sensors to work while a user is in motion. Today we're reporting on the second and third patents in this group which cover Apple's Health app and ResearchKit.

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Friday June 12

16:31
Apple and Beats Scrapped Sonos-Like Speaker Post Acquisiti...

Before it was acquired by Apple, Beats Electronics was working on a Sonos-like Wi-Fi-connected loudspeaker that would play music from services like Pandora and Spotify straight from the Internet, reports Variety. The news comes days after learning that the new Apple Music streaming service will not immediately be compatible with Sonos speakers.

Beats Pill speakersCase in point: Beats Electronics, which ...

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13:55
New Apple Watch Patent Covers Wearable Multi-Modal Physiol...

Every once in a while an Apple patent application will surface in Europe that has bypassed the U.S. Patent Office for reasons unknown. Late yesterday Patently Apple discovered a patent application covering Apple Watch that specifically discusses a multi-modal physiological sensing system.

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08:44
OS X El Capitan Opens Door to TRIM Support on Third-Party...

For users looking to upgrade their older Macs with third-party solid-state drives (SSDs), one issue has been a lack of support for TRIM on these drives under OS X. TRIM is a system-level command that allows the operating system and the drive to communicate about which areas of the drive are considered unused and thus ready to be erased and rewritten to. In the absence of TRIM, users can see significantly slower drive writes as the drive begins to fill up.

Officially TRIM has only been supported on Apple's drives, and while tools such as TRIM Enabler have been developed to turn on TRIM for third-party drives, they ran into issues under OS X Yosemite due to Apple's use of kext signing. With this security measure in place, users have had to disable kext signing in order to enable TRIM, and should kext signing be turned back on such as by resetting NVRAM/PRAM during troubleshooting, the user's system will refuse to...

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08:36
Samsung and IBM Dominate Patent Activity in the U.S. in 20...

Over the years, many in the Android community angrily pointed to Apple filing more patents than any other tech company for the simple sake of suing other tech companies. Of course that's simple hysteria that's not supported by the facts...

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05:20
The News about Foxconn Manufacturing Apple Products in Ind...

As far back as mid-April we reported that the Taiwan press had broken the news that the Foxconn Technology Group would soon be investing in three new production plants in India that could be used in part to assemble iPhones for Apple.

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Thursday June 11

17:05
Is the Investigation into Apple Music now Turning to Taylo...

Today the topic has reportedly gone from Apple pressuring the music labels to whether or not Apple "pressurized stars and others into snubbing Spotify."

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15:33
Apple Shares Humorous 'Backstage' Video Shown Du...

To kickoff its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple shared a humorous "Backstage" video starring Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader. Hader took on the role of David LeGary, WWDC's director, prepping for the big show.

As of this afternoon, Apple's uploaded the "Backstage" video to YouTube, giving those who missed the WWDC keynote live stream a chance to watch the opening act.

The video makes references to several apps like Angry Birds and Tinder, with several app mascots on hand. There's a guy in a bird costume for Angry Birds, and a goat for Goat Simulator. Community's Danny Pudi raps a silly song during the video, and it ends showing just a water bottle and a laptop after a power failure. "All right, we'll work with it," says Hader. "I'll tell you what, whoever walks out there better have something incredible to say."

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is wrapping up later this week. During the keynote event, the company debuted iOS 9, OS X...

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13:42
The Stunningly Cool Oculus Rift was Revealed Today with Re...

Oculus, Facebook's VR Company, held an event today to show off the next-generation of Oculus Rift that will be coming to market in Q1 2016. Today, Oculus revealed more of the hardware that will make up the Oculus VR system ...

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12:01
Apple Music Pays Industry Standard Subscription Revenue Fe...

Apple plans to charge between $9.99 and $14.99 per month for its upcoming on-demand Apple Music service, with 58 percent of its subscription revenues going to record labels. For every $9.99 Apple collects from subscribers in the United States, it will pay out $5.80 to labels. Additionally, Apple pays approximately 12 percent to publishers and/or songwriters, leaving the company with somewhere around 30 percent of the revenue from the Apple Music service.

The figures come from a leaked document shared by Digital Music News earlier this week. In its article, Digital Music News erroneously suggested Apple was paying less to music labels than other streaming music services like Spotify (after failing to take into account the publisher's fee), but as it turns out, the 70 percent that Apple pays out to rights holders...

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09:13
Grand New York Upper East Side Apple Store Opens Saturday

The latest Apple Store on New York's Upper East Side occupies part of a Beaux Arts building that originally housed the U.S. Mortgage & Trust bank. Apple sought to restore some of the building's old grandeur ...

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08:58
Apple to Renovate Iconic Fifth Avenue Store, Temporarily R...

Apple's iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York City will soon close for renovations and temporarily relocate to the soon-to-be-vacated FAO Schwarz toy store in the General Motors Building, according to the Associated Press. The report does not offer a timeline for the renovation plans.

Apple's iconic Fifth Avenue store, left, and nearby FAO Schwarz store, far right (Flickr)
FAO Schwarz, the oldest toy store in the United States, is set to vacate its ground-level store in the General Motors Building in July 2015 due to the rising cost of rent. The storefront is located just steps away from the current Apple Store at 58th Street and Fifth Avenue, so the temporary move should be rather seamless.

Apple reportedly...

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07:44
More Samsung Headaches Arise as their 96th Top-Loader Wash...

Who likes to kick someone when they're down, right? But there are always exceptions in life and when it comes to Samsung, well, I just can't help myself.

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06:37
Today Patents Relating to Apple's Mac Pro Security Lo...

On June 11, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published patent applications from Apple relating to the Mac Pro security lock and new connectors that are USB-C compatible. Our report also covers an interesting patent application published by USPTO this morning from Konica Minolta ...

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04:14
Unsealed Court Document Proves that Apple's CEO was A...

Information relating to complaints within a current lawsuit against Apple that began in 2013 were ordered by the court to be unsealed revealing that ...

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03:19
An Apple Pay Related Invention comes to Light Discussing A...

Apple's invention covers how a financial institution system in communication with an electronic device and a merchant subsystem works to avoid fraud.

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