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Tuesday August 18

05:24
Apple Announces this Year's Apple Music Festival in L...

Earlier today Apple announced that Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse this September.

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04:00
Apple Watch Users Embracing Apple Pay for Everyday Purchas...

Apple Pay on iPhone is a convenient and secure way to make payments without taking a debit or credit card out of your wallet, but you still need to take the smartphone out of your pocket to make a purchase. For that reason, Apple Pay has proven more transformative on Apple Watch, since the device is worn on the wrist and readily available for contactless payments.

Apple Pay with a phone is still just taking something out of your pocket. Not transformative. With a watch it's amazing. End of friction

— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) June 28, 2015
The latest data from research firm Wristly supports that notion, with 80% of the over 1,000 respondents surveyed in the U.S. and U.K. claiming they have used Apple Pay on an Apple Watch at least once. The remaining 20% of respondents indicated they "do not perceive a benefit" to Apple Pay,...

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03:31
Apple Granted 39 Patents Today Covering Technology behind...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a fingerprint invention that's a part of Apple's Touch ID system and a motion pattern and gesture recognition system.

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01:58
Apple Granted Patent for iBeacon Indoor Location Mapping

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's future iBeacon based indoor location mapping for iOS devices. Granted Patent Title: Enhancing User Services with Indoor Traffic Information Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to techniques for monitoring device locations within...

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Monday August 17

23:13
Apple Music Festival Bringing Pharrell, One Direction, and...

Apple today announced its 2015 Apple Music Festival lineup for next month, a free concert series that will bring Pharrell, One Direction, Florence + The Machine, and more to London's Roundhouse. A revamped version of the previous iTunes Festival, the 2015 version will see a scaled-down lineup with ten dates from September 19–28, down from the usual 30 nights extending throughout the month.

Apple will broadcast performances to music fans around the world for free, which can be viewed live and on-demand on Apple Music. The Apple Music Festival lets fans get even closer to their favorite performers with coverage on Beats 1℠ alongside backstage news and footage straight from the artists on Apple Music Connect.

“We wanted to do something really special for music fans this year,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet...

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20:51
USPTO Invalidates One of Apple's iPhone Design Patent...

FOSS Patents reported tonight that the Central Reexamination Division of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has reexamined one of the key iPhone design patents in the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit. The validity of one of the patents (618,677) has received a non-final rejection: The problem the D'677 patent faces here is that the USPTO has determined (for now) that this patent "is not entitled to benefit of the filing date" of two previous Apple design patent applications because the design at issue was not disclosed in those earlier applications. As a result, certain...

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15:56
Apple's MacBook Air Leads the Industry in Ultraportab...

According to a new IDC report, Apple’s MacBook Air continues to lead all ultraportable PCs. The ultraportable category covers netbooks, laptops ...

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15:16
Microsoft Unofficially introduces the 'NewsCast'...

Microsoft Bing is testing a new iOS app called 'NewsCast' that uses text-to-voice technology to help iOS users...

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14:41
Developer Skips Reporting OS X Security Hole to Apple

Engadget reports this afternoon that a developer revealed a Mac security hole without telling Apple.

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14:10
Apple Display Supplier LG Develops 'Game Changing...

Apple had decided long ago to explore AMOLED displays when they recruited a former senior researcher at LG Display, Dr. Lee Jeung-jil ...

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10:45
iOS 9.1 Web Activity Tapers Off After Surfacing in July

Even as we await the public launch of iOS 9 in September, Apple is already looking ahead to iOS 9.1. During a two week span in July, Apple engineers appear to have focused their attention on developing the first major update to iOS 9, as seen in the MacRumors visitor logs from Apple IPs.

Beginning on July 21, we started seeing a small number of hits from devices running iOS 9.1. Visits picked up on July 22 and peaked in the dozens on July 28, before dying down as August approached. The majority of hits we received came from an iPad or iPad mini-sized device, while the rest came from a device the same size as the iPhone 6 Plus. It is not clear if the visits came from existing iOS devices or from new devices that are in testing, including the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPad mini 3.

Visits to MacRumors.com from devices running iOS 9.1
Visits from iOS 9.1 devices have since tapered off, suggesting Apple's iOS team is once again working on getting...

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10:10
German Carriers Preparing for September 18 iPhone 6s Launc...

Two of the three major mobile providers in Germany are said to be preparing for an iPhone 6s launch on Friday, September 18, reports German Apple news site Macerkopf [Google Translate]. Carriers expect the iPhone 6s to be available for purchase beginning on that date, which is in line with previous rumors and past launch timelines.

Earlier this month, BuzzFeed's John Packzkowski, who has reliably predicted several Apple event dates in the past, said Apple would hold its iPhone 6 launch event on Wednesday, September 9. After launch events, Apple typically accepts pre-orders on the...

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06:39
Russia's New Internet Law Kicks in September First wi...

Last July we reported on two stats from Apple's financial conference call regarding Russia. The first was that Russia was in the top five countries for App Store downloads in calendar Q1; the second ...

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05:51
While Apple Music get's a Little Boost from Dr. Dre...

When Apple introduced its new streaming service, Apple Music, at the end of June, one of the big questions hanging over it was whether it could compete with outlets like Spotify to deliver blockbuster results for big new albums ...

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05:48
Best Buy to Offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ Starting Septem...

Best Buy will begin offering AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranty plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and other eligible Apple products across its U.S. stores starting September 13, according to an internal training video obtained by MacRumors. The news was first reported by 9to5Mac.

AppleCare and AppleCare+ purchased through Best Buy will include accidental damage coverage for the same service fees charged by Apple. The protection plans will also cover the accessories in the box and most other products on the same transaction, such as an Apple Display or AirPort Express purchased alongside an iMac.

Customers that purchase AppleCare or AppleCare+ can receive service at Best Buy or take their product directly to Apple. Best Buy will continue to offer revamped Geek Squad warranty plans for non-Apple products, including Geek...

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Sunday August 16

15:15
Apple Shares New Apple Music Ads: 'All the Artists Yo...

Apple today released a series of three Apple Music ads focused on how the service helps users discover artists. The first ad is a 60-second spot highlighting a number of artists and sharing Apple's motivation for creating Apple Music, ending with the tagline "All the artists you love and are about to love. All in one place."

Music has never had a bigger place in our lives. To have access nearly all the music in world at our fingertips is remarkable. And yet, there needs to be a place where artists and fans can discover one another. Where the entire experience, from playlists to radio to new releases, is powered by people who live and breathe music. A place that brings you the artists you love, as well as the artists you're about to love. That kind of place would be pretty great. And that's what we set out to do with Apple Music.Two other ads are artist-focused 30-second spots, with one featuring James Bay and the second featuring Kygo.

As with the longer general "...

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08:28
Apple Seeks Discovery with Qualcomm over Ericsson Licenses

Yesterday we discovered that Apple had applied to the court for an ex parte order granting them leave to obtain targeted discovery from Qualcomm for ...

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05:45
Apple Granted 11 Design Patents in China for Apple Store D...

Late on Friday the Patent and Trademark Office in Hong Kong China granted Apple eleven design patents relating to Apple Store product display stand components ...

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Saturday August 15

13:43
New 'Magic Mouse 2' and Apple Wireless Keyboard...

A group of filings posted to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission website yesterday (via SlashGear) reveal impending upgrades for Apple's Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard accessories. Images accompanying the filings point to the Magic Mouse's successor to simply be titled "Magic Mouse 2," but no specific name for the new wireless keyboard has been revealed.

The internals of both devices will see a notable overhaul in their Bluetooth capabilities, with each device getting a bump from Bluetooth 2.1 to Bluetooth 4.2. The upgrade will bring about Apple accessories that should see a noticeable increase in battery life and more robust communication between the input devices and the main computer.

Also of note is the inclusion of integrated lithium battery packs, which users will have to charge instead of the swapping in traditional AA batteries as seen in...

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08:22
Are the New Round of Car Rumors Believable?

Runaway rumors have surfaced once again on the flimsiest of evidence that Apple is building a car.

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Friday August 14

12:45
Apple in Discussions With Bay Area Test Track Focused on S...

Apple's work on its much-rumored Apple Car is progressing, and the company is said to be scouting for secure locations in the Bay Area where the vehicle can be tested, reports The Guardian. Engineers working on the car project are said to have met with officials at GoMentum Station in May to explore the site as a possible testing facility, suggesting work on the car may be further along than previously thought if there are already prototypes ready for testing.

GoMentum Station is a 2,100-acre former naval base run by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority that's located in the East Bay, approximately an hour and a half from Apple's Cupertino headquarters. The site, advertised as "the largest secure test facility in the world," is used to test both Connected...

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10:40
Apple Begins Taking Orders for Standalone Modern Buckle Ap...

Apple today began selling the 38mm Modern Buckle band on a standalone basis, marking the first time the Modern Buckle band has been available for purchase since the Apple Watch launched on April 24.

Over the course of the last several months, all other bands have become readily available, but the Modern Buckle bands in all sizes and colors has continued to say "Currently unavailable," with no prospective ship date given. The only way to get a Modern Buckle band prior to this morning was to purchase it alongside an Apple Watch.

The Modern Buckle is made from Granada leather sourced from a single small tannery in France, which may explain why it has been available in such limited quantities. The Modern Buckle also includes a unique magnetic buckle closure and the leather of the band is reinforced with Vectran weave to keep it from stretching.

All sizes and colors of the...

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09:56
Apple Introduces New $49 Apple Watch Link Bracelet Kit to...

Apple today introduced a new Link Bracelet Kit, which is equipped with six additional stainless steel links to make the 42mm Link Bracelet able to fit wrists that exceed 205mm. The six links expand the band by up to 40mm, for a maximum size of 245mm.

The Link Bracelet is Apple's only modular band, with size that can be adjusted by adding or removing links. That makes it the only band that can be expanded in this way, and with six additional links, it'll be the band best suited for wrists larger than 215mm, which is where the Classic Buckle maxes out.

While Apple Watch bands were designed to fit a wide range of wrist sizes [PDF], from 135mm to 215mm, but there have been complaints that the Apple Watch bands are not large enough for bigger wrists. Quite a few people on Apple's support...

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09:49
Another Report Claims No iPad Air 3 Launching in Near Futu...

Apple is expected to announce new iPhones and iPads over the next month or so in preparation for the holiday shopping season, but it remains unclear which iPad models in particular will be unveiled.

It is widely believed that a new iPad mini 4 will be announced, but rumors about the iPad Air 3 and so-called "iPad Pro" and their respective release dates have been inconsistent thus far.

A new report from Taiwanese blog DigiTimes offers some further details, corroborating a previous rumor that Apple is not planning an iPad Air 3 right now and focusing its efforts on the iPad mini 4.

The report claims that Apple's upstream supply chain is readying components for the fourth-generation tablet, noting that...

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09:34
Apple's iPhone 6 Supplier Foxconn Beats Market Expect...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. rose after posting gross profit that beat estimates.

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08:13
Apple's iPhone Shipments Grew 35% Year over Year due...

Apple iPhone shipments worldwide grew +35% year-over-year in Q2 2015, as the bigger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus continued to gain momentum ...

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07:43
Tablet Shipments in Europe Stabilize while Showing 50% Gro...

In a new IDC report on the Western European tablet market that was published this morning tablets stabilized in Q2 2015 with total shipments contracting annually by 1.2% and reaching 7.5 million units.

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05:33
While the Court Rejects Samsung's Appeal in Apple Cas...

A federal appeals court late yesterday refused to re-examine Samsung's appeal of a stinging 2012 jury verdict that found the tech giant violated Apple's iPhone patents ...

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Thursday August 13

19:44
Court Rejects Samsung's Latest Appeal in Patent Case

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected Samsung's latest appeal in its patent infringement case with Apple without comment, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The appeal was Samsung's effort to get the court to reconsider a central part of the ruling, which would account for $400 million of the $548 million in damages owed to Apple.

Samsung had urged the Federal Circuit to rehear the case with its full 12-judge roster, arguing that a three-judge panel erred earlier this year when it left intact a jury's verdict that the South Korean tech giant's smartphones and tablets infringed on Apple's design patents.Samsung's only legal option to overturn the latest verdict is to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision comes weeks after Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley companies...

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14:59
The Israeli Military uses Apple iPads extensively on the B...

A new report informs us that during Israel’s seven-week Gaza Strip war with Hamas last year, company commanders were just as likely to be holding an iPad as an M-16, as the mobile wireless device took on an unprecedentedly critical role.

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14:26
Apple Live TV Service Not Coming Until 2016

Bloomberg reports that Apple will be unable to deliver their rumored live TV-over-internet streaming service for the Apple TV until 2016. Content negotiations are reportedly stalling the launch of the service, which Apple had hoped to be ready for their rumored September 9th media event. The company wanted to introduce this year a live TV service delivered via the Internet, but is now aiming for 2016, said people familiar with Apple’s plans. Apparently, pricing of the new TV service is one of the main hurdles in the negotiations. Bloomberg reports that Apple wants to offer "a package of popular channels" for $40/month, a significant discount from the average cable bill.

A new Apple TV set top box, however, is still said to be ready for release. The new...

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14:13
Global Equities Research Talks up a Trippy Large Curving G...

Global Equities Research‘s Trip Chowdhry wrote today that Apple is likely "creating a completely new device," something he vaguely describes as a large, curving piece of glass ...

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13:27
Apple's CEO Talks about the Company's Diversity...

Last month Denis Young Smith, Apple's VP of human resources talked about Diversity at Apple. Smith noted that the problem didn't happen overnight and so it's not going to be changed overnight. Smith later articulated the point that "diversity" shouldn't be viewed as a tech problem but rather a talent strategy. Today Apple released their latest report regarding their employment diversity program and a personal message from Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

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12:36
Apple Releases New Diversity Numbers, Hired Over 11,000 Wo...

Apple has released updated diversity numbers that provide a breakdown of the company's workforce based on gender, race and ethnicity in 2015. The new data reveals that Apple hired over 11,000 women globally over the past year, a 65% increase over the previous year, in addition to 2,200 Black employees, a 50% year-over-year increase, and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 66% increase over the previous year.

Apple says that is has hired more diverse candidates in 2015 than any year to date, with the percentage of new hires in the past year broken down as follows: 35% Women (Global), 19% Asian (U.S.), 13% Hispanic (U.S.), 11% Black (U.S.). Apple's global gender split is now 69% male and 31% female, a marginal change from last year's 70% male-30% female split.

Apple CEO Tim Cook:Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple’s future. We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent...

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12:10
Samsung Debuts Galaxy Note5 and S6 Edge+ Phones, Preps for...

At Samsung's big press conference today in New York, the company announced two new flagship smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, both of which include large "phablet" sized screens that poise them to be direct competitors to the iPhone 6 Plus. They each include the same 5.7-inch display with 4GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear cameras, and 5-megapixel front cameras, and even the ability to record 4K video.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ (left) with the Galaxy Note5 (right)
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ keeps its predecessor's curved screen design, but increases its screen size from 5.1-inches to 5.7-inches, which is even larger than the iPhone 6 Plus' 5.5-inch screen. Otherwise, the phone's internals are only slight bumps from the last generation,...

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10:06
Apple Releases iOS 8.4.1 With Apple Music Improvements and...

Apple today released iOS 8.4.1 to the public, roughly six weeks after releasing iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service and one month after first seeding the first iOS 8.4.1 beta to registered developers for testing purposes.

Today's iOS 8.4.1 update is Build 12H321 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the using the Software Update tool in the Settings app on iOS devices.

iOS 8.4.1 is a minor update that includes under-the-hood performance improvements, bug fixes, and security updates. Throughout the testing period, no outward-facing changes were discovered in the beta, and Apple's release notes specifically mention only Apple Music improvements and fixes.

It's likely iOS 8.4.1 will be one of the last updates to the iOS 8 operating system. iOS 9, iOS 8's...

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10:04
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.5 With DYLD Vulnerability Patch,...

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, an under-the-hood update that introduces bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements. OS X 10.10.5 is being released to the public after two developer betas and one month of testing.

The OS X 10.10.5 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Today's update notably includes a fix for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow malware to gain root access to a Mac. Earlier this month, a DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit was found to be in use in the wild, so this is an update that all Mac users running Yosemite will want to install as soon as possible.This update:

- Improves compatibility with...

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09:30
Samsung's New Smartphones Revealed in New York Today...

The Samsung event that was held at the Lincoln Center in New York today was deadly focused on the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5 and Samsung Pay.

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09:02
Apple's Marc Newson Believes Automotive Design is Lac...

The Wall Street Journal has published an in-depth profile of industrial designer Marc Newson, a longtime friend of Apple design chief Jonathan Ive who joined the Cupertino-based company in September 2014. The interview touches upon a number of topics, ranging from Newson's creative process and design philosophies to his favorite artists and fashion designers.

Apple designers Marc Newson (left) and Jonathan Ive (right) via Vanity Fair
Just months after reports claimed Apple is actively researching and developing an electric and possibly self-driving vehicle, Newson added fuel to those...

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08:06
Apple Working on an Interesting Future Photos Feature for...

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals an invention about new facial recognition algorithms that will likely be integrated into a future version of Apple's Photos app.

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06:24
Apple Invents a Custom Ceiling System for China's App...

In March Apple was granted two design patents for their Apple Store in Zhongjie Joy City, China. Apple loves to get involved in designing and inventing their store designs and what goes into them, like advanced ceiling structures. Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals an elaborate ceiling system ...

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05:11
Apple Designs Advanced Wireless Antenna with Unique Sapphi...

On August 13, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their work on using sapphire for purposes of creating a unique antenna for Wifi, Bluetooth and more importantly NFC. By integrating the antenna onto the sapphire ...

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05:01
Deutsche Telekom Now Accepting Reservations for Next-Gen i...

German carrier Deutsche Telekom has once again launched an online reservation service for customers interested in purchasing the next-generation iPhone, as spotted by Apfelpage.de.

The new early bird system promises preferred delivery of future smartphone models to customers that sign up with a valid email address and mobile phone number.

Deutsche Telekom does not specifically mention the much-rumored "iPhone 6s" or "iPhone 6s Plus" by name, but the reservation service launching just weeks before Apple is expected to launch new iPhones is unlikely a mere coincidence. In September 2011, the carrier rolled out a similar ticket-based reservation service nearly one month...

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02:58
Apple Invents another High-End 3D Optical Mapping System f...

Along with Apple's acquisition of PrimeSense they gained several granted patents covering 3D mapping and specialty projectors. Apple's latest granted patent for 3D scanner/projectors was issued just last week. Today, a new patent application from Apple's PrimeSense team came for a 3D mapping optical system that could be used in computer vision ...

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02:04
Lenovo Suffers a 9% Slide due to Crashing Motorola Smartph...

China's Lenovo Group shares slid nearly 9 percent on Thursday after it said its quarterly net profit was halved as its mobile division with Motorola ...

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Wednesday August 12

21:36
Apple Updates Boot Camp With Windows 10 Support

Apple today released an update to Boot Camp with support for Microsoft Windows 10, according to a new support document. The update, Boot Camp 6, is still propagating and is not yet available for OS X. However, several MacRumors forum members have noted the update is available within Windows partitions in Boot Camp, Apple's tool to allow Intel Mac owners to dual boot OS X and Windows.

Boot Camp 6 also includes support for several Mac features within Windows 10, including USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, built-in SD and SDXC card slots, built-in or external Apple SuperDrives, and the Apple keyboard, mouse and trackpad.

Windows 10 support is only available on select Macs with OS X Yosemite and the latest version of Boot Camp, which will automatically download the support software (drivers) needed to use...

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18:18
Apple Beefing up their iPad Strategy Focused on Small Busi...

While Apple's iPad sales are still in free-fall mode, Apple's CEO Tim Cook is still convinced that there's still a lot of growth ahead. Today we're learning that Apple is now working with more than 40 technology companies ...

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17:43
Apple Working With More Than 40 Tech Companies to Make iPa...

Apple is working with more than 40 technology companies to make the iPad a better work tool, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. The initiative, which is called the Mobility Partner Program (MPP), is an effort to change the way business is done and boost lagging iPad sales.

The initiative is a bet that Apple, which has never been a big player in the $2 trillion annual spending on workplace technology, can grab a bigger slice of the market by reshaping the nature of work in mobile-friendly settings—where Apple has an edge.Apple's partners in the program include smaller companies like accounting firm Xero, digital cash register company Revel Systems, and field-service software firm ServiceMax. Some partners, like Xero, have been invited to train Apple business specialists while other undisclosed partners were invited to an Apple sales conference in...

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17:38
Apple's Game Center Icon is now a Registered Trademar...

On August 12, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for their Game Center icon under registration number 4,791,133.

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16:40
The Mother of all Patent Trolls is behind a new Infringeme...

A California company by the name Limestone Memory Systems (LMS) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The heart of this case focuses on the technology found in Apple's choice of DRAM chips used in Macs and iDevices.

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16:18
Apple Recalling Small Number of Third-Generation Apple TVs...

Apple yesterday began contacting some customers who recently purchased third-generation Apple TVs, informing them that their devices had shipped with an unspecified faulty part and offering an exchange for a brand-new unit shipped from the company.

Unlike some other repair or recall programs, Apple has not posted a public advisory about the issue, suggesting it is a small batch of affected units. As a result, the company is proactively reaching out to owners of the devices known to be defective and offering an exchange. Our defective Apple TV was purchased just a few weeks ago, and other affected customers are likely to have purchased their devices in a similar timeframe.

Replacement Apple TV shipped overnight from AppleHi Mitchel,

I understand the concern, Apple typically does not reach out to customers proactively this way.

I just need you to confirm that you have this device and to make sure I have the right shipping address (i see that below...

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11:53
Apple Quietly Joins the NFC Forum Board

Sometime after the NFC Forum's 2015 Conference in New Zealand on Mobile Payments it appears that Apple has joined the group as a sponsored member. Further, the NFC Forum's Board of Directors has also welcomed Apple's Syed ...

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10:30
Microsoft Offers a Preview of Skype for Business Apps for...

Microsoft has seen great momentum in the first few months since the arrival of Skype for Business, and today they're announcing the preview of the new Skype for Business apps for iOS (and Android).

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09:09
Apple Pay Competitor 'CurrentC' Preparing for Ho...

The retailer-backed rival to Apple-Pay called 'CurrentC' that was developed by a consortium of retailers under the Merchant Customer Exchange is scheduled to be field tested in certain markets over the coming weeks. Stores like Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy are some of the biggest brands backing CurrentC.

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06:08
Desperate Samsung putting it all on the Line at tomorrow...

After a rather unimpressive performance so far this year, Samsung Electronics' handset unit is aiming for a rebound in profits with its Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (Edge Plus) even though they've been making such claims for the last two years.

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05:28
Several Retailers to Begin Testing Apple Pay Rival Current...

Nearly three years after the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) was founded in August 2012, several U.S. retailers and restaurants belonging to the consortium will begin publicly testing their Apple Pay rival CurrentC in Columbus, Ohio over the coming weeks, according to The Wall Street Journal.

CurrentC is a mobile payments solution that requires scanning a QR code with a smartphone for contactless payment from a checking account, gift card or private label debit or credit card. The service does not currently accept major bank-issued credit cards such as Visa or MasterCard as retailers look to avoid costly fees.

Public testing of CurrentC is set to begin just as MCX's...

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Tuesday August 11

17:10
iPad Mini 4 Likely to Support Split View Multitasking

Files within OS X El Capitan indicate the upcoming iPad mini 4 will support full Split View multitasking, suggesting its internal specs will be on par with the iPad Air 2. An OS X El Capitan resource file first located by developer Hamza Sood and 9to5Mac from the Safari 9 browser depicts an iPad mini with two apps side-by-side, which is how the Split View feature works.

Responsive design mode, which gives developers a way to test different layouts in Safari 9, also allows developers to simulate a Split View layout on an iPad mini 3. The iPad mini 3 does not support Split View, offering further proof that the iPad mini 4 is likely to be the tablet that supports Split View.

iOS 9 introduces multitasking for the iPad, and while two of the features, Picture-in-Picture and Slide Over, are available on the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad...

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15:04
Two New iPhones Spotted in Analytics Data Cast Doubt on Po...

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, mobile app marketing platform Fiksu saw just two new iPhones in its data logs in July, casting doubt on this morning's rumors suggesting an iPhone 6c launch is still a possibility.

Last month, Fisku began seeing two unknown iPhone models in its logs, with the identifiers "iphone8,1" and "iphone8,2," which likely correspond to the next-generation 4.7-inch iPhone and the next-generation larger-screened 5.5-inch iPhone, expected to be called the "iPhone 6s" and the "iPhone 6s Plus," respectively. The current iPhone 6 Plus is "iphone7,1," while the iPhone 6 "iphone 7,2."

Fiksu's data includes 87 unique "iphone 8,1" devices and 67 unique "iPhone 8,2" devices, with no hints of a third unidentified model that might represent the rumored smaller-...

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14:14
Intel's Skylake Processor Lineup for MacBook Air Unve...

Details on Intel's upcoming 15-watt 6200U - 6600U Skylake processor lineup were shared today by Fanless Tech, giving us a look at what we can expect from the processors that will likely be used in Apple's next MacBook Air update.

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The 2.3GHz i5-6200U and the 2.4GHz i5-6300U chips are appropriate for the lower-end MacBook Air models, while the 2.5GHz i7-6500U and the 2.6GHz i7-6600U would be used in the higher-end MacBook Air models. All four chips include Intel HD 520 graphics. With Skylake, Intel has opted to simplify its graphics naming scheme, adopting 3-digit numbers instead of 4-digit numbers.

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13:58
Rite Aid Reverses Course with their 4,600 Stores and will...

In late October we posted a report titled "Merchants Going to War with Apple Pay will lose." Rite Aid was one of the major merchants that purposely chose to opt out of Apple Pay last year ...

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13:35
AT&T WiFi Calling Now Available for Some iOS 9 Users

The most recent iOS 9 beta added WiFi calling options for AT&T subscribers, but when the beta was released last week, the feature was not functional.

As of today, some users in the MacRumors forums who are running iOS 9 noticed a different message when attempting to activate the feature, and just hours later, WiFi calling began working for a limited number of AT&T subscribers.

When attempting to activate WiFi calling in the Settings app, users who have access to the feature are receiving a welcome screen, a disclaimer, and a notice that WiFi calling has been activated and should be available within a few minutes. During the setup period, users are required to enter an address that emergency...

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12:06
iOS and Android Retain Loyal Users at Similar Rates

The smartphone market is largely dominated by Android and iOS, dividing smartphone users into two camps: those who stick with the Android operating system and those who use Apple's iPhones.

Major players in the smartphone market like Apple, Google, and Samsung all aim to lure "switchers" with dedicated websites and tools for switching platforms, but new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners [PDF] suggests getting loyal smartphone users to change operating systems is a tough task.

Over the course of the last two years, from 3Q 2013 to 2Q 2015, CIRP has learned that Android and Apple have both retained users at approximately the same rate, with Google having a slight edge. When choosing a new phone, 82 percent of Android users stuck with Android, and...

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11:56
It's Debatable as to Whether the Devaluation of China...

In a new report published late this morning we learn that Apple may be one of the biggest losers from China’s surprise decision to devalue its currency, while the company’s Chinese rivals and the main assembler of its iPhone are expected to be among the biggest winners. But some disagree with that knee-jerk reaction.

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11:10
A Real-World Look at Proactive Suggestions on iOS 9

Apple aims to take on Google Now with the addition of several new intuitive features on iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad, including Proactive Suggestions, which provides contextually-aware recommendations for music, email, reminders, calendar events and more based on apps that you frequently open and the time of the day.

With iOS 9 currently available in beta, ahead of a public release in September, several readers have shared their real-world experiences with Proactive Suggestions within the MacRumors discussion forums, providing a closer look at the new-and-improved assistant that will be available to all users next month.

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When you connect your iPhone to your car via Bluetooth, iOS 9 can automatically make suggestions for you based on...

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07:10
Rite Aid Reverses Course, Will Accept Apple Pay Starting A...

Rite Aid today announced that its 4,600 stores across the United States will begin accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet starting August 15, nearly one year after the drugstore chain and CVS infamously disabled support for the iPhone-based mobile payments service nationwide. Rite Aid will also support Google's forthcoming Android Pay service when available.

Rite Aid and CVS spurred a controversy last year after disabling Apple Pay and Google Wallet as payment methods last year, likely because both are members of the Merchant Customer...

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04:45
Samsung Invents 3D & Holographic Apps and Features for...

While Apple continues to dominate the premium smartphone market, Samsung is thinking and patenting every magic bullet idea that they could dream of late in the hopes of finding ...

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01:06
Apple Granted 39 Patents Today Covering the Technical side...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the technical side of Apple's Home Button mechanics, Apple's use of Viscoelastic Material...

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Monday August 10

15:47
Google is Changing Corporate Name to 'Alphabet'

In a surprise announcement this afternoon, Google announced a major shake-up of its operating structure on Monday, creating a holding company ...

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13:45
Force Touch on iPhone 6s to Make iPhone Interactions Faste...

Rumors have all but confirmed the upcoming iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus will include Force Touch, allowing the device to distinguish between a light tap and a deeper press to enable a wide range of new gestures.

Force Touch has been built into the Apple Watch and the trackpads of the Retina MacBook and the newest Retina MacBook Pros, adding a whole new dimension to the way the devices are controlled. On the Apple Watch, Force Touch is used within apps to access different settings, and on the Mac, it can do things like previewing links in Safari, and accelerating rewind/fast forward speed in iMovie.

Force Touch on the iPhone will work similarly to the way that it works on the existing devices that offer Force Touch, but there are some differences...

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10:00
Apple Addresses 'Bendgate' By Strengthening Weak...

Following the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last September, some users began experiencing issues with the larger-sized smartphones bending in their pockets after normal day-to-day usage. The issue -- informally known as "Bendgate" -- became widespread after a video test revealed it does not take much force to cause a slight curvature in the device.

iPhone 6 Plus bend test by Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy
Apple later commented that an iPhone 6 Plus bending under normal use is "extremely rare," adding that it had received only nine complaints from customers about the issue at the time. The company said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a "precision engineered unibody enclosure" constructed from 6000...

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07:28
'iPhone 6s' and iPhone 6 Displays Compared in Ne...

MacManiack, a reseller of iPhone, iPad, and Mac parts and accessories, has shared a new video that compares a purported "iPhone 6s" display with an existing iPhone 6 display. The side-by-side comparison reveals that the displays are very similar overall, with identical dimensions and the same placement of the FaceTime camera and proximity sensor, but the front panels do have some notable differences.

The alleged "iPhone 6s" display has a new connector in the top-left corner that supports multiple rumors claiming the next-generation smartphone will be equipped with pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology. The "iPhone 6s" display also has slightly redesigned flex connectors, Touch ID is integrated in the LCD and digitizer connector, and the protective plate on the back of the LCD is glued in place.

As the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" inches closer, multiple components for the upcoming...

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Saturday August 8

10:15
Samsung is driving their Smartphones Thinner with Dual Dis...

Apple's iPhone 6-Plus is a very thin smartphone with a depth of only 0.28 inches (7.1 mm) weighing in at 6.07 ounces. Samsung recently introduced a thinner smartphone for the Chinese market called the Galaxy A8 with a depth of 0.23 inches (5.9mm)...

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06:47
The EU Commission ends one Apple Music Probe while conside...

Today, we learn that the EU has found there to be no evidence of illegal activity in Apple's Music streaming deals.

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Friday August 7

17:36
EU Inquiry Finds No Evidence Apple Colluded With Record La...

The European Commission has failed to find evidence that Apple conspired with record labels to put a stop to free music streaming services, reports Re/code, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation.

The European Commission spoke with multiple digital music services and record labels, but was not able to find evidence of illegal activity, putting an end to the probe. Investigators' "files will remain open," however, as Spotify continues with licensing talks with major labels.

European regulators began scrutinizing Apple's discussions with record labels in April, over concerns Apple would use its influence to persuade music companies to put an end to free ad-supported music services such as Spotify. Apple Music, unlike Spotify, does not offer a...

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17:20
Another Day, Another Apple iPhone Ad about Amazing Photos

Yes, it's another day and there's another new iPhone ad.

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16:55
New Study Shows Apple is Gaining Market Share over all Com...

In a new report published by digital media analytics company comScore late today we learn that Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. market ...

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16:04
Apple Releases New 'Photos & Videos' iPhone...

Continuing on with its "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" advertising campaign, Apple today updated its YouTube channel with a new "iPhone - Photos & Videos" ad that focuses on the photographic capabilities of the iPhone.

The ad depicts an assortment of artfully arranged iPhones that display photos and videos in an assortment of different patterns. A voiceover accompanies the ad, pointing out the iPhone's popularity as a camera and its ease of use.

Every day millions of amazing photos and videos are shot with iPhone. That's because the iPhone makes it easy for everyone to shoot amazing photos and video.The style of the video mimics the other ads that are part of this particular campaign, "Loved," "iPhone - Hardware & Software," and...

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12:56
Apple to Debut New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV on Septemb...

Apple's annual fall iPhone event will likely be held on Wednesday, September 9, reports BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, who has provided reliable information on event dates in the past. According to sources that spoke to BuzzFeed, the event will be held during the week of September 7, with September 9 targeted as the most likely date.

The event's focus will be on the next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, both of which will feature a Force Touch display, an A9 processor, an improved camera system, and a faster LTE chip, among other features. Apple may also unveil new iPads at the event, but the 12.9-inch iPad Pro "seems to be a wildcard," says Paczkowski, meaning it could come at the event or at a later date.

In addition to the iPhone and iPad, Apple is also expected to unveil the next-generation Apple TV. The Apple TV will be a huge...

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09:26
News from China Claims that another Suicide has occurred a...

The China Labor Watch (CLW), who was the driving force behind the BBC's report on Apple titled "Broken Promises," confirmed earlier this week that a male worker at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou ...

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09:25
iPhone 6s Roundup Updated

Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are coming next month, and we've updated our iPhone 6s and 6s Plus roundup with details on expected features, an extensive list of part leaks, and a fantastic new video that walks through all of the changes we'll see in the new devices.

Make sure to check it out.

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07:41
Jimmy Iovine Hints at Possible Apple Music-Like Apple TV C...

Following an interview yesterday with Evening Standard, Wired today posted an interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine, in which the Beats co-founder admits the company's need to work to make Connect a better platform for artists and fans alike, and even hints at a possible curation aspect for Apple TV, similar to that of the company's new streaming music service.
"We all know one thing, we all have different television delivery systems, don't we all wish that the delivery systems were better, as far as curation and service?" he says.

"They're all technically good. And Netflix is starting to cross the code because they're starting to make some original content. It is really good, but still I mean none of us make movies here right, so we're all punters, or...

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07:17
'iPhone 6s' Mass Production Ramping Up in Late A...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today provided more information on the launch of the next series of iPhones, the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," noting that mass production on the smartphone line will begin in late August, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency [Google Translate] (via GforGames). The production ramp-up will reportedly come roughly 1-2 weeks later than originally expected, but the change should not affect Apple's launch plans, which are anticipated to involve a mid-September debut as has been typical for the past several years.

iPhone 6s display assembly
The analyst notes that...

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07:12
Traditional Watch Industry Suffers Biggest Drop in Sales i...

In July we posted a report titled "A Colossal Overreaction to Slice Intelligence's Data on the Apple Watch." In that report we noted that watches have always been great gifts during the holiday season ...

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Thursday August 6

23:36
Best Buy Begins Selling Apple Watch

In late July, Best Buy announced plans to begin Apple Watch sales online and in its retail stores beginning on August 7, and as promised, Apple Watch sales have now kicked off, with the device available for purchase on Best Buy's website.

Best Buy plans to offer 16 models from the aluminum Apple Watch Sport and stainless Steel Apple Watch collections. Models available online include all 38 and 42mm Apple Watch Sport...

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15:34
Apple Merges Apple.com Website and Online Store

Apple made a significant change to its online presence today, merging its Apple.com website with its once-separate online store, to create one main website. There is no longer a standalone store.apple.com website that is used for making purchases, and the "Store" tab that was once at the top of Apple.com has been removed.

Instead, there's a universal shopping bag icon that displays products in the shopping cart, past order information, account details, and favorites. Purchasing an item is now done by clicking the "Buy" button on each individual product page, which links to the same purchasing menus that were present in the online store.

Apple's main site includes direct links to Mac, iPad, iPhone, Watch, Music, and Support. Despite the major integration, Apple's main site is largely unchanged, as are the product pages. Locating accessories is somewhat more difficult, however, with the removal of the central store site and the...

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15:10
Apple's Back to School Sale Kicks Off Online, Expands...

Apple introduced its 2015 Back to School promotion in late July, but it was initially limited to Apple's Retail Stores in a few select countries. As of today, the Back to School Program is also available for purchases made online, and it has expanded to additional countries.

With Apple's 2015 Back to School promotion, students, parents of students, and educators who purchase an eligible Mac will receive a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones or a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones at a $200 discount.

Eligible Macs include the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro. The Mac mini, refurbished Macs, iPads, and iPhones are excluded from the 2015 Back to School program.

Apple has added a link to the Back to School promotion on its main site, which takes...

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14:55
Apple Spends Close to $700,000 a Year for Tim Cook's...

Buried in Apple's "Schedule 14A" report with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is the fact that Apple spends close to $700,000 per annum to protect Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

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14:22
Microsoft Releases an Early Look at their Open Sourced Win...

Earlier today Microsoft released an early look at the Windows Bridge for iOS (previously known as ‘ProjectIslandwood’). While the final release will happen later this fall , Microsoft is making the bridge available to the open-source community now in its current state.

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13:53
Microsoft Launches 'Translator' their Second Fre...

Earlier this morning we posted a report titled "Microsoft's Free Apple Watch App for Outlook is Now Available." This afternoon Microsoft delivers another great app ...

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13:17
Apple Invents a Method to Manufacture Hardened Ceramics wi...

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals methods for improved ceramics mold casting using zirconia particles.

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13:12
iOS 9 Beta 5 Tidbits: New Wallpapers, WiFi Calling for AT...

Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 9, and as with the previous iOS 9 betas, there are a few new features and tweaks bundled into the release. WiFi calling for AT&T users has been introduced and is coming soon, Apple's debuted several new wallpapers, and there are tweaks to CarPlay and the iPhone keyboard.

Several bugs have been fixed in iOS 9 beta 5, and features like News and Siri Suggestions are working more smoothly than ever. With approximately a month and a half to go until release, iOS 9 is feeling faster, more polished, and more full featured. For those eager to know all about what's coming in iOS 9 ahead of its release, we've rounded up a complete list of the changes introduced with iOS 9 beta 5 below.

You can also check out all of the changes, large and small, that have been made in previous betas: iOS 9 beta 1, iOS 9 beta 2,...

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12:28
Microsoft Launches Early Version of Windows Bridge for Por...

Microsoft today announced the release of an early version of its Windows Bridge software, which is designed to let software developers quickly port iOS, Android, and web apps to the Windows platform.

As of today, Windows Bridge for iOS is available as an open-source project under the MIT license and can be downloaded on GitHub. With Windows Bridge, iOS developers can begin testing the software that will let them convert iOS apps built for x86 and x64 processor architectures to a format that will run on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

As outlined by Microsoft, Windows Bridge for iOS includes four components to construct Windows apps using existing Objective-C code: an Objective-C compiler, Objective-C runtime...

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08:18
Jimmy Iovine Talks Apple Music, Competing Services, and Ap...

In a new interview with Evening Standard, Apple Music executive and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine sat down to talk about everything from the launch of Apple Music to the company's dramatic reversal of its free trial royalties policy following Taylor Swift's public dismissal of the service in an open letter.

Iovine depicts a conversation between himself, Eddy Cue and Apple CEO Tim Cook that ultimately resulted in the support of Taylor Swift's -- and many musicians backing the pop star -- opinions on the service.
“Eddy [Cue, Apple senior VP] woke up on Sunday morning,” says Iovine. “He called me and said, ‘This is a drag’. I was like, ‘Yeah,...

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06:46
The UK High Court Rules that importing your CD's into...

Late last year the UK Government legalized copying for private use, a practice which many citizens already believed to be legal. However, that new regulation was short-lived.

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06:00
Apple Supplier Catcher Confirms Receipt of Strong Orders f...

Apple supplier Catcher Technology hosted an investor's conference yesterday to explain its recent operations while commenting on market watchers' concerns about Apple's next-generation iPhone and...

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05:33
Microsoft's Free Apple Watch App for Outlook is Now A...

Today, Microsoft released Outlook for the Apple Watch. The latest update makes it easier to see full emails and the ability to now reply to messages.

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05:08
While the Majority of iPhone Users own an iPad, the Trend...

According to the latest data from Kantar, 40% of all smartphones in use in the US are from Apple. Nationally, smartphone penetration has reached 62%. Among all of the people who own smartphones, 58% also own a tablet - and among iPhone owners, 65% have a tablet ...

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03:28
Apple continues their Work on 3D Multispectral Imaging for...

On August 6, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work on imaging systems, and particularly to devices and methods for multispectral imaging.

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