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Last feed update: Friday April 15th, 2016 12:13:24 PM

The Apple Watch has an identity crisis, and that's killing sales

Friday April 15th, 2016 09:43:00 AM

The Apple Watch has a problems, and it's nothing to do with the technology itself, or the price. It's something a lot more subtle, and it could be very difficult for Apple to address.

Apple deprecates QuickTime for Windows with two security holes unpatched: Trend Micro

Friday April 15th, 2016 01:44:00 AM

If you are still using QuickTime for Windows now is the time to uninstall it, as the software will not be supported by Apple in the future.

​Samsung to supply Apple with 100 million OLED panels: Report

Friday April 15th, 2016 01:37:34 AM

Samsung has reportedly signed a deal with arch-rival Apple to supply 100 million AMOLED panels per year that will be used for next year's iPhone 7S.

Support coming soon? App bringing Samsung Gear S2 to iPhone leaked

Thursday April 14th, 2016 08:38:54 PM

Samsung has already promised Gear S2 smartwatch support is coming to iOS, but hasn't provided a timeline.

​Apple iPad owners told to upgrade iOS or risk Wi-Fi attack cooking their battery

Thursday April 14th, 2016 02:03:19 PM

Security researchers have revealed how it's possible to brick an iPad wirelessly by exploiting the 1/1/1970 bug.

Apple quietly slips WebRTC audio, video into Safari's WebKit spec

Thursday April 14th, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Apple is building support for peer-to-peer, real-time chat and video into the Safari web browser.

Apple Watch tricks you probably don't know

Thursday April 14th, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Here are three cool tricks that make the Apple Watch more useful.

FBI hired professional hackers in San Bernardino iPhone cracking case

Wednesday April 13th, 2016 08:45:00 AM

The hackers were paid a one-time fee for submitting a vulnerability which allowed the bureau to access the iPhone without Apple's help.

PC sales take hit in Q1, fall below 65 million unit mark for first time since 2007

Monday April 11th, 2016 08:16:35 PM

Flat growth counted for decent performance in the first quarter as a strong dollar whacked international demand.

How to rescue a bricked iPhone or iPad

Monday April 11th, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Nothing is going to send a chill down the spine of an iPhone or iPad owner more than going to use their device and finding that it isn't working. Fortunately, most "bricked" devices can be brought back to life with a little know-how.

How to purge your Mac of Adobe Flash

Friday April 8th, 2016 07:29:00 PM

With a new zero-day Flash Player vulnerability also affecting Mac users, it's a good time to purge your system of this software.

'Do I need to run antivirus on my Mac?'

Friday April 8th, 2016 06:45:00 PM

If you want a different answer, ask me a different question.

Apple won't sue FBI to reveal hack used to unlock seized iPhone

Friday April 8th, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Apple attorneys said that they believe the hack used will be "short lived."

Senate bill will impose fines on tech companies that refuse to unlock smartphones

Friday April 8th, 2016 01:30:00 PM

The bipartisan bill will force tech firms to help law enforcement and federal agencies bypass encryption -- or face fines.

Sick of the iPhone's Stocks and Tips apps? You may soon be able to get rid of them

Friday April 8th, 2016 10:46:20 AM

Apple has quietly been rolling out new code in iTunes that could lay the groundwork for iPhone owners to be able to remove stock apps from the home screen.

FBI says it can hack 'narrow slice' of iPhones

Thursday April 7th, 2016 02:15:00 PM

The FBI director said the hack it used to bypass the passcode on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone does not work on an iPhone 5s or later.

FBI crack could hit iPhone sales

Wednesday April 6th, 2016 06:27:00 PM

According to a poll carried out by Fortune, the FBI's cracking of the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone could have a knock-on effect on sales at a critical time for Apple.

FBI's strategy in Apple case caught in distortion field

Wednesday April 6th, 2016 03:19:00 PM

FBI doing little to build trust as it pushes iPhone matter, encryption debate deeper into shadows

iPhone SE: Why Apple's latest handset could be a sleeper hit

Wednesday April 6th, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Consumers with three-year old iPhones may not be rushing out to buy the iPhone SE at launch but watch this space says one analyst.

Apple goes server-side to fix Siri lock screen bypass security flaw

Wednesday April 6th, 2016 09:17:15 AM

The bug allowed attackers to bypass the lock screen to access a user's media, contacts and settings.

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Last feed update: Tuesday August 30th, 2016 05:22:42 PM

Ireland's Struggle over the European Commission's Ruling against Apple Could bring down the Irish Government

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 12:49:24 PM Jack Purcher

It's being reported today that "Ireland's cabinet may be given more time to decide on whether to back the finance minister's recommendation that Dublin appeal the European Commission's ruling against its tax dealings with Apple, another minister said on Wednesday." If the Independent Alliance refused to back an appeal ...

Second Case of Samsung's New Galaxy Note 7 Exploding while Charging Surfaces in Korea

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 11:35:09 AM Jack Purcher

Business Korea reports today that on 'Kakao Story,' the most popular social media service in Korea, on August 30, another Galaxy Note 7 user posted images of the burnt device, adding that it exploded during charging.

L.A. Superior Court Dismisses Key Claims in Monster's Case against Beats Electronics

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 10:59:06 AM Jack Purcher

This week Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Fahey dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners ...

LG UltraWide Displays Provide us with a Glimpse at what could be Coming to New Apple Displays

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 10:27:54 AM Jack Purcher

It was reported on Monday that Apple was working on a new standalone monitor to connect to its computers. After exiting the monitor business earlier this year with the discontinuation of the 27-inch Thunderbolt display, Apple is working with LG Electronics on a new monitor with a high-resolution “5K” screen. LG has now launched new UltraWide displays ...

IDC Projects Microsoft's Surface Tablets Magically Catching up to Apple's iPad by 2020

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 12:05:37 AM Jack Purcher

Earlier today, DigiTimes reported that weak tablet demand is prompting vendors to leave this segment to refocus on new emerging markets such as virtual and augmented reality devices or even gaming PCs. In that light, it was interesting to see an IDC report published later in the day forecasting a rebound in the tablet sector between 2018 and 2020 ...

Apple Granted 59 Patents Today Covering a Liquid Metal Based Touch Interface, Apple's Home Button & more

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 04:48:39 PM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 59 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover four key design patent wins covering Apple's Home Button and the Apple Watch Home Screen and more. The one granted patent that we highlight in this report was a bit of a surprise.

The EU Commission Penalizes Apple with the Largest Corporate Tax Bill on Record

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 02:29:48 PM Jack Purcher

Yesterday we posted a report titled "Ireland Bracing for the EU's Apple Tax Ruling this Week," and sure enough the axe fell today. A year ago we posted a report titled "Apple Could Face a Fine up to $19 Billion for Tax Avoidance," and today we learn that, in spite of the U.S. Treasury sending out ongoing warnings to the EU commission that any drastic move on their part would be met with retaliatory measures, the EU commission nailed Apple for $14.5 billion.

Apple Wins Patent for an iOS Device Drop Countermeasure System

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 01:36:32 PM Jack Purcher

Earlier today Patently Apple published a report titled "Apple Wins Patent for Air Bag-Like Shock Absorbing System to Protect Device Cover Glass." Another patent that was granted to Apple today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals an alternative drop countermeasures invention for the iPhone as well as for the iPad cover accessory.

Apple Granted a Patent for a Futuristic Home Automation System for Room Controls

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 11:56:42 AM Jack Purcher

Patently Apple was first to discover an Apple patent filing in Europe in October 2015 covering a futuristic home automation system. Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple this patent.

Official Certificates allowing New Products to be sold in Russia Clearly point to Apple Wireless 'AirPods'

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 11:19:59 AM Jack Purcher

An Apple blog in Russia,, has come across official documentation concerning new Apple products coming to Russia this fall such as the iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 and wireless 'AirPods' ...

Apple Wins Patent for a Future iPhone with a Curved Wraparound OLED Display

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 10:47:56 AM Jack Purcher

Rumors surfaced earlier this year about Apple releasing an advanced 2017 iPhone with a new form factor that would include glass with curved edges. Today, Apple was granted a patent for such a design.

Apple Wins Patent for their Original Head Mounted Display System

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 09:47:31 AM Jack Purcher

Apple began to explore a head mounted display system and filed their first patent for one back in 2006 which was published in 2008. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent for a head mounted display system ...

Apple Wins Patent for Air Bag-Like Shock Absorbing System to Protect Device Cover Glass

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 09:04:39 AM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 59 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent for a tunable shock mount system ...

Apple Confirms Wednesday Sept. 7 for their iPhone Event

Monday August 29th, 2016 06:14:14 PM Jack Purcher

As rumored, Apple's iPhone 7 event is conveniently set for, you guessed it, September 7 as noted in the invitation in our cover graphic.

Class Action Launched against Apple for the iPhone's 'Touch Disease'

Monday August 29th, 2016 05:46:10 PM Jack Purcher

When a story from iFixit arose last week titled "A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 Pluses," talking about what they described and dubbed the iPhone 6 Plus "Touch Disease" you knew that it would only be a matter of time before a lawsuit was launched.

New Era of Digital Convergence will Begin with Next-Gen Foldable Smartphones

Monday August 29th, 2016 04:33:23 PM Jack Purcher

In July we posted a report titled "Apple Supplier LG Racing to Develop Foldable Displays for Future Smartphones and Tablets," wherein we noted Peter Monsberger, CEO of IGNIS Innovation stating that "People are going to witness foldable Smartphones that can become tablets when they are spread open within a couple years." Late last week a leading Korean OLED Display analyst UBI Research gave a presentation on the subject of the foldable smartphone/tablet hybrid.

Ireland Bracing for the EU's Apple Tax Ruling this Week

Monday August 29th, 2016 01:33:12 PM Jack Purcher

The Irish Times is reporting today that the European Commission is expected to make public in the coming days – perhaps as early as tomorrow or Wednesday – a ruling that Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland constituted illegal state aid.

Samsung to Introduce the World's first Quantum Dot Gaming Quality Display on Thursday

Monday August 29th, 2016 12:49:17 PM Jack Purcher

Just as Apple is officially discontinuing their high-end Thunderbolt Display, Samsung Electronics said on Monday it plans to unveil three types of curved quantum dot monitors at the IFA 2016 event starting on Friday.

Microsoft Keeps Embarrassing themselves Comparing a Surface Tablet to a MacBook

Monday August 29th, 2016 11:46:19 AM Jack Purcher

Microsoft's Corporate VP for Surface Panos Panay is obsessed at comparing a Surface tablet with a MacBook Air. This obsession began 27 months ago when they first introduced their Surface Pro 3. considering that their Surface tablet line-up isn't selling well, why would they now decide to once again embarrass themselves with a new ad compaign comparing a tablet to a MacBook?

Microsoft Invents an All-New Digital Pen for Artists to better Compete against Apple Pencil

Sunday August 28th, 2016 06:52:37 PM Jack Purcher

The original iPad Pro launched in 2015 and with it the introduced Apple Pencil which is a deadly accurate stylus that Apple describes as a precision input device which makes drawing and sketching feel remarkably fluid and natural. Earlier this month the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a Microsoft patent application that revealed their work on a future Surface tablet that will work with an all-new digital pen-brush that will provide users/artists with the ability to deform the pen-brush head to deliver ...

The Joke of the Week: Apple is going to Copy Samsung's Edge Smartphone Design

Saturday August 27th, 2016 06:34:23 PM Jack Purcher

There were countless reports posted this week with propaganda about Apple's 2017 iPhone copying Samsung's Galaxy Edge design with curved edges.

USPTO Grants Apple two Apple Pencil Related Trademarks

Saturday August 27th, 2016 02:46:35 PM Jack Purcher

Earlier this week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published two Apple Pencil Registered Trademarks (RTMs). One is for a figurative version of the trademark while the other represents ...

Apple Wins Seven Design Patents in Hong Kong Covering the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard & More

Saturday August 27th, 2016 01:49:16 PM Jack Purcher

Late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple seven design patents covering Apple's iPad Pro 'Smart Keyboard' accessory along with ....

Mad Money's Jim Cramer Pounds the Table for Apple to Acquire Sirius XM for CarPlay

Friday August 26th, 2016 01:16:44 PM Jack Purcher

It is no secret that investors no longer love Apple like they used to. Jim Cramer believes the tech titan should put that massive $231 billion cash hoard to work and buy Sirius XM. It's a way to give Apple's CarPlay a leg up in this arena.

Apple Already Creating New Supply Chain for OLED based iPhones

Friday August 26th, 2016 12:55:25 PM Jack Purcher

Apple has begun selecting its partners that will develop components and materials for next year's iPhone. It's predicted that these components and materials will begin production in May 2017. Apple's next iPhone will have an OLED display for the first time. Businesses are fiercely competing each other to win orders from Apple.

Apple Signs Major Music Streaming Deal with British Telecom's Mobile Arm Called EE

Friday August 26th, 2016 11:57:17 AM Jack Purcher

A new report today tells us that BT’s mobile arm, EE, has become the first British operator to bundle Apple Music with mobile contracts in a move designed to increase subscriber loyalty and help the iPhone maker’s music streaming app challenge Spotify.

Apple Pay could Score a Major Victory Next Year in Japan's Transit System and Beyond

Friday August 26th, 2016 11:15:32 AM Jack Purcher

Apple's iPhone has always been a big seller in Japan, usually dominating their smartphone market. In November 2014 Apple's iPhone 6 was the top selling smartphone in Japan. It's being reported today that Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards.

New Samsung Note 7 Explodes During Charging

Thursday August 25th, 2016 02:27:23 PM Jack Purcher

While most Android sites have reported on a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding in China, Business Korea reported today that a "Korean woman claimed that Samsung Electronics' latest smartphone Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging.

Apple invents Sapphire Coating Equipment to Strengthen Glass for Future OLED Displays

Thursday August 25th, 2016 12:30:24 PM Jack Purcher

Prior to Apple's chapter with GT Advanced Technologies to produce sapphire glass for future devices, Apple had invented a new way of manufacturing near defect-free sapphire designed for iOS devices like the iPhone. In fact Apple has many patents relating improving and working with sapphire glass. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Electronic Devices with Sapphire-Coated Substrates." The invention is designed to add a sapphire coating to future OLED displays ...

Apple Reveals work on a Deadly Accurate 3D Depth Light Beam Camera Scanner

Thursday August 25th, 2016 10:59:25 AM Jack Purcher

With the iPhone 7 Plus including Apple's first dual lens 3D camera, every patent about 3D depth mapping could help to shed light on the technology behind Apple's new camera. A few of the latest patent reports covering this area of technology surfaced this summer (one and two) and today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published yet another patent application from Apple that's titled "Dynamic Beam Spot Size for Light Beam Scanning Device."

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Last feed update: Tuesday August 30th, 2016 05:22:43 PM

Mountain Dew vs Coca-Cola: Which soda is worse for your teeth? - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 09:32:59 AM Bonnie Burton

Watch a young scientist test which soda dissolves his sister's molars faster.

Forza Horizon 3 lets you joyride in Halo's Warthog - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 08:53:33 AM Luke Lancaster

Master Chief's own ride will be added to the upcoming racing game if you've previously played a Halo game on Xbox One.

Sshh! Logitech's new silent mice keep noise pollution out of the office - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 07:01:02 AM Justin Yu

The company engineered the M220 Silent and the M330 Silent Plus to register the same clicking tactility but with over 90 percent noise reduction.

Bosch partners with creator of connected kitchen scale for smart oven - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 09:01:45 AM Ashlee Clark Thompson

The appliance maker will use software from Drop, best known for its smart kitchen scale, in its Series 8 connected ovens.

Ancient bones help reconstruct sixth century plague - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 06:40:22 AM Michelle Starr

Skeletons dating back 1,500 years have yielded secrets about the mysterious plague that wiped out 50 million people during the time of the Byzantine Empire.

Slick music player visualises song lyrics, costs $3,000 - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 11:22:36 AM Adam Bolton

Out in September, the Lyric Speaker is a stylish and convenient gadget. It's also really expensive.

Google saying goodbye to Nexus branding, report says - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 05:41:05 AM Luke Lancaster

The search giant is rebranding its Nexus phone line, which began with the HTC-made Nexus One in 2010, according to Android Central.

What's really at stake in EU battle: Apple's brand image - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 05:30:03 AM Chris Matyszczyk

Technically Incorrect: It's not so much about the money. It's about Apple being viewed as the bad guy.

Beats beats lawsuit claiming fraud before $3.2B sale to Apple - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 05:00:35 AM Steven Musil

Summary judgment dismisses claims that Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine duped a former partner into relinquishing control of the line of headphones.

Snapchat Discover serves up a Serena Williams tennis game - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 04:41:41 AM Luke Lancaster

You can play through all of the female world No. 1's major tournament victories on Snapchat. Watch out for tennis elbow.

Knight Rider cometh: Kawasaki building AI into its motorcycles - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 04:33:22 AM Adam Bolton

The Japanese motor industry giant has taken a page out of '80s action TV shows, with its in-development companion AI.

Joe Sutter, the 'father of the 747,' dies at 95 - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 04:46:42 AM Steven Musil

Sutter led the engineering team that developed the world's first jumbo jet, as well as being involved with creation of several other iconic aircraft.

Robots forced to head bang, but it's for their own good - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 02:11:02 AM Michelle Starr

Don't blame it on the sunshine, the moonlight or the good times. Blame it on the actuators.

Privacy and privates: What you should learn from Anthony Weiner - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 01:30:30 AM Laura Hautala

There's no such thing as safe sexting, but tons of people still send risque messages. What could go wrong?

Apple beefs up iCloud Drive storage capacity to 2TB - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 11:28:18 PM Steven Musil

Customers can double their storage max on the cloud-based service for $19.99 per month.

Are cloud services good enough to store our digital life? (Open_Tab) - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 10:41:45 PM Mike Sorrentino

From baby photos to your next novel, we go over the pain points and conveniences of today's cloud services. What are your favorites?

Uber snags Target's chief marketing officer as new president of ridesharing - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 10:49:41 PM Steven Musil

Jeff Jones' focus at the ride-hailing company will be to "fuse" its marketing message with its global operations, CEO Travis Kalanick says.

Chris Brown rants against LAPD on Instagram, as Facebook Live shows police outside his home - CNET

Wednesday August 31st, 2016 12:39:36 PM Rochelle Garner

The social network broadcasts a standoff after police respond to a call from a "female requesting help." Meanwhile, Brown posts his version of events on Instagram.

Corning wants to put its Gorilla Glass on your next smartwatch - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 09:59:09 PM Ben Fox Rubin

The glassmaker revealed Gorilla Glass SR+, a new super scratch-resistant material made specially for smartwatches.

PlayStation Now launches on PC - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 11:02:51 PM Sean Hollister

Starting today, you can play select PlayStation 3 games on your Windows PC, as long as you have a PlayStation Now subscription.

Google to bring Waze-based ridesharing to San Francisco - Roadshow

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 08:44:13 PM Andrew Krok

It's not exactly an Uber competitor. In fact, Google hopes that its users *won't* end up turning into taxi drivers.

Lowe's robot wants to help you find the plumbing aisle - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 09:39:18 PM Erin Carson

Home improvement store Lowe's is testing out a customer service robot that scans inventory and helps customers find products.

Giant cockroach inflatable crawls across your pool: Kill it with fire - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 08:15:21 PM Amanda Kooser

When pool noodles and water wings aren't exciting enough for you, turn to a massive floating cockroach to make your swimming adventures a little more terrifying.

Denon unveils first HEOS streaming receivers - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 10:19:38 PM Ty Pendlebury

Denon has announced two new "X" series receivers that will feature the company's proprietary HEOS streaming protocol, two years after it debuted.

Star Wars fans, recognize anyone in this unused Stormtrooper concept art? - CNET

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 08:37:53 PM Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Those cheekbones! When the official Star Wars Twitter account shared a concept photo, sharp-eyed viewers made a connection.

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