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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 September 27th, 2016 07:31:12 PM

Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Optical Connectors, Cellular Connectivity for Apple Watch & more

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 11:59:57 AM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's Smart Connector patent or a future form of it which Apple refers to as an optical connector; one that could one day be applied to the iPhone, iPad and beyond. Apple was also granted another patent for a cellular antenna ...

Apple Granted a Patent Covering iOS Devices with Built-In Laser Mapping Capabilities

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 10:31:26 AM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover yet another Apple invention related to mapping environments. Prior to acquiring PrimeSense who specialized in 3D depth mapping, Apple was exploring this technology a little differently, but leading to the same type of technology.

Apple Granted a Patent for Controlling a Future TV or iMac Display using Gaze and Pointing Gestures

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 09:04:46 AM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's work on 3D mapping in relation to controlling a TV or computer display radial menu to access games, mail, Safari, office and general applications.

Apple's FY 2016 Fourth Quarter Results Scheduled for Oct. 27

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:04:45 AM Jack Purcher

Apple announced that their Fiscal Year 2016 fourth quarter results and conference call will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2016...

Apple to Transform HealthKit from a Simple Tracker to being a Valued Diagnostic Tool

Monday September 26th, 2016 02:54:34 PM Jack Purcher

A new report today notes that while Apple's HealthKit has mostly collected fitness data from its devices to date, that's likely to change in the not too distant future wherein the software will interpret your collected fitness information and turn it into advice.

Apple Supplier Pegatron Hints of Higher iPhone 7 Demand while Shrugging off Negative Analysts

Monday September 26th, 2016 01:39:13 PM Jack Purcher

A new report out of Asia this morning notes that the head of Pegatron, a key iPhone assembler in Taiwan, has hinted at better than expected demand for the latest iPhones

Foxconn Permitted to Conduct Maintenance on Retail iPhones in China

Monday September 26th, 2016 12:19:03 PM Jack Purcher

It's being reported today that Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) subsidiary in Shanxi, China has been permitted by the local government to conduct maintenance services for Apple's iPhone products,...

Apple's First Store Opened in Mexico on Saturday while TV Host Bill Maher takes a Cheap Shot at Apple Fans

Monday September 26th, 2016 12:00:48 PM Jack Purcher

On September 16 when the iPhone went on sale in Apple Stores, we posted a report showing the joy on a number of Apple fan faces. On Saturday, Apple fans in Sante Fe Mexico finally got to join in on all the fun that other fans around the world have known for years: getting their hands on a new iPhone model first.

New Samsung Note 7 Battery Issues Surface with Recall Replacements

Monday September 26th, 2016 10:42:38 AM Jack Purcher

A Troubling report surfaced in South Korea today stating that even after the recall, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 batteries are displaying new problems.

Apple wins 6 Design Patents for Magic Keyboard in China

Sunday September 25th, 2016 06:11:03 PM Jack Purcher

Apple was granted six design patents on Friday from the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office for the Magic Keyboard ...

Samsung Files Patent for 3D Touch Copycat Feature while Apple looks to Challenge the Galaxy Note for Pros

Sunday September 25th, 2016 05:23:36 PM Jack Purcher

Ever since Apple introduced 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s there's been speculation that Samsung would eventually copy this Apple feature. Apple released their 3D touch on September 9, 2015. A Month later Synaptics announced their new Android solution to match Apple's latest feature was called ClearForce sensing solution. That never materialized this year on Samsung smartphones. Now Patently Apple has discovered a Samsung patent that could be used to copy Apple's 3D Touch.

Former Epic Records Executive Joins Apple Music Team

Saturday September 24th, 2016 11:19:31 PM Jack Purcher

It has been reported by Muisc Business Worldwide that Scott Seviour, former head of markting at L.A.. Reid's Epic Records has joined Apple Music in L.A. in a position that focuses on creating original content.

What's New? Another 'Fair Trade Commission' is about to open an Investigation into Apple's Carrier Contracts

Friday September 23rd, 2016 03:59:19 PM Jack Purcher

Asia seems to be on the same page in how to attack Apple so that their local manufacturers or services companies could get the leg up on Apple. The latest 'Fair Trade Commission' to investigate Apple was made known today.

Rumors Persist that Apple is Prototype Testing an All-New Siri-Centric Home Automation Device

Friday September 23rd, 2016 02:22:49 PM Jack Purcher

Apple has been working on a new home device driven by Siri for many years. Today the rumor is alive and well and telling us that Apple is now in the prototyping stage of development.

Google Set to Shake Up the Market by Challenging Apple's Premium iPhone Directly

Friday September 23rd, 2016 12:19:29 PM Jack Purcher

In late June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Is Google Really Planning to Attack the iPhone this Fall with a Google made Smartphone beyond Nexus?" While Google's CEO said they had no interest in producing a smartphone beyond their Nexus co-venture, Google's actions were saying another thing. Next month Google will launch ...

Video Response: U.S. Treasury Secretary Speaks out against EU's Tax Order against Apple

Friday September 23rd, 2016 09:31:19 AM Jack Purcher

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Video Interview: EU Commissioner Vestager on Apple's Massive Tax Penalty." In response, U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke with the BBC about why they're unhappy with the EU's tax order against Apple.

Apple's 2017 iPhone may use Samsung's new Flexible OLED Atomic Layer Deposition Technology

Friday September 23rd, 2016 08:18:35 AM Jack Purcher

With Apple reportedly shifting to iPhones with OLED displays starting in 2017, it will be interesting to see if Apple will be using Samsung's latest OLED technology that may be ready for the 2017 anniversary iPhone.

Highlights from Apple's Music Festival 10

Friday September 23rd, 2016 07:13:24 AM Jack Purcher

Apple Music Festival 10 kicked off this week at the intimate Roundhouse stage in London with groundbreaking performances by some of the biggest names in music. Fans from around the world are tuning in to watch live and on-demand video ...

Apple Scouting Top Locations for their First Flagship Store in Samsung's Back Yard, Seoul

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 11:33:28 PM Jack Purcher

In 2014 the Korean press bitterly complained about Apple opening one store after another in China while having none in their country. It's now being reported that Apple isn't only looking at a prime location in Korea, they're actually looking at one location that's just ...

Apple's Latest Flagship Store in Hong Kong Opened Today in Kwun Tong District

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 07:42:19 PM Jack Purcher

As we noted in yesterday's report, Apple's Sixth Apple Store in Hong Kong opened today in Kwun Tong, the city's second-highest populated district. The crowds were huge ...

Apple Acquires a Small Indian Machine Learning Startup

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 06:23:38 PM Jack Purcher

Apple appears to be on a machine learning company buying spree. After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team....

Video Interview: EU Commissioner Vestager on Apple's Massive Tax Penalty

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 05:34:17 PM Jack Purcher

Margrethe Vestager is the European Union's antitrust commissioner who handed Apple a $14.5-billion back taxes bill in August — the largest tax penalty for a U.S. tech company. In an interview ...

Grand Apple Patent Covers a Smart Chameleonic Apple Watch Band with 3D Touch, Liquid Cooling & More

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 04:41:07 PM Jack Purcher

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals 3D optically transparent structures filled with an electrically active fluid that could be used, for example, in an Apple Watch band that could provide chameleonic value to it whereby it could change colors to match a user's outfit or mood. The band could ultimately be a smart band with an added mini touch sensitive display with 3D touch capabilities and much more.

New Apple Invention Stops 'Butt Calling' & Introduces a Nice New Apple Watch-iPhone Feature

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 11:58:57 AM Jack Purcher

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "detecting stowing or unstowing of a mobile device." The invention solves two common problems or annoyances. The first is to stop the user from accidentally sending a 'butt call.' Sometimes these calls are funny, sometimes they're not. The second problem solved by this invention is saving a user ...

Apple Eying Flagship Store in Washington, D.C.'s Carnegie Library & More

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 01:47:46 AM Jack Purcher

The Washington Post is reporting today that "Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square." In addition, Apple is opening two new stores this week in ....

Apple filed for Two Figurative '8' Trademarks in Hong Kong Today

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 11:43:19 PM Jack Purcher

Apple has filed for two figurative trademarks for the number '8' in Hong Kong today. They were originally filed in Jamaica in July. One of the trademark filings was filed under International Class 9 which covers everything under the sun as noted further in our report. In the second filing, Apple filed their trademark under International Class 45 which covers the following specifics: (A) "Personal concierge services...

Rumors of Apple buying Race Car and Motor Bike Companies from Top Publications are Farcical

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 05:49:26 PM Jack Purcher

On September 10, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Refocuses Project Titan towards Advanced System Software and away from a Dreamy iCar." the rumor mill is out to change that narrative or perhaps it's Apple trying to change the narrative but in the last few hours multiple stories have emerged that leave us baffled at the confusion seasoned publications are having with this story.

Samsung's Delusional 'Hidden Weapon' to Fend off the iPhone 7 Coming to Korea in October is a Joke

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 04:33:43 PM Jack Purcher

According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung has a 'hidden weapon' against the iPhone 7 that's arriving in mid to late October. So what is this hidden weapon that Samsung reportedly has?

Facebook may revive the Modular Smartphone Concept with their Acquisition of Nascent Objects

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 02:14:39 PM Jack Purcher

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Google's Game Changing 'Project Ara' Smartphone Dies on the Vine as just more Vaporware." Reuters reported that Google had plans to shelve the project that was supposed to debut in late 2015. But that may not have been the full story. The modular smartphone may still be in the works but shifting to Facebook.

Kantar: Apple Continues to Dominate in Slowing Smartwatch Market

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 12:18:08 PM Jack Purcher

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "IDC Sees Apple Watch being the Number One Smartwatch until 2020." When taking out the cheap fitness band wearables and focusing on the more advanced smartwatches, Apple has a commanding lead that is likely to be maintained until at least 2020. Today, Kantar published a report on the state of the wearables market and confirms that Apple continues to dominate the smartwatch segment.

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Last feed update: Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:31:12 PM

Hit the road, headphone jack. USB wants your job - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:54:45 PM Stephen Shankland

A trade group is done creating a technology to let ordinary USB ports take over from the 3.5mm audio jack on laptops and PCs.

Yes, someone's made a Donald Trump sniff movie - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:31:33 PM Chris Matyszczyk

Technically Incorrect: After the Republican nominee appears to sniff his way through Monday's debate, a YouTuber dramatizes his nasal sound effects.

CraveCast can't wait to crew a Mars mission with Elon Musk - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:53:05 PM Eric Mack

The SpaceX CEO has announced his plan to make humans a multi-planetary species. Who will be the first to volunteer among us? The crew discusses our Martian future. Join us at 3 p.m. PT today.

Take a selfie as a form of political protest? Yes you can. - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:28:35 PM Patrick Holland

In a fun and humorous way, Mozilla is helping EU citizens protest an old copyright law that prohibits selfies, panoramas and memes in front of certain landmarks.

Elon Musk unveils epic SpaceX plan to colonize Mars - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:41:21 PM Eric Mack

The SpaceX CEO says in case of a doomsday event, we need to be prepared to go to Mars. Why Mars? It's better than the "hot acid bath" of Venus, he says.

Can't afford an Apple Watch? Health insurer Aetna might pay for you - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:20:59 PM Sean Hollister

Aetna, a health insurance company that covers 23 million people in the US, says it will subsidize employee Apple Watch purchases for participating employers.

Microsoft tries to show that the NFL is now happy with Surface - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:55:36 PM Chris Matyszczyk

Technically Incorrect: The relationship between the league and the tablet has had its issues. But a new ad seems to say it's all good.

Google iOS update lets you get ultra-sneaky with search - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:54:01 PM Alfred Ng

Incognito mode comes to Google's iOS app, along with video integration for your secret search sessions.

Yahoo hack: It's not just Verizon. AT&T should be worried too - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:00:29 PM Roger Cheng

Many AT&T customers use Yahoo accounts to manage their services and could be at risk.

The internet really, really wants you to register to vote - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:03:35 PM Alfred Ng

National Voter Registration Day has taken over the web, with the internet's most popular sites pushing to get out the vote.

Amazon could start dropping off packages inside your home - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:27:13 PM David Priest

Do you want to give Amazon a key to your front door? A partnership with two smart home developers could open the way.

Elon Musk details his plan to send humans to Mars in this video - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 06:43:06 PM Sean Hollister

How do we get to the Red Planet? In this live stream, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX will explain his ambitious plan.

Witcher dev invites players to 'kill' Gwent's servers yet again - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 06:22:02 PM GameSpot Staff

The second server stress test kicks off today; here's what you need to know.

Beyond Good & Evil director teasing fans with new artwork - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 06:54:52 PM GameSpot Staff

Could this be a young Pey'j and the star of Beyond Good & Evil 2?

See Battlefield 1's single-player in impressive new trailer - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:02:13 PM GameSpot Staff

We finally know more about the World War I game's campaign.

Too lazy to stand in line? Nissan has an autonomous chair just for you - Roadshow

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 06:13:58 PM Andrew Krok

Sure, there's an automotive tie-in, but it's fun to pretend that there isn't.

N64 emulator removed from Xbox One - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 06:22:08 PM GameSpot Staff

The paid app let you play classics like Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64.

Debate tweets, memes tell Clinton, Trump their next moves - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 08:09:01 PM Terry Collins

Social media responds as the presidential candidates spar over everything from cybersecurity to taxes.

Europe can finally buy Samsung's Note 7 on October 28 - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 06:43:37 PM Sean Hollister

Did you know that in Europe, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 never properly went on sale? That changes next month.

Donald Trump: Nope, 'no sniffles' during presidential debate - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 06:26:56 PM Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

The candidate says any apparent breathing issues during Monday night's debate may have been caused by his microphone.

Sony, Atlantic, Warner Bros. team to sue YouTube music pirates - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 07:22:10 PM Andrew Gebhart

The three join other music labels in seeking massive damages from a site that lets its users download songs they hear on YouTube.

This Japanese app rewards drivers with coffee for not picking up the phone - Roadshow

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 04:56:13 PM Andrew Krok

Bribing people into driving safely? Sounds like my kind of app.

Google fights router hackers with OnHub security - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 04:51:12 PM Laura Hautala

OnHub's real-world experience has helped Google learn to dodge common security flaws. That's welcome news in a world of easily hacked routers.

Black-as-night Doritos taste like garlic, ward off vampires - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 04:29:07 PM Amanda Kooser

Forget nacho cheese and cool ranch. You need some garlic-flavored Doritos to power your vampire-fighting escapades.

The real winner of last night's debate? The memes (The 3:59, Ep. 113) - CNET

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 05:06:28 PM Alfred Ng

Also: rumors of Google combining its Android and Chrome OSes, and when is Google's real birthday?

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