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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: Sunday December 11th, 2016 06:14:39 AM

Apple Invents a Virtual Ruler Tool for Future iWork Apps like Keynote, Pages, Numbers and Beyond

Saturday December 10th, 2016 10:39:26 PM Jack Purcher

Before Apple's iPhone-7 event in September there was a little hope that we could see Apple introduce the ability to use the Apple Pencil with iPhone. Tim Cook was on record saying "And if you've ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it's really unbelievable." Apple certainly has the patents supporting such a development and this week we got another look at what could be coming to the iPhone in regards to the use of Apple Pencil.


Microsoft to Announce Qualcomm Snapdragon based Tablets and PCs with Built-In Cellular Capabilities on Thursday

Saturday December 10th, 2016 06:26:06 PM Jack Purcher

Patently Apple posted a report back in October titled "Microsoft's Big Boom in Surface Sales Last Quarter still Miles from Relevancy in Comparison to Apple's iPad." Microsoft's bump in sales still didn't get them unto the top five tablet vendors list. Yet this Thursday Microsoft is going to try and shake things up once again in the tablet space in an effort to break Apple's never-ending dominance in tablets with a huge announcement that Windows 10 is coming to Qualcomm processors.


Frustration and Anger over the AirPods Delay Continue to Spill over to General Anger Aimed at Apple

Saturday December 10th, 2016 03:49:58 PM Jack Purcher

Apple introduced the all-new 'AirPods' during their September's "See You" event with a scheduled launch date set for the end of October. But later that month Apple delayed shipments without setting a release date in the future. Tick-tock, time is all but run out for a Christmas surprise. Endgadget noted late last night that "For a company that places enormous emphasis on the pageantry of dramatically unveiling and releasing its products to a ravenous public, this is an unusual and humbling letdown."


Are Apple and Samsung Racing to bring a Drone to Market? Evidence Discovered this week Suggests they may be

Friday December 9th, 2016 07:22:46 PM Jack Purcher

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple Invents an Improved Graphics System for Gaming or Possibly an Autonomous Drone Device." It was evident early on that this patent was not for Project Titan but rather aimed at a graphics system possibly for Apple's Metal API's or a future drone that could be controlled with an iPhone, iPad,...


Samsung Set to Bomb their U.S. Note7 Zombies out of Existence on December 19

Friday December 9th, 2016 05:17:38 PM Jack Purcher

Back in early November Patently Apple posted a report titled "New Zealand Telecommunications to Officially Cutoff Samsung Note7 Zombies from Accessing the Net." I noted in the report that for years Samsung ads had mocked Apple's iSheep for lining up for old technology but now we're seeing Samsung Zombies who refuse to listen to Samsung's heir apparent plead with their customers to return their defective Note7 smartphones to the company. So now Samsung is being forced to hit their Note7 customers in the U.S. with ..


Samsung is going to Experience the "Big Squeeze" in 2017 and their U.S. Market Share is Headed for a Crash

Friday December 9th, 2016 04:39:09 PM Jack Purcher

In 2017, three top Chinese Android smartphone vendors will begin selling their phones in the U.S.. Huawei will be the first, Xiaomi will be second and now Oppo will be the third. This is going to put the Big Squeeze on Samsung.


Apple Loses Court Case in Denmark over Refurbished iPhones

Friday December 9th, 2016 02:57:21 PM Jack Purcher

According to several published reports today, a Danish court ruled that Apple has violated the country's consumer law...


If you're in the Market for a new Car with Apple's CarPlay, then check out Apple's updated Chart Covering over 200 Models

Friday December 9th, 2016 01:18:27 PM Jack Purcher

Are you shopping for a new car for Christmas or thinking that 2017 is going to be the year to update your wheels? If so, Apple has just updated the full list of models ...


Apple Invents an Improved Graphics System for Gaming or Possibly an Autonomous Drone Device

Friday December 9th, 2016 01:38:16 AM Jack Purcher

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals systems, methods, and computer readable media to improve the operation of graphics systems. Because the patent points to the system working with "a mobile telephone, personal media device, a notebook computer system, or a tablet computer system," it would strongly suggest the system is for a graphics system relating to gaming platform or an API for Apple's Metal – and not for the easy headline that it's for autonomous vehicle playing off of Apple's Project Titan.


It's Crunch Time: Will Samsung Pull the Trigger and Launch a Foldable Smartphone in 2017 or Chicken Out?

Thursday December 8th, 2016 11:37:19 PM Jack Purcher

In early October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Copycat Samsung to Introduce Galaxy S8 in Q1 2017 with Dual Cameras and No Home Button." The report had an extra segment sub-titled "A 2017 Surprise: A First to Market Smartphone." A report had surfaced claiming that Samsung was hinting that they were planning to introduce a new smartphone never seen before at the 2017 Mobile World Congress event. Some believed it would a foldable smartphone. Today the rumor is back and the race is officially on with Lenovo and Oppo working on this new category of smartphone.


Apple has Designed Morphing Virtual Buttons and Touch Sensors for Wraparound and Foldable Devices

Thursday December 8th, 2016 07:05:00 PM Jack Purcher

Both Samsung and Apple have been building treasure chests full of patents relating to mobile device designs that will have bent edges, rounded wraparound glass embodiments and those that will fold over like a book. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Electronic Devices with Display and Touch Sensor Structures." The patent filing details how new touch sensors will be lined within the device's entire outer cavity so that all sides of a device (top, bottom and left and right walls) could contain touch sensors. Some sensors could be designed for gaming ...


Apple Indoor Mapping Invention Automatically Determines the Mall Floor a user is on and Updates the Floor Plan

Thursday December 8th, 2016 01:43:20 PM Jack Purcher

Apple's interest in the field of indoor mapping began to surface when we learned of their acquisition of WiFiSLAM back in early 2013. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to indoor mapping titled "Floor Level Determination."


Bloomberg Confirms October's News that Samsung will Drop the Classic Home Button from the Galaxy S8

Thursday December 8th, 2016 11:10:53 AM Jack Purcher

Two months ago Patently Apple posted a report titled "Copycat Samsung to Introduce Galaxy S8 in Q1 2017 with Dual Cameras and No Home Button." Today Bloomberg is reporting the same thing months later and adds that ...


Apple Awaits Beijing Court Decision on whether the iPhone 6 Design will be banned in China

Thursday December 8th, 2016 10:42:27 AM Jack Purcher

In June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Beijing Court Rules that Apple's iPhone 6 Models Violate Chinese Design Patent and may be Banned." Yesterday Apple was in a Beijing Court yesterday to argue that its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile designs do not copy a Chinese product and should be allowed to be sold on the Chinese mainland.


TSMC's Next-Gen Plant in Kaohsiung Taiwan will focus on 5nm and 3nm Chips for Future iOS Devices & Beyond

Thursday December 8th, 2016 01:27:29 AM Jack Purcher

Apple is likely to move to TSMC's 10nm processors for their 2017 anniversary iPhone from the 16nm processors that are currently behind the iPhone 7. While TSMC's next chips will be 7nm processors, they're already working with the government of Taiwan to find a parcel of land in the Southern part Koahsiung so as to begin work on a new plant for their next generation of chips in the 5nm and 3nm range.


New Report shows iOS Holds 51.7% Market Share in Japan While the iPhone 7 is a Best Seller in the U.S. and Britain

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 02:34:45 PM Jack Purcher

Accordng to a new report, Apple's iOS has achieved year-on-year growth across most regions except Germany and Urban China. For the three months ending October 2016 Japan stands at the top in the list of regions where iOS holds the greatest share, with 51.7% of smartphone sales. This is followed by 44% ...


Research Study: Apple iPad Shipments in Q4 up 17.2% Accounting for 21.3% of Shipments Worldwide

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 01:08:57 PM Jack Purcher

A new report this morning states that there will be 51.29 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 7.3% on quarter but decreasing 21.5% on year. Shipments will consist of 10.9 million iPads, up 17.2% sequentially ...


Foxconn Confirms they're in Preliminary Discussions to expand its Operations in the United States

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 12:08:13 PM Jack Purcher

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Softbank to Invest $50 Billion in the U.S. to create 50,000 new Tech Jobs and Somehow Foxconn is Included in the Deal." Today Foxconn confirms ...


Softbank to Invest $50 Billion in the U.S. to create 50,000 new Tech Jobs and Somehow Foxconn is Included in the Deal

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 12:53:19 AM Jack Purcher

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Chinese Seem Eager to Open Plants in the US instead of Whining like some in Silicon Valley." Today more blockbuster news came to light about new jobs coming to the U.S. SoftBank, one of the largest Japanese companies who owns Sprint, ARM, the technology that goes into every iOS device and many other high profile companies met with President Elect Donald Trump today and announced that he'll be investing $50 billion dollars in the U.S. that will create 50,000 new tech jobs.


The Supreme Court Narrows the Cost of Copying Apple's iPhone, but it's the Lower Court that will determine by how much

Tuesday December 6th, 2016 04:39:09 PM Jack Purcher

breaking sales because a smartphone no longer presented consumers with complicated button ridden interfaces – Justice Sotomayor decided that while important, design infringement penalties had to be limited to just a component ...


Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee Says he'll Shut Down their 'Future Strategy Bureau' used for Bribery and Influence Peddling

Tuesday December 6th, 2016 02:59:01 PM Jack Purcher

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and heir-apparent to South Korea's largest conglomerate is undergoing a baptism of fire. After dealing with their flagship Note7 causing fires and their top loading washing machines exploding, Lee is now dealing Samsung being under investigation for officially bribing government officials.


Apple Granted 51 Patents Today Covering an iPhone with a Glass Housing, a Borderless OLED Display, a Lighting System & More

Tuesday December 6th, 2016 12:18:07 PM Jack Purcher

Apple was granted 51 patents today covering an iPhone with a glass housing, a borderless OLED display, an Apple Store lighting system along with 9 design patents covering the Magic Keyboard, iPhone with lightning port and more.


Apple's CEO Reacts to IDC's Negative Report, Claims Apple Watch Sales are 'Off the Charts'

Tuesday December 6th, 2016 10:24:58 AM Jack Purcher

Patently Apple has for some time now complained that IDC is bent on dumping smartwatches in with cheap fitness trackers simply to make Apple look bad. Yesterday IDC published another report improperly mixing trackers and smartwatches and I decided to not even bother reporting on something clearly slanted to put Apple Watch in such a bad light. Now Apple's CEO has stepped in...


A new Report Claims that Samsung's Aggressive Note7 Design Caused its Battery Explosions

Tuesday December 6th, 2016 03:21:00 AM Jack Purcher

In October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung's Heir Apparent was hoping for the Galaxy Note 7 to outflank the iPhone 7." Instead of outflanking the iPhone 7, the Note7 became an albatross as the company struggled to cope with a string of their flagship devices catching on fire. Now a new report suggests that Samsung's aggressive Note7 design is to blame.


Apple Director and Climate Change Documentarian Al Gore Met with Ivanka and Donald Trump

Monday December 5th, 2016 11:37:52 PM Jack Purcher

In a surprise development today, former Vice President Al Gore met with both Ivanka and Donald Trump. While climate change was a key issue discussed, you have to wonder if there was any talk about Apple at this meeting.


Apple to Open their Seventh Store in Shanghai this Weekend

Monday December 5th, 2016 05:56:16 PM Jack Purcher

Earlier today we reported on Apple's third store in Paris opening over the weekend and now we're learning that Apple's seventh store in Shanghai is opening this coming weekend...


Market Analysts find the current VR/AR Headset Hype is failing to Resonate with Consumers

Monday December 5th, 2016 04:53:53 PM Jack Purcher

A supply chain report surfacing today finds the Virtual Reality craze that hit the market this year with the introduction of the Oculus Rift to be a great disappointment. The report notes that demand for related applications has been weakening recently.


Scotland Yard Cracked an iPhone the old fashion way, they mugged the mugger while on his iPhone

Monday December 5th, 2016 02:55:28 PM Jack Purcher

Patently Apple posted a report last week titled "UK's Investigatory Powers Bill Surprisingly Given Fast Track Approval Giving the Government Extreme Spying Powers." One of those extreme powers will be to force Apple to crack their own iPhones on demand with a proper warrant. Until that power is put to the test, the BBC reports that Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit has developed a new tactic of cracking an iPhone ...


Samsung's Empty Apology for Note7 Crisis Turns to Anger over having to Compensate Customers

Monday December 5th, 2016 02:19:39 PM Jack Purcher

On November 8, 2016 Samsung's heir apparent apologized to the American public in a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal. Of course words are free, so it was painless to make the company sound amiable and angelic in their concern for their customers. But now that the crisis is out of the limelight, Samsung legal is getting down to business and telling the court that they've compensated customers enough already


Gang Crashes Car into Palo Alto Apple Store, Ransack Store

Monday December 5th, 2016 12:37:41 PM Jack Purcher

It was reported late yesterday that a group of burglars rammed a rented SUV into the floor-to-ceiling glass front of the University Avenue Apple Store ...







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