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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.
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 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.
Samsung has already promised Gear S2 smartwatch support is coming to iOS, but hasn't provided a timeline.
Security researchers have revealed how it's possible to brick an iPad wirelessly by exploiting the 1/1/1970 bug.
Apple is building support for peer-to-peer, real-time chat and video into the Safari web browser.
Here are three cool tricks that make the Apple Watch more useful.
The hackers were paid a one-time fee for submitting a vulnerability which allowed the bureau to access the iPhone without Apple's help.
Flat growth counted for decent performance in the first quarter as a strong dollar whacked international demand.
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.
With a new zero-day Flash Player vulnerability also affecting Mac users, it's a good time to purge your system of this software.
If you want a different answer, ask me a different question.
Apple attorneys said that they believe the hack used will be "short lived."
The bipartisan bill will force tech firms to help law enforcement and federal agencies bypass encryption -- or face fines.
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.
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.
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 doing little to build trust as it pushes iPhone matter, encryption debate deeper into shadows
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.
The bug allowed attackers to bypass the lock screen to access a user's media, contacts and settings.
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Ireland's Struggle over the European Commission's Ruling against Apple Could bring down the Irish GovernmentWednesday 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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 & moreTuesday 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.
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.
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.
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, iPhones.ru, 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' ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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?
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 ...
There were countless reports posted this week with propaganda about Apple's 2017 iPhone copying Samsung's Galaxy Edge design with curved edges.
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 ...
Late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple seven design patents covering Apple's iPad Pro 'Smart Keyboard' accessory along with ....
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 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.
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'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.
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.
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 ...
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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The search giant is rebranding its Nexus phone line, which began with the HTC-made Nexus One in 2010, according to Android Central.
Technically Incorrect: It's not so much about the money. It's about Apple being viewed as the bad guy.
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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.
The glassmaker revealed Gorilla Glass SR+, a new super scratch-resistant material made specially for smartwatches.
Starting today, you can play select PlayStation 3 games on your Windows PC, as long as you have a PlayStation Now subscription.
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Denon has announced two new "X" series receivers that will feature the company's proprietary HEOS streaming protocol, two years after it debuted.
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