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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: Saturday October 22nd, 2016 01:01:04 AM

Foxconn and ARM to Create Chip Design Center in Shenzhen where Apple is Building a new R&D Center

Friday October 21st, 2016 06:25:47 PM Jack Purcher

Foxconn is Apple's primary device partner who acquired Sharp back in March and is ramping up their OLED capabilities so that they could be an Apple supplier for future OLED displays. Now Foxconn is eyeing Apple's chip business with a deal with ARM to build a chip center ...

Huge Enthusiastic Lines of Apple Fans Showed Up in South Korea Today to buy the 'Non Exploding' iPhone 7

Friday October 21st, 2016 04:27:41 PM Jack Purcher

On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's iPhone 7 Pre-Orders sold out in Record Time in Korea Friday while Anger over the Note 7's Demise Still Lingers." Like clockwork, the iPhone 7 went on sale officially today in South Korea with huge line-ups.

Video: Samsung Races to Remove Grand Theft Auto Parody of Note7s being used as Grenades

Friday October 21st, 2016 03:21:01 PM Jack Purcher

Samsung is racing to block online videos parodying its disastrous exploding Note7 being used as grenades in GTA parody video

Microsoft's Big Boom in Surface Sales Last Quarter still Miles from Relevancy in Comparison to Apple's iPad

Friday October 21st, 2016 01:48:40 PM Jack Purcher

Microsoft posted its first quarter of its 2017 fiscal earnings yesterday, reporting revenue of $20.5 billion and net income of $4.7 billion. The highlights of Microsoft's latest earnings come in the form of Office and Cloud. Microsoft's hardware revenue was generally disappointing with Surface being it's only bright spot. But Surface growth is still miles from relevancy in comparison to Apple's iPad.

Microsoft Aims to get ahead of Apple with In-Air Gesturing for PC's, Tablets and Beyond

Thursday October 20th, 2016 11:55:15 PM Jack Purcher

Microsoft has been steadily copying Apple's patent ideas from their tablet keyboard to their Surface Book concept. Now it looks like Microsoft is out to beat Apple to market with yet another of Apple's patented ideas, devices that could interpret in-air gesturing to control aspects of the user interface.

Apple Invention may shed some Light on next MacBook Pro Keyboard

Thursday October 20th, 2016 11:29:38 AM Jack Purcher

With Apple's Mac event set for next week, it was interesting to see a patent application from Apple today published by the US Patent & Trademark Office that discusses a new dimension being considered for a future MacBook keyboard that would seemingly provide users with a way to customize key sensitivity and feel.

Patriots Coach can't take it anymore and Ditches his Surface Tablet saying they're too undependable

Thursday October 20th, 2016 09:33:09 AM Jack Purcher

Microsoft has their big PC event scheduled for the day before Apple's Mac event and it's highly expected that they'll be extending their Surface line of computers to include an all-in-one (AIO) desktop to take on Apple's iMac. To date neither of Microsoft's Surface products, tablets or notebook (Surface Book), haven't made a dent in Apple's sales. In fact earlier this week Patriot's coach ditched his Surface tablet in disgust ...

Rumor suggests that Apple may be attending the 2017 Mobile World Congress Event as an Exhibitor

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 11:43:04 PM Jack Purcher

It was reported in London today by two blogs that Apple's presence on the Mobile World Congress exhibition catalog shows that Apple would be attending/presenting in three meeting rooms.

Apple's Not-So-Secret Mac Event is on for Next Thursday Oct 27

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 10:09:10 PM Jack Purcher

The announcement for Apple's World Wide Developer Conference held in June was titled "Hello, WWDC16" and Apple's invitation for their October 27 event is interestingly called "Hello again." Whether that's a reference to another Siri announcement or just a reference to the event being the second for the year is unknown at this time.

Apple and IBM have launched their First MobileFirst App for Education Called 'Watson Element'

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 08:25:22 PM Jack Purcher

Today Harriet Green, general manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Commerce & Education stated in a press release that "IBM and Apple are launching Watson Element to help teachers gain insights into each student's skills, preferences and interests to transform personalized learning experiences that are unique to all." Apple will offer the Watson Element app as part of its broad...

Home Automation: Apple Keeps their Eye on the Prize

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 05:22:05 PM Jack Purcher

When Apple's CEO Tim Cook spoke with NBC's Brian Williams back in 2013 about the future of TV, Cook noted that TV was a "market that we see that has been left behind. I used to watch the Jetsons as a kid. I loved the Jetsons. We're living the Jetsons with this [holding up an iPhone]." Well, Apple's been working for some time now to make Home Automation a reality with HomeKit and they want to take that jetsons vision to where it all begins, when building new homes.

Samsung to Quickly Compensate Top Note7 Suppliers While Leaving Customers with Home Damage in the Lurch

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 03:30:51 PM Jack Purcher

Samsung has already agreed to compensate their Note7 component partners so that they don't lose financially for Samsung's battery issues. Well, in part at least. But when it comes to Note7 customers who had their homes damaged by Note7 fires, that's another matter all together

Qualcomm Likely to switch 10nm Snapdragon Processor Orders to TSMC as Samsung Falls behind Schedule

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 02:31:55 PM Jack Purcher

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung to Kick-Off 2017 with the World's First 10nm CPU Powering their Galaxy S8." In that report we noted that the Korean source had hyped-up Samsung's victory by stating that Industry analysts are "are predicting that Samsung Electronics will mass-produce new Exynos series, which is its own AP, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 series (835) through 10-nano logic process." Today we learn that might have been a hasty presumption because Qualcomm may have other plans on the table.

Compounding Problems for Samsung Could Escalate into a Wider Disaster

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 12:15:08 PM Jack Purcher

A new report today claims that owners of the twice-recalled Galaxy Note 7 say that exploding phones caused extensive damage to their homes, but Samsung isn't playing ball. And in Korea, the class action lawsuits are mounting.

Samsung's Engineers Keep Pounding Out New Form Factors for Future Bendable Smartphones Looking for a Winner

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 12:07:16 AM Jack Purcher

Back in June of this year Bloomberg posted a report stating that Samsung had two new smartphone designs on tap under a project code-named 'Project Valley.' This project could finally introduce foldable smartphones that are like a small notebook to market in 2017. In the last month or so two new foldable Samsung smartphone patents have been published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The first design ...

Apple's watchOS is now a Registered Trademark and Apple may be Rethinking the iPod Nano Watch

Tuesday October 18th, 2016 05:47:25 PM Jack Purcher

Last week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published two of Apple's latest registered trademarks (RTM) for "watchOS." More interesting is that Apple filed for 'iPod' in Hong Kong and filed it under class 42 for watches ...

Apple Sues Mobile Star for Selling Counterfeit Power Adapters and Charging Cables through Amazon

Tuesday October 18th, 2016 03:30:53 PM Jack Purcher

Late yesterday Apple filed a trademark infringement cases against Mobile Star LLC for selling counterfeit power products such as power adapters and charging cables through Apple believes these counterfeit products could lead to fires and are therefore a risk to the public.

Samsung to Kick-Off 2017 with the World's First 10nm CPU Powering their Galaxy S8

Tuesday October 18th, 2016 01:30:04 PM Jack Purcher

In August we posted a report titled "Apple's iPhone 6s Crushes Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 in a New Speed Test," proving Apple's customized ARM processors are meticulously tweaked to get more performance out of seemingly older processors. For the iPhone 7, Apple notes on their website that the "iPhone 7 is supercharged by the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Today, Samsung let it be known that their new Galaxy S8 will be powered by the world's first 10nm processor getting ahead of Apple's 2017 anniversary iPhone's processor.

Apple Granted 47 Patents Covering Apple Store Fixtures and More the Day after Fortune Interviews Angela Ahrendts

Tuesday October 18th, 2016 10:25:00 AM Jack Purcher

Fortune‘s annual Most Powerful Women Summit kicked off yesterday with main-stage interview with Ivanka Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Priscilla Chan, Barbara Streisand and others. The event's first interview was with Apple's Retail Stores SVP Angela Ahrendts. Today USPTO granted Apple 47 patents and two Apple Store fixture design patents

Class Action Brought by Apple Store Specialists against Apple Begins Tomorrow

Monday October 17th, 2016 05:53:40 PM Jack Purcher

In 2013 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Store Employee Files Class Action Lawsuit over Lost Wages." The case begins tomorrow ...

Video: New Ad Promotes BeatsX Wireless Headphones & More

Monday October 17th, 2016 05:24:55 PM Jack Purcher

Apple's Beats launched a whole new line of wireless headphones in early September and today we're seeing the first ad promoting them. Their press release stated that "Beats by Dr. Dre (Beats) announced a host of exceptional new wireless products, expanding the brand’s premium portfolio to include a new line of wireless earphones called BeatsX along with the next generation of two current best-sellers

Samsung's Heir Apparent under Pressure to Show Greater Leadership in Repairing Brand Damage

Monday October 17th, 2016 02:37:28 PM Jack Purcher

A report out of Seoul Korea today states that Samsung Electronics' heir apparent Lee Jae-yong is under pressure to show greater leadership in containing the crisis over the termination of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

Airlines Worldwide Join U.S. Ban of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and Threaten Punitive Measures for not Complying

Monday October 17th, 2016 01:16:40 PM Jack Purcher

Following a ban by the US Federal Aviation Authority, a great number of reports are surfacing this morning showing airlines around the world are banning Samsung's Note 7 on flights. Japan’s transport ministry ordered airlines to completely ban the Note 7 from flights, including ...

Apple's CEO Reveals that their new R&D Center in Japan will be Focused on 'AI' and 'Deep Engineering'

Monday October 17th, 2016 12:13:56 PM Jack Purcher

Before ending his business trip in Japan last week, Apple's CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with a Japanese publication while on Japan's famous bullet train. Cook said that even though the iPhone turns ten next year, the technology is anything but mature. Smartphones are 9 years old, he noted. "We are not even teenagers yet. We just got going."

Samsung Introduced a Fascinating All-New Modular PC Tower this week and USPTO Published the Patent Behind it

Sunday October 16th, 2016 05:34:14 PM Jack Purcher

On Wednesday October 26 Microsoft is to launch their first all-in-one desktop aimed at challenging Apple's iMac if the rumors pan out. On Thursday October 27 Apple is set to launch new MacBooks and on that Friday, Samsung's new ArtPC Pulse officially goes on sale. It's going to be a busy PC week to be sure. Samsung's new PC, like Microsoft's new all-in-one, is set to be a next generation PC design.

Major Business Trade Show in Dubai has Cisco and Gulf Partner Showcasing Apple Enterprise Solutions

Sunday October 16th, 2016 01:46:01 PM Jack Purcher

It's being reported in Bahrain that Cisco and Gulf Business Machines (GBM) will jointly showcase its solutions built around the Apple enterprise product portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2016, being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 16-20.

Apple's iPhone 7 Pre-Orders sold out in Record Time in Korea Friday while Anger over the Note 7's Demise Still Lingers

Sunday October 16th, 2016 12:45:32 PM Jack Purcher

Apple's iPhone 7 pre-orders in South Korean began on Friday, one week prior to the official launch as previously reported. According to the a Korean press report today, "Apple's latest smartphone model iPhone 7 is enjoying unprecedented popularity ...

The Invention behind the Integrated Antenna Lines in Current & Future iPhones Surface

Saturday October 15th, 2016 07:06:14 PM Jack Purcher

Along with the clean new look of the iPhone 6 came the distracting antenna lines that some thought were stylish. While Apple has tried to tone them down a little for the iPhone 7, the antenna lines remain. Today's report covers Apple's invention that relates to how the antenna lines are formed for current and possible future iPhone designs. The invention also supports ...

Apple Sued by Tennessee Woman for Overheated Phone 6 scarring her Breast

Saturday October 15th, 2016 04:27:27 PM Jack Purcher

Court documents show that Apple was sued this week by a woman in Nashville for having her breast scarred by her overheated iPhone 6.

There may be Proof that a Virtual Home Button may be introduced in Next Year's Anniversary iPhone

Saturday October 15th, 2016 12:45:46 PM Jack Purcher

To confirm that this is actually being considered by Apple we only need to view the photo below of Apple's new notice ...

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