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US appeals court revives 'rubberbanding' portion of key patent from Apple v. Samsung case

04/17/2017, 02:04 pm

In response to an anonymous outside examination request made against the Apple document, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has actually revived parts of rejected U.S. Patent No. 7,844,915 -- the so-called "pinch-to-zoom" filing -- while leaving others intact.

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Analyst speculates Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' could ditch embedded fingerprint sensor

04/17/2017, 12:04 pm

A Wall Street analyst claims Apple has yet to finalize an embedded fingerprint recognition for this year's OLED-based "iPhone 8," leading him to speculate that the phone could ship late -- or without a fingerprint sensor at all.

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Deals: 15" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $2,174 ($225 off); 13" MacBook Pro (2.0GHz, 16GB, 512GB) for $1,799 ($100 off); 20% off iPhones at eBay

04/17/2017, 11:04 am

Exclusive savings on Apple's Late 2016 MacBook Pros abound with 15" models marked down to $2,174 after coupon. Or pick up an upgraded 13" MacBook Pro for $1,799 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Select iPhone and Mac purchases are also 20% off at eBay.

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Rumor: Apple pushing LG to get into smartphone OLED business for 2018 iPhone

04/17/2017, 10:04 am

In an apparent bid to diversify its supply chain and reduce reliance on rival Samsung, Apple is said to be pushing LG Display to enter the small- to medium-sized OLED business, potentially in time for a 2018 iPhone update.

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Alleged 'iPhone 8' diagrams show display dimensions, sensor array

04/17/2017, 09:04 am

Early on Monday a new diagram purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" surfaced, including questionable specifics about exactly how close the screen comes to the edge of the enclosure, and how the sensors adjacent to the phone's ear speaker are aligned.

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Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatch aims at athletes, not Apple Watch fans

04/16/2017, 03:04 am

Garmin's Fenix 5 is an impressive smartwatch for people serious about fitness or the outdoors, but probably both too much and too little for people expecting something like the Apple Watch.

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Breaking the trend: why Apple is likely to release both an 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' this year

04/15/2017, 01:04 am

The rumor mill is working overtime this year, suggesting that Apple is looking at debuting three new iPhone models, including an "iPhone 8" loaded with new technology, and a new design. AppleInsider examines why, in the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, that this seems likely.

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Indie gaming hit Fez coming to Apple's iOS later this year

04/14/2017, 02:04 pm

Popular indie game Fez is coming to mobile platforms later in 2017 -- including at least Apple's iOS, developer Polytron revealed this week.

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Actress says credit for Siri's personality belongs to Apple programmers, not voice work

04/14/2017, 11:04 am

The attitude displayed by Apple's Siri assistant can really be attributed to programmers, not voice work, according to the actress responsible for Siri's U.S. female voice, Susan Bennett.

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Apple Turkey airs three new 'Shot on iPhone' ads for Children's Day

04/14/2017, 11:04 am

Apple has aired three new commercials in Turkey as part of the country's Children's Day celebrations, with the trio of regional spots continuing the 'Shot on iPhone' campaign filmed by 11-year-old children.

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Apple now China's largest Western software seller, thanks to booming App Store

04/13/2017, 04:04 pm

Geographic app store estimates spanning multiple companies and platforms suggest that Apple's App Store, buoyed by growth beyond just games, is the top individual seller by company in China, but not by platform.

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Four filings exhort Supreme Court to re-examine Apple vs. Samsung 'slide to unlock' patent trial

04/13/2017, 02:04 pm

Several interested parties have filed amicus curae briefings with the Supreme Court, urging the body to discuss the second Apple versus Samsung patent trial, and specifically evaluate the "obviousness" of Apple's Slide-to-unlock patent, and how it may have been misinterpreted by lower courts.

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Motorola Solutions to equip Victoria Police with 10K iPhones, iPads in A$50M deal

04/13/2017, 01:04 pm

Motorola Solutions has signed a deal with the police in Victoria, Australia, which will provide 10,000 frontline officers with access to iPhones and iPads, in order to provide real-time information to officers and help improve their productivity.

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No, Apple won't move the home button and Touch ID to the back of the 'iPhone 8'

04/13/2017, 12:04 pm

It's silly season in "iPhone 8" rumor reporting, with the latest supposed "leaked schematics" claiming the handset will move the home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, and also feature a chassis considerably thicker than even the iPhone SE. AppleInsider attempts to bring some sanity to the discussion.

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No more significant Workflow updates coming in wake of Apple takeover

04/13/2017, 11:04 am

Following its takeover by Apple, iOS automation app Workflow will no longer get any significant updates, according to emails sent to some customers.

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'New' Google Earth may usher in much-needed 64-bit iPhone & iPad app

04/13/2017, 10:04 am

Google will announce a "brand new experience" for Google Earth on Apr. 18 -- something which could simultaneously signal a much-needed upgrade of the Earth iOS app to 64-bit code.

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Acura, Jeep & Hyundai intro new Apple CarPlay-ready vehicles

04/12/2017, 04:04 pm

Joining Lincoln, three more auto brands -- Acura, Jeep, and Hyundai -- have unveiled CarPlay-equipped vehicles ahead of this weekend's New York International Auto Show.

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Lincoln debuts 2018 Navigator with support for Apple CarPlay

04/12/2017, 01:04 pm

Ford-owned Lincoln on Wednesday revealed the 2018 Navigator, which will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through Ford's SYNC 3 interface.

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Rumor: Integrating Touch ID into 'iPhone 8' display remains Apple's 'biggest bottleneck'

04/12/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is expected to introduce a number of new technologies in this year's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8," but it is the efforts to integrate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the handset's display that are apparently causing the company the most trouble.

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Just like its waterproofing, fire-proofing & security-proofing, Samsung's Galaxy S8 Siri-Proofing isn't quite functional yet

04/11/2017, 10:04 pm

A year ago Samsung touted waterproofing claims for the Galaxy S7 that didn't hold water. Six months ago, Samsung said its Galaxy Note 7 battery fires were under control before they flared up again. This season, Samsung's newest flagship also has features that simply don't work yet, including its Bixby voice service that was supposed to rival Apple's Siri.

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