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Topic: iPhone

Apple's dual-camera iPhones subject of new patent lawsuit

10/09/2018, 09:10 pm

A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Apple's dual-camera iPhone technology, deployed in smartphone models dating back to iPhone 7 Plus, infringes on a patent for enhancing digital photographic images using multiple lenses and sensors.

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Popular farming RPG Stardew Valley breaks soil on iPhones & iPads Oct. 24

10/09/2018, 05:10 pm

Farming-themed role-playing game Stardew Valley, already a hit on consoles and PCs, is launching on iPhone and iPad Oct. 24, developer ConcernedApe (Eric Barone) revealed on Tuesday.

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Third betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 available for developer testing [u]

10/09/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple has provided participants of its developer beta testing program new builds, with the third betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 arriving one day after the latest macOS Mojave beta.

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Apogee Jam+ USB interface for Mac and iOS adds USB-C, better sound input

10/09/2018, 09:10 am

On Tuesday, audio gear maker Apogee revealed the Jam+, an upgraded version of its USB input for musicians looking to connect guitars, keyboards, and other instruments to a Mac or iOS device for recording.

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Apple's iPhone network provisioning tech target of patent lawsuit

10/08/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple is again in the crosshairs of Uniloc, with the patent aggregator alleging the process by which iPhone and cellular-connected iPad and Apple Watch models infringes on owned intellectual property.

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iOS 12.0.1 update available, fixes Wi-fi connectivity on iPhone XS, Lightning charging issues

10/08/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has issued a sub-point release for iOS 12.0.1, knocking out a few bugs involving charging, Wi-Fi connectivity, and sporadic Bluetooth connections.

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YouTuber trolls Twitter in "Beautygate" sting using iPhone XS Max photos identified as Pixel 2 shots

10/08/2018, 09:10 am

YouTube personality Jonathan Morrison has used "Beautygate" to trick members of his audience to highlight bias against Apple's camera, by receiving compliments on social media for self portraits claimed to have been taken on the Google Pixel 2, but were in fact taken on the iPhone XS Max.

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$1.3 billion iPhone Safari cookie suit against Google shut down by UK courts

10/08/2018, 07:10 am

Early Monday, London's High Court shut down a representative action -- or class action -- suit against Google that alleged that the company had illegally collected users' internet habits for tailored advertising purposes from 5.4 million iPhone users.

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Watch: iPhone XS Max versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in audio test

10/07/2018, 12:10 pm

When pitting the iPhone XS Max against Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 in a gaming death match last week, we noticed audio reproduction was noticeably better on Apple's device. We take a closer listen in this video.

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Department of Homeland Security chimes in on iCloud server spy chip allegations

10/07/2018, 09:10 am

The United States Department of Homeland Security has added to the growing chorus of voices siding with Apple and Amazon versus the blockbuster report that Apple's iCloud and Siri security was violated by a China-planted spy chip.

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What iOS 12 'critical alerts' are, and how to turn them on

10/07/2018, 09:10 am

Many of iOS 12's notification features are intended to remove distractions, but "critical alerts" are meant to do the opposite. Apple hasn't said much about them -- so what are they, and how do they work?

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What the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are really doing to your selfies

10/06/2018, 01:10 pm

You may have heard some talk about the so-called and poorly-named "Beautygate," where users are claiming Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max are applying overly-aggressive skin smoothing algorithms on photos taken with the selfie camera, resulting in fake-looking or doctored images. Let's talk about what's actually happening behind the scenes.

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Apple's A12 Bionic comes close to desktop CPU performance in benchmarks

10/05/2018, 04:10 pm

Performance improvements in the A12 Bionic chip used in the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max has put Apple's in-house CPU designs on a par with processors used in notebooks and computers, one extensive deep dive declares, with the latest processor bringing the mobile chip line within striking distance of "the best desktop CPUs."

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iOS 12 adoption outpacing iOS 11 roughly two weeks after launch

10/04/2018, 04:10 pm

Unofficial analytics data indicates that iPhone and iPad owners are installing iOS 12 faster than they did iOS 11, though usage is still neck-and-neck about two weeks after iOS 12's launch.

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Hands on: Civilization VI in its entirety has made its way to the iPhone

10/04/2018, 10:10 am

Civilization VI is now available not just for the iPad but for the iPhone as well. AppleInsider has spent several hours (for science) testing it out to see how it compares to its iPad and Mac counterparts.

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Police contracted to guard Apple Stores in Sacramento following theft spree

10/04/2018, 08:10 am

Apple has contracted a number of police departments in Sacramento, California to station officers at some Apple Stores, in a bid to increase security at its retail outlets following a long string of robberies by crews in the state.

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Apple doing 'outreach' to address weak LTE for some iPhone XS & XS Max owners

10/03/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple is reaching out to some iPhone XS and XS Max owners suffering from LTE connection problems, which have been ongoing since the devices shipped in September.

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Bluetooth in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max reportedly causing audio connectivity issues

10/03/2018, 04:10 pm

A small number of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are enduring Bluetooth connectivity issues where their iPhones fail to communicate with their car's entertainment system properly, a problem that does not yet have an Apple-supplied solution.

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Why Samsung's smartphones are winning in shipments but losing in business

10/03/2018, 12:10 pm

This summer, Samsung Electronics reported a 22 percent drop in mobile revenues and a 34 percent collapse in year-on-year profits in its IM division, which includes smartphones, tablets, PCs, watches, and other products comparable to Apple's business. Over the same three months, Apple reported a greater than 17 percent increase in both its revenues and profits. Why is the world's largest phone maker by unit volume performing so poorly?

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iPhone XS Max scores second in DxOMark's smartphone camera tests

10/03/2018, 11:10 am

In a review published on Wednesday, benchmarking firm DxOMark scored the rear camera on the iPhone XS Max 105, ranking it second only to the Huawei P20 Pro, and comfortably above the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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