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Apple details secure 'touchless' e-wallet strategy in patent filing

01/16/2014, 05:01 am

Apple has been coy in revealing its plans for a touchless payment solution, but a patent filing discovered on Thursday gives clues as to where the company is headed.

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Apple, Google anti-poaching class action suit to proceed after court refuses appeal

01/15/2014, 12:01 am

Apple, Google, Intel and other big-name tech companies will face a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching measures after an appellate court refused to hear an appeal of a 2013 class certification order.

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Hacker group alleges breach of Apple database, posts 'user data' to Web [u]

01/14/2014, 08:01 pm

Hacker group The 1775 Sec, which claimed responsibility for a recent Dropbox outage, took to Twitter on Tuesday announcing a purportedly successful breach of Apple's database.

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Flagship Brisbane Apple Store reportedly revealed in leaked photos

01/14/2014, 08:01 pm

A number of leaked photos purportedly taken from within Apple's newest flagship Apple Store in Brisbane, Australia hit the web on Tuesday, showing the outlet's general layout ahead of its grand opening this Friday.

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VirnetX heads back to court, adds latest Apple products to FaceTime patent lawsuit

01/14/2014, 02:01 pm

Patent holding company VirnetX on Tuesday announced that it will attempt to add Apple's most recent slate of products --including the iPhone 5s and iPad Air --to an ongoing patent infringement action that accuses Apple of violating VirnetX's secure networking patents.

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Samsung rumored to follow Apple's lead, split Galaxy S5 lineup into metal, plastic models

01/14/2014, 10:01 am

The next flagship smartphone from South Korean manufacturer Samsung will reportedly be offered in two versions -- a metal-clad premium edition and a cheaper model sporting a plastic case.

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Apple's patented GUI compensates for iPhone motion, minimizes errant touches

01/14/2014, 06:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded an interesting patent describing a graphical user interface that offers a solution to inadvertent input errors users may see when interacting with a touchscreen while moving.

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Apple's 3D video editing patent hints at future Final Cut Pro features

01/14/2014, 05:01 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a software-driven method of processing and editing 3D video, hinting that the feature may show up in a future version of Final Cut Pro.

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PassMarket beats Apple to the punch with iBeacon-based mobile payments

01/13/2014, 09:01 pm

By leveraging Apple's iBeacon microlocation technology, iMobile3's new PassMarket Beacon Edition will allow customers at participating retailers to check out without swiping a credit card or handing over cash.

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Briefly: Aaron Sorkin reportedly finishes script for Steve Jobs biopic

01/13/2014, 08:01 pm

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has turned in a script for a full-length feature film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Judge denies Apple request to remove e-books antitrust monitor

01/13/2014, 05:01 pm

Apple on Monday was denied its motion to remove a court-appointed antitrust monitor tasked to ensure the company would not enter into further illegal agreements after being found culpable in an e-book price fixing scheme last year.

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Google buys Nest Labs, maker of smart thermostat, for $3.2 billion [u]

01/13/2014, 04:01 pm

Google has reportedly acquired Nest Labs, makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect smoke detector and a company founded by ex-Apple executive Tony Fadell, for $3.2 billion.

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Google doubled patent filings in 2013 as battle with Apple intensifies

01/13/2014, 10:01 am

As a proxy war rages over Android in courtrooms around the world, Apple and Google are racing to stockpile key intellectual property in a bid to stave off a legal extinction event, with Google in particular seeing its patent filings surge last year.

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Wrap-up: The post-PC era is officially here and CES proves it

01/12/2014, 11:01 pm

A lot of virtual ink is being spilled over the fact that Microsoft wasn't at CES, but more interesting for me was that CES was a manifestation of a five-year-old prediction coming true.

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Hands-on: IK's iRing brings air gesture control to iOS

01/11/2014, 08:01 pm

IK Multimedia, the company behind numerous music creation apps and the iRig series of MIDI, mic and mixer hardware for iOS, unveiled the iRing at CES; an inexpensive wearable motion control solution with tons of potential.

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Hands-on: Recon Insturments Snow2, an iPhone-connected heads-up display for sports

01/11/2014, 04:01 pm

iPhone toting athletes looking to stay connected without having to take their eyes and hands off the task at hand have a few sports-oriented heads-up display options from Recon Instruments. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, we took a closer look at the Snow2 headset, just in time for ski season, and were also given a sneak peek at the upcoming Jet.

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Dropbox Denies hacker breach responsible for hours long outage

01/11/2014, 03:01 am

Popular cloud storage service Dropbox went down Friday night for at least two hours due to what the company claims was an issue pertaining to internal maintenance, though one hacker group alleges to have caused the outage with a DDoS attack.

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Hands-on: ivee Sleek brings Siri-like voice control to the connected home

01/10/2014, 11:01 pm

Interactive Voice introduced a novel device at CES called ivee Sleek, an Internet-connected, voice-activated virtual assistant that can not only process requests on-board, but control other "smart home" devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat or Philips' Hue lighting system.

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First look: Toshiba's FlashAir II Wi-Fi SD card and Canvio portable storage

01/10/2014, 06:01 pm

Japanese computing giant Toshiba brought a few interesting products to the show floor this year with its updated FlashAir II Wi-Fi-enabled SD card, Canvio Connect portable wireless HDD and Canvio Slim.

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Apple to finally open new Brisbane flagship store on Jan. 17

01/10/2014, 04:01 pm

After two years of unforeseen setbacks, Apple has finally set a date for the opening of its new flagship Apple Store in Brisbane, Australia, which is to start operations on Jan. 17 in the historic MacArthur Chambers building.

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