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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live stream, Drake denies

Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live stream, Drake denies

Jay Z-backed music service Tidal — which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne's Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend— cut the transmission during Drake's performance and accused Apple of "interfering with artistry" by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

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This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed, Tim Cook on China, Apple TV rumors & more

This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed, Tim Cook on China, Apple TV rumors & more

Apple this week confirmed a Sept. 9 press event, even as last-minute rumors about it continued to flow. The company simultaneously dealt with economic tumult, as well as losing one of its key Apple Music executives.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after rapid-fire case entries

Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after rapid-fire case entries

A federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung patent trial laid down the law this week, prohibiting either party from filing without permission after being inundated by a series of motions, objections and letters.

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ExclusiveJohns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction

Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction

Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.

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Currys/PC World could be first major third-party retailer to carry Apple Watch in UK

Currys/PC World could be first major third-party retailer to carry Apple Watch in UK

Electronics vendor Currys — in some places branded as Currys/PC World — may be the first third-party retail chain to sell the Apple Watch in the U.K., a report indicated on Friday.

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Pulled Huawei Watch listing may back claims of Android Wear coming to iOS

Pulled Huawei Watch listing may back claims of Android Wear coming to iOS

A deleted Amazon page for the upcoming Huawei Watch may add to evidence that Google is planning to make the Android Wear platform compatible with iOS devices.

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New, polished Apple TV interface said to 'blow away' existing smart TVs

New, polished Apple TV interface said to 'blow away' existing smart TVs

The launch of new Apple TV hardware may have been delayed from WWDC to Apple's Sept. 9 event to allow the company more time to polish its interface, one that will allegedly "blow away" current, "junky" smart TV interfaces.

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Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon on flexible electronics

Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon on flexible electronics

Apple has reportedly joined the FlexTech Alliance, a collection of 162 organizations working with the Pentagon on flexible sensor electronics capable of being worn by soldiers, or molded to the outside of vehicles.

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Apple streaming TV service negotiations remain divided over $40-per-month pricing - report

Apple streaming TV service negotiations remain divided over $40-per-month pricing - report

Though new Apple TV hardware is expected to appear at an upcoming Sept. 9 event, Apple's long-awaited subscription television service is reaffirmed to remain on hold, thanks to ongoing negotiations with content owners.

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Samsung offers 'Test Drive' participants cash, Google Play credit for switching from iPhone

Samsung offers 'Test Drive' participants cash, Google Play credit for switching from iPhone

People participating in Samsung's "Ultimate Test Drive" program — allowing iPhone owners to try a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days — are being offered up to $200 in perks if they actually switch.

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Apple Music director Ian Rogers makes surprise departure for new job

Apple Music director Ian Rogers makes surprise departure for new job

One of the core Beats executives Apple acquired in its 2014 $3 billion takeover, Ian Rogers, has already left the company to pursue other ventures outside of the music streaming business, a report revealed on Friday.

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Purported 'iPhone 6s' box suggests Apple will keep entry-level capacity at 16GB

Purported 'iPhone 6s' box suggests Apple will keep entry-level capacity at 16GB

A sticker claimed to be for the packaging for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" shows a 16-gigabyte capacity, suggesting that Apple will stick with that memory level for its entry-level model.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast analyzes what to expect at Apple's Sept. 9 event, Wall Street, 'Apple Car,' more

AppleInsider podcast analyzes what to expect at Apple's Sept. 9 event, Wall Street, 'Apple Car,' more

With Apple's Sept. 9 keynote now official, the AppleInsider podcast explains everything you need to know ahead of the event, where new iPhones and a revamped Apple TV are expected. Plus, we tackle Apple's recent losses on Wall Street, the latest "Apple Car" rumors, Shane reviews some tools for digital nomads, and Mikey and Neil share their experiences with the iOS-connected Coin digital credit card.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.

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Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from a slight slip in shipping fulfillment to longer wait times for online and phone support.

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September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users

September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users

Next month's iPhone event will mark the first time in recent history that Windows users will be able to officially live-stream an Apple presentation, the company quietly revealed on Thursday through the event's website.

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Square launches Appointments iPhone app for booking, managing clients

Square launches Appointments iPhone app for booking, managing clients

Mobile payment firm Square on Thursday launched Square Appointments, a combination service and iPhone app for businesses dependent on client bookings.

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Instagram loosens limits, enables portrait, landscape modes for photo & video

Instagram loosens limits, enables portrait, landscape modes for photo & video

Facebook on Thursday released an update to its Instagram apps for iOS and Android, opening up the media-sharing service to posts in landscape and portrait ratios.

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PayAnywhere to launch Apple Pay-compatible card reader at Apple Stores

PayAnywhere to launch Apple Pay-compatible card reader at Apple Stores

A company called PayAnywhere is preparing to launch a self-named card reader that could help bring Apple Pay support to small businesses, which have so far mostly foregone the technology.

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Rumor: New display with Force Touch could make 'iPhone 6s' slightly heftier

Rumor: New display with Force Touch could make 'iPhone 6s' slightly heftier

A leaked display component purportedly destined for Apple's next-generation iPhone has been measured up and comes in heavier and thicker than its counterpart in the iPhone 6, suggesting that the addition of Force Touch might make the "iPhone 6s" bigger than its predecessor.

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Siri knows about Apple's new iPhone event on Sept. 9

Siri knows about Apple's new iPhone event on Sept. 9

The invitations for Apple's upcoming Sept. 9 event were designed around Siri — bearing what she would call "colorful wavey words" and the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint" — and it turns out there's more to it than meets the eye, as the erstwhile digital assistant actually does drop some knowledge.

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Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.

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Exclusive48 Hour Deals: Gold 12" MacBook for $1,129.99 ($170 off), 13" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,249 ($500 off)

48 Hour Deals: Gold 12

This week we have one more last minute back-to-school deal: the lowest price ever on Apple's new Gold 12" MacBook (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) at $1,129.99 ($170 instant savings) plus a free 3-piece USB-C early adopter accessories kit, free software, free shipping, and no sales tax collected in 48 states.

'iPhone 6s' 12MP camera rumored to shoot 4K video, front camera again said to have 'selfie' flash

'iPhone 6s' 12MP camera rumored to shoot 4K video, front camera again said to have 'selfie' flash

With less than two weeks to go before Apple is expected to take the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone, a new rumor claims the so-called "iPhone 6s" will be capable of shooting ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its rear facing 12-megapixel camera.

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China sentences 14 people in plot to convert US iPhones for Chinese networks

China sentences 14 people in plot to convert US iPhones for Chinese networks

A court in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou has reportedly sentenced 14 people for hacking into a Foxconn database to steal digital identity certificates, in turn used to convert U.S. iPhones for Chinese networks.

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Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations — including design and manufacturing — under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.

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Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reportedly begun to draw down engineering resources in its mobile phone team, shedding jobs and re-focusing efforts on tablets and other home electronics in the wake of the Fire Phone's dismal showing.

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Latest guesstimate pegs Apple Watch at 3.6M units shipped last quarter

Latest guesstimate pegs Apple Watch at 3.6M units shipped last quarter

Though Apple still hasn't announced sales of its wrist-worn Apple Watch, that hasn't stopped yet another research firm from throwing their hat into the ring, estimating that Apple debuted at second place in the wearable device market behind Fitbit.

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Apple researching wireless earphones with bone conduction noise cancelling tech

Apple researching wireless earphones with bone conduction noise cancelling tech

According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is looking into advanced bone conduction technology that would enhance voice communications in an unannounced wireless earphone system.

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Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo

Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo

A highly suspect photo out of East Asia on Thursday purportedly offers a first look at retail packaging for the next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus," though a closer inspection of its contents reveals a number of design choices inconsistent with Apple's usual aesthetic.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

iOS code suggests 'iPhone 6s' will feature Force Touch technology

iOS code suggests 'iPhone 6s' will feature Force Touch technology

Code discovered in a recent iOS build suggests Apple is testing implementations of pressure-sensitive Force Touch gesture technology in its next-generation smartphone hardware, anticipated to launch in the coming weeks.

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Apple supposedly confirmed to hold Sept. 9 iPhone event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Apple supposedly confirmed to hold Sept. 9 iPhone event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Following up on rumors circulating earlier this week, a report on Wednesday claims Apple has indeed rented out the large Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for its upcoming iPhone event.

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Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.

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Apple's Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine to join tech and entertainment luminaries at Vanity Fair event

Apple's Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine to join tech and entertainment luminaries at Vanity Fair event

Apple CDO Jony Ive will again be attending Vanity Fair's 2015 New Establishment Summit in October to talk design and tech — and potentially new iPhones — this time accompanied by Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine.

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Griffin launches Survivor Tactical, Ultra Thin cases for Apple Watch

Griffin launches Survivor Tactical, Ultra Thin cases for Apple Watch

Griffin on Wednesday launched its first-ever protective cases for the Apple Watch, the Survivor Tactical and the Ultra Thin, adding to a growing selection of aftermarket accessories tailored to Apple's wearable device.

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ExclusiveKiller Deal: Free AppleCare on these mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros, plus cash discounts & a free accessory (up to $450 off)

Killer Deal: Free AppleCare on these mid-2015 15

For our final back-to-school MacBook Pro promo of the season from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, readers can get free AppleCare (a $349 value) on 7 different mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro configurations, plus additional instant discounts, a free accessory, free shipping and no sales tax collected in 48 states. Or use exclusive coupons to discount all other configurations to the lowest prices anywhere.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

Facebook on Wednesday launched "M," a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.

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Universal unveils official poster for upcoming Steve Jobs movie

Universal unveils official poster for upcoming Steve Jobs movie

As the release of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie grows closer, the Hollywood marketing machine has begun to churn faster and Wednesday's rotation brought the release of the official promotional poster.

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IDC speculates an Apple 'iPad Pro' could help invigorate 2-in-1 tablet market

IDC speculates an Apple 'iPad Pro' could help invigorate 2-in-1 tablet market

If Apple releases a "larger, screen-detachable" iPad in the near future it could help invigorate the once-quiet 2-in-1 tablet market, IDC suggested in a Wednesday research report.

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