The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday published a transcript of the day's initial oral hearing of the high-stakes patent battle between Apple and Samsung, highlighting the complexities that face justices on how to properly adjudicate the case.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discussed the makings of Apple's streaming service in an interview published Tuesday, saying it took ten years to build the right team of people able to bridge the gap between technology and pop culture.
According to a recently released regulatory filing, Apple received a seat on Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing's board of directors shortly after investing $1 billion in the company.
Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a steady decline in the third calendar quarter of 2016, with estimates from market research firms IDC and Gartner both seeing shipments down least 13 percent from last year.
In hearing oral arguments from Apple and Samsung, justices for the U.S. Supreme Court hinted at some willingness to consider Samsung's position as it fights for reduced damages in a case over infringed iPhone design patents.
End of Galaxy Note 7 predicted to help Apple, but 'big beneficiaries' could be other Android devices
While investment firm Wells Fargo Securities believes Apple and its newly released iPhone 7 Plus will benefit from the discontinuation of the dangerous Galaxy Note 7, it also believes that the greatest potential for gains could be non-Samsung Android handsets.
The popular cord-cutter app Channels has been upgraded to version 2.0, implementing on-screen television programming guides to ease streaming from a HDHomeRun to the fourth generation Apple TV.
Later on Tuesday Dropbox will release a major iOS update, adding features like a new widget and a Messages app for iOS 10, and the beginnings of better multitasking support on iPads.
Apple on Tuesday supplied to developers and public testers a fourth pre-release beta of macOS 10.12.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for the Sierra operating system which could ship on next-generation MacBook Pros.
Netatmo on Tuesday released the Healthy Home Coach, an indoor climate tracking system with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.
Apple is aiming at getting Apple Pay into more public transit systems, a report suggested on Tuesday, taking advantage of a number of them adding mobile device payments.
A day after Samsung issued two statements declaring that it was "adjusting production" of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 to respond to complaints and fires, the company announced on Tuesday that it has "consequently decided to stop production" — but the consequences of the entire debacle may extend for some time.
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for embedding light-sensing sensors directly into device displays, an important step in creating a full-screen iPhone without the trademark "chin and forehead" bezels.
Apple continues to win patents detailing advanced technology rumored to show up in next year's iPhone model, the most recent being a pair of inventions dealing with "super resolution" multi-sensor cameras.
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Monday, October 10, 2016
Apple this week released the first official statistics on iOS 10 adoption since the OS went live in September, revealing more than half of compatible devices are now running current generation software.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is in the throes of death. The Korean tech giant on Monday halted global sales of its latest phablet phone, issuing a statement telling owners to power down and stop using the handset as it could pose a safety hazard.
In response to an uproar from developers over last week's decision to strip popular API documentation app Dash from the iOS App Store, Apple on Monday released a statement saying the developer manipulated fraudulently enabled positive reviews of his own app and negative reviews of competing titles.
Samsung, in conjunction with Harman Kardon, has quietly revealed the new cylindrical consumer-grade ArtPC Pulse line powered by the sixth generation Skylake processor, which has already begun to draw many comparisons to Apple's 2013 Mac Pro design.
Facebook on Monday officially introduced Workplace, a long-in-testing collaboration tool for businesses and other organizations, aimed at challenging similar offerings from the likes of Slack.
More Galaxy Note 7 fires reported as cryptic communications from Samsung complicate exchange process
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 situation continues to worsen, as two more replacement phones have lit on fire — and communications from Samsung to afflicted customers trying to return their devices and the general public about the issue is compounding the problem.
Apple on Monday began taking iTunes donations towards the relief of Hurricane Matthew, which recently tore through a number of Caribbean countries, as well as several U.S. states including Florida and the Carolinas — killing hundreds, and leaving many more homeless or otherwise in need of aid.
Apple on Monday supplied a third pre-release beta of iOS 10.1 to developers, less than a week after the second beta was released. The forthcoming update includes the new bokeh Portrait photo mode exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus.
On Monday, Olloclip announced its refreshed line of lenses for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dubbed the Core, Active, and Macro Pro lens sets, all featuring an improved Connect mounting system, and better optics than previous models.
Looking to further streamline the multi-platform browser's performance, Google is preparing a new version of Chrome that should substantially lower RAM consumption.
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In its first case over design patents in some 120 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the outcome of the biggest Apple v. Samsung lawsuit on Tuesday, as Samsung looks to reduce the scope of damages owed.
UK cabinet members have been prohibited from wearing Apple Watch during Cabinet meetings, over misplaced concern that they may be penetrated by Russian spies, and used for covert surveillance and recordings of sensitive government business.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note 7, AT&T and T-Mobile stop offering replacements [u: Verizon, too]
Following a recall and efforts to fix dangerous flaws with its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now said to have temporarily suspended production of the jumbo-sized handset entirely, while U.S. carriers AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will no longer offer replacement units.
To celebrate the launch of the iPhone 7, AppleInsider is giving readers the chance to win an iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case valued at $99. Two lucky winners will each receive the case, which extends talk time to up to 26 hours, in the color of their choosing. Winners will be announced on Oct. 11.
An additional three lawfirms are now participating in a class action suit first launched in August, which accused Apple of failing to acknowledge or do free repairs for a so-called "touch disease" affecting some owners of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Another two of Galaxy Note 7 phones that were replaced under the recall have lit on fire, with a text inadvertently sent to one of the owners in the middle of support communication exchanges suggesting that Samsung is attempting to "slow down" user complaints about the phone.
One of the biggest changes unveiled with the iPhone 7 was the deletion of the phone's 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of an all Lightning solution. It's been a divisive issue, but luckily there are plenty of viable options out there, from Bluetooth devices to high-fidelity third-party Lightning products.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
News continued to veer away from the iPhone this week, the big rumor being Apple's planned upgrades for the iPad Pro and iPad mini. The company also managed to restore a legal victory over Samsung, and appears poised to unite its scattered internet teams.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Two days after a smoldering Samsung device caused the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines plane, executives at U.S. cellular carrier AT&T are reportedly considering stopping all Galaxy Note 7 sales and replacements citing safety concerns.
During an informal commencement address at Apple's first European iOS Developer Academy in Italy, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson announced an upcoming expansion to the program that will serve 800 students next year.
The FBI has the phone of Minnesota alleged terrorist and mass-stabbing perpetrator Dahir Adan, and is investigating how to gain access to the data contained within.
Appealing upsell of iPhone 7 Plus predicted to help Apple's average selling price exceed expectations
While most on Wall Street expect the average selling price of the iPhone will drop this holiday season, RBC Capital Markets believes the greater capabilities of the iPhone 7 Plus could have a counter effect, resulting in stronger-than-anticipated earnings per share for Apple.
- Latest Alton Brown cookbook features food photos shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 6s Plus
- Apple gets $119.6M 'slide-to-unlock' verdict reinstated against Samsung
- Apple reveals more international launch dates for iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2
- French company sues Apple over incomplete HTML5 support on iOS, macOS Safari
- Google Maps updates with new iOS 10 widgets, more place details
- Developer Feral Interactive dishes on Apple Metal graphics pros and cons
- Samsung's chip & display businesses rescue profits in wake of exploding Note 7 recall
- AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel, Mac updates, 5 years since Steve Jobs
- Deals: Unlocked iPhone 7s in stock; up to $100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 15% off $50 iTunes gift cards; 50% off Roxio Toast 15 Titanium
- Apple Music, Spotify debut user-uploaded remixes via deal with Dubset
- iOS 10 tips: Rich notifications enable tvOS text entry from iPhone's lock screen
- Apple pulls API doc browser Dash citing 'repeated fraudulent activity'
- Last call! iPhone trade-in deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone 6/s/Plus to Gazelle
- Yahoo email surveillance linked to court order, Apple denies any similar requests
- Facebook Oculus update lowers hardware requirements, promises social experiences
- Review: U-Gym TENS unit delivers iPhone-connected relief from aches and pains
- Staples, Aeroflot & easyJet add support for Apple Pay on the Web
- First look: Elwing electric skateboard promises portable iPhone-connected city commutes
- New York rail commuters get access to Apple Pay in MTA eTix app
- Google's Pixel XL priced like Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features
- X-ray of Apple's iPhone 7 Lightning headphone adapter finds mystery circuit, likely for DAC
- Apple's Naples, Italy, iOS app development center opens, shown off in new photos
- Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report
Thursday, October 06, 2016