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Topic: General

USPTO finds Apple iPhone design patent invalid in court fight against Samsung

08/17/2015, 11:08 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month found an iPhone design patent successfully leveraged by Apple against Samsung in its first court action invalid on multiple counts, bringing Apple's $548 million damages award into question.


Apple's online store services down for some users [u]

08/17/2015, 06:08 pm

Users of Apple's online store services, which include iTunes, the iOS and Mac App Stores, the iBooks Store and Volume Purchase Program assets, saw unexpected outages on Monday due to an as-yet-unknown problem.


Apple supplier LG Display to spend $8.5B on OLED technology

08/17/2015, 12:08 pm

Korea's LG Display on Monday announced plans to spend 10 trillion won, or about $8.5 billion U.S., during the next three years on developing OLED technology, some of which could find its way into Apple hardware.


First Belgian Apple Store could open in Brussels on Sept. 19

08/17/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's first-ever Belgian store will reportedly open in Brussels on Saturday, Sept. 19, potentially just in time for the release of new iPhones and a new Apple TV.


Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ warranties ahead of 'iPhone 6s' launch

08/17/2015, 09:08 am

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.


Apple might be 'named and shamed' in Australia for avoiding taxes

08/16/2015, 07:08 pm

Apple, Google and other large multinational corporations conducting operations in Australia might soon see their annual tax payments made public as a result of a government inquiry into corporate tax dodgers.


This week on AppleInsider: Self-driving Apple Cars, Apple TV plans, corporate diversity & more

08/15/2015, 06:08 am

Groundwork continued to be laid this week for Apple's rumored Sept. 9 press event, but the news that stole the show was the revelation that Apple is not only working on an electric car, but a self-driving one, as some had speculated.


Review: iHome iSP5 SmartPlug gives dumb appliances a brain

08/14/2015, 09:08 pm

Longtime "Made for iPhone" accessory maker iHome is diverting course from its bread-and-butter bedside alarm clock/radios toward the burgeoning connected home sector. Its first product, an app-connected, HomeKit-compatible smart plug called...SmartPlug, was released Thursday and AppleInsider has the review.


Contractors stage workers' rights protests at California Apple Stores

08/14/2015, 08:08 pm

For the past couple of weeks, construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group.

36 comments gains options to restore files, contacts & calendar data

08/14/2015, 12:08 pm

Without fanfare, Apple recently updated to allow users to restore files, contacts, and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service, opening up a recovery window for mistakes.


Google's initial Android Stagefright patch inadequate, forced to issue second fix

08/14/2015, 10:08 am

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.


Apple supplier Foxconn seen cutting costs to cope with Chinese economy, slowing smartphone market

08/14/2015, 09:08 am

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- beat gross profit estimates for the June quarter, but in what may be a sign that the manufacturer cut costs to cope with weaker demand, a report said on Friday.


AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's Sept. 9 event, conventional watch sales sliding, Samsung, more

08/14/2015, 08:08 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Shane Cole and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 media event. Shane talks about Alphabet and Samsung, while Neil reviews a DJI drone. Shane, Neil and Victor also discuss Sony robot dogs, and the damage caused by counterfeit products.


Samsung denied rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

08/13/2015, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Samsung's request for an en banc review of a previous decision that kept Apple's patent infringement trial win largely intact, leaving the Supreme Court as the Korean company's last recourse.


Updated Apple diversity numbers show growth in hires of black, female, and Hispanic workers

08/13/2015, 04:08 pm

As promised, Apple on Thursday issued an updated diversity report, claiming that it hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in its history.


Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite privacy settings

08/13/2015, 03:08 pm

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.


Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay launching in the US on Sept. 28

08/13/2015, 11:08 am

At its Unpacked press event on Thursday, Samsung announced that Samsung Pay -- its answer to mobile payment systems like Apple Pay -- will launch in the U.S. on Sept. 28.


Apple making 'premium' accessory packaging mandatory at Apple Stores - report

08/13/2015, 10:08 am

Apple is reportedly beginning to enforce a mandatory policy of standardized, Apple-like product packaging for at least some third-party accessories sold in Apple Stores, according to an internal company memo.


Apple invention lets iPhone owners AirDrop encrypted data to a friend's device for safekeeping

08/13/2015, 05:08 am

According to an Apple invention published Thursday, the company is looking into forms of data sharing that would allow an iPhone owner having connectivity issues to offload files normally stored in the cloud to a "friendly device" for later retrieval.


Apple invention automatically shares photos based on facial recognition data

08/13/2015, 04:08 am

In an invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple outlines a process of identifying individuals in a digital image using facial recognition techniques and sending a copy of the photo out to those people by associating contact information pulled from an app like Contacts.