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Qualcomm handed a defeat in European iPhone patent infringement case

10/11/2018, 11:10 am

In a first anywhere for the ongoing legal fight between Qualcomm and Apple, a Munich regional court has rendered a final judgment in a Qualcomm patent complaint against Apple, awarding victory to Apple.

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Apple Music now the official music player for music news and lyric service Genius

10/11/2018, 10:10 am

Starting on Thursday, not only will lyrics for many songs on Apple Music be provided by Genius, Apple Music subscribers who visit the service will be able to play any song in full right from the song page.

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CVS Apple Pay rollout in US complete after long struggle with CurrentC

10/11/2018, 09:10 am

U.S. pharmacy chain CVS is now offering Apple Pay nationwide, marking an important adoption milestone for both users and the platform as a whole.

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Google's Pixel 3 is a third strike for hapless HTC and LG

10/11/2018, 09:10 am

Two years of Google selling "Pixel" branded versions of HTC and LG handsets have done nothing to arrest the slide that both Android licensees are seeing in their mobile sales. Will more exclusive machine learning and artificial intelligence features on Pixel 3 models do anything to change that?

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iPhone XR launch expected to beat iPhone 8 debut in weakening China smartphone market

10/11/2018, 08:10 am

Given the weakness of Chinese device manufacturers, and a lack of innovation in new products by them, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is expecting Apple to have a good local debut in a critical October holiday period.

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Review: Jaybird's Tarah sport headphones may be the best budget option on the market

10/10/2018, 11:10 am

Jaybird's new low-cost sport headphones are so good that unless you absolutely need the best tips or battery life, they should probably be the near the top of your list.

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About a fifth of Android phone owners plan to switch to an iPhone

10/10/2018, 07:10 am

Most smartphone buyers tend to stick with the platform they're familiar with. However, new data from Merrill Lynch indicates that a large percentage of top Android brand users now intend to switch to an iPhone in their next purchase.

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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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