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Topic: General

Unimplemented one-handed keyboard found in Xcode iOS debugging tool

10/20/2016, 02:10 pm

Deep dives into the "iOS Simulator" embedded in Xcode has found code for a one-handed keyboard implementation dating back to iOS 8 that remains unfinished, and unimplemented by Apple.


Nintendo doubles down on portables, reveals Nintendo Switch tablet-based console

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Alongside mobile ambitions with iOS, Nintendo's new console called the "Nintendo Switch" has debuted, and a promotional video shows a Tegra-powered game console able to be hooked up to a television in a dock, with controller connectors that when connected strongly resemble the older GameVice iPad and iPhone peripheral.


Google signs up CBS for upcoming YouTube Unplugged live TV service - report

10/20/2016, 10:10 am

Google has forged a deal to carry CBS channels on its upcoming live TV streaming service, YouTube Unplugged, a report claimed on Thursday.


New Apple event invite recalls original Macintosh, iMac introductions

10/20/2016, 09:10 am

The color-splashed invite sent out to the press on Wednesday for the forthcoming Oct. 27 Apple release event uses language that Apple has used before in two other groundbreaking product debuts.


Apple replaces mechanical keyboard switches with proximity sensors in new invention

10/20/2016, 07:10 am

An Apple invention detailed in a patent application published Thursday describes a method of decoupling a keyboard's mechanical feel from its electrical functionality using proximity sensors, which allows greater customize key feedback.


Apple shows up as Mobile World Congress 2017 exhibitor, listing quickly pulled

10/19/2016, 06:10 pm

Though Apple has long sworn off trade shows, a 2017 exhibitor listing for "Apple, Inc." that popped up on -- and was just as quickly pulled from -- the official Mobile World Congress website on Wednesday suggests the company might make a showing at the expo in February.


LEGO rolls out Macs in the workplace to meet growing employee demand

10/19/2016, 03:10 pm

LEGO, founded in 1932, has modernized its IT infrastructure by integrating Mac and iOS devices into its corporate environment using Jamf's Apple device management solution.


Apple claims huge swaths of 'genuine' accessories on Amazon are counterfeit in new lawsuit [u]

10/19/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple has filed a lawsuit against a vendor called Mobile Star, accusing it of violating copyrights and trademarks by selling counterfeit accessories on Amazon and Groupon. Coincidentally, the iPhone maker claimed that a large chunk of supposedly genuine Apple accessories sold on Amazon are fake. [Updated with Amazon statement]


Apple issues fifth betas of iOS 10.1 with iPhone 7 Plus Portrait photos, macOS 10.12.1

10/19/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out new fifth beta releases of both iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1, as the company is expected to launch Portrait photo mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, as well as newly redesigned MacBook Pros, in just a matter of days.


Apple partners with home builders to accelerate HomeKit use

10/19/2016, 09:10 am

Looking to speed up adoption, Apple is partnering with various U.S. home builders to get HomeKit-ready technology installed in some homes from the start, a report said on Wednesday.


Rumors of Apple team-up with e-ink keyboard maker appear to spring from single, questionable source

10/19/2016, 09:10 am

Rumors have been flying that Apple is considering teaming up with a company building customizable keyboards with individual E-ink keys, but the claims, including alleged "confirmations," appear to spring from a single report that may be little more than self-promotion of an upcoming product.


Amazon Channels may beat Apple to offering cable-like experience

10/18/2016, 06:10 pm

Amazon's Channels program -- which allows Prime subscribers to sign up for otherwise separate video services through a single platform -- is proving surprisingly popular with streaming partners, and could evolve into a live TV service before Apple reaches that point, a report hinted on Tuesday.


Patriots head coach punting Microsoft Surface from sidelines, going back to binders

10/18/2016, 04:10 pm

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has given up on the Microsoft Surface for game planning, and has emphasized the point with a five-minute diatribe on the failings of the NFL-mandated device and associated IT nightmares.


Apple Pay on the Web payments added to QuickBooks Online service

10/18/2016, 12:10 pm

Intuit's financial management package QuickBooks Online Apple Pay feature has been activated, and will be enabled automatically for future invoices by registered users.


Samsung sets up Note 7 exchange booths at airports around the world

10/18/2016, 11:10 am

Samsung is now running exchange stations at airports around the world, hoping to catch any lingering Galaxy Note 7 owners before they get onboard a plane with the phone -- something that's now prohibited or outright illegal in some instances.


Tim Cook included in early list of potential VP candidates for Clinton campaign

10/18/2016, 10:10 am

In one of the WikiLeaks-published Podesta emails allegedly detailing the inner workings of of the Hillary Clinton election campaign, Apple CEO Tim Cook was mentioned as an early possibility for Vice President and was included in a list with Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Michael Bloomberg.


Misfit launches Phase Hybrid smartwatch, with some Apple Watch-like connectivity

10/18/2016, 09:10 am

Misfit is advancing its wearables line to compete with the Apple Watch, and has introduced the new Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch using a small color display and watch hand position to alert the user.


Angela Ahrendts interview addresses Apple retail refurb, town square concept successes

10/18/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts launched the 2016 Most Powerful Women Summit on Monday, and talked about her path leading to Apple, initial reluctance to take the job, and successes in tailoring the Apple Store experience for customers.


More reports circulate suggesting a late-October MacBook Pro, MacBook Air refresh

10/17/2016, 09:10 pm

According to "reliable sources," Apple will announce the MacBook Pro (Late 2016) model in the next few days, shipping it and a new MacBook Air before the end of October.


Apple hires Carnegie Mellon AI researcher to work on its own AI tech

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

A well-known AI researcher, Russ Salakhutdinov of Carnegie Melon University, is joining Apple to direct some of the company's own efforts in the field.