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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Masimo sues Apple over Apple Watch patents, alleged theft of trade secrets

Masimo sues Apple over Apple Watch patents, alleged theft of trade secrets

Medical technology company Masimo on Thursday filed a legal complaint claiming Apple infringes on 10 owned patents with its Apple Watch device, and stole vital trade secrets through the hiring of key personnel.

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FeatureWhen Apple introduced the iPhone, it was the 'computer for the rest of us'

When Apple introduced the iPhone, it was the 'computer for the rest of us'

On January 9, 2007, in the shadow of the CES, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. You know that it was an extraordinary and flawless demo from the outside, but what you don't remember is everything else that was launched — nor how part of the keynote did go wrong.

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Future Apple Pencil may feature full touch-sensitive controls

Future Apple Pencil may feature full touch-sensitive controls

Alongside the existing double-tap feature, Apple Pencil may gain the ability to recognize gestures such as swiping, via a more comprehensive touch-sensitive control.

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Apple sees double-digit iPhone sales growth in China

Apple sees double-digit iPhone sales growth in China

New figures estimate Apple's sales of iPhones in China grew 18.7% year over year, even though overall the region saw a decline in smartphone sales.

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Tim Cook getting award for Apple's 40 years of investment in Ireland

Tim Cook getting award for Apple's 40 years of investment in Ireland

During a visit with Ireland's prime minister, CEO Tim Cook will be given an award to mark four decades of Apple investing in the country.

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ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $300 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

Future iPhones may act as emergency beacons even without cell service

Future iPhones may act as emergency beacons even without cell service

A new patent describes multiple ways in which an iPhone could use cell signals, wi-fi or even other nearby devices to get an emergency distress beacon out, plus ways of prolonging the battery until rescue arrives.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

'Mythic Quest' creator Rob McElhenney lauds Apple contributions to creative process

'Mythic Quest' creator Rob McElhenney lauds Apple contributions to creative process

Ahead of the debut of Apple TV+ exclusive "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," the service's first comedy series, creator and star Rob McElhenney expounds on working with the tech giant as it feels its way through Hollywood.

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TiVo app for Apple TV 'in limbo' due to technical issues, strategy shift

TiVo app for Apple TV 'in limbo' due to technical issues, strategy shift

TiVo owners looking to stream live and recorded video to Apple TV through an official app could be in for a long wait, as the company on Wednesday said a tvOS version of the promised release is "in limbo."

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Apple Pay Express Transit users hit with unintended charges at New York City turnstiles

Apple Pay Express Transit users hit with unintended charges at New York City turnstiles

A small number of subway riders in New York City this week complained of a bug in Metro Transit Authority (MTA) tap-and-go turnstiles that inadvertently activates the Apple Pay Express Transit feature on user iPhones, resulting in double billing.

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CESCES 2020: Best of Health and Fitness

CES 2020: Best of Health and Fitness

A market that is continuing to grow, providers of health and fitness devices have used CES 2020 to introduce more items to help people improve their wellbeing. AppleInsider lists off some of the new electronic devices and services that aim to make people stronger and healthier.

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VideoCES Showstoppers: All the best product announcements

CES Showstoppers: All the best product announcements

ShowStoppers is yet another CES staple, and for 2020, AppleInsider was in attendance checking out more of the latest accessories that spanned impressive Mac peripherals, innovative iPhone companion screens, to new smart home accessories. Here were our favorites.

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EditorialApple shares shrug off war threat as analysts scramble to raise their targets

Apple shares shrug off war threat as analysts scramble to raise their targets

Apple shares rebounded in pre-market and regular session trading on Wednesday as investors appeared to shrug off the potential of escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

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CESCES 2020: Best of Monitors

CES 2020: Best of Monitors

Much of the CES 2020 showroom floor is dedicated to displays packing new technologies that could easily be connected to a Mac or MacBook. AppleInsider collects some of the announcements worth investigating.

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CESCES 2020: Hands on with August Wi-Fi Smart Lock with HomeKit

CES 2020: Hands on with August Wi-Fi Smart Lock with HomeKit

At the 2020 CES, August and Yale parent company Assa Abloy are debuting a large lineup of new HomeKit-enabled devices, including a new flagship August smart lock that addresses consumer's most frequent comments.

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CESCES 2020: Best of HomeKit

CES 2020: Best of HomeKit

Apple's HomeKit platform is gaining more support from smart home device producers wanting to join the growing ecosystem of inter-connected devices. Here are some of the many HomeKit-enabled devices introduced at CES 2020 with the aim of improving your home life, updated on Wednesday with more releases.

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Apple launches Shot on iPhone Night Mode photo competition

Apple launches Shot on iPhone Night Mode photo competition

Starting on Wednesday, Apple is launching an all-new Night Mode photo challenge for owners of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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CESCES 2020: Best of hard drives and SSDs

CES 2020: Best of hard drives and SSDs

Mac users who handle large files on a regular basis have the need to upgrade the amount of storage available to them over time. At CES 2020, many manufacturers offered drives and enclosures to help those with lofty storage requirements.

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Apple services had a 'landmark year,' including Apple TV+ and Apple Card

Apple services had a 'landmark year,' including Apple TV+ and Apple Card

In a roundup of 2019 Services activity, Apple has released few actual figures but emphasizes the integration of all of its offerings into its hardware.

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Apple privacy exec lauds company initiatives, defends stance on encryption

Apple privacy exec lauds company initiatives, defends stance on encryption

Jane Horvath, Apple's senior director of global privacy, took part in a privacy-centric panel at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday, where she lauded the company's initiatives to protect customer data and defended its stance on hardware encryption.

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Zagg reportedly developing charging mat inspired by Apple's failed AirPower

Zagg reportedly developing charging mat inspired by Apple's failed AirPower

Accessory maker Zagg is reportedly planning a new location agnostic wireless charging mat that makes "sweet spots" a thing of the past, technology Apple attempted to bring to market with its cancelled AirPower device.

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Foxconn says it's not withdrawing its $5B investment in India

Foxconn says it's not withdrawing its $5B investment in India

Foxconn has denied a Tuesday report claiming it was canceling investment in India valued at $5 billion, one that alleged there was an internal dispute between the iPhone assembly partner and Apple itself.

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CESCES 2020: Best of hardware, peripherals, and Mac accessories

CES 2020: Best of hardware, peripherals, and Mac accessories

If your Mac needs a bit of a boost, there are ways to add features without resorting to buying a whole new desktop or notebook. AppleInsider lists some of the bigger upgrades for your Mac launched at this year's CES.

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Apple debuts Apple TV+ 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' trailer

Apple debuts Apple TV+ 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' trailer

Apple has debuted the first trailer for "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," a comedy focused on the trials and tribulations of creating video games, giving us a sneak peek at what awaits in February.

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Sonos is suing Google for patent infringement, and wants to sue Amazon too

Sonos is suing Google for patent infringement, and wants to sue Amazon too

The speaker company Sonos says that Google "blatantly" used technology information disclosed in confidence — and that if only it could afford to, it would simultaneously sue Amazon for the same reasons.

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Samsung's designers copying Apple again in Samsung Pass icons

Samsung's designers copying Apple again in Samsung Pass icons

Glance at that Face ID icon as your phone unlocks, and see if you can spot a similarity to what Samsung has revealed as the symbol for its new Samsung Pass.

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CESCES 2020: The best AirPlay speakers, receivers, and accessories

CES 2020: The best AirPlay speakers, receivers, and accessories

Audio accessories are continuing to adopt Apple's AirPlay protocol, and this year's wave of CES 2020 launches are no exception. Here are some of the best new products announced that include AirPlay support.

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CESEve Systems launches first dedicated HomeKit Secure Video camera

Eve Systems launches first dedicated HomeKit Secure Video camera

For CES 2020, Eve Systems is launching the world's first security camera that works exclusively with HomeKit Secure Video. Eve Cam is an elegant plug-and-play camera that offers simple setup, end-to-end encryption, and full support of Apple's HomeKit Secure Video feature for storage footage.

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CESCES 2020: Best headphones and wireless earbuds

CES 2020: Best headphones and wireless earbuds

Following the popularity of the AirPods and AirPods Pro lines, accessory producers have been amping up personal audio offerings to keep up with Apple. Here are some of the many CES launches for earphones and headphones.

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Rumored 'iPhone SE 2' shown off in new renders and video

Rumored 'iPhone SE 2' shown off in new renders and video

A previously reliable source has released a series of images and a 360-degree video showing a render of what they believe the "iPhone SE 2" will look like.

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FBI again asks Apple to unlock iPhones belonging to suspected shooter

FBI again asks Apple to unlock iPhones belonging to suspected shooter

The FBI has formally asked Apple to help it unlock two iPhones reportedly belonging to the gunman who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida, in December, but Apple says it has already given all the help it can.

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Intel 'Tiger Lake' mobile processors will use new Xe GPU architecture

Intel 'Tiger Lake' mobile processors will use new Xe GPU architecture

Intel's next generation of mobile processors, codenamed "Tiger Lake," will help improve machine learning and artificial intelligence on mobile workstations, with high performance gains and a new Xe graphics architecture touted for the chip line.

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The best iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max deals

The best iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max deals

Apple's new iPhone 11 is now on sale, and we've compiled the best deals from top wireless carriers and Apple resellers to save you money on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max purchase.

CESCES 2020: Best of Wi-Fi and Networking

CES 2020: Best of Wi-Fi and Networking

Network upgrades in a home can enable better inter-device connections, faster media streaming, and make browsing better for wireless devices. Here are the best Wi-Fi and network hardware launches at CES 2020.

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Apple's iPhone XR failing on UK's O2 network - but a fix is coming

Apple's iPhone XR failing on UK's O2 network - but a fix is coming

Apple and O2 have confirmed user reports of being unable to make or receive calls, use text messages, or get a reliable 4G internet connection, exclusively on the iPhone XR.

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Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4 on way with four-times USB 3 speed

Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4 on way with four-times USB 3 speed

Intel has confirmed Thunderbolt 4 is on the way and will be supported by its processors in an upcoming generation, with the chip producer hinting at the connection's vast throughput capabilities at its annual CES presentation.

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Apple's future keyboards may employ colored backlight for user feedback

Apple's future keyboards may employ colored backlight for user feedback

While color backlit keyboards are common, Apple is researching how to use that color dynamically on individual keys to provide feedback to the user.

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CESThe best gear for Apple fans at Pepcom 2020

The best gear for Apple fans at Pepcom 2020

Pepcom brings new and exciting products across the spectrum, and there is a lot featured. We've pushed through the noise to find the best and most exciting products for Apple users being shown off. Here is the best of Pepcom at CES 2020.

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Bluetooth SIG announces LE Audio with audio sharing, performance improvements, more

Bluetooth SIG announces LE Audio with audio sharing, performance improvements, more

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) on Monday outlined LE Audio, a new Bluetooth standard that will deliver a host of features like higher audio quality, support for hearing aids and audio sharing when it debuts.

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Monday, January 06, 2020