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Tuesday August 20

Facebook Invents a Fingertip Wearable Camera for use with...

Last month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Facebook that relates to a wearable fingertip camera that could be controlled via hand gestures. The cameras could be used to record video or broadcast video live to a user's Facebook page.

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Apple TV+ May Support Downloads for Offline Viewing, Limit...

Amid word that Apple TV+ could launch in November priced at $9.99/month, MacRumors has discovered additional tidbits within recent betas of macOS Catalina that offer further insight into how the service will work.

According to code strings found in macOS Catalina, Apple will apparently allow videos to be downloaded for offline viewing, but with limitations on the total number of downloads, downloads per show or movie, or the total number of times a show or movie can be downloaded. For example, if a user tries to download the same video on multiple devices, the Apple TV app will inform them that "To download this episode of 'The Morning Show', delete it from another device and try again," for example.

If the user reaches the total download limit they will see...

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Apple's Refurbished Store Now Offering 2019 13 and 15...

Apple today added 13 and 15-inch 2019 MacBook Pro models to its online store for refurbished products in the United States, offering the updated machines at a discount for the first time.

The MacBook Pro section of Apple's refurbished store currently features several MacBook Pro models that were first released in May of 2019, with multiple configurations available at different price points. Both stock and custom configurations are available.

All of the refurbished MacBook Pro models are discounted by right around 15 percent. For the most affordable May 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz processor and 256GB of storage, the discount...

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Nevada Shareholder Sues Apple for Breach of Fiduciary Duty...

When Apple's CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple would miss its first fiscal Quarter of 2019, it triggered as series of lawsuits. The latest lawsuit has been filed by Nevada citizen Terrence Zehrer who has been a stockholder of Apple Inc.'s since August 19, 2014. Officially, Zehrer is suing certain of Apple's officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duty, waste of corporate assets, unjust enrichment, and indemnification and contribution, in connection with the Individual Defendants' responsibility for ensnaring Apple in an unlawful scheme. These wrongs resulted in billions of dollars in damages to Apple's reputation, goodwill, and standing in the business community.

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Facebook is attempting to Match Apple's focus on Priv...

Facebook is giving users more information about the outside apps and websites that send information about their activity back to Facebook — and a way to disconnect that kind of information from their account. If users decide to clear that off-Facebook activity, Facebook won’t able to use it to target ads at them.

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Apple Arcade Games Leaked in Hands-On Video Ahead of Fall...

Apple Arcade is set to launch this fall, providing iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV users with access to a library of over 100 games on a subscription basis, with no ads or additional in-app purchases.

Last week, 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo managed to gain access to an internal early access program for Apple Arcade intended for Apple employees. This has led to many details about the service leaking out, including its likely price of $4.99 per month with a one-month free trial in the United States.

Now, 9to5Mac's Jeff Benjamin has shared a video in which he goes...

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Apple Officially launched Apple Card for all US customers...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "Goldman Sachs officially became a Cred-Card Lender Today and the CEO told Employees that Apple Card is Big but only the Beginning." Goldman Sachs became a Credit-Card lender today because Apple officially launched the Apple Card starting with the U.S. customers only.

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Apple's Health Team Reportedly Facing Disagreements O...

Apple's health team has faced a series of "high-profile departures" in the past year due to internal disagreements about direction, according to CNBC's Christina Farr, who cites multiple people familiar with the matter.

The report explains that some Apple employees feel the company could be taking on more ambitious health-related projects like a telemedicine service or simplified insurance billing, while others are satisfied with Apple's focus on wellness and prevention like its ECG app for the Apple Watch:Tension has been increasing in the health care team in recent months, according to eight people familiar with the situation, although that undercurrent started several years ago. Some employees have become disillusioned with the group's culture, where some have thrived while others feel...

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Goldman Sachs officially became a Cred-Card Lender Today a...

On August fifth Patently Apple posted a report titled "Goldman Sachs is Banking on 900 Million+ Apple Customers to buy nice expensive Apple Products this fall with Apple Card." Today Goldman Sachs Group officially became a credit-card lender by rolling out its first product with Apple but the bank has aspirations to grow much bigger in consumer lending

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Apple's Health Team has Faced a Series of Departures...

A new report this morning claims that Apple’s health team has seen a slew of departures in the past year after a series of leadership changes and internal disagreements about direction.

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Apple was Granted 53 Patents Today Covering iDevices with...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple 53 newly granted patents today. In this report we primarily cover Apple's work on allowing users to working on their iDevices in the rain or other wet environment. We also cover Apple's design patent for the older iPhone Touch with Loop attachment. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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Apple wins two more Project Titan Patents covering a Vehic...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple 53 newly granted patents today. In this report we cover two Apple inventions relating to Project Titan. The first patent covers vehicle stability control systems while the second patent covers doors with adaptive positioning wherein the doors slide left and right to open instead of traditional door that swing open.

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Apple Card Extending 3% Daily Cash to More Merchants, Star...

Timed with the Apple Card launching widely in the United States today, Apple has announced that customers will now receive three percent Daily Cash when they use the Apple Card with Apple Pay for Uber and Uber Eats purchases.

Apple says additional merchants and apps will begin to offer three percent Daily Cash in the coming months.

The three percent reward was initially limited to purchases made directly with Apple, including at Apple Stores,, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and for services like...

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Apple Card Now Available to All Customers in United States

Apple Card, the Apple-branded credit card that Apple is launching in partnership with Goldman Sachs, is available for everyone in the U.S. starting today following a preview period that launched a few weeks ago for some customers.

Potential customers can apply for the Apple Card using the Wallet app, and after approval, can begin using the digital portion of the card for online and Apple Pay purchases immediately.

Apple Card availability is subject to approval, and customers need to qualify for Apple Card similar to any other credit card. Apple Card offers an APR between 12.99 and 23.99 percent based on credit score.

Apple will ship a physical titanium credit card to Apple Card users within a few days, providing an actual card for traditional...

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Apple Claiming to have Created 325,000 Jobs in Korea has s...

On August 15 Apple posted a report about being responsible for creating and supporting 2.4 million US Jobs across all 50 states. Apple then decided to post another such report yesterday, this time about how they and their partners were responsible for creating 350,000 jobs in Korea. Apple's claim had some of their competitors heads pop and a Korean tech report today has set off a fire storm claiming that Apple's numbers are vastly bloated.

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Apple Pay Now Available to Danske Bank Customers

Danske Bank, the largest bank in Denmark, today announced it now offers Apple Pay.

Apple Pay is now available to all Danske Bank personal and business customers in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway, with support for both Visa and Mastercard cards. To set up a card with Apple Pay, open the Wallet app on a compatible iPhone and tap the plus button in the top-right corner.

Once activated, Danske Bank cardholders can use their iPhone or Apple Watch to make purchases at stores that accept contactless payments, as well as on websites and in apps that accept Apple Pay.

Apple Pay launched in Denmark in October 2017, and with Danske Bank now on board, an additional 2.7 million customers now have access to the service in the Nordic region. Apple Pay will be...

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LG Innotek begins production of iPhone Camera Modules with...

LG Innotek started the production of camera modules that will go into next-gen iPhones. Apple is the biggest customer for LG Innotek as it is responsible for large percentage of LG Innotek’s sales.

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Porsche Taycan EV to Include Integrated Apple Music App

Porsche has partnered with Apple to integrate Apple Music into its forthcoming Taycan EV, the German car manufacturer revealed on Monday (via TechCrunch).

The announcement means owners of the all-electric sports car will be able to access Apple's music streaming service via the car's touchscreen infotainment display without having to connect a smartphone.

This is the first time Apple Music will be available as a native app in any vehicle. Previously the only way to access the service was by pairing a phone via Apple's proprietary CarPlay dash interface.

Porsche says CarPlay will also be included in the Taycan EV, but customers will get direct access to Apple Music's library of songs, curated playlists, and Beats 1 radio...

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Alexa to Support Apple Music Streaming in Germany From Tod...

Apple Music will be available to stream on German Echo devices via Alexa from today, reports regional tech blog

We've not received official confirmation, but if Germany's Alexa rollout follows a similar pattern to other countries, it should mean Apple Music subscribers who own an Echo device, Amazon Fire TV, or Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker will soon be able ask Alexa to play songs, artists, playlists, and more from Apple Music.

This functionality first launched in the United States in December of last year before expanding to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New...

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Monday August 19

Apple Spending Over $6 Billion on Original Content for App...

Apple has spent over $6 billion for original TV shows and movies for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, set to launch later this year.

Apple originally set a budget of $1 billion for Apple TV+ execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who head up the project, but according to a source that spoke to The Financial Times, that budget has now grown to more than $6 billion.

Hundreds of millions of dollars alone have been spent on "The Morning Show," one of the most high-profile shows that will be a part of Apple TV+. "The Morning Show" stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. Previous rumors have suggested that Aniston and Witherspoon earn $1.15...

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Apple Celebrates America’s National Parks 103rd Birthday

Ahead of the 103rd anniversary of the US National Park Service, Apple today introduced new ways customers can enjoy and support America’s parks, including an Apple Pay donation program...

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Apple Joins the 'Business Roundtable' in Redefin...

Apple Joins the 'Business Roundtable' in Redefining the Purpose of a Corporation. America’s economic model, which is based on freedom, liberty and other enduring principles of our democracy, has raised standards of living for generations, while promoting competition, consumer choice and innovation. America’s businesses have been a critical engine to its success.

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Apple Celebrating National Parks in August With Donations,...

Apple today announced that it is celebrating America's national parks in August ahead of the 103rd anniversary of the US National Park Service, introducing new parks-related content to encourage park attendance.

"The beauty in our parks is obvious to all observers but their most profound contribution is to our spirit," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We are proud to support them."As announced over the weekend, from August 17 to August 25, Apple is making a $10 donation to the National Park Foundation for each purchase made with Apple Pay at an Apple Store,, or the Apple Store app in the United States.

Apple says that its donations will help support programs across the United States designed to help connect young people who wouldn't...

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Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Catalina to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing purposes, more than two weeks after seeding the fifth macOS Catalina beta and over a month after the new Mac operating system update was first unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

The new macOS Catalina beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. As with all new betas, macOS Catalina should not be installed on a primary machine because it is early release software and has bugs.

macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app, splitting it into Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. The Apple Music and Apple Podcasts apps are available now, while the...

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Powerbeats Pro in Ivory, Moss, and Navy Available for Pre-...

Apple plans to start selling Powerbeats Pro in Ivory, Moss, and Navy starting starting on August 22 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time from the online Apple Store.

After orders for the new colors open on August 22, Apple plans to ship the headphones out on August 30, the same day the Powerbeats Pro will be available in retail stores.

Apple started selling Powerbeats Pro in May after introducing them in April, but only the black color was available at launch. Apple said that it would make the other colors available at a later date.

Powerbeats Pro are a wire-free version of Apple's popular fitness-oriented Powerbeats earbuds. Like the AirPods, Powerbeats Pro feature a dedicated charging case that offers 24 hours of battery life and an H1 chip for fast connectivity to your devices, device...

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Apple Files Trademarks for the Claris Figurative Logo alon...

Apple Files Trademarks for the Claris Figurative Logo along with 'MPX' & 'MPX Module' Related to the new Mac Pro in the U.S. and Hong Kong

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Apple to Charge $4.99 Per Month for Apple Arcade

Apple is going to charge $4.99 per month, according to details about the service discovered by 9to5Mac. Screenshots of an early Apple Arcade test were found over the weekend, and now prospective pricing has also been leaked.

The $4.99 price point is apparently listed in one of the APIs used in the App Store app. A promotional message says that Apple Arcade will cost $4.99 per month, with one-month free trial available.

Apple previously said that the monthly subscription price for Apple Arcade will provide access to all members of the family who participate in Family Sharing, which means that up to six people will be able to play games for the $4.99 fee.

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Apple Accidentally Unpatches Vulnerability, Leading to New...

Apple in iOS 12.4 mistakenly unpatched a vulnerability that was fixed in the iOS 12.3 update, leading to a new jailbreak available for iOS 12.4 devices, reports Motherboard.

Hackers discovered the vulnerability over the weekend and Pwn20wnd created a publicly available, free jailbreak that works on devices running the latest version of iOS or any version of iOS below iOS 12.3.

Most jailbreak code is kept private to keep Apple from patching it, so this is the first time that a public jailbreak has been available in a while. It was apparently discovered when a user tested an older jailbreak on iOS 12.4 and found the patch had been reverted.

Security researcher Jonathan Levin told Motherboard that the accidental vulnerability also once again makes iPhone users vulnerable...

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The Second Trailer for the "The Morning Show" Se...

Last Monday Apple provided a rather weak first teaser for the their upcoming the "The Morning Show" series starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon. One week later and Apple has provided a second teaser of the show in much more detail.

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Apple Tells South Koreans that they along with Local Partn...

After Apple's CEO expressed fear to U.S. President Trump over a small tariff that would seemingly give Samsung a clear advantage over Apple, the company is showing their strength and confidence in the South Korean market by promoting a webpage dedicated to communicating to South Koreans that Apple has now created 325,000 jobs in their country; a commitment to the South Korean economy.

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Apple Shares First Full Trailer For 'The Morning Show...

After posting a brief teaser last week, Apple today shared the first official trailer for "The Morning Show" starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell.

The trailer provides the first glimpse at each character on the show, which centers around a struggle for power behind the scenes of a network news show.

Aniston plays one of the anchors of The Morning Show, while Carell plays a former anchor who was fired following accusations made against him on the show. The trailer also reveals that Witherspoon will play a reporter who begins rising up the ranks, potentially threatening Aniston's job.

"The Morning Show" will launch this fall on Apple TV+, but Apple hasn't yet provided a release date for its new streaming service. There are quite a few other shows that will be coming out on the platform, all of...

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Apple's CEO Exposes Fear of Samsung

For years we heard Apple's CEO tell his faithful fans that Android fans were switching to the iPhone? Android fans were obviously willing to pay more for an iPhone to get a smartphone with great software and superior experience. But now we're to believe that a 10% tariff is going to significantly hurt Apple and that Samsung will be the big winner.

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Apple Has 500 Employees in Korea, Supports 325,000 Jobs in...

Apple today revealed job creation figures in South Korea for the first time since entering the country two decades ago, as noted by The Korea Herald.

In a new page on its website, Apple says it has created and supports 325,000 jobs in South Korea, including 500 direct employees, 125,000 jobs through partners in the country like component manufacturers and product distributors, and 200,000 jobs through the App Store ecosystem.

Apple's direct employees in the country include designers, customer service representatives, marketing specialists, hardware and software engineers, and retail staff at its Garosugil store in Seoul.

Apple adds that Korean developers have earned 4.7 trillion won in worldwide revenue through the App Store since 2008.

Last week, Apple claimed that...

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Sunday August 18

Trump Says Tim Cook Made 'Good Case' That Tariff...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. President Donald Trump met for dinner on Friday evening, and Trump has since told reporters that the two discussed the impact of U.S. tariffs on Apple products imported from China.

Melania Trump, Donald Trump, and Tim Cook in August 2018

Trump said Cook "made a good case" that tariffs could put Apple at a disadvantage given that rival Samsung's products would be less impacted by the tariffs, according to Reuters. "I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I'm thinking about it," Trump said, speaking at an airport in Morristown, New Jersey.

The U.S. plans to impose an additional 10 percent tariff on approximately $300 billion of Chinese...

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Saturday August 17

The Hong Kong Patent Office Granted Apple 8 Apple Watch UI...

Late yesterday Apple was granted a series of nine design patents from the Hong Kong Patent Office. Eight of the design patents cover Apple Watch User Interfaces relating to Apple Watch Series 4. The ninth design patent covers an Adapter.

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Apple Employees Testing Apple Arcade Ahead of Launch

Apple Arcade, Apple's upcoming subscription-based gaming service, was first introduced in March and is set to launch this fall.

Ahead of the upcoming launch, Apple has debuted an early access program for its employees, with screenshots and details shared by 9to5Mac this morning. Apple employees are able to access Apple Arcade for $0.49 per month, with a one month free trial available.

Apple Arcade games will be available on the Mac, iOS App Store, and Apple TV, with the screenshots shared today sourced from the Mac App Store. The Apple Arcade tab in Apple's App Stores will feature a selection of...

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After Apple's Announcement of Investing more in Ameri...

Apple's CEO had dinner at the White House on Friday. President Trump announced it on his twitter site earler that day. Cook has had several such dinners with the President this year, according to many sources.

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New Ceramic and Titanium Apple Watch Models Uncovered in w...

New leaked assets from the watchOS 6 beta suggest Apple plans to launch new ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models as early as next month.

Discovered by iHelpBR, the assets belong to the initial Apple Watch setup screen animation, which resembles the rear design of the watch including the model type and the words "Designed by Apple in California."

The firmware assets clearly reference a 44mm titanium case and a 44mm ceramic case. iHelpBR has also found analogous assets for the 40mm size Apple Watch model.

Back in February, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Apple would introduce a "new ceramic casing...

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Apple is in the Process of Challenging Patent Claims of a...

Yesterday a camera centric website posted a report about Apple having filed two petitions with the US Patent Office regarding Red Digital Camera's granted patent number 9,245,314 titled "Video Camera." Apple establishes a reasonable likelihood that the patent claims #1-30 of that patent are unpatentable.

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Friday August 16

App Developers Claim Apple's iOS 13 Location Tracking...

Apple in iOS 13 made changes to the way location tracking permissions work, and there's no longer an option for apps to ask to "Always Allow" location tracking.

Instead, Apple allows users to select "Allow While Using the App," "Allow Once," or "Don't Allow," which some app creators have taken offense to. The leaders of seven companies that make apps for iOS devices banded together to write an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak out about the changes, with the details shared by The Information.

There's no longer an "Always Allow" option on privacy popups in iOS 13 for enabling permanent location access

The companies that wrote to Cook are upset that there's no longer a readily available "Always Allow" option. Users...

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Hands-On With CarPlay in iOS 13: Everything That's Ne...

Along with many new features for the iPhone and the iPad, iOS 13 brings updates to CarPlay, overhauling the interface for the first time in years and adding useful new functionality.

In our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with CarPlay in iOS 13 to give MacRumors readers an idea of what's new with Apple's in-car platform.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

CarPlay in iOS 13 has a redesigned and revamped Home screen with new table views, rounded corners, and an updated Home button that swaps between a dashboard icon and an app row icon depending on what app you're using.

The new tile-like user interface displays the Maps app, Shortcuts,...

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Kuo: Apple Watch Series 5 Lineup to Launch in Fall With OL...

Japan Display will supply OLED displays for new Apple Watch Series 5 models slated to launch in the second half of 2019, according to the latest prediction from well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note with TF International Securities shared with Chinese media outlets today, Kuo forecasted that Japan Display will gradually increase its proportion of OLED display orders for the Apple Watch, starting with 15-20 percent of orders in 2019 and reaching 70-80 percent in 2021.

Kuo believes that Apple will also gradually increase the proportion of LG's supply of OLED displays for iPhones, and tap Chinese manufacturer BOE as an additional supplier, in a bid to diversify its supply chain.

Apple Watch Series 5...

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Apple's €13 Billion Battle with the European Union wi...

Three years ago Patently Apple posted a report titled "The EU Commission Penalizes Apple with the Largest Corporate Tax Bill on Record." The report noted that "The commission's investigation concluded that Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to Apple, which enabled it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years." It's being reported today that Apple's 13 billion-euro ($14.4 billion) battle with the European Union ...

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Thursday August 15

HomePod Launching in Japan and Taiwan on August 23, Pre-Or...

Apple's HomePod is set to launch in Japan and Taiwan next week, on Friday, August 23, Apple announced today. Ahead of the launch, Apple is accepting pre-orders through its online stores in Japan and Taiwan.

The HomePod is available for ¥32,800 in Japan and NT$9,900 in Taiwan, which is $10 to $15 higher than the price in the U.S. When the HomePod first launched in the United States in 2018, it was priced at $349, but the price was lowered to $299 in April of this year.

Apple announced plans to expand the HomePod to Japan and Taiwan earlier this summer, and added support for the new...

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Apple Files a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against Virtu...

While it's actually rare to read about Apple suing a company, today Apple has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against virtualization software company Corellium. According to Apple's opening line in their complaint before the court, "This is a straightforward case of infringement of highly valuable copyrighted works."

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A new Canalys Report bends the Statistics to take Apple ou...

Earlier today Canalys posted a report titled "Chinese Smartphone Brands take 62% of Southeast Asia's 30.7 million shipments." While there's no doubt that Chinese smartphone vendors (Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Huawei) collectively own Southeast Asian market that includes Thailand, Vietnam, the Phillippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, the purposeful exclusion of Apple taints Canalys report.

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Apple Files Lawsuit Against Virtualization Company Corelli...

Apple today filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS. Corellium describes itself as the "first and only platform" that offers iOS, Android, and Linux virtualization on ARM.

In the lawsuit, filed today in the Southern District of Florida, Apple accuses Corellium of copyright infringement for illegally replicating the operating system and applications that run on the iPhone and the iPad.

A virtual iPhone on Corellium's website used as evidence in Apple's lawsuit against the companyCorellium's business is based entirely on commercializing the illegal replication of the copyrighted operating system and applications that run on Apple's iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices. The product Corellium offers is a "virtual" version of Apple mobile hardware products, accessible to anyone with a web browser.


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Apple Files Lawsuit Against Virtualization Company Corelli...

Apple today filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS. Corellium describes itself as the "first and only platform" that offers iOS, Android, and Linux virtualization on ARM.

In the lawsuit, filed today in the Southern District of Florida, Apple accuses Corellium of copyright infringement for illegally replicating the operating system and applications that run on the iPhone and the iPad.

A virtual iPhone on Corellium's website used as evidence in Apple's lawsuit against the companyCorellium's business is based entirely on commercializing the illegal replication of the copyrighted operating system and applications that run on Apple's iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices. The product Corellium offers is a "virtual" version of Apple mobile hardware products, accessible to anyone with a web browser.


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China's Government and Tech Fans alike are Furious ov...

When the U.S. blacklisted 67 Huawei affiliates, China was not happy in the least. Now China is furious with Huawei. Not over products but for being politically incorrect. It's being reported today that Huawei Technologies was under pressure Thursday to apologize for implying Taiwan was independent from China in its smartphone settings after calls for a boycott forced the Chinese...

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Apple Reveals that they're responsible for Creating a...

Apple directly employs 90,000 employees in all 50 states today, putting the company on track to create 20,000 new jobs across the US by 2023. Our report touches on some of the positive notes related to Apple's investment in American jobs

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Apple Touts U.S. Impact of 2.4 Million Jobs

Apple is directly or indirectly responsible for creating a total of 2.4 million jobs in the United States, the company announced today.

Apple says that this is four times the number of American jobs that were attributable to the company compared to eight years ago, and that it is on pace to directly contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy as announced last year.

That 2.4 million figure includes Apple's own employees and those at U.S. companies that create components for Apple devices or otherwise work at Apple, such as battery testing company Maccor and modem company Broadcom, which has a manufacturing facility in Colorado.

Apple also works with Texas company Finisar, and since getting $390 million as part of Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Finisar is on track to fill 500 full-time positions. Finisar will soon begin shipping the VCSELs used to...

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New Flagship Apple Store Opening in Zurich Switzerland

Apple is withdrawing its flagship store in Zurich from Bahnhofstrasse and will be greeting customers on August ....

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New iPhones to Debut on September 10 According to File Fou...

Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 13, and an image hidden within the update suggest Apple is going to hold an event to show off new iPhones on Tuesday, September 10.

An iOS 13 screenshot in the beta, covertly named "HoldForRelease," features the Calendar app with the date set to Tuesday the 10th.

The screenshot was originally found by iHelpBR, and the site points out that a similar screenshot was found last year ahead of the September 12 iPhone event with a September 12 date.

September 10 is a very likely date for the iPhone event based on the dates of past iPhone events, and we would be surprised were it not held on that date. Almost all iPhone events in recent...

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Siri Answers 83% of Questions Correctly in Test, Beating A...

In an annual test comparing Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa on smartphones, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster found that Siri was able to correctly answer 83 percent of questions, beating Alexa but trailing behind Google Assistant.

Munster asked each digital assistant 800 questions during the test to compare how each one responded. Alexa answered 79.8 percent of questions correctly, while Google Assistant answered 92.9 percent of questions correctly.

Compared to last year, Siri has seen improvement. During the July 2018 test, Siri answered 79 percent of questions correctly compared to the 83 percent of questions answered right this time around. Alexa last year was at 61 percent while Google Assistant was at 86, so there have been digital voice assistant improvements across the board.

This test covered smartphones specifically, comparing iPhones and Android devices. Munster says that smartphones were isolated...

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Siri Answers 83% of Questions Correctly in Test, Beating A...

In an annual test comparing Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa on smartphones, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster found that Siri was able to correctly answer 83 percent of questions, beating Alexa but trailing behind Google Assistant.

Munster asked each digital assistant 800 questions during the test to compare how each one responded. Alexa answered 79.8 percent of questions correctly, while Google Assistant answered 92.9 percent of questions correctly.

Compared to last year, Siri has seen improvement. During the July 2018 test, Siri answered 79 percent of questions correctly compared to the 83 percent of questions answered right this time around. Alexa last year was at 61 percent while Google Assistant was at 86, so there have been digital voice assistant improvements across the board.

This test covered smartphones specifically, comparing iPhones and Android devices. Munster says that smartphones were isolated...

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What's New in iOS 13 Beta 7

Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 13 to developers, bringing new bug fixes and refining iOS 13 and iPadOS features introduced in previous betas.

Now that we're up to the seventh beta, changes and tweaks are getting much more minor, but there are still a few new things worth noting.

- Folders - Folder backgrounds are once again gray, with changes made in the previous beta reverted.

- Dark Mode - The Dark Mode Control Center widget wording has been tweaked. Instead of saying Light Appearance or Dark Appearance, it now says Light Mode or Dark Mode.

- Deleting Attachments in Messages - You can once again delete photo and other attachments from Messages. In a conversation, tap on the "i" and long press on a photo, link, or...

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Apple Seeds Seventh Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Develope...

Apple today seeded the seventh betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the sixth betas and two months after unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers will need to download the profile for the iOS 13 and iPadOS betas from Apple's Developer Center. This beta, like earlier betas, can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper profile has been installed.

Apple split iOS 13 and iPadOS into separate updates in 2019, one designed for iPhone and one designed for iPad. iPadOS is identical to iOS 13 in almost every way, though there are some iPad-specific features such as new multitasking capabilities. For the most part, the...

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Apple Watch Remains the Clear Leader in North America with...

During Apple's fiscal Q3 financial conference call, Apple's CEO stated that "it was another sensational quarter for wearables, with growth near 50%. A new statistical report today shows that Apple Watch in North America ...

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Apple Store in Zurich Moving to New Location on August 31

Apple today announced that its retail store in Zurich, the most populous city in Switzerland, will be moving at the end of the month.

Apple's upcoming store at Rennweg 43 via MacPrime

As noted by Swiss blog MacPrime, Apple Bahnhofstrasse will be relocating to Rennweg 43 on Saturday, August 31, just down the street from its current Bahnhofstrasse 77 address. The new store will still be just steps away from Bahnhofstrasse, a main downtown street in Zurich known for shopping.

Apple Bahnhofstrasse originally opened in 2009. Apple has three other stores in Switzerland in Basel, Geneva, and the outskirts of Zurich.

The move was highlighted by Storeteller on Twitter.

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The U.S. Patent Office Published a series of Five 5G Relat...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of Apple 5G related patent applications that may end up in future Apple iDevices.

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Apple Reportedly Seeking Large Office Space in New York Ci...

Apple is searching for a large office in Manhattan with between 200,000 and 500,000 square feet of space, according to New York real estate site The Real Deal. One source cited in the report believes Apple may end up securing up to 750,000 square feet of space, suitable for up to 5,000 employees by rule of thumb.

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The report, highlighted by Cult of Mac, claims Apple has considered a range of properties such as 50 Hudson Yards, One Madison Avenue, and the under-redevelopment James A. Farley Building on Eighth Avenue.

While other tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon each have a sizable presence in New York City, Apple has leased a smaller 45,000-square-foot office on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron...

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Corephotonics Sues Apple Again Over Dual-Lens Cameras in i...

Update: Corephotonics has filed an additional lawsuit against Apple in August 2019, alleging that the dual-lens camera systems in the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max infringe on 10 of its patents.

Original story from November 2017 follows.

Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe upon four of its patents.

The patents, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between November 2013 and June 2016, relate to dual-lens camera technologies appropriate for smartphones, including optical zoom and a mini telephoto lens assembly.

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Israel's Corephotonics Files Third Patent Infringemen...

Patently Apple posted a report in Q4 2017 titled "One of the Pioneers in Dual Camera Technologies Corephotonics Sues Apple on Four Counts of Patent Infringement."Then in 2018 Corephotonics filed a second patent infringement case against Apple and expanded Apple's infringing products to include iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Yesterday Corephotonics filed their third patent infringement case against Apple ...

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Wednesday August 14

Apple Remains one of the Top Inventors by Patent Statistic...

Apple is one of the top U.S. tech firms and like with all great companies filing and winning patents is key to protecting their innovations. Two statistical charts have been published this year showing Apple's status in both filing and winning patents.

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New Survey Shows Apple Fans and Consumers in General have...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "UBS Survey Shows Consumers are willing to pay a Premium for a Foldable Smartphone with Apple Fans willing to pay the most." Today a new survey was published that actually shows that Apple fans and women are actually quite negative on folding smartphones.

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Apple Details Why Some Apple Card Applicants Might Get Dec...

Apple last week announced an Apple Card Preview period and has since been rolling out Apple Card availability to many iPhone users ahead of a wider launch.

Apple aimed to make the Apple Card available to as many people as possible and there have been reports of people with credit scores in the 600s being approved, but there are still reasons why someone might get denied.

In a new support document shared today, Apple outlines the various reasons why someone might be declined, including low credit score, frequent credit card applications, heavy debt and low income, tax liens, bankruptcy, property repossession, past due debt obligations, a recent checking account closure by a bank, past due medical debt, and more.

Apple's support document has a detailed list of explanations for those who were declined, and when you apply for Apple Card, if you are...

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Apple on iPhone Battery Locking Issue: We Want to Make Sur...

Last week, iPhone repair site iFixit highlighted a new iPhone feature described as a "dormant software lock" designed to prevent customers who get unauthorized battery repairs from seeing the battery health of their devices.

On an iPhone XS, XS Max, or iPhone XR, getting a repair from a non-Apple authorized source results in a message that says "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine battery," with the iPhone refusing to display battery health information.

Apple today provided a statement on the issue to iMore, confirming that it did indeed introduce "a new feature" last year that brings up the aforementioned message when a non-authorized battery repair is made,...

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Rumor claims that Apple is in Discussions with Spotify abo...

It's being reported today that Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming service, is currently in discussions with Apple to allow iPhone users to access Siri when using Spotify to play songs, playlists and albums.

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2019 iPhones Won't Have 'iPhone' on the Bac...

We're likely less than a month away from a trio of new iPhones, and ahead of time, an anonymous user claiming to be a Foxconn factory worker in China has shared alleged details about the upcoming devices on Chinese question-and-answer site Zhihu. The list was posted July 30 and surfaced on Slashleaks today.

While many of the details in the list have already been rumored, or at the very least sound plausible, this information is unverified and obviously could be faked. In other words, keep your expectations in check.

Starting with design, the alleged Foxconn worker claims at least one of the new iPhones will be available in an all-new new dark green color. This lines up with a previous report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara that claimed the next iPhone XR...

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With Syntiant AI Chips OEMs will be able to offer 'Al...

Currently Apple has the lead in wearables that offer access to their digital assistant Siri, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and Apple TV Remote. Siri also works on Macs. Amazon is now out to take on Apple's Siri on more devices later this year and beyond with advanced new AI processors by Syntiant.

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PSA: Apple Email Asks Users Who Signed Up for Apple Card I...

Apple customers who registered their interest in gaining early access to Apple Card were left confused last night after receiving an email from Apple asking for their Apple ID, despite having already provided it.

Since early August, Apple users have been signing up on Apple's website to be notified early about the release of Apple Card. Apple has since sent out email invitations for an "Apple Card Preview" to some of those customers. However, it looks as though an error has cropped up in Apple's invite system as the second wave of customers starts to be processed.

The latest Apple email sent out to customers claims that their "early-access invitation is waiting," but that the email address they used when they originally signed up for an Apple Card invite doesn't match an existing...

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Tuesday August 13

Parallels has Launched their new 'Desktop 15 for Mac...

If Mac users still need to use Microsoft Windows 10 for work, then be aware that Parallels launched the new 'Desktop 15 for Mac' earlier today.

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The FAA is Following Europe's Lead in Banning Certain...

Late today a report is claiming that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple's MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units which had batteries posing fire risks.

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As Apple prepares to Launch Apple TV+, Viacom and CBS Reac...

Shari Redstone who is Chairwoman of Viacom and CBC was hobnobbing with industry executives including Apple's CEO at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Idaho last month. Ms Redstone is seen in our cover photo above wearing her Apple Watch. CBS All Access is now available on Apple TV, so to a certain extent Apple and CBS have a positive relationship. Yet with that said, business is business ...

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Recalled 2015 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models With Faulty Batte...

Following a recall initiated by Apple, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned mid-2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models with faulty batteries from flights, reports Bloomberg.

Apple in June announced a voluntary recall and replacement program for 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between September 2015 and February 2017 as these models may contain batteries that can overheat and pose a fire safety risk.

In a statement to Bloomberg, the Federal Aviation Administration said that major U.S. airlines have been notified about the recall and have been instructed to follow guidelines for goods with recalled batteries.

That means affected Apple laptops that have not received...

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FTC Chairman Hints that Acquisitions made by Silicon Valle...

Silicon Valley companies are under the microscope in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere around the globe. The EU is still investigating Apple's App Store, Japan's FTC is investigating Apple allegedly abusing its power in violation of anti-monopoly rules. Today we're learning that the FTC Chairman reportedly stated that ...

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Hands-On With Apple Card

Apple last week began allowing some iPhone users to sign up for Apple Card as part of a limited test ahead of a wider launch, and we got our hands on one of the new cards.

In our latest YouTube video, we highlight the Apple Card sign up process, how it works, what it looks like, and how the titanium card feels in person for those who haven't yet had a chance to sign up.

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Apple Card, which Apple created in partnership with Goldman Sachs, is a credit card that's designed to be simple, straightforward, and easy to use, making it ideal for those who are new to credit cards or who are looking for something no-frills that's easy to understand.

Signing up for Apple Card can be done in the Wallet app, and the entire process takes just a couple of minutes from...

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Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Messenger Voice Ch...

Facebook paid “hundreds of outside contractors” to transcribe user audio clips from its Messenger app, reports Bloomberg.

Employees who worked on the transcription were not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained, nor were they told why Facebook needs conversations transcribed.

Facebook says that while it had indeed been transcribing audio, it no longer plans to do so. "We paused human review of audio more than a week ago,” Facebook told Bloomberg.

Facebook’s decision to pause its audio transcribing comes following scrutiny of human review programs from Apple, Amazon, and Google. The three companies use employees to review voice assistant requests and accidental activations for improvement purposes.


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Spotify and Apple in Talks to Let Siri Play Spotify Conten...

Spotify and Apple are in talks over a potential "truce" that would allow Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums from Spotify via voice commands from iPhone users, reports The Information.

Apple in iOS 13 is introducing SiriKit changes that will allow Siri to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, and radio from third-party apps, which seems to be the feature that the two companies have been discussing.

The SiriKit changes will let Spotify and other developers build Siri support into their apps, letting users control audio playback with Siri commands. Users will be able to use commands like "Hey Siri, play Fleetwood Mac from Spotify" to access Spotify...

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More than 100,000 University Students will be able to carr...

In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will enjoy the ease and convenience of carrying their student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont ....

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Apple Expanding Contactless Student ID Cards to 12 More Un...

Apple today announced that students at 12 additional universities will be able to add their student IDs to the Wallet app in the coming school year, allowing them to get around campus and make purchases using an iPhone or Apple Watch.

The expansion includes Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama, and Chowan University.

Students simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted — on and off campus. An optional Express Mode bypasses the need to authenticate with Face ID,...

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Salmon Gold from Alaska, British Columbia and Yukon will e...

RESOLVE is a nonprofit organization tackling some of the planet’s most critical challenges through innovative, unexpected partnerships like one with Apple who is committed to have Salmon Gold enter their supply chain ...

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Apple's Stock Surges After U.S. Delays Additional 10%...

Apple's stock has surged around five percent after the United States Trade Representative announced that an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports will be delayed to December 15 for products such as cell phones, laptop computers, and monitors, per CNBC.

Moreover, the USTR said certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on "health, safety, national security and other factors" and will not be subject to the additional tariff of 10 percent whatsoever. It is unclear if this decision applies to any Apple products or accessories.

BREAKING: Stocks jump to session highs, Apple surges more than 4.5% after USTR removes...

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Apple Won 52 Patents Today Covering a Feature of the Apple...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple 52 newly granted patents today. Our final granted patent report of the day covers two main patents. The first covers a capacitive gap sensor for the Apple Watch's digital crown. The second covers an iPhone heat dissipation case. Apple also won a design patent relating to iPhone x and more

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Apple Partners With RESOLVE in Effort to Source Gold From...

Apple today announced it has partnered with non-profit organization RESOLVE to seek out innovative ways to source gold responsibly.

The problem: gold mining operations in Alaska and the Yukon region have resulted in a reduction in the salmon population in the creeks and streams being mined. RESOLVE's solution: combine mining with habitat restoration to improve the streams so that salmon and other species of fish return.

To accomplish this, RESOLVE introduced the "Salmon Gold" program in 2017 to connect local placer miners with environmentalists and government agencies in an effort to reverse the damage done from historic mining in the region.

Apple, which uses small amounts of gold for certain components in its products, says it will begin sourcing gold from miners participating in the program. This fall, Apple says...

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Apple Wins Patent for a Gaze Tracking System that could ap...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single granted patent relating to a gaze tracking system for a mixed reality (MR) headset and a host of other devices.

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Parallels Desktop 15 Switches to Apple's Metal Graphi...

Parallels today announced version 15 of its desktop virtualization software for Mac, offering DirectX 11 support via Apple Metal, native support for Sidecar in macOS Catalina, and several other enhancements.

Parallels Desktop 15 is the first iteration of the cross-platform software to support DirectX 11 using Apple's hardware accelerated Metal graphics API.

The switch to Metal should bring a noticeable performance boost – Parallels claims 3D graphics rendering is up to 15 percent faster, while Microsoft Office apps should launch up to 80 percent faster.

The enhanced graphics support also expands the number of Windows apps that users can run on their Mac, such as Autodesk 3ds Max 2020, Lumion, ArcGIS Pro, and Master Series.

Gamers meanwhile can look forward to running their...

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Samsung Reinvents the Flip Phone to Fold in Different Conf...

During Samsung's Q2 financial conference call at the end of July Samsung executives stated that the company would try to expand on their foldable smartphone lineup. With a patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week we're able to see that Samsung may be out to reinvent the classic flip phone in a dramatic way. .

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Monday August 12

As the Excitement Builds for Apple TV+, the First Teaser f...

Earlier today Apple released a first look at its upcoming drama, "The Morning Show," starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon.

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Security Researcher Develops Lightning Cable That Gives Ha...

A security researcher named MG has developed a Lightning cable replacement that can give hackers a way to remotely access your computer, reports Motherboard.

The cables in question (dubbed O.MG Cables) are cables directly from Apple that have been opened up to allow for additional components to be implanted, but the modifications are undetectable and there's no way to distinguish the hacked cable from the original.

Image via Motherboard

When plugged into a target computer, the cable behaves as a typical cable does, connecting to and charging iOS devices, but it also lets hackers remotely connect to a machine to run commands. It comes equipped with scripts and commands that a hacker can run on a victim's machine,...

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Apple Shares Teaser for Upcoming 'The Morning Show...

Apple today shared a one-minute teaser trailer for its upcoming "The Morning Show" drama show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. The series will debut this fall on Apple TV+.

"The Morning Show," as its name suggests, will take a look inside the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning.The news is only half the story.

The Morning Show stars Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy Award-winner Jennifer Aniston and Emmy Award-winner Steve Carell in a high-stakes drama that pulls back the curtain on early morning TV.Apple has also created Twitter and Instagram accounts for "The Morning Show."

Apple TV+ is Apple's upcoming streaming video service that will compete with Netflix on original content, with dozens of TV shows and movies already lined up....

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Samsung Dominated the Smartphone Market in Europe in Q2 du...

On August first Patently Apple posted a report on Apple's Global iPhone shipments dropping 18.2% in calendar Q2 2019, the highest drop of the top five smartphone OEM's despite having super success with their iPhone XR in the U.S. and in Urban China. Today a new analytical report was posted showing that Apple's iPhone performance in Europe mirrored Apple's global performance.

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Samsung Challenges Sony by Introducing the Industry's...

Samsung is now out to challenge Sony's dominant position in supplying smartphone OEMs with camera technology. Today Samsung Electronics introduced their 108 megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX

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Triple-Lens Rear Cameras Rumored for Next iPad Pro Range,...

Apple's next-generation iPad could gain a dual-lens rear camera while the next iPad Pro range could get a triple-lens array, according to a rumor out of China.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara cited a Chinese supply source over the weekend claiming the fourth-generation 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro devices will get the same multi-sensor array widely rumored to be coming to Apple's next iPhone range this year.

Meanwhile, Apple's rumored new version of its entry-level iPad – a device with a slightly bigger 10.2-inch screen than the existing 9.7-inch model – will inherit the dual lens setup currently seen in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max....

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Sunday August 11

A micro-LED Display Patent was Published in Europe this Mo...

In May 2019, Apple was granted a pair of micro-LED patents based on Quantum Dot technologies. Then in April Apple won a third patent for micro-LED displays that could be used in future iMacs, MacBooks, iDevices and even a TV. In late July a rumor surfaced claiming that two Taiwanese micro-LED suppliers had been chosen to produce a future Apple Watch with high-end micro-LED displays.
Yesterday Patently Apple discovered a new micro-LED display patent published in Europe on August 1, 2019.

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Famed Vlogger Marques Brownlee 'Unboxes' his App...

One of the big stories of the week was Apple Card. To end the week, famed Vlogger revealed his experience Unboxing Apple Card that came via FedEx.

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Saturday August 10

Apple Store at Florida's Aventura Mall Opened today w...

Apple’s new, one-of-a kind, Miami-flavored store at Aventura Mall opened today.

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'iPhone 11 Pro' Rumored to Be Name of High-End 2...

Apple is widely expected to release three new iPhones in the fall, and an anonymous Twitter account with a proven track record has suggested that at least one of the models will have "Pro" in its name, such as "iPhone 11 Pro."

The tweet comes from a mystery account named CoinX, which has accurately leaked several details about upcoming Apple products over the past year, including the names of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR before anyone else, the removal of the headphone jack on 2018 iPad Pro models, and much more.

CoinX's accurate leak about the 2018 iPhone names:

2018 iPhone naming:

iPhone Xs
iPhone Xs Max
iPhone XR


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Friday August 9

Reminders: What's New in iOS 13

The Reminders app has never been one of the most popular built-in apps, mostly due to its limited functionality in comparison with other reminder and to-do apps available from the App Store.

In iOS 13, Apple overhauled the interface of the Reminders app, adding a new look and new capabilities that may encourage more people to check it out. In this guide, we'll go over all of the new features in the Reminders app and what it can do in iOS 13 and iPadOS.


Reminders in iOS 12 and earlier offered a simple no-frills list-style view that organized items by list, but iOS 13 has an entirely new interface that's more intuitive. There are four main Reminders sections, which incorporate all of your reminders across all of your lists so...

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Apple Hosting Augmented Reality Art Walk in Multiple Citie...

Apple has teamed up with the New Museum in New York to create an augmented reality art experience called [AR]T that can be experienced in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

[AR]T is a curation of augmented reality pieces that are being featured in a series of guided walks, where people can use iPhones to view the creations. The art walks were first announced in July, but are set to kick off tomorrow.

Image of New York [AR]T walk via The New York Times

Apple is hosting walking tours that are free and open to the public starting this Saturday. Each tour begins at an Apple Store location and features the same art work. Pieces are only accessible at certain points on the walk, providing multi-city open-air virtual exhibits. [AR]T...

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