Apple

Thu
13
Sep
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5; Some Analysts Disappointed

Apple Inc's new iPhone is scheduled to become available for pre-order on Friday, September 14, 2012. Hitting retail stores a week later, it sports a raft of new technologies. However, analysts say it's far from perfect. Among the new gizmos on the ... iPhone 5: a 1136 x 640 pixel Retina display, a speedy new Apple "A6" processor, LTE/4G capabilities, a 720p front facing camera, three different microphones, better speakers, a 20 per cent reduction in weight, and a brand new 9-pin input/output connector. Experts say the phone should last for up to eight hours of high speed web browsing on a single ... (view more)

Fri
31
Aug
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Apple Seeks Ban on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Last Friday Apple won a monumental decision against one of its biggest rivals. A U.S. jury found that Samsung had infringed on a number of patents held by the Cupertino, California-based technology manufacturer. Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in ... compensation , but won't stop there. It now wants to force all of the offending Samsung products off the market for good. Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the original case -- and often expressed her frustration with both Samsung and Apple -- will again hear arguments from the two firms. A hearing is currently scheduled for the afternoon of December ... (view more)

Tue
28
Aug
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Apple iPad 'Mini' Coming This October: Report

A new report appears to confirm that Apple is working on developing a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet computer. Known as the iPad "Mini," the new device will reportedly be ready for an October, 2012 launch. The report stems from a recent ... blog post by John Gruber, who is considered a reliable technology insider by many industry experts. Gruber recently suggested that an iPad Mini would launch at least a month after the iPhone 5, which analysts believe will ship September 21 . Apple to Pace Product Releases Gruber argues that Apple doesn't want to bombard consumers with two products ... (view more)

Mon
27
Aug
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Apple-Samsung Patent Case Ends with $1B Verdict

A U.S. jury has found Samsung Electronics Co. guilty of infringing on several patents owned by Apple. As a result of the judgment, Samsung must pay Apple $1.05 billion in compensation. However, the decision's impact will go far beyond that financial ... penalty. Experts believe it will, in fact, lead to lengthy product development delays that could weaken Samsung's revenue picture for years to come. The jury in the case took just twenty-two hours to deliberate before announcing its decision on Friday, August 24. Jury members found Samsung had infringed on Apple patents , and also rejected claims ... (view more)

Fri
24
Aug
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Apple iPhone 5 Due September 21: Report

A new report indicates that Apple's next version of the iPhone smartphone, the iPhone 5, will hit stores in late September, 2012. Internet blog TechCrunch says it has learned from a "trusted Verizon employee" that the mobile communications firm will ... begin an employee vacation blackout on September 21. The Verizon worker says the firm will prevent employees from taking time off from then until September 30, a period of nine days. Such a blackout is significant because it suggests Verizon will need all hands on deck for the release of a very popular new product. (Source: techcrunch.com ) Short ... (view more)

Wed
22
Aug
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Apple Surpasses Microsoft as Most Valuable Firm

Cupertino, California-based Apple has become the most valuable firm of all time, as measured by stock market valuation. With each of its shares hitting a price of $664.75, Apple's total market value surpassed the $619 billion record held by ... Microsoft since 1999. Apple's market value has been surging in the past year. When Steve Jobs , its popular and visionary co-founder died in October, 2011, the firm's market value was approximately $378.55. Even without Jobs at the helm, Apple's market value has increased 43 per cent since then, a period of just ten months. New iPad, iPhone Rumors Cause ... (view more)

Fri
17
Aug
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Apple-Samsung Patent Trial: Judge Loses Her Cool

The judge in the patent case between Apple and Samsung has suggested an Apple lawyer must be on drugs if he thinks his latest request will be taken seriously. It demonstrates that Judge Lucy Koh is exasperated with the behavior of both sides. The ... case involves several patents. However, the most prominent dispute is about whether or not Samsung copied the design of the iPhone and iPad when designing its own gadgets. Unlike many such disputes, the two sides have failed to reach a settlement and are now in the midst of a full jury trial. Koh had previously warned that the two sides would only be ... (view more)

Tue
31
Jul
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New 'Chirp' App: Super Fast File-Sharing Service

A new Apple iOS app that transmits data via "virtual birdsong" is making file sharing between smart devices easier than ever. "Chirp" is the brainchild of Animal Systems, a company started by researchers in the Computer Science Department at the ... University College of London. Essentially, the app emits a two-second noise that sounds as if it were made by a robotic bird. The noise indicates that an instant download is being received from a trusted source. App Uses Sound to Transfer Data To send a chirp, an individual simply activates the app from their smartphone and selects the desired ... (view more)

Fri
15
Jun
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New MacBook Pro Expensive to Fix, Tough to Upgrade

Apple recently unveiled its brand new MacBook Pro laptop, which comes with the same critically-acclaimed Retina display found on the company's iPad tablet. While early reviews suggest that the new MacBook Pro is a very powerful device, industry ... experts are slowly discovering that it holds some dirty secrets. Most notably, the new MacBook Pro is almost impossible for the average person to repair, and is also extremely costly to both fix and upgrade. Performance-wise, the new MacBook Pro has a lot going for it. While it's extremely powerful (using the latest quad-core Intel i7 processors), it's ... (view more)

Thu
31
May
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Apple iPhone's Siri System to Appear in Cars

A new in-car voice recognition system will reportedly use the same technology as Siri, the "virtual assistant" found on Apple's iPhone. The idea is to let drivers give the system commands in conversational language rather than having to use a ... specific (and often awkward) sequence of words. Siri, which stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, was one of the highlight features of the iPhone 4S when it debuted late last year. Siri: A More Natural Way to Communicate Siri is designed to process typical spoken language. For example, if it worked as designed the Siri software ... (view more)

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