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Sunday August 2

14:30
Windows 10 is Really Windows 8.5 with some Shiny Pixie Dus...

On Friday we posted a report titled "In the First 24 hours Windows 10 is running on 14 Million Devices." Now that I've downloaded Windows 10 and worked with it for about 15 hours, I'd have to say that it's not the shock I had feared.

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09:11
Is Apple's CEO Tim Cook a Hypocrite of the Highest Or...

In late July we posted a report titled "Spotify Just Landed the Best Advertising without Paying a Penny." The report was about Jim Dalrymple's real Apple Music experience that he described in a report titled "Apple Music is a nightmare and I'm done with it." This was a far cry from his Apple Music PR piece that he wrote weeks earlier.

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Saturday August 1

08:44
Claimed 'iPhone 6s' Display Assembly Revealed in...

Chinese phone repair company GeekBar has shared a series of three photos today (via Nowhereelse.fr) showing what is claimed to be a display assembly for the upcoming "iPhone 6s". While the photos do not confirm that the device will be equipped with Force Touch sensing as has been rumored, they do appear slightly different from the corresponding parts for the iPhone 6. Meanwhile, M.I.C Gadget shares a few photos of what it says is a prototype version of the iPhone 6s. The device is not shown turned on and the photos themselves do not reveal any differences compared to the iPhone 6, but the source claims the device measures 7.1 mm thick, slightly thicker than the 6.9 mm iPhone 6 and...

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Friday July 31

14:25
Apple Supplier Numbers Suggest Apple Watch Sales Are Below...

We're all curious about how many Apple Watches Apple has sold, but with the company opting not to break out its Apple Watch sales numbers, all we have to go on are analyst guesses, information distilled from third-party sources, and tidbits of data that Apple has provided. The latest data that hints at how the Apple Watch has fared comes from The Wall Street Journal, citing shipment information provided by analyst Mark Li from Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) most recent earnings call. ASE is the company that builds the S1 package housing the many chips and sensors used in the Apple Watch. An ASE subsidiary reportedly failed to meet its "break-even volume" of two million units shipped per month during the second quarter and does not believe it will...

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12:53
IBM to Purchase Up to 200,000 Macs Annually, With 50-75% o...

A year after teaming up with Apple on an enterprise partnership to push iOS devices and apps for business users, IBM is moving forward with plans to rapidly move its own employees onto Apple's platforms, MacRumors has learned. While IBM announced in an internal memo several months ago that it was planning to purchase up to 50,000 MacBooks for employees by the end of 2015, chief information officer Jeff Smith has revealed in a new internal video released to employees yesterday that he believes IBM could actually end up purchasing 150,000-200,000 Macs annually. In the video, Smith relates a conversation he had with Apple's chief information officer Niall O'Connor about the possibility of a massive Mac deployment for IBM."I'd like to be able to offer these to everyone that can use it. We've got to find a way to make the overall cost the same or lower than PCs to make that happen. Would you...

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11:27
Apple, BMW Could Resume Talks Over Possible Apple Car Part...

Earlier this month, rumors suggested Apple had been in talks with BMW about potentially using the body of the electric BMW i3 as the basis for its Apple Car, but those talks did not progress into a deal. Reuters has now spoken with some inside sources at BMW, giving us more insight into what the two companies discussed and where their relationship might lead in the future. Apple CEO Tim Cook and other senior executives visited the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany in 2014 to look into how the i3 is manufactured. According to Reuters' source, Apple left the talks without reaching a deal with BMW because the company wants "to explore developing a passenger car on its own." During the visit, Apple executives asked BMW board members detailed questions about tooling and production and...

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10:51
Elgato's 'Eve' Smart Home Accessories Are U...

Elgato, with its Eve line of smart home products is one of the first companies to come out with home accessories that integrate with Apple's HomeKit home automation platform, and it's the very first company to produce a Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit product. The Eve system, which consists of a weather station, an indoor room monitor, a door/window sensor, and a smart outlet, is one of five HomeKit-compatible products that became available for purchase in June. With the Eve components just now shipping out to customers, Elgato invited us to review the lineup to get a feel for what's possible with Apple's system. HomeKit and Eve's accessory lineup promise to make our homes smarter and our lives easier, but in its current incarnation, HomeKit is a service that feels unfinished. It's limited in scope and even though I found many of the Eve accessories...

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08:48
In the First 24 hours Windows 10 is running on 14 Million...

Windows 10 was released on Wednesday and in the first 24 hours they've had 14 million downloads. The number is likely to jump over the weekend as Windows fans have more time to explore the new OS and welcome back the long lost Start Menu.

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07:16
Force Touch Panels Enter Mass Production Ahead of 'iP...

As the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" inches closer, suppliers have begun shipping Force Touch panels for the next-generation smartphones, according to DigiTimes. The report claims that Apple's supply chain partners started shipping Force Touch panels in limited quantities in June before ramping up production of the pressure-sensitive modules in July. Taipei Times vaguely reported that Apple's touch panel supplier TPK expects widespread adoption of pressure sensors, presumably for Force Touch, later this year. Force Touch, an existing Apple Watch and MacBook feature, is a pressure-sensitive technology that will enable future iPhones to distinguish between a light tap and deep press and complete different actions accordingly. Taiwan-based website DigiTimes has a mixed track record...

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07:14
Apple Reveals their In-Store Product Display Systems In-De...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their in-store retail display systems that are connected to each of their product tables ...

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06:01
Apple's iPad Smart Case may soon be Stain Proof Revea...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed an invention relating to adding a stain proof method to textured fabric that may ...

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04:20
Force Touch Panel Makers for the next iPhone now in High G...

At the beginning of the month we reported that the iPhone supply chain had started delivering parts and components to the two iPhone OEMs Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron for production of next generation iPhone devices. Today it's specifically being revealed that touch panel suppliers are ...

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03:28
Honda to Introduce CarPlay in the Accord Next Month

According to a new report, the 2016 Honda Accord will be the first mass-market car to come equipped with Apple CarPlay. The Honda Accord has long been a preferred sedan for sensible suburbanites and now it will roll out with Apple's cool CarPlay next month.

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Thursday July 30

16:02
Apple and other Tech Company Shuttle Drivers Set to Vote o...

According to a new report published late this afternoon, Unions continue to make inroads into Silicon Valley. Shuttle drivers for Apple, eBay, Yahoo, Zynga and several other Silicon Valley firms are set to vote Saturday on a package for improved wages ...

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15:40
50 Best Buy Canadian Stores Start Selling the Apple Watch...

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) reported today that the Apple Watch will become available in Canadian Best Buy stores on Aug. 14.

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15:22
Prior to the GTAT Fiasco, Apple had invented a New Way to...

A little under 10 months ago Apple's one-time Sapphire supplier GTAT shockingly filed for bankruptcy. Countless problems in the manufacturing process failed to produce the sapphire that Apple wanted to use for the iPhone 6's cover glass. Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a very sophisticated method to manufacture sapphire parts...

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14:40
Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Beta to Developer...

Apple today seeded the second beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers, two weeks after seeding the first 10.10.5 beta and one month after releasing OS X 10.10.4 to the public. Because we're just a couple of months away from the public release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, it's possible that OS X 10.10.5 may be one of the last updates to Yosemite. Today's beta, build 14F19a, is available as an over-the-air update and can also be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. The first OS X 10.10.5 beta did not appear to include any consumer-facing changes, so it's likely that this update focuses on behind-the-scenes bug fixes and performance enhancements. Over the course of its lifespan, OS X Yosemite has received four updates. The first two brought bug fixes and security...

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13:38
Apple TV Finally Ready to Launch in September with an all-...

Sources familiar with Apple’s plans for the next generation of Apple TV tell BuzzFeed News that Apple intends to announce its next-generation device in September, at the same event at which it typically unveils its new iPhones.

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12:42
Apple Plans to Debut New Apple TV in September With Touch-...

Apple is planning to introduce its long-awaited next-generation Apple TV in September, reports Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski. According to sources familiar with Apple's plans, the new set-top box will be unveiled in September at the same event where Apple will unveil the next-generation iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. As has been previously rumored, it is said to include an A8 processor, a touch-pad based remote that's "drastically improved" compared to the current version, a new operating system that supports a full App Store, developer APIs, and Siri voice control, and more on-board storage to accommodate apps. Physically, the Apple TV will take on a new, slimmer look. Apple will not be introducing its rumored...

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12:26
Google is silently advancing their Glass Product Exclusive...

According to a new report this afternoon, Google is quietly distributing a new version of its Glass wearable computer aimed at businesses in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and energy, according to people familiar with the situation. Google is pitching the new version exclusively to businesses. A new consumer version is at least a year away, the people familiar with...

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09:01
Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.4.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the first iOS 8.4.1 beta and a month after launching iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service. Today's beta, build 12H318, is available via an over the air update and it can also be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. No outward facing changes were discovered in the first iOS 8.4.1 beta, and it's a .1 update, so it's likely that it includes only minor bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements designed to prepare the update for its upcoming retirement. iOS 8.4.1 may be one of the last updates to iOS 8 as Apple is working on its successor, iOS 9. iOS 9 builds on many of the features introduced with iOS 8 and adds new content and...

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08:31
More 'iPhone 6s' Part Photos Surface as Producti...

Less than two months before Apple is expected to launch the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," new photos of leaked components for the next-generation smartphones continue to surface from within the supply chain. The images support rumors that claim the next iPhones will have minimal design changes compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The main part shared by French website Nowhereelse.fr is a purported iPhone 6s single flex cable that houses the volume rocker, mute switch, power button and LED flash. The blog also shared photos of the device's Lightning connector and headphone jack assembly, rear-facing camera rings and home button enclosure, which appears to be anodized in a gold or champagne color. Apple has returned to using a single flex cable for the iPhone 6s after splitting the flex cables for the iPhone 6, but...

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06:50
Apple's iPhone's Global Market Share Grew 2.7% Y...

A new statistical report published by StrategyAnalytics today noted that global mobile phone shipments Global mobile phone shipments grew a lackluster 2 percent annually from 428.0 million units in Q2 2014 to 434.6 million in Q2 2015. nd yet with that statement made, Apple's CEO Tim Cook noted during their latest Financial Conference Call that Apple had another stellar quarter for iPhone sales establishing a new June Quarter record. Apple's iPhone unit sales grew 35% which is almost 3X the rate of growth of the smartphone market overall ...

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05:42
Apple tweaks their Radical Transparent Glass Wraparound iP...

In 2013 we posted a patent report titled "Stunning Future iPhone with Wraparound Display Revealed." The invention covered a possible future design for an iPhone that would include a wraparound design as noted in our cover graphic. In this report we present you with some of the tweaks that Apple has made ...

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04:55
A Second Apple Stylus Invention Surfaces Regarding Haptics...

On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a second stylus related patent application from Apple that's less aggressive than the first stylus invention that was revealed earlier today. Apple's invention generally relates to a stylus with integrated haptic feedback to simulate a surface texture.

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