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Thursday September 18

20:08
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Get Cracked in First Drop Test

With the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus already underway in several countries, many companies have begun performing tests and benchmarks on the device. PhoneBuff has taken the two devices and put them through a drop test, dropping each on its back, side and front. The iPhone 6 did well when dropped on the side and back, but unsurprisingly suffered when dropped on its face. The 6 Plus, on the other hand, cracked when it landed on the side. However, it sustained little further damage when falling on its face. Based on this one test, both phones may have performed worse than the iPhone 5 design which was described as "very durable" and survived similar drops in a previous drop tests. Without standardized testing, it's hard to draw definitive conclusions. Recent...

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18:16
iPhone 6 Plus Teardown: Twice as Big a Battery as iPhone 5...

iFixIt is in the process of taking apart the new iPhone 6 Plus, currently on sale in Australia. Surprisingly, the team points out that the internal layout of the device is extremely similar to that of the iPhone 5s, except at a larger scale and with a bigger battery. The teardown's findings reveal the battery capacity of the device and some internal reorganization. In removing the front panel from the rest of the device, the iFixIt team notes that there are "no noticeable booby traps", referring to the iPhone 5s' cable that ran from the Touch ID sensor to the Lightning port. The battery in the device is listed at 2915mAh at 3.82 volts, in line with the previously leaked battery prototype for the device and giving the 6 Plus double the battery capacity of the iPhone 5s' 1560mAh and much larger than the iPhone 6's 1810mAh battery...

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16:09
Apple's FaceTime is targeted in a new Patent Infringe...

Secure Web Conference Corporation based out of Melville, New York has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's FaceTime and ...

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15:09
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Launch Day: What to Expect

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will launch in the United States tomorrow, with Apple retail stores, carrier stores, and several major retailers offering the two devices for sale. We've gathered up a list of U.S. locations that will be selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, listed below, along with general opening times. Customers hoping for an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus are encouraged to call their local stores for specific information on opening times and potential stock. - Apple retail stores - 8 a.m local time - Verizon Wireless - 8 a.m. local time (Not all stores are accepting walk-up purchases, and opening times will vary) - AT&T - 8 a.m. local time - T-Mobile - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m local time, but opening times vary - Sprint - 8.a.m local time - RadioShack - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. local time, but opening times vary - Best Buy - 8 a.m. local time - Sam's Club - 8 a.m. local time - Target - Availability will vary - Walmart - Availability...

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12:55
Copycat Samsung is racing to Integrate PayPal into Next Wa...

On Monday PayPal came out swinging against Apple's new electronic wallet called Apple Pay. PayPal ran a full page ad in the New York Times basically saying that if Apple can't protect your Selfies, how will they be able to protect your finances? PayPal's PR man Rob Skinner explained why he's not running scared, as well as firing a good humored jibe about the truly dreadful live feed that Apple provided complete with timeouts, jumps and a Chinese translator. Skinner added that ,,,

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12:43
Photographer Tests iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Iceland, Demos F...

With every iteration of the iPhone, Apple aims to bring significant improvements to the device's camera. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are no exception, packing in several new features like Focus Pixels, Exposure Control, Panorama improvements, Slo-Mo video enhancements, and Optical Image Stabilization for the iPhone 6 Plus. Professional photographer Austin Mann partnered with The Verge to test the cameras in both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in Iceland and came away with some impressive results. One of the major new features in the new devices is Focus Pixels, which is the result of a new image signal processor. As described by Apple, Focus Pixels provides the sensor with more information about an image, which results in faster autofocusing...

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11:24
FlightAware Offers Tool For Tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus P...

Apple began shipping out early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders on Thursday morning, and FlightAware, a site that offers live flight tracking, has created a tool that allows users to track the flights carrying their iPhones after receiving a tracking number. According to FlightAware, users can check the "departure scan" in their UPS tracking information which may match a departure time and flight listed on the tracking page. Currently, the page is tracking UPS flights from Shenzhen, China to Anchorage, Alaska and Anchorage to Louisville, Kentucky, all of which are standard flight rounds for shipping companies. Currently, many iPhones that will be shipping out to customers overnight and in the morning are aggregated in Kentucky, a worldwide UPS air hub known as Worldport. Apple appears to have shipped the majority of iPhone units using Next Day Air. The first iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shipments are expected to arrive on Friday,...

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10:56
Gartner Thinks that the Apple Watch will trigger more Cons...

Gartner is predicting that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40 percent of consumer wrist worn devices. Gartner said that seven out of the top 10 smartphone vendors have entered the wearables market to date or are about to ship a first product, while a year ago only two vendors were in that space. But let's be honest here, all...

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10:49
iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly in Very Short Supply for In-Store...

Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in a number of countries, customers who didn't place pre-orders for delivery have been lining up at Apple's retail stores and those of its carrier and retail partners hoping to obtain one first thing in the morning. A new report from BGR claims, however, that those looking for an iPhone 6 Plus are likely to be disappointed, as the units are in extremely short supply.We are told that stores have been receiving shipments all throughout the day, and out of all the new iPhone 6 models received, typically only about 2-3% are iPhone 6 Plus units, and in only one color. There is “no chance” of finding an iPhone 6 Plus unit to purchase tomorrow, we were told. Sources also said there are no 16GB iPhone 6 Plus devices to be found.The report notes that stores are seeing...

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09:20
SwiftKey's iOS 8 Keyboard Hits One Million Downloads...

Earlier today, we highlighted how a number of new third-party systemwide keyboard for iOS 8 are topping the App Store charts, with SwiftKey Keyboard [Direct Link] displacing Facebook Messenger from the top spot on the free iPhone app chart in the United States. Moving beyond the charts to look at raw download numbers, the success of these new keyboards is even more clear, with SwiftKey telling MacRumors that its iOS 8 keyboard has just passed one million downloads in less than 24 hours. SwiftKey saw a brief launch delay yesterday due to App Store processing, and thus it did not go live until around noon Pacific Time, meaning that it has reached the milestone in roughly 22 hours. SwiftKey is certainly benefiting from its positioning as a free app compared to competitors such...

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08:08
iOS 8 Keyboards Climb to Top of App Store Charts

With yesterday's launch of iOS 8, devices running the new operating system are now able to install third-party keyboards that work on a systemwide basis. Most of the major keyboard makers were ready for the launch, introducing iOS 8 versions of their keyboards into the iOS App Store. One day after launch, three of these keyboards, including Fleksy, SwiftKey and Swype, are now at the top of the top iOS paid and free charts in the U.S. and other countries. Within 24 hours of their debut, paid keyboards Swype and Fleksy climbed to the top two spots in the U.S. paid iOS app chart, displacing popular games such...

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07:59
Apple Files Patents for CarPlay, Touch ID, Deep Audio...

On September 18, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of five patent applications from Apple covering such matters as CarPlay, Touch ID, Deep Audio and more. While it's impossible to have high profile inventions roll every week, especially with Apple's Tim Cook trying to be more secretive that Jobs ever was, there's still a lot of intellectual property to appreciate exploring today.

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07:00
iOS 8 Downloads Cause Spike in Web Traffic as Adoption Rat...

Apple yesterday released iOS 8 to the public, opening the doors for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to download and install Apple's latest version of iOS on their devices. According to The Guardian, this release caused internet traffic to surge in the UK by as much as 60 percent compared to the same time the previous day as millions of iOS users rushed to update their devices. LONAP web traffic data from iOS launch timeframe (blue) vs. previous day (red) Data from LONAP shows that web traffic surged just as iOS 8 was released at 6:00 PM UK time. Traffic remained strong for several hours, with a peak at 8:00 PM in the UK as more than 70 gigabits per second were being transferred through LONAP's exchange. iOS 8 adoption from Mixpanel iOS 8 may have caused web traffic to...

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05:47
A Stunner: A New Patent Surfaces Listing Steve Jobs as the...

Most Apple fans knew that Steve Jobs owned a super yacht called Venus that was designed by Philippe Starck's design company Ubik and built by Feadship. Knowing Steve Jobs, he likely had a hand in every aspect of the design. At a cost of US$100 million you could bet on that. In fact, to control his new yacht Jobs wanted to use an iPhone and/or an iPad. How do I know this? Simply put, I stumbled upon a new patent application earlier this morning while doing some research.

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04:10
Apple Working with U2 on New Music Format to Boost Digital...

Apple and U2 have a long history of working together, producing a special edition U2 iPod in 2008 and more recently releasing the band's latest album, "Songs of Innocence," for free. According to Time, Apple and U2 now are collaborating on a new music format that will boost digital music sales. Details on the music format or the secret project surrounding it were not revealed, but U2's Bono says it will help musicians sell their music.Bono tells TIME he hopes that a new digital music format in the works will prove so irresistibly exciting to music fans that it will tempt them again into buying music—whole albums as well as individual tracks. The point isn’t just to help U2 but less well known artists and others in the industry who can’t make money, as U2 does, from live performance. “Songwriters aren’t touring people,” says Bono. “Cole Porter wouldn’t have sold T-shirts. Cole Porter wasn’t coming to a...

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03:17
Apple Records their Thirtieth Stylus Related Invention

On September 18, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of three patent applications from Apple that reveal their ongoing work on developing a future advanced stylus. For the record, Apple now has 30 patent applications on advancing a stylus on record.

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01:10
Long Lines Forming for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launch in Austr...

With Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus going on sale in the first group of launch countries beginning on Friday, September 19, long lines have already started to form across the world as many anticipate the release of both devices. Apple retail customers in Australia will have the first opportunity to purchase the new handsets at 8 AM on Friday, as some have already begun lining up outside of the company's various retail locations. Currently, it is 7:10 PM on Thursday, September 18 throughout many parts of Australia. Image credit: @beth_blanchard One photo taken by Guardian Australia writer Bethanie Blanchard shows many customers lining up outside the Apple...

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Wednesday September 17

17:47
Apple Aims for Greater Transparency With Comprehensive New...

Apple today launched a new privacy site that outlines all of the privacy features of Apple's products and services, offers tips on managing privacy, details government information requests, and explicitly states Apple's Privacy Policy. The site comes alongside a letter on privacy from Apple CEO Tim Cook, who says that the company respects user privacy and protects it with "strong encryption." Privacy and security are of the utmost importance to Apple, according to Cook, and the company designs all of its hardware, software, and services with privacy in mind. In the letter, Tim Cook says that Apple is aiming to be more transparent about what happens with...

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16:30
Samsung Learns that Smartphones with Biometric Sensors hav...

In a new business report that was published in South Korea earlier this week we've learned that Samsung Electronics' smartphone sensor technology has been dragged down by technological and legal problems. The legal issue revolves around smartphones integrating biometric sensors have to be clearly labelled as medical devices. Whether this problem could spill over to the iPhone 6 being sold in certain countries like South Korea is unknown at this time.

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16:00
Apple Releases OS X 10.9.5 With Reliability Improvements,...

Apple today released OS X 10.9.5, after approximately a month of testing and two months after the release of OS X 10.9.4. The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users, improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication and it improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server. Also included with OS X 10.9.5 is Safari 7.0.6. OS X 10.9.5 will likely be the final update to Mavericks ahead of the release of OS X Yosemite, which is expected in October. OS X Yosemite brings several improvements to the operating system, including a revamped look and several new features that improve integration with iOS. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Apple TV Updated With Beats Music Channel, Revamped...

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15:36
List of iOS 8 Apps That Offer Touch ID Integration

iOS 8, released to the public earlier today, included a slew of new APIs for developers. One of those APIs opened up Touch ID to third-party apps, letting developers use the fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes within apps. Quite a few apps have been updated to take advantage of Touch ID integration, replacing passwords and PIN codes. We've gathered up a comprehensive list of the most popular apps that have integrated Touch ID support below. - 1Password (Free) [Direct Link] - Password management app 1Password allows Touch ID to replace a Master Password, providing access to the app. - LastPass (Free) [Direct Link] - Like 1Password,...

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14:57
A Deeper Look at New Apple, Under Tim Cook's leadersh...

After Apple's September ninth event where they introduced the iPhone 6 with a new 5.5 inch version, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, Apple's Tim Cook has gone on a massive PR tour. In the past week we've covered the in-depth Charlie Rose interview and now a new Bloomberg Businessweek has surfaced where we find Tim Cook and his team really opening up about new Apple in ways much different than we found in the Rose interview.

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14:12
Comprehensive List of iOS 8 Apps with Notification Center...

iOS 8 was released today, which means hundreds of app developers are releasing newly updated apps that take advantage of all the APIs introduced with the operating system upgrade. Those include third-party keyboards, which we covered earlier today, and app extensions, a set of APIs that allows apps to interact in new and innovative ways. One of the neatest app extension features lets developers create widgets that show up in the Today view of the Notification Center. These widgets let users interact with apps and get information at a glance. Several apps have been updated to take advantage of Notification Center widgets, and we've rounded up a comprehensive list below. Many of these app updates are already available, but some will be coming later today and tomorrow. Dropbox (Free) [...

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12:41
'Epic Zen Garden' Metal Demo Shown Off at WWDC N...

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple unveiled Metal, an API designed to improve game performance on iOS. Epic Games took the stage during the event to show off Epic Zen Garden, a game built using the Unreal 4 Engine and the Metal API. The game, which was designed to show off the impressive graphic enhancement features possible with Metal, demonstrated an expansive world with a fully interactive environment. Users could touch a tree to send a cascade of leaves and cherry blossoms swirling to the ground or interact with a group of koi fish. As of today, Epic Zen Garden is available for download, letting users see some of the things that will be possible in iOS games in the near future. The game supports a resolution of 1440 x 1080 at 30fps, and can display 3,500 butterflies at once. One of the major features of Metal is that it allows for more draw calls, letting a huge number of objects be displayed on the...

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12:17
Apple Confirms HealthKit Bug, Promises Fix by End of Septe...

Just before the public launch of iOS 8 earlier today, we noted that Apple had begun pulling HealthKit-related apps from the App Store, apparently due to a last-minute issue that cropped up in the new operating system. The issue has put a significant dent in the usefulness of the Health app that was to be a key feature of iOS 8, while also subjecting a number of third-party developers to uncertainty about the fate of their apps. While details on the issue are still unknown, Apple has confirmed to Tim Bradshaw of Financial Times that it has discovered a "bug" in HealthKit that will require a software update to fix. Unfortunately, Apple is not necessarily promising an immediate turnaround on the fix, saying only that the company is aiming to "have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month". iOS 8 is available now to owners of recent-...

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