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Tuesday November 18

15:40
Microsoft Looks to Sway More Apple Fan Business their Way

PowerPoint RIP: Over the years, PowerPoint lost out to young executives who chose to use Apple's Keynote or the popular Prezi app. Microsoft knew this trend away from PowerPoint was taking place and devised a refreshing new presentation app called "Sway." It's clearly cross platform as two images in the video show the new app running on an iPad and iPhone.

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14:30
Apple's iPhone 6 has put a Bullet into Samsung's...

Samsung's mobile-phone unit is faltering as Apple offers bigger screen iPhones similar to Samsung’s marquee Galaxy range and Chinese newcomer Xiaomi is now selling stylish phones at low prices. On one hand it looked like Samsung was gearing up for a real fight with their new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5. But iPhone 6 mania is sweeping the globe and Samsung is in emergency mode.

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12:57
Apple May Introduce 'Biggest Camera Jump Ever' i...

Apple may introduce its "biggest camera jump ever" in the next-generation iPhone, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber (via The Tech Block). In a recent episode of his podcast The Talk Show, Gruber said that he heard "from a birdie of a birdie" that Apple is working on major camera improvements.The specific thing I heard is that next years camera might be the biggest camera jump ever. I don't even know what sense this makes, but I've heard that it's some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery.Gruber says that he's heard that Apple's rear camera could incorporate a two-lens system, which sounds somewhat similar to the...

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12:04
The Texting Speed Demon from Brazil Breaks Guinness World...

The iPhone 6 Beats Samsung Galaxy in Texting Record: Who even knew there was a category in the Guinness Book of World Records for speed texting? But it makes sense. We've all been in lines for a movie or concert and have seen these teens speed text in warp speed. It's crazy. And a Brazilian teen by the name of Marcel Fernandes Filho is the current champ. Last year ...

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11:33
Apple Watch Screen Resolutions: 312 x 390 for 42mm Version...

With the WatchKit SDK now in the hands of developers, some new information about Apple's wearable device is coming out, including its display resolution, which was not previously disclosed by Apple. According to Apple's human interface guidelines, the two separate Apple Watch models have different screen resolutions. The smaller 38mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 272 x 340, while the larger 42mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 312 x 390. Apple directs developers to provide image assets for different screen sizes "as needed." Developers can use the same image resources as long as they "look good on both screen sizes," but if not, developers will need to provide separate image resources for both devices. Content displayed on Apple Watch "should be the same regardless of the device's screen size," and Apple says developers should "let items expand or contract naturally" to fill available space. Icons...

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10:44
Apple Seeds iOS 8.2 With WatchKit SDK for Apple Watch Apps...

Apple today announced that its set of WatchKit development tools are now available for developers, allowing them to begin creating apps and software for the company's upcoming Apple Watch. "Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine."WatchKit is being released as part of the iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta, both of which have been made...

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10:41
Apple was Granted 44 Patents Today Covering a Sensing Syst...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on an advanced sensing system designed for Apple's iDevices while touching on three additional patents relating to mapping, image compression and a possible future

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10:05
Apple Cracks Down on Notification Center Widgets, Says...

Apple is cracking down on Notification Center widgets in iOS once again, this time telling Neato that its note taking widget is unacceptable and will need to be removed due to the fact that it includes a keyboard. First launched in early November, Neato installs a quick note taking widget in the Notification Center, letting users type directly in the widget. Notes can be sent instantly to either Evernote or Dropbox. As a widget-focused app, Neato has no other functionality, which means the removal of its keyboard will essentially kill the app. According to the developers behind Neato, who spoke to Gizmodo, Apple contacted the company after it became popular, hitting the top 10 business list in more than 65 countries.We were expecting Neato to be featured by Apple but instead Apple...

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08:30
Nokia Unveils Android-Powered N1 Tablet With iPad Mini-Ins...

During today's opening of the Slush 2014 conference, Nokia announced its new N1 tablet, the first device from the Finnish company following the sale of its mobile division to Microsoft. With its aluminum casing, curved styling and 7.9-inch screen, the N1 is a dead ringer for Apple's iPad mini. Powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop and Nokia's Z launcher, the Nokia N1 ships with a 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor, PowerVR GPU, 2GB of RAM and a 7.9-inch Retina-resolution display. Other hardware specs include an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera and connectivity options that include 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0. Similar to Apple's Lightning connector, the N1 includes a reversible USB Type-C connector for charging and syncing. The port is located on the bottom edge of the tablet and is nestled between the tablet's two speaker...

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07:45
Apple Granted a Patent for Devices with a Transparent Disp...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover Apple's granted patent relating to electronic devices with transparent touch displays. Users will be able to see objects, people or scenery behind their display while working.

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07:26
SunTrust Bank and BI-LO, Winn-Dixie, Harveys Grocery Store...

Apple Pay this week continued its retail expansion with the mobile payment service now being adopted by SunTrust bank and Bi-Lo holdings, which manages BI-LO, Harveys, and Winn-Dixie grocery stores. The latter announcement follows our earlier report of Winn-Dixie and BI-LO beginning to go live with Apple Pay support late last week ahead of an official debut, despite not being included on Apple's "Coming later this year" list. Customers with a SunTrust credit or debit card will be able to add their card to Apple Pay and use it to make purchases at participating retailers. Headquartered in Atlanta, SunTrust bank has 1,497 bank branches...

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06:30
Apple to Begin Allowing Accessory Manufacturers to Include...

While Apple's Lightning connector has become ubiquitous across the company's iOS device lineup over the past several years, third-party accessory manufacturers have so far been unable to include ports for the connector on their products. That appears set to change in the relatively near future, however, as Apple has informed members of the company's MFi program that it will begin shipping a version of the Lightning port for third-party use early next year, reports 9to5Mac.Allowing accessory makers to build-in a Lightning port provides a number of benefits, according to manufacturers briefed during Apple’s MFi Summit. One of the biggest benefits is to reduce costs for manufacturers and simplify the product experience for users by using Lightning to provide power to both an accessory and the iOS device. Dock or...

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06:30
Apple Found Guilty of Infringing Patents Related to Wirele...

Patently Apple originally covered a patent infringement case back in April 2013 titled "Mobile Telecommunications Technologies Sue Apple over iMessage." We noted that Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTEL), the company behind SkyTel, had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple claiming that they had infringed upon seven of their patents. The patent infringement lawsuit concerned Apple's iMessage, Airport Express, Airport Extreme, Time Capsule and devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Today we learn that Apple has lost this case.

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06:06
Apple Granted Patent for Possible Future Magic Mouse that...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a unique invention that could one day add a scanner to Apple's Magic Mouse.

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04:37
Apple Granted a Major Patent for an Original Siri Inventio...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of the original patents related to Siri.

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02:59
Let's go shopping with Eddy Cue who Demos Apple Pay

What better way to see how Apple Pay works than a personal tour with Eddy Cue the man behind Apple's new mobile wallet service. (The video takes a few seconds to start. After the ad, the story begins.) Nearly a million credit cards were linked to the Apple Pay service within the first days of its launch. KTLA reporter Rich...

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02:32
Some OS X Yosemite Users Still Experiencing Wi-Fi Connecti...

Yesterday, Apple released OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, which brought improved Wi-Fi reliability after a number of users reported connection issues with the new operating system. However, Computerworld reports that a number of users on Apple's support forums are still claiming to have issues with Wi-Fi even after updating to OS X 10.10.1, with some saying that they are still not able to connect at all while others note that their Wi-Fi has remained significantly slow. The largest thread on Apple's support forums discussing the Wi-Fi problems in OS X Yosemite has grown to 1,120 replies with more users reporting issues with a number of Macs and a variety of router types...

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Monday November 17

23:35
Apple's Eddy Cue Shows Off Apple Pay at Panera Bread,...

Earlier tonight, KTLA 5's The Tech Report aired a segment (via AppleInsider) centering around Apple Pay, which featured Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue using the mobile payments solution around Santa Monica. The segment, which can be viewed here, followed Cue and reporter Rich Demuro as the Apple executive utilized his iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Pay to purchase a meal at Panera Bread, sunglasses at Bloomingdale's, and merchandise from the Disney Store. For their meal at Panera Bread, Cue is shown utilizing Apple Pay inside of the restaurant's official app to pre-order food simply and...

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18:53
The Official IBM MobileFirst Website Launches on Schedule

On July 15, 2014 Apple and IBM announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps—bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. Today IBM launched their official IBM MobileFirst website.

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16:39
Chinese Authorities Shut Down WireLurker Distribution Site...

Last Friday, Chinese authorities arrested three individuals that are suspected of developing the "WireLurker" malware, which infected thousands of mobile devices in China after Mac users installed malicious software from a third-party App Store. According to a police post on Chinese social network Sina Weibo, the three men were arrested in Beijing on suspicion of "manufacturing and distributing" WireLurker after police received a tip from Chinese security company Qihoo 360 technology. In addition to arresting the suspects involved in the creation of the malicious software, Chinese authorities also shut down the site that was spreading it. First publicized...

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16:11
Intel Introduces a Surprising Smart Bracelet in Time for C...

Tech companies have learned many lessons from Apple over the years, but the one that stands out this month is the "surprise factor." At the top of the month Amazon surprised the market with a new home device they call "Echo." Today it's Intel that's taking the market by surprise by introducing a new highly fashionable smart bracelet with a hard to love name of "My Intelligent Communications Accessory." It will be sold in the US in the coming days ahead.

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12:22
Apple Supplier Sony Debuts 21-Megapixel Image Sensor With...

Sony today announced a new advanced image sensor designed for use in smartphones, which uses a new "stacked" design to cut down on size while introducing improved image quality and faster speeds. Apple uses Sony sensors in its iPhones and iPads, so it is likely that Sony's stacked sensor technology will make it into future iOS devices at some point. The new 21-megapixel Exmor RS IMX230 sensor is built with a chip that stacks a pixel section and a circuit section on top of one another, which allows Sony to build improvements into each aspect of the sensor individually, leading to dramatic improvements. Sony's been using stacked sensor technology since 2012, but its newest sensor introduces new autofocus and HDR technology. According to Sony, the IMX230 sensor is the first CMOS sensor for smartphones that includes plane phase detection autofocus signal processing with 192 autofocus points, resulting in much...

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10:08
Apple Releases iOS 8.1.1 With Bug Fixes, Performance Impro...

After two weeks of testing, Apple has released iOS 8.1.1, a minor update that includes several bug fixes. Apple first seeded the iOS 8.1.1 beta to developers on November 3. iOS 8.1.1 is available immediately as an over-the-air download. Apple has also released new Apple TV software and an update to OS X Yosemite, OS X 10.10.1. According to Apple's release notes, iOS 8.1.1 includes bug fixes and increased stability and performance improvements for both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s, two of the older devices that support the operating system. iOS 8.1.1 may offer several bug fixes, but as a minor update, it does not bundle in any of the major new features that are rumored for iOS 8, like improvements to Maps and split-screen multitasking for the iPad. These updates may come in iOS 8.2 or iOS 8.3, both of which Apple is...

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10:07
Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 With Wi-Fi Reliabilit...

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, the first update to the new operating system since its initial October release. Testing for OS X 10.10.1 began on November 3, with Apple seeding two betas to developers before launching the software publicly. The new software is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. The OS X 10.10.1 update is recommended for all Yosemite users. It improves the stability and compatibility of your Mac. This update: - Improves Wi-Fi reliability - Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange Server - Improves reliability sending Mail messages when using certain email service providers - Improves reliability when connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac. The update should fix...

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07:45
Microsoft Launches New Holiday Ad Comparing Surface Pro 3...

Microsoft yesterday launched the latest in its series of ads comparing the Surface Pro 3 to Apple's MacBook Air. The new ad, entitled "Winter Wonderland", compares and contrasts the two machines to the jingle of the Christmas melody. The ad's predominant assessment of the Surface Pro 3 is how powerful the device is in comparison to the MacBook Air, offering similar performance while also supporting pen input. Microsoft also highlights the use of the Surface Pro 3's kickstand and touch screen as major advantages over the MacBook line, as the Microsoft user in the ad goes about using the Surface to design a Christmas-themed coffee mug. Finally, the ad highlights the Surface Pro 3's ability to detach from its magnetic keyboard for easy travel and its robust array of ancillary ports, such as its USB port. "I think I like your Surface Pro 3," the MacBook Air user states at the ad's end. "No seriously, where can I get one?" Since the Surface Pro 3 was...

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