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Tuesday February 17

05:53
Apple Drops Some Apple Watch Health Sensors ahead of Launc...

In a report that we posted back in September we learned that Samsung smartphone sensor technology had been dragged down by technological and legal problems. The legal issue revolved around smartphones integrating biometric sensors having to be clearly labelled as medical devices. At the time we wondered if this same problem could catch up with Apple's iDevices.

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04:50
LG Seen as Sole Apple Watch Display Supplier for 2015

A report published in Asia Sunday states that in a recent note to investors, J.P. Morgan analyst J.J. Park has revealed that tech giant Apple will depend on only one Asian display manufacturer ...

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04:15
Apple Granted Patents for their Panorama Camera Feature, a...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two specific inventions. The first relates to Apple's iDevice camera feature known as Panorama. The second patent relates to lifestreaming ...

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03:03
Apple Granted a PrimeSense Patent Relating to Virtual Keyb...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single patent that Apple acquired in their acquisition of PrimeSense. This virtual keyboard patent packs a punch considering that HP's new Sprout computer is now capable of projecting a virtual keyboard onto a special pad...

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01:32
Apple Granted a Video Headset Patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single patent covering a video headset.

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Monday February 16

18:35
Original Apple Watch Health Features Were Dropped Due to C...

Before Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last September, reports indicated the device would come with 10 sensors to track health and fitness data, leading some healthcare professions to find the unveiled Apple Watch's health features disappointing. In a new report, the Wall Street Journal offers a look at the original Apple Watch health features that were dropped due to consistency problems. Apple began developing the watch about four years ago, with a focus on health and fitness. It’s not unusual for Apple to experiment with many technologies or shift focus during product development, but the watch was especially challenging, people familiar with the matter said. Internally, the project became known as a “black...

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14:33
Apple Helping Developers Finalize Apple Watch Apps at Cupe...

Apple has invited third-party developers to its headquarters in Cupertino, California to allow them to test and finalize apps for the Apple Watch, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims that developers have been arriving at One Infinite Loop this month to work with Apple engineers on finishing WatchKit-based apps in categories such as sports, productivity and finance."The developers invited by Apple to Cupertino range from those behind titles for sports applications and productivity software. Apple has also been meeting with banks to work on WatchKit applications that assist with the Apple Watch’s Apple Pay functionality. Besides U.S.-based banks, Apple has been working on WatchKit apps with developers from Germany-based banks, which indicates Apple is likely in talks with more foreign banks to expand Apple Pay to more countries across the world."...

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08:30
Google Relaxes Project Zero Bug Disclosure Policy

Google's security team Project Zero recently announced some changes to its bug disclosure policy after controversially exposing Apple and Microsoft security flaws when the companies failed to meet the 90-day deadline. The new disclosure deadline has a 14-day grace period and excludes weekends and public holidays, providing tech companies with more time to properly address security vulnerabilities in their software."We now have a 14-day grace period. If a 90-day deadline will expire but a vendor lets us know before the deadline that a patch is scheduled for release on a specific day within 14 days following the deadline, the public disclosure will be delayed until the availability of the patch."Project Zero is a security team consisting of experienced programmers that look through the code of Google and several of its...

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08:13
Apple Watch Gets Another Competitor in the Android-Based L...

LG Electronics today announced a new device in the line of Android Wear smartwatch products, called the LG Watch Urbane. Planned for a full unveiling at Mobile World Congress next month, the watch is said to combine the traditional aspects of a luxury timepiece with the "high-tech flare" of a modern smartwatch. The LG Watch Urbane follows in the footsteps of LG's previous foray into the world of smartwatches with the LG G Watch R, launched last October. LG says while the G Watch R was designed with a more active lifestyle in mind, the Watch Urbane has taken a more formal, classic route that will suit both men and women. Despite the formal look, the Watch Urbane is powered by a smartwatch-style touch-based interface that is compatible with any smartphone running Android 4.3 or above. “The LG Watch...

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05:49
Jonathan Ive Discusses Steve Jobs and Apple Watch in The N...

Apple design chief Jonathan Ive has been interviewed in an exhaustive profile with The New Yorker, in which he discusses a number of topics ranging from Steve Jobs to the Apple Watch. The interview provides a rare glimpse inside Apple's design studio at Two Infinite Loop at its Cupertino headquarters, as Ive shares some of his experiences working at Apple over the past few decades. The iconic designer recounts how Jobs visited Apple's design studio upon returning to Apple in 1997 and quickly bonded with Ive, solidifying a longtime friendship between the two."During the visit, Ive said, Jobs 'became more and more confident, and got really excited about our ability to work together.' That day, according to Ive, they started collaborating on what became the iMac. Soon afterward, Apple launched its 'Think Different' campaign, and Ive took it as a reminder of the importance of “not being apologetic...

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Sunday February 15

16:26
Mysterious Apple Van Captured on Video in Palo Alto Reside...

A largely unmarked van with rooftop cameras, similar to the one originally spotted roaming Bay Area streets earlier this month, has been captured on video in Palo Alto, California. MacRumors obtained the footage from reader Jonathan Shiu, who recently recorded the van driving past Juana Briones Park on Clemo Avenue, a residential side street located approximately 10 miles from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. It has been increasingly speculated that these fifth-generation Dodge Caravans, which are reportedly leased to Apple, are part of the company's work on an electric car, but it is also possible that the vans are being used for a project similar to Google's Street View. It is conceivable that the rooftop cameras are being used to either collect mapping data for Apple Maps or as sensors to assist with self-driving initiatives....

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13:03
Another Purported 'iPad Pro' Case Shown in New P...

French website Nowhereelse.fr has shared new photos for another possible third-party case for the so-called "iPad Pro" tablet. The black protective cover has cutouts for a Lightning connector, rear-facing camera and microphone, volume rocker, mute switch and power button, consistent with previous iPad Air and iPad mini designs. The case does not have a cutout on the left side like the purported iPad Pro case that surfaced last month, nor does it have speaker cutouts due to having a different design that leaves the top and bottom edges exposed. This second third-party case appears to originate from a Chinese accessory maker that also makes cases for the iPad Air 2, providing yet...

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12:56
China Labor Union Slams Apple for Closing their Eyes to Re...

In December we posted a report titled "The BBC Report about Apple is motivated by Politics and Unions." The report showed that while the BBC thought that their documentary about Apple's Broken Promises was an original one, we made it clear that we knew that it was really a re-hashed China Labor Watch (CLW) report put to video...

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11:38
Beach Road Music Files Class Action Lawsuit against Apple...

In January we posted a report titled "New Class Action Filed against Apple over iTunes Radio." The class action was filed by Zenbu related to sound recordings of musical performances that initially were recorded prior to February 15, 1972 exploited by Apple via iTunes Radio. Late on Friday, a new Class Action lawsuit was filed by Beach Road Music ...

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09:50
Apple Taps into the Beat of the U.K. Music Scene by Hiring...

Last September Apple's CEO talked about their acquisition of Beats with Charlie Rose. He told Rose that one night he was checking out their competitor's music streaming services, which included Beats Music. Then all of a sudden it dawned on him ...

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Saturday February 14

18:25
BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe Joining Apple's iTunes Radio E...

Noted DJ Zane Lowe, who has headed up BBC Radio 1's popular evening new music show for over a decade, is leaving the broadcaster next month to join Apple, reports BBC News. Lowe has won a number of awards for his radio show and other work over the years, and was nominated for a Grammy Award this year for his role in writing and producing Sam Smith's album "In The Lonely Hour." Zane said: "I want to thank everyone at Radio 1 for their support and friendship. "The station has allowed me to share incredible music with the country's best music fans." During his time on the station, the New Zealand-born DJ has become well known for championing emerging talent and many acts have made their breakthrough after having one of their tracks named as "hottest record in the world" on Zane's show.While Lowe has apparently not publicly stated what role he will take on at Apple,...

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10:04
Google's Android likely to take an early Lead with Wi...

Today we posted a report on Patently Mobile about Google inventing an Apple-TV-like Set Top Box with its top surface acting as an inductive charging station.

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05:55
Apple's Automobile Project Said to Include Self-Drivi...

Following up on yesterday's series of reports about a "top-secret research team" at Apple working on an electric car, Reuters now weighs in with its own source claiming the project involves a self-driving electric car.Technology giant Apple is learning how to make a self-driving electric car and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, an automotive source familiar with the talks said on Saturday. The Cupertino, California-based maker of phones, computers and watches is exploring how to make an entire vehicle, not just designing automotive software or individual components, the source said. "They don't appear to want a lot of help from carmakers," the source, who declined to be named, said.The source's of claim of self-driving capabilities for the vehicle directly contradicts yesterday's...

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Friday February 13

20:35
The iCar: It's Popcorn for your Mind

On February 3 we posted two patent reports about cars. One was a granted patent about advanced auto controls and systems that we originally covered in 2013. That patent was about some serious technology that seemed over ambitious for just CarPlay.

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15:21
Hundreds of Apple Employees Working on Creating Apple-Bran...

Following up on today's report suggesting that Apple is recruiting automotive technology and vehicle design experts to work in a secret research lab, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is developing an electric vehicle. According to the publication's sources, Apple has hundreds of employees working to design an Apple-branded minivan-like electric vehicle under the code name Project Titan. The large size of the team indicates that the company is serious about the project, but it's possible that Apple may not go through with plans to create a car despite its current research efforts. Apple may decide not to proceed with a car. In addition, many technologies used in an electric car, such as advanced batteries and in-car electronics, would be useful to other Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad. Apple often investigates technologies and potential products, going as far as...

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13:31
Apple's CEO Announces a Huge Win for Apple Pay at the...

Earlier this week we noted that while CNN seemed to be confused as to why Apple's CEO Tim Cook would be speaking about security at the Cybersecurity Summit in California, we thought it was pretty clear. We stated that Apple Pay ...

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13:07
Samsung Aims to be First-to-Market with Wireless Charging...

After Apple iPhone 6 sales annihilated Samsung's profits in Q4, Samsung's executive teams know all too well that their new Galaxy S6 has to hit a home run at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Their special event is scheduled for Sunday March 1, 2015. We've read about ...

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10:51
Apple Watch Roundup Updated

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple's goal with the Apple Watch is to "change the way you life your life," and that everyone is going to find a feature they can't live without in the device. He also recently shared news that the Apple Watch will be released in April. Check out our roundup to find out more. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Apple IDCandy Crush Saga Players Spent Over $1.3 Billion on In-App Purchases in 2014Fleksy Keyboard Adds New Themes, Extensions, and Valentine's Day ContentApple Reverses Course, Allows Marijuana Apps in Marijuana-Legal States [Updated] •...

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10:50
Apple Recruiting Automotive Experts to Work in 'Top-S...

Apple is recruiting automotive technology and vehicle design experts to work in a new "top-secret research lab," according to Financial Times. The report adds that a number of Apple designers working under design chief Jonathan Ive have also been regularly meeting with automotive executives and creators in recent months, and even trying to hire them in some cases. A team of Apple employees, led by experienced managers from Apple's iPhone unit, are said to be researching automotive products at a secretive location outside of the Cupertino-based company's One Infinite Loop headquarters. The new research lab was allegedly set up late last year, shortly after the unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. Financial Times claims that Apple may be developing an advanced software platform that builds upon the CarPlay dashboard system, although its...

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10:36
Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at White House Cybersecurity Sum...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection which is occurring now, and he is expected to speak for approximately 10 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, ahead of a presidential address set to take place at 11:15. The summit is being streamed live on YouTube and can be watched below. The White House is expected to unveil its next executive action on cybersecurity at today's summit. The event includes tech executives, academics, government officials, with several panels on topics like payment security, and improving cybersecurity practices at consumer oriented businesses. Update: During his speech at the Summit, Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted Apple's commitment to privacy and security, once again pointing out that Apple makes its money by selling products and services...

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