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Monday July 11

In Apple's Tax Case, will the EU Commission Blink to...

In February, Patently Apple posted a report titled "U.S. Treasury Secretary Calls on the EU Commission to Reconsider their Tax Probes targeting U.S. Companies." Today a new report claims that that U.S. Secretary Jack "Lew is now set with Vestager as she prepares to deliver a final verdict on a probe into Apple's tax affairs in Ireland."

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Concerns Arise Over Pokémon Go Granting Full Access to Pla...

Pokémon Go is experiencing a momentous launch week, with an estimated 7.5 million downloads and nearly as many daily active Android users as Twitter in the United States. The rollout has not been entirely smooth, however, as the game has indirectly been at the center of crimes, robberies, and even car accidents.

Pokémon Go has full access to your Google account (Image: Ars Technica)

Now, an even bigger potential concern has arisen, as systems architect Adam Reeve has...

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'Pokémon Go' Launch Faces String of Robberies, C...

Although Nintendo, Niantic, and The Pokémon Company have a few good reasons to celebrate the launch of their new augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go, a couple of incidents related to the game have already begun sprouting up over the past few days, bringing to light a few cautionary tales for everyone delving into the game.

Because it requires players to travel to real-world destinations in order to stock up on Poké Balls, eggs, and potions, and compete at gyms, some individuals have been capitalizing on the game's mechanics to trap and rob its players. According to a Facebook post from the O'...

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Photo of the iPhone 4.7" Design Tweaks Surfaces in Fr...

An Apple iPhone rumor site released a new photo of a case with an enlarged camera lens and redefined

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Will Apple's Future Robots assemble iPhones or Go Far...

One of the more fascinating parts of Apple's special event in March was actually about something that wasn't for sale. It was about Apple's new robotic arm that they simply call 'Liam.' Liam doesn't build or finish iPhones; it deconstructs them ...

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Clearest Shot Yet of iPhone 7 Case Confirms Subtle Design...

One of the clearest shots of Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 case has been posted over on French site this morning.

While the photo doesn't tell us anything we don't already know, it does confirm some details of the design we've come to expect from previous leaks.

The appearance of the rear of the phone is consistent with 3D renders previously posted by NWE blogger Steve Hemmerstoffer depicting an iPhone 6s-like design, repositioned antenna bands, and a larger camera cut-out.

What's not clear in the photo is the connector situation at the bottom of the device. Apple is widely expected to do away with the...

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Sunday July 10

The Story about Apple's Blind Engineer is Truly Inspi...

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) presented Apple with the Robert S. Bray Award for their continued accessibility innovation on July 4, during ACB’s annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, MN. But the real story is about Apple Engineer Jordyn Castor, who was blind since birth.

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The Impossible Dream of a Made-in-America iPhone

Some, like Presidential candidate Donald Trump, think that if Apple was given the right tax beaks to bring back their money that's offshore and get Foxconn to open a plant in the US, that it could bring back needed jobs to America.

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University in Naples Italy Announces Partnership with Appl...

On January 21, 2016 Apple posted a press release announcing titled "Apple Opening Europe's First iOS App Development Center in Italy." On Friday, the Università di Napoli Federico II (Naples, Italy) formerly announced it will host Europe’s first ever iOS Developer Academy in a new partnership with Apple that will see hundreds of students given the practical skills and training on developing apps for the world’s most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem.

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Saturday July 9

Apple Sued for using a Web Carousel but has a Prior Grante...

Samuel Lit, inventor of a patent titled "Information display system and method," has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit claims that Apple's website includes a carousel embedded in the site ...

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The FBI Seeks a Search Warrant for an Account on Apple...

Early this morning Patently Apple discovered a new court filing that was filed yesterday that was made public today. The USA/FBI's application

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Apple Won Four Design Patents in Hong Kong this Week for a...

Apple was granted four design patents in Hong Kong yesterday covering a charger and two user interfaces. Apple's "animated user interface" design win may relate to 3D touch.

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Friday July 8

Apple Pays $25 Million in Settlement Over Cover Flow, Time...

Apple will pay $25 million to settle a patent lawsuit with Network-1 Technologies' subsidiary Mirror World Technologies and license its patents, the companies announced today. The patent (No. 6,006,227) dates back to 1999, covering a system that stores documents in a stream ordered chronologically, similar to Apple's Cover Flow or Time Machine.

Under the terms of the agreement, Apple will receive a fully paid up non-exclusive license to the '227 Patent for its full term, which expired in 2016, along with certain rights to other patents in Network-1's portfolio. Network-1 will receive $25 million from Apple for the settlement and fully paid up...

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iOS Device Ransom Attacks Continue to Target Users in U.S....

A few years ago, a number of users in Australia were victimized by attackers remotely locking iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Find My iPhone on iCloud. Compromised devices typically displayed Russian ransom messages demanding payments of around $50 to $100 for the device to be unlocked.

A ransom message targeting a Mac in 2014 with the common pseudonym "Oleg Pliss"

At the time, IT security expert Troy Hunt noted that the attackers were likely using compromised emails and passwords exposed from various online security breaches to log in to iCloud accounts. AOL and eBay, for example, were among several high-profile companies that suffered data breaches in 2014.

Apple later confirmed that iCloud was not compromised, and that the...

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Apple's First iOS Developer Academy to Open in Octobe...

Apple and the University of Naples Federico II have jointly announced that the first-ever iOS Developer Academy will open in October 2016 at the university's new campus in San Giovanni a Teduccio, a coastal suburb east of Naples, Italy. The news was first reported by German website Macerkopf.

The free academy will provide more than 200 students with "practical skills and training on developing apps" in the first year, with more to follow in the years ahead, as part of a nine-month curriculum designed and supported by Apple. The facility includes labs and access to the latest Apple hardware and software."We are thrilled to be working with Università di Napoli Federico II to launch the first iOS Developer Academy in Europe," said Luca Maestri, Apple's CFO.First semester courses will focus on...

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Microsoft's Counter Revolution against Apple will lea...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft's Panay makes it Clear: Surface is to Compete Directly with Apple." In that report we presented clear evidence that Panos Panay, Microsoft's Corporate VP for Surface, is obsessed with Apple's premium devices and plans to challenge Apple on every hardware front going forward from next-gen Surface smartphones (likely this fall), to the Surface Book, to Surface tablets and the rumored all-in-one Surface PC to take on the iMac. This has been Microsoft's plan for some time ...

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Thursday July 7

Pennsylvania Man Sues Apple Over Web Carousel Use

Pennsylvania resident Samuel Lit has hit Apple with a lawsuit claiming that the company infringed on his patent for web carousels, according to documents filed in the Northern Illinois District Court (via AppleInsider). Apple's website typically features a homepage with a carousel containing four to five windows displaying its products.

Lit owns U.S. Patent No. 8,793,330, which is a "system and method for displaying graphics, art, text, animation, video and other content." It's described as a "three-dimensional 'Display Carousel' system" that can cycle through...

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Staggering: It will take 47% of Global Gen6 Flexible AMOLE...

According to a new research report, AMOLED manufacturing equipment market for Apple’s use for the 5 years between 2016-2020 is expected to reach US$13 billion.

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What to Expect If You Want to Install iOS 10 Public Beta

Apple launched a public beta of iOS 10 today through its Beta Software Program. It is identical to the second developer build and provides non-developers with a chance to test the upcoming software version for the first time. But given the nature of pre-release software, is it safe to install the iOS 10 public beta on your device?

If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that you use as your daily driver is your planned installation device, the short answer is no for most people. While the public beta is generally stable enough to use, dozens of popular apps such as Airbnb, Bank of America, Camera+, Facebook, and McDonald's have yet to be...

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Public Beta of iOS 10 Now Available for Download

Following this morning's announcement that it would be launching public betas for both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple has now released iOS 10 for members of the public beta testing program.

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As we noted earlier, users interested in testing out iOS 10 should visit Apple's Beta Software Program website for more details and to register for the program. Once accepted into the program, users will be able to download a profile to install on their iOS devices that will enable them to receive the iOS 10 public beta. Make sure you first delete any...

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Public Beta of macOS Sierra Now Available

Apple's public beta program for macOS Sierra is now live following this morning's announcement that both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra would be made available today. macOS Sierra will include a number of changes and new features such as Siri integration, Apple Pay for Safari, Auto Unlock via Apple Watch, and improvements for Photos, Messages, and Apple Music.

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As with iOS 10, users interested in testing out macOS...

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Apple to Launch Public Betas for macOS & iOS 10 Today

Apple is launching their public beta programs for macOS Sierra and iOS 10 later today. Apple has been more open with its software in recent years, and this beta for Sierra continues that trend.

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The Korean Government is Attempting to Handicap Apple by D...

According to a new Korean news report, "Google and Apple are resisting the Korean government’s legal revision to uninstall preloaded apps on their new mobile devices.

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Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra To...

Two days after releasing the second developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for testing, Apple today is launching its public beta program for the forthcoming updates, allowing a broader cross section of users to test out the new features and report bugs to Apple (via The Verge and CNET).

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Users interested in testing out iOS 10 and macOS Sierra should...

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China's Smartphone Vendors are bracing themselves for...

Even though Samsung is enjoying a bit of rebound after Apple's iPhone-6 mania made them road kill, going forward may be another matter. Korea Investment & Securities said in a recent report that the operating profit margins for the Galaxy S7 mobile phone business will decline in the third and fourth quarters as the Galaxy S7 effect fades.

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