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Tuesday May 5

04:57
Apple Granted 38 Patents Today Covering a POP System, In-C...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a retail store portable point of purchase (POP) system, iDevice in-cell displays, a new Apple Watch design patent and more.

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02:29
Apple has been Granted an Invisible Optical Label Patent f...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention of using invisible optical labels to pair devices like an iPhone to Apple Watch without the need of using a cloud ...

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01:20
Apple Granted a Patent for Maps with Interactive 3D Views

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's Maps with interactive 3D Views ...

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Monday May 4

18:28
Third-Party Apple Watch Bands May Be Coming Soon Following...

Apple today debuted a new developer site (via Macotakara) titled "Creating Bands for Apple Watch", which includes band design guidelines for third-party companies looking to make bands for the Apple Watch. The design guidelines include requirements for the bands to achieve Apple certification in the new Made for Apple Watch program, which is similar to the already established Made for iPhone program. Apple Watch bands are easily changed with simple release buttons and lugs that secure the band to the Apple Watch case. When creating your custom bands, refer to the band design guidelines and lug profile. Apple Watch lugs will be available soon through the Made for Apple Watch program.Firstly, the bands must integrate with the two lugs that mate with the...

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15:52
Remote for Next-Generation Apple TV to Include 'Touch...

Apple's next-generation Apple TV will include a new touch-based remote with a revamped design, reports The New York Times, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. Described as being "slightly thicker" than the current version, the new Apple TV remote will gain a "touch pad" that will be used for scrolling, along with two physical buttons. The touch pad will likely replace the circular click-wheel style control that's on the existing remote, giving users an easier way to scroll through content on the Apple TV. Currently, navigating through content on a channel like Netflix with the Apple TV remote requires users to click multiple times on the click wheel. A touch-based control area on the remote would likely function similarly to the Apple Remote apps on the iPhone...

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15:48
Gold Plate your $399 Apple Watch and Look Rich

If $17,000 is a little out of your price range for the Apple Watch Edition Gold, then there are options available to you ...

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11:37
Apple Hires New General Contractor for Apple Campus 2, Spa...

As construction on its "spaceship" campus in Cupertino continues, Apple has hired a new general contractor, sparking rumors questioning whether the new campus will be finished by the company's prospective 2016 completion date. According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Silicon Valley company Rudolph & Sletten Inc. will take on the buildout of the Campus 2's interior structure, a job that was previously thought to be going to DPR Construction Co. and Skanska USA, the two companies heading up the construction project. Most recent image of the ongoing construction of Apple Campus 2, from the City of Cupertino.It's unclear why Rudolph & Sletten is being brought in and exactly what DPR/Skanska's involvement will be going forward. Two sources said the DPR-Skanska joint...

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10:55
Apple Painted as an Evil Force against Freemium Music Serv...

The Verge is reporting today that "The Department of Justice is looking closely into Apple’s business practices in relation to its upcoming music streaming service, according to multiple sources." The report further notes that "The Verge has learned that Apple has been pushing major music labels to force streaming services like Spotify to abandon their free tiers ...

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10:13
General Electric to Produce an LED bulb Compatible with Ap...

According to a new report published today, General Electric announced collaborations with Apple and Qualcomm today as it uses digital technology and the growing appetite for data to reinvigorate its 130-year-old lighting business.

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09:06
GE to Create Intelligent LED Lightbulbs Compatible with Ap...

GE today announced plans to take advantage of Apple's HomeKit platform, creating intelligent, color-changing LED lightbulbs that will interface with iOS devices. GE's HomeKit-compatible LED lightbulbs will include GE's Align technology, which aims to improve sleep through controlling blue light output at critical times. During the day, the Align technology is able to mimic daylight to suppress the production of melatonin for a more awake feeling, adding bright blue tones to white light, and at night, blue light is reduced to promote melatonin production and avoid disrupting circadian sleep rhythms. "As we continue to grow our infrastructure business by connecting our brilliant industrial machines to the Internet, it is important that...

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08:32
Samsung just can't Resist Mirroring Apple's Desi...

Samsung has mocked the iPhone and Apple's fan base for years in ads like the one called the wall huggers. They've mocked the iPhone for not being able to ....

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06:00
Apple Urging Music Labels to Stop Licensing Free Songs on...

Apple has been leveraging its power within the music industry in an attempt to push music labels to stop licensing freemium tiers offered by Spotify and other streaming music services, according to The Verge. The company has also reportedly offered to pay YouTube's music licensing fee to Universal Music Group if the label stops allowing its songs on the website, a popular destination for music videos. The report claims that U.S. Department of Justice officials are looking into Apple's business practices in relation to its upcoming streaming music service, expected to be a rebranded version of Beats Music that will debut at WWDC next month. "DOJ officials have already interviewed high-ranking music industry executives about Apple’s business habits," the report claims. Apple's much-rumored...

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04:03
Carl Icahn: Every 50 Years we get a Company like Apple

Carl Icahn stated this weekend that 'Apple is the sort of company that only comes along twice in a century," adding that he was still pushing the group to use its cash to buy back more shares.

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03:19
WSJ: Data-Breach Alert Laws May Be Eased

With the Republicans now in control of both houses, they're getting down to the business of rewarding their supporters in the business community by weakening consumer rights. According to a new ...

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02:07
Apple Remains the Number Two Smartphone Vendor in China in...

Smartphone shipments to China totaled 109.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, rising 17% from 93.6 million units a year earlier ...

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Sunday May 3

10:17
Inventors of Medical Apps Sue Apple over HealthKit and Hea...

A New Jersey company by the name of LMG 3 Marketing and Development Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's HealthKit and Health App. The company, which isn't a patent troll, has two legitimate granted patents on record and has been selling and/or licensing their products to customers like the retailer Target.

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05:37
Apple Sued for Allegedly Infringing 7 Patents from STMicro...

STMicroelectronics is a French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is commonly called ST, and it is Europe's largest semiconductor chip maker based on revenue. The company sold Apple low-powered three-axis gyroscope for the iPhone 5. But when it came to...

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Friday May 1

18:49
Samsung Debuts Apple-Like Design Video for Galaxy S6 Edge

Earlier today Samsung debuted a new video on its YouTube channel called "Designing Possible", detailing the design process of the brand new Galaxy S6 Edge (via iMore). However, the video bears a striking resemblance to Apple's video on how the company designed the gold Apple Watch Edition. Both videos feature men with English accents talking about the design process of the companies' devices while showcasing the manufacturing processes. The two videos also share similar cinematography, with both of them including almost identical images of lined up components in a dark area as a light zooms over them. The intent for both ads also appears to be the same, making sure people understand the kind of thought and detail that goes into the design of...

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09:03
iFixit Posts Apple Watch Repair Manuals for Battery, Scree...

iFixit has released Apple Watch repair manuals for various components of the device, including the battery, screen, adhesive, and NFC antenna. The guides provide step-by-step instructions on how to replace the Apple Watch's OLED display and battery, alongside additional steps for repairing the adhesive and NFC antenna that can be damaged as a result of opening the casing. The steps required to replace the OLED display and fused glass digitizer, in simplified terms, include separating the screen from the watch body with a sharp, curved knife and opening pick, prying and removing the internal battery,...

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07:52
Apple Files European Patent Regarding Work on Unified Conn...

On May 01, 2015, the World Intellectual Property Organization published a patent application from Apple regarding a unified connector for multiple interfaces which may be considered Apple's work regarding USB-C.

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06:55
Rumored 'iPad Pro' Dimensions and Features Again...

Following a lull in rumors and news circulating Apple's so-called "iPad Pro", most likely due to the launch of the Apple Watch and reported delays in Apple's internal production timeline, a newly shared industrial rendering (via nowhereelse.fr) [Google Translate] of the device once again provides some claims of dimensions for the large-screened iPad. The industrial rendering, dated December 2014, points to a 12.9-inch screen iPad Pro with dimensions measuring exactly 305.70mm x 222.60mm x 7.20mm, or 12 inches x 8.7 inches x 0.28 inches. These...

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06:17
MacRumors 2015 Blood Drive

MacRumors is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2015. Our goal every year is to increase the number of life-saving donations in real-world communities by encouraging everyone in our online community to step forward. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location or collection center, our blood drive is online and worldwide. Our past blood drives have collectively recorded donations of over 250 units of blood and platelets. Apple often supports health, relief, and charity efforts, including facilitating cash donations after the recent earthquake in Nepal, but this drive is run by the staff and volunteers of MacRumors. We ask that you: 1. Donate...

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05:28
Most 42mm Apple Watches Now Estimated to Ship in July

While many customers have been receiving their Apple Watch pre-orders earlier than expected, all 42mm Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch models now have shipping estimates of July on the Apple Online Store in the United States for new orders. Apple Watch Edition shipping times have not changed. Now that the calendar has turned to May, it is likely that Apple has simply bumped forward its original June estimates for 42mm models to July to remain conservative. Many pre-orders with initial shipping estimates of 4-6 weeks or later have already been shipped or delivered, as Apple appears to be making up ground on most models. The only two Apple Watches that remain virtually nowhere to be seen are the 38mm and 42mm Space Black with Link Bracelet models, both of which remain available to ship in 4-6 weeks or later for most customers. Earlier this week, it was reported that a...

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04:34
Apple Watch Faces Hydrogen Explosion, Liquid Nitrogen and...

After being put under multiple torture and waterproof tests in the week since its official launch on April 24, the Apple Watch this week faced some of its most hardcore trials yet from YouTuber Richard Ryan. Known as "FullMag" on YouTube, Ryan this week has put the Apple Watch Sport through a series of three destruction tests - Liquid Nitrogen, Hydrogen Explosion, and a 50-caliber bullet shell - on his technology destruction-focused channel (via Cult of Mac). First posted on Monday, Ryan began his Apple Watch videos with a test focused on dropping the Sport version of the Watch into a container of liquid nitrogen and smashing the...

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Thursday April 30

15:22
Apple Watch Insides: PCB Details Revealed for the First Ti...

Deconstructing the new Apple watch is not a game for amateurs. ABI Research’s TeardownIQ reveals a design centered on a custom Apple Processor ...

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