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Monday August 11

12:02
Apple Supplier Pegatron Forecasts Revenues to Rise Sharply...

We were first to report last week that iPhone casing supplier Catcher Technology posted better than expected sales for July due to Apple's new iPhones that are now in production. Today we have another such report. According to ...

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11:00
Intel Reveals More Information on Core M for Hybrid Comput...

Today, Intel disclosed details of its newest microarchitecture that is optimized with Intel's industry-leading 14nm manufacturing process. Together these technologies will provide high-performance and low-power capabilities to serve a broad array of computing needs and products from the infrastructure of cloud computing and the Internet of Things to personal and mobile computing. The main focus of Core M was first revealed back in June at Computex where Intel showed their obsession with beating the MacBook Air in thinness. Last month....

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10:02
Intel Shares New Details on Low-Power Core M Broadwell Pro...

Intel today released new details on its next-generation 14-nanometer Broadwell processors, which are designed to combine high-performance and low power to allow for more efficient devices. Haswell ushered in an era of impressively long battery life, which is expected to improve even further with Broadwell. In a list of features on the new chips, Intel says Broadwell will usher in "new form factors" with systems that are thinner and run both silently and cool, with two times reduction in thermal design point. Intel's 14-nanometer Broadwell package- The combination of the new microarchitecture and manufacturing process will usher in a wave of innovation in new form factors, experiences and systems that are thinner and run silent and cool. - Intel architects and chip designers have achieved...

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08:48
Apple Debuts Two New 'Your Verse' iPad Stories F...

Apple's "Your Verse" website highlighting the various ways that people use their iPads has been updated with two new stories, featuring electropop group Yaoband and Jason Hall, founder of a biking program in Detroit. Luke Wang and Peter Feng, the two Chinese musicians who make up Yaoband, use their iPads to capture audio samples, turning them into beats. In a video on Apple's site, the duo are depicted using the iPad to capture sounds like water flowing over rocks in a river, water dripping from a faucet, a spoon on a bowl, a ringing bell, and more. Various audio apps then allow them to mix sounds, styles, and techniques, creating a unique sound. To capture and make music, Feng and Wang use apps like iMaschine, ...

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08:44
Apple Introduces Two More iPad Promotional Verses Today

Apple is highlighting two more iPad promotional Verses today on their homepage. One covers Yoaband that is striking a new chord in China and the other ...

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07:55
Round 'True Tone' Flash for iPhone 6 Revealed in...

Over the last several months, a number of drawings, mockups, and even rear shell parts for the iPhone 6 have consistently shown a round hole for the LED flash next to the rear camera. That feature has been one of the primary sources of skepticism about the legitimacy of these leaks, as many observers have argued it suggests Apple would have to be abandoning the pill-shaped "True Tone" dual-LED flash introduced in the iPhone 5s. Earlier today, we highlighted a new photo set from Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] showing a number of components said to be...

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07:00
Microsoft Aims the Surface Pro 3 at the MacBook Air, Again

Back in May we posted a report titled "Microsoft's New Surface Pro 3 Thinks it's a Notebook." Specifically, it believes it's a MacBook Air replacement. Today a new Microsoft ad has surfaced that is once again making their case for the Surface 3 being a hybrid device that's both a tablet and a notebook. Microsoft's ad shows the diversity of their Surface 3 tablet being a notebook ...

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05:30
Apple Seeks Trademark for Beta Testing Software "Test...

Today, Apple's trademark filing for "TestFlight" was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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03:47
More Photos of Embedded Rear Logo, Rear Camera Ring of iPh...

Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate) shares more photos said to be of various iPhone 6 parts, including images of the embedded rear Apple logo, external camera ring, Touch ID home button enclosure, flex cables, and more. The pictures of the embedded rear Apple logo and external camera ring also line up with photos shared last week by luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk. Apple has not used an embedded logo on the iPhone since shipping the original iPhone in 2007. It was stated last week that the embedded logo may be made of an incredibly scratch-resistant metal, perhaps even a Liquidmetal alloy....

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00:25
Microsoft Launches Three New Surface Pro 3 Ads Targeting t...

Microsoft today launched three new ads targeting Apple's MacBook Air and comparing the notebook to its new Surface Pro 3 tablet. All three commercials emphasize the Surface Pro 3's touchscreen multitasking features and expandable hardware, with each showing how the MacBook Air lacks similar functionality. The ads also end with the tagline "The tablet that can replace your laptop." The first spot is titled "Crowded" and focuses on two narrators and how the Surface Pro 3 is a tablet and a laptop. When told about the Surface Pro 3 by the first narrator, the second claims that the tablet doesn't have the power of the MacBook Air's Intel i5 processor. The first narrator states that the Surface Pro 3 does have an equal processor, and shows off Microsoft...

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Sunday August 10

19:48
Apple's Secretive Internal Training Program Detailed...

A new profile of Apple's internal training program published by the New York Times has shed new light on how the company teaches its vision and practices to select new employees. Originally established by Steve Jobs and Apple's Vice President of Human Resources Joel Podolny, the-so called "Apple University" is a year-round, in-house program that allows employees to enroll in a number of classes with instructors coming from universities like Yale, Harvard, Stanford, M.I.T., and more. Apple's internal training programs are taught at the company's Cupertino, California campus, with rooms being described as being "well lit" and formed in a trapezoid shape with elevated seats so employees can clearly see their instructors. Interested individuals sign up on an internal Apple website, as classes are taught to employees based on their positions at...

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12:45
Front Panel from 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Once Again Said to be D...

Taiwanese Apple news website AppleClub (Google Translate, via 9to5Mac) shares new photos of the supposed front panel from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, including the device's display and its insides. The images are consistent with prior leaks of the iPhone 6's front panel, showing a larger screen, a thinner bezel, rounded edges, and a cutout for the Touch ID home button. The panel depicted also features the front-facing camera and the ambient light sensor located on the left and at the top respectively, which is similar to the design of the iPhone 4. It is not known whether...

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11:44
Microsoft Seeks to Patent Mobile Devices with Invisible Co...

In early July, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella sent out an email to all employees to boost moral going into FY2015 titled "Bold Ambition & Our Core." Nadella told employees that "We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world." He noted that "our industry does not respect tradition – it only respects innovation." Nadella also noted that "In the next few years we will see many more new categories evolve and experiences emerge that span a variety of devices of all screen sizes." Today we present you with a brief overview of a new Microsoft invention relating to invisible controls on mobile devices and beyond ....

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06:37
TracBeam Sues Apple over Locations Services in Maps, Siri...

A Colorado Company by the name of TracBeam, LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's location service ...

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Saturday August 9

13:05
Apple Patent Covers Touchscreen Macs, Atomic Tasks and a C...

On Thursday we posted two reports about Siri for the desktop. The first report was titled "Apple Reveals 'Hey, Siri' Feature Relating to Future Apps for Restaurant Reservations, In-Vehicle Functionality and more." The second report was titled "Apple Files Major Siri Patent for Mac Desktop Functionality," showed us that Siri will be coming to the Mac to assist users with...

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06:30
Judge Koh Rejects Wage-Fixing Settlement while Pointing to...

Earlier this morning the Financial Times wrote a great report about Judge Koh rejecting a $325M wage-fixing settlement. The report stated that "A US judge on Friday offered a behind-the-scenes look at the force of will with which Steve Jobs once held sway over Silicon Valley, as she threw out a proposed settlement of a lawsuit against Apple and three other tech companies."

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04:45
CCTV Video Explains why China Did Exclude Apple Products

In a new video published by China's CCTV we see that China did drop Apple from their procurement list. Their reasoning, according to China’s Ministry of Finance, was that Apple did not abide ....

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Friday August 8

14:44
Apple to Introduce iWatch in September Suggests Apple Jour...

Apple may be planning to introduce its iWatch in September, according to a comment from prominent Apple journalist John Gruber. In a post highlighting the charging functionality of the Moto 360, Gruber suggests Apple will be announcing its "wrist wearable thing next month."It looks like Motorola's designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360's stupid flat-tire display shape. The only way this could get funnier would be if it doesn't even ship until after Apple announces their wrist wearable thing next month.Gruber did not go on to refute his claim, and with his history of inside knowledge and sources within Apple, his comments suggest he believes the iWatch will debut in September. A September introduction would likely take place at Apple's scheduled iPhone 6 event, set to be held on September 9...

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13:53
FCC Questioning All Carriers On Unlimited Throttling Polic...

According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the United States Federal Communications Commission is now questioning all wireless carriers on their network management policies, asking how carriers choose when to throttle customers, including those with unlimited data plans. In a report from Reuters, Wheeler said that the FCC had written to all major U.S. carriers about its concerns on throttling practices following its inquisition into Verizon's upcoming plan to throttle unlimited data customers during peak usage times."My concern in this instance - and it's not just with Verizon, by the way, we've written to all the carriers - is that it is moving from a technology and engineering issue to the business issues ... such as choosing between different subscribers based on your economic...

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11:44
Judge Rejects $324M Settlement Proposal in Apple, Google C...

Judge Lucy Koh today rejected the settlement deal that Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe had reached with tech workers over a lawsuit involving anti-poaching agreements, reports CNBC. According to Koh, the $324.5 million settlement number agreed upon in April is too low, and should be at least $380 million. A judge rejected a $324.5 million settlement Friday between tech workers and companies Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe in a lawsuit accusing the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, said the proposed settlement amount "falls below the range of reasonableness."Tech workers initially levied the class action anti-poaching lawsuit against the companies in 2011, accusing them...

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09:55
App Store Listings Gain Family Sharing Info Ahead of iOS 8...

Apps in the iOS and Mac App Stores have begun displaying details on Family Sharing, letting users know whether or not the feature is enabled for specific apps ahead of the launch of iOS 8 and Yosemite. A new Family Sharing listing has appeared in the Information section for each app, as noted by German site iFun.de [Google Translate]. For developers that have turned on Family Sharing, the section displays a "Yes" under the Family Sharing heading, while apps from developers that have opted not to allow Family Sharing or have yet to turn the setting on display "Not Available." Certain apps, like Sketchbook Mobile display a "Yes" for purchases after a set date, indicating that...

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09:54
Apple Donates US$1.6 Million towards China's Earthqua...

According to a new report out of China, Apple has announced its decision to donate roughly US$1.6 million (10 million yuan) towards earthquake-relief efforts in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Apple China also ...

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08:00
Apple Makes $1.6 Million Donation to Support Chinese Earth...

Following a major earthquake in China's Yunnan Province earlier this week that killed over 600 people and caused widespread damage, Apple has made a donation of 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) in support of relief efforts in the region, reports CRIENGLISH.com. Apple has also updated its Chinese home page to acknowledge the disaster. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also sent an email to company employees, shared by 9to5Mac, in which he expresses "deepest sympathies" to those affected and mentions Apple presence in the region and commitment to help.Team, Our deepest sympathies go out to the people of China’s Yunnan Province, which was struck by a devastating 6.5-...

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07:31
Apple Again Expanding Reno Data Center as Plans for Downto...

Apple is once again expanding its Reno, Nevada data center, adding several new data cluster buildings, reports Reno Gazette Journal. The upcoming expansion was documented in building permits filed recently with Washoe County. Apple's Reno data center (Source: Wired) This new round of expansion is expected to kick off the third phase of development for the center that was approved in 2012 and went live in 2013. Apple currently is in the second phase of construction, which is expected to be completed by the end of this summer...

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04:51
An iPhone 6 Clone is Shown to Fool Most, Very Easily

How easy is it to fool the public that the iPhone 6 is already out? Apparently, very easy as noted in the noted video above. With so many rumors ....

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