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Florida Company Sues Apple, Says Apple TV‘s ‘What Did He Say?‘ Feature Copies Its Movie Software

Florida company CustomPlay filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple today, claiming the fourth-generation Apple TV‘s rewind with closed captioning tvOS feature copies its movie companion software. Using the Siri Remote, Apple TV users can ask "what did she say?" and tvOS will rewind the TV show or movie by 10-15 seconds and resume playing with closed captioning temporarily enabled. Skip to roughly the 1:02:13 mark of Apple&lsq

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Lease Approved For Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

Apple has finalized terms with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, to lease a portion of the Carnegie Library at at Mount Vernon Square, described as a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown Washington D.C. The leased area, approximately 19,000 square feet, will eventually be home to an Apple retail store. The lease term is ten years with two five-year options, ac

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Apple Shares New Earth Day Ad in Late July

Earth Day was over three months ago, on April 22, yet Apple today uploaded another quirky Earth Day video outlining the company‘s plan to ensure almost one million acres of forests are responsibly managed by 2020. The one-minute ad was shared on Apple‘s own YouTube channel today, and later tweeted by Apple‘s environmental chief Lisa Jackson. Apple‘s 2017 Earth Day video campaign began around the annual event in la

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Apple Granted License to Test Next-Generation 5G Wireless Technology

The FCC has granted Apple a license to test next-generation 5G wireless technologies, as brought to our attention by DSLReports. In May, Apple submitted an application for an experimental license to test wireless technology on millimeter wave spectrum bands. Millimeter wave bands provide higher bandwidth and throughput up to 10Gb/s, but they are limited by line of sight issues that can cause problems in dense urban areas. An excerpt from

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Apple Store App Now Supports Touch ID For Authenticating Payments With Apple ID

Apple today updated its official Apple Store shopping app with the ability to use Touch ID to securely and conveniently pay for an order with a credit card tied to an Apple ID, as well as make changes to account settings. The Apple Store app has long allowed shoppers to pay for purchases with the credit card associated with their Apple ID, but users needed to type their password for authentication. Now, users can simply use Touch ID. To p

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You Can Now Order Ahead at Tim Hortons Using Your iPhone With Apple Pay

Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons today launched a revamped app that enables customers to order and pay ahead of time with Apple Pay. Customers can also add a credit card or TimCard manually and pay by scanning an in-app barcode. The app enables customers to choose their preferred Tim Hortons location and pick-up method. Payment is completed within the app, so customers can grab their orders to go at the counter or drive-thru, or d

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BuzzFeed Debuts iOS-Connected ‘Tasty One Top‘ That Automatically Adjusts Recipe Settings as You Cook

BuzzFeed and its food-centric brand Tasty today announced its first foray into smart consumer appliances with a device called the "Tasty One Top," a 149 Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop that consumers can place anywhere in their kitchen and connect to an iOS app for easy-to-follow recipes. BuzzFeed Product Labs partnered with GE Appliances to create the Tasty One Top, with the announcement coming ahead of Tasty‘s two year anniversary on

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Apple Adjusts iPod Touch Prices and Storage: 32GB For 199, 128GB For 299

Apple today tweaked its iPod touch storage and pricing configurations after apparently discontinuing the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. Apple now offers a 32GB model for 199, and a 128GB model for 299, in the United States. 16GB and 64GB models have been discontinued. Apple‘s previous iPod touch lineup was priced as following in the United States: 16GB: 199 32GB: 249 64GB: 299 128GB: 399 The new configurations are currentl

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Apple Apparently Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple today removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website in the United States and around the world, suggesting the iconic portable media players may be discontinued. Apple continues to sell the iPod touch. Apple introduced the iPod shuffle in January 2005, followed by the iPod nano in September 2005.Discuss this article in our forums

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GoPro iOS App Launches ‘QuikStories‘ With Automatic Video Editing Features

GoPro today announced a new feature for its iOS and Android applications called "QuikStories," launching within a rebranded app that‘s now simply called "GoPro" [Direct Link], which works in conjunction with another app called "Quik" [Direct Link]. The company described QuikStories as way for users to easily share cool experiences to social media that they captured on a HERO5 camera. Similar to Apple‘s Memories feature in the iOS

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TransferWise Now Supports Apple Pay For U.S. Dollar Transfers

TransferWise has updated its iPhone and iPad app this week with Apple Pay support for U.S. dollar transfers. Now, users can simply add a debit or credit card to the Wallet app and select it as a payment method in the TransferWise app. TransferWise said Apple Pay integration is also being rolled out in Australia, Switzerland, France, Spain, Ireland, and Italy, according to Reuters. Apple Pay is already supported for British pound transfers

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WikiLeaks Publishes New ‘Vault 7‘ Exploits Tested on Older Macs Running Snow Leopard and Lion

Earlier in March, WikiLeaks began "Vault 7," a project focused on sharing exploits created and used by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, beginning with leaking 8,761 documents discovered within an isolated network in Langley, Virginia that included iOS-focused exploits. Following the release of the iPhone-related documents, as well as some Mac exploits, Vault 7‘s publications didn‘t specifically include Apple products for

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LCD Maker Japan Display Seeks Nearly 900 Million in Bank Loans Ahead of First iPhone With OLED Display

Loss-making LCD manufacturer Japan Display has reportedly asked banks and its largest shareholder for around 100 billion yen, or roughly 897 million, to fund restructuring efforts, according to Nikkei Asian Review and Reuters. The Tokyo-based manufacturer of liquid crystal display panels, also known as JDI, requested the loan from lenders including Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, the government-

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Tim Cook and Other Leaders Contacted by Trump Administration for STEM Education Advice

Members of the Trump administration have begun contacting technology, education, and business leaders to ask for advice on "shaping funding approaches" for education related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in United States schools (via Bloomberg). Ivanka Trump is said to be involved in the effort, along with the president‘s special assistant for technology initiatives, Reed Cordish. The two members of the Trump admin

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YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge in New Subscription Service

Google Play Music and the ad-free YouTube Red service are set to merge in a new streaming package, according to YouTube‘s head of music (via The Verge). Lyor Cohen revealed the coming change during a panel session at the New Music Seminar conference in New York on Wednesday, saying the two services needed to be combined to educate consumers and attract new subscribers. The important thing is combining YouTube Red and Google Play Mus

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Apple‘s ARKit Used to Recreate Classic A-ha ‘Take On Me‘ Video

Developers have been creating some impressive augmented reality apps and games with Apple‘s upcoming ARKit API, and the latest proof-of-concept video reimagines the video accompanying A-ha‘s 80s hit "Take On Me." The video, created by augmented reality studio Trixi, uses ARKit, Unity 3D assets, GameFlow, and animations made using Mixamo to combine real world visuals with black and white sketched characters in the "Take On Me" video

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Apple Supplier Foxconn Confirms Plans to Build TV Display Factory in Wisconsin

Apple supplier Foxconn today announced plans to invest 10 billion in the United States, which will go towards building a new factory in Wisconsin that will employ 3,000 or more workers. Foxconn is sharing the news at an event at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, says Recode. The upcoming factory will produce large LCD displays that are meant to be used in televisions and other similarly sized electronics, but Foxconn chairman Terry

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Apple‘s ‘iPhone 8‘ Might Not Ship Until Late 2017, Side Button Touch ID Unlikely

Though Apple‘s radically redesigned "iPhone 8" is expected to be introduced in September alongside standard iPhone 7s and 7s Plus devices, it may not start shipping out to consumers until October to early November, according to new information shared today by Japanese site Mac Otakara [Google Translate]. Citing information from supply chain sources and various accessory makers, Mac Otakara says the iPhone 8 will not ship until the first

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 36 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced one year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 36 includes fixes and improvements for JavaScript, CSS, WebRTC, Web Driver, Rendering, Media, Web Inspector, and WebAssembly. With Safari 11

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TSA Implementing New Screening Procedures for All Electronics ‘Larger Than a Cell Phone‘

The United States Transportation Security Administration today announced stronger screening procedures for carry-on electronics, and will require all devices larger than a cell phone to be placed in bins for X-ray screening when going through standard screening lanes. The TSA already requires laptops to be removed from carry-on bags and placed in a separate bin with nothing above or below, and it appears this will now expand to devices like iP

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Google Launches ‘Trusted Contacts‘ Location Sharing App on iOS

Following an Android launch last December, Google recently announced that its location sharing app, "Trusted Contacts," is out now on the iOS App Store [Direct Link]. The company described the app as a way for users to get together in everyday situations, as well as in emergency scenarios where they can let friends and family know that they‘re safe. Now that the app is on both Android and iOS, cross-platform location sharing is available

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eBay Announces Image Search Feature Coming to iOS App This Fall

eBay today announced two new features coming to its mobile apps this fall, called "Image Search" and "Find it on eBay," both of which leverage photography and images to fuel the discovery of new products on eBay. The company said that both new features use computer vision and deep learning to be able to find matching product listings using only images. Image Search will be coming to iOS and Android, and allows users to take a picture of someth

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Apple No Longer Replacing Some MacBook Pros Needing Battery Service With Newer Models

In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple has informed Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers that it is actively working to rebuild worldwide supply of top case assemblies with batteries for Mid 2012 and Early 2013 models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. Apple‘s memo says, effective July 26, service inventory of top case assemblies with batteries are now available for new repairs. The directi

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Apple Partners With Cochlear to Launch First Made for iPhone Hearing Implant

Apple has partnered with hearing implants company Cochlear to launch the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant, which can stream audio from a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch directly to a surgically embedded sound processor (via TechCrunch). Cochlear implants are reserved for people with profound hearing loss that traditional hearing aids can‘t help to alleviate, and consist of both an internal and external component. Thanks to t

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