Category: Apple

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5 WWDC announcements mobile developers can’t miss

Apple had an excessive amount of announcements at WWDC Monday. In addition to lots of shiny new apps and features previewed in iOS 8, there were also many announcements strictly for mobile developers. We’ve compiled five of the most important developer-focused announcements below for those devs too busy squashing bugs to sit through a two

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A banner with iOS 8 shows itself before WWDC next week

Apple’s WWDC is coming up next week and while there is plenty still unknown, specifically product related, a hint of what is coming will be some new features to iOS. Banners have started to go up that show the number 8 — which is a heavy hint that iOS 8 is en route. Previous reports

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Apple seeking sales block of nine Samsung phones after tepid lawsuit victory

After announcing that it would settle ongoing litigation with Google’s Motorola Mobility division, Apple is seeking a sales ban of nine phones from Samsung, over who the company won a tepid victory earlier this month. Apple filed a sales ban request in the US District Court for nine older Samsung devices, including the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3,

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Apple and Google settle all current lawsuits, agree to work together for ‘patent reform’

When Google snatched up Motorola for a decent $12.5 billion they noted that “Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.” This acquisition also brought forward all active Motorola lawsuits, including the high profile

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Apple’s Beats acquisition might not be finalized until next week

It would be an understatement to say that most of the tech industry was shocked by Apple’s reported $3.2 billion acquisition of Dr. Dre/Jimmy Iovine run Beats Electronics, despite the longstanding cultural reasons why Apple might do so. Re/code is reporting that Dr. Dre might have to wait a little longer to become the first

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Apple’s Beats acquisition as much about music culture as headphones

The top song on the U.S. Billboard 100 chart the week the original iPod was released, way back in October 2001, was Jennifer Lopez’s ‘I’m Real’. Fifteen months later, when Apple unveiled the iTunes Music Store, the top song was 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’. Many will argue that hip-hop’s golden age was during the

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Apple steals away one of Nokia’s PureView sensor innovators

Likely lost in the hubbub of the potential Beats deal this week is the fact that Ari Partinen, one of PureView’s inventors over at Nokia, is moving to Apple. Now that Microsoft wholly owns Nokia’s Devices & Services business, it was inevitable that some personnel shifting would happen, but this is a big gain for Apple. Partinen

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